The Route

Here is my current progress as at 18/03/20

Below are my plans about a month before I set off, I wonder how similar they will be to the reality?

Well, when choosing a route across a continent, you would think that there’s a million and one options but actually when physical features and roads are considered, there’s a pretty well worn route from North to South (or visa-versa) that most people follow.

There are a few decisions of course – how far south to go? Where to start? Where to avoid? For me, I’ve ruled out: Brazil (too risky, roads too variable); Venezuela (too risky); all the way south (too far and empty). I’m still not sure about Paraguay it might be too jungly for me. Of course, that’s not to say these aren’t wonderful places in their own right, but I can’t go everywhere unfortunately.

What I do know is that I’ll be flying into Santiago, Chile on New Years Eve 2019 and will have up to six months to get myself through:

– Chile
– Argentina
– Uruguay
– Bolivia
– Peru
– Ecuador
– Columbia

…probably in that order. How long I actually spend will depend on a few unpredictable factors including: Bumble not getting nicked; Bumble not getting smashed up; me not getting smashed up; and things being OK at home for me to keep travelling.

There will be plenty of highs and lows, good times and bad, and no doubt a few hairy moments but that’s what it’s all about right!?