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Vacation city recommendations?

Warmish in late November, good for walking, inexpensive. Somewhere in South America? [more inside]
posted by ecsh on Jul 24, 2014 - 7 answers

Newbie's guide to Peru? Lima + Cusco + possibly Puerto Maldonado

First time to South America and trying to not get anxious about it, says the person with GAD. [more inside]
posted by Hawk V on Jul 13, 2014 - 4 answers

Where to go and what to do in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia?

My girlfriend and I will be spending the next 3-4 months travelling in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. Where should we go and what should we do? [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Feb 6, 2014 - 10 answers

Where to find short term ESL work in South America?

I am looking for short-term ESL volunteer or job opportunities in (Spanish-speaking) South America. Ideally 2-6 weeks, though longer is ok too. [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Nov 5, 2013 - 2 answers

Who is the Peruvian guerilla general quoted in this Guns N Roses song?

The lyrics sheet for "Use Your Illusion II" attributes a quotation in the antiwar song "Civil War" to an unnamed Peruvian guerilla general. Who said this? [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Sep 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Recommendations for int'l packers/movers from NYC to South America?

I'm helping someone move from Queens, NYC to Bolivia, and I'd appreciate recommendations on reliable packers/movers that have international moving experience. This would be a small apartment's worth of clothing, kitchen items, TVs, etc, but no furniture. The largest item would be an upright piano that, ideally, could be packed by the same company but, otherwise would be separately crated and shipped with the household effects. In the event that no great int'l movers come to mind, recommendations for a great packer and a great international freight forwarding company would be appreciated.
posted by the sobsister on Aug 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Spanish in a foreign land

Where in Central or South America should I go to study Spanish? [more inside]
posted by metaname on May 7, 2013 - 11 answers

Iguazu National Park

On our trip to South America, we will be spending 2.5 days in Iguazu, Argentina, and would appreciate any ideas as to things we should see. Is it worth the extra cost to go to the Brazilian side? Thanks!
posted by graventy on Mar 3, 2013 - 8 answers

Tips and Recommendations for visiting the Pantanal

I'm planning to visit the Pantanal wetlands later this year. Do you have any tips or recommendations for activities and tour companies? [more inside]
posted by Jakey on Jan 27, 2013 - 0 answers

Travel magazines for the Spanish-language reader?

Are there any magazines from Mexico or South/Central American countries specializing in travel to the region, in Spanish, directed towards the Spanish speaking reader, that are available via subscription in the US? If so, which would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Dec 18, 2012 - 7 answers

NYE, UTC−04:00 edition.

Chile, Dec 26th to Jan 5th, flying in and out of Santiago. Please help this South America newbie create an itinerary that allows us to see as much as possible in such a short time. Also, where should we, a young-ish more-or-less American couple, celebrate NYE? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Dec 6, 2012 - 4 answers

How Do I Plan for My Trip to South America?

I'd like to spend 2~3 months in South America and have no idea where to go or how to begin planning. I'd like some help please. [more inside]
posted by jstarlee on Sep 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Best Resources for a Trip Around the World

What are the best resources, websites, and blogs for someone who is planning a trip around the world? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Sep 5, 2012 - 6 answers

What do I need to know for a short trip to Bogota, Colombia?

I'm traveling to Bogota, Colombia for work in a couple of weeks and am looking for advice and suggestions on several aspects of the trip. [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer on Aug 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Where to go? What to do?

My planned holiday to Europe in Sept/Oct has been postponed, and now I have three weeks to go..... somewhere. I'm female, early thirties and will be flying out of Sydney. I enjoy my own company and love to travel. Please suggest places to go and things to do that I will enjoy by myself. Preferences after the jump. [more inside]
posted by kjs4 on Aug 1, 2012 - 17 answers

Backpacking in Central America -- what do I take and how do I pack it?

Backpacking in Central and South America -- What do I bring? [more inside]
posted by empath on Apr 19, 2012 - 30 answers

Taking Spanish lessons in Central America?

