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Perú National Holidays friends

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A: Mariano Santos Police Monument of Lima

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.5 km away

Mariano Santos Police Monument of Lima

B: Sources of San Borja North of lima

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.5 km away

Sources of San Borja North of lima

C: Quinyones Oval of Lima

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.9 km away

Quinyones Oval of Lima

D: Nuestra senyora de Gracia Church of Lima

by jose-ignacio-teran, 1.9 km away

Nuestra senyora de Gracia Church of Lima

E: Zona Financiera San Isidro, Lima, Peru

by Thomas Humeau, 2.3 km away

  Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac an...

Zona Financiera San Isidro, Lima, Peru

F: San Juan de Arona Park of Lima

by jose-ignacio-teran, 2.6 km away

San Juan de Arona Park of Lima

G: Img 0193

by Bethel Radio, 2.8 km away

Img 0193

H: The Magical Water Tour

by John Sanchez, 2.9 km away

Parque de la Reserva, Peru's capital city with an attraction that other countries around the world al...

The Magical Water Tour

I: Lima at Night

by Matthias Kunze, 2.9 km away

Nice nightly overview of Peruvian capital Lima from the top of a high apartment building. Circuito Ma...

Lima at Night

J: Lima

by Matthias Kunze, 2.9 km away

From the top of this apartment building you have a nice overview of the Peruvian capital Lima. But be...

Lima

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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