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1. Posted by i c e (Respected Member, 324 posts) 7 Nov '10 22:13

hi.
I am leaving to South America for an undetermined amount of time in 8 days. I have no place to stay. No itinerary. Little money. Nothing packed. 800 miles to drive to get to the departing airport. I'm 22. I'm not kidding.

What do I do?

the worst part is I AM an experienced traveller. hahaha. buuuuuuu.

peace.

ice

ps. hello again everyone. long time no post.

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3600 posts) 7 Nov '10 22:57

Hi Ice

Sounds like quite an adventure you have ahead of you! Which country are you starting off in?

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Nov-2010, at 22:57 by bex76 ]

3. Posted by sepilokfui (Budding Member, 75 posts) 8 Nov '10 01:35

An experience traveler is those already know what to do in their mind, so, that shall be the best palning after all, go with the flow.

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5579 posts) 8 Nov '10 06:16

Hey ice, welcome back! ;)

Are you just planning to go till the money runs out, or are you hoping to score a paid gig down there? If the latter, I'd try and focus on getting to those countries where you have the most likelihood of getting aforementioned paid gig, hehe. Do you speak either Spanish or Portugese? Have to imagine that will help drive decisions!

5. Posted by ale_marks (Budding Member, 5 posts) 8 Nov '10 14:18

which part of SA are you going to? if you are an english native speaker you could get a job teaching at english institutes
good luck on your trip

6. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5459 posts) 8 Nov '10 20:19

Assuming you're happy to get your hands dirty, if I were in your situation, I'd head to the wwoof site , find a farm looks like fun and is willing to take me and start the trip there.

Not sure how much Spanish you speak, but immersing yourself like that would certainly help the language skills and provide you some time to think about your next step!