Rio de la Plata translated means "The silver river," a reflection of the hopes of early European colonists searching for the precious metal. Today, Rio de la Plata's waters, drawing sediments from northern Argentina and Uruguay, would more aptly earn a name that evoked its brown color.
(Photo and caption by Thushan Amarasiriwardena / LongJaunt.com)
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03.11.2008 | Rio de Janiero, Brazil
With beaches like these, we couldn't resist the opportunity to spend another day on the astounding beaches of Rio.
07.11.2008 | Sukhothai, Thailand
Explore the ancient Thai city of Sukhothai - the "dawn of happiness."
05.16.2008 | Istanbul, Turkey
With a lot of work to catch up on, we took it easy today and only caught a glimpse of the Blue Mosque at night.
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