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Bolivia Potosi

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A: Potosi

by luis davilla, 190 meters away

potosi view from san francisco church

Potosi

B: Vista Panorámica de Potosí

by Dahud Ángel Elías Castrillo, 220 meters away

Vista Panorámica de Potosí, Bolivia.

Vista Panorámica de Potosí

C: kari kari

by ludo eten, 850 meters away

kari kari

D: Sucre2

by luis davilla, 79.1 km away

Sucre2

E: sucre. bolivia

by luis davilla, 79.3 km away

sucre view fron cathedral

sucre. bolivia

F: san felipe neri church. sucre. bolivia

by luis davilla, 79.4 km away

san felipe neri church. sucre. bolivia

G: World's largest Collection of Dinosaur Foot Tracks, Cretaceous Park, Bolivia

by Arroz Marisco, 84.5 km away

A giant cliff face bearing more than 5,000 individual dinosaur foot tracks from at least 8 different ...

World's largest Collection of Dinosaur Foot Tracks, Cretaceous Park, Bolivia

H: Uyuni Locomotive

by hiroshima munetaka, 150.2 km away

Wreckage of a steam locomotive was destroyed on the outskirts of Uyuni, but had created a very strang...

Uyuni Locomotive

I: When Heaven and Earth Merge - Salt Extraction outside Colchani

by Arroz Marisco, 152.0 km away

The small village of Colchani is the usual point of access to the giant salt flats of Uyuni. Located ...

When Heaven and Earth Merge - Salt Extraction outside Colchani

J: When Heaven and Earth Merge - Cycling Across the the Salar de Uyuni

by Arroz Marisco, 152.4 km away

Riding along Ruta 30 I left near the little village of Colchani to head into the Salar de Uyuni. Rain...

When Heaven and Earth Merge - Cycling Across the the Salar de Uyuni

This panorama was taken in Bolivia, 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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