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Dubbed "little Venice" by Spanish explorers upon seeing houses on stilts at the water's edge, Venezuela still retains a bit of mystery. In some sections, this country is densely populated, but other areas remain a wilderness, largely uninhabited and marked by such visual splendors as Angel Falls.


A view of downtown Caracas

Picture a lush tropical valley with a concrete jungle of buildings separated from the sea by a verdant wall of mountains. And if there isn't a literal fog hanging over the city, you may be in a figurative one if you adopt the local stay-up-all-night attitude.
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Feria del Sol

Translated to the "Fair of the Sun," Feria del Sol is an international cultural festival held in Mérida each February and includes bullfighting, cultural exhibits, concerts, parades, sports and a voting competition for La Reina Del Sol (Queen of the Sun).
Costumes from a parade during Feria del Sol in Mérida, Venezuela

Visit the official websites of Venezuela and Caracas.

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