Chuao, Venezuela
Places We Go / Venezuela

Chuao, Venezuela

I first mentioned Chuao when I described visiting the banana plantation behind this picturesque Venezuelan village. Now, it is time to describe the village itself. Chuao was founded in the 16th century and the village is probably most famous for its cacao plantations where some of the finest cocoa beans in the world are said … Continue reading

Money

Gold Standard

This one’s primarily for you, Sienna, but in this week of great turmoil in the financial markets, it bears reading by us all… Today we are switching things up a bit with a guest essay: ******************************** “In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There … Continue reading