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South America Travel Guide

South America's map Although the poverty rate and political stability in many South American countries still represent a reason of concern, it's equally true that Latino people are also the merriest and most hospitable. This makes for an impressive touristic target, so we decided to mash up some information about the area in a South American travel guide.

The exoticism of Brazil, Venezuela or Ecuador acts like a true magnet for tourists. With most of its territory in the Southern hemisphere, South America is the salvation for all the Asians, Europeans and North American who want to escape winter.

The geography of South America distinguishes itself due to the existence of the Amazon. The world's largest river is surrounded by an even larger rainforest, covering the territory of several countries. The Andean mountain range follows the coast of the Pacific, sheltering an interesting array of volcano peaks, mountain lakes and high altitude cities. The pride and glory of South America is the Machu Pichu, miraculously built by ancient Inca civilization at 2500 meters above sea level.

Dating back from colonial times, the South American capitals (Bogota, Lima, Caracas, Buenos Aires) are renowned for their hot Latino parties and vibrant nightlife. The Carnival of Rio, probably the most famous street festival in the world, has helped popularizing samba and the South American traditions in general. If there's one other thing that South American are crazy about (except dancing), that's soccer; attending a football game on one of Brazil's or Argentina's huge stadiums is a must.

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