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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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We are going to Peru for 14 days in early August and plan to do the Ancascocha Trek. I'm having conflicting opinions about going at the start (after a couple days acclimating in Cusco) or at the end of the trip. Other must-dos are a couple days in Lima (we are foodies and the chefs there are rocking it!), possibly a Rainbow Mountain Trek in Cusco (1 day), Arequipa/Colca Canyon, possibly Ica and sand boarding. We only have 14 days so I'm trying not to fit too much in. In any case, what are the…

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Hello friends,

my shoes will soon have no profile left so I need some new ones. The problem is, I have size 49 (that is 14 in UK and I think 15 in US).
I tried to find some in Sucre but no one has bigger ones than 45. People told me there are second hand sellers which get there stuff from the US in big bags, so they sometimes have bigger sizes but still I coudn't find any.

Now my hope is to find some in La Paz.
Does anyone know a place that has big shoes?
Or would there be any other options…

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Hi there,

I'm flying into Bogota shortly. Does any one know ifl I need proof of onward travel as I plan to leave over land?

Thanks,

Raoul

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Ecuador Itinerary Suggestions

I'm planning an 3 week trip to Ecuador in June and thought I'd tap Lonely Planet community experts for some insight(s). Here's my plan:
-Days 1-3 in Quito
-Day 4 Cotopaxi National Park
-Days 5-7 (and/or 8) - Quilotoa Loop, stay in Latacunga on way to and/or from.
-Day 8 or 9 - Riomamba and day trip TBD
- Day 10 Bus to Guayaquil
- Day 11 through 21 Galapagos (already booked)

Appreciate any insights from others who have done similar routes, especially on bus routes and days they…

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Hi Thorn Tree,

I am currently doing research in Buenos Aires as an anthropology student, and have 2 days off per week. I am absolutely dying to go to Salta, and am having a hard time seeing how realistic this is. I don't mind if it is rushed as I don't know when I would be back to this part of the world.

Any advice is appreciated! Cheers

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I have been looking for these on line - just for future research and atrapalo, despegar, skyscraper could not find any.
Any ideas on where to look?