South America Tourist Traps

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South America Tourist Traps

  • Street Sellers

    Cusco Tourist Traps

    Everywhere you turn you'll see street venders plying their wares. You can't blame them they are trying to make a dollar. Alpacha sweaters are big on the list of merchandie. It's good to know when you're bargaining that these colourful sweaters are generally made from sheep wool, although there are some of alpaca, but these are a lot more expensive.

  • Disenchanted

    Machu Picchu Tourist Traps

    Hi, Just a quick warning for those thinking of booking a tour company to see Machu Pichu in the future. We went recently with Gecko (Peregrine) Travel and after promising in our itinerary that we would be get to spend all day at the Machu Pichu site and leave on a late afternoon train we arrived at Aguas Calientes to find we had return tickets...

  • The Harbour #1, the Harbour #2

    Manaus Tourist Traps

    There's a big harbour in Manaus, with ticket offices where you can buy passages to the boats that depart Manaus in either direction. Prices are not expensive, and you can usually choose between a hammock or a small cabin with private WC. (I am talking about passanger boats and not cruise ships. If you want cruise ships, I don't really know where...

  • Too Expensive

    Machu Picchu Tourist Traps

    Don't get me wrong. Of course you need to visit Machu Picchu, of course you need to get there. But because of this obvious necessity of mass tourism, the whole place has evolved and continuing to evolve into a superficial tourist geared location. Not inside Machu Picchu itself, thankgoodness, but everywhere and anything to do with Machu Picchu....

  • Terminals of terror

    Every bus terminal you arrive to in South America will have a gaggle of Hostel owners ready to whisk you off to their abodes.When you get off your bus, no matter what time of day or night they will be there. They will all want to speak to you at once.This is both good and bad.Good : because you always have somewhere to stayBad : They all know you...

  • At La Boufador the slaes...

    At La Boufador the slaes people sometimes try to sell you stuff really expensive because you are a tourist. Im not telling any one not to go because it is really worth it. You get to see the blow hole and stuff its pretty cool!


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