Things to See in Venezuela
by Rick Chapo
If you are thinking of heading
to South America, Venezuela is a country that should be on your list. Despite
what you read in the media, there is little unrest and you should be fine
as long as you use common sense.
to See in Venezuela
Visitors to Venezuela have
an option of a calming resort experience, a cultural metropolis break in
the cities or a more rural experience of just cruising around the country.
Venezuela is bounded to the north by the Caribbean, to the east by Guyana
and the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Brazil, and to the west and southwest
It is considered a bit of
an oddity because it is both rich from oil revenues, yet has the distinct
class separation one tends to see in South America. Simply put, there are
those who are very wealthy and those who are very poor. The idle class
as we know it is very small.
of the most splendid destinations in the country is Caracas. Caracas is
located in a striking valley on the north coast. It is Venezuela's capital
and is a busy city of nearly 5 million people. Speedy, progressive and
multi ethnic, the city is now extremely 'Yankeefied,' keeping slight of
the nature of its regal roots. While it has some of the most extraordinary
contemporary architecture in South America, Caracas is also abode to a
huge span of ranchos, extensive slums of tin hut and cardboard boxes jacketing
the nearby hills that home the poor. In this way, the city is a microcosm
of the overall class struggle in the country.
Salto Angel Falls is another
exotic tourist destination in Venezuela. Salto Angel Falls falls almost
over kilometer. It is the leading magnetism of Canaima National Park. At
979 meters, it is the highest waterfalls in the world. The best time to
view it is during the rainy season from May to November. During the dry
season, the waterfall slows to a veritable dribble.
If you are a baseball fan,
a visit to Venezuela will be like a trip to heaven. The country is fanatical
about its baseball. Top players often end up in the major leagues in the
US, particularly shortstops. Famous Venezuelan players include David Concepción,
Andrés Galarraga, Omar Vizquel, Bobby Abreu, and Johan Santana.
The season runs from October to December, but pickup games are going on
all the time.
At the end of the day, Venezuela
is definitely a country worth seeing. From the sophistication of Caracas
to the surrounding slums to the rabid baseball fans, it is a country with
a unique culture and character.
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About the Author: Rick Chapo
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