Our First New Country
We're headed to our first new country of our year-long journey today. We've been in Guatemala for exactly a month now. It has been very good. And we've been able to do so much for very cheap.
Now we enter the most expensive country in South America. Chile. We start our adventure in Santiago where we have some contacts to stay with.
The only problem is that our contact in Chile hasn't confirmed with us, so we aren't 100% sure we'll have a place to stay as soon as we get there.
We almost had a friend we met here in Guatemala join us for our grand plan in Chile. Lara (the "cool German chick" from Episode #7) started crunching the numbers and realized that it would be too expensive for her to join us.
We will no doubt have other people we run into that are interested in joining us on legs of our trip. If anyone wants to join us mid-December when we're in Australia, we have some cool plans that would require one or two other travel companions. Just shoot us an email with the contact form if you're interested.
We have some pretty cool plans for Chile. I just hope these grand plans don't break the bank for us. We've been doing pretty good here in Guatemala staying on budget, but you can live like a king here for dirt cheap. Not the case in Chile.
anyhow, good luck with all of it
We are friends of Williams Aunt Susan.
Check out WWOOF (Willing workers on organic farms) http://www.wwoof.org/
It's a cheap way to live in a country & meet locals.
@Patrick & Rachel Hugens - thanks for the link! I checked it out and it's definitely something we want to do soon.
I can't wait to read more about your travels. You can do it on 10k I'm sure. Did you stay in the Hotel Sanchez in Panachel? If I had known of your site earlier I would've recommended it - $5/night 2 beds AND no bed bugs!
Keep up the good work. Maybe I'll see you somewhere in a year when I leave. Are you going to do any WWOOF'ing on your travels? that could save you some big bank.
That'd be cool to meet up in our travels - let us know where you are. And yes, we're planing on WWOOFinf a little. ;)