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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

  Happy 4th! As we prepare ourselves for the long Holiday weekend  celebrating  our Independence day in the USA I just wanted to share a little of info about the “independence” day. Since I am a pretty “new” USA citizen ( I became a USA citizen in September 2013) I am glad  and proud to enjoy this celebration with my family and nice general atmosphere. The typical BBQ, amazing fireworks, pool parties or any other Summer get together  are already characteristic…

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Bizarre and unusual destinations around the world – Salar de Uyuni

Bizarre and unusual destinations around the world – Salar de Uyuni

In a recent online article in Los Angeles Times, Salar de Uyuni was named as one of the 79 bizzare and unusual destinations in the world. Indeed, Salar de Uyuni would qualify on the account of its sheer size, the largest salt flat on the planet. In fact, it is so flat, big and its surface so reflective that NASA uses it for calibration of the altimeters of its satellites. We visited the Salar in 2009 during our trip to…

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Flags of South America part 5 – Bolivia.

Flags of South America part 5 – Bolivia.

Bolivia, one of the two land-locked countries in South America roughly the size of 3x the Montana state. A country of extraordinary beauty and contrasts. From the Amazon jungle to the Andean high plateau also known as altiplano. It is a home to the largest salt flat on Earth, Salar de Uyuni, where NASA calibrates its satellites and where rich deposits of lithium are found. It is also a home to the highest capital in the world, La Paz. Named…

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