The Town of El Calafate
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The Town of El Calafate

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The town derives its name from a type of berry that grows endemic in this region. A once quaint town that has now grown increasingly tacky over the years as the tourism business booms, it is still pleasant to stroll around nonetheless.

The massive iridescent Moreno Glacier is some 80km away and at least 4 different bus companies ply this route about twice daily.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van South America

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A:

door Sidnei José Romano, 160 hier vandaan

B: Hotel Posada Los Alamos

door Darío Bonetti, 470 hier vandaan

Hotel Posada Los Alamos

C:

door Sidnei José Romano, 500 hier vandaan

D: El Calafate, Argentina

door Adrian Barabino, 590 hier vandaan

El Calafate, Argentina

E: Hostel Marcopolo Suits

door Francisco Macedo Neto, 740 hier vandaan

Hotel Marcopolo Suits em El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina.

Hostel Marcopolo Suits

F:

door Sidnei José Romano, 1.3 hier vandaan

G:

door Sidnei José Romano, 1.5 hier vandaan

H: Laguna Nimez Reserve

door Marcio Cabral, 1.7 hier vandaan

Laguna Nimez Reserve

I: El Calafate At Sunrise

door Marcio Cabral, 1.8 hier vandaan

 El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina

El Calafate At Sunrise

J: Laguna Nimez Reserve

door Marcio Cabral, 1.9 hier vandaan

Only one kilometer from El Calafate near Lake Argentino is Laguna Nímez Reserve, where you can watch ...

Laguna Nimez Reserve

Dit panorama is genomen in 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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