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I'm finding it very hard to find hotels/hostels on the internet for Encarnacion. The last time I was in Paraguay a few years ago I had a guide book but I don't have one this time as I'm now working here. I'm heading there with a few friends this week and whilst I can find names of hotels, they either don't have the prices on their websites or just don't have websites. Encarnacion isn't listed on any of the Hostel World style websites either.
Any advice with approximate prices for a decent place for a few nights would be much appreciated!
Hi, anyone can help with usefull contact on someone renting a car in Peru. For 2 months for a bargain price. Arriving Lima on 19th of April 2011. We would like to travel up north via coastline and surf the famous peruvian waves. Do anyone also have some advices for a young couple from eastern Europe to travel around Peru.
Thaks a lot for any suggestions
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Can anyone offer up their thoughts on Leticia and area? Was it a high tourism area or laid back? Expensive or off the path cheap?
Was it a good way to check out Amazonas?
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Maureen, et al. When you say Old Town in Quito is a bit dicey...what's the scoop? I'm going down in May for 3 weeks, am a senior and traveling alone. I was planning to stay at the San Francisco Hotel in Old Town. Should I reconsider and stay elsewhere? I love to walk a city and Old Town seemed to be where most of what I want to see is located?
I'm going to spend a couple days in Quito then go to Cuenca to check it out. May move there so I want to get there fast and spend all my time there if I really like it. If I don't then I become a traveler.
PS: any other tips for safety for women traveling alone? Do they tend to leave older women alone? I never travel with jewelry, fancy clothes etc. and I put my money and cards in a money belt.
Does anyone have recommendations for spanish and surf schools in ecuador. I see there are a few in Manta but wondering if there are others else where or if there is one that someone particularly recommends.
I am on a Business trip in Porte Allegre, Brazil. I am thinking of going to Punte Arenas, Chile in hopes of catching tour to see the penguins mainly the King Penguins. Is this possible in Mid April? I am thinking of going there from 7th April 2012 to 13th April 2012. If not Penguins is there other things to do in April?
From what I am reading the days maybe too short and weather too rainy at this time. All suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
The other option is to visit the Amazon, but I hear that's not good in April either..(:
I have a business selling quartz crystals and was interested in going to Colombia to source some lovely quartz that I have seen coming from the Muzo Mine (although I probably won't have to travel that far to purchase them.
What I wanted to know is if anyone has seen anyone whether it be a trader in a Market, Shop or anywhere else selling quartz crystals??? Just so I can get a more specific idea of where to look around.
Also if anyone can give me advice on visiting Muzo it would be appreciated aswell.
Thanks in Advance
I am currently in Sucre for a couple more weeks and my plan was to fly to Santa Cruz and then bus it to La Paz via Cochabamba.
As you are all probably aware Aerosur has ceased all its flights and I am struggling to find another airline to fly from Sucre - Santa Cruz (and if there is one, I'm guessing the prices will now increase by a fair bit).
I know a bus is an option and I am not too concerned about all the horror stories of the ride but my main concern is the time it takes to get to Santa Cruz and then onto Cochabamba.
Is it worth all the time and effort to get to Santa Cruz? It does seem a long way (both to and from) for just a city! I would have liked to go to Samaipata but with all other things planned it's no real loss.
Re-reading this post it does sound like I've talked myself out of it but I am interested in what other people thought of Santa Cruz.Time i... more »
I'm an American and will be traveling into Bolivia from Peru later this year, and want to book a hotel in Copacabana in advance so that I have a hotel reservation to show at the border to get my Bolivian visa. On a side note, is a basic computer print out showing a reservation enough for the border agent to give me a visa?
My plan is to take the daytime tourist bus from Cuzco to Puno on July 1st. Does anyone know what time that bus arrives in Puno? I'd like to get to Copacabana as quickly as possible. Will I be able to cross the border that evening and spend the night in Copacabana on July 1st? Or would it be more realistic is spend the night in Puna and cross the border into Copacabana on July 2nd. Thanks for your help.
Bought a ticket to Bogota May 9 - June 20.
I know nothing of Colombia and have no plan. Will play it by ear for the most part. I'm a photographer who digs culture & color. I also don't like to squeeze everything into one trip & would prefer to be less rushed than be constantly moving to see as much as possible.
Will be backpacking ie. budget traveling. Here's some of my photographic work http://www.kaleidoscopeofcolor.com/galleria/
Given this info, what would the recommended "must see" locations be for a trip in Colombia for 6 weeks?
I just wanted to check if someone knows if the gauchoranch Panagea outside of Tacuarembó is still operating?
It says on their website that it could take a while for them to respond since they don't have any internet on the farm, but I e-mailed them a couple of weeks ago (about appearing in a guidebook I'm writing) and still haven't heard anything. Would appreciate if someone could enlighten me...
Thanks a lot!
I just wanted to put up a review of this hostel as it was the best we´ve stayed in so far in South America. The attention to detail of the guys who run it, Luca & Andreas is great. Its not long been open so everything is pretty new and kept really clean and in a lovely old building. A small thing I know but I really appreciated having a real feather pillow - bliss! Also being Italian, the kitchen is well set up with nice pans and knives etc. and a lot of condiments you can use. The guys are really friendly and are really invested in you enjoying your stay with them. I thoroughly recommend this place.
We'd like to spend two nights in Ollantaytambo so we can see the Sacred Valley. We are hoping to leave Cusco on a Sunday and visit Pisac en route so that we can visit both the Sunday market and the ruins in Pisac. Since we'll have our packs with us, I figure the only way to do this is to hire a private taxi.
Does anyone know of the going rate for a taxi from Cusco-Ollantaytambo (or even just to Urabamba or even just to Pisac with some waiting time to watch our packs) with a stop at Pisac on the way?
Hey guys, so I'm looking to travel to possibly central america and/or Colombia for 2 weeks. I have some questions and doubts, maybe someone could offer me some useful advice.
How is it there? I love big cities, with neat architecture, good street food, and nightlife, museums etc. However, from research I've done, it appears that people make out Bogota to be boring? I've been to Mexico City and New York City for seven days each, and found both to be very exciting and thrilling, how does Bogota rank up in the excitment factor? And is a week to long? Also, any worthy day trips out side the capital?
Is La Candelaria district best to be avoided becuase of security concerns? For me that would be a major blow, becuase the most interesting architecture is always in the historic core..
I want to spend time on the caribbean coast, with stunning beaches, you ... more »
This has been asked a few times and I've read all the replies, but I'm still in two minds!
December (over Christmas) is the only time I can get long enough off work to do this trip. But this is the rainy season. I'd really like to do it, but I do want to have a good time and not just to say "yeah, I've done the Trail".
If anyone has done this trip around this time of year I'd be very interested to hear of your experiences. Thanks in advance!
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