Travel mate for Patagonia
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Oct 2, 2012 4:11 AM Last Post By: Tryfan
Oct 1, 2012 3:34 AM
Travel mate for PatagoniaHi guys,
Im a 24yo Dutch girl and 12 October I will arrive in Santiago to start my adventure through a part of South-America. Im very excited, but a little scared as Im a female single traveler.
I have traveled a lot before, Ive been to Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. In some countries I have traveled on my own, wich was a great experience and met lot of exciting people. Never had any problems, even though I didnt speak the language (like in Laos and China).
But for Chile, Argentina and Brazile Im a little nervous, as you somethimes hear scary stories about women traveling alone. It didnt stop me from going there, but would be nice to find a travelbuddy.
My plans are to start in Santiago and go down into Patagonia. I like to see the glaciers, vulcano's, all the wildlife and do lots of hikes, mountain biking, horse riding, camping etc. At some point I want to cross into Argentina to discover Patagonia over there.
After Patagonia I like to go to Bariloche and Buenos Aires and from there I want to go to Iguazu and go into Brazile. In Brazile I like to see Pantanal, Bonito and after this go to the coast, relax at the beach and end up in Rio for some final partying before I fly to Costa Rica.
Do you have simiular plans, and like to meet up somewhere? Let me know. Im easy going, in for an adventure and love to see and do as much as I can.
Oct 1, 2012 6:07 AM
1Alas I am not in the area at that time but just to reassure you, Argentina and Chile are pretty much like Europe in many ways (Not been to Brasil so can't comment). The only place I ever hear about scary stories about women travelling alone in south america is when people come on here saying "I've heard scary.......etc". Where are these scary stories from? Ha ha
Anyway, good luck with your trip. You will have an amazing time.
Oct 1, 2012 6:10 AM
Welcome to Thorntree!
Patagonia is one of the safest places on the planet so absolutely no worries travelling alone.
How long do you have in Patagonia? I have very similar interest to you and Patagonia was paradise on earth!
Let me know if you want any tips. You'll have a great time.
Oct 1, 2012 7:35 AM
3Good to hear! Im very excited for it, cant wait to be there.
I have around 2 months, so hope thats enough. What time of the year were you there, Im bit doubtfull about what to bring. Is it freezing cold, or not to bad? And what cant I miss when Im there, like is there a place what I deffinitly need to visit (besides all the tourist places)?
All tips are welcome!
Oct 1, 2012 11:26 PM
5In total, I think Ill have around 5 weeks for Patagonia and 3 weeks for B.A. to Brazil.
Edited by: travelious
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