Mittwoch, August 20, 2014 - 20:49 | Thorn Tree

We seem to be going round and round in circles so I was wondering if anyone can help.

Basically we're looking for a cheap practical way to get to the new airport.

We're coming back into Quito from Otavalo on Saturday and have a flight early Sunday morning. So we would like to spend a night in Quito and then get to the Mariscal Sucre Airport in the morning. Sounds simple enough?

It seems that a taxi to the airport from Quito is c. $35... Which seems expensive... As we...

Mittwoch, August 20, 2014 - 20:16 | Thorn Tree

I am planning a trip to Cartagena, Colombia during the beauty pageant week but I need tickets to the beauty pageant, swimsuit competition, private boat and hotel parties. It will be me and two or three other guys and looking to go to anything exciting that week in Cartagena.

I want to buy all tickets ahead of time to secure me a spot. Please advise me on this or links to purchase.

Also, events or parties I did...

Mittwoch, August 20, 2014 - 15:52 | Thorn Tree

Hello, I am going to be heading to Rio at the start of February 2015 and spending about 5 to 6 months travelling through brazil, argentina, chile, bolivia, peru, ecuador and the galapogos islands. I will be 27 at the time of travel and on a mini career break! If anyone else has similar plans and fancies buddying up/exchanging travel ideas then drop me a message! Kate

Last post at: 2014-08-20 19:52:25 UTC
Mittwoch, August 20, 2014 - 12:32 | Thorn Tree

Hi there. I will be in Colombia end of this year and it is my intention to spend a few days visiting the "zona cafetera". I read about Salento, Finlandia and Valle de Cocora and they seem to be great places to be visited. Any advice on how many days to spend in each place, activities to pursue, hotels or hostels where to stay?

Also, I would like to...

Mittwoch, August 20, 2014 - 12:27 | Thorn Tree

Hi there. I will be travelling to Colombia for 3 weeks end of this year and I am planning my trip. I will be going with a friend who wants to spend a few days visiting San Andres Island. As I was interested in spending a few days visiting Tayrona National Park (and its beaches) as well as Palomino, both close to Santa Marta, I was wondering if it would make sense to do I also want to spend some time visiting...

Mittwoch, August 20, 2014 - 11:13 | Thorn Tree

Anyone know of any half decent book exchange or swaps in arequipa. Flight home in a few days and desperate for something to read! Or I've got 'the fault in our stars', if anyone's around for the next few days and wants to swap x

Last post at: 2014-08-20 22:21:36 UTC
Mittwoch, August 20, 2014 - 07:39 | Thorn Tree

Hello !

    My name is Lorenzo and I was in Bolivia last June and July of 2014, I was in the company of a friend and prepared a mountain trip and tourism, for it spoke to some friends who had been requesting information from agencies and Prices of services needed. Three people agreed to give us our confidence data from a tourism asset and made to talk to the manager of it, seemed normal, except at the request of a...

Mittwoch, August 20, 2014 - 07:02 | Thorn Tree


next week we're traveling with our 4year old child to Quito and want to hear how the situation because of the actual earthquakes is; any precautions? Better leave at once and head to beaches/mountains instead of staying in Quito?

Do you have nice places for a family in mind anyway (beach, mountain... not Amazonas area)?

Thx in advance

Last post at: 2014-08-20 11:02:21 UTC
Dienstag, August 19, 2014 - 22:42 | Thorn Tree

Hola a todos,
I'm a tourist in Bogotá and a birdwatching fan. I would like to go to Parque la Florida to see some birds. I was thinking of taking a taxi there (however, I would not know what address to give the driver if I want to go to the central lake in the park) and then walk around there for a few hours. The problem is that I don't have any idea how to get back to Chapinero from La Florida. Is it possible to catch a taxi from the entrance? Or maybe even a bus? Speaking of which, is...

Dienstag, August 19, 2014 - 20:59 | Thorn Tree

What should I expect to pay? I miss the kiosk where they handed you the ticket with the fare to your destination. I have a pet theory that Bogotá taxi drivers are honor bound to flim flam gtingo fares.

