Street in Santa Fe village in Los Angeles city, Chile
View of the street in an alley in a village in South America called "Los Angeles" in the Republic of Chile. Los Angeles, is located in the region of Bio Bio. It has a population of 166,968 people (2002 census).
Vista del centro de la plaza de la ciudad de Los Angeles en la octava región de Chile. En la plaza pr...
Vista exterior de la prestigiosa Universidad de Concepción Sede Los Angeles. En el panorama se observ...
The city of Los Angeles is the provincial capital of the Punjab region and is located in beautiful ce...
View of Juan Antonio Coloma Street in Los Angeles city in the Republic of Chile, South America. Los A...
Indoor View at Ingesal Kinesiology Clinic in Los Angeles city in the Republic of Chile, South America...
Los angeles, Sevilla
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.