Hola! I'm a Malaysian Chinese, visiting South America from July 6th till October the 2nd
4 main countries that I intend to visit are Chile, Peru, Brazil and Ecuador, with my longest leg in Chile.
I have a little travel experience,
I Rubber-tramped (Sleeping in a car) in New Zealand for 3 months,
Backpacked a little here and there
Hitchhiked in Perth, Australia, as well as in the interior regions of Sarawak, Borneo
This time, having been inspired by my couch-surfing visitor who Cycled from China to Malaysia,
I'm hoping to cycle the length and breadth of Chile, with a hope of visiting the Amazon Forest and the Galapagos Islands, being a nature and outdoor fan.
i'm 28th this year, and I'm quitting my Stable income Government Job for something uncertain in the future, and I'm hoping this trip will prepare me mentally and emotionally.
Few Challenges I've set for myself-
1) learning a new language, Spanish
2)If I Can't Practice Medicine, will I still be able to support myself?
-by Playing music?- starting with a Harmonica and a flute
-by Dancing?- I've some experience in Hip Hop, Breakdancing, and if I'm able to join a dance group in Chile it'll be magnificient!
-by Cooking?- I enjoy cooking (but not so much the washing =P), and I can cook up an Asian Fare that will delight the Chileans?
3) Hiking & Biking- Books that I enjoyed were into the wild- Christopher McCandles and Wild- cheryl Strayed, and I hope to experience transcendence and enlightenment during my commune with nature
Any advice and assistance towards the above will be greatly appreciated, Gracias!~
i will be arriving in Santiago on the 7th of July. Hopefully I can negotiate with my airlines to get my bicycle on board for a cheap fee, if not, please let me know if you have a touring bike for sale, or know of good second hand bike stores, or if I can bunk-in with you for a few days while I get my bearings orientated.
Thank you for any advice, assistance in advance!