Above the Stargate, Puno, Peru
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Above the Stargate, Puno, Peru

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A: La Puerta de Hayu Marka Puno, Peru Stargate

por Michael Maniezzo, 80 metros de distancia

La Puerta de Hayu Marka Puno, Peru Stargate

B: Toll Gate on Isla del sol

por Arroz Marisco, a 42.2 km.

A pair of local folk collects a toll of a few Bolivianos from hikers for the previlege of walking the...

Toll Gate on Isla del sol

C: Isla del sol

por Arroz Marisco, a 42.5 km.

Legend has it that the founder of the Inca Empire, Manco Cápac, son of the sun god Inti and Mama Quil...

Isla del sol

D: Cerro Calvario, Copacabana

por Arroz Marisco, a 48.1 km.

Copacabana is a popular lakeside resort for Bolivians and gringos alike - a springboard to the much-h...

Cerro Calvario, Copacabana

E: Moorish Style Cathedral of Copacabana

por Arroz Marisco, a 48.7 km.

One of the major attraction in Copacabana is the cathedral "Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana" housi...

Moorish Style Cathedral of Copacabana

F: Titicaca

por Rolf Ris, a 54.6 km.

Titicaca

G: Llachon

por Rolf Ris, a 55.6 km.

Llachon

H: Lago Tititaca. Comunidad Uros.

por roberto denis, a 59.8 km.

Lago Tititaca. Comunidad Uros.

I: Floating Island Lake Titicaca

por Willy Kaemena, a 59.9 km.

Wikipedia: "Titicaca is notable for a population of people who live on the Uros, a group of 42 or so ...

Floating Island Lake Titicaca

J: Floating Island Lake Titicaca

por Willy Kaemena, a 59.9 km.

Wikipedia: "Titicaca is notable for a population of people who live on the Uros, a group of 42 or so ...

Floating Island Lake Titicaca

Este panorama fue tomado en Peru, South America

Esta es una vista general de 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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