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Angel Falls, Venezuela
Angel Falls

It has been said that Venezuela is the most accessible of the South American countries and one of the most beautiful. With the diversity in the landscape, from beaches to mountains to rainforests, a traveler can expect to get her money's worth. Add in the fact that there are cheap flights available from both Europe and the USA, and it's no wonder more tourists are deciding to head to South America.

You can see the world's tallest waterfall, Angel Falls, take a ride in the world's highest (and longest) cable car and frolic along the white-sand beaches on the Caribbean coast...all in one visit! But if you're traveling on business, you'll most likely be stationed in Caracas, the political and economical center of the country. Shopping opportunities abound in the city, where the most popular tourist buys are gold jewels and shoes!

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Historical Notes: The coast of Venezuela was first sighted by Christopher Columbus in 1498. In 1499 Spanish explorer Alonso de Ojeda followed the coast to Lake Maracaibo. He named the region Venezuela, or Little Venice, because the Native American buildings constructed on stilts along the lake's edge reminded him of the Italian city of Venice, which was built on a series of islands in a lagoon.