Nestled in a valley in the Andean range of Venezuela lies a medium-sized city named Merida, with slightly over a half million inhabitants. Known as the city of gentlemen, the city boasts many attractions and is one of the most popular destinations in Venezuela.
The first thing that a visitor will note are the lush green mountains. A short bus ride to the small town of Tabay and a visitor can enjoy the national park Mucuy where they can camp for a night and bathe in the cold waters of the river.
The rivers also offer trout fishing, and with the local sauces the catch is pretty tasty. High up in the mountains are thermal waters which are excellent for getting rid of a mild bout of poison oak from hiking around. Merida also boasts the longest cable car lift in the world, to the top of Bolivar mountain.