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Month: October 2011

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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Cafes Notables of Buenos Aires.

Cafes Notables of Buenos Aires.

Visiting Buenos Aires is a dream come true for any coffee lover. Almost on every corner you will find a place to enjoy an espresso in one of its forms. And if you ask any porteño , he or she will tell you that they have a favorite hangout. When I lived in Baires in 2004 I once stumbled upon an informational flyer promoting Cafes Notables. It was a list of cafes designated as notable for its cultural and historical…

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Flags of South America part 4 – Uruguay

Flags of South America part 4 – Uruguay

Here is the 4th installment in my series on the flags of the South American countries and it tells about a small country of Uruguay. This small country (2nd smallest after Suriname), similar in size to the state of Washington, lies across Rio de la Plata from Argentina. It gained its independence in 1828. Uruguay is mostly flat with areas of pampas where cattle and sheep are raised. It is frequently called the Switzerland of South America due to its…

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Update about airport in Lima, Peru.

Update about airport in Lima, Peru.

August 22nd, 2011.- LAN informs that due to the temporary closure of the airstrip of  Jorge Chavez’s Airport Lima, Peru, the Company has been forced to modify its operation in order to fulfill the requirements of the aeronautical authority of this country. The temporary closure of the airport of Lima is schedule to begin October 3rd 2011 until January 31st 2012, between 01.00am to 07.00am, as a result of current maintenance work on the airstrip, illumination and sing system  -that…

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