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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…
this may have been asked before, but anyway:
I'm planning to go to South America in January - +/- a week in Bolivia and three weeks in Chile. Chile is surely fine weather-wise, but how feasible is Bolivia in the rainy season? The plan is to take a straightforward Santa Cruz-Sucre-Potosí-Uyuni trip and go overland from Uyuni to Calama/Antofagasta etc. Sta. Cruz-Sucre will be by plane.
I traveled in Peru/Bolivia in November before (many years ago); I remember it being rather wet…
My friend and I are planning on hiking the W in Torres del Paine. Fantastico Sur offers a pre-paid package which includes accomodation in refugios and transportation to/from the park but it's far more expensive than booking the refugios independently. I've seen that refugios are easy to book online but what about transport to and from the park? Is there a way to book the buses in advance? And what about the ferry? And if not, how much in advance does it book out? It would suck to have booked all…
I want to take a trip from Trinidad to Guayaramerin.Or if it is impossible,then I want to travel from Rurrenabaque to Riveralta.Can ecery one tell me if it is possible?If possible,how to book？
Thanks a lot in advance.
I've read a lot that to avoid spending too much on buying food in Easter Island, it'll be best to do some shopping first in Santiago and take it onto the island. However, I'm actually flying from Tahiti. Has anyone tried bringing food in from French Polynesia and if so, what are the items that will be confiscated on arrival?
Can I bring in fresh meat, canned food, eggs, milk, fruits, bread, jam?
Any one been to the Manizales fair. Is it worth attending or worth a pass.
What is a reliable bus company from Manizales to Medellin. Any recommendations would be great.
Just a warning for people wanting to take an overnight bus between Sao Paolo and Foz de Iguazu. Last night the bus got held up at gunpoint at 3am in the morning. 3 masked men with automatic weapons and pistols took over the bus and diverted to a dark field, where they took cash and only left because the police came.
We were on the 18.30pm Pluma bus from Sao Paolo.
The police said it's happened several times the last month, so for the time this is an unsafe route at night and I would opt for a…