South America

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

Giant Man-Shaped Lake

It would seem that someone has spent a lot of time and money to create this lake, in the shape of an extremely happy looking man! I’m not sure what he’s got to be so happy about though. I mean,…

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Friday, 15th June 2007
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