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After traveling extensively in South America for almost 3 years, and visiting Venezuela twice in 2014 and 2015, I must admit that it is one of the most beautiful countries that I've ever seen. Unfortunately safety it's a major issue now but you can still visit and enjoy wonderful places trying not to go off too much from the beaten track. I had the chance to stay with wonderful hosts, and I'd like to recommend especially one in Maracaibo, so if you happen to pass by be sure that stopping over at…

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Not that i'm condoning travel to Venezuela at the moment. But there is news that the border between Colombia and Venezuela will gradually re-open.

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I know that all countries have tolerant and intolerant people. However I would like to know what is the typical Venezuelan attitude. Do Venezuelans (in general) accept this people? If they know that someone in not heterosexual do they will discriminate him? Is it good way to be open in Venezuela?

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On a hotel website this is the message that came up
According to information from Exchange Agreement No. 36 published in Official Gazette, No. 40881, published on April 11th, 2016: all foreign tourists, staying for more than 1 night and does not have a Venezuelan work visa, is in the obligation to pay for hotel´s services with a credit or debit foreign card. The amount will trade according to the type of complementary change (Dicom).The closing rate for yesterday can be found through the link htt

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Need advice!

Hi!

Myself and my boyfriend are heading to South America at the start of September. We are flying into caracas and I was hoping I could get some advice. We have both travelled extensively but I don't fancy winging it in Venezuela quite as much as we normally would!

Firstly I was hoping someone could recommend a hotel that will do airport pickups...I'd like to get away from the hustle of the airport as soon as possible without the hassle of taxis etc. We would also need to change money so if…

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I have a question. I watched film "Pelo Malo" and it shows little boy who has afro hair and he hates it. He wants to make his hair straight. His mother treat him badly. I've also seen that all Venezuelan models have straight hair. I've read that woman with African hair are discriminated in Venezuela and people say they are ugly. Is it true? How do people (in general) in Venezuela see woman with natural afro-hair?

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Hi....

I'm a pretty savvy traveler and have been to many "hotspots", but the more I'm reading in the news and the more I read online, I'm hearing how downright dangerous it is becoming for traveling into Venezuela. I am staying in Cartagena for a week in late September, and my friend coming with me said...."why not Angel Falls?". Yes, why not? I've looked into some tourgroups. I see the 3 day tours, and I'm thinking that seems so easy. The one tour group which I liked was SaltoTours…

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anybody know of english speaker broadcasts coming from VEN? Tourist related or not.

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Hi All,

Ignoring the topic of whether or not I should go to Venezuela (that is for another topic), does anyone know a cheap way to get from Venezuela to Colombia now that the border is closed. I have no intention of breaking the laws of either country by trying to cross the border anyway, so I am looking at my options.

The way I see it, I have 2 options, one which costs time, and the other which costs money.

Option 1: Fly. I would likely be trying to fly from Maracaibo, and flights are coming…

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I read this interesting article about someone living in V for just over $100:

http://www.vice.com/read/i-lived-like-a-king-for-a-month-in-venezuela-on-100-euros-876

If its that cheap one has to consider why aren't many foreigners from Western countries not moving there (instead of say Thailand for example). Obviously the crime is an issue. How bad is it in V? What are the dangers of travelling there??? If you are living there or have recently travelled there please share your experiences.