List of people that are going to be in Latin America

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231. Posted by scottsproj (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Myself and friend fly into Santiago on the 13th Novemeber. From there we plan on doing most of the continent over around 12 months if $$ permits. Drop us a line to catch up with us or give/get advice from fellow travellers!!;)

232. Posted by i c e (Full Member 326 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey Im in central america summer and fall of 07! check out my recent post titled expedition to south america


233. Posted by buscando (Budding Member 38 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Ok I will be in: Santiago chile to begin.Then go north from there to La Serena chile, through the Atacama desert hitting up cities like tocopilla, antofagasta, and last city in chile Arica. Then into Peru to Cusco/ inca trail Macchu picchu. Then capital Lima. Heading back south/ south east to boliva's Lake titicaca and to the capital La paz then south from there either in to Paraquay or Argentina( we'll see what life and her capricious ways is feeling then). then from there U r gay ... Oh oh I mean Uruguay!!! and on to the capital Montevideo... hope to meet some fellow travellerspoint members along the way. Oh and one more thing I will be commencing my travels in Sep '07. Hope to see you all there !!!

234. Posted by keef (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I am going to be travelling from Venezuela, through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and end in Chile from March 2008, probably for about 6 months in total. Is anyone planning a similar trip or done a similar trip? Any advice on the best way to approach it would be welcome. I just want to make sure I dont miss anything out, or travel through areas that will result in me getting an AK47 in the face.

235. Posted by Vancouple (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi there, my boyfriend and I will be driving from Vancouver, Canada to South America in March 2008. We are planning to be gone atleast a year, or more if possible. We are still working out an itinerary as we have 6 months before we leave. We will be going down the Pacific coast and hopfully start off in Baja Mexico for a couple of weeks, which we would then take a ferry over to mainland Mexico. From there, we're open to ideas. We may go though Mexico pretty fast and take are time in Central and South America. There are so many places we are planning to see in SA, but our highlights so far include: Angel Falls and Roraima in Venezuela, Salt Flats in Bolivia, Macchu Pichu in Peru, and Patagonia. We would love to go to all of the countries in SA, but we've been having some touble finding info on the Guyanas and Suriname. So if you've been to one of those countries we'd love to hear about it. Anyways my point to this point is to see if anyone is planning on doing a smiliar trip and would be interested in meeting up at some point. We'd love to hear about others driving, or from people who have already done so. Thanks!!

236. Posted by dbloom (Respected Member 586 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Driving from North America through Central America (then finding a RORO/Container for shipping your vehicle out of Panama to Cartagena, Colombia or Pacific Port in Ecuador) you personally must fly over to SA from Panama to meet the boat, no other way. can be fairly hassle free 1. If your vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition, carry spare parts and tires as well 2. If travelling to remote areas, your Spanish skills are at least, write, speak and understand 3. All your paperwork/visas are in order, especially your vehicle papers. All these tips and more. Message me and join our Yahoo user groups as well.

Remember South America is twice the size of Europe (including European Russia), there are are mainy fairly remote areas where it is not advisable to drive and camp out alone. If you have little or no knowledge of Spanish start home or tutor study now to have a foundation. Enroute, especially in Guatemala, Ecuador and Peru and yes, Colombia, are fine Spanish schools, message me and I'll point you in teh right direction and you may contact older, wiser folks who have done this before. Buena Suerte.

237. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5672 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Vancouple

We would love to go to all of the countries in SA, but we've been having some touble finding info on the Guyanas and Suriname.

Those countries are indeed less visited then other countries in SA, although lots of French people visit French Guiana and lots of Dutch visit Suriname, some of them returning home to visit family. Unlike Guyana, these two countries are very safe SA standard, apart from a few neigbourhoods in Cayenne or Paramaribo. It is said that the capital of Guyana, georgetown, is not very safe although it should be better than it used to be. Also New Amsterdam is not a place you would fancy. One highlight of Guyana are the Kaieteur Falls, deep in the interior of the country. I am not sure, but it might be possible to visit this place from Roraima, but this could involve many days to get there. Otherwise, a tour is the best thing. This is also the case in French Guiana and Suriname, when you want to go away from the coastal strip and head inland. It involves a flight and travelling by boat as well, although there a few roads which go to Brokopondo Lake for example. Some other highlights are a visit to the spaceshuttle base near Kourou or visiting turtles near Albina on the border of French Guiana and Suriname. For Suriname you will probably need a visa by the way, as even dutch people need one. There are many agencies in Paramaribo that can arrange trips for you, just google a bit.
This is pretty basic information but as I have not been there myself, I can´t give you more unfortunately. Hope you will sort things out though.
Oh by the way, you can visit these countries without having to go back again along the same route. From Georgetown there are minibuses and buses to Paramaribo and all the way to Cayenne and further to the border with Brazil from where you can travel south towards Belem and take a boat along the amazone from there!
Have fun! Michael

238. Posted by Amenity (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey!!!I was studiing in the University in Sao Paulo, Brazil for 1 moth, doing like an exchange program...Now I would love to travel a bite around Brazil...So Far I just know I will go to Salvador on Sunday visit aunt of friend of mine, then Fernando Noronha and then will see...I am backpacking myself, would be nice to meet somebody on the road...Anybody in Brazil in very near future?

239. Posted by therealmcg (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

im travelling to south america in jan 08 jst wondering , were i should go and stuff

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