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A: walking around

by juan rios, less than 10 meters away

a lot of people walking

walking around

B:

by MANUEL ALBERTO FERRO CAMACHO, less than 10 meters away

pista de patinaje san andres

C: Galeria Dairo Alvarez

by Lina Alvarez, less than 10 meters away

Galería de Arte ubicada en el municipio de Marinilla Antioquia Colombia.

Galeria Dairo Alvarez

D: Playa Bahia Solano

by Cooperados Mundial, less than 10 meters away

Playa Bahia Solano

E: Salto Del Tequendama

by David Group, 1.3 km away

This once majestic waterfall is now just a gohst of the past. It is said that the Rio Bogota is one o...

Salto Del Tequendama

F: Salto del Tequendama

by Astrolabio Colombia, 9.1 km away

Salto del Tequendama

G: Parque Natural La Poma Cabeza de la Leona

by Astrolabio Colombia, 9.1 km away

Parque Natural La Poma Cabeza de la Leona

H: PARQUE DE LOS PERIODISTAS

by JULIAN LONDOÑO, 11.6 km away

PARQUE DE LOS PERIODISTAS

I: Farmhouse Livingroom

by David Group, 16.7 km away

Inside the farmhouse in Madrid, Colombia. The feel of this place is hard to describe if you have neve...

Farmhouse Livingroom

J: Farmhouse Frontyard

by David Group, 16.7 km away

Friends of ours have a family owned organic vegitable farm. The house is between 200 and 400 years ol...

Farmhouse Frontyard

This panorama was taken in Colombia, 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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