What should I know about going to a Spanish school in Guatemala? [more inside]
posted by empath on Apr 12, 2012 - 14 answers

Bumming around South America on a budget?

Travelling around South America for a year on a low budget -- give me the run down of how one prepares for that kind of thing and how much money you should realistically budget? [more inside]
posted by empath on Apr 2, 2012 - 19 answers

What Spanish speaking country should this CELTA grad work in?

Follow up to this question… I'm going to have my CELTA in two weeks and want to teach English in a Spanish speaking country…where should I go? [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Feb 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me make the most of an extended work trip to Chile/Argentina

Resources to help me get the most out of a few months in South America, especially Chile and Argentina! [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Dec 24, 2011 - 3 answers

What to get a South American for xmas?

A friend from El Salvador unexpectedly got me a very thoughtful xmas gift and I'd like to do the same! What could I get someone from Central America currently living in Australia that they wouldn't expect me to know about? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

get-aways in South America

Have you taken a great vacation in South America? Please tell me about it! [more inside]
posted by phoenix_rising on Nov 19, 2011 - 15 answers

From Iguazu Falls, should I go to Salta, AR or Montevideo, UY?

I'm not the first to ask this type of question, but my situation is a bit unique. I have 10 days, starting at Iguazu Falls and flying out of Buenos Aires. My original plan was to travel down to Uruguay for a few days and then take the ferry over to Bs. As (for at least 4 days). I've recently learned about Salta, and it sounds really cool. Is it worth taking the long bus ride there and back down to Bs. As. or should I just let it go and head to Uruguay? [more inside]
posted by andyn on Nov 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Where to travel in Central America between Christmas and New Years?

My husband and I want to get away during the week between Christmas and New Years. We are looking at places in Central/South America and the Carribean. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by ejazen on Oct 19, 2011 - 7 answers

where to travel south of the united states

Hello We are thinking of taking a vacation from Sept 2nd to the 11th somewhere south of the united states (no Mexico/Puerto Rico as we just visited these places) What countries/cities/towns would you all suggest? We are considering weather (including hurricanes), travel time (less is better) from the NW U.S., and looking for an experience that is different from home. We are thinking of Belize as a possibility but nothing is definite. In the past we have driven across puerto rico and went by (local) bus down the yucatan peninsula. We enjoyed those. We are not interested in going there again but this gives some idea of the kind of travel we enjoy.
posted by pakora1 on Jul 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me plan a trip to Colombia--especially tips on trekking El Cocuy

I want to hike in El Cocuy, Colombia next month, but I need to figure out some details. Have you been there? Can you help? [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard on Jul 14, 2011 - 1 answer

magic realism in film (south america)

I am trying to find a South American or Latin American film that we watched when I was in college in the 80s. It was described by the professor as being an example of "magic realism" in film. The scene I remember was of an orchard with trees in bloom and the flowers all turned into butterflies. It was NOT an animated film. Any help greatly appreciated!
posted by cmp4Meta on Apr 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Twits go mad in South America

I'm looking for the name of a documentary I saw many years (over 15) ago. A group of British upper class, university age people go trekking in South America. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 3, 2011 - 1 answer

Bring a towel, right?

Whats the weather like in Argentina in April? [more inside]
posted by ben242 on Mar 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Where can I teach English in South America?

I'm looking for teaching opportunities in South America and maybe Spain. I'm about to graduate with a BA, learned Spanish as my second language, and am looking for a position teaching English that wouldn't require me to pay much of anything to do it. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Mar 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Examples of environmental (in)justice in Mexico, Cuba, and/or northern South America?

Looking for examples of environmental (in)justice in Mexico, Cuba, and/or northern South America. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Feb 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me identify this song from South America

Help me identify a song which appears on this webpage from French Guiana. The words Indien Yanomami appears below the music player, but I'm not sure if there's any connection with the song.
posted by lahersedor on Feb 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Where would be the best place to start teaching English?