Last post at: 2014-08-20 15:51:32 UTC
Dienstag, August 19, 2014 - 20:56 | Thorn Tree

I am looking for a hotel in Huaytara (between Pisco and Ayacucho).

I found a Facebook page for the Hotel Huaytara Plazapi but the email address and referred web site didn't work.

Can anyone confirm there is a hotel there? (if so is it OK?)


Last post at: 2014-08-20 00:56:59 UTC
Dienstag, August 19, 2014 - 17:15 | Thorn Tree

I have bedrooms for Rent in LOS CEIBOS ( north of Guayaquil). $300 north american dollars , per month.
- LAUNDRY (Washing machine / Dry maching)
- KITCHEN (Stove and refrigerador)
Call me to Ecuador if you are interested... 593-988327692 -

IF you are in ECUADOR my cell is 0988327692

Last post at: 2014-08-19 21:15:34 UTC
Dienstag, August 19, 2014 - 15:29 | Thorn Tree

My partner and I have 3 surfboards we want to send from Lima to Santiago by bus as we are travelling inland for the next couple of months. Does anyone know the best companies to go with? how much they cost? or any other options?


Last post at: 2014-08-20 00:50:30 UTC
Dienstag, August 19, 2014 - 13:00 | Thorn Tree

Hi good people of Thorntree,

I'm a resident of La Paz, Bolivia and need to get to Lima, Peru and back in as little time as possible for some business at the Dutch Embassy there next Monday. I don't want to spend a fortune on a flight, so I prefer to just travel over land.
I'd like to not be too tired and not look like an unwashed and unshaven tramp...

Dienstag, August 19, 2014 - 12:58 | Thorn Tree

Hi good people of Thorntree,

I've posted a similar question a while back and got some good answers of you lot, so thank you. Plans have changed since however, so if anyone could share their wisdom, I'd once again be greatful.
Here goes:

I'm a resident of La Paz, Boliva and need to get to Lima, Peru and back in as little time as possible for some business at the Dutch Embassy there next Monday. I don't want to...

Dienstag, August 19, 2014 - 11:59 | Thorn Tree

Hi all!
Me and my bf are going for Salkantay trek next month, we want to do it solo ( without agencies/tour).
I heard it s possible, but I wonder if you would suggest to buy a detailed trekking map in Cusco or if it is easy enough to follow the route (or ask around :) )
Has anyone done it solo? How was it?

Last post at: 2014-08-20 19:08:40 UTC
Dienstag, August 19, 2014 - 09:40 | Thorn Tree

Headed for 4th trip to Peru and still have not drank "Frog in a blender". Last time in Cusco, I was told that it is not allowed to be sold in Mercado and you must go to local tiendas. I know there is a market in Lima where you can get it, but forget the name of it. Going to be in Lima, Huancayo, & Cusco. Where do I buy it?

Last post at: 2014-08-20 20:20:27 UTC
Dienstag, August 19, 2014 - 07:42 | Thorn Tree


We are planning our South American journey and would like some feed back regarding our proposed itinerary. We would love to hear some suggestions or highlight if we are making any mistakes in our itinerary and if it could be reworked to a better flowing travel plan.

We are limited somewhat on time and have left ourselves approximately 2 months to complete our trip. We are arriving into Cartagena...

Dienstag, August 19, 2014 - 07:28 | Thorn Tree


I'm planning to spend a couple of weeks in Colombia next year as I have heard loads of good stuff about it from people who have been there. However the information I've just read on the UK government foreign travel advice service has spooked me a little bit and is a lot more serious than what's written in the Lonely Planet which gives off the impression that it's quite safe there at the moment. Particularly the...

Dienstag, August 19, 2014 - 05:54 | Thorn Tree

I need to travel to Venezuela in early September and at the moment the cheapest route I can find is London-Miami(I'll spend a few days here)-Bogota-Cucuta. As my girlfriend lives in Tachira she can then pick me up and drive me over the border where I'll be staying with her. I'll then...

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