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Great holmertz 2020-05-17 1:06

Hello Malgo,
The waterfall as such is nice and the scenery is beautiful, but the impression is damaged by the excessive tourism infrastructure. Iceland may be cold and wet but the waterfalls are left in their natural state, at least judging from the photos I have seen here. Please note that my criticism is not directed at your photos. ;-)
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Gert

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Old 05-17-2020, 09:32 AM
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Hello Gert, Thank you for your words. I agree that it is a touristy place, and I show it as such, although in my previous picture it have seemed secluded. It is nothing strange - not far from Ubud and only 100 steps to go there. But the Ngungngung that I have shown earlier was more difficult to go and was pure nature, without any infrastructure. Much more interesting. So, one can find different places. If I was alone, I would maybe choose other ones.As to Iceland, I was there in difficult conditions, snow, frost and strong wind, and everywhere were a lot of people, so maybe your image of Iceland is a bit idealized. In general, the waterfalls are attractive but very touristy, especially when it is not difficult to go there.You can't even imagine how it is in Yosemite. I have read that even Angel Falls is visited by around 1 million travelers from all across the globe within a year. (I haven't seen it and probably never will )Have a nice SundayMAlgo

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Old 05-17-2020, 12:36 PM
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Do a million foreign tourists still go to Angel Falls each year, in a distant jungle area, at a time when millions of Venezuelans have fled the country to escape poverty, starvation and political oppression, and the country has practically collapsed? If so, that must be one of the most grotesque expressions of mass tourism I ever heard of.
It's not the number of visitors to the Balinese or Icelandic waterfalls I object to, but the uglification of the surroundings on Bali.
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Old 05-17-2020, 02:48 PM
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As to Angel Falls, it seems strange also to me. I have read it here https://outpostmagazine.com/angel-falls/ and somewhere else, but I suppose that it is not true. And there is a warning not to travel to Venezuela. https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...-advisory.html.
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Old 05-19-2020, 06:43 PM
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Hi Malgo and Gert,

A little late with my response but I think it's Nicolás Maduro who went to Angel Falls a million times in a row (to boost statistics)*

When I was in Colombia, I met tourists from Venezuela. They certainly warned against going to their country. Too dangerous. Only a certain tropical island in the Caribbean Sea was immediately accessible by air from abroad.
Of course I forgot the name of that island again, but it seemed insufficient to go to*Venezuela for that alone.

All the best!
Paul
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