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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]

Jungle Tour Leticia (Colombia)

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:52:04 GMT

Hey there I'll be in Colombia from the 20. Jan till 24. Feb. I'm planning to do a jungle tour/hike in Leticia right at the start of my journey. Do you guys have any tips for a good tour and is ther someone who would also like to do a jungletrip around this time (it's cheaper that way) ? Greez Tobias ... [Posted by tobeeee - Dec 21, 08:52]


Sun, 11 Dec 2016 22:35:42 GMT

Hi First post! I'm going to the La Mariposa Spanish School for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Years. After that, I've scheduled 3 days/nights in Managua just to see the town. This will be my first time there and I plan on walking the entire time. Any suggestions on what to do? I like to socialize but my Spanish will not be great. I'm also a 61 y/o old fart. I enjoy a beer or ... [Posted by CardinalFan - Dec 11, 14:35]

Cuba and peru feb/march 2017

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:54:48 GMT

Hello fellow travel bugs ! I am travelling to cuba and peru in Febraury to March 2017! Questions are : 1. How the hell do i spend money in these places?!? It sounds like i need to take cash ?? And cuba i can't exchange there from AUD ...? 2. Is it easy for me to travel from cusco to Arequipa and is it easy to arrange when I get there? 3. Has anyone done an overnight rainbow mountain tour in peru? 4. ... [Posted by racheallea - Nov 15, 00:54]

New Year's Eve Santa Marta Colombia

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:51:22 GMT

Hey, I understand on New Years Eve Santa Marta is a good place to party (maybe not as big as Cartagena but still good) I also read the party is in the El Roderero area to the south of Santa Marta. Should I stay in a hostel there? Or if I stay in a hostel in Santa Marta itself, will people be travelling to this area for partying? Thanks ... [Posted by djthorpe91 - Nov 13, 23:51]

Springtravel agency from Equador

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:40:57 GMT

Hi. Just came from an awesome trip from Equador and the Galapagos…we had a great time and definitely it is a trip I strongly recommend. The only drawback we had was with the company we hired to make the 7 days island hopping, SPRINGTRAVEL, a travel company in Quito. We payed half of the trip online and the other half when we arrived in Quito, the day before flying to Galapagos. When we finally got there, the hotels were not the ... [Posted by sepiaplancha - Nov 08, 12:40]

Holiday habits to diploma thesis

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:28:36 GMT

Hi There, I have a questionnaire that I'm asking you to fill out which asks a variety of questions about your preferences with regards to holiday habits. It is necessary to my diploma thesis. I really would appreciate it if you would take 2 minutes to take part. It's anonymous. Thank you in advance! Regards, Kinga ... [Posted by pappkinga23 - Nov 04, 09:28]

$1600 /mo enough to live in south america?

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:11:37 GMT

$1600 /mo social security: is this enough to retire on in south america ? thanks exchange rate ? ... [Posted by qmuddy2 - Nov 03, 16:11]

Chile (want to have a better experience than last time)

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 08:44:27 GMT

Hi all, I have been thinking alot about this, perhaps overthinking, and i'd like other peoples opinions, suggestions etc. TL;DR: Want to go to Chile for 2-4 months starting Dec, Jan, to volunteer, improve Spanish and party. Worried about being aimless/bored/lonely (like last time in SA). Then go to NZ for working holiday Sorry if this is long This is the backstory (relevant I think) So last year after living and working in Aus for a year and enjoying that, I decided to ... [Posted by djthorpe91 - Nov 01, 00:44]

Brazilian visa for canadians

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 19:52:55 GMT

Hi, I am going to Brazil at the end of December and I need to do a visa application. I will not buy the flight tickets more than two weeks in advance because I won't know the dates before that time. The problem is that Brazil consulate wants to have a copy of your tickets (to proove that you have a return date) or the itinerary of your travel. Do you know which form the itinerary has to be? I precise that I won't ... [Posted by Beatricecl - Oct 31, 11:52]

Caribbean vacation.

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:51:15 GMT

Hi friends! I am planning a Caribbean vacation with my husband. I would like to know when is the right time of the year to visit Caribbean. I have read somewhere that during certain months, hurricane can cause serious problems in those area. We don't want to take a risks. A friend and her hubby visited Barbados a couple of years back during mid March and says it is a good time to go. Can someone confirm? It was ... [Posted by emilia01 - Oct 31, 01:51]

How to get Boarding pass of TAM Airline at Transit Area

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 05:34:57 GMT

Dear hi, I am travelling to Mexico on Pakistani passport , i have two tickets one from Lahore (pakistan) to Doha Qatar , from Doha Qatar to Sau polo , the second ticket is of TAM Airline going from Sau polo to Mexico. i just have a hand carry bag , Please guide me how can i get the boarding pass of TAM Airline from Guarulhos Airport with out passing the Brazil Immigration counters , as i dont have the transit ... [Posted by ijazah - Oct 28, 21:34]

Recommendations - day trip POI's Zapata Peninsula & Topes?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:49:51 GMT

In March 2017, my galfriend and I will be staying for a few days in Casa Particulares near Playa Larga next to Zapata Peninsula. & also in Trinidad near Topes de Collantes. Was wondering if anyone can recommend great POI's that u particularly enjoyed (or didn't enjoy) in those two nature / preserve areas and preferable access / tour methods. I am a backpacker type but don't desire to back back in those areas. Day horseback ride, hiking, jeep or boat ... [Posted by dbotas - Oct 26, 14:49]

Two months in Costa Rica/Panama

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:42:50 GMT

I want to go to Panama/Costa Rica in the beginning of January and stay there for two months working and enjoying the place. I'm more inclined to go to Panama because it is cheaper and has better roads, but I would like to hear your opinion. What should I prepare in advance? What are the best jobs I should try to find? (I heard bartending or working in hostels is the better option) How do I get a cheap accommodation? (I'm not ... [Posted by knoghax - Oct 24, 15:42]