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Colca Canyon, Peru

featuring Kim Waters' "Easy Going"
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Peru’s Colca Canyon spans more than 4800 miles and is one of the deepest canyons in the world. The area around the Colca River features an extremely varied landscape and extraordinary biodiversity. Many inhabitants of this area have pre-Incan ancestry. … Continue reading


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Pia Glacier, Tierra del Fuego

featuring Boney James' "Hypnotic"
Pia Glacier, Tierra del Fuego

The Patagonia region of South America (between southern Chile and Argentina) is known for its breathtaking natural scenery, but the alien landscape around the the Pia Glacier might be some of its best. As this river of ice carves its … Continue reading


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Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego

featuring Brian Hughes' "Soul Fruit"
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One of three passages past South America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Beagle Channel is surrounded on both sides by remarkable scenery. It was here that Charles Darwin first saw glaciers while accompanying the channel’s namesake, the HMS … Continue reading


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Karukinka Natural Park, Chile

featuring Brian Tarquin's "Santa Fe"
Karukinka Natural Park, Chile

On the Chilean part of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago lies the Karukinka Natural Park, offering more than 700,000 acres of untouched wilderness. The park’s private ownership and relative inaccessibility, along with proactive conservation efforts, have kept this area a … Continue reading


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Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

featuring Ken Navarro's "Island Life"
Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, the most visited city in the Southern Hemisphere, is known for its vibrant culture, diverse population, and festive atmosphere. Even away from the nightclubs and the excitement of Carnival, a good time is never hard to find, … Continue reading


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Cathedral of Arequipa, Peru

featuring Doc Powell's "Let Go"
Cathedral of Arequipa, Peru

The Cathedral of Arequipa, Peru illustrates the natural setting of Peru along the world’s “Ring of Fire,” the belt around the Pacific Ocean known for its high frequency of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Peru, affected by the Nazca Plate under … Continue reading


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Lima, Peru (Costa Verde)

featuring Candy Dulfer's "Lily Was Here"
Lima, Peru (Costa Verde)

Lima, the capital and largest city of Peru, is situated in a unique physical environment. Despite its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, this South American city is located entirely in a desert, making it the world’s second-largest desert city (after … Continue reading


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Santa María del Mar, Peru

featuring Alexander Zonjic's "Procession"
Santa María del Mar, Peru

The Santa María del Mar district of Peru is well known for its beautiful beaches. Just south of the country’s capital of Lima, this relaxation destination seems to have it all– pristine sand, a rolling surf from the Pacific Ocean, … Continue reading


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Puno, Peru (Floating Islands)

featuring Peter White's "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)"
Floating Islands of Puno, Peru

The Puno region of Lake Titicaca in Peru has been home to the Uros people since before the Inca empire. The Uros people are known for their unique floating islands. For hundreds of years, this culture has made its home … Continue reading


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