You really are a Brit!
Yes, Spanish would be a MUST! Don't stop studying even all the way along the trip. The tea thing sounds good because most likely the water will be boiled, but you can be pretty safe with anything bottled (in its ORIGINAL bottle, not some fuzzy looking mixture in a coke bottle with a cork!)
I have lived 3 years in southern Mexico and 25 years in Peru. Would love to help you out with any questions. Made a recent short 10,000 km trip Around the Block 2007 |
with my young son in central SA so I have also recently been in Brazil and Bolivia.
There's ALOT of info on these blogs and attached websites. Look up Xflitrate, Ted Magnum, Simon (both), and journeyrider. SYUDY, STUDY, STUDY!
That will help you even more than your Spanish. ASK QUESTIONS, don't be shy. There is a wealth of info out there and 99% good folk. You are in good hands here at HUBB,
don't rely on other upstart blog pages...
Hope this helps, Toby (charapa)