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No, quite the opposite. It is always the passenger’s sole responsibility to make sure they have all the right documents (passport, visa, etc. with appropriate validities and so on). Airlines do not check those documents before boarding for the passenger’s convenience, but because the destination country require them to do so, directly or indirectly: if the ...


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This is not quite easy to answer canonically. I've lived in Brazil for the last five years and have seen much of the continent, traveling quite a bit by long distance bus. I've never had an issue with long distance bus robberies, and have never spoken to anyone who's had. I am aware of robberies on local busses in Brazil, some occurrences of which you can ...


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I've rock-climbed in Peru (Huaraz 😍, Cusco, and Arequipa) and I've brought my own climbing shoes and harness (because they are quite light and also I cannot climb without my own shoes... maybe I'm a weirdo). As for the rest, you can definitely rent it (you don't want to carry your rope and quick draws, it's just too heavy for your long hikes). I don't ...


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Cheapest way is Lima to Piura overnight bus (16hrs). Piura to Loja bus (8 & half hrs) & Loja to Quito overnight bus (12 hrs). We wanted cheapest & needed to go quick so this is how we done it. We didn't stop off anywhere. We found the border pretty straight forward actually & total cost was about $30.


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I would do everything in Argentina. Argentinian Peso is a very volatile currency, and it is prone to "dolar blue" where you can get better rate on the street than in a bank. It doesn't seem to be the case at the moment, tho. Usually countries do not like to trade volatile currencies so the rate will be real bad. Like, buy at 30 peso per dollar, sell at 40 ...


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