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Saut de Laussat

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A: Ananistrand

od Dion Howard, 155.0 km daleko

Ananistrand is a River Beach in Suriname with the possibility to enjoy the nature of Suriname not far...

Ananistrand

B: Mawakabo

od Esther Dam, 171.0 km daleko

Mawakabo is a recreational spot in Suriname, nearby the J.A.P. airport. The water in the creeks and r...

Mawakabo

C: Fort Zeelandia

od Esther Dam, 174.0 km daleko

Panoramic image of Fort Zeelandia. The name fort Zeelandia, was found when Suriname was still a colon...

Fort Zeelandia

D: Palmtree Garden

od Dion Howard, 174.2 km daleko

Palmtree Garden

E: Palmgarden (palmentuin)

od Esther Dam, 174.2 km daleko

The Palmentuin is located in Paramaribo, Suriname, South America. During the colonial period, the pal...

Palmgarden (palmentuin)

F: Waterkant, Paramaribo Suriname, South America

od Esther Dam, 174.2 km daleko

The waterkant in Paramaribo is a well known spot, as there are still several wooden colonial houses s...

Waterkant, Paramaribo Suriname, South America

H: Kerkplein Owroe Jari 2011 ( Firecrackers Estafette)

od Steve Gomperts, 174.6 km daleko

Anual Firecrackers Estafette in Suriname, South-America, where every company or bussiness in downtown...

Kerkplein Owroe Jari 2011 ( Firecrackers Estafette)

I: Kerkplein II Owroe Jari 2011 ( Firecrackers Estafette)

od Steve Gomperts, 174.6 km daleko

Anual Firecrackers Estafette in Suriname, South-America, where every company or bussiness in downtown...

Kerkplein II Owroe Jari 2011 ( Firecrackers Estafette)

J: RBTT/RBC Bank (Firecrackers Estafette 2011)

od Steve Gomperts, 174.7 km daleko

RBTT/RBC Bank (Firecrackers Estafette 2011)

This panorama was taken in 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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