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A: Otavalo Market, Ecuador

by Thomas Humeau, 23.4 km away

  Otavalo is a largely indigenous town in the Imbabura Province of Ecuador. The town, which is in a v...

Otavalo Market, Ecuador

B: Otavalo market, Ecuador

by Thomas Humeau, 23.5 km away

Otavalo is a largely indigenous town in the Imbabura Province of Ecuador. The town, which is in a val...

Otavalo market, Ecuador

C: Shopping for Carpets at the Handicrafts Market in Otavalo, Ecuador

by Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll, 23.8 km away

Colorful, handwoven carpets adorn Otavalo's Saturday market in the northern part of Ecuador. This mar...

Shopping for Carpets at the Handicrafts Market in Otavalo, Ecuador

D: Buying Handicrafts at the Otavalo Market in Ecuador

by Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll, 23.8 km away

Otavalo's Saturday market in the northern part of Ecuador is known as being one of the largest handic...

Buying Handicrafts at the Otavalo Market in Ecuador

E: Shenandoah Pie Company in Otavalo, Ecuador

by Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll, 23.8 km away

The inside of Shenandoah Pie Company, a thirty year-old pie and ice cream diner that gives you the ch...

Shenandoah Pie Company in Otavalo, Ecuador

F: Guesthouse in San Clemente, Imbabura, Ecuador

by Nicolas Bernard, 24.6 km away

Guesthouse in San Clemente, Imbabura, Ecuador

G: Half of the World

by Geovanny Raura, 33.6 km away

Towards the north, the City Half of the World is the sample characteristic of the colonial style, tou...

Half of the World

H: Half the world

by Geovanny Raura, 33.6 km away

The First Geodesic Mission arrived to Ecuador in 1736 conformed by the French Pedro Bouger, Luis Godi...

Half the world

I: Half of the World

by Geovanny Raura, 33.6 km away

The location of the Half of the World is city is 13 kilometers to the north of Quito. Equinoctial or ...

Half of the World

J: The City Half of the World

by Geovanny Raura, 33.7 km away

The Honorable Provincial Advice of Pichincha, HCPP, initiated in 1979 the construction of the present...

The City Half of the World

This panorama was taken in Ecuador, 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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