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Could you give me the advice in my first trip in San Andres?
I'm from Russia and a beginner in kitesurfing and I plan to visit this island in December for 7 days.
I want to meet new friends with same interests and do kitesurf with them. But unfortunately I'm not familiar with many details related this sport in this place.
What do you know about it? Is it good idea for beginner or not? Spots can be not appropriate for my level.
Thank you a lot!
Currently in Salento and working my self down to Ecuador. However, I would love to visit both cali and San Agustin before I do so. So what do you recommend me to do. Salento-Cali-Agustin-Ecuador or Salenti-Augustin-Cali-Ecuador?
I am looking for the way that is the best in ways of time common sense.
The thing is when I look at the map it is obvious that I should start with Cali, however my Colombian friend from cali tells me that I should start with San agustin.
I was wondering whether any one could recommend a decent tour in Easter Island? I've foolishly only given myself 2 days there so I thought I'd better book something before I arrive!
I saw Haumaka tours recommended in one guide. Has any one used them? I can't find any contact details for them.
Can anyone tell me if they are strict about the 5kilo bag limit on the train to Aguas Caliente. I know what it says in the literature. I have booked to stay
In aguas for 2 nights and then go by train to Ollantanmbo for 7 days. Will I need to leave my pack my hotel in Cusco and go with the bare minimum.
Some have told me they had taken a pack on the train.
Anyone with recent experience?
Have about 2.5 weeks to spend in Argentina.
Planning to BA - Bariloche - El Chalten - El Calafate - Ushuaia, probably going by bus all the way.
Do I need to book accomodation in advance, or can I just show and find something?
Will a budget of $100/day cover my costs (including transport)?
Thanks for any help offered
I'm doing a 4 month (minimum) trip, starting at the Carnival- Bolivia-Peru- Ecuador- Colombia.
Is the quickest and best route to Bolivia from Rio crossing through the Pantanal?
Also any suggestions on places to stay in Bolivia close to the crossing, also planning on doing Spanish lessons?
Any more info on the countries I'm visiting would be greatly appreciated.
My boyfriend and i are going to Colombia for the first time next february, since we only have 14 days and there is so much to do i'm looking for help.
We are in our late 20s, we are going to backpack and stay in hostels but we will cover long distances with domestic flights. We want to see Bogotà, Medellin, Salento and the Cocora Valley, Cartagena, Barranquilla, and spend 3-4 days at the beach but still haven't figured out where (Tayrona and Santa Marta or Isla Grande or Playa…