Exploring Venezuela: A Land of Natural Wonders in words, sounds and pictures : 7th July, London

In this illustrated talk, Russell  Maddicks, the author of the Bradt Guide to Venezuela will highlight some of the most fascinating areas of Venezuela to visit and what you can expect to see and do. 

Drawing on his experience of adventuring in Venezuela for more than 20 years, the author will take you to:

* The “Lost World” mountain of Roraima and the unique ecosystem of its summit

* The unique thunderless lightning phenomenon in the south of Lake Maracaibo known as Catatumbo Lightning

* The magical mountain of Sorte where devotees of Maria Lionza practice a syncretic religion unique to the country

* The record-breaking and awe-inspiring waterfall of Angel Falls, known as Kerepacupai-meru to the local Pemon people. 

One of the 17 most megadiverse countries in the world, Venezuela is home to Caribbean beaches, dense rainforests, high Andean valleys, mysterious table-top tepui mountains, and seasonally-flooded plains that are literally teeming with birds, beasts and creepy-crawlies. 

From the anacondas, capybaras and crocodiles of Los Llanos, to the jaguars, monkeys and tarantulas of the jungle, a well-planned trip to this fascinating country can reap rich rewards for wildlife watchers. 

Venezuela is also alive with the sound of folk music, from the Afro-Venezuelan tambores of the coast, to the harp-driven Joropo songs of Los Llanos and during his talk the author will present several examples of the music to be found in the regions he discusses. 

There will be a live group performing traditional folk music, an opportunity to sample some of Venezuela’s excellent local rum and Gillian Howe of Geodyssey – a tailor-made travel company specializing in organized trips to Venezuela – will be on hand to offer her own expert tips and advice on travelling in Venezuela.

The book presentation by Russell Maddicks on toursim will be followed by a lively reception on Venezuelan music and food. 

Event Info

Thurs 7th July 2011, 7.30pm
Bolívar Hall
54 Grafton Way
London
W1T 5DL
United Kingdom
Free Entrance

Thurs 7th July 2011, 7.30pmBolívar Hall54 Grafton WayLondonW1T 5DLUnited KingdomFree Entrance

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