I am a 17, soon to be 18 year old student currently in my last year of a levels. This summer I am planning a trip to South America likely spending 4 weeks backpacking throughout Argentina, Bolivia (and potentially Chile, Paraguay and Brazil depending on how the plans move) with my girlfriend. I have family in Buenos Aires and intend to spend some time with them before embarking on the trip, and naturally I have a decent grasp of Spanish which should help.
Firstly, I was wondering if anybody had any advice as to travel across northern Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil, be that in relation to transport, time, accommodation etc all is welcome.
Secondly, despite being in the same academic year my girlfriend doesn’t turn 18 until late August so I was wondering whether being 17 could cause any potential issues along the trip, and if so how to avoid/find ways around it.
I have previously done a little travelling through northern Argentina with my family however this is the first time either of us have backpacked.
Thirdly, we are both vegetarian, but to complicate things even more I am celiac (no gluten), but also have a nut allergy, how easy will it be to overcome this?
Thanks in advance, any guidance is much appreciated!
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Last edited by Tomas Crean; 22-02-2018 at 12:09.
- 22-02-2018 12:06
- 26-02-2018 19:00
Wrong time to go really; the Southern cone will be cold at that time of year. Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia should still be okay.
- 02-03-2018 22:29
i am 16,going backpacking to Peru in a few months, when I'm 17