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Traveling South America to give Viva readers the most up-to-date information possible.

  • Hometown

    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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  • Work published

    Kentucky Basketball Magazine, Georgetown News-Graphic, Cincinnati Enquirer, The Community Press, The News Record, The Greer Magazine

  • Travel philosophy

    Eat the local food!

  • Craziest place

    A favela in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Bizarre experience

    Cleveland. They all like the Browns .. it's weird.

  • Advice

    Have fun, learn and indulge.

  • Dream destination

    Southeast Asia, Australia and more Italy.

  • Traveled before

    The Netherlands, Greece, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, United States and Canada.

  • Going next

    Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, United States.

Chris Hughes's Guide Book Entries


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  • Panajachel

    Nov 17, 2009 - Panajachel, Guatemala

    Panajachel, dubbed \'\'Pana,\'\' is usually the first stop for backpackers. Be warned, if an authentic, lakeside experience is what you ......

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  • Belén

    Jul 25, 2009 - Belén, Argentina

    Belén, located 85 kilometers (52.8 mi) west of Andalgalá along RP-46, is a good base for hiking, horseback riding and ......

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  • Puna Jujeña

    Jul 24, 2009 - Argentina

    Puna Jujeña is a remote altiplano far to the north of San Salvador de Jujuy along RN-9. This area, while ......

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  • Hotel Samay

    Aug 19, 2009 - Belén, Argentina

    Hotel Samay is nothing special, but the rooms are clean, albeit not well-lit, with comfortable beds. Each room has a ......

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  • Hotel Belén

    Aug 19, 2009 - Belén, Argentina

    Hotel Belén is the most extravagant lodging in the area. The hotel, which is only a few years old, has ......

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  • Hotel Gómez

    Aug 19, 2009 - Belén, Argentina

    Hotel Gómez is one of the better options in town for backpackers. The price is right for those on a ......

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  • El Único

    Aug 19, 2009 - Belén, Argentina

    El Único serves regional and traditional Argentine dishes. The steak, topped with a pepper sauce, is an excellent choice, especially ......

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  • 1900

    Aug 19, 2009 - Belén, Argentina

    The set lunches here are made with care and served in heaping portions: Each plate has nearly a whole chicken, ......

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  • Alvarito

    Aug 05, 2009 - Tucumán, Argentina

    Alvarito specializes in international food. The fairly inexpensive Arabic cuisine is a welcome break from empanadas and tapas. Open Monday-Saturday ......

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  • Ortega Turismo

    Jul 22, 2009 - Jujuy, Argentina

    Expect to get about the same offers here as at most of the other tourist agencies. The staff is friendly ......

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  • Ser Andino

    Jul 22, 2009 - Humahuaca , Argentina

    Ser Andino is another well-respected travel agency located in the vicinity of San Salvador de Jujuy (it's actually in the ......

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  • Elicar Turismo

    Jul 22, 2009 - Jujuy, Argentina

    Elicar Turismo is a respected travel agency that has a lot of experience in national and international tourism. The staff ......

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  • Jujuy Shopping

    Jul 18, 2009 - Jujuy, Argentina

    La Hilanderia (Belgrano 592, Tel: 388 424 2875) is a fantastic place to find deals on handmade clothes of sheep ......

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