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Craziest Things In Venezuela - Photo: Dantri.

The breathtaking landscapes of Venezuela have earned it a stellar reputation among travelers the world over. On the other hand, it would appear that strange occurrences are still taking place in some parts of Venezuela. Read this article to learn more about the seven things that make this country the most peculiar in the world.

1. It’s a dangerous place

Although thousands of visitors have traveled to Venezuela without incident, there are many unsettling statistics. After Honduras, it has the second-highest rate of gun-related fatalities worldwide (59.13 per 100,000 people per year), and its capital, Caracas, has the worst murder rate of any major city at 119.87 per 100,000 people per year.

Travel to most of the country is not recommended by the Foreign Office. Only the states of Amazonas, Delta Amacuro, and Bolvar in the south and east, as well as the national park of the Los Roques Archipelago, are currently safe for travel. It continues: "Violent crime and kidnapping pose a serious threat throughout Venezuela. Be cautious at all times, even when entering the nation.

2. And you should think twice before hiring a car

The World Health Organization reports that Venezuela has one of the highest rates of road fatalities in the world, with 37.2 fatalities per 100,000 people annually. Only Eritrea, the Dominican Republic, Libya, and Thailand have a higher death rate. UK is one of the safest countries.

3. But Big Macs are rather expensive

The standard McDonald's hamburger, on the other hand, costs $5.25, more than any other country besides Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland. The equivalent price of a Big Mac in the UK is $3.73, while Egypt, Ukraine, Malaysia, and South Africa all offer them for less than $2 each.

4. Alcohol is banned (sometimes)

They partake in alcohol in Venezuela. While wine is grown in Carora, in the state of Lara, the Cuba Libre is preferred. But if there is an election and the sale of alcohol is outlawed for up to 21 hours before voting, be careful.

5. There’s an everlasting lightning storm

Really. The 'Catatumbo lightning' entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2015 as the location where lightning is most likely to occur on Earth. It is created over the mouth of the Catatumbo river when cold mountain air mixes with the heat of Lake Maracaibo. Sometimes a night will see over 100,000 lightning strikes.

6. Poverty Affects 90% of the Population

The poverty rate in Venezuela is almost 90%. The industries that once supported a substantial social safety net have largely collapsed as a result of the country's severe economic downturn. As a result, prices for basic goods doubled on average every 19 days in Venezuela, pushing the cost of basic necessities like bread essentially out of the reach of the majority of the population. This year, inflation in the country reached an absurd 10 million percent

7. Hunger Is Pervasive

One of the main causes of the protracted protests that roiled the nation in 2015 was widespread food insecurity, and since then, the situation has gotten much worse.

3.7 million Venezuelans are undernourished, according to a recent UN report, and a 2017 survey revealed that 75% of people had lost dangerously high amounts of weight.

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