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For the benefit of everyone dropping by the Brazil branch for the first time, please read this FAQ first. And I hope there can be some sort of way to moderate the thread to keep it updated and clean. I know there are some AWESOME regular contributors here who enjoy giving advice; I feel this thread can really help to condense the information available.

I'll go first, with some general thoughts from the South America FAQ. Many thank to Apollo for starting that thread and for a great idea…

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Hi there,
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flying to PA this September and travelling south to Uruguay. I have two sets of questions.

As regards PA, how much time do you think I should spend there? Also, in which part of the city should I look for accommodation and go out (safely) at night? And finally, what do you absolutely recommend to do in town (what to see, eat, drink or whatever)?

As regards going south, since I have not a lot of time I was thinking to get a bus to Chuy from PA. Do you think instead that there is any…

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Hello everyone,

I'll be flying to PA this September and then going all the way to Colonia, to get the ferry to Buenos Aires. I have around 15 days to get to Colonia, and was thinking how to organise my itinerary. The general plan was to spend a couple of days in PA, then take a bus maybe to Rio Grande, spend a day there, then off to Chuy and from there slowly proceed to destination. Any ideas?

Some qualifications. I like pretty much everything, from big cities to small villages, from urban…

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Schedule for free buses from the Mendoza bus terminal to catch the planes out from the diverting airports (San Juan. San Rafael, San Luis)), with departure times for each flight, each airline, each day linked: http://transporte.gov.ar/content/noticia_OBRASENELAEROPUER_1471889587/
For the Sept 7-Dec 7 Airport Shutdown, there will be specific shuttles for each flight waiting on arrival at the airports, and they will go to the Mendoza downtown bus terminal, Platforms 1 to 10. The same platforms…

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Igauzu Falls

We have been given conflicting advise regarding malaria tablets for visiting the Igauzu Falls (from both sides). We have used the Fit for Travel website which suggests there is low risk but we have also been told verbally by a travel nurse that they are necessary. To be on the safe side, this evening we went to a pharmacy to get our prescription but there system suggested we didn't need them.

So for those who have been, have you taken them? We will only be visiting the tourist areas and do not…

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Hi all,
I am in the (very) early stages of making rough itineraries and listing must see spots for my trip to Peru.

I have been going back and forth about Lake Titicaca, and reading that to make it worth it to go out of your way, you want to do a couple of nights and a home stay. I'd be happy to do that if it's worth it, but I have another factor to weigh, and it is that I get quite sea-sick. This is on ferry's or any slower moving boat big or small. The only exception is generally speed boats…

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Have you ever been robbed in Ecuador?

I had a wonderful five weeks in Ecuador just recently but one impression that really wore on me was all the family members who live there telling me to watch this and watch that because of thieves. They obviously were concerned for my safety and I complied but I didn't see the problem.

So I'm asking- did you get robbed while in Ecuador?

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Hi!

I am planning on travelling South America by myself for six months next year, and just had a few questions I thought I should ask quickly. Firstly, am I still likely to enjoy travelling by myself? The closest I've done to this is going away for a month with my mates interrailing across Europe, so don't really know what to expect. I am a 21 year old male, so not worried about the safety side of things, just whether it will still be an enjoyable experience by myself.

Secondly, I haven't put…