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I'm 23 and have so far been: an actor, a writer, a student, a website designer, a butcher, a sommelier, a festival-going hippy, a bad tenant, a temp, a freeloading lodger and am about to leave to go travelling before hopefully getting work out in Japan or china.

  • Hometown

    Oxford, UK

  • Location now


  • Work published

    Have designed websites and brochures for various companies and written a short film called "Fifth Circle", premiered in Oxford last year.

  • Travel philosophy

    Do something you'll always remember today: tomorrow's problems are tomorrow's problem.

  • Craziest place

    Venezuela. Their cake shops sell toothpaste, they place giant billboards of heaving bosoms on hairpin mountain corners and one time the hostal's handyman fixed a broken cistern using only a spoon and a length of wire, cackling as he did so.

  • Bizarre experience

    Being struck down with dengue fever and having a doctor called Freddy Star pushing down on my oesophagus while three needle-whielding nurses attempt to take my blood - and they asked me to keep still.....

  • Advice

    Learn the language or there's no hope!

    Border crossings are best done sober.

    Pragmatic gringo's maxim - as soon as you arrive, find out how to leave!

  • Dream destination

    Japan... roll on March 2008!

  • Traveled before

    Europe (west and south) Cuba, California.

  • Going next

    After S. America it's on to S.E. Asia!

Christopher Quinn's Guide Book Entries


  • El Duende de La Posta

    Dec 11, 2007 - Salta, Argentina

    El Duende is a superb new hostel with comfy beds, fans and a kitchen / lounge with breakfast included. They ......

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  • Rusty K

    Dec 11, 2007 - Cafayate, Argentina

    Rusty K is your perfect base for exploring Cafayate. They have private rooms (double or twin beds) with shared bathrooms, ......

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  • Hostal Sicán

    Oct 07, 2007 - Chiclayo, Peru

    Hostal Sicán offers single and double rooms with cable TV and a private bathroom, which has very good hot showers ......

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