Hitchhiking alone in Latin America

I tested hitchhiking alone and at several in Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. I never felt in danger. Of course, I am safety rules and would not go hitchhiking in the heart of Lima. I knew girls traveling solo and hitchhiking all over Latin America without worry. To cross the Brazil-Argentina border, I did not want to do it alone and I just caught a German and “forced” him to hitch a ride with me!?

I tested hitchhiking alone and at several in Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. I never felt in danger. Of course, I am safety rules and would not go hitchhiking in the heart of Lima. I knew girls traveling solo and hitchhiking all over Latin America without worry. To cross the Brazil-Argentina border, I did not want to do it alone and I just caught a German and “forced” him to hitch a ride with me!?

It is very easy to link a friendship with locals, who want you to discover their culture, their friends. I now have so many “families” in Latin America who have opened their hearts and homes to me very naturally. Do not be afraid to learn Spanish and to mix with locals, it’s a very rich experience.

As far as love is concerned, it is important, in my opinion, to learn local customs and codes so as not to miss out. Ask your new friends to orient you! Beware, the danger of being broken in Latin America is very real, men are not known to be very loyal …

The drag is very very present, especially if you are alone and it must be done. I confess, I get angry internally regularly and there are some fingers of honor that get lost. The only remedy is to ignore and continue to walk with your head up. In Colombia, it was on every street corner, the sweet words (or not!) And the sounds of mouth. In Chile and Argentina, it’s the honking, the evil looks, the whistles and other festivities, whether you are in skirt or dirty returning from a hike (history lived). It’s hard at first, but it’s better to build a carapace and forget about it. The culture of machismo is very strong in Latin America.