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Panoramabild av Marcio Cabral PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Tagen 08:49, 28/03/2012 - Views loading...

Rio de las Vueltas

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A: Rio de Las Vueltas at Sunrise

av Marcio Cabral, 240 meter bort

Rio de Las Vueltas at Sunrise

B: Rio de Las Vueltas at Night

av Marcio Cabral, 2.0 km bort

Rio de Las Vueltas at Night

C: Ahonikenk

av Marcio Cabral, 8.4 km bort

Ahonikenk Restaurante e Catering 

Ahonikenk

D: La Chocolateria

av Marcio Cabral, 8.5 km bort

La Chocolateria

E: el chalten. patagonia argentina

av luis davilla, 9.2 km bort

el chalten. patagonia argentina

F: El Chaltén

av Luis Rodriguez, 9.2 km bort

El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina. Es la capital nacional del Treking, rodeada por glaciares, el Lago...

El Chaltén

G: The Village of El Chaltén

av Arroz Marisco, 9.3 km bort

The small village of El Chaltén by the foot of the magnificent mountains of Fitzroy (El Chaltén) and ...

The Village of El Chaltén

H: Patagonian Sunset

av Jens Vischer, 10.0 km bort

On the road to El Chaltén we made a quick stop to catch this breathtaking view during sunset.One can ...

Patagonian Sunset

I: Hiking Fitz Roy

av Marcio Cabral, 10.1 km bort

Hiking Fitz Roy

J: Fritz Roy Trail

av Marcio Cabral, 10.5 km bort

Fritz Roy Trail

Det här panoramat togs i South America

Detta är en översikt av 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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