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Yes it is possible. But you are not going to like it. There is a bus connection from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santiago Chile, going through Paraguay and Argentina, which does not enter Bolivia. Once there you can take a bus from Santiago, Chile to Bogota Columbia, passing through Peru and Equador. These trips take approximately 2.5 days and 4 days ...


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The general consensus on this site is that it's probably in your favor to pay in local currency and allow your card issuer to do the conversion, rather than allow the local vendor or their payment network to do it for you - their only relationship with you is for this single transaction, whereas your card has some incentive to give you a more favorable rate ...


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Yes. It's not the only option, but the obvious choice is Ormeno's direct connection between Rio / Sao Paulo and Lima. It's a bit of a long ride, at around 4 full days of travel. Here's the Ormeno website. Here's my experience of doing that trip from Lima to Rio. I'm not aware of being able to buy a ticket for this connection online. You'd have to go to one ...


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Probably not near those two cities. This is a highland grazing area, I am thinking nearer to the Altiplano. I am hoping someone would recognize the shape of that mountain, which looks a bit like Illimani near La Paz, Bolivia.


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Illimani is generally if not always snow capped, plus it has three peaks. In fact the apparent absence of snow on the peaks in Vance's dag is a clue. I'm thinking up into the altiplano from the western coast of SoAm, perhaps somewhere from southern Peru down south into what is now Chile or Bolivia. In the late 1840s, when Vance was in SoAm, the borders ...


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The best I could find so far is http://www.newperuvian.com/most-dangerous-areas-of-lima-peru/ (mirror): But it only ranks the worst 12 areas (which are Lima districts), and isn't more precise than the district level. Reddit user exim001 pointed me to https://especiales.elcomercio.pe/?q=especiales/mapa-del-delito-ecpm/index.html: [This map] shows the ...


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Talking only from personal experience, I would say that it is not typical. Yes, many high-rise buldings have front desk with some kind of security guard. Yes, they may ask you for indentification if you're visiting someone, but it didn't happen to me when I was visiting frineds and entering with them. However I can understand if they even want to identify ...


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You don't have to walk at all: you can get an Uber right at the Door 3 in the international terminal of LIM by ordering it through the Uber phone application, and luckily Door 3 one of the closest door to the baggage claim. The picture was taken from the location the Uber arrived. For the ride I took, Taxi Green quoted me 60 PEN while Uber was 36 PEN.


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A couple of options. As you've noted, the airport doesn't have luggage storage. Hotels/hostels often will store for a fee, or worst case, book a 'night' there even if you don't use it, and just 'check in' and store your bag. Flying Dog Hostel Iquitos is one example that offers luggage storage: And according to Wikitravel, the Emperador Terraza Hotel also ...


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Some answers in the comments: In general yes. You will see a lot in South America. There is not much need for better insulation, and because of gas (hot water, and kitchen) where is need of ventilation. But so often (but on private properties) there is a sign about not putting something to block ventilation. – Giacomo Catenazzi ↵ Dec 17 '19 at 11:24 I don't ...


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From this source, we see: A Tambo in the Mountains at a Height of 16,000 Feet, Andes Mountains, 1849. Attributed to Robert H. Vance (1825–1876). So the mountains are the Andes Mountains. Don't know how helpful this is for the location of the image, though. You see for yourself!


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The Visa exchange rate is pretty close to the market rate. If your bank doesn't screw you by adding a conversion fee (which is often undisclosed), then you should use local currency. Otherwise, you should find out what your bank's fee is and how much the local bank's fee is. If my experience in Spain is any guide (a very big IF), the local bank's charge ...


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I've never, ever seen a payment terminal that gave you a better exchange rate than your home bank. Worst I've seen in a bank is a 3.0% spread compared to the central bank's rate, while the terminals will give you 5% on a good day. So always decline paying in your home currency and pay in the local currency instead. Dynamic currency conversion (DCC) is a ...


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One can buy a permit to visit Machu Picchu on https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/inicio For more information, see https://www.ticketmachupicchu.com/how-buy-entrance-machu-picchu-advance/#how_buy_machu_picchu_2020_ticket (mirror).


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Tacu tacu - criollo Subtly spiced mix of essentially refried beans and rice (2x beans 1x rice). Served with meats or fish.


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