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The truest thing I can say about myself is that I LOVE to be a nomad. Traveling is what I do, not having a permanent base is what I know, and writing about what I see and learn is what I feel passion for. I love to be outdoors, exploring and looking at beautiful things, enjoying new company, and just being. There is a deep passion for life that lives inside me, and the knowing that it will all work out in the end.

  • Hometown

    Vancouver, Canada

  • Location now

    Puerto Escondido

  • Work published

    "Random Thoughts" book, 2007.

    (Story "Vietnamese Vibrations")

  • Travel philosophy

    As long as you have your passport and bank card, you're good to go!! And of course, blow with the wind and try not to be too rigid, anything can happen you know!

  • Craziest place

    I would have to say pretty much any large town in India. Its chaos to the fullest! You must love the cows!

  • Bizarre experience

    I would have to just make reference to the eating of things unknown to me, ants, other bugs, feet, you know...

  • Advice

    Go everywhere with an open mind and a hunger to see, learn, grow, and explore. Something good ALWAYS comes of every experience.

  • Dream destination

    To float around in the Mediterranean for a few months and just live the life that they seem to live so well. Spain, Italy, and Greece, here I come!

  • Traveled before

    India, Thailand, Vietnam, Holland, Colombia, and currently I am living in and traveling Mexico.

  • Going next

    Central America, from Mexico to Colombia (I think!!)

Andrea Bell's Guide Book Entries


  • Leon Trotsky in Mexico

    Dec 09, 2008 - Mexico

    After being struck square in the skull by an alpine climbing axe, most people fall over and die. Leon Trotsky ......

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  • Nightlife Summary

    Dec 08, 2008 - Oaxaca, Mexico

    Oaxaca’s nightlife is diverse, with every option under the moon to fulfill your desires. If dancing is your thing, Latin ......

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  • Hotel Maya Tulipanes

    Dec 19, 2008 - La Cañada, Palenque, Mexico

    In the lush and leafy Cañada area, this four star hotel is paradise. It’s equipped with all of the comforts: ......

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  • Hotel Xibalba

    Dec 19, 2008 - La Cañada, Palenque, Mexico

    Bright and leafy, this mid range hotel in the Cañada area gives great comfort and value. There is a restaurant ......

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  • Hotel Chablis

    Dec 19, 2008 - La Cañada, Palenque, Mexico

    Sister to more lavish Hotel Maya Tulipanes, this is a more economic option in the Cañada area when comfort is ......

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  • Café de Yara

    Dec 19, 2008 - Palenque, Mexico

    This tasteful café and restaurant serves 100% organic Chiapas coffee, and a “tourist” menú del día. They offer a healthful ......

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  • Maya's

    Dec 19, 2008 - Palenque, Mexico

    Boasting good food and service and a regularly full house, this is a good spot any time of day. They ......

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  • Restaurant Economico Trotamundos

    Dec 19, 2008 - Palenque, Mexico

    Close to the main bus terminals and with very helpful staff, this is a great local joint. It serves typical ......

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  • Guelaguetza Shows

    Dec 08, 2008 - Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Guelaguetza is a popular festivity here in Oaxaca, but you will only find the real thing on the two Mondays ......

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  • Hill to Cerro del Fortin

    Nov 09, 2008 - Oaxaca, Mexico

    Gaze upon the whole of Oaxaca after just a ten-minute and well rewarding stair climb. It’s a popular spot for ......

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  • Kukulcán

    Dec 01, 2008 - Palenque, Mexico

    This agency is known for comfort and helpfulness, such as on the transportation-only trips to local waterfalls that the company provides. ......

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  • Votan Pakal

    Dec 01, 2008 - Palenque, Mexico

    This agency offers transportation-only trips, with many of the same destinations as other agencies in the area. English and Spanish ......

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  • Kichan Bajlum

    Dec 01, 2008 - Palenque, Mexico

    This extremely friendly agency offers service above and beyond what you might get elsewhere. Tours are offered in Spanish, English ......

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  • Pro Dance

    Nov 09, 2008 - Oaxaca, Mexico

    This professional and friendly dance school offers the good value in Oaxaca, and is arguably the most fun. One-on-one lessons ......

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