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Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 19:37 | Thorn Tree

My colleague is travelling to Brazil on December 28 on a USA passport and he's realized that he needs to get a visa to enter. Can anyone recommend a legitimate fast tracking visa service for Brazil?

I found this one:...

Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 16:51 | Thorn Tree

We went there (office in Caille Sagarnaga) about two weeks ago and booked the Death Road trip by mountainbike.
The price was normal compared to other offers but the bikes have been in a dangerously bad condition!
My rear brake suffered from not keeping the brake fluid what ended up in total loss of brake force during the trip. Additionally, one of the two mounting screws of the caliper was missing. Other bikes of the group were in similar condition:
- hard...

Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 16:29 | Thorn Tree

Hi,

How does the following sound:
- 3.40am bus from Lima
- 7.20am arrive in Paracas
- Visit Islas Ballestas
- Rent a car
- Drive to Nazca
- Overflight over the...

Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 16:24 | Thorn Tree

Hey guys it looks like I will be in san pedro next week.. yep for christmas.. does anyone know any hostels that may not be on hostel world that are good with nice social atmosphere etc.. I am no longer in my 20s haha but am definitely social.
Cheers in advance

Last post at: 2014-12-17 20:24:56 UTC
Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 15:46 | Thorn Tree

Hello,

We are in San Pedro and will arrive to Uyuni via a salt flat tour, for where we would like to continue to Salta via Villazon.

I checked the train timetable and the Wara Wara should leave Monday 2.20 am. Are there general enough tickets to buy the afternoon before (nobody seems to be able to book it ahead from here)?

Also is it safe to wait around/in the train station around and after midnight?

An alternative is to take the night bus from...

Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 15:25 | Thorn Tree

Hey!

I'm backpacking into Suriname on December 29th for five days and am wondering if any other English speaking travellers might be heading into Paramaribo at that time, as well. I've worked in...

Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 14:37 | Thorn Tree

Hello,

I will be arriving to Santiago Chile in early January. My plan is to buy a car in Chile and travel around the continent for about 4 months.

I will go to...

Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 13:33 | Thorn Tree

Hello

There seems to be a lot of people saying that the 6 day trek at El Cocuy is closed but couldnt see one that was a recent visitor to the area. Has anyone visited recently and know whether the trail is open?

Also I'd like to hear from people who have done the trail without a guide, I've trekked alone in...

Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 11:19 | Thorn Tree

I'm on my second 90 day tourist visa in Brazil. I've lived here previously for three and half years in SP but currently living in Rio Grande do Sul with a guy. I"m looking at ways to extend my stay while I work out if this relationship is something I really want to commit to. The idea of...

Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 08:05 | Thorn Tree

I will be arriving on xmas day in Leticia & will be looking for accommodations...preferably a hostal with private room & bath...where I can get info on boats to Iquitos. Would be grateful for any recent personal experience

Last post at: 2014-12-17 12:05:48 UTC
Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 07:44 | Thorn Tree

I searched but the info' is old. Can anyone tell me the current situation for transferring from Ezeiza to Aeroparque. I would prefer to do it with a shuttle bus direct airport to airport rather than a cab.

I'll be transferring early morning about 8.00am so I should catch the rush hour nicely!

I'm assuming that I can get a safe reliable airport to airport shuttle. Does anyone know how much it'll cost me.
Also does it run 7 days a week.

Many thanks...

Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 02:58 | Thorn Tree

Hi

Does anyone know how long it would take to walk the Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit, and Devil's Throat trails from start to finish (i.e. there and back)?

My flight arrives into Iguazu at 11:00am and leaves the next day at either 10:50am or 1:30pm. I assume I will get to the park around 12:30pm on the day of arrival. The park opens at 8:00am and closes at 6:00pm. I was wondering if it is possible to do all three trails on the first day and get out before the park...

Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 02:03 | Thorn Tree

Really torn between five countries to venture to in a few weeks for a spontaneous one month backpacking trip; Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Chile or...

Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 00:58 | Thorn Tree

I decide to fly to Cusco. If I purchase LAN ticket on orbitz or kayak, they charge $188, whereas LAN Peru site, the base plus is $94 and flexible is $154. I noticed that there is a warning that none resident uses BasePlus is subject to $177 fine. Is it safe for a tourist to purchase Flexible ticket?

Last post at: 2014-12-17 08:57:24 UTC
Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 00:35 | Thorn Tree

I'm leaving for Colombia on Saturday for just under a month. I didn't even think about malaria until a nurse friend mentioned it to me the other day. Our itinerary is basically Bogota - Cartagena -...

Miércoles, Diciembre 17, 2014 - 00:30 | Thorn Tree

Any experience with Easy Fly? It is listed in Lonely Planet and I am looking to fly it directly from Bucaramanga to Cartagena direct. Is it dependable or should I eat the bullet and fly a bigger (LAN or Avianca) aniline's connecting flight losing time?

Many thanks!
/alter

Last post at: 2014-12-17 10:13:39 UTC
Martes, Diciembre 16, 2014 - 23:50 | Thorn Tree

It seems Cruz del sur has sold out their January 3rd ticket to cusco. Are they going to add more bus service? If I buy ticket from other companies, which one is better,oltursa, Tepsa, or excluciva? I need to catch train at ollaytantambo around 3pm. I probably have to arrive before 12pm.

Last post at: 2014-12-18 00:34:09 UTC
Martes, Diciembre 16, 2014 - 22:56 | Thorn Tree

What is the current blue rate for dollars?
How much should we expect to pay for a dorm bed in hostel? Private room in hostel?
How much is a decent, value priced, local lunch or dinner?
How much is a 4 hr bus trip?

Last post at: 2014-12-17 18:56:12 UTC
Martes, Diciembre 16, 2014 - 22:52 | Thorn Tree

What is the current Blue Rate for Dollars?

What should we expect to pay for a dorm bed in hostel?
How about private room in hostel?
A decent, vlue priced local meal, lunch or dinner?
Cost of a four hour bus trip?

Thanks!

Last post at: 2014-12-17 02:52:42 UTC
Martes, Diciembre 16, 2014 - 20:45 | Thorn Tree

Hi Guys!
Me and a friend are planning a trip in February, we will start in Asuncion/PY and from there take a bus to Bolivia, we want to visit the lake titicaca, the salt lake and the "lagunas coloradas" and maybe La Paz and then go up to...

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