South America af Sandra Bao Bog, Hæftet

South America

- on a Shoestring


Beware. Once the magic of South America grips you, it owns you. From the crashing glaciers of Patagonia to the steaming Amazon jungles, the South American continent is so fantastically diverse and packed with adventure, you´ll forever wonder what´s coming next. Strap on your crampons and climb the snowcapped volcanoes of the Andes. Trek the Inca Trail to the awe-inspiring remains of Machu Picchu, marvel at the colonial architecture of Cartagena, let loose to the hedonism of Brazil´s Carnaval, doze to frog songs in the Amazon and wake up to the thundering magnificence of Iguazú Falls.You can stay in jungle lodges, cloud-forest campgrounds, backpacker party pads or indigenous shelters. You can down an aperitif before dinner on a deluxe bus in Argentina, race the tide in the back of a rusty truck or ride the roof of a boxcar down the Andes. What´s more, South America is an incredible cultural kaleidoscope, where Lake District towns seem plucked from the Bavarian Alps, cities rival their European counterparts, and delicacies range from football-sized steaks to pint-size piranhas and spit-roasted guinea pigs. And with every adventure there´s a soundtrack, from modern break-beat bossa nova to traditional tango to the haunting panpipes of the Andean páramo (grasslands). Add to the mix the gregarious, open nature of the South Americans, and you have a traveller´s paradise.Best Places to see the History of South America:Machu Picchu - mystify your mind at South America´s most famous and spectacular archaeological site Ciudad Perdida - trek through the jungle to the ´Lost City´ of the Tayronas, one of the largest pre-Columbian cities discovered in the Americas Rapa Nui (Easter Island) - fly to one of the world´s most remote inhabited islands and marvel at the colossal stone moai (large anthropomorphic statues carved from volcanic tuff), whose history is still shrouded in mystery Jesuit missions - explore the beautifully preserved and sometimes hauntingly decrepit

  • Sprog:
  • Engelsk
  • ISBN:
  • 9781741041637
  • Indbinding:
  • Hæftet
  • Sideantal:
  • 1116
  • Udgivet:
  • 1. Marts 2004

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