Location: South America.
Borders: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay.
Capital: Buenos Aires.
Area: 2,780,400 km2.
Currency: Peso ARS.
Declaration of Independence: 9 July 1816.
Argentina through archaeological studies, has a human presence of about fifteen thousand years. Before the Spaniards conquered this land in 1516, Argentina was integrated into the Inca Empire, a culture that was colonized and subdued by the Spanish Crown between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Argentina means silver in Latin, one of the most exploited natural resources at the time of its colonization. After some conflicts, it became independent in 1816, and only 50 years later it promulgated the First Constitution of Argentina. During the twentieth century, there was a major European immigration, namely of Italians, and in 1946 Argentina lived its golden moments under the government of President Juan Perón, having been replaced by his wife Isabelita Perón, who could not resist the military, which took this country to a rather marked dictatorship. Only in 1983, Argentina rested against military governments and coups d’état with the arrival of democracy.
Best Wildlife Photos Animals are amazing. Wild and Beautiful. Everyone loves animal photos and wildlife pictures, so on this page, I assemble a few photos of the Best Wildlife images I made during my travels. I will update this page with more photos very soon. I hope you enjoy. NOTE: All these wildlife photos were never taken inside a zoo. All the animal photos on this page were either shot at an animal rescue center, animal orphanage or just in the wild – in their natural habitat. I discourage and do not approve the commercial use of animals for shows and entertaining performances. Best Wildife Photos Atlantic Puffin » Photo of Adorable Atlantic PUFFIN in Latrabjarg, Iceland. Leopard Seal » Photo of LEOPARD SEAL smiling in Antarctica. Zebra » Photo of ZEBRA in South Africa. Magellanic Penguin » Photo of MAGELLANIC PENGUIN – bad ass looking face, Argentina. Sea Lion »…
Driving in South America I started Driving in South America after having completed several months going through the jungle and up the Amazon River by boat. I decided to change my means of transportation. Why? I bought a car in Quito, Ecuador’s capital. All those months of backpacking, sleeping in hammocks, river boats and piranhas were over. From now on the trip was about road maps, gasoline, car insurance, customs border control, etc… The trip was taken to another dimension. I could now visit more destinations along the way, because when traveling by boat or by bus, I was not able to visit anything in between. Being able to drive enabled me to explore many more places since I could stop whenever I wanted. Indeed the chance of Driving in South America was just the start of a new adventure. The goal now was to get to the city of Ushuaia…
South America Travel Guide “South America is an amazing continent to visit. It has a total of 13 countries with a total population of 385 million. The most spoken languages in South America are Portuguese, Spanish, English, Dutch, and French. “ My Top South America 4th century BC Chankillo astronomical observatory, Peru Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Up stream Amazon River boat trip, Brazil 30 km / 19 mi length Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina 10000 years old Paituna Rock Paintings in Monte Alegre, Brazil Salar de Atacama and Valle de la Luna in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile 979 m / 3212 ft Angel falls in Canaima National Park, Venezuela Nazca Lines, Peru 13000 years old rock painting of Cueva de las Manos, Argentina Leatherback turtles laying eggs in Awala Yalimapo, French Guiana Machu Picchu, Peru 1 m / 3 ft tall King penguin colony in Tierra de Fuego, Chile La Paz, Bolivia…