Los Roques

Los Roques is located up north of the capital Caracas in the Caribbean Sea. The area contains +300 islands and cays surrounding a large lagoon, which is all protected.

The Los Roques archipelago

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Los Roques translates as pure joy and happiness to every person who visits. located up north of the capital Caracas in the Caribbean Sea. The area contains +300 islands and cays surrounding a large lagoon, which is all protected. The park is renowned for its isolated, white-sand beaches, windsurfing, fishing and sailing. True paradise. You can fly direct from Caracas to Los Roques Airport. And although it may be harder to get to for international tourists, it’s worth the trip. Here’s other great islands to visit while you wait for Venezuela to open itself back.

Caracas, Venezuela

Me as well as my mum were both born in Caracas, Venezuela. And if we didn’t move away when I was very little, if only we stayed there for a bit longer, who knows where I would be in my life right now.

Venezuela

I consider Venezuela as one of the wealthiest countries you will have the luck to visit -if you do, someday- from the wildlife, the wide variety of foods, the beaches, the Ávila, the music, the arts and the countless “I got to pinch myself” to believe the accessibility I had to a place with that amount of beauty.

As I was born there, I could have a bias, but the value you keep for living in such beauty cannot be replaced with any material thing. Although we did move away when I was so little, part of my family still lives in Caracas, and with them a sense of self still remains very closely identified with it.

If you’re Venezuelan and know where to get the following foods from, let me know: Arepas, tequeños, papas, pirulis, cheese wheez, cocosettes, Ovamaltina, colita fresca y bati bati.