Hi Alicia (and Jenn106)
I am planning to go to Central America as well, but from Europe (http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=88389), probably in October/November.
Let me know if you want to chat more about the plans...
Thank you for your post. Do you know roughly how long you be travelling in central/south america for? I've recently booked my flights and will be flying into Managua, Nicaragua on the 19th of Dec and then flying back to Sydney from Rio on the 25th of Feb. I was really intrigued by what this post had said about Nicaragua and after researching realised this sounds like a beautiful destination and a good place to start my trip. Which country will you be leaving from in Europe?
Do you have facebook, if so i can add you then you, me and Jenny can communicate that way?
its a wnderful p;lan and a gorgeous deal
I actually travelled south America the first time when I was 17 years old! I have done that trip several times and I really hope to d it so soon. I guess in Colombia you can not miss Cartagena, La Guajira, Villa de Leiva. In Ecuador the Churches of Quito, in Peru Arequipa is a beautiful city. In Chile you have to see Chungara and the Whole Highlands.
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South America is no more dangerous than being in dowtown Hong Kong or any major city in the world: do something stupid and you will get in trouble. Do what locals do and you'll have fun!
Depending on your time limitations, I'd choose:
- Costa Rica
Being from Colombia, i'd recommend:
- Cartagena (include Islas del Rosario)
- Parque Tayrona (if you like camping)
- Cabo de la Vela (as above)
- Bogota & surroundings
- Providencia (island off the coast of Colombia)
- Ciudad Perdida
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alicia your plan sounds very interesting. have you looked at any routes for your trip yet? im trying to get some tips as well because I too am travelling central and south america alone and i am a young gringa as well. I am trying to consider the best route for my trip. If you have any imformation please pass it along! and if you have any questions about central america im living there right now in costa rica...
Just thought I'd pipe in. Im going to be in Columbia (the start of my Sth American trip) from about October 20 to October 30! If anyone is going to be there then Id love to meet up! :D
Hey! I am going through central america to south leaving in Eugene, Or in December and arriving in Rio in February with a group of students who will be conducting research on Indigenous Spirituality. We really need travel companions who are dedicated and organized and who are interested in joining us. We have no problem meeting you and picking you up, I speak Spanish and I will be driving our van. We would really like to go down the western coast of Mexico to Palenque and then continue on the West till Panama where we will cross with the ferry and join the Pan American hwy. If you'd be interested, friend me on Facebook (Rocky Ross) and I will send you my phone number so we can chat a little about details! You seem like a very adventurous and awesome teammate.
Hope to hear from ya,
SometimesI travel alone. It's not a big deal for me
safest route through mexico is the east coast via RGV texas