I'm planning to go to central and south america next October (need to save first!). I've never been travelling on my own or even outside of europe! What do you reckon start from the bottom up or vice versa? I want to avoid trouble with men (which I find hard even in this country), tips on getting from central to south - is it really that hard? And hard and fast websites on volunteering opportunities across latin america that don't cost anything (apart from accomodation and the like). I'd also like to try my hand at a bit of English teaching - whats it like to get a visa?
Look forward to hearing from all you travelling peps!