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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:06:04 GMT

I'm travelling Colombia solo for 3 weeks form April 14th. Any advice or anyone around? ... [Posted by Nickdav - Mar 23, 14:06]

Rain in Peru; Where can we go?

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:06:59 GMT

Hi guys Me and my girlfriend are travelling in South America and our plans were to go from Ecuador to Peru within the following days. Are anyone in northern Peru right now and if so, can you tell us the current situation and whether or not it is a good idea to go? Kind regards and safe travels to all! ... [Posted by peden89 - Mar 18, 15:06]

Solo travelling South America

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 03:44:38 GMT

Hey everyone I'm looking at hitting South America in July/August time. As all backpackers, I'm on a tight budget and a slightly smaller time scale of 6 weeks ish. I'm hoping to get around Brazil, Columbia and Peru but am open to better routes/countries. Brazil I've already checked out a tour in the Amazon which I am really keen on. The main things that is a concern is obviously the safety. I am a female traveller going alone so not sure ... [Posted by jmayb - Mar 12, 19:44]

Holiday in Florida with arrest for cannabis

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:28:44 GMT

Hi, hope someone can help me. My 17 yr old son has just got arrested for poss. With intent to supply cannabis and we r due to go to Florida in July !! I don't know if I should chance the ESTA (lie ) or tell him he can't come . I. Any can't try a visa as it would take to long. We haven't got a court date yet. Any help would be really appreciated. Deb ... [Posted by Debsw001 - Mar 04, 05:28]


Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:27:55 GMT

I am a VT refugee from Cuba ( thanks for the asylum i TravellersPoint) but looking through the information on Cuba, it is woefuly OUT OF DATE. The information on Baracoa is at least ten years old and information on Cuba changes every month if not every week. I am willing to contribute, if I can get some guidance on how to do it. Certainly I want people to enjoy Havana and all the new restaurants that have opened up and ... [Posted by cochinjew - Feb 26, 18:27]

Favorite country in Latin America?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:11:37 GMT

Greetings all, I am planning a trip to Central/ South America for the summer, and really have no idea where to go yet. I was hoping to hear from some of you what your favorite places are in Latin America. I have heard the Dominican Republic is beautiful but... not so peaceful. I don't believe I will be able to go there. I think Colombia may be a nice place to visit, but I am unsure. Any suggestions? ... I know ... [Posted by hummingbird500 - Feb 23, 14:11]

HELP! Is anybody travelling from Brasilia to Bogota?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:01:20 GMT

Dear fellow travellers, I have an urgent request; my embassy has issued a visa in the passport for a volleyball player from Colombia to travel to Europe, that needs to come back from Brasilia to Bogota within the next three days for his flight to Madrid on the 22nd evening. It would be a lifesaver if someone could carry this passport. The ambassador will deliver the passport to the airport in Brasilia. If anyone out there happens to be on this itinerary, it ... [Posted by joostandowi - Feb 19, 12:01]

Travelling to the Dominican Republic

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:33:03 GMT

Hey! Im Sigurd, with my four bestfriends im travelling to the Dominican Republic from july 11th to july 24th. Im looking for any travelling advices, nice places to stay, cheapest and fastest travelling routes. We want to explore the place, meet local people, eat on good restaurants and ofcourse do some partying. If you know about any of these things, please pitch them to me! Thank you so much on advance!:cheesygrin: Best, Sigurd ... [Posted by Norwegiantravlr - Feb 15, 13:33]

i go to Yucatan

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:58:15 GMT

Hello, i'm Giovanni, i'm italian and i'm 33 year old. i'll go to Yucatan in August, for 15 days. Can you help me for an idea of a itinerary. i have a rental car. thank you good trip Giovanni ... [Posted by giova84 - Feb 24, 05:58]

Costa Rica Any informations or Good tips ,places , food,....

