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Old 01-03-2009, 09:30 AM   #1
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So I am probably one of the longest term creepers of this board... I think I've been reading this site since 2004 and this is my first post! My name is Chelsea and I am leaving to go backpacking through South America on Monday. I am super excited but starting to get so nervous. I am going for 3.5 months on my own. I've spent a summer doing a work placement in Cuba but I have never done anything completely independently. I land in BA on Tuesday morning- I've booked my first hostel (Hostel Suites Florida) for a few nights and then I will go from there. I would love to meet up with other travellers in SA... I am flying out from Venezuela towards the end of April and have a pretty open itinerary.

Haha, If anyone has any words of wisdom or reassuring messages (aka don't go crazy, it'll be fun), I would love to hear them.

These boards have been so helpful... thanks for all the advice and tips!

T- 2 days and counting!

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I am glad you finally said hello!

You are going to have the time of your life!
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Congrats on making your first post! Nothing like leaving it til the last minute to get some words of encouragement, hehe.

Don't be nervous! You're gonna have a wicked time!!! Have fun, but stay safe!
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Congratulations! We hope you decide to make it less than another five years between posts

Oh and the nervous thing never really goes away. I am heading to a place I have been two times before next week and I got a few nerves as I was buying my ticket. It all gives away to excitement once you get there :D

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Im so jealous! Definitly something I want to do.

Keep us updated on your travels. Also, when your back and hopeufully posting, I would love to hear about Cuba!!

Best of luck for your travels, youre going to have a blast!!
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Congratulations! Your trip sounds like it will be awesome.

Have fun and update us as you go!
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Have a blast, and hope to hear about your travels on the boards
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I guess, welcome?! although you're not exactly new here...
Keep us posted on your travels and have a great trip!
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Actually it's your second post! :D

I'm hoping to spend a year in South America, probably next year...so let us know what you get up to.
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Hahaha, yeah you're right... Well I'm sure I'll be posting more frequently while I am in SA. Thanks for all the messages of reassurance- One more night!!!
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