JFK Park in Miraflores, Peru
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JFK Park in Miraflores, Peru

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John F. Kennedy Park in Miraflores, Lima.  We stayed near here, in one of the nicer parts of Lima.  Miraflores makes for a nice little break from the hectic pace of the rest of the trip.

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A: moico-yaker-exposition-2-in-miraflores

door jose-ignacio-teran, 10 hier vandaan

moico-yaker-exposition-2-in-miraflores

B: Virgen Milagrosa church of Lima

door jose-ignacio-teran, 90 hier vandaan

Virgen Milagrosa church of Lima

C: Moico Yaker exposition 1 in Miraflores

door jose-ignacio-teran, 130 hier vandaan

Moico Yaker exposition 1 in Miraflores

D: Kenedy park of Miraflores

door jose-ignacio-teran, 150 hier vandaan

Kenedy park of Miraflores

E: Wedding Parroquia de San José

door Ivan Schuler Pascasio, 330 hier vandaan

Wedding Parroquia de San José

Wedding Parroquia de San José

F: Wedding Parroquia de San José

door Ivan Schuler Pascasio, 340 hier vandaan

Wedding Parroquia de San José

Wedding Parroquia de San José

G: Wedding Parroquia de San José

door Ivan Schuler Pascasio, 360 hier vandaan

Wedding Parroquia de San José

Wedding Parroquia de San José

H: Suche Bulevar 2 of Lima

door jose-ignacio-teran, 410 hier vandaan

Suche Bulevar 2 of Lima

I: The Suche Bulevar of Lima

door jose-ignacio-teran, 440 hier vandaan

The Suche Bulevar of Lima

J: View towards the beach, Miraflores, Peru

door Joe Griffin, 770 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

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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