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Hello Ronald!

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Thank you for contributing to Venezuela, including Angel Falls, Canaima, Canaima National Park, Ciudad Bolivar and Merida (Venezuela). -- Huttite 20:03, 25 Jun 2005 (EDT)

Torres del Paine

Hi Ronald -

It looks like you've just made some updates to Torres del Paine National Park. Do you happen to know if there are places nearby (hostels, whatever) that gear can be safely stored while trekking? Specifically, I'm planning to be there next February and will have a lot of camera equipment that I don't want to backpack with, so it would be great if there's a place nearby where it can be stored without fear of being stolen.

Nice work on your recent contributions, by the way -- the coverage of South American destinations seems to lag a bit behind that of other continents, so it's great to see someone making additions. -- Ryan 16:34, 2 Jul 2005 (EDT)

I currently entering eight months travel experience from memory and backed up by the lonely planet from Venezuelean and Colombian internetshops. So it's probably not 100% perfect but I hope it's a good start.
Torres del Paine is really amazing. You should also go to El Chalten right over the Argentinian border. I staid in a dependance of Casa Cecilia in Puerto Natales and they offered luggage storage. It was just a locked room where everbody puts their stuff. I put my creditcard and some documents there and I didn't have a problem. I think most places in Puerto Natales offer similar services and if you use a recommended place you don't have to worry about the staff stealing. Just wrap you cameras in clothes or something and put it in a bag so it's not too obvious that it is a camera. And seal your bag so somebody cannot go through you stuff unnoticed. Mayby Casa Cecilia also has a safe but I'm not sure about that. Ronald 11:45, 4 Jul 2005 (EDT)
Thanks! I've actually spent a week in El Chalten and loved it, but unfortunately I didn't have enough time on that trip to visit Torres del Paine, so hopefully I'll get a chance to visit in February. -- Ryan 20:46, 9 Jul 2005 (EDT)

Moving Colonia

Hi Ronald,

It's great to see someone getting started on some South American destinations. I see that you've started the long awaited Santiago. I've just come back from holiday, but once I've settled back in I'll add a bit more to it and Montevideo etc.

I have also moved Colonia del Sacramento to plain "Colonia" as it's more commonly known as that and there were already quite a few links to it (or I'm just lazy....). The full page is now a redirect. -- DanielC 14:24, 3 Jul 2005 (EDT)