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my name is Alex, i just move to boa vista a month ago with my wife and son after linving in New York for 1 years, she is from here so we are stating at the parents...
i'm from france, speak fluantly english and in the process of learning portuguese.
i got my Social security number (CPF) and work authorization for bresil already since my wife is bresilien and we are married for several years.
after a month being here i seriuoul need to find a activity, work, even if it is low salary, just something to get me out of the house and force me to practice the language.
i'm a chef the cuisine at first (cook) so i can cook privatly or restaurant, also i'm handy, can do construction, gardening, fruit picking, cleaning and also give french course, mostly anything beside cuting hair...
i'm looking to work in Boa vista, i have a motorcycle so the commute isn't a issue.
Any help it is... more »
Hello, I am only going to be in Uruguay for a week. I am contemplating renting a car to see as much as I can on my schedule. Thoughts, warnings, ideas?
Hey fell TTers,
Been reading the forums for a number of years, and decided its about high time I get on here for some advice, insight, comments, etc! I'm a 26yr old guy, traveling solo for the first time, but pretty experienced traveling in general.
I'm coming down from Toronto, Canada for 2 months in South America, and looking to make the most of the time I have. Going to be end of November till the end of January. Definitely going to be taking some flights to cut down on some time, but not too many because I actually like traveling on the ground and seeing the sights.
I'm starting in GT, Guyana with some friends and then making my way solo for the rest of the trip to Suriname for a day or two. From there I'm thinking a boat trip from Manaus to Belem, bus (or plane if there is no bus) to Salvador, and then bus to Rio, with stops wherever in between. I'll definitely be in Ri... more »
Hi there, as a single traveller in my 30's I'm looking to travel to Buenos Aires for 2 weeks looking to take in Patagonia and Uruguay for a couple of days, starting 2 weeks from 27th December . I've heard conflicting stories about BA being very quiet for New Year's and Punta del Este in Uruguay being preferred, I not really concerned about a party like Rio but would like to enjoy the celebrations with people travelling at the same time, does anyone have any thoughts on preferred route.
thanks in advance Dave
Have vacation in Feb. As much as I try to diversify my travel, am drawn back to Brazil and given the season was considering carnival in Rio (combined w/ ~nearby visits to Ouro Preto/Tiradentes and Petropolis/Teresopolis). However, would like my next trip to the country to also include Lencois Maranhenses (was planning on flying into Sao Luis), which I recently discovered may not be in peak form in Feb. Do the lagoons change significantly based on season? If so, when is best time to go? What I've read elsewhere provides a v long range of months, but I imagine there's a (?brief) period that maximizes lagoon size while minimizing risk of getting stuck in rain? If Feb is suboptimal, may find somewhere else for Feb and save Brazil trip for a time better suited to see LM.
Also, loved Chapada Diamantina, and was wondering if there are any similar places for easy access to a variet... more »
Hi I am arriving in Cusco in Sunday. Do I need to book a hostel in advance or can I just find one when I get there? Also do I need to bring a sleeping bag if I am staying at hostels? Thanks in advance.
Anyone know where i can get a map of los nevados in bogota. I have several camping stores and several book stores to no avail. Thanks
My partner and I are in Colombia for 4 weeks and want to see some proper Caribbean water and beaches, do some diving and chill somewhere nice. San andres sounds perfect, but reading the few posts here, it sounds as if providence would be even better.
We heard that booking a package all inclusive flight and hotel is the best deal for the islands, anyone has any experience with this?
So far we are trying to spend around 50,000 for a private room in hostels I know San andres will be more... But how much more?
Any advice or recommendations in the area will be appreciated.
Can someone please tell me (the information available on the web is contradictory) when the Expreso del Sur goes to Tupiza from Uyuni?
I understand that it's scheduled to leave Uyuni for Atocha (and thence to Tupiza) at 22:40. But does it run on Monday nights or Tuesday nights?
I'm planning on being in Argentina in January and would like to fly from BA to USH. What's the best way to get a ticket? I know I should try and book it as soon as possible because this is the peak season, but I've also read that the best rate will be gotten from purchase within the country. I've looked up some flights online but the prices are ridiculous.
Any help with this is greatly appreciated!
My wife and I have trek many times in Nepal and are thinking about going in another direction in 2013. Are there any trekking books for Patagonia? What is the cost per day?We dont plan on hiring a guide ,is crime an issue?We are in very early stages of our plan but cost is an issue.In Nepal a basic room in the mountains is about 4 dollars and a basic meal the same.What about Argentina?
Hi guys, we are planning to go to Iquitos for a few days to go to the Amazon. Can anyone recommend a good company to do a 2 or 3 day Amazon tour? We really want to do piranha fishing and see the pink dolphins. Hoping for something not too pricey.
Also, plannning to head to Mancora after Iquitos. I understand its quite difficult to get there from Iquitos so we were planning on flying back to Lima and then flying up to Mancora. I looked at Star Peru and Peruvian Airlines and they dont seem to fly to Tumbes. Does anyone know any airlines that do and that are quite cheap?
Hi guys, can anyone tell me if you are able to check in surfboards on domestic flights in Brazil and assuming you can how much the cost is? I found a cheap flight from Rio to Florianopolis with TAM but couldnt find anything about the cost of checking in a surfboard?
Also, can anyone also tell me the best places / beaches to surf around Florianopolis? Thanks so much!!
I'm heading to Argentina for 3 weeks over Christmas, with nothing planned yet. I fly in and out of BA.
So I'm thinking of 5 or 6 days in Patagonia. I'm sure this is nowhere near enough to do it justice, but I'd like a mixed holiday. I want to see some other parts of the country too.
Where can I find out about organised treks in Patagonia? I won't be bringing too much so I'd like something that provides whatever camping equipment might be needed. I'm thinking of an organised group trek lasting 4 or 5 days.
Also, where should I fly to in Patagonia? I was thinking of flying BA to El Calafate, and then getting a bus to El Chanten, and trying to find a trek there.
Any tips are welcome!
I am a sumwhat believer in Mayan Dec 21 calender prophesy.
My plan is being somewhere in SA (probably Ecuador) for that timeframe. I am exploring the most likely places to survive the possible outcomes. Altitude, absense of volcanoes, fertile soil and, most importantly, clean water source.
Cuenca area a possibliity but Rojas too cold for long term. Lojas and Vilicabomba (Nat Park) definite possibles?
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