Is 3 months in South America long enough? (& other travel questions)
February 7, 2013 9:14 AM Subscribe
Next month, I'm off to South America for three months. I'll be flying into Colombia and flying out of Buenos Aires--already booked my flight, and all should be good, except for my fear that it won't be enough time to see everything I want to see! Details inside.
posted by lightgray to travel & transportation (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be going alone, and I don't have a solid itinerary yet. I plan to visit Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, maybe with a brief stint on a gaucho ranch in Uruguay. I quit my job to do this, and I have nothing lined up for when I come back, and enough in savings for a decent safety net. But since I have some extra money and the freedom to do whatever I want, I'm really tempted to extend my trip! It'll cost at least $200 for a flight change. Might it be worthwhile?
I have a flexible $7000 or so to spend, which seems like enough for at least 4 or maybe even 5 months. I want to properly get to know a few cities and improve my Spanish, rather than just run around tourist sites. If I had the extra time, I would like to even rent an apartment in a city for one month. Learn tango, write, and have time to explore to my heart's content.
Is this a good idea or should I stick with my original plan and booked ticket? Does my itinerary sound doable for 3 months? And any recommendations for favorite places to go? I especially like wandering around pretty streets, horseback riding, and the strange and morbid.