So today is my last day of travelling which feels very strange as it has gone past so quickly! It’s a year since I started thinking about this trip and purchased the ‘Lonely Planet – South America on a Shoestring’ in order to start making ideas become a reality.
There have been times when I’ve found it hard being on my own but at the same time, it has been a brilliant, selfish, few months doing exactly what I want to do, when I want to do it! I’ve done so many different things, met so many new people and seen a large chunk of a massive continent! And, for those that know me well, some how managed to avoid a visit to A&E!
I decided to look at the stats of what I’ve covered and to be honest, I’m pretty impressed with myself:
- 135 days of travelling (120 of these solo)
- 8 countries across 2 continents
- 42 villages, towns and cities
- 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites
- 2 of the 7 Wonders of the World plus 2 natural wonders and 1 city wonder
- 19 days of trekking
- loads of different outdoor activities, including cycling, caving, canyoning and white water rafting
- 6 continuous weeks at over 2000m altitude
- 2 of the Top 50 Restaurants in Latin America as well as at least a hundred others
I realise that I’ve been terrible at keeping my blog up to date, but hopefully that’s something I can rectify in the next couple of weeks whilst job hunting back in London. In the meantime, if anyone wants any tips on where to go in South America or on travelling solo, I’d be more than happy oblige!