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Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean ADVICE PLEASE!!!

1. Posted by nickleer (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

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i'm traveling from Rio to Santiago, making a pitstop in Argentina. I want to hopefully do it in a matter of a couple of weeks so i can spend more time in Argentina. My desired duration in each place would be a week in rio, then a further 2 weeks traveling to Argentina, then after doing charity work there travel to Santiago. Can anyone tell me if thats doable? all together i will be spending 2 months in South America.

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2. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 8y

In principal, it is doable.


3. Posted by nickleer (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

piecar, i'm going without booking any bus or coach tickets, does that change your answer? haha.

4. Posted by rsingkang (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

definitely do-able.

I travelled from Argentina into Chile and even up to Peru by bus all the way. Only bought tickets the night before i was leaving any place.

5. Posted by soniavice (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

No problem at all. I´ve done it with out any kind of pre-plan. Good luck on your trip.

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6. Posted by nickleer (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

thank you for all of your feedback, definitely gave me a lot more confidence, didn't think my plan was that possible.
Just another question: how did everyone deal with money, i want to just take a card out with me and do banking over the internet when i get out there. but people have told me to take traveller's cheque which to me seem pointless cos you would still lose them if mugged or lost.

thanks again, Nick :)

7. Posted by rsingkang (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

I was going to bring traveller's cheques but was thankful that I didn't. There weren't many places to change them except probably in the banks.

It's really easy to withdraw money with your card from almost any ATM machine. I think it's quite helpful to carry around some USD though.

I had a travel card (a USD cash passport type thing) and found the best option (especially if your bank charges a high sum for every transaction, and if the exchange rate from your bank is crap) is to withdraw USD (possible in some ATMs, and cos the currency in my travel card was USD) and then exchange the USDs in a money changer.

Not sure if you got that? Good luck anyway.