Where would be the best place to start teaching English? [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Jan 19, 2011 - 11 answers

How to buy land in Ecuador safely

Hey, I'm an Aussie that wants to buy land or a house in Ecuador, is it safe, how do I protect myself, and where should I engage a solicitor for conveyancey - here or South America itself? (*asking for a family member).
posted by KLF on Dec 28, 2010 - 1 answer

Please help my nice travel to Peru/Ecuador/Mexico

Please help my niece traveling from England to Peru and Ecuador with advice about where to go and what to take: what is the best netbook/mobile broadband stick/ power plug adapter to buy in England? Also what is best cellphone with pre-paid service to buy Peru? [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Sep 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Buenos Aires vacation with a 20-month-old?

Buenos Aires vacation with a 20-month-old: where to stay, what to do? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Aug 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Medical Volunteerism in Sud America

Dear Metafilter: help me find medical volunteer work in South America... [more inside]
posted by shokod on Aug 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Recommend me some great South American fiction

Less magical, more realism. Recommend me some great South American fiction. [more inside]
posted by sleepy boy on Aug 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Going to Bolivia, what should I know?

My sister is planning a trip to Bolivia to do voluntary work with a feline restoration project for some weeks (perhaps even longer). I really want to help but South America is a blind spot on my map with regards to knowledge. Could I ask you to fill me in; what does she need to know about travel and living in Bolivia?
posted by Niklas on Aug 4, 2010 - 7 answers

3 weeks in South America, for noobs. What to do?

Planning a trip to South America. Only have 3 to 4 weeks max for the entire holiday. We will be flying in from Australia so will be coming in and out of Buenos Aires, and are keen to see as much of Argentina and Brazil as possible. I feel like I know next to nothing else other than the continent is huge and I have nowhere near enough time. Hive mind, help me plan the best possible itinerary! Tips and stories highly encouraged. [more inside]
posted by arha on Aug 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Where to beach?

Beachy, exotic, cheap, outside the US, pleasant in mid-July. Where am I talking about? [more inside]
posted by zazerr on Jun 1, 2010 - 14 answers

When should I go to and where should go in Argentina and Chile?

When should I go to and where should go in Argentina and Chile? [more inside]
posted by grouse on May 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Peru by train or Peru by bus?

Another question about an upcoming trip to Peru: we are thinking of taking either the train or the bus between Cusco and Puno and Puno and Arequipa. Any thoughts or recommendations??
posted by graventy on May 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Who will plan the global vacation that I'm too stressed to plan for myself?

What are the best reputable Web sites for booking packaged, affordable global travel from the U.S.? Not looking to actually travel until 2011. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on May 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Travel in South America

What should I know before backpacking across South America? Experienced travelers' advice needed! [more inside]
posted by barbudo on Apr 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Extra time at the temple?

We're planning a two week trip to Peru, including a hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Is it worth spending an overnight at Machu Picchu to have extra time onsite? Any other must-see recommendations for Peru would be greatly appreciated.
posted by graventy on Apr 7, 2010 - 20 answers

Looking for a Diamond (not Justin)

It's Diamond time people. Where in the Americas could you find the best deal on a certified Diamond? South America? Central America? Blue Nile? It's probably worth a flight to buy a diamond if it's thousands cheaper, no? Or do I just need to take matters into my own hands? [more inside]
posted by namewithhe1d on Dec 13, 2009 - 29 answers

Christmas '09 Mini-Vacation Suggestions?

Christmas '09 Mini-Vacation with the Fam. I need your suggestions Me-Fi! [more inside]
posted by OuttaHere on Nov 25, 2009 - 2 answers

Cotton or synthetic fibres

Should one wear cotton or synthetic fibres in a tropical country ? I'm visiting guyana and the tourism website advises "Bring clothes made of cotton (avoid synthetic fibers) ". What is the justification for this ? I prefer synthetic fibers in hot & humid weather.
posted by lahersedor on Nov 15, 2009 - 17 answers

breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Chile?

You are a resident of Chile. What do you eat? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Sep 19, 2009 - 7 answers

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