I was born with left side facial paralysis and had smile surgery when I was 5 years old. My face is a bit asymmetrical but I never thought it was THAT bad until I went on holiday in Barcelona and people were pointing and staring and making comments about me being ugly. Emotionally this trip has had a profound effect on me and although it was back in July I am still paying the price. I have tried not to let this deter me however from my big dream of travelling around Peru, Bolivia and Colombia and have booked to go away for 3 months from mid November. As this approaches though, a lot of fears are kicking in about how people may react in these countries, I had no problems in Thailand and would like to think I will have the same experience in South America but I would like to hear of peoples' experiences in these countries and others.