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Name & Place of Originvesa

Francisco Puentes and I’m from Caracas, Venezuela.

Why do you want to learn English?

I always wanted to learn many languages, finally, when I decided to start, English was first on the list. I believe that right now, it open doors.

What do you think of life in San Francisco?

I really like it here. It gets cold, but not too cold, it gets hot, but not too hot. The cultural exchange is impressive, you don’t only learn about the US, but the whole world._MG_8938

Favorite Bay Area moment/ activity

There are many festivals, activities and moments worth mentioning, but I guess Bay to Breakers is fun and pretty different, and definitely one of my favorites.

Can you tell us a bit about your home country and the culture there?

Venezuela is a warm and pretty country located north of South America, between Colombia, Brasil and the Caribbean Sea. We are part of the Caribbean Countries and our culture is very define by its climate and location. We are warm, friendly and smiley people that like to dance and listen to music._MG_8948

What is your favorite English word you’ve learned thus far?


Francisco is a photographer with an impressive collection of work. He was kind enough to share some of his photographs for this interview. If you are interested in viewing more, have a look at his website and vimeo page

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