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In the train to machu picchu

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In the train to machu picchu

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Peru

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A: Central Plaza in Aguas Calientes, Peru.

di Joe Griffin, 510 metri di distanza

The central plaza in Aguas Calientes, Peru.  The large statue in the center is of the Inca Pachicuteq...

Central Plaza in Aguas Calientes, Peru.

B: Mercado Aguas Calientes

di Willy Kaemena, 560 metri di distanza

Mercado Artesanal

Mercado Aguas Calientes

C: Machu Picchu Aguas Calientes

di Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 640 metri di distanza

Machu Picchu Aguas Calientes

D: Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes

di Willy Kaemena, 650 metri di distanza

Wikipedia: "Aguas Calientes is the colloquial name for Machupicchu Pueblo, a town in Peru on the Urub...

Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes

E: Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu Peru

di Julius Sunpanoramas.com, 710 metri di distanza

Small village at the base of Machu Picchu. The sole purpose of this village is to accommodate visitor...

Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu Peru

F: The Urubamba River in Aguas Calientes

di Joe Griffin, 800 metri di distanza

This was taken in a small park along the Urubamba River in Aguas Calientes.  The Urubamba River crash...

The Urubamba River in Aguas Calientes

G: Machu Picchu seen from Putucusi/ 03.2012

di NilsW, 1.7 km di distanza

Machu Picchu seen from Putucusi

Machu Picchu seen from Putucusi/ 03.2012

H: Machupicchu Sonnentor

di Rolf Ris, 1.8 km di distanza

Machupicchu Sonnentor

I: Machu Picchu Mountain Panorama

di Phillip Simpson, 2.4 km di distanza

This panorama was taken about half way up the trail to Machu Picchu Mountain. This trail is an extra ...

Machu Picchu Mountain Panorama

J: Llama Of Machu Picchu

di Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 2.5 km di distanza

Llama Of Machu Picchu

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Peru, South America

Questa è una vista generale di 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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