Travel photos in South America

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Belém - Begining of the trip

After years of dreams, months of project and hours in the plane, my trip began July the 7th 2016 (Actually, I left on the 6th and I stayed one night in Lisbon). The destination has been chosen more according to the plane ticket price than for the real attraction. The planes to Belém were cheap compared to other towns in South America. I stayed one week before continuing my trip.
Belém is a small charming town with beautiful districts, and other less.



































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Ceará - Sun and beach

Photos taken between the 15th and the 27th of July 2016 in the north of the Ceará state. We can see Aracati, Canoa Quebrada and Prainha do Canto Verde in Beberibe. Those places are 170km in the west of Fortaleza.

























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Recife - "Veneza brasileira"

Photos taken in Recife, Pernambuco between July and August 2016.

Recife is a city crossed by many rivers. That's why it has been surnamed "Veneza brasileira" (Brazilian Venice).





























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Salvador de Bahía - Brasil's first capital

Those photos have been taken in August 2016 in Salvador de Bahía, the first capital city of Brazil after its independance, from 1549 to 1763, before Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.





























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Porto Seguro - "Terra Mãe do Brasil"

Photos of Porto Seguro and Arraial d'Ajuda in the south of the Bahia state taken in August 2016.















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Rio de Janeiro - Olympic Games 2016

Photos taken in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016, during and after the Olympic Games.











































































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São Paulo - Imposing metropolis

São Paulo is the biggest city of Brazil, and the fifth biggest in the world. The economic capital of Brazil was founded in 1554.



























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Curitiba - Ecological town

Photos of Curitiba taken in September 2016.

















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Foz do Iguaçu - Falls of the triple border

Foz do Iguaçu is a brazilian town close to the country borders with Argentine and Paraguay. It is most known for the Iguaçu falls (Cataratas do Iguaçu in Portuguese, Cataratas de Iguazu in Spanish). Those photos have been taken in September 2016.











































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Ciudad del Este - Power of shopping

Four photos of Ciudad del Este, town of the east of Paraguay, taken in September 2016. Many Brazilians living on the other side of the land border come to find cheap prices. We can see the Itaipu dam as well.









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Encarnación - Much more than shopping

Photos of Encarnación, a town in Paraguay close to the argentinian border. Many argentinians go there to buy imported products cheaper than in Argentine. But Encarnación is more than a cheap shopping center. You can, for example, visit the Jesuit Missions ruins.



















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Posadas - Calm town

Those photos of Posadas, the capital city of the province of Misiones, have been taken in September 2016.

















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El Soberbio - Green and natural border

Photos taken in El Soberbio, a village close to the border with Brazil. A boat can bring you across the Uruguay river to Brazil, but there are no customs on the brazilian side.



















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Três Passos - Village of the south of Brazil

Photos of Três Passos, a village in the south of Brazil, taken in October 2016.























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Santa Rosa - Expanding town until the fields

Five photos taken in the few days spent in Santa Rosa in the begining of October 2016. Santa Rosa is a small town in Rio Grande do Sul, in the south of Brazil.











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Passo Fundo - Expanding town

Passo Fundo is a small expanding town. It is small enough to enjoy tranquility and large enough to have everything large towns need. Its most visible characteristic are the two towers of the Bella Città shopping center.

















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Cambara do Sul - Green canyons

Cambara do sul is a village in Rio Grande do Sul, close to the border with Santa Catarina, the neighbouring state. As its name indicates, it is located in the south of Brazil. It is most known for its canyons.



















































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Porto Alegre - POA, Big city in the south

After a few small towns and villages in Rio Grande do Sul, I arrived in Porto Alegre, the state's capital city, where I spent the second half of the month of October 2016. Porto Alegre, often written POA, has two central areas: The historical center, with most touristic places, and the Cidade Baixa (Lower town), with more bars and restaurants.















































































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Chui, Chuy - One town in two countries

Chui (Brazilian side) or Chuy (Uruguayan side) is a small town located on the border between Brazil and Uruguay. Half of the town belongs to Brazil and half to Uruguay. The customs are on each side of the town. The month changing from October to November has been a country changing from Brazil to Uruguay.











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Santa Teresa National Park - Long walk throw the park

Once in Uruguay, I left Chuy by bus to reach La Coronilla from where I walked the 20km until Punta del Diablo with all my stuff throw the Santa Teresa National Park. Actually, I didn't walked straight ahead, so it was much more than 20km. The park have a camping. It may have been better using it and doing the way in two days.

In that park, we can find the Fortaleza de Santa Teresa, a star-shaped fortress, and a few beaches.

































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Punta del Diablo - Fauna and lanscapes of the ocean

After walking the whole day throw the Santa Teresa National Park, I arrived in Punta del Diablo on the night.

Punta del Diablo is a seaside village with beaches, rocks and a diversified fauna. The Laguna Negra, close to the village, is worth a visit.



































































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Cabo Polonio and Barra de Valizas - Kilometers of empty beaches

Barra de Valizas is a seaside village with very beautiful beaches. However, the accomodations prices are very high and the village itself isn't more interesting than Punta del Diablo, located at 40 km in the north. The only real interest of Barra de Valizas is its proximity with Cabo Polonio and the 10 km of beaches between both villages.

Cabo Polonio is a hamlet with less than 100 inhabitants surrouned by hudge beaches that constitute the Cabo Polonio National Park. The inhabitants are mainly fishermen and craftsmen.























































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Montevideo - Capital city of Uruguay

Montevideo is Uruguay's capital city. It is the seat of the Mercosur and the Latin American Integration Association. It's one of the cities of Latin America with the best quality of life.























































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Colonia del Sacramento - Oldest town in Uruguay

After many recommandations, I decided to spend a few days in Colonia del Sacramento before taking a boat for Argentina. And it was a good idea! Colonia is a very charming town, very different from the other coastal towns full of beaches in Uruguay or the big city Montevideo.

From the top of the lighthouse, we can see the city of Buenos Aires, on the other side of the Río de la Plata river, very wide at this place.























































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Buenos Aires - Argentinian capital city

After crossing the Río de la Plata, I arrived in the argentinian capital city. Buenos Aires is a large city with many different neighbourhoods to see, and even natural areas in the city. There are other charming towns close to it, like Tigre for example.