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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My wife and I are thinking of travelling to Argentina early next year to tie in with a trip to Ecuador. The Ecuador part is fixed so we have the option of travelling either in late Jan to late Feb 2017 or mid March through to Easter. We are planning to travel across most of Argentina but not to the far south as we have already travelled down that way including across in Chile. We realise at this time of year the weather will be a compromise somewhere simply due to the diversity of climate in…
Hi, me and my wife are leaving on December 16th from Barcelona to Argentina for 3 weeks and we're just planning the trip but we still have some doubts.
We are planning the following itinerary:
- Day 1: Barcelona --> BA
- Day 2: BA --> Ushuaia
- Day 3: Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego area
- Day 4: Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego area
- Day 5: Ushuaia --> Punta Arenas --> Puerto Natales
- Day 6: Puerto Natales --> TdP - Prep day for the W trek in TdP
- Day 7: W trek
- Day 8: W trek
- Day 9: W trek
How do Venezuelans (in general) see LGBT people in their country? Do they have some problems when they see this people in the street?
Is it good way to be open in this country or better to be discreet?
I'm planning a trip to Patagonia for 3 weeks this October and want to try to get to Monte Leon, which I think will involve taking a bus from El Calafate to Rio Gallegos, then renting a car from there. Has anyone been to the park, and if so, where did you stay? It seems fairly off the beaten path and I'm not sure if the Hotel Monte Leon in the park will be open in October (they haven't responded to my email but I think they're closed for the winter). It looks like Santa Cruz is…
Hey there! So my girlfriend and I are thinking of doing the El Choro trail round La Paz next week. We're thinking of taking a cab to the trail head this Tuesday. It would be awesome to have a hiking buddy to have around. We can speak some Spanish but not a word of Aymara. ;) Let me know if you would be interested in joining us!
A warning to American travellers crossing the Bolivian border: We were recently nearly denied entry to Bolivia at the San Pedro de Atacama border. This was because the dollars we obtained in San Pedro De Atacama to purchase our visa had a serial number that may have been counterfeit. The money looked legit, and had the appropriate water marks, indicator strip, etc. There is a sign in the immigration office stating that they won't accept US dollars with a serial number ending in B2. We ended up…