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After more than two years of working and living out of a suitcase in Eastern Europe and in various improbable African countries that no-one has ever heard of, Andrea joined the V!VA office in Quito as a staff writer. As the resident Frenchwoman, she brings her expertise of European cities and of the African continent, while downing liters of tea to fuel her writing process. In previous incarnations, Andrea studied political science and international relations in Paris, before earning a degree in journalism and beer studies in Scotland, then worked as a journalist in various Parisian news outlets for three years. On the side, she reads novels and travel literature by the kilo and likes to hang around markets and parks practicing her photography skills on unsuspecting passersby.

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Info

  • When to go

    Dec 11, 2009 - Guatemala

    Most of the sights in the Alta and Baja Verapaz being outdoor, they are best visited in the summer, which ......

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  • The Verapaces Tours

    Dec 11, 2009 - Guatemala

    While most major attractions like Semuc Champey or the Biotopo del Quetzal can easily be done independently, it does take ......

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  • The Verapaces History

    Dec 11, 2009 - Guatemala

    Verapaz is the only Guatemalan region which was conquered by the cross and not by the sword, earning it the ......

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Destinations

  • Reserva de vida silvestre Los Guatuzos

    Dec 08, 2009 - Nicaragua

    The wildlife refuge of Los Guatuzos is a 457-square kilometers reserve covering pretty much the whole south-eastern shores of Lake ......

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  • Purulhá and the Corredor Biológico del Bosque Nuboso

    Dec 08, 2009 - Purulhá and the Corredor Biológico del Bosque Nuboso, Guatemala

    The small, friendly village of Purulhá, set snugly amid the steep mountains of the Sierra de la Minas, is not ......

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  • Chisec

    Dec 07, 2009 - Chisec, Guatemala

    A small, unattractive indigenous town in the middle of cardamom country, Chisec itself is of little interest to the traveler. ......

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Hotels

  • Hotel San Ignacio

    Dec 07, 2009 - Salamá, Guatemala

    Rooms here are pretty small, with a private bathroom squeezed in, and the ground-floor ones open onto a dark indoor ......

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  • Posada Don Maco

    Dec 07, 2009 - Salamá, Guatemala

    Some of the 28 rooms have just been redone, equipped with firm mattresses and fluffy towels, so try to choose ......

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  • Hotel Rosa de Sharon

    Dec 07, 2009 - Salamá, Guatemala

    Tucked away in a quiet alley off the market street, the bright yellow Rosa de Sharon offers 15 double and ......

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Restaurants

  • Other comedors

    Nov 11, 2009 - San Juan De Nicaragua, Nicaragua

    Ask around for “las brisas del río”, “la amistad”, knowing that a simple set lunch will set you back at ......

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  • El Tucan

    Nov 11, 2009 - San Juan De Nicaragua, Nicaragua

    The only eatery marked as such, its sign adorned with the painting of a toucan, El Tucan serves up lunches ......

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  • Comedor Conchita

    Nov 07, 2009 - El Castillo, Nicaragua

    For those on a budget, there are a handful of cheap comedors offering regular Nicaraguan fare – meat, rice, beans, ......

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Activities

  • Cuevas de B’ombi’l Peq

    Dec 08, 2009 - Around Chisec, Chisec, Guatemala

    The cave of B’ombi’l Peq can be explored on a proper rappelling and speleological adventure, squeezing into the narrow holes ......

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  • Reserva de vida silvestre Los Guatuzos

    Dec 08, 2009 - Nicaragua

    The wildlife refuge of Los Guatuzos is a 457-square kilometers reserve covering pretty much the whole south-eastern shores of Lake ......

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  • Market

    Dec 07, 2009 - Salamá, Guatemala

    The market bubbles with life every day, and is a good place to stroll, taking in the smells, the colors ......

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Tours

  • Eco Center Tours

    Dec 09, 2009 - Salamá, Guatemala

    Only one tour agency operates from Salamá: Eco Center Tours, better known as Quetzalito Tours, run by the friendly and ......

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  • Tours

    Nov 11, 2009 - San Juan De Nicaragua, Nicaragua

    Several people in town offer tours to Greytown, usually with a final dip in Laguna Azul. There are also fishing ......

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  • Tours in El Castillo

    Nov 07, 2009 - El Castillo, Nicaragua

    Several hotels or restaurants in town offer tours, all more or less identical and for similar prices. Your best bet ......

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Services

  • Services in El Castillo

    Nov 07, 2009 - El Castillo, Nicaragua

    Intur is in a little wooden hut opposite the pier. It is the place to go not only for information ......

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  • Services in Sábalos

    Nov 05, 2009 - Boca De Sábalos, Nicaragua

    There is a police station, and a small hospital up the hill along the main road, as well as a ......

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Jobs

  • Isla Mancarrón Volunteering

    Nov 23, 2009 - Islas Solentiname, Nicaragua

    Those who fall in love with these magical islands and wish to stay on can enquire about volunteering opportunities with ......

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