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A: Cosma village - Jimbe Peru

by Edmundo Paz Torres, 7.3 km away

In the square of Cosma has grown grass thanks to the recent rains. The history of the village dates b...

Cosma village - Jimbe Peru

B: On the way to Iglesia Irca - Jimbe Peru

by Edmundo Paz Torres, 9.0 km away

To reach this privileged archaeological site alight at the road near Cosma (1 km before). Then have t...

On the way to Iglesia Irca - Jimbe Peru

C: Near Iglesia Irca, archaeologycal site - Jimbe Peru

by Edmundo Paz Torres, 9.0 km away

At 3150 m altitude, in an outstanding top surrounded by abysses, former jimbians built a remarkable b...

Near Iglesia Irca, archaeologycal site - Jimbe Peru

D: Iglesia Irca - Archaeologycal site near Cosma - Jimbe Peru

by Edmundo Paz Torres, 9.1 km away

Above a conspicuous summit, at 3150 m altitude, lies a 40x40 m building pre-Inca times. From this pea...

Iglesia Irca - Archaeologycal site near Cosma - Jimbe Peru

E: Iglesia Irca, archaeologycal site near Jimbe, 3150 m

by Edmundo Paz Torres, 9.1 km away

In a top privileged, altitude 3150 m, is located this important pre-Inca construction, which is disti...

Iglesia Irca, archaeologycal site near Jimbe, 3150 m

F: Chain of Mountains, Cordillera Blanca

by Arroz Marisco, 10.1 km away

Part of the Andes, the majestic Cordillera Blanca, literally translated as the "White Mountain" is a ...

Chain of Mountains, Cordillera Blanca

G: Road to village of Cosma - Jimbe Peru

by Edmundo Paz Torres, 11.6 km away

This road was one of the first roads were built into the villages, based on hard work community. The ...

Road to village of Cosma - Jimbe Peru

H: Chacana, rural road to Huaurán - Jimbe Peru

by Edmundo Paz Torres, 11.6 km away

The lines of communication are basic for the development of rural areas. This road goes through Huaur...

Chacana, rural road to Huaurán - Jimbe Peru

I: Child Education Center in Cetury Cross neighborhood - Jimbe

by Edmundo Paz Torres, 17.6 km away

Child Education Center in Century Cruz neighborhood, recently built. The primary and secondary studen...

Child Education Center in Cetury Cross neighborhood - Jimbe

J: Cross century farmhouse

by Edmundo Paz Torres, 17.7 km away

Cross Century farmhouse, 1.5 miles Jimbe, consists mainly of families from the neighboring hamlet of ...

Cross century farmhouse

This panorama was taken in Peru, 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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