SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

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SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby laurajsimon » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:51 am

Hi all

Just wondering if anyone out there is going on this trip?

Cheers,

Laura
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby justsarah » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:53 pm

Hi Laura,

Im joinng this trip on the 23rd March and finishing in Lima. Have you booked your flights yet?

Sarah x
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby gpsygrl » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:28 am

Hey Sarah

Yep, my flights are all booked and paid for :)

Where do you join the tour and whereabouts are you from? I'm from Adelaide in South Australia.

Cheers,

Laura
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby chambo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:11 pm

hi laura,
im doing the search for iguassu trip which leaves 7 of march from rio, which is the first half of your trip.

Corey
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby gpsygrl » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:19 am

Hey Corey

Cool, I arrive in Rio in the early hours of the morning of the 5th so will have a day or so to check it out before the tour starts.

When do you arrive & where are you from?

Laura
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby chambo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:30 pm

hey laura,
i also arrive on the 5th in the early hours. im from newcastle but flying from sydney to buenos aires to rio, are you staying at the same place as the tour starts?

Corey
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby chickabee24 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:52 am

Hi Laura,

I'm arriving in Rio on the 5th for a look around the city and starting the tour to Lima afterwards. When are you arriving there?

From Sharon
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby gpsygrl » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:54 pm

Hey Corey

I also fly from Sydney, on to Buenos Aires to Rio so we're probably on the same flight! Arrive at 1 am. I've lashed out and got a room at the same hotel we meet at as I figure I'll be knackered after the flights and sharing a room from the 7th onwards.

Sharon - I arrive at 1 am on the 5th so will have the 6th to wander around the city and catch up on sleep.
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby gpsygrl » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:01 pm

P.S. Got your Brazilian visa yet? They received mine 3 weeks ago but it's still not even in the processing stage according to their website. Eeek! If so, how long did it take them to get it to you?
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby chambo » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:37 am

hey laura,
what a coincidence, we are on the same flight and i also had the same idea about booking the room at the same place. And also am in the same situation with the visa, they also got mine three or so weeks ago and is in the same stage as yours, im staying positive though,hopefully they will come in time. i have no idea what else to do about it though.
Also did you have to pay for early check in ?
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby gpsygrl » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:22 am

I booked the full 2 nights even though I'll only get to be in the room for half the first night, and although I don't normally bother I was thinking about getting an airport pickup service from the hotel seeing I'm gonna be on my own and arriving in the early hours. Taking the cushy options for the first few days of the trip! Maybe we could share a taxi from the airport if you end up staying at the same hotel...

I checked on the progress of my visa the other day and it's moved from received to approved so I'm guessing it'll arrive next week. Phew! Hope yours arrives soon too
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby chambo » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:38 pm

yeah i also booked the two nights as well,had the same thoughts considering im also on my own and this is my first time travelling on my own.
thats good news about your visa i will have to check my status hopefully it will be approved as well
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby chambo » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:37 pm

p.s was wondering what you were doing about spending supplies wether you were taking a multi currency card or just cash ......i probably should have thought about this before lol
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby gpsygrl » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:54 am

Hey Corey

I'll bring along some USD cash for things like paying for visas but for the rest of the trip I'll be using my credit card which doesn't charge any overseas transcation fees so I'll load it up with my own money and then draw it out in the local currency in each country. I wouldn't travel with too much cash on you, but the downside to that is paying conversion and withdrawal rates each time you draw out cash. You might be able to organise one of those travel credit cards in time before you go??

Did you want to meet up once we arrive in Rio airport so we can share the cost of a taxi to the hotel (or, happy to meet up in Sydney if you prefer, though understand if you just wanna do your own thing)? Apparently there's booths in the airport where you can prepay $25 for a taxi rather than walk out into the throng and get hassled/potentially get ripped off, which might be a good option at that time of the night after 30 hours of travelling!!
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Re: SZRA130307: Rio to Lima Adventure - March 07, 2013

Postby chambo » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:00 pm

hey laura,
yeah i have just enquired about the tarvel cards and can get one 48 hrs before i leave so thats no problem, thanks for the tip about the usd.
yeah sure we can meet up for sure as long as my visa comes in i just checked it and its not even in the processing stage yet they have had it for over 3 weeks now as well so im starting to stress a bit actually. where did you prefer to meet up?
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