Geography Quiz / South American Cities by Lonely Planet Descriptions

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Can you name the South American cities by their descriptions on the Lonely Planet website?

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There are no must-visit beaches, but if you like your cities gutsy, gritty and proud, and can bear a whiff of putrefaction from the waterways, xxxx is for you
OK, here’s the plan: tan it, wax it, buff it at the gym, then plonk it on the beach at xxxx. Celebrity-watchers have a full-time job here. xxxx is teeming with big names…
A fairy-tale city of romance, legends and sheer beauty, xxxx is an addictive place that can be hard to escape. Instead, just stroll through xxxx's maze of cobbled alleys
A crossroads of the Caribbean, South America and Europe, xxxx is a city of variegated cultures surrounded by all the colours of the Caribbean
xxxx is on the move. Once considered a place to avoid, the capital has cleaned up its act and is fast becoming one of Latin America's urban highlights
xxxx is dizzying in every respect, not only for its well-publicized altitude (3660m), but for its quirky beauty. The first glimpse will, literally, take your breath away
Spread across a spectacular Andean valley and flanked by volcanic peaks, xxxx’s setting is enough to strike you speechless. The historic centre is a maze of colonial splendor
The image of a butterfly emerging from its cocoon is too poetic for xxxx, the economic engine of the country. But get caught up in the streams of locals wandering the Malecón..
In the historic downtown, art deco and neoclassical buildings jostle for space alongside grimy, worn-out skyscrapers that appear airlifted from Havana or Ceauşescu’s Romania
Fast-paced and cosmopolitan, this progressive city has over four centuries of history buried beneath its glass-and-concrete monuments to oil-fuelled affluence…
xxxx is an incongruous pocket of urbanity in the middle of the jungle, a major port for ocean vessels that’s 1500km from the ocean
Forget everything you've read about xxxx. Yes, it was the headquarters and principal killing grounds for cocaine cartels. But the press forgot to report xxxx's turnaround
More than just border technicalities make xxxx an enigmatic southern outpost. You'll find a North Face store, a duty-free shopping zone and, of course, a Croatian TV channel
The irresistibly sexy city of xxxx, known as Ciudad Blanca is surrounded by snowy volcanoes, high-altitude deserts, hot springs, salt lakes and the world’s deepest canyons
Linked to the outside world by air and by river, xxxx is the world’s largest city that cannot be reached by road. Friendly, noisy, sassy and slightly manic…
Lonely Planet says...City
Mix together a beautiful European-like city with attractive residents, gourmet cuisine, awesome shopping, a frenzied nightlife and top-drawer activities, and you get xxxx
…shanty shacks, dengue fever–carrying mosquitoes, diesel-spewing buses, stark utilitarian architecture. Like a vain woman hiding her age but succumbing to middle-age spread…
Nicknamed La Perla del Pacífico, from the flat city centre ascensores creak at an improbable angle up to a very different city above. These tumbling chaotic cerros….
At once both a cinematic cityscape and a grimy urban front line, xxxx, known as the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), is nothing if not exhilarating
Once the foremost city of the Inca empire, xxxx is now the undisputed archaeological capital of the Americas, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city
Black and white colonial buildings line grassy squares, wafts of spices from Indian roti shops mingle with car exhaust, Maroon artists sell paintings outside sombre forts
There’s no other place where descendants of African slaves have preserved their heritage as well as in xxxx, from music and religion to food, dance and martial arts
There is so much fiery turbulence that the whole town feels on the verge of an explosion. A few blocks away, the streets are empty and there is a palpable Caribbean calm
One of the world’s biggest metropolises, xxxx looms large over South America Though founded in 1554 by Jesuits, xxxx remained a colonial backwater for much of its history
xxxx is no thing of beauty. A sprawling desert city clinging to dusty cliffs, it spends much of the year marinated in a perpetual fog turning the sky the colour of Styrofoam
The centre has a comfortable, lived-in feel, and the down-to-earth locals are a delight. All are very proud of the city’s current claim to fame: Lionel Messi
chest-beating xxxx takes full advantage of its end-of-the-world status. With a pint of the world’s southernmost microbrew, you can happily plot the dazzling outdoor options
Proud, genteel xxxx is the country’s most beautiful city, the symbolic heart of the nation. It was here that independence was proclaimed, and it is still the judicial capital
On a clear day, fresh after winter showers, xxxx basks in one of the most spectacular settings of any city in the world. A clear day is rare in this smog-blighted metropolis
xxxx is the closest attempt on earth to a create a modern utopia, carved out of nowhere in the 1950s in a spectacular feat of urban planning and architectural design

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