I have made this blog page so that some of my friends and family who don't have Facebook, will be able to keep up with where I am and what I'm doing on my next trip.
As you can see, I am going to South America from 19th December 2013 until 29th July 2014. The main reason for this is to undertake my second (and final!) work placement as part of my Anthropology degree.
I have chosen to go to Bolivia for between 3 and 5 months, depending on how things go once I'm out there where I will be working as part of a Prison Children Program - more info on the left of the page. I plan to begin my placement in March, which means I will be spending the first couple of months including Christmas and New Year, back in Ecuador in Shiwakucha and the Amazon! For those of you who don't know, Shiwakucha is where I spent the majority of my time for my first placement.......and where I 'went native' and got myself a boyfriend......
I will travel from Ecuador to Bolivia via Peru for a couple of weeks. After Bolivia, my plan was to go to Brazil via Paraguay, however, I will be right in the middle of the World Cup at that time! Two words - expensive and chaotic! The World Cup is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12th June to 13th July. So, I have decided that I am going to take some time to go to Argentina instead (a country I have always wanted to go to!) and perhaps try and Au-Pair for a few weeks if possible and replenish some funds!
Then, I will be heading back up to Brazil via Paraguay or Uruguay where I plan to stay for the closing few days of the World Cup and then explore a bit of Brazil! All of my travel between countries will be done using the public bus services over the border crossings.
6 and half weeks to go and I am bricking it about flying.....as per usual! The definite drawback of my passion of travelling. Can barely sleep a wink on flights!