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Machu Picchu,

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Machu Picchu, the awesome ancient Incan city virtually unknown to the world until Bingham chanced on it in 1911 while searching another lost ancient city

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A: Machu Picchu, Peru/ 03.2012

od NilsW, 20 meters away

Machu Picchu March 2012

Machu Picchu, Peru/ 03.2012

B: Our Nica-Machu Picchu trip!

od Javier Herdocia, 30 meters away

Our Nica-Machu Picchu trip!

C: Machu Picchu - The Lost City of the Incas

od Sidnei José Romano, 40 meters away

Machu Picchu, which in the Quechua language means "old montain" is also called "Lost City of the Inca...

Machu Picchu - The Lost City of the Incas

D: The Inca Terraces in Machu Picchu - Peru

od Sidnei José Romano, 60 meters away

The Inca Terraces in Machu Picchu - Peru

E: Machu Picchu

od Willy Kaemena, 60 meters away

Wikipedia : " Machu Picchu (Quechua: Machu Pikchu) – "Old Mountain", pronounced [ˈmɑtʃu ˈpixtʃu]) – i...

Machu Picchu

F: Machu Picchu

od Ivan Schuler Pascasio, 70 meters away

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

G: The Royal Residence 2

od Arroz Marisco, 80 meters away

Just another view from the Royal Residence near its entrance from the Central Plaza.

The Royal Residence 2

H: Intihuatana Rock Jpg

od Arroz Marisco, 80 meters away

"Intihuatana" is a curious stone pillar that occupies a prime location on a flat-top pyramid near the...

Intihuatana Rock Jpg

I: Machu Picchu

od Rolf Ris, 90 meters away

The great place of Machu Picchu - Peru.

Machu Picchu

J: The Royal Residence 1

od Arroz Marisco, 90 meters away

I was just wandering and ended up here at the Royal Residential Complex - the stonewalls here are par...

The Royal Residence 1

This panorama was taken in Peru, South America

This is an overview of South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

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