Originally Posted by skipmac
I have some very good friends who are from Venezuela and they say it's too dangerous to visit.
Why would you want to go to Venezuela? There are so many other places you can visit.
I have Venezualan friends too who have left the country and still know people in country....VERY bad there now, especially in the capital. Not quite so bad in the more rural areas or the islands.
Some friends of mine, 2 of them Venezuelans, did stop in at Blanquilla and Los Roques recently on a run from Grenada
to the ABC's. No problems, but these islands are further from the mainland than Margarita.
As a USA citizen, I would be much less comfortable with those stops. Its not a bad run from Grenada to the ABCs, why take the risk?
Hopefully, after the almost certain collapse of Maduro's govt, Venezuela can recoup and eventually become a great cruising stop again.