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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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I have to post on the Portable Inca Trail toilets for two reasons?

  1. Unfortunately in the video below it seems to me that its not a decent job even though some people would say it is paid.

  2. Once the human waste is disposed in the proper toilet building located next to the campsite the guy who does the job cleans the portable toilet in the same water tap where most of the tourists wash and brush their teeth...

This was going on now for a few years under the title of good

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Hey all,
I recently decided to take next year off work and do as much travelling as possible, starting in South America. I would like to either start south (Buenos Aires or Santiago) and work my way up to Cartagena or vice versa, looking at beginning the first week of January and ending in late March (roughly 10-13 weeks). Any input on where is best to start at that time of year? I cant decide whether travelling north or south will be better I was also given the advice to only book my flight

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Hi!

I am heading to TdP to do the full Q circuit over 9 days in early January, and I've heard that the rules have changed (as of mid-2016) and you now have to book even CAMPSITES ahead of time! Friends who have been before assured me that you can just walk up and set up a tent with a reservation, but since I've read in multiple places that the rules have changed, I don't really want to listen to my friends.

I am totally fine with booking ahead of time, except for the fact that when i go online…

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Hi! My twin and I are going to spend a week (late December/early January) in Cartagena. We are looking for suggestions for hostels, restaurants, and things to do. We have also booked a hostel on Isla Grande for two nights so we can get to nice beaches. Does anyone know how much a boat ride to Isla Grande costs? How cheap can food be inside Cartagena? What is there to do that' is fun in Cartagena (both historical and non-historical)?

Thanks!!

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Hiya
My boyfriend and I will be in Iguazu on New Years Eve. Can anyone recommend a good place to go. Preferably with dinner and/or dancing. Live music would be a bonus!
Thanks!

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Hi all. We have a month in Colombia and are trying to decide on Cartagena or Bogota as a base to fly into and out. Weighing against Cartagena is that the direct flight prices have gone up in the last week whereas Bogota is still reasonable. Bogota would be better in terms of getting down to the Amazon but after that we wanted to focus on the Cartagena region.

Thoughts? Advice? Best way to travel around Colombia ie: bus or flights?

Thanks!

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Greetings,
We will arrive in La Paz Wednesday April 26th at 4:59 AM.

1. Can we get a visa upon arrival ?
2. Is it possible to book a flight at La Paz airport out to Uyuni in the morning hours after arrival . I know Amaszonas has a 7:05 AM flight listed but can't read BOA's Spanish page . Thanks