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Traveling with children: a cruise to Antarctica

Andrea and Mattia in Antarctica. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Sometimes traveling with small children in tow is a problem for parents who are seen to face all sorts of doubts and problems related to the costs, destinations, and medicines to take and organize a trip with children. These problems ...

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Chile tourist attractions: what to see in Chile

Rano Kau, Easter Island, Chile. Author Arian Zwegers. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Chile is a nation squeezed between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountain range. The country has a great diversity of natural landscapes, there are among the driest deserts in the world – such as the Atacama desert -, peaks, volcanoes, fjords, ...

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Northeast of Brazil climate: when to go to Nordeste

Salvador de Bahía, Bahía, Brazil. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The North-East of Brazil – that is the territory located between the states of Bahia and Maranhao – is the driest region of the country. In this region of the country the rainy season is concentrated in the months between January and ...

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Amazon climate: when to go to the Amazon

Amazon, Brazil. Author NASA. No Copyright

The Amazon region is characterized by a humid equatorial climate with high temperatures – annual average of around 26ºC – , high relative humidity (83%) and heavy rains, which have on average values of more than 2,000 mm per year. Temperatures remain stable ...

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Brazil tourist attractions: what to see in Brazil

Salvador de Bahia, Bahia, Brazil. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Destination of the most interesting and varied in Latin America, Brazil has interesting tourist attractions related to the natural beauty of the country, such as the Amazon forest, the waterfalls of Iguazu (Cataratas do Iguaçu), the flood plains of the ...

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Patagonia climate: when to go to Patagonia

Fitzroy, Argentina. Author Prissantenbär. No Copyright

The Argentine Patagonia, which includes the provinces of Rio Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz, Neuquén and Tierra del Fuego, is formed by a vast plateau that descends from the Andes up to the Atlantic Ocean. This region of Argentina which extends to ...

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South America

Cataratas de Kaieteur, Guyana. Author Rustom Seegopaul. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICA South America occupies an area of 17,815,000 sq km, nearly half of the area is occupied by Brazil with 8,512,000 sq. km it’s the largest country in the continent, in second place is Argentina (2,780,000 sq. ...

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Barranquilla climate: when to go to Barranquilla

Barranquilla, Colombia. Author Fernando Gutierrez. No Copyright

The Colombian city of Barranquilla is located on the western banks of the Magdalena River a few kilometers away from the Caribbean coast. Because of its location near the sea and in a flat area, Barranquilla has a hot and ...

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Medellín climate: when to go to Medellín

Medellín, Colombia. Author Dairo Correa. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The city of Medellín is located in the Aburrá Valley (Valle de Aburrá) in the mountains of the Central Cordillera (Cordillera Central) of the Colombian Andes. The city is located on a plateau at 1,500 meters above sea level but ...

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Guayaquil climate: when to go to Guayaquil

Guayaquil, Ecuador. Author Martin Zeise. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Located just a few degrees south of the equator, the city of Guayaquil is located just 10 km from the sea on the western banks of the river Guayas. Its position near the equator means that the climate of the ...

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Margarita Island climate: when to go to Margarita Island

Playa Puerto Cruz, Margarita island, Venezuela. Author Enano275. No Copyright

Margarita Island is the largest island in the Caribbean belonging to Venezuela, the island is located a few kilometers north of the coast of the Peninsula de Araya, in the less humid side of the Caribbean. The island’s climate is ...

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Caracas climate: when to go to Caracas

Caracas, Venezuela. Author Paulino Moran. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The city of Caracas – Venezuela’s capital – is located in a valley at about 900 meters high above sea level in the mountains of the Cordillera de la Costa. Because of its location at high altitude the climate of ...

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Lima climate: when to go to Lima

Cathedral, Lima, Peru. Author Victoria Alexandra González Olaechea Yrigoyen. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The city of Lima is located in a flat area of the coastal desert of Peru approximately 10 km from the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Because of its location between the sea and the Andes and in a desert area, ...

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra climate: when to go to Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Author Alvaro Castillo Strampfer. No Copyright

The city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra – the economic and financial engine of Bolivia – is located in the eastern part of the country along the river Piraí in a large flat area a little more than 400 ...

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La Paz climate: when to go to La Paz

La Paz, Bolivia. Author Paul Richter. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

La Paz is known for being the highest capital city in the world, in fact, the city is located in the Bolivian Andean plateau at over 3,600 meters high. Its location at high altitude means that La Paz has a ...

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Asunción climate: when to go to Asunción

Catedral Metropolitana, Asunción, Paraguay. Author FF MM. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The city of Asunción is located in a flat area along the banks of the Paraguay River just 43 meters above sea level. Because of its location away from the sea and in a flat area the climate of the ...

