I moved back to the USA 14 months ago after 10 years in Mexico. Drug wars and kidnapping threats made it too dangerous to continue to live there.
I want to go by ship (booking passage on a freighter) to South America. Using this mode I can carry my kit with me-- a couple of surf boards, a bicycle and a pack. After arrival I want to buy a truck and then travel South America-- Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, French Guyana and Bolivia. Ultimately what I am searching for is another place to settle where the weather is warm most of the year, there are waves and life is not so costly as in the USA.
The problem I envision is the purchase of a vehicle. From past experience and travel in South and Central America as well as Mexico, given the correct paperwork, border crossings, while they can be time consuming, arent that big a deal.
Any comments or suggestions on where might be a good country to arive and purchase a vehicle would be deeply appreciated.