Las Lomas de Carabayllo
Overview of Lomas de Carabayllo, a big settlement near kilometre 34.5 of Panamericana Norte. Most people here are poor and contamination is high due to clandestine battery recycling, clay mines and non existing sewage systems. And of course, also visible on the photo, due to the sanitary landfill El Zapallal.
Football ground in Juan Pablo II. The photo was taken at the kick-off point.
Juan Pablo II is a urban community forming part of Lomas de Carabayllo. For their water supply the in...
Finally the inhabitants of Juan Pablo II seem to get a proper water and sewage system. Up to now they...
Mega Mercado Huamantanga in Puenta Piedera is a typical Peruvian market, although a quite big one (as...
Inside of Mercado Huamantanga in Lima's suburb Puente Piedra
Mega Mercado Huamantanga en Puente Piedra, Province Lima
New Year 2013 in Mariscal Caceres, San Juan de Lurigancho, Perú.The firecrackers were buzzing around ...
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.