In October/November 1995 I travelled in Venezuela. This
south american country can be reached at a comparatively low price via
Isla de Margarita, a popular holiday island. Starting there, one can
travel the whole country comfortably and cheap by plane.This is caused
by the fact that Venezuela is a country with rich natural resources
and therefore gasoline is cheaper than drinking water!
|Simon Bolivar Statue in Canaima||Simon Bolivar monument in Merida|
Simon Bolivar is the founder of modernen Venezuela. There are countless memorials dedicated to him and even the (albeit pretty weak) currency is named after him.