I dont have any plans yet, im open to ANY suggestions., towns, hostels, buses.. anything. PLEASE HELP!!
like you read im going to south america for two months, starting in Santiago. I have no plans and i'm starting to get worried that i will get down there and be stranded... im open to any advice on what hostels to stay in or not stay in, what towns and countries to avoid and what places I have to see.. also if you could recommend any buses, trians, flights, anything really... i will take all the help i can get.
How great to have 2 month hollidays! I've a good tip for you (at least I think)
I'm working on a project for poor children in the Sacred Valley in Peru (between Cusco and the Machu Picchu) in Urubamba. The project helps over 200 children and young adults to get a better life. On the terrain were we are working, there are bungalows where you can stay. By staying there you are helping the project ánd you'll have a wonderfull time. I will show you around. Urubamba is a perfect starting point for daytrips to impressive Inca ruins such as Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo. So, if you are in Cusco, think about us and the children of the valley.
If you don't want to sleep at the project you can come by to visit us. You're welcome.
the website: www.kuychi.org is not in english but the pictures tell you a lot. If you wish to have more information:
My husband and I went to Lima, Peru a few years ago and stayed in a great hostel. It was in the Miraflores section and was run by an English speaking man, Angelo. The name of the hostel is Hostal Tradiciones S.R.I. The price was reasonable - maybe around $20 US and included breakfast. Angelo had someone pick us up at the airport and he acted as our guide in Lima. He made all of our arrangements for travel to Cuzco and to Machu Picchu. We are returning to South America in January 2008. Good luck!
Great hostel in Buenos Aires = the Garden House in San Telmo.