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  • 1. ARGENTINA
  • 2. FROM THE COLORS OFTHE WARM SPRINGTO THE COLORS OF THEFREEZING PATAGONIA
  • 3. WHILE IN ARGENTINARELAX IN ROSARIO,VISIT PICTURESQUESTREETS IN BUENOSAIRES AND TRY ONEOR TWO OF THE BASICSTEPS OF THECLASSICAL TANGO.
  • 4. BOLIVIA: LA PAZ, ITSCAPITAL CITY, ACELEBRATION WITHFOLKLOR DANCE,A MARKET STAND, ANDTHE ANDES MOUNTAINS.
  • 5. IN BOLIVIA YOU CAN ENJOY BEAUTIFULWATER FALLS, ITS COLONIALARCHITECTURE AND THE FAMOUSTITICACA LAKE. BOLIVIA IS THE ONLYCOUNTRY IN SOUTH AMERICA THATISN’T BORDERED BY ONE OF THE 2OCEANS THAT SURROUND OURCONTINENT.
  • 6. CHILE: SANTIAGO, VALPARAISO,ISLA DE PASCOA AND THEATACAMA DESERT
  • 7. CHILE IS ALSO KNOWN FORITS DANCE CALLED THE“CUECA”, THE BEAUTY OFPUERTO MONT WHERE YOUCAN GO ON A CRUISE ANDVIEW THE ANDES SNOWEDPEAKS, AND THECOLORFULPUNTA ARENAS AND VAL-
  • 8. COLOMBIA: VISIT OUR CAPITAL BOGOTAA VERY COSMOPOLITAN CITY WITH OVER 7 MILLIONINHABITANTS, AND IF YOU LIKE TO VISIT TEMPLESWHETHER TO PRAY OR TO ADMIRE THEIRARCHITECTURE, YOU WILL SURELY BE VERYSATISFIED!
  • 9. CARTAGENA, LOCATED ON THEATLANTIC, IS A CITY FULL OFHISTORY.YOU CAN SEE THE FORTS BUILT BYTHE SPANIARDS TO DEFEND THECITY FROM THE BUCANEERS, GO TOTHE BEACH, PRACTICE WATERSPORTS,AND GO TO THE MARKET.
  • 10. MEDELLIN, AN INDUSTRIAL CITY ANDITS PEOPLE KNOWN AS “PAISAS”. AVIEW OF WHAT THE “FINCAS” (FARMS)LOOK LIKE IN THIS REGION, AND OFCOURSE A COFFEE PLANTATION!0
  • 11. THE MAGIC OF COLOMBIA RANGES FROMBEAUTIFUL PLACES SUCH AS THE LOST CITY,THE PENINSULA OF LA GUAJIRA, THE TYRONAPARK (A NATURAL RESERVE), TO OURDANCES. IN HERE WE SEE THE CUMBIA, THEJOROPO, AND THE NOW VERY POPULARDANCE SALSA.
  • 12. COSTA RICAAND THE BEAUTY OFTHE NATURE IN THISCENTRAL AMERICANCOUNTRY. SAN JOSE,ITS CAPITAL, IS AVERY MODERN CITY.THE MOUNTAINRANGE, THE BEACHAND THE NATURALFORESTS ARE SOMEOF COSTA RICA’SMAIN ATTRACTIONS.
  • 13. COSTA RICA IS THE HOMEOF THE ARENAL, AN ACTIVEVOLCANO SEEN HERE WITHTHE INCANDESCENT LAVAERUPTING FROM ITSDEPTHS.TO MAKE UP FOR THE FURYOF NATURE, THERE ARETHE CRYSTALLINE WATERS THAT CASCADE DOWN THE MOUNTAINS,PAINTING THE GREEN FOREST TREES WITH A GLOW OF WHITE, ANDBECOMING A GREAT SPORT: WATERFALL CLIMBING.
  • 14. CUBA: CAYO COCO, CAMAGUEY, SUGAR CANEPLANTATION,CUBA GRANDE, HAVANA, ANDTHE COLORFUL CUBAN FOLKLORE.
  • 15. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: LOCATED ONTHE EASTERN TWO-THIRDS OF THECARIBBEAN ISLAND OF HISPANIOLA,PERHAPS THE LAND THAT COLUMBUSAND HIS EXPEDITION SIGHTED FIRST,AN ISLAND OF CONTRAST WHERE YOUCAN DELIGHT YOURSELF WITHCOLONIAL ARCHITECTURE, MODERNAND COLORFUL BUILDINGS, AND OFCOURSE ENJOY THE CARIBBEAN!
