South America

Death Road

Yungus Road, or “Death Road” as it is known to the locals, has often been described as the most dangerous road in the world. Running from Bolivia’s capital La Paz into a rainforest region known as the Yungas, the road…

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Wednesday, 23rd January 2008

Colombian Water Slide

Apparently Colombians like their water slides, because this one near El Cruce is absolutely massive! I believe this is the Playa Cuare waterpark, but unfortunately their website appears to be dead. So, who can find the longest water slide?

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Tuesday, 22nd January 2008

World’s Largest Coca-Cola Logo

In northern Chile, in the desert near Arica, we couldn’t possibly miss The World’s Largest Coca-Cola logo. At 50m tall and 120m wide, this really is a massive Coke advert. Even better though, it’s actually made from 70,000 empty Coke…

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Wednesday, 14th November 2007

The World’s Largest Swimming Pool

Apparently officially recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records, here in San Alfonso del Mar in Chile you can hardly miss the world’s largest swimming pool! This absolutely immense pool is 1 kilometre long and covers eight hectares –…

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Wednesday, 3rd October 2007

Easter Island (Island Week 2)

(It’s Island Week 2 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. For about a week.) Located in the south eastern Pacific Ocean, almost four thousand kilometers from continental Chile, Easter Island – or locally Rapa Nui…

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Thursday, 30th August 2007

Goodyear Blimp

Since 1925, the Goodyear Blimp has been an integral part of American sports culture, probably more famous than the tyre company whose logo is along the side. Goodyear have built more than 300 blimps over the years and today there…

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Monday, 25th June 2007
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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