10 Oct 2007

Help needed!

Posted by walterheck

Hello dear readers,

I need some help: since my plan is to get my ass to south america around the end of november, I am looking for the cheapest way to get as far south as possible in south america. I don’t mind any form of transportation, 75 stopovers, 5 days of traveling etc. I just need to get there. It might be flights from amsterdam to buenos aires, rowboat from madrid to ushaia, anything. As long as I know about two weeks in advance, I can get anywhere in europe without a problem.

I’m asking your help because many know more than one, and it is kind of hard to look for a flight from anywhere in europe to the southern part of south america. All help is appreciated!

The person finding me the lowest fare will get a nice souvenir mailed to him as soon as I’m across the ocean!

Please send any suggestions to my email: walterheck@gmail.com


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3 Responses to “Help needed!”

  1. My friend I’ve got this thing all worked out for you a very cheap way to get all the way from Finland to Argentina. All you need tot do is buy a rubber boat and a fishing rod and hitchhike to the Portuguese Atlantic coast. When you’re in Portugal, inflate your raft, enter the ocean and start pedalling out into the sea. From here it does get a bit tricky so bare with me.

    First thing you have to do is get into the Portugal Current. It shouldn’t be too hard to find, it runs just of the Portuguese coast. After you’ve entered this current, just sit back and relax for a couple of days. When you see the Moroccan coastline row west for about 400 km. After a while you’ll reach the Canary Current, just drift along this one for about 2300 km. Eventually you’ll see the coast of Senegal and the city of Dakar on the left. Keep close to the shoreline and you’ll come upon the Guinea Current. Follow this one for about 3300 km and when you see Congo (that is, Congo Brazzaville, not to be confused with The Democratic Republic of Congo which had Kinshasa as capital) of on the left, start rowing southwest. You’ll find the South Equatorial Current. This will flow into the Brazil Current. You won’t have to do anything but fish and enjoy the sunshine for at least 6700 km. Once you near the Falklands start rowing west as hard as you can (please do, otherwise you’ll start going east and in the end drift all the way back to Congo), you’ll hit upon the Falkland Current and this one will take you to the Argentinean coast. You’ll probably end up somewhere around Buenos Aires. Then just row to shore, have a Mohito and some Argentinean steak and enjoy the nice weather.

    For more information please check this map: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Ocean_currents_1943.jpg

    Hope it all works out, I’ll be expecting a postcard from Argentina sometime about May 22nd 2008.




  2. Hello Walter,

    Of course I think I could advise you about going to south america. However, it would be helpful to know where you are right now and what point on this earth you will be using as a starting point.





  3. Well, today is may 22nd and I still havent received any postcards from Argentina (or anywhere else for that matter). That means your either still drifting on the atlantic or you didn’t use my very cunning plan. I wonder why…