Faro de la Marina, Lima, Peru
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Faro de la Marina, Lima, Peru

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This is the lighthouse by the beach in Miraflores, Lima, Peru.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Peru

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A: Marina Lighthouse of Lima

door jose-ignacio-teran, 60 hier vandaan

Marina Lighthouse of Lima

B: Love Park of Lima

door jose-ignacio-teran, 560 hier vandaan

Love Park of Lima

C: the americas park of lima

door jose-ignacio-teran, 580 hier vandaan

the americas park of lima

D: Bajada Balta - Miraflores

door Jesus Bahamonde Schreiber, 580 hier vandaan

Bajada Balta - Miraflores

E: Juan C. Carossio Park of Miraflores

door jose-ignacio-teran, 680 hier vandaan

Juan C. Carossio Park of Miraflores

F: View towards the beach, Miraflores, Peru

door Joe Griffin, 680 hier vandaan

This is the view most of the way back up towards town from the beach in Miraflores.

View towards the beach, Miraflores, Peru

G: Lady of the Assumption church of Lima

door jose-ignacio-teran, 730 hier vandaan

Lady of the Assumption church of Lima

H: Lima Larcomar

door Willy Kaemena, 780 hier vandaan

Wikipedia: "The Larcomar is a shopping center in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru owned by Chile...

Lima Larcomar

I: Parque Sunset, Miraflores, Lima, Perú

door Ivan Schuler Pascasio, 780 hier vandaan

Parque Sunset, Miraflores, Lima, Perú

J: Terreno miraflores

door Ivan Schuler Pascasio, 800 hier vandaan

Terreno miraflores

Terreno miraflores

Dit panorama is genomen in Peru, South America

Dit is een overzicht van 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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