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Forum: Peru
Nov 14, 19, 8:45 am
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Siempre Viajando

I've only seen the Lines from the ground, from...

I've only seen the Lines from the ground, from the rickety lookout tower beside the Panamerican highway. They're interesting enough, but I'm not sure they're worth an entire day from Lima. You'll get...
Forum: South America
Oct 8, 19, 6:37 am
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By Siempre Viajando

I don't know for sure but I'm betting that Claro...

I don't know for sure but I'm betting that Claro provides service in all four countries.

But why not just do the international roaming thing? Canada's not exactly the cutting edge of good telecoms...
Forum: South America
Oct 7, 19, 8:47 am
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Siempre Viajando

Yeah, that's a bit like asking for...

Yeah, that's a bit like asking for recommendations on where to stay in "Canada". Patagonia covers a lot of ground.

If you're going to spend time in the extreme south of Chile and if you've got a...
Forum: South America
Oct 6, 19, 5:05 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Siempre Viajando

I'll put my plug in for Lima over Santiago,...

I'll put my plug in for Lima over Santiago, especially if you want to eat well as you indicate in your post. It's true that Lima is, ummm, not exactly an attractive city (to put it mildly) but it has...
Forum: South America
Sep 17, 19, 6:56 am
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By Siempre Viajando

Wow! Looks fascinating and well worth a visit....

Wow! Looks fascinating and well worth a visit. Let's hope they don't improve access to the site, so that it won't become overrun with tourists as has happened at MP.

Another archeological site...
Forum: South America
Sep 12, 19, 6:15 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Siempre Viajando

As you exit the baggage area and Customs, you'll...

As you exit the baggage area and Customs, you'll see several taxi stands. The "Remisse" services are the most secure, and the most expensive. Unfortunately I now forget what the fares are from Callao...
Forum: South America
Aug 29, 19, 10:16 am
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Siempre Viajando

Does the employee HAVE to be based in the US? I...

Does the employee HAVE to be based in the US? I ask because Brazil is a big country with relatively few direct international connections to US cities, aside from the hubs of GRU and GIG. A possible...
Aug 28, 19, 10:39 am
Replies: 44
Views: 7,236
Posted By Siempre Viajando

Interesting video, have to admit I didn't watch...

Interesting video, have to admit I didn't watch it all. Got part way through and then a detail jogged my memory. I'm old enough to remember the incident and I recall seeing footage of the landing on...
Forum: South America
Aug 19, 19, 12:49 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Siempre Viajando

Good trip report and nice photos of one of the...

Good trip report and nice photos of one of the world's most interesting (IMHO) corners!
Forum: South America
Aug 2, 19, 8:36 am
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By Siempre Viajando

I agree that Miraflores is likely the best option...

I agree that Miraflores is likely the best option for you. If you choose to stay there, I recommend you grab a cab and go to Barranco, the next district to the south. The area around the "Puente de...
Forum: South America
Jul 22, 19, 6:54 am
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By Siempre Viajando

I have rented from Europcar many times in Chile....

I have rented from Europcar many times in Chile. In my experience they're not a fly-by-night operation and are no better and no worse than the other car rental companies there.

The airport is in...
Forum: South America
Jun 18, 19, 6:50 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By Siempre Viajando

WIthin the Santiago metropolitan area main...

WIthin the Santiago metropolitan area main highways including the Costanera Norte, the Vespucio ring road and the road connecting the airport terminal with Vespucio, use an electronic toll system....
Forum: Brazil
May 27, 19, 8:38 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,491
Posted By Siempre Viajando

Nova Lima: restaurant recommendations?

I will be in Belo Horizonte for part of next week. We will be staying and working in Nova Lima, an area of the city I don't know well. I'd appreciate any restaurant recommendations particularly for...
Forum: South America
May 27, 19, 7:59 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,699
Posted By Siempre Viajando

That should be enough time, although it's worth...

That should be enough time, although it's worth noting that the Immigration & Customs/SAG queues have been unusually long (this based on my recent experience, which is two arrivals this year so far)....
Forum: South America
May 7, 19, 7:35 am
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Siempre Viajando

I'll put in a plug for Peru. Wonderful country,...

I'll put in a plug for Peru. Wonderful country, fascinating history and geography, lots to see and do, and great food too.

From YVR you can get to LIM on AC via YYZ or YUL (but it's Rouge and the...
Mar 22, 19, 9:51 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By Siempre Viajando

Of course that's a possibility, but still I...

Of course that's a possibility, but still I struggle to understand why the UA agent at YYZ wasn't supposed to do what she did. A window seat was available but I didn't have access to it until she...
Mar 22, 19, 9:39 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By Siempre Viajando

Difficulty of Star Alliance Gold in booking close-in aisle/window 772 Bus. seats.

I am based in Toronto and fly frequently to South America and Europe. My airline of choice for most international travel is AC and I am a perennial top-tier status traveler. AC treats me well,...
Forum: South America
Jan 15, 19, 3:30 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By Siempre Viajando

Yes it will be a long walk and I imagine it will...

Yes it will be a long walk and I imagine it will be at least another year before they move the customs & immigration facilities into the new terminal.
Forum: South America
Jan 13, 19, 3:35 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By Siempre Viajando

Update: construction is advancing rapidly and...

Update: construction is advancing rapidly and they have managed to open the first eleven gates in the expanded airport, for international flights. The undulating roofline makes me think of Barajas...
Forum: South America
Nov 22, 18, 12:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By Siempre Viajando

I had the dubious pleasure of staying a short...

I had the dubious pleasure of staying a short night at the La Quinta hotel not far from the airport, last Thursday. My flight from Copiapů arrived (late) around 10pm and there was no hotel shuttle...
Forum: South America
Oct 14, 18, 9:48 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By Siempre Viajando

(1) Don't know. (2) Ditto. Thing is...

(1) Don't know. (2) Ditto.

Thing is though, that the GPS tracking device will only flag the problem once you're in Bolivia. And provided that you return the rental vehicle to Calama unharmed,...
Forum: South America
Oct 14, 18, 9:44 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,285
Posted By Siempre Viajando

If you're into good food, here are two...

If you're into good food, here are two recommendations for lunch. If you like red meat, try Happening, an Argentine steak house in Las Condes on Avenida Apoquindo one block from the El Golf metro...
Forum: South America
Oct 12, 18, 8:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By Siempre Viajando

I'm going to be a contrarian here. Yes it's true,...

I'm going to be a contrarian here. Yes it's true, you'll pay extra to get a rental vehicle from Chile into Argentina, but you can do it. And yes it's true, no rental agency in Chile will rent a...
Forum: Peru
Oct 5, 18, 9:23 am
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Siempre Viajando

The Holiday Inn scores 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor...

The Holiday Inn scores 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor based on 161 reviews, vs. 3.5 for the Costa del Sol based on almost 2,500 reviews, if that helps. (You'll find them both easily if you search in...
Forum: Peru
Oct 4, 18, 7:36 am
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Siempre Viajando

I've stayed at the Costa del Sol a couple of...

I've stayed at the Costa del Sol a couple of times, and never at the Holiday Inn. The Costa del Sol is nothing special and I recall being shocked at the price, so my recommendation would be to...
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