Sometimes travel takes a different route than you planned, either voluntary or forced upon you. We initially planned to travel from the Southern most tip of America to the most northern train station in Canada, but soon realized that we would need to rush it to make it in the time we had. We thus slowed down and shortened our itinerary taking the time to really soak up the cultures we were traveling through, seeing the sights along the way and feeling what each country is about. In some countries we prolonged our stay and almost overstayed our visa. We could unfortunately not spend much time in Venezuela, but we tried to make the most out of the little that we had!
Venezuela is the country which is often skipped by tourists on their way through South America. But this country could deserves much more attention, especially for all it’s natural beauty. I have seen some beautiful landscapes around the world, but dare to say that the nature here is at its best. Words fall short to describe the amazing savanna landscape. It is almost like you are walking through a lost world, a magical place, like the one in the movie The Lord Of The Rings. Wandering across the Savanna’s is an amazing feeling!
Another enticing aspect of Venezuela is its fascinating coastline.There are quite a few mainstream tourist attractions here like Isla Margarita and Los Roques. These however are the more expensive options. I'd suggest you visit the Mochima National Park to see how people along the Venezuelan Caribbean coast really live and for example join one of the fisherman on their boat to see the islands along the coast in more depth.