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I am looking for people to do a mountain trekking with. I will be in Bolivia January 13 - Feb 2, and I think I want to do a 4 or 5 day trekking somewhere in the mountains.
I saw some nice hikes but all operators want at least 2 people (and would like that way better as well!)
So, is there anybody interested..??
Or maybe a group I can join..??
Tom (Amsterdam, Holland)
we would like to travel to Ecuador next year and want to do a multi day trekking tour, too.
I know the dry season is between June and September. But when do you have the best view in the mountains ?
I have a friend who needs to get from BA to Santiago and is thinking of doing it by road rather than air, with a possible detour via Mendoza. I went from Iguazu to BA 6 years or so ago by coach and I remember loving it - seemed like real luxury at the time - recliner seats, meals served, films etc. Anyone have a company name of who operates these services? Google isn't being my friend.... Super Camo? Cameo..? Also any comments on BA-Mendoza-Santiago route or variants appreicated from those in the know.
Many thanks TT'ers
I want to go to Galapagos Islands but I can't afford a pricey cruise, not to mention that I get seasick and the thought of sleeping on board makes my head swim. People say you see many more animals on a shipboard cruise but what about doing it on land? It looks much more affordable from my brief research. Thoughts on how to do it most cheaply and still see a lot? I'm bringing my two teenagers.
I wanted to go to Argentina but everything got very expensive with rampant inflation. I just met someone in Peru who travels there, and he told me that it's gotten cheap again for Americans but I had too many pisco sours so I don't remember why he said that was the case. Devaluation again? Anyone know?
I am an American and I was hoping to take the speed boat from Leticia to Iquitos over Christmas/New Years holiday. Anybody know of an issue for an American taking this boat through Brazilian territory without a visa?
Can I book everything when I get to Leticia?
Hi, I have two very easy questions. All I'm doing is flying into el Calafate and doing the W circuit. 2 questions: 1.)how to get to the W circuit from El Calafate (bus?? how far???) . and 2.) do I need reservations for the refuges along the W circuit????? any help appreciated.
Hi there! I'm heading to Ecuador in the next few weeks (mid-December) to climb some of the volcanos - Cotipaxi and Chumborazo among others.
I'm wondering about the snow conditions on these mountains? Are the mountains this time of year covered in any snow, or are they basically just big ice sheets? Anyone been up to these summits recently?
I'm a big skier and would love to ski down these giants if it is at all possible.
Hey Guys - I just returned from a trip through Central America. We were able to get around for less than $5 for most bus trips. For example - La Ceiba, Honduras to San Pedro Sula was only $4 and about 4 hours. I am now planning a trip through South America and what I'm finding for bus prices is blowing me away. $40 to $50 for Cartegena to Medellin? I understand the mountains and the time come into effect, but this seems high. Am I just seeing prices for the luxury bus lines? Are there local "chicken buses" or colectivos?
Please help give me a better idea for a budget. Thank you.
Hey guys!! I'm trying to find somewhere to head for a bit of a wild time this coming New Years, preferably away from Buenos Aires. A camping/music festival kind of deal would be ideal!! Doe's anyone know of any going on?? or whether there are any certain lake side towns (eg. Bariloche??) that might be a happening place to hang around. I love the summer holiday vibe, and wanna make he most of it. Any ideas would be appreciated!!
I'm in Peru and need to cross a border in order to renew my visa. I'm planning on crossing into Ecuador at Macara in December and am trying to work out if its possible to do this in one day.
I know I can get a bus from Piura (Peru) to Loja (Ecuador) that stops in Macara for lunch. This is supposedly only a journey of about 4 hours, which should be easy enough to do twice in one day (in theory!). What I can't find out is whether I can get a ticket that just takes me as far as Macara and then get on a bus heading back in the opposite direction. I don't have a lot of time and was hoping to avoid spending a night in Loja but this may be my only option.
What do you think??
Many thanks :)
I will be traveling in bolivia for the month of january then heading south through argentina for February.
Anyone on the same time line or want to meet up to travel around.
Male, 27, seasoned traveler
I was in Santiago earlier this year. On one of the days (4th March) there was a military ceremony and a changing of the flag in the city centre. Can anybody tell me what it was for, how often it happens etc?
Hi, has anyone got any experience of going to a River Plate game in BA? I´m hoping to make it there for the game on Sunday vs Lanus. Will I be able to buy a ticket direct from the stadium or do I need to book in advance or try my luck with a ticket tout? Also has anyone got any idea how much I can expect to pay? Also some people have warned me away from watching the game in the standing area. Is it actually dangerous or is it worth the risk for the better atmosphere?
Does anybody have any information about the recent activities in Paseo de Los Monos?
I'm thinking of going there next summer, but I heard de park has changed and released all its volunteers.
I sent them an email and they responded that they accept volunteers, but I'm not sure the park is stable.
I hope somebody can help me!
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