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Travel buddies for south america From mid Sept 2010

Looking for travel buddies for South America from mid Sept 2010 onwards, keen but nervous first time solo traveller! Cheers
10 years ago, August 10th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #117313  
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Hi all, I'm a 23 yo guy from Australia. I am heading to South America and I'm planning travel alone for the first time ever. Have always been a bit scared and worried of the idea but it all sounds so good at the same time. I'm starting off in Rio Brazil, and hopefully staying for up to 3-4 months and just want to do and see as much adventurous stuff as possible in that time. Just wondering if anyone is going to be around Rio in late September this year just having a good time while ur there? Any tips?
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10 years ago, August 21st 2010 No: 2 Msg: #117976  
Hi there! My name is Adele and I am a 23 year old female from the US. I am actually leaving for Peru in one month to volunteer for several weeks and then I plan on traveling around SA afterwards. This will be my first time traveling alone too and so I know exactly how you feel. I am not sure exactly where I am going but I am up for any suggestions! If youre interested let me know Talk to you soon!
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10 years ago, August 22nd 2010 No: 3 Msg: #117991  
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Hi there,

I was there in June this year and I waited 3 years to got to South America until I finally convined some of my non-travelling friends to come with me (they loved it!). Although I usually travel on my own, I didn't want to go to South America by myself. But when I was there I realised it was no more dangerous than other places I had been. We ended up spiltting up to do different stuff and meeting up again. So goodluck to you if you go by yourself, you will meet heaps of friends along the way, we met quite a few people doing solo trips.

Also just wanted to recommend Ipanema Beach House Hostel in Rio - they organise transfers from the airport (if thats your first stop) and was a really nice hostel in a great beach location. It is a bit noisy before they kick everyone out of the bar at 11pm, but the staff are really friendly and helpful, the place is clean, lots of cheap eats nearby and good outdoor bar at the back. Also the tours they run are done by a guy (Matthias - I think) who is a local who is sooo knowlegeable, which you wouldn't think at first meeting.... he looks like some surfer dude.

Have fun!!

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10 years ago, August 27th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #118268  
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Hi AdeleR! - I'm actually doing a trip which ends in Peru around the 4th Nov. do you think you'll be still be in Peru around that time? If so let me know and we'll see what we can work out. hope volunteering is awesome! Cheers.

Hi Rikki,
Thanks for the recommendation, Am actually looking for my first hostel in Rio atm. The nerves are slowly being overtaken with excitement. Its good to know that a lot of ppl end up going solo too though!..
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10 years ago, September 15th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #119146  
Hi Hugh! I actually will be in Peru at that time. My volunteering program finishes the first week of November in Cuzco and I plan on staying around that area for a while before heading to Argentina. Where in Peru are you going? Reply to this

10 years ago, September 16th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #119237  
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Hey Adele! I´ll be in Lima from the start of november. I´m not sure where i´ll be heading after that but i´m open to anything!.. I actually have to finsh in argentina too as I fly out of buenos aires to go home and wouldn´t mind seeing bolivia on the way through. have you booked your travel to argentina? Reply to this

10 years ago, September 20th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #119401  
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Hi all--I'll be heading to SA early October (solo) for several months. Would be interested having someone to travel with for a bit--especially if your interested in renting a car or small motorhome (I did this with random solo travelers in Rwanda and Uganda and it was the highlight of my RTW trip...). No set itin, but thinking having wheels would be amazing...lmk if interested. Reply to this

10 years ago, September 20th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #119403  
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hey everyone im a 25 year old male from london starting my Sa trip at the beging of january in rio.. Good to see theres others doing it alone... i have no plans an im up for giving anything ago.. get back to me if any 1 is intrested G x Reply to this

10 years ago, September 23rd 2010 No: 9 Msg: #119514  
Hey Hugh! I had to book my trip to Buenos Aires on Nov 12th and I will be in Argentina for a month. I would love the company if you were interested. Emailing me will be an easier way to get a hold of me-. Talk to you soon!
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10 years ago, November 24th 2010 No: 10 Msg: #123624  
Hi Everyone! I will be in Peru Nov 26th to Dec 22. Beginning Dec 4th I will be making my way to Arequipa and then up the coast. Let me know if anyone is up for meeting up and traveling together. I have some friends in Lima who I will be going out with the last couple days there and would love if you would join to meet some of our community in person!
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