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Today's newspaper carries a report that YF vaccination certificates will be checked for foreign travellers at border crossings
http://www.paginasiete.bo/sociedad/2017/2/13/salud-caso-fiebre-amarilla-origino-zona-selvatica-127139.html
This follows a case in the lowland area of northern La Paz. Spanish speakers may be struck, as I was, by the emphasis on a foreign traveller being affected and there being no local cases.
It might be prudent to assume that Bolivian border officials will be more…

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Can anyone recommend a great tour group to use for Salkantay trek out of Cuzco in July? Any other tips regarding this trip?

I'd also love recs for a tour group in the Amazon jungle departing out of Puerto Maldonado.

Thank you!

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Hello -

I have read that Capurganá & Sapzurro have wildlife and nature equal to Tayrona but without the crowds. I prefer places with a more "off-the-beaten-track" feel, but also know that sometimes there is a reason for places being popular - they are amazing! Anyone been to both? We love cool bugs and monkeys in our family.

We have a couple of weeks for the Carribean coast and the guide book has convinced me to try and see it all (although my preference is to stay in just one or 2 places)…

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Hi,
I'm arriving at Medellin's airport on Saturday at 9pm.
Does anybody know until what time there are buses from there to city centre ( bus stop near nutibara hotel)?
Otherwise, how much is taxi fare for the same route?
2. Question:
I'm looking for mail adress of Hotel Normandia. Do you know it?
Thanks
Simonetta

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Otavalo

I read Saturday was the best day to visit the Otavalo Market but Wednesday is the day we have available for a day tour. Would it be worthwhile to visit the Otavalo Market on a Wednesday. Also can anyone recommend a tour company for such any excursions. Thanks, Glenn

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I hold a US passport. I requested a Tourist Card at the Suriname consulate in Cayenne on a Friday in May (2018) at about 9h30. About three groups of people (five total) were already waiting in the consular office at 3 Rue Héder, close to the Place Des Palmistes.

The consular officer behind the glass wanted my passport, my yellow fever certificate, and 35 euros (up from the "30 Euros" still printed on their tourist cards).

In twenty minutes I received my tourist card and a receipt for 35…

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Hi, thinking of flying to south America for 2 weeks at the beginning of August. Thinking about the logistics and where to go. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!