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The Puna: a plateau between Argentina and Chile

Salar de Pocitos, Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Puna is a plateau that largely belongs to Argentina and to a lesser extent to Chile. This plateau which extends for 75,000 sq km is located at an average height of around 4,500 meters. From a geographical point of ...

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Journey to Easter Island: how to do and what to see

I spent almost a week on Easter Island. The island is one of the most remote places in the world. A journey to Easter Island is no joke. Take a geographic map and observe its position you will see that ...

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The Pumice Stone Field in the Puna, Argentina

Pumice Stone Field, Puna, Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Exploring the Puna, the northern plateau of Argentina along the Andes mountain range, you encounter landscapes that seem to be from another planet. One of these unique places is located about 40 kilometers from the small village of El Peñón. ...

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The climate of Los Roques: when to go to Los Roques

The archipelago of Los Roques is located off the Venezuelan coast of the Caribbean sea in an area characterized by tropical climate, due to its position the archipelago has a semi-arid tropical climate, characterized by constant temperatures in every season ...

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Los Roques: the Caribbean of Venezuela

The Los Roques archipelago is a group of small Caribbean islands and sandbanks located approximately 130 km north of Caracas and the coast of Venezuela. The islands of this archipelago are located just 150 km west of the island of ...

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Venezuela power plugs and sockets, telephones

VENEZUELA: DOCUMENTS Documents: A passport with a residual validity of at least six months from the date of arrival in the country is required for entry into Venezuela. Even children and minors must have their own personal passport. Entry visa: ...

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Suriname power plugs and sockets, telephones

SURINAME: DOCUMENTS Documents: If you travel for tourism in the country. To enter Suriname you need a passport (with a visa) with a residual validity of at least 6 months upon entering the country. Even children and minors must have ...

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The climate of Cuzco: when to go to Cuzco

The city of Cuzco is located along a plateau in the Andes mountain range at around 3,400 meters above sea level and is surrounded by high mountains which sometimes exceed six thousand meters in height. Because of its location Cuzco ...

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Cuzco: Incas remains and Spanish colonial architecture

Cuzco, Perú. Author and Copyright Nello and Nadia Lubrina.

The city of Cuzco (Cusco) stands at around 3,400 meters above sea level in the middle of the Andes mountain range. The city is located along the mountain valley of the Huatanay river in a grandiose and scenic mountain landscape. ...

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Peru power plugs and sockets, telephones

PERU: DOCUMENTS Documents: To enter Peru, it is necessary to have a passport with a residual validity of at least 6 months when entering the country. Even children and minors must have their own personal passport. Entry visa: Usually no ...

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Paraguay power plugs and sockets, telephones

PARAGUAY: DOCUMENTS Documents: To enter Paraguay you need a passport valid for more than the period of stay. Even children and minors must have a personal passport. Entry visa: Usually no visa is required for tourist stays not exceeding 90 ...

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Guyana power plugs and sockets, telephones

GUYANA: DOCUMENTS Documents: To visit Guyana, you must have a passport with a residual validity of at least six months when entering the country. Even children and minors must have their own personal passport. Entry visa: Usually it is not ...

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French Guiana power plugs and sockets, telephones

FRENCH GUIANA: DOCUMENTS Documents: To enter French Guiana for tourism, all you need is a passport or identity card valid for travel abroad. If you go for business reasons, in addition to your passport / identity card valid for travel ...

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Falkland power plugs and sockets, telephones

FALKLAND ISLANDS: DOCUMENTS Documents: To visit the Falkland Islands it is necessary to have a passport with residual validity of at least six months at the time of entry into the country. Even children and minors must have a personal ...

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Galapagos Islands: Ecuador’s natural paradise

The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean about 1,000 km west of the Ecuadorian coast. The Galapagos are an archipelago of volcanic nature made up of 13 main islands and about 40 smaller islands and rocks. The surface ...

