Merida Venezuela: Highest Cable Car in the World
Mark Heath took some time out to visit Merida Venezuela, the city considered by many to have the highest quality of life in the South American country. Nestled in the…
Venezuela is famous for winning more beauty pageants than any other nation (and it takes this very seriously), yet it should also be famous for its potential for tourism and its incredible sights.
The country hosts three uniquely incredible destinations that the rest of the world cannot match. The most well known is Angel Falls, the highest cascade in the world. In the Andes Mountains at Merida the longest cable car in the world goes high above the snow line. Lastly, there is the Catatumbo natural fireworks show.
The currency is the Venezuelan bolivar.
The language spoken is Spanish.
The capital is Caracas. Many travellers move on quickly as the country has so much to offer elsewhere.
Venezuela has been suffering a severe economic recession alongside fierce recession. Many Venezuelans have left the country in search of work.
Venezuelans are crazy about the beach and the country has many great ones including Morrocoy and Choroni, though for something a bit more special there are the islands of Los Roques, white sand beaches and a turquoise sea. And of course there is always the friendliness of the people.