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Emma Jones, 30, is from London, and recently spent nine months enjoying travelling and writing in South America.�Her favourite destinations included the Galapagos Islands, Patagonia, and the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia.

As well as travel writing, Emma has contributed a range of print and online articles on education, fitness, arts and more to a variety of publications, including The Guardian and Primary Teacher Update. Please see www.emmajones.org.

  • Hometown

    London, UK

  • Location now

    London, UK

  • Work published

    I have written articles for various print and online newspapers and magazines.

  • Travel philosophy

    To travel is to live.

  • Craziest place

    Bolivia. A prisoner-run prison, some eighteenth-century style mines with dynamite going off, the World's Most Dangerous Road, remote jungle, 40km of pure salt to be seen by 4WD, and a notorious nightclub. Amazing.

  • Bizarre experience

    My first visit, at age 20, to the market in Marrakesh, Morocco. It was so different to anywhere I had ever been before. Loved it.

  • Advice

    Plan enough that you don't miss anything, but not so much that you miss everything.

  • Dream destination

    Travelling itself is the dream, not any particular destination. But I do feel very at home in South America.

  • Traveled before

    All over Europe and South America, as well as several parts of the USA, Australia, Japan, Cuba, Morocco, Egypt and India. My favourite countries are Cuba, Peru and Bolivia, while my favourite cities are Berlin, Rome, New York, Edinburgh, and of course Londontown.

  • Going next

    I want to spend more time in South America, possibly living in Peru, Argentina or Uruguay. I would also like to visit Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia/ Korea, take the Trans-Siberian from Russia to China, backpack down the west coast of the USA and Canada, as well as visit South Africa, Kenya, New Zealand and Central America.

Emma Jones's Guide Book Entries

Info

  • When To Go

    Jan 01, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    The most popular time to visit Punta del Diablo is during the warm summer months of late November to early ......

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  • Getting To/away

    Jan 01, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    Bus From Montevideo, Rutas del Sol and Cynsa both run buses into town ($20, 5.5 hr, 5 per day in ......

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  • Getting Around

    Jan 01, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    Punta del Diablo is so small that you can walk between most places. If you are staying at Camping Punta ......

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Destinations

  • Cabo Polonio

    Apr 08, 2011 - Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

    (No tel. code; altitude 0 m/0 ft; pop. 88)If you want to visit somewhere a little offbeat (and off grid), ......

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  • Tacuarembó

    Mar 21, 2011 - Tacuarembó, Uruguay

    (Tel. code 463; altitude 140 m/459 ft; pop. 50,000) You could be standing in line at the supermarket behind a large ......

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  • Valle Edén

    Mar 21, 2011 - Valle Edén, Uruguay

    (Tel. code 463; altitude 137 m/450 ft; pop. 50) Famous as the supposed birthplace of tango icon Carlos Gardel, and ......

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Hotels

  • Nativos

    Jan 03, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    In a stunningly peaceful natural setting, where night-time allows only the sounds of wildlife (the developers clearly didn’t go for ......

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  • La Viuda Del Diablo

    Jan 03, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    For a small piece of luxury by the dunes of Playa de la Viuda, the quieter end of town, Posada ......

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  • Aquarella

    Jan 03, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    Hotel Aquarella is a smart hotel offering a very professional service, which is somewhat unusual around here. You can opt ......

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Restaurants

  • Heladería Artesanal

    Jan 03, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    Of several heladerías (ice cream shops) in the center, Heladería Artesanal is the original and best. Here, you will find ......

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  • Alba’s Empanadas

    Jan 03, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    For the best empanadas in town, head to the far end of Feria de los Artesanos to Alba’s kiosk. For ......

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  • Dulcinea Café

    Jan 03, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    The ground floor of a beautiful house has been made into this delightful little café. Choosing either indoor or outdoor ......

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Activities

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Tours

  • El Diablo Tranquilo

    Jan 01, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    Not only catering for those staying at one of the two hostels, El Diablo Tranquilo doesn’t allow visitors to believe ......

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  • Paseos En Lancha, Laguna Negra

    Jan 01, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast seeking detailed information on Rocha’s wetland flora and fauna, or you are simply hoping ......

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  • Chicos A Caballo

    Jan 01, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    Recommended by many as the best activity to do in Punta del Diablo, horseback riding should not be missed. Chicos ......

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Services

  • Shopping Summary

    Jan 03, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    Considering its size, Punta del Diablo has a surprising variety of good places to shop. Feria de los Artesanos has ......

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  • Services Summary

    Jan 01, 2012 - Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

    Tourism The tourist office (Bulevar Santa Teresa and Punta del Diablo, Tel: 4477-2412) is open December-March 9 a.m.-9 p.m. In ......

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  • Shopping Summary

    Mar 21, 2011 - Tacuarembó, Uruguay

    The main shopping area is on and around 18 de Julio and 25 de Mayo, where there are many average ......

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