Venezula - Venezuela has a constant temperature in the 70s...

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Venezuela has a constant temperature in the 70’s throughout the year because of where it is located in the tropics. On a regular basis the people of Venezuela usually wear western style clothing, which consists of t-shirts, shorts, jeans, and tennis shoes. On the other hand, they are formal when they have to be, as Venezuelans enjoy dressing attractively. Some of our formal clothing may be considered “revealing” by more traditional cultures or individuals. Both men and women like using perfume to be elegant and women will usually wear make-up and heels. Traditionally to represent Venezuela’s culture both men and women have a traditional costume. The ladies have a national dance costume called llanero, which was the traditional costume of farm girls before their independence. The colors red, yellow, blue and white on their dresses represent the colors of the Venezuelan national flag. It consists of a full flowing skirt and an off the shoulder top with their hair in a side pony-tail with a flower tucked in the ear. The men have a liquiliqui, which is like a white suit with a high neck line with a red scarf tied around the neck in a triangle. Bathing suits in Venezuela are relatively skimpy, but it is not common to be topless or walk naked on the beach. The concept of a grand bath does not exist in our culture. We are not accustomed to being naked in front of strangers, even with people of the same sex. Many Venezuelan women are really private in this respect and won’t even be naked with members of their family or close friends. However, once we have experienced the grand bath style we can easily adapt to this custom. On the other hand, we are formal when we have to be, as Venezuelans enjoy
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course SPAN 1411 taught by Professor Berrios during the Fall '10 term at Wharton County.

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Venezula - Venezuela has a constant temperature in the 70s...

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