I am off to Venezuela for a couple of days.
Recently I found a beautiful town close to the coast in the mountains called Minca. The town is nestled in the Sierra Nevada and is the highest tropical mountain in the world. It was a spectrum of environmental conditions creating animals (especially birds) that are edemic to the región. Papa, Bob Aigner would love to see this! Toucans, 15 species of humming birds, monkeys, colorful butterflies and tons of mosquitos!
You cannot walk through the jungle without hearing beautiful songs from birds and wildlife. Its amazing. Not to metion endless waterfalls and beautiful hiking. I found a finka (farm) which is run like a co-op and is like a big family. Great place to practice my Spanish as well.