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Roaming through the Americas

About something to do when you're retired.
12 years ago, December 28th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #97681  
My wife and I have been traveling, mostly by car (Land Rover) for five years through Africa, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. We are now preparing a Toyota Condor 4-wheel drive diesel for a trip of 2,3,4 years through South America and the rest of the America's. We know very little of the conditions in South America, have no fixed travel plans, will tent-camp most of the time in or out of camping sites and would like to know what experienced travelers think of that idea. Take care! Reply to this

12 years ago, December 28th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #97686  
It seems like you have a lot of traveling experience, I would only suggest that you brush up on your Spanish, speak little English, usual rules if you are going to go into a town either highly populated or unfamiliar which is stay close to crowded areas, don't stand out obviously, and don't go out at night or stay out too late. There is a series on the Discovery Channel that has a lot of tales of people visiting south America with experiences that does not go according to plan. I'm sure you know all of this and I don't post this to scare you, just to help you prepare. South America is a beautiful continent, I went on a tour of Peru, Good luck and I hope you and your wife have a great trip 😊
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12 years ago, December 29th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #97731  
Thanks for your input, we'll be careful as you suggest and follow up your advise.
We would like to know more about the general availability of campgrounds and other general facilities. Any suggestions?
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12 years ago, January 1st 2010 No: 4 Msg: #98037  
here is a link from a couple we met in bolivia which might be able to provide some further information and some pictures of overland truncks we saw. we met several cyclists there who were mainly camping and seemed to get by.

hope you enjoy our blogs - you'll have a great time in south america Reply to this

12 years ago, January 2nd 2010 No: 5 Msg: #98079  
I'm hugely impressed with the information, quality of writing and content of the link you sent me. I' can't thank you by name, because you forgot to mention who you are. But rest assured that we are going to enjoy every little bit of the blog entries and will contact the writers of them as well.
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12 years ago, January 2nd 2010 No: 6 Msg: #98087  

I have just tried that link and it doesn't seem to work, however searching on google you get there in the end and they do have very detailed information on all the legs of their trips - here is the link I have found

SA Overland

Glad this was of use to you, have a great trip and look forward to reading about it.

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