Salvador: colonial city and former capital of Brazil

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

Salvador (Bahia) is one of the historic towns of Brazil, was founded in 1549 and immediately became the capital of the Brazil colony, of which was the capital until 1763, when it was replaced by Rio de Janeiro. Between 1624 ...

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Brazil climate: when to go to Brazil

Victoria Regia, Belém, Pará, Brazil. Author Emerson Santana Pardo. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The climate in Brazil is characterized by 6 major climatic regions: the equatorial, the tropical, the tropical high lands, the semi-arid, the temperate and the sub-tropical. Amazon: The Amazon region has a warm humid climate, and is one of the most ...

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Brazil: the economic engine of Latin America

Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil/Federative Republic of Brazil) is a federal presidential republic. Situated roughly between the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn the country is washed to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and bordered to the north by ...

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Bolivia climate: when to go to Bolivia

Nevado de Sajama, Bolivia. Author Michel Lagarde. No Copyright

Bolivia climate varies dramatically between different regions of the country, although the whole Bolivian falls entirely in the tropical area, climate is affected greatly by differences in height and in precipitation. For example, the average annual temperature in La Paz, ...

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Bolivia: landscapes and multicolored populations

Bolivian costume. Author and Copyright Nello and Nadia Lubrina

Bolivia (Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia/Plurinational State of Bolivia) is a presidential republic located in central-western South America. It is a landlocked country and bordered to the north and to the east by Brazil, to the south by Paraguay and Argentina ...

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San Ignacio Mini: spectacular ruins of a Guarani Jesuit mission

San Ignacio Miní, Misiones, Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini..

San Ignacio Miní was one of the many missions founded by the Jesuits in South America in the seventeenth century, they founded some 30 missions in the territory today between the states of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Many ancient ruins ...

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Iguazu Falls climate: when to go to Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls, Brazil-Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

The Iguazu Falls are located in an area of tropical rainforest, characterized by frequent rains and high humidity of the air, the region’s climate is sub-tropical humid, and is divided into two distinct seasons, the hot and wet summer season from October ...

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Iguazu Falls: the natural wonder of South America

Iguazu Falls, Brazil-Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Iguazu Falls are located along the border between Brazil and Argentina, they are formed by the river homonymous, creating one of the natural wonders of the planet Earth. The number of falls varies from 270 to 150, depending on the ...

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Iguazu Falls: Argentine side what to see

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

The Argentine side of Iguazú Waterfalls is found in the northeast of the Argentine province of Misiones, along the border with Brazil, at about 17 kilometers from Puerto Iguazú. To preserve the waterfalls and the sub-tropical forest around the waterfalls ...

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Argentina climate: when to go to Argentina

Quebrada de Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina. Author Marianocecowski. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Because of the great extension from north to south of Argentina, and the different elevations of the various regions of the country, Argentina has several types of climate. Most of the country has temperate climate, while the far north has ...

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Argentina: pastures, mountains and glaciers

Glaciar Perito Moreno, Patagonia, Argentina. Author Tibby Jones. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Argentina (República Argentina/Argentine Republic) is a federal presidential republic situated between the Tropic of Capricorn and 55° latitude south. It extends in the north-south direction for about 3,700 km in the southern part of South America. It is washed to ...

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Afghanistan tourist attractions: what to see in Afghanistan

Band e Paneer Lake, Afghanistan. Author J. Budissin. No Copyright

Afghanistan is a country rich in tradition, history and natural beauty, there are green valleys and rugged high-desert plateaus, majestic mountains and desert plains. There are interesting remains of ancient civilizations and finally the country has a rich ethnic mosaic ...

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Afghanistan: mountains and ancient traditions

Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. Author Matthew Moeller. No Copyright

Afghanistan (Afghānestān Jomhūriyāt) is a presidential Islamic republic in Central Asia, with capital Kabul, the country is bordered to the north by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, to the west by Iran, to the south and east by Pakistan, to the ...

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Venezuela climate: when to go to Venezuela

Cayo de Agua, Los Roques, Venezuela. Author Márcio Cabral de Moura. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Venezuela’s climate varies a lot in relation to the altitude, the country presents a variety of climates ranging from tropical wet to the alpine. The temperature does not vary much, but the factor that causes the difference between the types ...

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Venezuela: Andes, waterfalls, llanos and Caribbean beaches

Salto Angel, Venezuela. Author Nany Enciso. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Venezuela (República Bolivariana de Venezuela/Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) is a federal presidential republic located north of the equator in the northern part of South America. It is washed to the north by the Caribbean Sea and it borders to the ...

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Savaii: island with a genuine Polynesian atmosphere

Lano Beach, Savaii, Samoa. Author Neil. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The island of Savaii (1,709 sq km (659 sq mi)) is the biggest island of the Samoan Archipelago, it lies just 20 km northwest of Upolu across the Apolima Strait in the Pacific Ocean. The island is of volcanic origin ...

