I have travelled Asia and Australia quite a lot, so fancy a change and fancy exploring South America. I know nothing about the continent, which countries are cheap, which are not as cheap, where the backpackers hang out etc and just want to know peoples opinions and experiences.
I would visit next summer holidays as I have 6 weeks off - I don't intend on attempting to see the whole of South America but would like to see one or two countries in depth.
I appreciate the World Cup is in Brazil next year therefore it may have altercations for travel here and surrounding countries. I do not intend to go to Brazil.
Any help, experiences advice etc appreciated.