12 Interesting Facts About Argentina

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My last visit to Argentina was in 2015. It’s a beautiful country in South America and here are some facts about it that you should definitely know if you are going to pay a visit.

1. Mate Drink

Mate also known as yerba mate is a very popular drink in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia and Brazil. In Argentina you will see some people on the streets holding a pot that is made of metal or leather and drinking it with a metal straw. This caffeine-rich tea is made of leaves of the plant of “Ilex Paraguayensis”. Because of its high caffeine, it¬†has been¬†a very popular drink for centuries in South America. I am not a fan of Mate because the taste of Mate is a little bit bitter for me. In some tea shops I am sure you can find this tea and you can try for yourself.

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15 Interesting Facts about The Fifth Largest Country in the World

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With an area of 5.35 million square miles(equals to 8.45 million square km), Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. It also has the fifth largest population in the world with over 200 million inhabitants. Here are 15 interesting facts about Brazil that you should definitely know in case you are going to visit or live there.

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10 Amazing Facts About Bolivia

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Here are 10 of the most interesting facts about Bolivia that I noticed while I was travelling there.

1. Women wear The Bowler Hat

In Bolivia, you will notice all traditionally dressed women wear the Bowler Hat. It may be awkward to you and may ask yourself why all traditional women wear these European style hats. The story behind the hats is funny. The hat was introduced by the British Rail Workers who came to Bolivia to work in the mining industry.

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10 Amazing Facts About Peru,The Land of the Inca Civilization

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Here goes my list of amazing facts about Peru. All of them are based on my own experiences and observations during my trip in Peru.

1. Alpacas and Llamas

Like many other countries in South America, in Peru, you will see these lovely animals called Alpaca and Llamas. At first glance, they look so alike. Actually, they both come from camelid family but they are two different genus¬†/ kind. Let’s say they are cousins. These animals are being bred for their meats, fiber, and transportation. Alpacas are more preferred for their finer fiber.

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12 Interesting Facts About Colombia,The Land of Coffee and Emerald

Gold Museum Bogota

Colombia was our first destination in South America. We were a little bit wary about Colombia because of warnings we received¬†from some of our friends who had been and had lived in Colombia about crime and robbery.¬†But the capital city of Colombia, Bogota, with its Soho style red brick houses and the queen of the Caribbean Coast, Cartagena, with its Spanish colonial heritage style, a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies covered in bougainvillea totally amazed us. Despite its bad reputation we found out that Colombia is one of the most beautiful countries in South America. Continue reading “12 Interesting Facts About Colombia,The Land of Coffee and Emerald”

17 Facts About Cuba From The People Who Visited The Communist State

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In 2014 December, my sister and I stepped on Antigua and Barbuda after our Atlantic Crossing Adventure. After a while, we got acquainted with sailors in the marina and local people around the harbour and got updated about what happened in the world while we were crossing the Atlantic Ocean. We found out that the US embargo in Cuba will be off soon. We started to think about visiting Cuba before the American tourists invade the island after the embargo.

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16 Facts About Iran You Don’t Come Across in the News

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Iran was in my travel wishlist for quite¬†a while. I had listened to¬†many things about Iran, its people and its culture from my friends who had visited, worked and lived there. Finally, last May I¬†got the¬†chance to visit Iran for a touristic trip. Turkey and Iran have many common things such as vocabularies, literature, religion and Ottoman-Persian Empires’ long lasting wars. While I was in Iran and after my trip I found out many interesting things that people usually have no idea about. Today I want to share some of them. I hope you enjoy it!

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