Where you going in 2019?

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Re: Where you going in 2019?

Post by twodogs » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:30 pm

Just got back from two months in Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. Had planned to go to Chile and Argentina but ran out of time. No plans for our fall trip but if Britain implodes and France burns this summer we might make another trip to Europe to view the ruins.
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Re: Where you going in 2019?

Post by simon_in_exile » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:48 pm

twodogs wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:30 pm
France burns this summer we might make another trip to Europe to view the ruins.
If that’s your attempt at a witty response to Notre Dame being destroyed, you’re welcome to go fuck yourself.
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Re: Where you going in 2019?

Post by EMG » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:14 am

Did Bangkok-Nepal-Bangkok as planned. Then unplanned added a Hong Kong trip for next weekend. Then an unplanned pop over to Kuala Lumpur last weekend.

Have done a good bit of domestic travel as well, few mountains and a few beaches.

Looking at maybe Korea at the end of the year still. Nothing else planned at the moment.

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Re: Where you going in 2019?

Post by Mike Hunt » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:17 am

twodogs wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Just got back from two months in Columbia, Ecuador and Peru.
How much longer would it have taken to learn to spell them?
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Re: Where you going in 2019?

Post by twodogs » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:42 am

simon_in_exile wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:48 pm
twodogs wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:30 pm
France burns this summer we might make another trip to Europe to view the ruins.
If that’s your attempt at a witty response to Notre Dame being destroyed, you’re welcome to go fuck yourself.
I was referring to the yellow vest movement but that is a nice chip you have there.
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Re: Where you going in 2019?

Post by Lincoln » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:11 am

twodogs wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Just got back from two months in Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. Had planned to go to Chile and Argentina but ran out of time. No plans for our fall trip but if Britain implodes and France burns this summer we might make another trip to Europe to view the ruins.
That sounds like a great trip....any chance of a trip report and photos?

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Re: Where you going in 2019?

Post by twodogs » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:33 pm

Bused thru Colombia quickly, spent nearly a month in Ecuador and used [https://www.wanderbusecuador.com/] on the advice of a friend. Started with them in Guayaquil, spent time in Montañita, Quito, Baños, Alausi and Cuenca then back to Guayaguil. I skipped the Galapagos since Mrs. Twodogs wants to go someday. At 66 I figured I would be the oldest passenger but there was on couple in their 80's making the trip although they had to skip a few of the hikes. Wanderbus cost about double what public buses are and is well worth it. Great option for women traveling alone and people with minimal Spanish, I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Ecuador.

Had planned to bus to Lima but wound up flying to save time. Lima was my least favorite city of the trip but still worth seeing, spent time in Paracas, Huacachina, Arequipa, Chivay, Puno, Cusco and Aguas Calientes. It was the rainy season so I missed a lot of the Colca Canyon but did see a couple of condors and had a clear afternoon to myself at Machu Picchu.

I got by on $50 a day for most of the trip and a couple could live well on $100 a day. Met lots of western Europeans, a half dozen Canadians and a couple of Americans. The buses are great but I lost a few days due to transit strikes in Peru. No safety concerns and the people are extremely friendly. Altitude was a problem for some but I did okay with chocolate and an occasional coca tea.

Hoping to do Chile and Argentina by bus next year.
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Re: Where you going in 2019?

Post by Mike Hunt » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:09 pm

Been to Jordan, Lebanon, and Greece for a total of a month so far. Houston, Serbia, and Kosovo in June planned. Gaza in July. After that I have nothing scheduled, but I'd be surprised if I didn't get sent to one or two more places this year.
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Re: Where you going in 2019?

Post by Mike Hunt » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:10 pm

twodogs wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:33 pm
Bused thru Colombia quickly, spent nearly a month in Ecuador and used [https://www.wanderbusecuador.com/] on the advice of a friend. Started with them in Guayaquil, spent time in Montañita, Quito, Baños, Alausi and Cuenca then back to Guayaguil. I skipped the Galapagos since Mrs. Twodogs wants to go someday. At 66 I figured I would be the oldest passenger but there was on couple in their 80's making the trip although they had to skip a few of the hikes. Wanderbus cost about double what public buses are and is well worth it. Great option for women traveling alone and people with minimal Spanish, I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Ecuador.

Had planned to bus to Lima but wound up flying to save time. Lima was my least favorite city of the trip but still worth seeing, spent time in Paracas, Huacachina, Arequipa, Chivay, Puno, Cusco and Aguas Calientes. It was the rainy season so I missed a lot of the Colca Canyon but did see a couple of condors and had a clear afternoon to myself at Machu Picchu.

I got by on $50 a day for most of the trip and a couple could live well on $100 a day. Met lots of western Europeans, a half dozen Canadians and a couple of Americans. The buses are great but I lost a few days due to transit strikes in Peru. No safety concerns and the people are extremely friendly. Altitude was a problem for some but I did okay with chocolate and an occasional coca tea.

Hoping to do Chile and Argentina by bus next year.
My rent was $25/month in Cuenca for an old apartment that overlooked the city, but I reckon that's gone up since dollarization. I think I got paid $250/month.
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Re: Where you going in 2019?

Post by cuchulainn » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:49 am

I’m thinking about Honduras and Belize.

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Re: Where you going in 2019?

Post by Lincoln » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:41 am

Just woken up at the airport hotel and I'm on my way to Ceuta ....first trip of the year after 4 months of solid work without much of a break plus divorce shit so I intend to enjoy this little bit of travelling.

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Re: Where you going in 2019?

Post by twodogs » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:20 am

Mike Hunt wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:10 pm
My rent was $25/month in Cuenca for an old apartment that overlooked the city, but I reckon that's gone up since dollarization. I think I got paid $250/month.
Cuenca was my favorite city on the whole trip but I was only there for a week. Stayed two blocks off the plaza for $20 a night with full breakfast. Met a retired teacher that was paying $200 a month for decent place about 20 minutes away. You can eat well at the market for three bucks and the shaman's still practice two days a week if you are feeling poorly. Loved walking along the river in the mornings and people watching in the plaza in the afternoons.
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