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I am trying to arrange Spanish Language Distance Education for three grand children living on a cattle station in remote Outback Australia - near Mitchel Queensland to be precise. Kids ages are 3, 4 and 7. Lessons will need to be conducted over Skype or similar. The family is used to distance education and currently use the government run "School Of The Air". I thought that I had found a place in Cusco Peru but the quote came in at USD25 for 50 minutes contact time. This appears too expensive but it it? Does anyone know or have good experience with a school that can provide this service? Cusco would be nice because my wife and I are going there next year but in reality the teacher can be anywhere. Recommendations anyone please?
I will be in Bogota Dec 27-29. I am a female travelling solo.. I would like to climb to the top of Mount Monseratte and not take the tram. Any suggestions?
After a 2 week immersion (Jan 11-26)I will be going to Santander to hike, Any suggestions about day hikes?
Hey everyone so im going to do my first backpacking trip ever solo for 5 months, and I have a few questions. It would be greatly appreciated if you took some time to help a fellow friend out :) First i was wondering if this was a good route i will be taking. I will try and stay longer in the cheaper countries.
It will be in this order:
Nicaragua 1 month
Costa Rica 1 month
Panama 2 weeks
Columbia 2 weeks
Peru 2 months or i might cut peru short a couple of weeks and hit brazil
My second question is how much would it cost me? I was thinking between 5000-7000 canadian dollars. I will be eating cheap and where the locals eat, i will avoid touristy areas, i will be couch surfing, using workaway.com etc, i will be staying at the cheaper hostels, and doing everything on the cheap. I might buy some souvenirs and ill probably only go out drinking only one night in every country i v... more »
My wife and I are planning a trip to the Galapagos Isalands, probably from Quito. Any suggstions for environmentally sound and interestine tours?
So, I am flying to La Paz very soon. I am Canadian so as far as I know I don't need a visa, however, I have read that to get in I will need to show a return ticket or some other proof of how I will leave the country. The detail is that my return ticket is out of Lima three weeks later. I plan to leave Bolivia by bus which I do not have a ticket for, I'm just going to buy it from the bus place there. Should I be expecting difficulty? I would appreciate if anyone could share a similar experience. I do not have much time in La Paz itself and I don't want to waste any of it with customs and immigration!
We're in Tupiza at the moment. Tomorrow we're going to start our 4 salar de uyuni tour.
We will end the trip in Uyuni. From Uyuni we want to go to Potosi.
What are our best options (bus, train, minibus) to get to Potosi? We just spend 18 hours in a local bus from La Paz to Tupiza. I hear so many different travel times for the road between Uyuni and Potosi (from 3 to 7 hours).
What's our best (still not expensive (taxi) option? Thanks!
I am looking to book a trip to Machu Picchu with Amazonas Explorer in late March. Has anyone had any experience with this company?
Also, they are asking for full payment via wire transfer and I am a little nervous. Is this something to be concerned about?
Thank you in advance!
I'm going to be backpacking through Bolivia and then Peru for a month or two starting at the end of March or beginning of April. I'm still working on my itinerary and a lot will probably depend on the weather but one of the main questions I have right now is where I'm going to be sleeping. The only people I know who have traveled through either country have just stayed in hostels but I was wondering if it is possible and feasible to just pack a tent or hammock and camp in some areas. While in Bolivia one of the things I would really like to do is spend some time in the jungle. More specifically I'm going to be trying to fish for dorado (if anyone knows anything about that I would appreciate any advice as well) so I may be going to some more rural or remote areas. If I do intend to do a lot of camping are there any big concerns I need to be aware of? Or is it fa... more »
My boyfriend and I have been backpacking through SA and our trip has recently been extended meaning we are staying through the holidays! We are taking the Ecuador --> Brazil route traveling south along the coast. Does anyone have any recommendations for where to spend Christmas and New Years?
I understand January through February is a peak season for long-distance bus transportation in "Southern Cone" - I take it as Argentina, Uruguay and Brasil.
As I do not understand Spanish that much and thus will not book buses online in advance to my upcoming trip, if any, how soon do you think I can travel from Montevideo to Asuncion by bus when I just arrive at Montevideo and try to book bus at a bus operator kiosk right away?
I hope I will not need to wait for a week before leaving Montevideo!
I understand from Lonely Planet that there are FOUR modes of transport between Arica (Chile) and Tacna (Peru); bus, train, taxi and colectivo(shared-taxi).
What is the cheapest option?
After climbing with my partner couple of volcanoes in Ecuador we are supossed to fnish on 17th with Chimborazo. After this he has to leave, while I would like to go for a technical El Altar summit with a guide. I’ve got an offer for 4 days trip at 600 USD per person and would need a second buddy. Does somebody up for this marvellous summit?
I would like to spend about 5 days in a rainforest and would appreciate an opinion which park might be chosen for nature and culture, Cuyabeno Reserve or Yasuni? Has anynbody done canoeing there? Is it to prefer to lodge bases? Any good budget lodges tips?
Thanks in advance, Oleg
going to brazil in the beginning of june, for about 6-8 weeks. want to see some World cup games, couldnt get any tickets yet though.
Still want to go to some awesome places, will entry the country from Uruguay and leave from Iguaçu Falls. What I really want to do is trekking in Chapada Diamantina national park, expierence rio, and go to Ilha Grande. anything else I should check out? I am interested in the culture and outdoor activities. I will see the amazon in ecuador or bolivia, so I think I should skip manaus..
Can you guys give me some more advice? What to do, and what to skip in that time frame?
Family of three looking for some advice. Child age 7 but adventurous. We will be in BA for 3-4 days, then Salta area. Question as to how many days to explore that area.... 3-5 I hear or more. then we would like to visit Potosi and Sucre and uyuni... so I am told I would need to take an overnight train from Arg border to uyuni then get guide to drive us to Sucre and Potosi and then go back toward SP de Atacama but stay a night in villamar.
Anyone have thoughts on this itinerary. We then would spend a few days in SPAtacama and then Calama to Santiago...
we have a total of 15 nights... so tough to divide them.. 3 BA, 3Salta, 6 Bolivia (or can we do this in less) 2 SPA, 1 Santiago.
Should we nix the Bolivia part and spend more time in Salta and then hop over to SP A (missing Bolivia part) then get 2 days in Santiago?
Ideally 4 Ba, 5 Salta, 4 Bolivia, 2 SPA, 2 Santiago-... more »
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