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    Is the Intercity Bus System in USA safe?

    It depends on the route. I used to take buses all around the east coast when I lived there (Greyhound and other private bus co. services) and they were fine. Granted these tend to be more highly trafficked (by all walks of life) and the trips tend to be shorter. Yes, the Greyhound/bus terminals aren't always the nicest or in the best neighborhoods but I'd say stick to trips that aren't marathons (5-6hr tops) and go at times during the morning so that you arrive during the day at your destination. I have not taken a long distance bus here on the west coast but there are a few options for the LA-Vegas route (depending on your budget). Note that this is a route very popular with the weekender crowd so you may find coach services that cater to gambling trippers or party bus type of junkets. Look at the LA Times travel section online to see what may be there. www.gotobus.com I suggest you go to www.yelp.com to get reviews of this and other companies. http://www.viator.com/tours/Los-Angeles/Los-Angeles-to-Las-Vegas-Luxury-Transfer-Service/d645-3357LAXHTLDTNLAS?pref=02&aid=g3955 Also, because it is a popular route, the Los Angeles Craigslist will have a lot of rides posted on the ride share section. They are ususally very reliable and safe postings, but do your homework. Car rental is an option, but will be more spendy if you go one way. priceline has good bidding options where you may be able to bid it down to a decent rate. Flying: southwest.com has great fares one way, as cheap as $49 o/w if you plan ahead. The Vegas airport is right downtown, so you can cab it to your hotel and do the rest on foot on the Strip. Easy. over 7 years ago

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    How can I find a short term apartment rental in cartagena colombia?

    as above but also look at: www.vrbo.com www.istopover.com www.sherpaexchange.com Craigslist also has many international pages for not just apartments but pretty much everything. Here's what I found for Colombia: http://colombia.en.craigslist.org/ over 7 years ago

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    I'm in Peru and heading to Bolivia next. I don't have any Malaria medication. Should and get some and if so what should i ask for?

    Seems you are a week or so ahead of me on the same route. I did get a yellow fever vaccine and the doctor also gave me a prescription for Larium and also for Malarone because we plan in going to the Amazon. If only heading to La Paz or Sucre, I've read it's not necessary. I don't know why they gave me two different prescriptions (they are taken at different intervals). Here's what the CDC website says: * Taking a prescription antimalarial drug * Using insect repellent and wearing long pants and sleeves to prevent mosquito bites * Sleeping in air-conditioned or well-screened rooms or using bednets All of the following antimalarial drugs are equal options for preventing malaria in Bolivia: Atovaquone/proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or primaquine. For detailed information about each of these drugs, see Table 2-23: Drugs used in the prophylaxis of malaria. For information that can help you and your doctor decide which of these drugs would be best for you, please see Choosing a Drug to Prevent Malaria. over 7 years ago

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    Is there still a bedbug problem in New York City?

    Check out http://bedbugregistry.com/ to see the latest reports. I've stayed in NYC several times since the stories broke on the chronic bed bugs were being reported over a year ago and have never had a problem across all class of hotels I've stayed at (3star+). over 7 years ago

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    Is Caracas a good starting point for a trip to the Patagonia along the atlantic coast? Would it be better to start in Northern Brazil?

    How long is a piece of string? It depends on how long you have. Glad you are seriously considering the safety and crime factors. I did learn last Fall from a tour leader of a global tour company that he HATES going to Venezuela because of its dangers (corrupt officials, dodgy taxis, theft etc). I have heard that Caracas is very unsafe from both people who live there and my brother who travels there a lot for work. When I was in Venezuela many years ago it was after elections, major landslides and prison riots where inmates broke loose in Caracas-crazy time to be there and I didn't feel too safe just heading to a coastal town not far from the airport. That was a unique time to be there (granted) but from what I have heard, it hasn't scrubbed up dramatically since then. The rest of time in Venezuela (Los Roques and Isla Margarita) were fine and fun. I would say, if you go, just make sure your flight lands during the day. Here are two links to weigh up (one is the US government take, hence conservative, but Virtual tourist takes experiences from other travelers which I put a lot of stock in) http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1059.html http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Venezuela/Distrito_Federal/Caracas-1637665/Warnings_or_Dangers-Caracas-TG-C-1.html over 7 years ago

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    What is the state question of New Mexico?

    Ah, the never settled question of "Red or Green?" referring to the type of salsa/chili sauce you want with your meal. The food in New Mexico is divine, and folks take great pride in their local cuisine and flavors. Santa Fe probably leads the charge in variety of restaurant and breadth of quality, but I ate well throughout the state. Personally, I'm a red. almost 8 years ago