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Claudia Pesce was born in Buenos Aires, but started traveling shortly after her first birthday. Upon returning to Argentina at the age of 9, she had already lived in three different cities in Brazil, as well as Lima, Peru. At 11, her family moved to Ft.Lauderdale, Fl. As a result of the eight years she lived there, Claudia not only improved the basic English she had learned as a young child, but also gained the skills that would enable her to become a skilled writer. She spent a great deal of her time at the local public library, first as a volunteer, later as library assistant, poring over every single travel book and guidebook she could get her hands on. She returned to her Buenos Aires querido at the age of 19 and got her degree in Psychology five years later, all the while traveling around the country with her college friends. There are several places she plans to visit, sights in Argentina she still hasn't had the chance to see, but her most ambitious project is to eventually write a book about her beloved Buenos Aires, the city where she has spent the last 20 years of her life.

  • Hometown

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Location now

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Work published

    Claudia has written blog posts and articles for several websites, including the travel section of a women's blog, OurFemalePerspective.com. She is currently responsible for writing a weekly newsletter on top Vancouver attractions and events for a Vancouver tour bus operator.

  • Travel philosophy

    You have to see beyond what they want to show you, I mean the nice-looking, white-washed sights they prep for the tourists...see beyond all the makeup and find the real beauty within.

  • Craziest place

    Tierra Santa in Buenos Aires, the religious theme park where you walk the streets of Jerusalem, see a laser light show on the creation, and witness the resurrection of an 18 meter-tall Jesus every hour on the hour.

  • Bizarre experience

    Hitchhiking around the south of Chile and Argentina....ended up riding on the back of a truck full of onions...

  • Advice

    Learn the language and talk to the locals. You'll learn amazing things from them.

  • Dream destination

    Florence, Italy...and have a room with a view

  • Traveled before

    South America: Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay

    North America: Several places in the US, mostly east coast, like New York, Washington DC; throughout Florida; been to New Orleans, Bahamas, and Cozumel.

  • Going next

    Hopefully Uruguay again to visit places I haven't had the chance to get to know

Claudia Pesce's Guide Book Entries

Info

  • Getting To And Away

    Oct 20, 2011 - Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

    You won’t find a bus terminal in Nueva Palmira, but there are a couple of local bus companies that will ......

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  • Getting Around

    Oct 20, 2011 - Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

    Most places of interest in and around town can be visited on foot. However, the most scenic sights lie a ......

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  • Getting Around

    Jun 09, 2011 - Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

    In Colonia, most points of interest, restaurants and shops are easily accessed by foot. Even the bus and ferry terminal ......

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Destinations

  • Nueva Palmira

    Oct 20, 2011 - Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

    Country Code – 598; City Code - 454 Altitude – 23 meters Population – 8,410 Also known as “the gateway ......

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  • Colonia del Sacramento

    Jan 27, 2005 - Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

    Country Code – 598; City Code - 452Altitude – 23 metersPopulation – 21,744In 1680, the Portuguese disembarked upon this small ......

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Hotels

  • Hotel Centro

    Jan 17, 2012 - Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

    The family-run Hotel Centro is small but certainly accommodating. Its nine rooms have private bathrooms and are equipped with cable ......

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  • Mi Pueblo

    Jan 17, 2012 - Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

    Directly across from the Uruguay River, Mi Pueblo has an unbeatable location. Guests staying in the rooms with river views ......

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  • La Casona

    Jan 17, 2012 - Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

    La Casona offers the most affordable accommodation in Nueva Palmira. As is typical in the region’s small towns, this charming ......

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Restaurants

  • Clemente Resto Bar

    Jan 17, 2012 - Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

    Clemente Resto Bar offers a menu that, thankfully, strays from the commonplace parrilla and chivitos. It serves up some interesting ......

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  • Mi Pueblo

    Jan 17, 2012 - Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

    Located on the ground floor of the hotel of the same name and directly across from the river, Mi Pueblo ......

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  • Pizzeria El Pino

    Jan 17, 2012 - Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

    Where can you get a chivito with everything on it for less than $5? That would be Pizzeria El Pino. ......

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Activities

  • Artigas Square

    Oct 20, 2011 - Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

    Located in the town’s highest point, Plaza Artigas was originally called Plaza del Templo (Temple Square) in honor of the ......

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  • Museo Municipal “prof. Lucas Roselli”

    Oct 20, 2011 - Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

    On October 2, 1984, this municipal museum opened its doors to display the collection of fossils and archeological artifacts that ......

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  • The Uruguay River, Promenade And Beaches

    Oct 20, 2011 - Nueva Palmira, Uruguay

    The waterfront promenade of Nueva Palmira on the banks of the Uruguay River is without a doubt the town’s main ......

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Tours

  • Camina Colonia

    May 12, 2011 - Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

    The local tour guide association (Asociación de Guías Profesionales de Turismo) gives walking tours of the Historic Quarter twice a ......

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  • Buquebus

    May 12, 2011 - Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

    The ferry company provides complete, full-day excursions from Buenos Aires to Colonia. Tours start at $61 and include the round-trip, ......

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  • Agt

    May 03, 2011 - Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

    AGT offers a complete city tour of Colonia that includes the Historic Quarter and its cobblestone streets and buildings, the ......

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Services

  • Al Sham

    Jun 10, 2011 - Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    A strong Middle Eastern influence is evident throughout Palermo, mostly in the number of Arabian and Armenian restaurants. Those who ......

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