It is home to 12 countries and 433 million people.
The largest city is Sao Paolo, Brazil.
The highest mountain is Aconcagua in Argentina at 6,961 meters/22,837 feet.
The continent is home to the tallest waterfall (Angel Falls) and the longest mountain range (the Andes).
Our first foray into the magic that is South America came about after daydreaming for far too many months during our final year of college. Eventually, we pulled the trigger and bought two one-way tickets to Peru. Fast forward a couple of years and we have now spent over 9 months exploring and adventuring in the incredible continent of South America. And we are just getting started.
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