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  • Hometown

    Boston, MA

  • Location now

    Quito, Ecuador

  • Work published

    In the St Andrews student newspaper (the Saint) and in V!va List Latin America: 333 Places and Experiences that People Love.

  • Travel philosophy

    Ask the locals and try everything once.

  • Craziest place

    Marrakesh, Morocco

  • Bizarre experience

    Eating iguana soup outside of León, Nicaragua. I had just seen one killed two days before.

  • Advice

    Try to find out when the festivals are or visit during major holidays.

  • Dream destination


  • Traveled before

    Europe, all over Latin America, China and Japan

  • Going next

    Back to Boston to rest up.

Amanda Massello's Guide Book Entries


  • When to Go

    Dec 04, 2007 - Punta del Este, Uruguay

    Punta del Este experiences a brief peak season, from after Christmas to mid-January when well –to-do Uruguayans, Argentineans and Brazilians ......

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  • Galápagos Island Hopping

    Nov 30, 2007 - Ecuador

    An alternative to Galápagos cruises and land-based tours leaving from Puerto Ayora or San Cristobal is to island hop, staying ......

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  • Medical Care in Montevideo

    Nov 26, 2007 - Montevideo, Uruguay

    For English speakers, Hospital Británico (Av. Italia 2420, Tel: 400-9011) offers bilingual doctors and quality medical service. You can pay ......

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  • Temple of Kotosh

    Aug 15, 2007 - Huánuco, Peru

    Tread foot on ancient ground at the Temple of Kotosh—the oldest evidence of human civilization in Peru, dating between 4,000 ......

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  • Chiquián

    Aug 15, 2007 - Chiquián, Peru

    Altitude: 3,350m (10,990 ft) Phone Code: 43 Tucked away in the Cordillera Huayhuash south-west of Huaraz is Chiquián, a hidden ......

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  • The Bolivian Side of Lake Titicaca

    Aug 13, 2007 - Peru

    Bolivia’s Lake Titicaca is not only the cradle of Andean civilization, but also is the legendary birthplace of the sun ......

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  • Hotel San Vicente

    Nov 26, 2007 - Galápagos Island Visitor Sites, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador

    For a tourist class hotel on Isla Isabela, San Vicente does a pretty good job. Picnic tables and hammocks line ......

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  • Punta Trouville Apart Hotel

    Oct 24, 2007 - Montevideo, Uruguay

    Though it's called an apart hotel, accommodation options at Punta Trouville are rooms more so than apartments. That said, this ......

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  • Apart Hotel Bremen

    Oct 24, 2007 - Montevideo, Uruguay

    Bremen's Apartments are cozy and comfortable, though somewhat lacking in adequate natural light. The apart hotel is an excellent choice ......

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  • Buddha Bar

    Dec 31, 2007 - Punta del Este, Uruguay

    Buddha Bar La Barra is one of the most surprising things to hit the jet set in years. This beach ......

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  • Lo de Tere

    Dec 31, 2007 - Punta del Este, Uruguay

    Lo de Tere is somewhat of an institution in Punta del Este, catering to over 180 guests nightly in its ......

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  • Chivitería Marcos

    Dec 04, 2007 - Punta del Este, Uruguay

    For budget, no frills fast-food without skimping on the view, head to Chivitería Marcos on the Rambla del Puerto. You ......

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  • Isla de Lobos

    Dec 04, 2007 - Punta del Este, Uruguay

    Hosting one of the largest sea-lion colonies in South America, Isla de Lobos makes for a great escape from the ......

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  • Feria Artesanal

    Dec 04, 2007 - Punta del Este, Uruguay

    Spend an afternoon wandering around the Feria Artesanal or Craft Market on Plaza Artigas, where one can find all sorts ......

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  • Museo Taller Casa Pueblo

    Dec 04, 2007 - Punta del Este, Uruguay

    The Museo Taller Casa Pueblo showcases the works of Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, who has spent the last fifty ......

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  • Buquebus

    Nov 27, 2007 - Montevideo, Uruguay

    Buquebus, the principal ferry company operating between Uruguay and Argentina, offers package vacations on both sides of the Río de ......

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  • Mundo Turismo

    Nov 27, 2007 - Montevideo, Uruguay

    For the past eight years Mundo Turismo has been providing Montevideans and foreigners alike with day trips and weekend getaways ......

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  • Andes Top

    Aug 15, 2007 - Chiquián, Peru

    Andes Top Peru offers five trekking routes in the Cordillera Huayhuash, ranging from four to 15 days. Most treks will ......

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  • Shopping in Montevideo

    Nov 26, 2007 - Montevideo, Uruguay

    Uruguayans like to shop. It comes as no surprise then that Uruguay’s capital and most populous city presents many, varied ......

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  • Manos del Uruguay

    Nov 12, 2007 - Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

    Manos del Uruguay sells authentic, Uruguayan knits. Sweaters, hats and other woolen goods on sale here are stitched together with ......

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  • Manos del Uruguay

    Nov 07, 2007 - Montevideo, Uruguay

    For whacky and wooly woven goods, Manos del Uruguay won't disappoint. Silly hats, oversize sacos (sweaters) and funky blazers can ......

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