Traveling in South America alone
Thinking of traveling this beautiful continent? Don’t start traveling through South America without reading these tips, recommendations and curious facts. They will be very helpful when planning your trip.
Not everything that the media tells us about South America is like that Not everything that comes out in the mass media is as they want to make it look. It is sad to see how there are so many -so many- people who stop traveling to South America because of the preconceptions generated by the information we receive, what is true is that you have to take more precautions than when traveling in Europe, Asia or Oceania, so we recommend: Bon voyage!
South American bus trip from Colombia to South America
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Travel through South America from Colombia
What budget do I need for backpacking in South America? Is transportation very expensive? Is it possible to camp? How do I travel so cheaply? These and many other questions are the most frequently asked when planning a trip for the first time.
There are as many answers as there are travelers. In this kind of guide I will try to share the keys that made Juan and me be able to travel for 18 months with U$D 7 per day between the two of us. The more gas-guzzling/scratchy/broken version of me (and not for that reason unhappy, much less dirty) is about to be unveiled.
So if you’re thinking of taking a trip and don’t have a lot of money, put the water for tea (I don’t drink mate), bring your notebook, and stay put. Coming soon is a guide on how to put together a backpacking budget for traveling in South America.
Normally, and regardless of the type of trip, the budget is divided into three basic elements: transportation, food and lodging. The first part (except within the cities) is solved by hitchhiking. Even in countries like Bolivia, where buses are very cheap, we choose to extend the thumb: we do not do it only for economic reasons.
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It should be noted that Colombia has a minimum wage by law that is within the 260 dollars per month and with a percentage of cost of living lower than New York by 60%, which not only benefits Colombians themselves, but also foreigners.
In percentages, Mexico is considered 70% cheaper to live compared to the rest of the countries in Latin America, and 73% compared to other countries in the world; much of this has to do with the fact that the country has the highest GDP in the region. This has not exactly been well invested, but it allows Mexicans to have a stable quality of life.
As we indicated before, the quality of life in terms of expenses is different among the cities of this country, especially when compared to the most touristic cities such as Tulum, which has resorts and exclusive hotel chains.