7 Tips for Traveling in Latin America – Central and South America @lodgeoapp
Latin America is an incredible place, like a collection of different worlds all stitched together into a tapestry of cultures, traditions, history and natural and man-made catastrophes, all of which have shaped the continent into what it is today. There is something very different about traveling in Latin America compared to somewhere like Southeast Asia, in that even the well-trodden routes are not simply laid out for you to follow, no dedicated tourist buses shuttling you around from one backpacker-party-hotspot to the next.
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Oh no, in Latin America it’s not so easy to simply get swept along with the flow, which is part of what makes it so rewarding, with so many more opportunities to get off-the-trail and have real experiences with real people in real places.
Here are our 7 tips for traveling in Latin America!
1. Plan your route wisely.
Most backpackers embarking on an epic Latin America journey choose one of two different routes – from Argentina to Central America until they reach Central America or the other way around from Mexico until they reach Ushuaia, Argentina. Of course routes vary, but these are the most common.
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