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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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Recent currency restrictions

I understand from the Argentinian press and official sources that foreigners in Argentina now have to pay for all major services (bus, plane, hotels) in USD not ARS unless they are residents.
In practice are foreigners made to do so?
The implications are obvious. There is no point in obtaining ARS at a good rate in the UK if you cannot use them as extensively as anticipated. On the other hand making the wrong assumption that transport and hotels are always going to demand USD when this is not…

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Bikes on Buses (Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil)?

Hi am currently planning a trip with my Girlfriend that starts at Lima, ending up in Rio. On route we will be using local bus travel between various destinations such as Cusco, La Paz, Tarija, Jujuy, Asucion and Rio but to name a few. As to make the most of the stops at the various destinations, I would like to take my mountain bike along. Now, can the majority of the bus companies accommodate both our bikes, even if they are stored in specialized luggage (dismantled)? Otherwise I would be…

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Taxi costs in CHILE

Hello,
we intend to travel to/in CHILE this Southern Spring/Summer. Mainly in the LAKE DISTRICT but also in PATAGONIA.

Since the main Traffic-Hubs are usually easy reached by public transport, (bus, train, air, ship) places of interest are often
100km and more away from the main-hubs.

Usually (South East Asia, Madagascar, China-Tibet....) we always hired a terrain appropriate vehicle, with a driver for absolute flexibility, comfort and to carry substancial photographic equipment along.…

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Baile funk in Rio

Hey guys,

Just thought I would check with some of you Rio experts about my upcoming trip to Rio and your thoughts on me visiting a baile funk. I have visited Rio countless times, love the natural beauty, people and nightlife. I have always been intrigued by favelas and have been to many, however never for a proper baile. I'm not talking about the old Castelao das Pedras free for all style, I'm talking about a proper local's baile. I will be staying in Cascadura and am currently tossing up…

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Best Bus Search Sites in South America - Please Share

Hi,

I'm planning to do a round trip from Brazil to Argentina then to Chile, back to Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil by bus.
I know in Brazil there are number of good bus search engines like http://brazilbustravel.com, http://queropassagem.com.br, ww.clickbus.com.br, or brazilbybus.com, but I don't know any reliable sites in Argentina nor Uruguay. Any tips? Anyone travelled by bus in these countries?

J

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Comparing Peru to Thailand

How safe is Peru e.g. Lima, Cusco and Puno compared to say Thailand, fir instance Bangkok vs Lima and C.Mai vs Cusco?

Also the age of backpackers in Thailand is generally very young so is this the same in Puru?