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I am an artist, a computer scientist, a reader, a writer, and a traveller.

  • Hometown


  • Location now

    No fixed address

  • Work published

    Mostly in university newspapers.

  • Travel philosophy

    Live where there's space, listen to other travellers, and to locals, and broaden horizons.

  • Craziest place

    Abandoned, graffiti-covered World War II bunkers, the amazing Osa Peninsula, and a half meter by half meter tunnel that took a half-hour to crawl through, it turned out.

  • Bizarre experience

    A language lesson from a grandfather in a small grocery store in Costa Rica. I was soaked to the bone - I'd forgotten my raincoat, and it had poured - and the puddle turned into a lake as he tought me a huge amount of Spanish, including the words for wet, dry, and of course "Pura Vida"!

  • Advice

    Look for hostels that have posterboards covered in notes from other travellers, and pay attention to those. Ask other travellers where they've gone that they've loved, and why, and write it all down. Hang out with locals. Don't be afraid to read a book, but don't be afraid to go out and explore the culture you're surrounded by.

  • Dream destination

    The Galapagos. The moon, and Mars. Nova Scotia. Paris. Kenya. Black Rock City. Then Moscow, to round the week out.

  • Traveled before

    So far, just North and South America.

  • Going next

    More of South America, then hopefully Europe, then Asia.

Dan Anderson's Guide Book Entries


  • Salento

    Jan 28, 2008 - Salento, Colombia

    What we now regard as the town of Salento used to be in another location and have a different name. ......

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  • Plantation House

    Jan 28, 2008 - Salento, Colombia

    If you are after a taste of Salento’s local history, the Plantation House is an ideal place to stay. Originally ......

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  • Casa de Señora Marta

    Dec 17, 2007 - Tierradentro, Colombia

    (BEDS: $4) Perfect for travelers looking for an authentic experience while meeting interesting fellow travelers, Residenciales El Viajero, or Señora ......

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  • Hostal-Posada Munaylla

    Nov 30, 2007 - Cotacachi, Ecuador

    Munaylla is a quiet hostel close to the center of town. The hostel itself has a dark, slightly depressing feel, ......

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  • El Café Internet Bar

    Jan 28, 2008 - Bogotá, Colombia

    El Cafè Internet Bar is a popular, queer-friendly hangout with loud music, stiff drinks, fast computers, cute boys (and a ......

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  • Jugos Ricos Tienda

    Dec 17, 2007 - Tierradentro, Colombia

    Its name doesn’t lie: Jugos Ricos serves some of the tastiest juicse in South America, and not much else. Lots ......

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  • El Mariachi

    Nov 26, 2007 - La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador

    If the mariachi band isn't playing, the jukebox probably will be when El Mariachi is hopping. A large mexican menu ......

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  • Hiking to the Aguacate Tombs

    Dec 17, 2007 - Tierradentro, Colombia

    Historians and Indiana Jones lovers will enjoy hiking to the ruined tombs of Aguacate, near San Andrés Pisimbalá. Starting just ......

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  • Calipso Dive Center

    Jan 30, 2008 - Taganga, Colombia

    Travelers whose appetite for underwater exploration has been whetted by dives in Taganga flock to Calipso Dive Center for unique ......

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  • Calipso Dive Center

    Jan 30, 2008 - Taganga, Colombia

    Travelers whose appetite for underwater exploration has been whetted by dives in Taganga flock to Calipso Dive Center for unique ......

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  • Mojito Net Internet

    Jan 24, 2008 - Taganga, Colombia

    Mojito Net Internet Cocktail Bar is a veritable Swiss army knife for travelers in Taganga. Just a few meters from ......

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