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Ecuador power plugs and sockets, telephones

ECUADOR: DOCUMENTS Documents: To enter Ecuador you must have a passport with validity beyond the period of stay in the country. Even children and minors must have a personal passport. Entry visa: Usually not necessary, for tourism up to 90 ...

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Stars in the Atacama Desert, an adventurous journey

The Milky Way with the Southern Cross and Eta Carinae. Atacama desert, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

History of a spectacular journey with a pinch of adventure … The main destination of the trip was the Andean highlands of Chile and Bolivia. The trip had been organized to see the flooded Salar de Uyuni. So the chosen ...

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Easter Island: the Moai of Easter Island

Easter Island immediately connects to one word: MOAI. The Moai are human figures carved in volcanic rock, unique works of Easter Island. According to the most recent studies, the Rapa Nui people sculpted these statues between the years 1250 and ...

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Easter Island: the coasts of Easter Island

Pacific Ocean, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Lost in the South Pacific Ocean, Easter Island is a fascinating place from all points of view. Easter Island is one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world. Its isolation makes it difficult to reach. In fact, it ...

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Easter Island: the volcanoes of Easter Island

Rano Raraku, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini ...

Easter Island is dotted with volcanic cones. Three are the most important Easter Island volcanoes: Terevaka volcano (altitude 507 meters, the highest point on the island), Poike volcano (altitude 370 meters) and Rano Kau volcano (altitude 324 meters). The fascinating ...

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Punta Arenas: the capital of Southern Patagonia

Punta Arenas is the southernmost city in Chile, it rises along the northern coast of the Strait of Magellan, in the southern part of Chilean Patagonia. The Strait of Magellan is the passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans discovered ...

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The climate of Punta Arenas: when to go to Punta Arenas

The city of Punta Arenas has a semi-arid sub-polar oceanic climate which is strongly influenced and made milder by the presence of the nearby ocean. The city is characterized by the wind which is often a constant in the Punta ...

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Cape Horn: where the Atlantic and Pacific meet

Cape Horn, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Cape Horn is located in the archipelago of the Hermite islands south of Tierra del Fuego. The real cape is located in the southernmost island of the archipelago: the Hornos island. At this point the waters of the Atlantic Ocean ...

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Chiloe Island: nature, churches and crafts

This Chilean island is located along the central-southern coast of Chile in the Los Lagos region and is the largest (8,394 km²) in the Chiloe archipelago. It is also the second largest island in Chile after Tierra del Fuego. The ...

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Castro: stilts houses and wooden churches on Chiloé

The town of Castro is the capital of the Chilean province of the island of Chiloé, an island along the country’s central coast in the Chilean lake region. This town is located in the center of the east coast of ...

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The climate of the island of Chiloe: when to go to Chiloe

The island of Chiloe is located in the temperate oceanic zone of Chile. The climate of the island of Chiloe is characterized primarily by a cool, humid and rainy climate for most of the year. The temperatures, on the other ...

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Viña del Mar: the most famous seaside resort in Chile

Viña del Mar is the most important holiday resort along the Chilean coast of the Pacific Ocean. The city is located 120 km from Santiago, and a few kilometers north of Valparaiso. Together with the latter city, it forms the ...

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The climate of Santiago de Chile: when to go to Santiago

Santiago de Chile is located in the foothills of the Andes, just over 500 meters above sea level, and is surrounded by peaks that exceed six thousand meters in height, the climate of the city is similar to that of ...

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Santiago de Chile: neoclassical and modern architecture

Santiago, is the capital and largest city of Chile, its population exceeds 5 million inhabitants. The city is built in the foothills of the Andes, just over 500 meters above sea level, and is one of the most modern and ...

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San Pedro de Atacama: desert, volcanoes and stars

The church of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Author and Copyrigth Marco Ramerini

San Pedro de Atacama is a small town in the Atacama desert located at 2,200 meters above sea level, along the edge of the Salar de Atacama, the largest salt lake in Chile. The village is located about 100 km ...

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