Souvenirs from Venezuela
Souvenirs from Venezuela are remarkable for their craftsmanship and quality. Interested tourists should consider purchasing leather goods, such as belts, wallets, jackets, purses and shoes. Traditionally woven cloth is made into hammocks, bags and wall hangings, brightly colored and lovely for inspiring vacation stories for guests who enter your home. Amazonian tribes sell their goods in various marketplaces throughout the country, bringing baskets and boxes woven in a variety of sizes and hues, herbal medicines and beauty treatments, and typical weapons, such as spears, bows and arrows. There is also a contingent of artists who produce paintings of local landscapes and portraits of political leaders, which might make for an intriguing Venezuelan souvenir, as well as ceramic statues. Music is a popular hobby, and many bands will be happy to sell you cd's of jazz, salsa and merengue, perfect to enjoy with a cup of coffee, made from beans purchased while on vacation.
Venezuelan Places of Interest
Can you believe that, in the midst of lush tropical forests and beaches, Venezuela is home to a desert full of sand dunes? North of the town of Coro, you will see a windswept barren place, unique for taking pictures. For a slightly more hydrated experience, visit the Angel Falls, the highest waterfalls known in the world, deep in the heart of the Amazon. Along the way, you may encounter river dolphins and the mighty anaconda snake, known throughout the world for its grip. Pico Bolivar and Merida are called "the Gateway to the Andes," and both possess a definable charm that will please any traveler. La Isla Margarita is a popular beach vacation spot for Venezuelans, and has many charms to recommend it, such as clear blue waters and duty free shopping. In the capital city of Caracas, you can take a cable car ride to a mountain top to enjoy magnificent vistas.