two girls in south america

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1. Posted by juliarookt (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

we're two 18 year old girls from holland and were planning to go to peru, equador and bolivia in march next year. we want to volunteer in a hospital the first two months, but after that we want to travel ourselves
but everyone in our environment are telling us not to do it, they say it is unsafe for two girls alone...
i would really like to hear what you all think of this, maybe some women travellers can tell me their positive experiences, so i can read this to my mom!
thanks a lot!

2. Posted by Floorder (Budding Member 19 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hee julia

ik ben net in bolivia geweest nmet een vriendin en t is echt goed te doen, zij heeft ook alleen door peru en equador gereisd. Equador vond zij wel iets gevaarlijker,maar pas gewoon goed op jezelf en je spullen en volgens mij is het dan alleen maar leuk.
Ik heb in ieder geval in Bolivia geen enkel probleem gehad in de maand dat we er rondreisden!
veel plezier

3. Posted by juliarookt (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hee floorrr
dankjewel voor je lieve bericht, het stelt me wel gerust!

4. Posted by Sparlita (Budding Member 41 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!! What were those responses in English please. I am in the same situation. Thanks.

5. Posted by Daniello (Inactive 10 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

well for your volunteer work I recomend you in sucre for me is the most beautiful city in bolivia, is not so big, the architecture is very colonial, is so cheap, is not so hot and not so cold, for these reazons there are a lot of volunteers that are working in this city. For your travelling bolivia is more safe than peru and ecuador. but there are a lot of travellers that are travelling like you, so you are not traveling alone, I had a friend from germany, she traveled alone from sucre, bolivia to Quito, ecuador by bus, with no problem, she enjoyed a lot and she meet a lot of travellers. But of course you always have to be carefully in latin america, good trip, Danielo.

6. Posted by jccosta (Full Member 48 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Juliarookt

I was in bolivia, Peru and Chile last August and found several girls travelling alone.

I can tell there is no different in be a girl or boy in traveling to South America. You need to take care the same way you do in a big city.

You need just to be more carefully, like double your attention, it just because you are from holland, a more safe country.