Monday, March 2, 2015 - 19:18 | Thorn Tree

Hello Fellow Travelers,

I will be in Colombia this April, and I am looking into traveling to Venezuela, to see the Relampago de Catatumbo in May. I am a american with poor Spanish speaking skills, and I have gotten mixed reviews on traveling to...

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 17:33 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone!

I am planning a trip to the Galapagos islands and I was wondering if anyone knows about the medical facilities available on the islands and where they are located. I am also planning on diving there and was wondering if there is a decompression facility near by in case of emergencies.

Also if anyone who has travelled there found a difficult language...

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:26 | Thorn Tree

Hi all!

Currently in Cartagena, want to go to leticia soon and from there head into Brasil. Realistic to stop in Medellin or bogota for a couple days if that is the best move, but ideally would take care of in...

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:12 | Thorn Tree

Hi all! My friend and I are looking at going to the Galapagos Islands in May. We are both young adult girls who have had swimming lessons, but we are not the strongest of swimmers. Does anyone know what the water conditions are like at this time of year and are there certain areas that are best for weaker swimmers? What are the areas that we should avoid?


Monday, March 2, 2015 - 09:31 | Thorn Tree

Hi all! Looking for Spanish lessons in Peru, and have a few questions, plus looking for advice!

1) Trying to decide between Lima and Cusco - is one better than the other? (better schools, cheaper, better living, etc..) I am on an open travel...

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 07:21 | Thorn Tree

Hey guys, I know that most travellers make the 3 days/2nights tour from SPDA to Uyuni. But I am just wondering if it is possible to do the San Pedro to Uyuni trip in 1 long day? How many hours would it take and how much does a jeep/private transport costs? A "guide" is not really needed, just a car that drives all that way, with some short stops at one the way, f.x. Salar de Uyuni...

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 23:35 | Thorn Tree

Hello friends,
I am currently in BsAs and i am about to head in a week towards the north of the Country with Bolivia as Destination. I have 4-5 days to spends in North Argentina and looking for some suggestions/itenerary of places to visit. I have a few places in my list but not sure as to how to do the trips side trips...

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 23:04 | Thorn Tree

Anyone been here before? This will be my first trip to South America and looking for somewhere that I can learn Spanish and do some volunteering but keen to find out if anyone has any good/bad experiences to share.


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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 19:09 | Thorn Tree

2 issues for travel planning this month in Argentina:

  1. There will be a 4 day weekend from Saturday March 21 to Tuesday , March 24. High use of middle and long distance public transport. Accomodation could well be full in certain areas, so consider booking ahead.

  2. There will be a 24 hour country wide transport strike for ALL forms of public transport on March 31. Buses may...

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 18:02 | Thorn Tree

I am a European woman living in near Quito, Ecuador since 5 months. Does anyone have a great experience traveling to Yasuni - into the park. Not interested in fancy lodging at the entrance to the park, but want to venture into the park and live the life of local people. I don't mind paying if it is worth...

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 16:52 | Thorn Tree

I will arrive to Cuzco monday 1PM. And I have return flight Tuesday evening from Cuzco.
I would like to make daytrip on Tuesday.

Should I stay one night in Cuzco or Aguas Calientes ?
I want to make this trip without travel...

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 14:17 | Thorn Tree

I wanted to warn travellers crossing the border from Bolivia to Argentina from the city of Villazon in Bolivia. We arrived on a bus from La Paz to...

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 13:26 | Thorn Tree

I'm trying to find out which bus station in Piura is used by Loja International...I need to get the bus from Piura to Loja and want to book a hotel near the bus station.
Thank you

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:42 | Thorn Tree

Apparently the Venezuelan government is going to require all Americans to have a visa to enter the country. It looks like a reciprocity-type fee ("Venezuela will charge Americans the same tourist visa fees that the U.S. charges Venezuelans"), but no mention of when this will take effect or if Americans will need to apply for a visa beforehand, or if they will just have to pay the charge upon...

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 09:00 | Thorn Tree

Hi All,

What is the usual level of shutdown on public holidays in Chile? Eg. do buses run as usual, and are many/any shops open?

More specifically, what happens on Reformation Day and All Saints Day?


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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 07:52 | Thorn Tree

Hi guys!

I would be really really grateful if you could help me to create unique and unforgettable birthday gift experience for my mom. I'm taking my mom for the trip of her life to Brazil (she loves the culture and speaks the language - she learnt it by herself) and would love to show her the best places.

We will land at Rio de Janeiro on 16/05 at 17:25 and we have our flight back home from...

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 07:35 | Thorn Tree

For Septembre my boyfriend and I are traveling to Bolivia, with a rental car we would like to drive from la Paz to Uyuni (and drop the car there). Looking for a rentalcar we found the company called Imbex rental car: anyone who has experience with this company? (Or advising another company?)

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 06:38 | Thorn Tree

I am a single female wanting to go to Salvador , Rio and Praia do forte. Well travelled and don't normally worry but I read many mixed reviews on Virtual Tourist etc about the amount of muggings etc and am concerned. Would be interested in talking to people that...

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 03:05 | Thorn Tree

Hi guys I really need your guys input! Im arriving in Caracan next week and can't reschedule but I really wanted to go to angel falls only problem is that its the dry season and I don't know if I 'll be able to take the canoe route! Anyone know if they still have the trip running and if not whats the chances of me hiking there from the Canaima village! This is bucket list for me and im...

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 20:33 | Thorn Tree

We are going for a 4 month backpacking trip through Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia this April. Can you get around just fine with only English? I only know a few words in Spanish and am a bit worried that getting around, catching buses etc will be difficult...


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