== Sleeping ==
Chile is a very safe and easy country to camp or squat. Hostels are rather expensive, so camping is a better method. The local gas stations (usually COPEC) are almost always hitchhiker friendly, and will be happy to let you crash behind the place for the night. The cities to exert special caution in when crashing out are Valparaíso (known for a somewhat dodgy center) and the capital Santiago -- those two make for the lion's share of crime in Chile.
[[user:MOAH| Mind of a Hitchhiker]] made a little [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcwYI4EoysM YouTube video] of a day hitchhiking and freecamping around the Puerto Montt area.