  • 16. IN DOMINICAN REPUBLICYOU CAN STAY INCOTTAGES BUILT ONELEVATIONS SO YOU CANREJOICE WITH THE VIEWOF THE OCEAN, YOU CANEXPLORE THE CENTRALPART OF THE ISLAND ANDVISIT THE WATERFALLS,GO TO PUNTA CANA, ORSIMPLY EXPERIENCE THEBEAUTY OF THE TROPICALLANDSCAPES.
  • 17. ECUADOR, AND THE FAMOUS MONUMENT IN THEMIDDLE OF THE PLANET. A SIGN THATANNOUNCES THE LATITUDE 0°. A YELLOW LINETHAT SEPARATES TWO HEMISPHERES: THENORTH AND THE SOUTH; THEN YOU JUST NEEDTO TAKE A STEP TO ENTER IN ONE LEAVING THEOTHER ONE, IN AN UNIQUE EXPERIENCE THATCAN ONLY HAPPEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THEWORLD, PICTURESQUE "CITY" OF COLONIALREMINISCENCES, LOCATED IN THE OUTSKIRTSOF QUITO, CAPITAL OF ECUADOR.ECUADOR
  • 18. THE OTAVALO INDIANS ARE PROUD OF THEIRNATIVE ROOTS. THEY STILL WEAR THEIR TYPICALATTIRES TO GO TO THE BIG CITY. THE MEN KEEPLONG HAIR, AND EVEN WHEN THEY HAVE TO SERVETHE ARMY THEY DON’T HAVE TO SHAVE IT. THEYWEAR THEIR ARMY UNIFORMS AND GRACEFULLYBRAID THEIR HAIR. THIS IS A PART OF THE RIGHTSTHEY HAVE EARNED AS AN ETHNIC GROUP WHORESPECT AND HONOR THEIR ANCESTRY. ONSUNDAYS THERE IS A BIG AND COLORFUL MARKETWHERE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD MAKEA STOP DURING THEIR VISIT TO THIS WONDERFULCOUNTRY.
  • 19. IN THE JUNGLES OF ECUADOR YOU CAN AMAZE YOURSELF WITH THEEXHUBERANCE OF THE TERRITORY, BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE… YOUDON’T WANT TO UPSET THE “JIVAROS” AT THE RISK OF HAVING YOURHEAD SHRUNK AND THEN WORN AROUND A NECK AS A SYMBOL OFPOWER. THE MORE HEADS ONE OF THIS “JIVAROS” HANG ON THEIR“NECKLACES”, THE MORE FEARED HE IS. CAN YOU GUESS WHY?
  • 20. ECUADOR IS NOT JUST JUNGLE.THE PACIFIC ON ITS WEST COAST,IS THE NEST TO CITIES WHERE YOUCAN RELAX, WATCH ABREATHTAKING SUNSET, WALKALONG THE ENCHANTING BEACH,OR TAKE A RIDE ON A SAILBOAT ONTHE HARBOR OF GUAYAQUIL,ONEOF THE MOST IMPORTANT CITIES INTHE COUNTRY.
  • 21. THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS ARE AN ARCHIPELAGOMADE UP OF 13 MAIN VOLCANIC ISLANDS, 6 SMALLERISLANDS, AND 107 ROCKS AND ISLETS. THE VERY FIRSTISLAND IS THOUGHT TO HAVE FORMED BETWEEN 5 AND 10MILLION YEARS AGO, A RESULT OF TECTONIC ACTIVITY. THEYOUNGEST ISLANDS, ISABELA AND FERNANDINA, ARE STILLBEING FORMED, WITH THE MOST RECENT VOLCANICERUPTION IN 2005.THE GALÁPAGOS ARCHIPELAGO IS PART OF ECUADOR.
  • 22. ECUADOR IS ALSO THELAND OF VOLCANOES ANDCOLONIAL CHURCHES.PEOPLE IN ECUADOR CANENJOY A WIDE ARRAY OFCLIMATES AND LAND-SCAPES. THEY CAN, IN THESAME DAY, VISIT ATROPICAL BEACH ANDCLIMB A SNOWCAPPEDMOUNTAIN!
