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Looks like I am traveling alone to Argentina and Chile end of December and begining of January and looking for some people to hang out with while I'm there. I am from New York and speak spanish semi fluent. I dont mind if its girl or guy to chill with. I am 29 years old and can look me up on facebook. Let me know as I am looking to explore both countries as much as I can.
Hello! My good friend Robbie and I are planning on doing the El Cocuy 6-day trek starting on either the 16th or (more probably) on the 17th of December. We're arriving back in Bogota from Leticia on the afternoon of December 15th and we'll try to get to El Cocuy or Guican as soon as we can afterwards.
We were wondering if there's anyone looking to start the trek around the same time, for a bit of company and possibly to share the cost of a guide if it's necessary. We're both Australian, male, I'm 21 and Robbie is 25. We've been studying as exchange students in Bogota for the last four months or so, so we've got pretty good Spanish as well.
If anyone's interested, feel free to comment so I can send you my phone number/email or whatever's easiest for you:)
I plan to be in Ecuador for about 3 weeks in upcoming May-June (afterwards I will travel in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil). I would be very happy if you could tell me if the following plan is realistic (or if there's something I forgot):
Quito (2 days) -> Glapagos (5 days) -> (Quito) -> Otavalo (3 days) -> Mindo or Puerto Quito (3 days) -> (Quito) -> Cotopusi (2 days) -> (Quito) -> Banos (2 days) -> Guayaquil (1 day) -> Loja (1 day) -> Peru.
I am heading to South America (Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Chilie, Argentina) for 6-7 weeks and have read that I should take malaria tablets, Imodium, and water purification tablets.
Anyone know what Malaria tablets are best to cover these area?
Is there e anything I have forgotten? and does anyone know of any restrictions quantity or other wise of taking the above mentioned medication into these countries?
I am considering a trip with Volunteer Eco Students Abroad (VESA) to Ecuador. Does anyone have any experience with this company? Thanks!
We are a bit rushed at the end of our trip and just want to see if people think this is doable. The plan is to get a bus from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu, arriving around 7am. Then we want to get a taxi to the Brazil side Foz do Iguassu as that's where our hostel is. We'd leave the bags there and then go back to see the Argentinian side for most of the day then back to Brazil to stay the night to catch a 9am flight to Rio.
Does this sound ok? Will there be visa issues going across the border three times in a day? And is it even possible to get a taxi from one side to the other? I know we will be pretty tired but we are used to it at this stage.
Im gonna be in BA in Feb. Heading down to Puerto Madryn and want to break the journey up with a stop for a night or two. Mar del Plata seems cool but its not that far from BA. At the moment Im being drawn towards Necochea, but I keep hearing mixed things about this place. Considering summer will be in full swing, are there any hidden gems that I have overlooked?
Thanks for any advice...
Hi, I am currently staying in Salta with a friend who lives here, but she is unable to really explore the province with me as she has family here...
I am looking to share a car with maybe two to three other people who would like to go to at least some of the recommended places e.g juyjuy, cafayate, las salinas....etc.
I am here until December 14th but may change the date for a little later. If anyone is around during these next couple of weeks and wants to join up for a bit of an explore of this amazing landscape or can give tips on how to find others to do this let me know!! So far everyone recommends renting cars as it gives a little more independence.
Hi...I will be travelling from turbo to Cartegena in January and was thinking about breaking the journey by staying in Tolu for a night or two....can't find any info on buses from Turbo to there...does the bus to Cartegena call in there ?
Anyone stayed there...is.it ok for a couple of nights ...or can anyone recommend another place to break up the long journey to Cartegena..?
All advice welcome.
Hi could anyone recommend a tour company that operates amazon trips from la paz please.
Balearon a un turista en una galería de la peatonal Florida
El episodio ocurrió ayer minutos después de las cuatro de la tarde en una galería de Florida 520, a metros de Lavalle, en una zona neurálgica de la ciudad de Buenos Aires donde transitan miles de personas diariamente.
Fortunately, a suspect was captured in this case. But it's very disturbing to have such a violent crime against tourists take place so close to a major tourist destination such as Calle Florida. Travelers should be aware.
I am a seasoned traveller,not into hanging out in the gringo cafe scene. Will be arriving in San Pedro de Atacama from Uyuni salt flats so will have seen plenty of Altiplano and volcanic activity already and would love to hear peoples thoughts on San Pedro as I need to choose whether to stay or move on.
I know its touristy but is it worth it ???
Lonely planet book lists things that appeal to me such as Toconao oasis 38 kilometers away, the puritama hot springs, sandboarding for a hoot and sunset on the dunes.
However I am concerned that it is now unreal and tourist hardened and I would be better to take the bus to Permamarca and go up the quebrada to Iruya, Argentina for a more genuine experience even if it doesnt have so much going on. I dont have time to do both.
Any thoughts to help with my decison???? much appreciated, Julie
One more question: I was wondering if anyone has done the hike between El Chalten and Refugio Los Troncos in one day. Are we being way too stupid/optimistic/unrealistic?
So I'll be in BA with my boyfriend next week, and we're hoping to hit both Uruguay and Baroliche both in the 2 weeks we have. Are we spreading too thin? I was thinking 5 days in BA, 3 in Uruguay and the rest for Bariloche, including travel time.
We're heading south to get a taste of some hiking, biking, outdoorsyness, so maybe there's somewhere closer we could do that instead?
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