Villa de Leyva
very nice little city, the morest big place en south america, still in colonial style, famous for the kite's festival
Drogueria Sanar Vida Villa de Leyva
Villa de Leiva posee la Plaza Central más grande de Colombia, con 14 mil metros cuadrados, empedrados...
Founded in 1572, the quaint Villa de Leyva boasts one of the largest Plaza de Mayor in Colombia. Decl...
About half a kilometre away from Plaza de Mayor on a small hillside is the Mirador which commands a s...
Bicentenario en Villa de Leyva
Uno de los lugares mágicos de Colombia: Pozos Azules, a tan solo 5 minutos de Villa de Leiva y menos ...
Santo Eccehomo Sutamarchan Villa de Leyva
Habitación del Hotel Hunza de Tunja, Boyacá, ubicado en todo el Centro Histórico de la Capital del De...
Sala de la Suite Presidencial del Estelar Paipa, Hotel y Centro de Convenciones, en Paipa, Boyacá, ju...
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.