Hi, I am 18, planning to go to south america early 2008. I had originally planned to travel with an overland firm as i am travelling alone, although it is expensive and having read these comments no the best way to go about it. I was wondering whether i would face any major difficulties travelling from quito to santiago and then buenos aires on my own over about 3 months. I plan to spend about a month in ecuador learning spanish on the coast and surfing although after this i have no real itinery. Is it feasible to go skiing in Argentina in june? I hope to meet other travellers as i trave, do many travellers do this route. I am just wondering how i would go abou this journey with only a backpack. My budget is about £3000 for the three month journey. Is this a good idea and would i be able to see everything i wanted to see, or should i do it with overland?
Thanks for your help