  • 23. EL SALVADOR: A MAGICAL LANDWITH SPANISH FLAVOR.DOWNTOWN SAN SALVADOR(THE CAPITAL OF THISBEAUTIFUL COUNTRY) DEPICTSTHAT TYPEOF ARCHITECTURE, SO UNIQUE OF THESPANISH COLONIES. A LAND OF VOLCANOES,EXTREMELY BRIGHT COLORED FLOWERS, ANDTHE CLEAR BLUE WATERS OF THE PACIFICOCEAN IN THIS PART OF CENTRAL AMERICA.EL SALVADOR IS THE MOST INDUSTRIALIZEDCOUNTRY IN CENTRAL AMERICA. EL SALVADORWAS NAMED IN HONOR OF JESUS. ITS NAMEMEANS “THE SAVIOR”
  • 24. EL SALVADOR IS A COUNTRY WHERE YOU CAN LEARN A LOT ABOUT THEMAYAN CULTURE BY VISITING THE RUINS OF TEMPLES AND THE NATIONALMUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY WHERE YOU CAN SEE PLATES, JARS, VASES,AND OTHER WORKS OF THIS ANCIENT MESOAMERICAN CIVILIZATION.IF YOU PREFER ADVENTURE, YOU CAN GO RAFTING IN THE RAPIDS OF THERIVER “PAZ”, OR KAYAKING IN JIQUILISCO BAY.
  • 25. GUATEMALAA TRADITIONAL CENTRAL AMERICANCOUNTRY, FULL OF HARDWORKINGPEOPLE. ANTIGUA, ITS FIRST CAPITAL,IS KNOWN FOR ITS STREETS THATKEEP THE FRESHNESS OF THE FIRSTSETTLERS. SUNSETS IN THE BEACH ORA NIGHT OUT IN GUATEMALA CITYARE A VERY POPULAR ATTRACTION.
  • 26. GUATEMALA IS ANOTHER COUNTRY THAT HAS PRE-COLUMBIAN RUINSTHE MAGNIFICENT TIKAL IS ONE OF THE MAYAN PYRAMIDS FOUND INTHIS PART OF AMERICA.GUATEMALA HAS WONDERFUL CELEBRATIONS SUCH AS CARNIVAL ANDCORPUS CHRISTI, WHICH MIXES THE PAGAN AND THE RELIGIOUS.IT IS THE HOME OF NOBEL PEACE PRIZE RIGOBERTA MENCHÚ, ANINDIGENOUS HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST.
  • 27. HONDURASTEGUCIGALPA, THE CAPITALOFTHIS CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY IS ABLEND OF MODERN AND COLONIAL.IT IS AN AGRICULTURAL COUNTRY, ANDAS PROOF OF THIS IT IS THE HOME OFONE OF THE BEST AGRICULTURALCOLLEGES THE GLOBE, WHERESTUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLDCOMPETE FOR ACCEPTANCE TO RECEIVETHEIR EDUCATION.
  • 28. HONDURAS IS A VIBRANT COUNTRY, BRIMMINGWITH CLEAR TURQUOISE WATERS, PRISTINEBEACHES, LUSH JUNGLES, BREATHTAKINGMOUNTAINS, CHALLENGING RIVERS, ANDFASCINATING ANCIENT RUINS.THE MAYANS WERE ALSO DWELLERS OF THISENCHANTING PART OF CENTRAL AMERICA.
  • 29. MEXICO AND ITS CAPITALMEXICO CITY, THE THIRDMOST POPULATED CITY INTHE WORLD.CUERNAVACA THE BALMY,SPRING-LIKE, SEMITROPICALCLIMATE IS A BIG DRAW FORCUERNAVACA
  • 30. THE RUINS OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS IN MEXICO SPEAK OF THE UNDENI-ABLE SENSE OF ARCHITECTURE THEY HAD. WE CAN VISIT THE RUINS OFCHICHENITZA, PALENQUE, TEOTIHUACAN, AND UXMAL. EACH ONE OF THESESTONES HAS A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL US IF WE JUST GO BACK IN TIMEAND TRY TO IMAGINE HOW THEIR DWELLERS LIVED.
  • 31. THE ARID REGION OF THE SONORA DESERT IS JUST THE INVITATION TOKEEP EXPLORING THIS LAND OF SPLENDOR UNTIL WE CAN REACH THEWARM AND BREATHTAKING SUNSETS OF GUAYMAS, THE PORT OF MA-ZATLAN, OR THE INSPIRING SCENERY OF MICHOACAN.