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South America - cheapest country and best place to travel

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1. Posted by andytraveller26 (Budding Member 26 posts) 3y


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.


2. Posted by Felipe Gusmão (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y

Hi Andy!
I'm from Brazil, I have been in Buenos Aires (Argentina), make your base there, that's a nice place to know south america.
There have many place to know and for fun everyday. The city stay in a strategic place to meet other places. Argentina have ice and desert, that's a really nice country and is cheap.
The country is near to Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.
Stay there, you'll like.


[ Edit: Edited on 30-Sep-2013, at 16:50 by Felipe Gusmão ]

3. Posted by Deadmango (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y

My guidebook says Paraguay and Bolivia are cheapest