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Mexico

Mayan-Spanish flavour

Beach Babes by Foxxy

In Mexico today, there is unrest and riots over the disappearance of students as well as the ongoing battles between drug cartels and the authorities.

Mexico was an advanced civilization before the arrival of the Spanish and under Spanish rule much of the wealth was stolen. Today the Spanish influence is strongly represented in the architecture and Mexico is an independent democratic country playing economic catch-up with the developed world.

For the visitor Mexico is a popular destination where you can take day trips from the USA border cities, yet Mexico City (the capital city) in central Mexico is the most popular destination and one of the largest cities in

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Florianopolis

One of the most beautiful Brazilian destinations

A city with some nice beaches

Now here is a small slice of paradise, an island 51km long and 18km wide linked to the mainland by the longest suspension bridge in Brazil, the Hercilio Luz Bridge.

Florianopolis is the State Capital of Santa Catarina and a fantastic spot for enjoying the best of what Brazil has to offer. It is comparatively wealthy, and a noticeable feature of this place, believe it or not, is that the buildings are actually clean! The rest of Brazil seems to have a glaze of grey over most of its buildings and look like no one cares, but here they are clean and even shiny. Cleanliness demonstrates

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Chile

A great southern land

A curious llama

Situated along the south western region of South America, Chile is a long slender country bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the high Andes Mountains, with Peru to the north, Bolivia and Argentina to the east.

It is a land of great contrasts with a temperate desert climate in north; Mediterranean in central region; cool and damp in south and totally freezing in the south, with glaciers, fjords and lakes.

Places of Interest by Ale Mcalister

Robinson Crusoe Island Where Charles Darwin made his first notes about his theory of evolution, and bought during his first expedition there, some souvenirs and fossils.

Arica The city of the

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South America

A continent of historic nations stretching back over 15000 years

The city of Cusco, PeruImage courtesy of Incas Del Peru

There is no true agreement between historians and anthropologists as to how and when the first civilisations developed in the southern Americas. Historians and researchers like Graham Hancock using celestial alignment have dated some ancient civilisations to 10,500 BC.

The evidence of the Piri Reis map that predates Columbus shows not only the entirety of South America in great detail before any modern Europeans arrived there back in the 1600s. Not only that, the Piri Reis map also shows the land mass of Antarctica in such detail that modern science only discovered in the 1960s.

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