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Punta Arenas

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A: Cemetery Punta Arenas Chile

Par Seungsang Yoo(유승상), A 1.1 km

Cemetery Punta Arenas Chile

B: Punta Arenas, Chile. Cerro La Cruz Mirador with view of Tierra Del Fuego

Par Neil Parris, A 1.3 km

The town of Punta Arenas sits almost at the southern end of South America. This Mirador (lookout) on ...

Punta Arenas, Chile. Cerro La Cruz Mirador with view of Tierra Del Fuego

C: Punta Arenas Mirador

Par Seungsang Yoo(유승상), A 1.3 km

Punta Arenas Mirador

D: Magellan Penguins

Par Seungsang Yoo(유승상), A 30.3 km

Magellan Penguins

E: Puerto de Hambre

Par Cristian Miño, A 50.0 km

Panoramica de Puerto de Hambre y monumento.

Puerto de Hambre

F: Patagonia Sunset over Ultima Esperanza Sound

Par Arroz Marisco, A 193.6 km

The sun soon finds its way behind the distant mountains on the placid water of a Patgonian sound. The...

Patagonia Sunset over Ultima Esperanza Sound

G: Castoreras

Par Ruben Pouquette, A 240.8 km

Castoreras

J: Train at the End of the World Station - Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego - Argentina

Par Sidnei José Romano, A 246.1 km

 Train at the End of the World station in the city of Ushuaia, Province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentin...

Train at the End of the World Station - Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego - Argentina

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Ceci est un aperçu 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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