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:47:18 GMT

Hello , my name is lauu , i'm twenty i live in belgium , i'd like to prepare a trip in costa rica so if you have any good tips , places , foods , any informations to share with , it would be great. -what travel way do advice ? -what kind of food should i or shouldn't eat ? -wheres are the best places ? -which nationnal parck have to see ? (cause theres many) -wich coast should i start ? ... [Posted by daily.yours - Feb 14, 13:47]

Any tips on Chile 5th-18th of March?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:22:19 GMT

Hello guys and girls and other species...I'm planning a trip to Chile next month,but I'm a bit baffled.I want to do Atacama and I found how and with whom,but nothing more from there on. Any personal experiences,people,places I should know about? Thank you very much ... [Posted by AndreiI - Feb 13, 09:22]


Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:11:39 GMT

Anyone travelling Colombia in April/ May? I'm looking to do a amazon tour from Leticia, it would be brill if anyone has any advice on this? ... [Posted by Nickdav - Jan 22, 07:11]

Volunteers M/F for private Expedition Ship

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:17:04 GMT

This is a private Expedition Vessel looking for Volunteer travelers, Men and Women to join us cruising Baja California Mexico. Would this be a suitable forum to attract people that love Ships and life at sea? At this point we are not interested in doing commercial cruises. We just want to enjoy the ship, cruising and all the natural beauty on and beneath the sea. Basic expectations Volunteer Women and men must be wanting to help maintain and crew a 188' Classic ship. ... [Posted by Salty Adventure - Jan 15, 10:17]

Money/ATMs in Guatemala

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:10:59 GMT

I'm travelling to Guatemala in a few days and have read contrasting reports about whether the ATMs are safe to use, particularly in Antigua. It seems that there have been loads of problems with cards being cloned - does anyone know if this is still the case? Am I better off taking $US cash and changing to quetzal when I arrive instead of withdrawing money there? ... [Posted by bex76 - Jan 15, 05:10]

Backpacking through Latin America: need photographer

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:17:06 GMT

I'm about to embark on a year long journey through Latin America. Throughout the duration I'll be blogging my journey featuring food, music, Textiles, art, jewelry and many other articles of culture I'm a self directed, 52 year old anthropologist. I'm interested in someone who wants to do some rugged cultural immersion and take photos for the blog and or assist with writing the blog. If you're interested please contact me for details. ... [Posted by Love On - Jan 13, 15:17]

Visa requirements for Suriname

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:02:35 GMT

Suriname is one of the few destinations in South America for which tourists might need to buy a visa in advance. Arriving at the airport in Paramaribo, citizens of 41 countries including USA. China, Canada, UK, most EU countries and many Central & South American and Caribbean countries can get a tourist card on arrival (but not at a land border). The rest of us, including Australia and New Zealand need a tourist visa in advance. The ... [Posted by Borisborough - Jan 09, 14:02]

Extended stint somewhere - opinions

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:16:01 GMT

Hello! I'm currently on my way to Guatemala (San Pedro La Laguna to be exact) after travelling a week or so in Mexico. I'm from the UK so it was cheaper to fly to Cancun than Guatemala. I want to improve my Spanish, and plan to tale lessons in San Pedro for 3-4 weeks. After that my plan was to go to Chile for 1-3 months, because - - I have a few friends in Santiago - When my money gets low I want to ... [Posted by djthorpe91 - Jan 09, 05:16]

US citizen crewing sailboat to Cuba, flying back to US

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:29:07 GMT

I'm a US citizen crewing a sailboat from Pensacola FL to Cuba (unfortunately I don't have enough vacation to continue to Belize). I'm told there are no (or few) challenges to travel "back" to the US. I'll be staying on the boat at night until flight back to US. Any insights on challenges (Visa, etc) flying from Cuba to FL? Mike ... [Posted by mphansen64 - Dec 31, 05:29]

Venezuela - the Situation at the Moment

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 19:37:06 GMT

We have been in and and are now out of Venezuela as part of our travels through northern South America.  The main point of the trip was to visit Angel Falls and the rest of the journey has been built around that.  The airtickets were booked before the domestic situation in Venezuela exploded in March 2016 so we decided to go ahead despite the unrest.  From Bogota, we booked flights to Puerto Ordaz, which is the closest main airport to ... [Posted by Borisborough - Dec 25, 11:37]

Traveling to the Americas

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:38:10 GMT

Hey everyone! So im currently in the early stages of planning a big trip to North & South America, starting at the beginning of 2017. I'm no stranger to long term backpacking as I have done trips around SE Asia, Europe and Australia but have found more often than not its best to get recommendations from people in the know. The general idea is to fly into Cancun and make my way down to Panama City, maybe seeing Cuba and Jamiaca first. ... [Posted by MarcoPolo89 - Feb 22, 21:38]