Posted by: standing_baba | June 15, 2009

Week 2 Statistics

Stats

DATES: June 8th, 2009 – June 14th, 2009
START LOCATION: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
END LOCATION: Cumaná, Venezuela

TOTAL MILES CYCLED: N/A
AVERAGE MILES PER DAY: N/A
DAYS ON BIKE: N/A
LONGEST DAY: N/A
SHORTEST DAY: N/A

EXCHANGE RATE:

US $1 = Trinidad & Tobago Dollars (TTD) $6.18
US $1 = Venezuelan Bolivares (Bs) $5,500

TOTAL MONEY SPENT: US $194
AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY: US $27.71
MOST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $134.35
LEAST EXPENSIVE DAY: US $0.00
TOTAL MONEY SPENT TO DATE: US $347

NIGHTS WITH COUCHSURFING HOSTS: 5
NIGHTS CAMPING: 2
NIGHTS IN HOSTELS: N/A
NIGHTS IN HOTELS: N/A

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Old Spanish fortresses scaled: 1
  • Minutes per day without seeing/hearing Chavez propaganda: 12
  • Beaches visited: 3
  • New Venezuelan slang words learned: 40+
  • Boats traveled in: 3
  • Vaccinations received: 2 (Hep A & Typhoid)(Average price: $45.56)
  • Books read cover-to-cover: 1

Responses

  1. I love that the exchange rate you posted is the black market exchange rate. Offical exchange rate according to Mr.Chavez: $1USD = 2,150 Bolivares

    • Yes, I exchanged some money on the black market to take advantage of the demand for dollars. Stupidly though I only brought a few dollars thinking I could access them from banks, which is impossible due to a currency control laws. Today I had to take money out of the ATM at the official rate. Now things will cost THREE TIMES AS MUCH! I’m going to Colombia in two days, so it won’t affect my wallet too badly.


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