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Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa is one of the most diverse and interesting countries in the world. Tourists flock to South Africa for its natural beauty, wildlife and sunshine. South Africa's immensely varied terrain supports a rich diversity of animals, birds, and plant-life and offers an incomparable range of experiences. Whether you're in South Africa on safari or to enjoy the beaches, breathtaking drives, or unspoiled wilderness in Cape Town you soon realize that you are very spoiled by the selection of spectacular, top class beaches. The shape of the Cape coastline and backdrop of the scenic mountains entails that there is always a sheltered beach to enjoy. The warm Indian Ocean and cooler Atlantic Ocean hug the Cape Peninsula meeting at Cape Point. Both Oceans open up onto white sandy beaches which are extremely popular for sunbathing, relaxing and recreational sports. Cape Town beaches range from secluded bays to long, open stretches of sandy beaches; the choice of beach is yours. This Cape Town Beach Guide is a good resource which aims to make you aware of what beaches are out there, the best conditions to enjoy them and all the other essential details that you may need. 08_29_20-4207_thumbnail

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Posted by Kevintavares 18:39 Archived in South Africa Comments (0)

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina is a very diverse country especially with climate it's general temperate climate ranges from subtropical in the north to subpolar in the far south. The north is characterized by very hot, humid summers with mild drier winters, and is subject to periodic droughts. Central Argentina has a temperate climate, with hot summers with thunderstorms, and cool winters. The southern regions have warm summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall, specially in mountainous zones. Argentina is one of the very few countries which have so many different climate zones within the country.The official sport of Argentina is soccer know there as football. The national football team has won 25 major international titles including two FIFA World Cups, two Olympic gold medals and fourteen Copa Américas. There over one thousand Argentine players play abroad, with the majority of them in European football leagues. With that being said I couldn't be in Argentina and not watch a live game so headed over to Estadio Olímpico Chateau Carrerasto watch them face Portugal and what a match it was at that! Estadio Morumbi1

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Bogota, Colombia

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After landing at El Dorado International Airport I took a cab to the capital of Colombia. Bogotá, has a rich colonial tradition with a number of landmarks from that period preserved as historical landmarks. Most of these are in the La Candelaria, the oldest district in the city. The Capitol Municipal Palace was a very beautiful church and there several more churches that are worth a visit. Parque Arqueológico de San Agustín is a huge park in the Magdalena River gorge in southern Colombia where centuries ago, before the time of the Incas, people interred their dead in tombs guarded by fierce stone figures, some with animal features, some mythical, all intriguing to archaeologists and lots of tourists. When you first arrive at Parque Arqueológico de San Agustín it very much resembles the grand canyon. After 4 days I saw everything there was to see in Colombia, the only thing I didn't experience was a Colombian night club so on the fifth day i headed out to bogota bar and nightclub, and let me tell you i have never experienced anything like this the energy in that building was unreal and completely worth my time and money.images

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Venezuela

Caracas/Isla Coche Margarita Island, Venezuela

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Caracas is located in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range. Caracas is an excellent city, with a great nightlife. If you go out partying you could plan to be back around 4am and planning for a cab on the way back is advisable. During the day you better be prepared for some heat the average tempurature is around 30 degrees, it has restaurants and bars inspired by the cuisine of many different countries and cultures due to great waves of immigration from Europe and the Middle East after the Second World War. Venezuela and its capital, Caracas, are reported to both have among the highest per capita murder rates in the world. Most murders and other violent crimes go unsolved. Armed criminal gangs often operate with impunity throughout the urban areas. The poor neighborhoods that cover the hills around Caracas are extremely dangerous. U.S. travelers have reported robberies and other crimes committed against them by individuals wearing uniforms and purporting to be police officers or National Guard members. Overall I wouldn't let the crime stop you from visiting this city just use a bit of "street smart" logic and your in for one hell of a time. Isla Coche Margarita Island covers an area of 55 km². The highest elevation of the island is 60 m above the sea level. The climate is tropic, with an average temperatute of approximately 27 C to 38 °C. This island boasts crystal clear water and the most white sandy beaches you have ever seen, it is truly one of a kind and if you travels bring you to Venezuela Isla Coche is a must see.Downtown Caracas

Downtown Caracas

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Posted by Kevintavares 08:02 Archived in Venezuela Comments (0)

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