Lost cities: El Dorado


Many Travellers, they decide to launch into adventure and look for those known as "lost cities". One of these cities is El Dorado, do you know? The pursuit of wealth has always fostered treasure hunters. However, few legends have elicited such a passionate response as that of The Golden, the famous (and almost definitely imaginary) city of riches that could not be found by explorers for centuries.

The origin of El Dorado dates back to the XVI-XVII century, when the explorers Europeans in South America first heard tales of an exceptionally wealthy American Indian chief, who was completely surrounded by gold. The city is supposed to be located somewhere in the northern part of South America. The area was said to be completely filled with precious stones and gold.

Thousands of explorers have tried in vain to locate this city of riches, and many of them have died in the process including different causes such as different diseases and hunger. One of the most famous cases involves Percy Harrison Fawcett, a British explorer who might have found El Dorado in 1925.

Fawcett and his expedition team entered the jungle of the Amazon, and nothing more was ever heard of them. Other explorers decided to go to the area to find him but, these ended up appearing dead or without a trace of anything. Given this background, even Indiana Jones might not find El Dorado, so find a quieter destination for your holidays instead of getting lost in the jungle.

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