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I have an opportunity to achieve a goal I have always wanted to do..
4 years ago, October 26th 2015 No: 1 Msg: #193745  
Hey all,

I have been increasingly thinking about doing a walk from Colombia to Chile....I know I know wtf is this guy thinking right? It's one of 2 things I have always wanted to do along with canoeing down the Amazon on my own. Anyways, it's something that I have been doing some research on through Ecuador to Peru and down to Chile (now that we as USA passport holders don't have to pay the reciprocal fee that was charged for years) It would obviously involve a lot of camping and spending relatively nothing except for food and water. Being one with nature and the freedom I am imagining along the way and the sites would make this an amazing thing to do in my view. Of course anyone who is along the way that I talk with I will surely try and visit! Well just wanted to post my thoughts 😊

Buen Viaje all!

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4 years ago, October 26th 2015 No: 2 Msg: #193749  
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I wasn't thinking so much 'WTF?' as 'what an awesome adventure!'.

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4 years ago, October 26th 2015 No: 3 Msg: #193751  
Hi Jo!

Thanks so much for the response! Yea it would definitely be epic! Thanks for the encouragement Jo!! Reply to this

4 years ago, October 29th 2015 No: 4 Msg: #193782  
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Wow Greg! That sounds incredible... don't forget to budget for shoes, lots of shoes. You might even get sponsorship! 😊

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4 years ago, November 2nd 2015 No: 5 Msg: #193824  
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Or favourite causes that you could do the walk in aid of? Reply to this

4 years ago, November 4th 2015 No: 6 Msg: #193861  
Hey Greg! I have a grad-school colleague who did something similar - she and a couple friends walked (mostly) the length of South America. They received some gear sponsorship I believe, and more importantly partnered with a few bio-conservation groups to collect data on what they saw and where, as they were trekking through remote or inaccessible areas. Here's their blog if you're interested in their experience: EatHikeSleepHike Blog Reply to this

4 years ago, November 23rd 2015 No: 7 Msg: #194108  
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In response to: Msg #193745 Fantastic idea! One of my best experiences was walking around Spain for five months. The slower you travel, the more you experience the cultures and people! Bike riders and hitchhikers have told of amazing experiences down here as people are very friendly and welcoming. Incidentally, Chile imposed the reciprocal fees only for those flying in--I entered dozens of times in recent years by bus and there were no fees. Also, rather than buying water, it would be better to get a purifying system. I use a Steri-Pen, but there are lots out there. Totally go for it! Buen Camino! Reply to this

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