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My boss has just asked me to find him a one day hike no more than a one hour drive from Puerto Montt. I need something not too strenuous, but definitely something worth doing. I say one day hike, I would probably suggest no more than 4 hours hiking.
I'm thinking Chiloé or maybe one of the volcano's near PM.
Any ideas, unfortunately I have no guide books and need to know this today.
we are currently in Isla Mel and plan on heading to Curitiba shortly and will then head north. We are thinking of visiting Paraty, Ilha Grande, RdJ and then Ouro Preto from here we want to get to Itacare - does anyone have any suggestions for the easiest and cheapest way to do this?
From here we were thinking Salvador followed by Chapada Diamantina (or vice versa?) and then north to Belem with some stops around Recife, Natal and Jericoacoara.
Do you think this will be possible in 2 months?
Especially appreciate any information about linking Ouro Preto to Itcare (or is this too difficult and will we find better beaches than this)
thanks for all the help
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, has been announced for a 24-hour Argentina General Strike by various trade unions for several weeks now, and possible Travel Disruption may occur. Aerolineas Argentinas, LAN and other airlines have notified customers with reservations for those days that disruption or cancellations may occur, and have advised customers to contact them about the status of flights and make possible flight changes. Other forms of travel such as buses may well be affected, and various facilities, services and attractions may be closed. Make contingency arrangements now, if you have not already done so. It may be best to hunker down and sit this short disruption out. Or, move up your travel plans to travel before Tuesday if appropriate. It is not yet known what the full extent of the effect of this will be.
Argentina, like almost all countries, have these kinds of disruption... more »
my partner and i are thinking about moving to chile or argentina for a year, in a couple of years--grown up gap year. he's studying spanish like a mad man, and i thought for christmas i could get him some music.
he likes blues and blues-rock (rolling stones, james, civil wars, beautiful south).
any suggestions? i'd need to be able to buy them off amazon or some such, or have it delivered to canada.
I'm a 33 yr old guy from the United States that will be based in Buenos Aires for 4-5 weeks sometime between mid Jan 2013 and mid March. I'm planning on spending 10-14 days in Patagonia and I'm looking for trekking buddies. Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno, and El Chaltén are at the top of my list, but I'm pretty flexible. Torres del Paine is a must though (full circuit or W). I'm a fairly experienced traveler but haven't done a lot of trekking. However, I'm a pretty strong hiker. I'm planning on camping as much as possible to save some cash and will be bringing my own stove and water purifier etc but I'm not opposed to staying in the refugios for a couple nights. It would be great to meet some other open minded, kind souls to share the journey.
At the outset, Im sorry if this is too broad of a question. I didnt know how to narrow it down in the threads.
Ive been planning my Round-the-World trip for some time and its getting closer to the date now. I've done my research on South American destination from several sources which helped to see which destinations are overlapping with different preferences of people.
But a question (or two) that remains open for me and still wasnt really able to find an answer for is what are your top 5 destinations in South America for photography (most photogenic places). I also realize that photography is in and of itself a broad genre, but I was hoping to get some insight on this specific topic from enthusiast photographer or pro.
The other technical question I had was about what is absolutely urgent to have with you on a 2-3 months tour? How you would deal with the mon... more »
I'm considering the following options, and your advice would be appreciated
Basically, it's about how can I spend 3 days .
Option 1: day trip to death road from La Paz, then go from La Paz to Puno, via Copacabana and stop at Isla del Sol on day 2. Puno on day 3.
Option 2: instead of a day tour to death road, go to Copacabana on day 1 and spend a night on Isla del Sol. Then go to Puno on day 2 , and 3.
Any other suggestions?
If there are any other travelers planning on being in Huaraz for thanksgiving that might be interested in collaborating on putting a dinner together please let me know. I'm traveling with a friend of mine and we would live to go in on a big thanksgiving meal if anyone else is interested.
What temperatures can we expect in Middle of December to Mid January in the following places please.
Thanks in advance.
I will get to Argentina just in time to see one of the season-end games on Dec 9.
A few questions:
a) ESPN lists all games on Dec 9 without a given time. soccerway.es says Dec 8 for all games, one hostel website I found lists the Boca game at Dec 9. Are really all games going to be on Dec 9, or will they be distributed around the weekend? (At least in Ecuador, they reschedule games all the time.)
b) Tickets. I found hostels and "travel agencies" selling tickets, especially to Boca and River games. Are there known reliable sellers? When is the price OK and when should I consider it a ripoff? (Of course I will have to pay more than the ticket booth price.)
c) Can you point me to any good Argentinian football resources? (Spanish-language websites are fine.)
We are arriving in the North of Chile in about 3 weeks and are looking for at cheep van or camper to travel around Chile and Argentina.
Can anyone in here tell us if there is a car marked or anything like that in that area? All we find in here is for Santiago - we would like to get the freedom of our own car all the way from the north :)
Hope to get a good advice :)
Rune and Anne-Sofie
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We are going to travel around in Argentina, Paraguay and Chile for a few months.
We are planning to buy a car in either Paraguay or Chile, so are there anyone out there who have any experience with that?
We would like buy a van that we can rebuild or some kind of camper.
We are landing in Asunción around the 3th of december 2012.
I'm planning on travelling around South America starting in Brazil in early february,
Ideally I'd like to start during Carnival time in Brazil as I've heard its awesome but to be honest I am being put off by the prices for accomodation.. So looking for a much cheaper / viable alternative. Does anyone know whether Sao Paolo is good during carnival? Or are there other cities that will have cheap accomodation but still a samba fiesta spirit ?
thanks and let me know,
Hi, was wondering if anyone has hiked to El Lechero and San Pablo lake from Otavalo. Is it safe to go alone? and how many hours is the trek? Anyone else in Otavalo right now?
So there is a nationwide census occurring in Bolivia on the 21st and I am wondering how much this will prevent my travel overland, specifically by train. I was panning on taking the FCA train from Oruro to Villazon to continue my travel to Argentina. It departs on the 20th at 15:30 and arrives into Villazon on the 21st at 7:05. Will this train still be running and could the border be closed on the 21st? I have asked a few different people around La Paz but I keep getting different answers. Was hoping maybe there would be someone in the know on here.
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