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Jardin Botanico de Cali, Siembra de Captus

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Este sendero tiene 800 metros de longitud y te ofrece la oportunidad de explorar cómo las plantas son importantes en nuestras vidas diarias, al proveernos elementos importantes para nuestra cultura y economía. Atraviesa una zona de bosque seco tropical, uno de los pocos que queda ya en el Valle del Cauca. Los seres humanos de todas las épocas y de todas las culturas hemos sido increíblemente creativos al utilizar los materiales vegetales para las diversas necesidades: madera para construir refugios y hacer herramientas, fibras para cuerdas, para tejer y hacer canastos, papel, tintes naturales, perfumes, resinas, aceites y jabones, para nombrar unos pocos.

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A: Jardin Botanico de Cali Oeste de la ciudad

by Armando Rojas Florez, 90 meters away

Jardin Botanico de Cali Oeste de la ciudad

C: Cali Zoo

by Felipe Jimenez Cano, 1.4 km away

This is a morning at the Cali Zoo in front of the Ostrich.

Cali Zoo

D: Cali Zoo Otter

by Felipe Jimenez Cano, 1.4 km away

Cali Zoo Otter

E: Cali Zoo Aquarium Gate

by Felipe Jimenez Cano, 1.6 km away

Here we are in the entrance to the aquarium of the Cali Zoo.

Cali Zoo Aquarium Gate

F: Cali Zoo Flamingos

by Felipe Jimenez Cano, 1.6 km away

Cali Zoo Flamingos

G: Auditorio Hormiguero en el Zoológico de Cali

by Astrolabio Colombia, 1.6 km away

Una alternativa interesante de auditorio, rodeado por animales, que hace de los eventos algo diferent...

Auditorio Hormiguero en el Zoológico de Cali

H: Cristo Rey Statue, Cali

by Augusto Ilian, 1.8 km away

Cristo Rey, Cali

Cristo Rey Statue, Cali

I: Santa Rita to Santa Teresita Bridge in Cali Colombia

by Augusto Ilian, 2.1 km away

Santa Teresita neighborhood bridge to Santa Rita neighborhood

Santa Rita to Santa Teresita Bridge in Cali Colombia

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by Armando Rojas Florez, 2.4 km away

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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