VENEZUELA Combine a dash
of color, a splash of light, the spice of Life, a chaser of youth
and a kiss of beauty. Then add a pinch of contradiction. Stir in the
Caribbean, the Andes and the Orinoco, and you have Venezuela. Or maybe
you have just an inkling of an idea of what awaits the visitor to
BEEN THERE... DONE
THAT... Dozens of illustrated feature stories from all corners of Venezuela,
including the Andes, Llanos, Coast, Amazon and the wonders of the
Gran Sabana. Plus 'Diamond's are a Boy's Best Friend,' 'The Comandante
in his Labyrinth,' and 'The Food of Love.' More flavour than a tropical
TO ANGEL FALLS — VIDEO
Travel by dugout up the beautiful river Carrao, meet the wildlife
and people, and fly in a small plane to Venezuela's number one tourist
NEW FILMS BY CARLO FERRARO
Venezuelan film-maker Carlo Ferraro brings you excerpts from his odysseys across Venezuela:
The Sacred Autana Mountain, Rafting the Orinoco and the blue hues of Los Roques.
AND BIRDING IN VENEZUELA Top birder Chris Sharpe's guide with a list of
Venezuela's top ten birding sites, book and CD reviews, information
on bird lists, as well as organisations to contact and details of
country-wide conservation efforts.
CANAIMA NATIONAL PARK
Canaima National Park, one of the most unique landscapes on Earth, harbours the world's tallest waterfall, Angel Falls: a near-kilometre freefall of water cascading from the mesa known as Auyan Tepuy, Devil's Mountain. Photos by Dominic Hamilton.
BACK ON THE GUIDEBOOK TRAIL...
Dominic Hamilton updated the Venezuela chapter of the South American Handbook in 2005. The guide is the longest-running guidebook in English. He was in Venezuela in March for about six weeks of hectic travelling. The new edition was published in October 2005.