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Bogotá climate: when to go to Bogotá

Casa Cural de la Catedral, Bogotá, Colombia. Author Martinduquea. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The climate of Bogotá is greatly affected by the altitude at which the city is located. In fact, Bogotá is located about 2,640 meters above sea level on a plateau of the Andes – the Altiplano Cundiboyacense – and its ...

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Galapagos climate: when to go to Galapagos

Isla Bartolomé, Galápagos, Ecuador. Autor Pete. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The Galapagos Islands have a mild but dry climate, this is due to the influence of Peru cold ocean current that flows around the islands moderating temperatures and making the climate of the islands pleasant all year round. The climate in ...

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Quito climate: when to go to Quito

Church of San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador. Autor Dr. Carlos Costales Terán. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The city of Quito is located in the northern Andean highlands of Ecuador at an altitude of over 2,800 meters. The plateau where is the city is located on the flanks of the Pichincha volcano (4,784 meters) and the position of ...

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Colombia travel insurance, travel documents, plugs and sockets, mobile phones, health care, currency

Colombia. Author momentcaptured1. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

COLOMBIA TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Documents: For entry into Colombia is necessary to have a passport valid for at least three months at the time of entry into the country. Even children and minors must have their own passports. Visa: not necessary for tourism ...

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Cartagena de Indias climate: when to go to Cartagena

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Author Pedro Szekely (szeke). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Cartagena de Indias has a typically tropical climate, warm all year round with minimal changes in seasonal temperatures. Seasonal differences will have only according to the quantity of rain that falls, and not according to the temperature. Based on the ...

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Cartagena de Indias: fortresses and Spanish colonial buildings

Iglesia de San Pedro Claver, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Author Pedro Szekely (szeke). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The city of Cartagena de Indias is one of the oldest cities founded by the Spaniards in South America. Cartagena was founded in 1533 by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia, thanks to its location in a sheltered bay along ...

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Bolivia travel insurance, travel documents, plugs and sockets, mobile phones, health care, currency

La Paz, Bolivia. Author and Copyright Nello and Nadia Lubrina

BOLIVIA TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Documents: To travel to Bolivia, you must have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Even babies and children need their own passport. Visa: not required for tourist stays of less than three ...

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Bolivia tourist attractions: what to see in Bolivia

Laguna Verde and Licancabur Volcano, Bolivia. Author Albert Backer. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Bolivia is an underdeveloped country also from the point of view of tourism, but the beauty of its landscapes and the customs and culture of its people dressed in multi-colored clothes  are very yummy things for tourists in search of something ...

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Uruguay travel insurance, travel documents, plugs and sockets, mobile phones, health care, currency

Typical Portuguese rancho (colonial houses), Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.... Author and Copyright Pedro Gonçalves

URUGUAY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Documents: To enter in Uruguay a valid passport is required. Even children and minors must have their own passport. Entry Visa: Not required for tourism, provided that the stay in Uruguay does not exceed 90 days. URUGUAY ...

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Montevideo climate: when to go to Montevideo

Montevideo, Uruguay. Author Federico Corral aka Shant. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Montevideo has a humid sub-tropical climate characterized by not too cold winters and hot summers. The winters are usually rainy, windy and overcast, while summers are hot and rainy, with generally moderate wind that blows from the sea with a pleasant ...

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Montevideo: the southernmost capital of South America

Montevideo, Uruguay. Author j.o.h.n. walker. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Most important city and the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo, is also the southernmost capital of South America, the city is home to around half of the population of Uruguay. Located on the north shore of the Río de la Plata, ...

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Punta del Diablo: a fishing village along the Atlantic coast of Uruguay

Playa de los Pescadores, Punta del Diablo, Uruguay. Autor Elcolorin123. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Punta del Diablo is a small fishing village located along the Atlantic coast of Uruguay at about 300 km east of Montevideo, about 170 km east of Punta del Este and a few dozen kilometers from the border with Brazil. ...

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Punta del Este climate: when to go to Punta del Este

Isla de Lobos, Punta del Este, Uruguay. Author Uruguayo-92. No Copyright

The city of Punta del Este which is located along the coast of Uruguay – at the meeting point between the waters of the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean – has a mild oceanic sub-tropical climate characterized ...

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Piriápolis: a seaside resort modeled on European seaside resorts of the late nineteenth century

Piriápolis, Uruguay. Author Hoverfish. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The town of Piriápolis is a major seaside resort on the coast of Uruguay, located along the Rio de la Plata, about 50 km east of Montevideo, is located between the cities of Atlantida and Punta del Este. Piriápolis is ...

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