Americas - South America
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In August I will be moving to Quito for a minimum of one year. I am a single 30 year old female with limited Spanish. My question is this: How much can I expect to pay in rent with the following parameters?: safe and fun area (I'm not talking gated community, just somewhere I feel secure. And by fun I don't mean partying, rather things to do such as museums, cafes, parks, etc.), one or two bedrooms, and furnished. I would like to keep costs to a minimum. Thank-you for your time.
I am planning on going to South America for 2 and a half months in the summer (end of june to mid september) and I will be going to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. I'm going to travel round etc.
I was wondering if anyone could give me some rough advice on how much money I should bring with me?
Also, if anyone has any suggestions about amazing places in any of the four countries that I should visit, please let me know!
I bought a ticket to Santiago on 11th Jan to 21st Jan (leave to Argentina).
So I will be in chile for 10days. I like to tour Santiago at least one day, then want to go to Torres del Paine like most people do.
But from santiago to Torres 14h (bus) - Puerto Montt - 30h (bus) puerto Nattales, anound trip takes 88 hours , 3days on street.
I start think is it worth to trip? maybe better just goto Pucon (6hours away from Santiago. Volcano Mt trip) ?
I heard its hard to buy a bus ticket from Puerto Nattales...
I am not bring any winter clothe or camp stuff so I have to rent it all.
If I cancle the ticket from Santiago to Buenos Aires, just take a bus from Torres to Buenos?
Please give me a advice.
Bolivia is my biggest travel dream i think and I got ticket to South America very very cheap (281e-2 ways) for April but only 12 days.
I will fly to Sao Paulo and way back from Lima(Peru). The question is how to get to Bolivia and how to explore this country. Don't wanna see all. Just 3 places: Salar, Titicaca, and Machu Picchu (PEru)
what is the best way to get to Salar from Sao Paulo? Was thinking to fly to Santa Cruz, or maybe you have better ideas? And from Santa Craz how to get to Salar? Then Titicaca, next Machu Picchu!
And is it enough 12 days for all 3 places!?
Please if you have any smart advices from me, please share!:)))
Hello all, I've bought a prepaid Claro sim card in Argentina and have been trying to setup mobile data (3G) access on my iPhone 4s running iOS 6.0.1 without much luck. I've tried texting TURBO to 252 as per what it says here (http://www.claro.com.ar/wps/portal/car/pc/personas/internet/internet-movil/con-tu-telefono) and have received a confirmation message saying it's been activated but nothing is appearing where it normally says 3G and can't connect to the internet.
I've also tried to view/edit the APN settings on my phone but since iOS 6.0.1 it seems that you can't do this anymore or Claro don't allow you to set this manually. I've tried to reset the network settings too.
Any suggestions for good Spanish language in Colombia? I have spent 2-3 weeks studying Spanish in each of Quito, Ecuador, Arequipa Peru and Granada Nicaragua - and would now like to try Colombia. In each of the places I have been to so far, I had one-on-one morning lessons, and touristy activities with a teacher in the afternoon.
My preference is central Colombia - Cali, Armenia, Medellin, and/or Bogota. A school that offered a program where you spent time in more than one location would be great.
Any thoughts or experiences?
Greetings. Have some questions regarding the below listed possible route taking me from Bariloche to Puerto Natales and back again utilizing Ruta 40, the Carretera Austral, and boat/hiking. Looks feasible enough. The trip from Bariloche begins tomorrow and the frist few segments are no problem. Any and all feedback/suggestions is most welcome. My rough time allowance is 6-7 weeks.
Bariloche to El Bolson.
El Bolson to Chile Chico via Perito Merino
Chile Chico (via Carretera Austral) to Villa O´Higgins
O´´Higgins via hike/boat/hike to El Chalten
Chalten via El Calafate to Puerto Natales
Natales to Torres del Paine (8 days hike) to Natales
Natales via boat to Puerto Montt
Montt to Futalefu to Esquel back to Bariloche
I guess my biggest questions, from anyone that has attempted, is about bus/hitchhiking from Chile Chico to Villa O´Higgins on the Carretera Austral and, es... more »
I'm planning to visit South Argentina. I should be landing at Usuhaia and flying back from El Calafate. Any suggestions on how to move from Ushuaia to El Calafate and what to do on the way and in both locations.
is it possible to hire a car? any problem in crossing the Chile with a car rented in Argentina?
