After a month or so of posting pesky questions on the South America forum, I have found this nice place where all the newbies are saying hi. So hi! I'm 24 from Australia and about to head out into the world again after a couple of years break; have been to SE Asia and found it gave me itchy feet (not tinea, I hope) so am working to fund my travel addiction. Expect to see me murdering the Spanish language throughout Latin America over the next few months, and am aiming to go solo in Europe within the next couple of years. Thanks to everyone who has offered advice so far. Happy travels!