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Itinerary / Routes for Backpacking South America 2010 - Trip 4

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"Will it be the gringo trail or off the beaten track?"


Trip 4 Itinerary (May 2010 - December 2011)

- This trip changed my life. I lived here, studied Spanish and travelled to so many amazing places around South America.

I travelled overland very fast from Buenos Aires - Argentina up to Ecuador, but spent 10 days in Salta during this trip. Flying was out of the question, real backpackers don't do that! From Ecuador up to the coffee region in Salento - Colombia follows a natural travel route. By then I was tired out and flew up to the north coast of Colombia for a month. From there I headed west, then south to Medellin where I ended up staying for 5 months and studied Spanish! By years end I was keen to go to Venezuela for the first time. From Medellin to Venezuela to Brazil then back to Colombia with places following a natural route. This itinerary continues in 2011!

Flew from New Zealand
Buenos Aires - Argentina
Salta - Argentina
Salta to Paso de Jama (Chile Border) - Argentina
Arica - Chile
Moquegua - Peru
Nazca - Peru
Nazca to Chincha Alta - Peru
Chincha Alta to Piura - Peru
Piura to Tumbes - Peru
Portoviejo - Ecuador
Banos - Ecuador
Montufar and Ibarra - Ecuador
Tulcan - Ecuador
Colombian Border to Ipiales - Colombia
Pasto - Colombia
Pasto to Popayan - Colombia
Popayan - Colombia
Cali - Colombia
Cali to Armenia - Colombia
Armenia - Colombia
Salento - Colombia
Santa Marta - Colombia
Taganga - Colombia
Cartagena - Colombia
Magangue to Mompos - Colombia
Medellin - Colombia
Universidad EAFIT Medellin - Colombia
Medellin to Bucaramanga - Colombia
Bucaramanga - Colombia
Bucaramanga to Cucuta - Colombia
Cucuta to Venezuela - Colombia
San Antonio to San Cristobal - Venezuela
Merida - Venezuela
Merida, El Paramo - Venezuela
Merida to Maracaibo - Venezuela
Maracaibo to Coro - Venezuela
Coro - Venezuela
Coro to Puerto Cabello - Venezuela
Puerto Cabello - Venezuela