Americas - South America
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I'm sorry - I seem to be asking a lot of questions recently, but having searched Google, I can't find the answer to this one.
To keep my luggage at below 23kg for the airlines, I need to post back to the UK some of my unnecessary stuff, and gifts I've bought. What is the procedure for doing this in Bolivia? (I'm in La Paz).
Do I have to put it all in a box (where can I get a box from??)?
Sealed or unsealed before taking it - to where? I haven't seen a PO in La Paz
What shipping system would be best, i.e. safe, but no need for speed?
Anything else I need to know?
Thanks for all your expert help.
I´ve had a search but is it easy to bus from Porto Velho in Brazil to La Paz via the Riberalta border?
I´m trying to cost a trip from Manaus down to Porto Velho and then through Bolivia but can´t find much up to date info. Planning to be travelling in the next couple of weeks.
Any help appreciated!
We'll have an I-phone with us. Is it necessary for the I-phone to be "jailbroken" in order to get an Ecuadoran sim-card once we arrive to obtain 3-G internet?
Hi all, to introduce myself I'm a 25 year old guy from London. I have a convenient 5 months between jobs from mid-February until mid-July 2014 and planning a solo trip to South America. I plan to spend 3 to 3.5 months travelling in South America and then 1-2 months in Asia (Mainly interested in visiting Vietnam).
In terms of travel experience, I have done a short trip before from BA to Rio via Iguazu before but nothing on this scale so I would appreciate advice on my rough route I have planned and time frame. My Spanish is very basic, I'll be doing my best to improve on that before I head out there.
Budget - Excluding flights I had a rough estimated figure of £1500/month average across the trip in my head - for travel within/between countries, food/drink, hostels, visiting places/buying tours/trips. I don't mind staying in the cheaper hostels or bus travel, but I will want t... more »
I'm heading to Brazil in July spending time the majority of the time with a group. However, I will be by myself for a few days in Manaus and Rio, and I was wondering how safe it would be to walk around with a DSLR? I'm a lone female traveler and plan on just carrying it in my purse as opposed to be big camera bag. I was also thinking that because I'm arriving just before World Youth Day, security esp. in Rio would be a little bit beefed up?
My other option would just to be using my DSLR with the group and just carrying around my little point and shoot when I'm on my own.
What do you guys think? Thanks in advance for your input!
Anyone have any leads?
we booked a flight from Europe to Buenos Aires, going home 5 weeks later from Rio. We plan to visit puerto Madryn, Mendoza, Salta, and Foz de Iguazu (Bonito). The distances are quite long, so please your advice whether to go by nightbus of airplane. We would prefer to go by plane, but it can be expensive. Does anyone know a cheap option with for example an airpass within Argentina and/or Brazil? of a combination nightbus/airpass? what is the best option for us?? thanx a lot!
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I will be travelling from BA to Iguazu and then to Salta, but I'm not yet sure if I want to do this by plane or bus. A few years ago I did the same route by bus, but I got robbed of basically everything at Retiro so I'm not too enthusiastic to go there again.
I can't really find any reliable information on prices of both bus and planetickets nowadays. I'm thinking of going by bus from BA to Salta and then flying to Iguazu. Can anyone tell me how much both bus & planetickets cost? Thanks!
I have settled on the fact that Colombia, Bolivia and Patagonia are the places I dream to go to.
The problem remains that they are about 3000km apart not including the extensive range of mountains and jungle in between.
I am a 22 year old woman in love with culture and outdoors. I'm also limited on money and internal flights are insanely expensive.
I have October, November & December to explore.
What would you do?
If your flight from Colombia has a transfer in Europe,do not buy duty free over 100ml from Colombia because it isn't treated as duty free and isn't allowed through under the standard rules on liquid.
Colombia, for some reason, isn't on the list for approved duty free like the US, Canada, Australia, Dubai are..etc..
Madrid took it all off us in our way to London. Pfft.
I'll be in Colombia at Christmas and New Years. Does anyone have any advice regarding where I should go? I'm a 26 year old female Australian and up for a good party time. I arrive in Colombia on the 19th Dec so I'm able to get anywhere in the country for a party if someone can point me in the right direction!
would really appreciate some assistance planning an itinerary from Manaus (Brazil) to Santa Marta (Colombia) via venezuala.
I have five weeks and my plan is:
Arrive in Manaus and depart the next day for a 3 or 4 day jungle tour.
Depart Manaus as soon as possible following completion of the tour to take a bus to Santa Elena in Venezuala.
Do a tour of approximately 4 to 5 days of angel falls and surrounds.
Spend a few days on the beaches near caracas or possibly margaritaa island
Possible spend some time in the jungle in northwest Venezuala before crossing the border into colombia where I want to focus on doing a trek to ciudad perida and just relaxing on the nearby beaches.
My main questions are
Is it possible to get on a jungle tour in manaus with a respected company for my second day in manaus?
Is there a daily bus service from Manaus to Santa Elena?
Are there reliabl... more »
First time poster & woud love to hear some advice on my South America trip. At the moment I am planning to fly Syd-Santiago, arriving around 3rd Dec (flights not booked yet so a bit flexible there). I need to meet friends in Cuzco on 15th Dec. After that I need to make my way to Rio de Janeiro for Xmas/NYE and to Buenos Aires by the 8th to fly home. Rough itinerary as follows -
3rd - 7th Dec - Santiago
8th - 15th Dec - Santiago - Arica - Tacna - Moquegua - Areuipa - Cuzco
16th - 20th Dec - Cuzco/Macchu Picchu
21st - 25th Dec - Cuzco - Puerto Maldonaldo - Rio Branco - Rio de Janiero - is this possible in this time?
26th - 1st Jan - Rio
2nd Jan - 4th Jan - Iguazu Falls
5th - 7th Iguazu Falls - Buenos Aires
8th - home
travelling by bus certainly doesn't phaze me and I'd like to be able to stop in different cities as I go - is this possible? I am on a budget, wo... more »
Just wondering if any of the foreign exchange booths in the Miami airport will deal with bolivares and if anybody has any notion of the current rate. I saw somewhere online that somebody changed their extra bolivares there at the - then - horrible rate of 15 :)
I was wondering if anyone could advise me what the cost of electronics are in Chile and what type of Quality they offer there?
In India electronics were essentially the same price as in Australia for 'real' electronics.
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