To begin with – I LOVE SOUTH AMERICA! If you have your plane ticket and reading this post – I want to congratulate you, because it will be experience of a lifetime.
However, when you think South America, one of the first thoughts that pops into your head is safety. But the truth is – it is not that bad. The further away you are, the more terrible scenarios the mind tends to conjure up. So rule number 1 – DO NOT watch “City of Gods” or “Narcos” to get the feel of “South American culture”. 😀 Terrible mistake. But probably you already watched it, and now freaking out. 😀