View towards the beach, Miraflores, Peru
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View towards the beach, Miraflores, Peru

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This is the view most of the way back up towards town from the beach in Miraflores.

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Imágenes cercanas en Peru

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A: Parque Juan C. Carossio de Miraflores

por José Ignacio Terán, 10 metros de distancia

Parque Juan C. Carossio de Miraflores

B: Terreno miraflores

por Ivan Schuler Pascasio, 130 metros de distancia

Terreno miraflores

Terreno miraflores

C: Parque Sunset, Miraflores, Lima, Perú

por Ivan Schuler Pascasio, 130 metros de distancia

Parque Sunset, Miraflores, Lima, Perú

D: Parque del Amor de Lima

por José Ignacio Terán, 140 metros de distancia

Parque del  Amor de Lima

E: Bajada Balta - Miraflores

por Jesus Bahamonde Schreiber, 170 metros de distancia

Bajada Balta - Miraflores

F: Lima Larcomar

por Willy Kaemena, 210 metros de distancia

Wikipedia: "The Larcomar is a shopping center in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru owned by Chile...

Lima Larcomar

G: La Rosa Nautica en Miraflores

por José Ignacio Terán, 470 metros de distancia

La Rosa Nautica en Miraflores

H: Faro de la Marina de Lima

por José Ignacio Terán, 660 metros de distancia

Faro de la Marina de Lima

I: Faro de la Marina, Lima, Peru

por Joe Griffin, 680 metros de distancia

This is the lighthouse by the beach in Miraflores, Lima, Peru.

Faro de la Marina, Lima, Peru

J: Lacomar in Lima Peru

por Phillip Simpson, 690 metros de distancia

They told us that Lima would be overcast and warm, and it was. This is typical weather for June, but ...

Lacomar in Lima  Peru

Este panorama fue tomado en Peru, South America

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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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