Monday, September 1, 2014 - 19:07 | Thorn Tree

Hi Everyone,

I'm a solo female trying to see a good bit of Peru and Bolivia over the course of my winter vacation. I already posted my itinerary on my blog asking for help (in case you want to see it...

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 18:40 | Thorn Tree

Hello together

we are planning to go to Argentina / Patagonia to do some backpacking.
Main concern for us (vegetarians, but dairy products / eggs ok) at the moment is food, since we read that espacilly in "small-town"...

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 18:28 | Thorn Tree

I'm planning to take the Wonder Peru Tourist bus that stops at tourist sites on the way to Puno. On the way back, I am taking an overnight bus with Cruz Del Sur that arrives back at Cusco around 4 am. I then have a flight to catch back to the US at 9 am. If everything runs on time, I should be able to catch my flight. However, I read that sometime the road is blocked due to protesters. How often does this happen...

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 17:01 | Thorn Tree

Finishing in Peru - in Mancora. Intend to spend about a month travelling North through Ecuador, before Colombia.

Rough itinerary:-


Monday, September 1, 2014 - 16:47 | Thorn Tree

Finishing in Peru - in Mancora. Intend to spend about a month travelling North through Ecuador, before Colombia.

Rough itinerary:-


Monday, September 1, 2014 - 16:34 | Thorn Tree

I will be taking my 8-year old daughter to Peru in December. After some research, I am thinking of heading directly to Ollantaytambo once we arrive in Cusco. So the itinerary will look like:

day 1 Arrive...

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 16:33 | Thorn Tree

Me and a Friend are hoping to travel across South america in the new year. Starting off in Rio for the carnival and ending up in Peru. We are hoping to spend about $5000 each.
The first month is going to be spent in Brazil with two weeks in Rio then two weeks heading down the coast and a few days in...

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 15:42 | Thorn Tree

I am a Canadian student and will be graduating from a degree in Secondary Education a year from now. Teaching abroad, specifically in Brazil, has been a dream of mine for years, and now that I will be finished my degree in a year, it's time to start planning!
I have no idea where to start. I've reached out to some people I know who have taught abroad...

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 15:33 | Thorn Tree

Hi, I am looking to buy some used camping equipment (sleeping bag, tent, mattress) for a trip to Northern Argentina. Can anyone recommend a store that sells used equipment?
Or even better, is anyone trying to sell some used equipment?

Last post at: 2014-09-01 19:33:42 UTC
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 11:56 | Thorn Tree

Hello All,

We've just booked tickets to spend 10 days in Peru this coming December. Will spend several days in Lima in the Miraflores area before going off to see Machu Picchu and possibly the Sacred Valley (if more than one...

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:53 | Thorn Tree

Hi all
i will be in Peninsula Valdes at the beginning of November, hoping to spot whales.
I want to base in Puerto Piramides, although I will arrive in Puerto Madryn by bus and leave from...

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 07:01 | Thorn Tree

Hi guys!

I'm struggling with my itinerary. Hope someone can help...

We have 3 months in total for South America, but I feel it is a bit sparse. I mean that we have time left from the 3 months where we don't have any real plans. Do you think we can fit in Ecuador?? To make it quick, our very...

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:04 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone,

I am a petite 27 year old woman from SE Asia considering travelling solo in Rio for Carnival 2015. I enjoy exploring and adventure-sports, music and dance, food and drinks, parties and meeting new people. Unfortunately I do not speak any...

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 18:50 | Thorn Tree

we all get one stupid question, right?

i've just checked the document from the chilean government listing entry visas by country.

confusingly, for Canada it says no visa required, 0$ for entry--but then has a line in bold about a 132 USD charge at the airport.

i'm entering and exiting by land (not sure where yet, likely the bolivian salt flats as entry).
will i pay this? has...

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 18:50 | Thorn Tree

Hi Everyone,

I have 4 weeks in November to travel, and I really wanted to see if it was possible to see key areas in and around Chile and Ecuador. I was hoping to try and see: Chile (maybe...

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 17:00 | Thorn Tree

hello again, another question. i have an adapter but several individual international plugs. i live in USA. which one would be the best or the ideal to carry with me please for Colombia? and for Panama and Costa Rica for next year? thanks...

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 15:27 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,
We are planning to visit Patagonia for 3 weeks, from mid november 2014 to the first week of December.
I am wondering whether anyone had up to date information on needing to book ahead for the Refugios for Torres Del Paine? I tried looking on the Vertice Patagonia website for...

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 15:02 | Thorn Tree

After some time in the Guyanas I will arrive in Macapá overland from Cayenne in a couple of weeks. After this, I am having a hard time deciding whether to travel by boat to Belem through the Delta or upriver to Santarem.

Part of me wants to travel up the Great River, see the meeting of the waters of the Tapajos and the Amazon and once in Santarem go to Alter do Chao since from what I've read here in TT it seems quite worth it....

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 15:00 | Thorn Tree

How many days do I need for Salvador and Rio? I can go to Rio for 6 days or spend 2,5 days in Salvador and 3,5 days in Rio... Or is it to short for both city's?

Last post at: 2014-08-31 23:45:15 UTC
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:51 | Thorn Tree

hello fellow travellers,

i will be going to iguazu falls in november. i will fly from salt to iguazu (argentinian side), then i will have 1 full day to explore the falls, and will then leave from the brazilian side further down south.

now i wonder:
- if i better take a hotel on the argentinian or brasilia side (any recommendations)
- how far are the 2 airports away from each other
- assume it is easy to cross between the borders of the 2 countries
- is one...

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