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South America

South America is the continent known for its lush green rainforests, exotic wildlife, and passionate salsa dancing. It is home to some of the most famous landmarks in the world, including Machu Picchu, Christ the Redeemer, and the Amazon rainforest that people think is a delivery service for books.

The continent is typically hot and humid, except in Chile where it is only hot. Yes, that’s right, Chile seems to be the alien element in South America because they are obsessed with skiing and wine production. However, it balances out perfectly with the Amazon that rivals the size of the adjacent sea, the Atlantic.

The continent has quite a history - the Incas, the Mayans, and the Spanish conquistadors are just a few of the many civilizations that have passed through it. These days, the continent is known for its diverse cultures, which range from the passionate and energetic Brazilians, to the laid-back and friendly Peruvians where they have their own mini versions of Machu Picchu.

South America is also home to some pretty impressive mountains, including the Andes – which runs the entire length of the continent – and the famous patisserie restaurant chain with the same name. It’s also home to the highest waterfall in the world, called Angel Falls because it will ‘angels-play’ with your senses.

Overall, South America is a continent filled with color, music, and life. It’s a place where you can taste some of the best food in the world, meet incredibly friendly locals, and see things that you won’t find anywhere else. So pack your bags and head down there, but try not to get lost in the Amazon, because there aren’t any iPhones strong enough to pump the GPS signal through the canopy of trees.