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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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This is a continuation of the post 'Paramaribo to Albina & French Guyana (end April 2016) in the Surinam section.

Once stamped into France, turn immediately left & walk the 2km or so into town - it's straight up the street to the church, where you'll see the Mairie & other government buildings, as well as the Camp de la Transportation. The latter is an interesting place (entry €8, everything in French only) & I enjoyed the visit. I liked the town itself & stayed on to chill out. There are a…

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Flying into Paramaribo International Airport leaves you 50km from the centre of town.

If you fly in from Belem & are an English-speaker expect to have a non-English or -Dutch speaking Brazilian ask you to fill out their entry form for them as they are not in Portuguese. You'll also see the cabin staff collect them in to help, too.

If you don't have a visa in advance you can get a tourist card, you can now get one on arrival at the airport for certain nationalities for €25 or $30USD (Euros or…

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Greetings,
I am on a higher consciousness journey that is nudging me towards South America. My hope is to set out on a 2-3 month path of spiritual enlightenment in a Spanish speaking country to find... Simultaneously I would love to learn Spanish by way of classes/tutorship/submersion. Limited budget, limited Spanish skills and riding solo as a female. Please guide me towards best options, recommendations, cautions, bargains etc . Much appreciated. One love!

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I have come across more than one website selling tickets and I want to make sure I'm buying from a legitimate website! Some websites have tickets being available and others are sold out. I'm in the USA.

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Hi there,

I am going to be embarking my South America trip from May to August going through Brasil, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Colombia.

I was investigating on travel insurance (mostly from the medical perspective incase something happens to me) and looked into World Nomads and IMG in the US as thats where I am leaving from and thats where home is for the moment.

World Nomad recommended the Explorer plan though I don't plan to do any adventure sport but they suggested it because the standard…

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Hey there I'm trying to book a two day jungle tour from Manaus but I'm wondering if anyone knows what the cheapest two day tour is apart from Manaus booking who's reviews worry me a bit, Cheers!