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Surreal towns, shaped by nature

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From manmade, moveable islands to an entire town built in a meteorite crater, these are some of the strangest ways in which people have adapted their settlements to Mother Nature.
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Colombia's 'Liquid Rainbow'

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During certain months of the year, Colombia’s Caño Cristales turns shades of red, blue, yellow, orange and green in a vibrant natural display that happens nowhere else on Earth.


In Bolivia, awe-inspiring scenes at every turn

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Unlike neighbouring Peru or southern Chile – even Bolivia’s most well-known routes remain relatively untraveled.
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Sleeping on stilts in the Amazon

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At Brazil’s largest nature reserve, travellers can stay in treehouses, paddle past alligators and pick acai berries – but only 1,000 visitors a year are allowed in.
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Where football meets sun and samba

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In a city that embraces everyone and every cause, tolerance is so encouraged that authorities have hired drag queens to dance in the streets.


Brazil’s African soul

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African culture brought over during the slave trade still influences modern Salvador in myriad ways, from unique art forms to ongoing social struggles.


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