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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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Greetings
I am looking for a reasonably priced hotel/hostel in old town Cartegena. Preferably on the quiet side..
Thanks!

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Hi everyone,

I'll be visiting Machu Picchu at the end of August and I had some questions about the new rules that have been put in place regarding timed tickets and guides. The last time I visited the site these rules didn't exist so this will be a new experience for me.

My friend and I are looking to get combined tickets that include Huayna Picchu and were thinking about the 10am time slot. I assume the time on the ticket means that is when we can climb Huayna Picchu but I wondered if with…

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Hello, I'm in Bogota and trying to sort out a sim card.

I went to the official claro store after 4.5 painstaking hours finally got a prepaid sim card and was told to call *611# to activate my promotion when I do this I'm told I don't have enough money for the promotion.
Okay I go on the claro site to try and add money but you need a phone number and my sim card doesn't have one only a PUK + PIN.

My Spanish isn't good enough so the customer support hung up on me.
I don't have enough time to…

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Hey guys,
I am planning a 2.5 month trip to colombia, ecuador and peru. I will be landing in Bogota and flying back from Cuzco. I am wanting to spend about 2-3 weeks in Colombia, another 3-4 in Ecuador and then the last 5-6 weeks in Peru.
My first question is whether it's worth travelling north of Bogota, to Taganga and such, and then travel back down in order to move towards Ecuador, or just focus on The Bogota and downwards areas of colombia?
Of course I'd like to hear itinerary ideas for the…

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Im leaving next week from NZ stopping in Easter Island for 2 days then Travelling Peru-Bolivia – Chile – Argentina and aiming for Carnival in Brazil Feb 2019 if my money holds out.
Is it safe enough to Bike pack on your own? Would be nicer with a travel buddy
any thoughts please let me know.
Thank You Garth

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Hi everyone:

Looking to do some day and multi-day hikes. I am not sure what would be my best bet that time of year. I know there is the Lost City hike - other ideas? I would join a group if need be but looking for some off-the-beaten path suggestions. Flying into Medellin and out of Bogota. Have 13 nights total. Thank you in advance. LJL