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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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Greetings,
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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!

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Hi all,
I will soon be in La Paz and need to video conference. I read all kinds of posts suggesting internet is very slow everywhere. Does anybody know a good location (preferably not too noisy as well) with reliable internet that would allow me to video conference?

Alternatively I could try to get a 4G card but I'm not sure how reliable that would be?

Any advice or tips are appreciated! Thanks!

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I need to take a bus from Puno, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia. Apparently, there are a lot of sketchy bus companies out there. I've been able to find some recommendations but they have for the most part been from years ago. Has anyone taken this route recently and have recommendations on reputable bus companies?