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Buenos Aires: capital and economic center of Argentina

Buenos Aires is the city which is the capital of Argentina. This is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Latin America and the industrial, cultural, economic and commercial engine of the country. The city has almost 3 million inhabitants, ...

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Flowering desert: a spectacle of nature

Namaqualand, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Deserts are inhospitable areas of the earth characterized by great aridity. In these regions there is very little rainfall and life forms, both animal and vegetable, have to face some of the most hostile conditions on the planet. In deserts, ...

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The most spectacular waterfalls in the world

Garganta del Diablo, Iguazú Falls, Brazil-Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The waterfalls are among the most exciting spectacles of nature. Almost every nation on Earth has waterfalls. There are waterfalls of a few meters high up to waterfalls that approach the kilometer in height. A waterfall is formed when the ...

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Anakena: the most beautiful beach on Easter Island

Anakena, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Easter Island is famous for its mysterious civilization, the one that built the huge volcanic stone statues called “moai”. The island is located in the so-called southern seas, in the waters of the southern Pacific ocean and is part of ...

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History of Easter Island: many questions, few certainties

Ahu Nau Nau, Anakena, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Every place on Easter Island has something to discover if you look carefully. Because here the story speaks of an ancient civilization of which we know very little. This island gives the feeling of a place with infinite spaces, but ...

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Easter Island: a fascinating island full of mysteries

Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Located just under 6 hours flight from Santiago de Chile and at more or less the same flight hours from Tahiti in French Polynesia, Easter Island is one of the most isolated places in the world. To get an idea ...

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Cruise to Antarctica: Traveling with children

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

Chile is a nation squeezed between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountain range. Chile has a great diversity of attractions and natural landscapes. There are deserts among the driest in the world, such as the Atacama desert, mountain peaks, ...

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The climate of Northeast of Brazil: when to go

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

The Northeast of Brazil, that is the Brazilian territory located between the states of Bahia and Maranhao, has an arid climate. Indeed this is the driest region in the country. In this region of the country the rainy season is ...

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The climate of Amazon: when to go to the Amazon

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.

Brazil is one of the most interesting and varied destinations in Latin America. For this reason, Brazil’s tourist attractions are many and varied. There are those related to the natural beauty of the country, such as the Amazon rainforest, the ...

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The climate of Patagonia: when to go to Patagonia

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: uno dei continenti con più biodiversità

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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The climate of Barranquilla: when to go to Barranquilla

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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The climate of Medellín: when to go to Medellín

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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The climate of Guayaquil: when to go to Guayaquil

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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The climate of Margarita Island: when to go to Margarita

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 climate of Margarita ...

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The climate of Caracas: when to go to Caracas

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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The climate of Lima: when to go to Lima

The city of Lima is located in a flat area of the coastal desert of Peru about 10 km from the Pacific ocean coast. Due to its position, between the sea and the Andes and in the desert area, the ...

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

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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The climate of La Paz: when to go to La Paz

La Paz is known to be the highest capital in the world. The city is in fact in the Bolivian Andean plateau at over 3,600 meters high, the highest areas of the city exceed 4,000 meters in height. Its high ...

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The climate of Asunción: when to go to Asunción

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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The climate of Bogotá: when to go to Bogotá

The climate of Bogotá is greatly influenced by the altitude at which the city is located. Bogotá is in fact located at about 2,640 meters above sea level on an Andean plateau – the Altiplano Cundiboyacense – and its climate ...

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The climate of Galapagos: when to go to Galapagos

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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The climate of Quito: when to go to Quito

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 power plugs and sockets, telephones

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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Climate of Cartagena de Indias: when to go to Cartagena

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: Spanish colonial fortresses and buildings

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

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Bolivia power plugs and sockets, telephones

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 Colorada, Bolivia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Bolivia is a little developed country from the tourist point of view. But the beauty of its landscapes and the customs and culture of its populations with multicolored clothes are very appetizing attractions for tourists looking for something special. There ...

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