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My lady friend and I have plane tickets into Cartagena on New Years Day. About a week ago I started idly researching lodging only to realize that all the budget stuff is booked up! I feel a little stupid, but then I've traveled a bit and never had to worry about reservations before . . . I typically book the first night a couple weeks in advance and go day to day from then on.
We'll solve the problem of the first couple days (probably by paying more then we wanted to) but what I'd like to hear is reassurances that the New Years holiday in a place like Cartagena is the exception rather than the rule, and for the rest of our trip (to perhaps include Mompos, San Gil, maybe Merida in Venezuela, Bogota) we don't need to stress about making reservations more than a day in advance.
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I am a long time reader, first time poster seeking info on solo female travel through Colombia.
I am currently in the midst of a 3 month trip around Brazil with another female friend, but will be embarking on a month long solo adventure in Ecuador and Colombia. Most of my time will be spent at a Spanish language school in Montanita, Ecuador, however I am allotting 10 (ish) days to visit Colombia before flying home out of Bogota. Before delving into a series of questions, I'd like to share a little about myself. I'm a 23 year old American who has traveled extensively around Europe, though this is my first time in South America (arrived in Brazil 3 weeks ago and LOVE it). I am most interested in activities involving nature and the outdoors -- trekking, rafting, etc. Very interested in visiting San Gil, age coffee region, and the place with the super tall palm tree...name ... more »
Is anyone familiar with a company called "Cruz the Coast"? They do trips for Carnival. Rather expensive, but everything seems to be. Wondering if anyone has used them or knows anything good or bad about them.
Hello travelers, I'm eager to dive because a few months ago I got my diving license and I would love to do it on the Galapagos Islands, because I've heard so many awesome things about its weather and the marine life.
Looking for the best option to travel I found out this information about the weather:
I would like to know if that information is also relevant for the diving destinations like Wolf Island, because in the Galapagos Map I see it is really away from the main islands. Any tips regarding this topic would be helpful for this just graduated diver.
Thank you so much,
I'd love some recommendations for a good tour company to do the Salar de Uyuni tour with.
We will be in La Paz, and only have 7 days before going home. I thought we had 2 weeks, but we don't :(
Has anyone used the company called, "Cruz the Coast"? They have a Carnival package...sounds a little expensive, but everything seems to be at that time. Wondering if anyone has heard good or bad about them or used them.
We're coming to Rio in two weeks and want to stay at a B&B.
The website BBrazil.com has a great list, but there's no phone number from the states so I can ask questions about the properties.
See, I use a wheelchair. I can walk, and I can climb a few stairs, but not a whole flight of stairs without pain.
Can anyone recommend a B&B in Rio?
I had a plan which involved arriving in BsAs on Dec 7. I could even book a reasonably cheap flight for this, it would get to BsAs at like 9am. However, I learned now that on Dec 7 there will be the big court decision about Clarin and the government etc. and that it might be a complicated day.
Can someone with more experience tell me what this might mean for the traveler? My "minimum requirement" for the day would be to get safely from the airport to Milhouse hostel. Would you advise me to shell out quite a bit more money to get there on the 6th?
Is anyone interested in sharing car hire to explore Peninsula Valdes or/and Punta Tombo over the next few days? Preferably Sunday and Monday..
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can anyone recommend a good bus scompany to go from Medellin to Santa Marta, please?
Is 60.000 pesos a good budget?
Our final 2 weeks in South America will be in Bolivia. I know that's not much time, but that's all we have. We will be in Copacabana, coming via Cuzco and Puno, then on to La Paz. We would love to get to Salar de Uyuni. Can anyone advise on the safety of the buses and the effect of the rainy season the first week of January?? Are there frequent mud slides?
Any other suggestions for things to do and see would be welcome!!
I´m looking to do a jungle excursion into the Amazon and am currently in Quito. I was wondering if anyone could suggest going into the Peruvian Amazon or the Ecuadorian Amazon as I am not sure which would be better. I am a Zoology major and love nature, so if one has better odds of seeing wildlife over the other, that would be great to know!
For my last far away trip (I am getting too old and my children dont like it) I booked a KLM flight to Rio arriving Jan. 10at 19.30 l.t. I need room in a ho(s)tel where the airport (Real) bus stops not too far from the airport. For the next day I love some suggestions for a simple place where I can stay the rest (13 nights). Does Rio contain a place where many various ho(s)tels or guest houses can be surveyed, like Jalan Jaksa in Jakarta or Khao San in Bankok? I look for something like Espana in Lima.
I will probably arrive without a reservation because I dont have Visa?MC etc but like almost everybody in Cont Europe I have a card from my own bank I have a Maestro card which doesnt help sofar. Even offering an advance moneytransfer doet not attract the attention from hostels I approached.
I have a lot of experience with travelling on my own throug S. America, Central America (the... more »
My husband and I both work in theater and would love to check some out during our month in Argentina, 12/17-1/17. Does anyone have recommendations? Smaller, more experimental (puppets, dance, etc) preferred! Big musicals ...not so much.
Also, I know there's a puppetry museum in BsAs- has anyone been? What did you think?
We're planning on dividing our time between BsAs and Jujuy/Salta, but could happily change that if there's something cool we should catch.
I'll be travelling up from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguassu in a couple of weeks. I was hoping to get my Brazilian visa while there. Has anyone don't this before? I am told this is the quickest and easiest place to get it. How much time should I allow to obtain it? Any information would be much appreciated.
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