Many many thanks
What's the best way to get from Papallacta to Nanegalito by bus? All buses to Mindo and Los Bancos pass by Nanegalito. I think the buses to Nanegalito leave from a different terminal than the buses to Papallacta.
Assuming I can catch a bus in Papallacta, would it be difficult to make the transfer in Quito on December 31? Maybe I should take a taxi between the bus terminals (what is the cost)?
Myself and a friend are off to Peru in May for 3 weeks and this is the itinerary we have come up with. Please let us know your thoughts. Also would like to know your thoughts on the type of bag to take with. Thanks very much in advance
This is what we are thinking!!! Any thoughts, be brutal!
Day 1 (Sat): Arrive in Lima (evening 19:00), take bus to Paracas O/N?
Day 2: Ballestas Islands, Huacachina (via Ica), Stay in Huacachina
Day 3: Huacachina to Arequipa via Nazca, stay in Arequipa
Day 4: Colca trek
Day 5: Colca trek
Day 6: Colca trek, stay in Arequipa
Day 7: Arequipa, night bus to Cuzco
Day 8: Bus to Pisac area, stay Cuzco
Day 9: Fight to Puerto Maldonado
Day 10: Puerto Maldonado
Day 11: Puerto Maldonado
Day 12: Flight to Cuzco, stay Cuzco
Day 13: Cuzco
Day 14: Salkantay Trek
Day 15: Salkantay Trek
Day 16: Salkantay Trek
Day 17: Salkantay Trek
Day 18: Pumamarc... more »
I am spending 1 -25 April 2013 in Chile & Peru - one week in Easter Island, then fly to Lima, onto Cusco and then the Sacred Valley. I have been reading everything I can get my hands on regarding transportation and I want to thank the travelers who have shared their insights on the forums. I have one question and value all comments and feedback immeasurably.
I am a native New Yorker who is over the big city. Really. Another museum? More shopping? Plays? I don't think I could care less at this point about these things. My interests lay in the countryside and historical/architectural cataclysms.....so, my question to you all is this: LIMA - do I need to spend more than a day here or what? I am planning to book my flight from Lima to Cusco this week, and this is the dilemma I have - how much time do I REALLY need in Lima?
Cheers, y'all, and happy hols.
I was wondering if anyone has any useful advice. This is my first time travelling solo. I am flying into Buenos Aires at the end of February and unexpectedly I have 2 weeks to spare before i meet up with a travelling companion in El Calafate and then we will cover the area from Torres del Paine, El Chalten and Bariloche I have been doing research into a possible itinerary which might include the Iguazu Falls but am just succeeding in becoming more muddled as i am trying to keep costs down.Has anyone travelled this route in this time and which way was best. Is the Valdes Peninsula worth while?
We are travelling in south america, and going in to Bolivia on the 20th of december, and flying out of Lima on the 7th of february. Have been trying to figure out what we can do / where to go ect. Can understand, that it is the rainyseason, which includes hikes and roads to be closed and so on.
So just wanna know what we can expect? What can we actually do for these months, and what will most likely not be possible?
Any good ideas of what to see or do?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Travelling solo in Argentina
I was wondering if anyone has any useful advice. This is my first time travelling solo. I am flying into Buenos Aires at the end of February and unexpectedly I have 2 weeks to spare before i meet up with a travelling companion in El Calafate and then we will cover the area from Torres del Paine, El Chalten and Bariloche I have been doing research into a possible itinerary which might include the Iguazu Falls but am just succeeding in becoming more muddled as i am trying to keep costs down.Ha
Could any one tell me if i have book a bus ticket from Pucon to Vina Del Mar in advance and would like to bring the date forward one day is this possible, my bus ticket was booked with Condorbus ??? Im booked on a night bus for the 25th December and would like to change it for the 24th.
If anyone can answer this that would be great.
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