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Alison Isaac is a writer, reader and pan-Caribbean Capoeirista from Toronto. Alison believes in ghosts, good music and the everlasting life of Tupac Shakur. Through her travels she's discovered that there are at least three sides to every history, hip hop is as ubiquitous as Coca-Cola, and America exists outside of the 50 states.

  • Hometown

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Location now

    Quito, Ecuador

  • Work published

    www.okayplayer.com, Urbanology Magazine, Sway Magazine, Sheeko Magazine, Pound Magazine, Jamrock Magazine, Word Magazine,

    Campus X Magazine.



  • Travel philosophy

    Go where you want.

  • Craziest place

    A place called El Ghetto in Mexico City around midnight.

  • Advice

    Be bold. Be respectful.

  • Dream destination

    Salvador (Brazil), Culebra (Puerto Rico), Colon (Panama)... Almost anywhere the sun is hot.

  • Traveled before

    Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St. Croix, Mexico, Ecuador...the US doesn't really count for a Canadian, eh?

Alison Isaac's Guide Book Entries


  • Departure Tax

    Feb 24, 2009 - Chile

    The departure tax (not to be confused with the reciprocity fee changed upon arrival to the airport in Santiago) may ......

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  • San Juan

    Nov 19, 2008 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

    San Juan, also known as “The Walled City” due to the colossal defensive structure which lines its coast, is Puerto ......

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  • Canada

    Jun 11, 2007 - Canada

    Much more than maple syrup, snow and Celine Dion, Canada has long been overshadowed by its neighbor to the south. ......

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  • Mexico City

    Feb 18, 2005 - Mexico City, Mexico

    Mexico City, one of the largest cities in the world, is a modern, cosmopolitan city with excellent hotels, restaurants, and ......

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  • Da House Hotel

    Nov 21, 2008 - Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Da House Hotel is easy to miss. Camouflaged among other comparable colonial buildings, Da House’s main entrance is located along ......

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  • The Parrot Club

    Jan 08, 2009 - Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    The Parrot Club is a microcosm of Puerto Rico, having a chic, tropical atmosphere where the new and the old ......

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  • Café Puerto Rico

    Dec 12, 2008 - Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Across from Plaza Colón in Old San Juan you’ll find Café Puerto Rico – possibly the best restaurant in the ......

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  • Adventure Travel

    Feb 24, 2009 - Chile

    The combination of well-developed tourism industry and diverse geography means Chile has a wide range of adventure travel opportunities to ......

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