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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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Best route Buenos Aires - Patagonia - Santiago?

Hi everybody!
We'll be travelling from Buenos Aires to Patagonia to Santiago, any of you have recommendations for this trip? Tips about flights/bus rides, nice places to visit/stay etc would be great!

Thanks!
Leon

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colombia

Hi All,

I'm thinking of going to Colombia in Jan 2015 and was wondering two things:

Is it safe to travel there? (been reading various things on the internet, i'm a single blonde girl so just want to double check!)

Can anyone recommend places to go/see/stay?

Any thoughts from people that have recently traveled there would be great!

Thanks!

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Salkantay Trek

Hey guys i am going on the Salkantay Trek with my friends alone without a company and i was wondering if it was possible to create an open fire during the nights. I am bringing a headlamp but i would like a fire at night. Also i was wondering if there was campsites were we could do open fires. Thanks!

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the Guardia

We traveled in Venezuela for 10 days to climb Roraima and to visit Angel Falls. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful except the Guardia, the national military police. On 2 bus rides between Santa Elena and Ciudad Bolivar the Guardia detained and interrogated us 3 times, strip-searched us, and robbed us. The encounters with the Guardia were disturbing, unnerving, and a bit scary at the time; after we left Venezuela and processed those encounters, they make a good story. Climbing Roraima was a…

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CCS stay overnight in international terminal?

I have an upcoming flight that arrives from BOG to CCS at around 1:30 in the afternoon, and then another flight out to Houston the next morning at 8:30am. The question is, do I stay in the International terminal all night, or get a hotel close to the airport? CAN I even stay all night in the terminal, and is it safe? Is it safer/better to go to a hotel close by like the Eurobuilding Express Maiquetia just for the one night? I hear they have a shuttle from the airport...

Thanks for any/ all…

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Where should I go to live?

Hi! My partner and I are in the midst of a multi-year adventure to live abroad in several countries. We're currently living in Nelson, New Zealand, and we will be here until May 2015. After that, we want to live "somewhere" in South America for as long as we can - mostly to get as fluent in Spanish as possible and soak up as much South American culture as possible. Many people have told us that Colombia will be our best bet in terms of culture and affordability, but I wanted to see if…