I am planning to backpack south America in October 2011. I have no specific place nor do I have the luxury of time in South America due to that I just wanna do a pre- tour of South America (hip-hopping between the countries, maybe when I have time I can do the 4 months thing but now its impossible for me but I still wanna see as many countries as possible by road). I am planning to backpack as many major cities as possible .. planning to Fly into Rio and then backpacking my way , not sure which country I will end up in but I will have to fly back to Rio for my flight back ..
so has anyone ever backpacked as between countries in South America if so , can you suggest a route I can take, at present I am looking at flying in and out of Brazil no final plans yet.
I will appreciate your advise on this issue