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This all-new adventure series follows survivalist and green enthusiast Rob Greenfield as he embarks on an epic journey with a truly fearless plan - to trek across South America with no money. That's no cash, no credit cards and nothing set up in advance of his arrival in Rio de Janeiro.Travelling with him will be British filmmaker, James Levelle, documenting every step of their journey together and attempting to live by Rob's philosophy that you can you travel the world relying on just your ingenuity and the kindness of strangers. Rob and James have given themselves 72 days to cross over 9,000 kilometres – but just how far will they get without any money to their names? Each day is a challenge to secure food, shelter and transportation, even when the temptation is to stop, relax and soak up their beautiful surroundings.With Rob's more casual approach to planning, tensions heat up between him and James, as their differing approaches to survival and progressing in their challenge come to the fore. From cooking, cleaning and construction in exchange for food and shelter, to sleeping under the stars on roadsides and truck stops, and even working as cowboys on a Gaucho farm and finding a secret community of Mennonites, Rob and James are determined to succeed. But when faced with language barriers, extreme culture clashes, violent storms, searing heat and punishing terrains, will they be able to convince complete strangers to lend a helping hand in his quest?
In the first film in this unique adventure series, Rob and James team up in Brazil. They sleep where they can - from a favela, to the open air, and even spend a night in a toilet block. To earn their keep, they labour for bus tickets; scrub kitchens; and reward themselves with the ultimate free shower in an incredible waterfall.
As they hitch hike through Argentina, James and Rob are caught in an epic storm that threatens to destroy the camera gear and their few possessions. When James finds them work on a cattle ranch, vegetarian Rob faces his worst nightmare. And, as they near Bolivia, Rob must come up with a crazy plan to raise enough cash to cross the border.
One month into their adventure, Rob and James hit Bolivia's high plateau. With no money and nowhere to stay, Rob strikes a deal to work their way to the stunning landscape of Salar d'Uyuni, the world's largest salt flats. However, when they reach Peru, their journey almost results in tragedy.
Flat broke upon their arrival in Peru, Rob and James land jobs teaching English in a Peruvian school. But in Cusco, the ancient Incan capital, tension between Rob and James builds to breaking point - resulting in Rob declaring that he wants to continue the journey alone. Reeling from Rob's bombshell, James decides to continue, and spends an emotional day clearing family graves on The Day of the Dead. Five hundred kilometres behind James, Rob sleeps rough and scavenges food from bins in order to survive.
Still travelling with no money, and relying on ingenuity and the kindness of strangers, Rob and James have only 12 days to cover the 1,250 miles to Panama. Along the way, they head deep into the heart of the Ecuadorian rainforest; work in exchange for shelter; and are forced to survive on insects foraged from the forest floor. Can they make it to their final destination without the aid of a credit card? And what will this epic journey have taught them?
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