Bumping this here thread.
I'll be coming from Australia or New Zealand to South America.
What do you think is a good major hub that will be fairly reasonable in price?
South/Central America will be the latter part of my 5 month trip as I make it home to California. (Might even visit Portland or Washington on the way back)
At any rate. I'm going to have 3-4 weeks for the area. I have some family in Mexico and I've heard nothing but good things about Mexico south from the border.
At first I was thinking Brazil but the visa issue is quite a pain.
I figure aside from Mexico I'll have time for 2-3 countries. And I'm pretty much open to any advice or input on which to choose.
|# ¿ May 23, 2009 01:22|
|# ¿ May 19, 2013 12:31|
Cross posting this from my thread here
So can you guys help me figure this out. These are my plans.
Right now I am in Florianopolis. I am considering going to Porto Alegre but not 100% sure.
I am thinking I will bus it to the Iguaza Falls on the Argentinian side and stay in a hostel there for a couple of nights.
Then bus or fly into Buenos Aires.
From there I will fly to Sao Paulo, hit Paraty, Ilha Grande, on my way back to Rio. Staying 2 to 4 nights in each place.
I always have a place to stay in Rio with my friend. I am still waiting to hear from the volunteer organization there. Which I want to do for about 3 to 4 weeks. Ultimately time is not much of a constraint.
I also want to do the whole Manaus and Amazon thing. Not sure though since I do not have my yellow fever papers on me. Nor am I really much prepared luggage wise.
I also want to go to Salvador but it is a bit out of the way. It seems my best bet for this is to get a RT flight from Rio for this.
I would also like to visit Fordlandia. The place just outside of the city Santarem
Christoff fucked around with this message at Sep 21, 2009 around 16:51
|# ¿ Sep 21, 2009 16:35|
Update please! Let me live through you while I am stuck in North America for the next 3 months.
Heh. Went to Iguazu Falls from Flora on the Argentinian side. Then to Buenos Aires. There is a lot of other places I could have gone but I want to get back to Rio to settle in one spot and start my volunteering. I also did 2 nights in Colonia, Uruguay, from BA.
I took a flight to Sao Paulo which connected in Montevideo. Which I wish I stayed at. It was quite a bit cheaper than flying to Rio so I figured I would head this way. I am going to bus it back to Rio.
I want to go to Paraty and Ilha grande but everything there is centered around good weather. Which it does not seem to have anytime soon. Flora was cool when I went but the weather sucked so it kind of took out a lot of fun.
So yeah. Back to Rio probably by this weekend.
Still reading through this thread but how safe is Columbia? Would a 22 year old white solo backpacker be reasonably safe?
From what I have gathered from a lot of travelers is that it is a lot safer than you would think and the neighboring SA countries are probably much worst. A lot of people told me it was their favorite destination
|# ¿ Oct 7, 2009 16:52|
I'm not going to bother reading a lot of this since I can't travel anymore and it's depressing
But if you have any questions about my travels to Brazil (Rio, Florianópolis, and Sao Paulo, Uruguay (Colonia), or Argentina (Puerto Iguazu - Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires) I'll be glad to throw in my experiences.
I stayed in Rio for 2 months living in Copacabana and volunteered at the favela Rocinha for a bit and trained Jiu Jitsu.
Here's the thread I made
Christoff fucked around with this message at Jun 23, 2012 around 19:45
|# ¿ Jun 23, 2012 19:43|
Uruguay is awesome and definently worth the visit. I was very impressed by the place. It's a bit colder than the nearby countries I found, though. Depending on the time of the year that won't matter. Plus it's small.
|# ¿ Jul 11, 2012 18:55|