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Earthquake in Ecuador

There was a large earthquake (7.8) tonight near Cojimies (between Mompiche and Pedernales). It was shallow and it was felt right through the country. It was 6.4 in Quito, but no major damage was reported other than some power outages. Guyaquil was hit hard, there's a lot of damage reported, at least one overpass collapsed and so far one death officially. Manta has suffered too, the airport is closed, the control tower collapsed, 10 deaths reported in the city. Portoviejo too, with 18 deaths…

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Hello dear travelers,

Would need some piece of your wisdom to help me make up my mind about this trip. Thank you so much for taking time and much appreciated!!

So, I am planning a trip in Peru (traveling on my own) and I have extended time from 10 days to 2 weeks – at which points got tempted to add Chile in with a highlight in Atacama desert (which looks so amazing – been to desert only to Joshua Tree in CA and loved it!! )
However I wouldn’t want to rush and overdo it (and could do Chile…

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Hi, we have reserved an apartment for 2 weeks in Salvador, in an area just east of Barra, near the Hotel Vila Galé, which I guess would be Ondina. We are travelling with a 1-1/2 year old baby, which would limit somewhat how adventurous we might get, although we have arranged for a local nanny to allow us to do things at night, and in general to give us more flexibility; nonetheless, we are assuming that everything will take perhaps twice as long with the baby (or we can do half as many things as…

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I receive a lot of emails about travel "Deals". Just received notification of long weekend trips out of Miami to Cozco and Macxhu Picchu--leave on Friday and return Monday!!

Reminds me of the guy from Denver I met two years ago in Pisec. Flew down on Saturday to go shopping with his wife at Pisec Market and flew back to Denver Sunday evening.

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I'll keep the politics to a minimum so the post doesn't get flagged. The country is the most expensive to visit at the official exchange rate. It could the worlds cheapest but you have to break the law + risk personal safety to do it. There are travel advisories. Zika. Electricity blackouts. Tourists are now competing for basic goods that the local lower and middle class citizens have to wait for hours or days to purchase and consume. Milk to toilet paper. Travel is greatest teacher we have in…

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Looking for reccomendations for Spanish Schools in Colombia!
If anyone has any good tips please advise!

Thanks in advance TT'rs!!

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As there is a shortage of Yellow fever vaccine around the world how difficult to enter Bolivia without the yellow fever stamp by bus from Peru? Or could we get the vaccine at the airport in Lima? I have read that it was possible.
Please enlighten me on the matter. Thank you.