Americas - South America
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Heading to Bogota, Cartagena and Medellin in August.
Coming from Australia I am aware we need a yellow fever certificate, but would it be advisable to obtain Malaria shots before travel?
Is it possible to get from Rio to Lencois in one day? I realize I will have to fly into Salvador first, but will I be able to connect to a flight or a bus to Lencois immediately and arrive the same day? I can't seem to find reliable information about flights to Lencois (if these operate at all).
I plan to stay in Salvador for four or five days after doing Chapada Diamantina and, to optimize my travel schedule, would rather not have to stay there overnight on my way to Lencois.
Thanks for any help.
Thanks for joining me here! I just recently returned from the Peace Corps where I had the luxury to travel all over Europe as I served in Eastern Europe. Now that I have my feet firmly planted back in the US, working a 9-5 in D.C., I'm starting to get itchy feet!
I am planning a 2 week trip around Christmas. Hoping to spend 800 on a roundtrip ticket somewhere. I love backpacking, want to avoid major tourist traps (I HATE resorts), and love areas rich with nature, culture, and history. Thinking somewhere in South or Central America (warmth!) although my boyfriend is pushing for Russia. We are probably not wanting Europe. Any ideas?
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Me and my girlfriend are travelling south america next year and intend to end out trip in Rio for the opening week of the world cup, from what i can see up to now the packages/prices are ridiculous, i expect pricey but less than i am seeing, the best thing would be finding another couple and renting an apartment, any one know anything about any sites or any info at all about accommodation in Rio for the world cup?
I realise that this is a common topic on here, but I can't seem to find any information about booking a cruise for Galapagos at the last minute for the end of Dec or the start of January. I realise that this is likely the high season given the holidays so was wondering if anyone has experience of a last minute booking during this period? We are looking for either a 5 or an 8 day cruise departing sometime between 29 Dec - 5 Jan. Would prefer to pay a little more for a better boat rather than going completely budget but we are reasonably flexible.
Does anyone have any experience of last minute bookings from Ecuador at this time? We are 2 people in our early 30s.
The cruise between Puerto Montt and Puerto Natales is cancelled and because of that we changed our schedule.
We 'll be flying to Punta Arenas and travelling North using the Ruta 40.
We would like to visit Glaciar San Rafael, but it seems difficult to get to Puerto Rio Tranquilo or Coyhaique from El Chalten.
Has anybody done the same trip and can give us 'tips and tricks' ?
Thanks in advance,
I just heard from friends that visited Salento that Salento like Iquitos, Peru is a place where they offer ayahuasca ceremonies, ect. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with them. By experience I don´t mean necessarily participating in taking ayahuasca in a ceremony but talking to locals, shamans, or the people offering this type of thing.
In Iquitos I had wonderful experiences with travelers and locals just talking about ayahuasca and learned a lot of really interesting history through just the people that were around. I´m wondering if it is like this in Salento.
We're planning a road trip from Bogotá to Buenos Aires starting 26 July and want to buy a car for this. If you have a second hand car available in Bogotá, or know of travellers who want to sell their car late July, we would be very grateful if you could let us know. Any other tips about buying an affordable second hand car in Bogotá are greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.
Hey, I am currently in La Paz and looking to book tour to the salt flats leaving Monday. Anyone wanna meet up to take the bus down to Uyuni? Also considering booking tour from Tapiza since I've read better reviews but it's longer to get there.
Let me know!
Hi all - I am currently working in Colombia (Bogota and Antioquia) and will have 20 days in August to travel at the end of my contract. Its just so hard to narrow down where to go!!
I was thinking of some elements of the following:
Equador - Sierras (maybe horse riding?) or Amazon
Venezuela - Los Roques (diving)
But really I'm searching a bit blind. I love adventure, but I don't want to be doing 20 hr bus journeys every other day. I'm not interested in partying, more seeing nature/culture etc.
What would you suggest?
I'm heading to Argentina and Chile for six weeks in late September. I want to travel at my own pace and avoid locking myself into a rigid schedule.
Because of this I plan to arrive in Puerto Natales at some point in October and book a tour into Torres del Paine national park. Are there any problems booking last minute tours? Or would it just mean I'd have to camp instead of staying the refugios?
Any advice/information would be most appreciated.
If you happen to be in Lima at the moment, and interested in authentic local food:
Go to the food festival at Parque de la Exposicion, all day tomorrw.
It is called "Día del Chicharrón" and will present different varieties of pork meat, prepared in the delicious local styles as "chicharron", "al cilindro", "adobo", "cecina" and many others.
Día del Chicharrón (diario Correo)
Parque de la Exposicion is located between Miraflores and the colonial center, just south of the Sheraton hotel and associated shopping mall. Very easy to reach.
After staying a few months in Cali city, the Capital of the Salsa in Colombia, I wrote special pages about this activity in Colombia and how it differs from other places in the world.
The second page is about Salsa schools and Salsa clubs in Cali city in Colombia.
Just back from 2 1/2 weeks in Peru starting on the Amazon beyond Iquitos and ending up in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. This is not a full trip report but just a couple of pointers that might help fellow travelers.
First, I found good wi-fi everywhere even in jungle lodges on the Amazon. I brought my iPad and used it every day. Even uploaded pix from my camera and sent them as email attachments.
Second Cusco and AMS. I did take Diamox beginning one day before arriving in Cusco and continued for the next 10 days in Sacred Valley, MP and Cusco. The only symptom I experienced was shortness of breath at MP. Other members of the group did not take Diamox and had no problems either.
And by the way Cusco is not as cold as I expected, at least it wasn't in early June.
Hi all- my name is Caroline and I am a 27 year old grad student in Denver, Colorado. I will be traveling around Peru/Bolivia/Ecuador from June 21-August 10 beginning in Lima, and would love a traveling companion. Will be staying in cheap hostels and couchsurfing/wwoofing as well, as I am on a budget. I am fun, positive, and adventurous =) If you would like to meet up, shoot an email to email@example.com. Thanks!
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