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Upolu: waterfalls, beaches and tropical vegetation

Lalomanu, Upolu, Samoa. Author NeilsPhotography. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The island of Upolu (1,125 sq km (434 sq mi)) is the most important island of Samoa, although the largest island is that of Savaii, Upolu is also the most populated with 140,000 inhabitants. Along the north coast of the ...

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Samoa tourist attractions: what to see in Samoa

Savaii, Samoa. Author Felipe Skroski. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

An independent state since 1962, Samoa has succeeded in proudly preserving its age old Polynesian culture and the village lifestyle of its people, like a living history book opening up in front of the visitor. Samoa is a truly rare ...

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Samoa climate: when to go to Samoa

Savaii, Samoa. Author Felipe Skroski. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution.

The islands of Samoa are located a few degrees south of the equator so their climate is tropical equatorial. The main features of the climate of the Samoa islands is the little difference in the temperatures of the various seasons, ...

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Samoa: the most authentic Polynesia

Upolu, Samoa. Author Stephen Glauser. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Samoa Islands (Malo Sa’oloto Tuto’atasi o Samoa), previously known as Western Samoa, are located in the South Pacific (Polynesia) between the islands of Tonga, American Samoa, Tokelau and the Wallis and Futuna Islands, are governed by a constitutional monarchy. The ...

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Pitcairn: the island of the Bounty mutineers

Pitcairn. Author Wileypics. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Pitcairn Island, located in the South Pacific, just south of the Tropic of Capricorn, is a British colony made up of 4 islands, Pitcairn (4.6 sq km), Ducie (0.7 sq km), Henderson (37, 3 sq km) and Oeno (0.65 sq ...

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Tokelau: atolls in the seas of Samoa

Atafu Atoll, Tokelau. Author NASA. No Copyright

Tokelau Islands, known in the past as the Union Islands are a group of three coral atolls located north of the Samoa Islands and south of Kiribati, about 10° south of the equator. Tokelau is a dependent territory of New ...

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Solomon Islands: equatorial forests and volcanoes

Choiseul, Solomon Islands. Author Luigi Guarino. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The Solomon Islands are a group of islands in the southwest Pacific ocean located a few degrees south of the equator, the islands are part of the so-called Melanesia. Formed by about ten major islands, all of volcanic origin Solomon ...

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Tonga climate: when to go to Tonga

Eua Island, Tonga. Author Boris Johnson. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Tonga islands climate is tropical maritime. The climate of the islands can be easily divided into two distinct seasons: a cooler and less rainy season between May and November, and a warmer and rainy season between December and April. In the capital ...

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Tonga: the Friendly islands of Captain Cook

Atata Island, Tonga. Author Haanofonua. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The Islands Tonga (Pule’anga Tonga), are a group of tropical islands located in the South Pacific (Polynesia) between Fiji, Samoa and the Cook Islands, is a constitutional monarchy associated with the British Commonwealth. The islands – inhabited by a Polynesian population ...

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Tuvalu: traditional customs and traditions of Polynesia

Funafuti, Tuvalu. Author Stefan Lins. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The Islands Tuvalu, known in colonial times as the Ellice Islands, is a small parliamentary monarchy associated with the British Commonwealth. Tuvalu is one of the smallest state entities in the world, is located in fourth place for smaller surface ...

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Papua New Guinea: forests, mountains, islands and tribal traditions

Mount Tavurvur, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea. Author Taro Taylor. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Papua New Guinea (Papua Niugini) is a parliamentary monarchy associated with the British Commonwealth, located south of the equator, in the south-west Pacific, east of Indonesia and north of Australia from which is separated by the Strait of Torres, it’s ...

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Palau: the spectacular Rock Islands

Rock Islands, Palau. Author Tata_aka_T. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The Palau Islands (Republic of Palau, Beluu er a Belau) are a small island republic located in the Pacific Ocean, just north of the equator, at about 800 km east of the Philippines. The Republic of Palau is divided into 16 ...

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Vanuatu: volcanic islands with populations with primitive traditions

Champagne Beach, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. Author Jae Lee. No Copyright

Vanuatu Islands (Ripablik blong Vanuatu; Republic of Vanuatu; République de Vanuatu), previously known as New Hebrides, is a republic located in the Western Pacific Ocean (Melanesia), south of the equator, between the islands of Fiji, the Solomons and New Caledonia, ...

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Wallis and Futuna: islands with an authentic Polynesian folklore

Uvea (Wallis), Wallis and Futuna. Author NASA. No Copyright

The islands of Wallis and Futuna (Wallis-et-Futuna; Uvea mo Futuna) is a French overseas collectivity of the Pacific Ocean located south west of the Samoa Islands and north-east of Fiji. The territory consists of two groups of volcanic islands (Wallis ...

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