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Dec
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answered The Atacama Giant
Dec
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answered Can immigration authorities make cross checks between multiple passports of the same (German) person?
Dec
21
comment Boat tour on lake Titicaca?
Note also that spanish is not the native language of the locals, so even if you speak spanish the exchange will be limited. But interesting anyway. I have mixed feelings about the evening and night I spent on Armantani because locals are now clearly relying on tourism and the exchange becomes too much formatted: they give you what they expects the tourist expects, based on what they have seen of the previous tourists.
Dec
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comment Boat tour on lake Titicaca?
The Isla del Sol trek that crosses the island from north to south is a tourist trap. In 3 different places you have village borders where you have to pay a local tax to cross the land. In december 2010 it was about 5 or 10 soles at each point. So, I advise to avoid the main trekking path and instead take alternate path that goes through villages on the east side. But it's longer.
Dec
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comment Are there any international train services in South America?
I found the buses in Peru (Cruz del Sur, Movil Tours) more comfortable than in Chile (TurBus) and patagonian Argentina (caretera 40). Also, top bus companies are more strict about bagages security (using tickets for registration) in Peru than elsewhere, but that's also probably because there is more risk of theft there than elsewhere.
Dec
20
comment Avoiding or minimising altitude sickness?
Strong altitude sickness usually occurs above 3000m. Colorado Springs is much lower (1839m).
Dec
20
comment Avoiding or minimising altitude sickness?
I suppose that were not coming from Bolivia's altiplano (~4000m) when you came to San Pedro. However even from there you could have encountered altitude sickness.
Dec
20
comment Avoiding or minimising altitude sickness?
AFAIK (I'm not a doctor), Diamox is not for preventive usage but to treat symptoms of altitude sickness while you are going down. There is Coca in homeopathic doses however that may be helpful for preventive.
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revised What's the furthest south (in Chile) that you can get from Santiago, Chile by public bus?
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comment Kayak options in Patagonia
Sea kayak or river?
Dec
20
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answered What's the furthest south (in Chile) that you can get from Santiago, Chile by public bus?