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Read this first South America branch

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UPDATE Reciprocity Fee Pre-payment- starting Jan7,2013 at ALL Entries

http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesibleingles/?noticia=1632 (so far, in Spanish only)

AS OF JANUARY 7, 2013 pre-paid on-line reciprocity fees before departure and arrival will be payable for all entries into Argentina for Americans, Australian or Canadians, whether by land , sea, or flight. :(

Pre-payment has already started, no problems reported so far, it just does not become obligatory until 28 DECEMEBER 2012 for flights to Aeroparque or for Ezeiza International Airport, BA. As of Right now ,…

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Carnaval Rio de Janeiro 2015 / Carnival Bookers

I would like to help my friends that have any doubts about Rio de Janeiro Carnival. I am familiar with the city and spent the carnival there. When it comes to accommodations and transportation, I have a few good services to recommend. But when it comes to Carnival, I recommend Bookers International. It is my second year buying tickets with them and I really like the service
Here's the website: http://www.carnivalbookers.com/

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Travel Buddies welcome Jan 15-Feb 15 Rio through to Iquitos

Hello, I´m gonna be flying into Rio on the 15th and going out through Iquitos on Feb 15th. My plans so far are: Rio, Bahia, Manaus/Amazon.

Travel partners welcome!! I speak English and French.

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Holy Week difficult to travel in Peru?

Hi all,

We've been planning a trip to Peru starting in late March (first time!) and just realized it falls right on the Holy Week, which from some cursory googling sounds like could become quite painful to find hotels, get buses, etc. without advanced reservations. Although I acknowledge would be neat to see some of the celebrations we usually just wing it in country staying at each place until we're ready to go so I'm wondering if we'd be wiser moving the trip up a few weeks to avoid it since…

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URGENT: 3 weeks in Colombia over NYE

Hi there and merry Christmas!

I spontaneously decided to travel to Colombia over NYE for about three weeks. I'm a backpacker, looking for a fun yet relaxing time with fun people from Colombia and all over the world. My budget is around $20-40/day. Beach, clubs/bars, nature, food, outdoor/sports would be great :)

Basically, that's my preferred itinerary: Bogotá (only airport) - Cartagena by bus towards Santa Marta - Medellín - Bogotá

Several questions:

1) Any recommendations for the above…

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Bus from Potosi to Uyuni

Hi,
We have half day (afternoon time) to move from Potosi to Uyuni.
We have checked but cannot find bus departure from Potosi heading Uyuni in pm time (just morning).
Any one knows suitable and reliable bus departs from Potosi to Uyuni in the afternoon time?
If yes, please tell us and recommend bus company as well. We much appreciate for that.

We intend to take taxi from Sucre to Potosi (as many posts recommended taxi is quick and convenient way).
Is it possible and affordable to find a taxi…

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Motorcycles to buy/rent

I'll be traveling in Uruguay from 1-19-'15 through 3-15-15. I like to travel by motorcycle.
I would like to buy or rent a GS type on/ off road.
Help in this would sure be appreciated. Peter