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VENEZUELA


Location - South America; Capital - Caracas; Population - 28 million; Currency - Bolivar MORE VENEZUELA

My 6 month trip to South America in 1997 started in Caracas, Venezuela.

 

vennote50 Bolivares, with Simon Bolivar on the front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

veneznewnote1In 2008 the Bolivar was replaced by the Bolivar Fuerte, which has now become known as the Bolivar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ven1Plaza Bolivar in the old part of Caracas

 

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ven2Miraflores Palace, Caracas, the official residence of the Venezuelan president

 

 

ven4The Caracas birthplace of Simon Bolivar, who fought for the independence of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ven5Plaza Bolivar at Ciudad Bolivar, the first stage on my way to Angel Falls

 

 

 

ven6The Orinoco river, Ciudad Bolivar

 

 

ven7A 4-seater plane to the beautifully scenic village of Canaima in the Gran Sabana area of Venezuela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ven8Hacha Falls at Lake Canaima, Canaima

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ven9Hacha Falls, Canaima

 

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ven10After a half-day of walking and boating, we spent the night at a campsite - Angel Falls tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ven12El Sapo Falls

 

 

ven13A slippery walk behind El Sapo Falls - it's a great feeling to walk behind a big waterfall. I'm amazed my camera still worked after this

 

 

ven14Still on the Angel Falls tour, this one is apparently called Happy Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ven16On the third day we finally have sight of Angel Falls, the World's highest waterfall - 979 metres

 

 

ven15The uninterrupted drop that you see here is 807 metres - Angel Falls

 

 

ven18It continues to a pool at the base of the waterfall - Angel Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ven17At the base of Angel Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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