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Besides marinas there are several websites/forums you can search: Sailnet Cruisers Forum There are also “professional” websites that list ads like: Crew Seekers Find a crew Some of the websites require that you pay a fee. Anyway, as I commented before you may be required to have skills. Nevertheless make sure that the crew (and the captain) are also ...


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First the general route to get to Europe over South America with sails: You start at the East or North Coast, move over the West Indies, go north to the USA, move northeast with the Gulf Stream and if you get far enough to the north, you have wind from the west and you can cross the Atlantic. Now you are in Chile and this is really the absolutely worst ...


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Disclaimer: I have no real experience in crossing the atlantic, what follows is an educated guess. . Looking at the map for ocean currents, I think that finding a sailing boat heading for Europe in southern-South America will be quite difficult. [source: wikimedia As a sailor it would only make sense to follow the currents, which means that crossing from ...


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The safest approach to arrive in any city is to arrange for your hotel to pick up you, meaning there will be a guy with a sign with your name on it waiting for you right outside Customs. Just give them a ring and ask about "airport transfer" or "airport shuttle service". The obvious downside is that this is usually expensive, often 2-4x the cost of a taxi. ...


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I am a frequent and addict traveler, I live in Mar del Plata, Argentina. The best, and perhaps the only site that you can search and buy, cheap flight and hotels, is called DESPEGAR (something like Expedía, Orbits etc.). (And if you go to the bottom of the page, you can find the links for other countries in Latin America) In most of them the costs are shown ...


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According to the Netindex list, where Colombia is on number 105, the average download speed is 5.45Mbps. The list doesn't distinguish between internet cafes, hostels or flats.


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Easy. For starters, there's a bus (don't take it) from Venuezuela via Lima and Santiago to Buenos Aires that I was told about while there, takes a week. But gives you an idea of the max time you might spend on buses, given you're doing a bit of tracking around. Lima to Arequipa and then Cusco can be done in 1-4 days depending on what stops you want to do. ...


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There a ferry mentioned on the Rome2Rio site which also mentioned that the tickets for the ferry can be bought on Pier1TT, which appears to be in the process of upgrading, so they give a phone number to call.


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From the quick Google search you can buy Antivenom from Red Cross, or you can look at Survivalist Boards thread on the same subject, which lists quite a few others including Emidicinehealth.


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South America is BIG! A generic answer is difficult to give. I have traveled in both Chile and Brazil without any reservations. Having either a hamock and/or tent was sufficient. I tend to travel unprepared by default. That is the fun of traveling in my opinion. But I take the risk that I will have some frustrating days, looking for accommodation. ...


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I live here in Bolivia (Tarija). First of all you should never fly into La Paz. Santa Cruz is the better option as they are less likely to steal your stuff when you go through customs. As far as staying in the airport, if you are not waiting for a layover then by all means take a taxi to your hotel. I would suggest that you have your hotel pick you up as ...


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I was able to phone the ferry agency. A one-way ticket is about 6,500 Bolivares Fuertes (including taxes) (USD $1,035, EUR €755). Round-trip has a cost of about 13,000 Bolivares Fuertes. (USD $2,070, EUR €1,515) But a flight (for example from Margarita Island) is much cheaper. A Round-trip from Margarita Island to Port of Spain is about 5,000 Bolivares ...


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Sort of. If you use the multipurpose RometoRio site to search for routes between those two cities, you can see that there's a bus that takes 3 hours, with a link to sol del paraguay to buy it. However, it is in Spanish. If you have Google Chrome, however, there's usually a popup 'translate this page' option which will try and convert it into English onthe ...


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There are also metasearch engines in South America. Trabber has a version in Chile and several other countries of the region.


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When i flew in, to and from South America to Europe i used a combination of Skyscanner.net and looking up individual airlines. Skyscanner forwards you to the airline's website once you have found the flight that you want to know more details about. Once you visit the airline website, try to view the airline websites in Spanish, sometimes you will get a ...


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South America is a vast continent and it would be easier to enumerate the places that are dangerous than those that are safe. It is true that violent crimes are more common than elsewhere but the majority of the continent is safe. Crime rarely occurs in rural areas and so, even in a country like Ecuador where violence is rampant in many areas of Quito and ...


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I've taken a shot by using the intentional homicide rate (insert Wikipedia disclaimer here) as a proxy and sanity checked it to make sure it aligned with what generally people would assume to be the case. It serves as a pretty good guide: High murder rate (> 20 per 100,000 inhabitents): Belize El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Brazil Panama ...


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When flying to Brazil the airline who checks your ticket at the departure airport will make sure you have onward travel arrangements. You will be checked before you even leave. I was checked when flying out of France, but luckily I had my expired Brazilian passport.


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I hope someone with direct experience can give you some information. After a quick google, I'd say that I'd feel somewhat comfortable (as a guy) taking a reputable-looking cab from the airport directly to a hotel at 3:30am or whenever your flight lands and you get your stuff. I have a pretty good sense for who to trust and have avoided being robbed a ...


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I can only agree with some of the others here. Sailing south of South America is a very demanding route. I've been in Antarctica with my own boat and are now heading back from Uruguay/Buenos Aires. I'm looking for crew and I get some proposals. Mostly from people with just that 'a bit romantic' touch: I have no experience and no money, but I work hard' ...


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Aside from the onesim mentioned above, there is no carrier I am aware of in South America which covers all of those places without incurring roaming charges. Movistar is in all of those places, Claro may be as well, but when you register for the SIM, you incur roaming charges once you move to the next country. A few years ago, getting a SIM in each country ...


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I've used http://www.onesimcard.com/ in Mexico (supposedly it works in more than 200 countries), but I can't recommend it 100%. It can be difficult to use, and the calls and SMSes often failed. But of course it's better than nothing! I would recommend getting OneSimCard as a backup, but then trying to pick up a cheap SIM card in each country as a primary ...


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My general strategy for safety in situations like this is not to look like an easy victim. In particular: Know the general route and driving distance to your hotel from the airport. If Google Maps has driving directions in the city you're travelling to, use it. If the driver deviates from it (GPS on your phone can be useful here) immediately say "Hey this ...



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