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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.
I have written articles for various print and online newspapers and magazines.
To travel is to live.
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.
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.
Plan enough that you don't miss anything, but not so much that you miss everything.
Travelling itself is the dream, not any particular destination. But I do feel very at home in South America.
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.
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.
The most popular time to visit Punta del Diablo is during the warm summer months of late November to early ......Read More
Punta del Diablo is generally considered to be very safe; both tourists and the police report that few incidents occur. ......Read More
Bus From Montevideo, Rutas del Sol and Cynsa both run buses into town ($20, 5.5 hr, 5 per day in ......Read More
(No tel. code; altitude 0 m/0 ft; pop. 88)If you want to visit somewhere a little offbeat (and off grid), ......Read More
(Tel. code 463; altitude 140 m/459 ft; pop. 50,000) You could be standing in line at the supermarket behind a large ......Read More
(Tel. code 463; altitude 137 m/450 ft; pop. 50) Famous as the supposed birthplace of tango icon Carlos Gardel, and ......Read More
In a stunningly peaceful natural setting, where night-time allows only the sounds of wildlife (the developers clearly didn’t go for ......Read More
For a small piece of luxury by the dunes of Playa de la Viuda, the quieter end of town, Posada ......Read More
Hotel Aquarella is a smart hotel offering a very professional service, which is somewhat unusual around here. You can opt ......Read More
Of several heladerías (ice cream shops) in the center, Heladería Artesanal is the original and best. Here, you will find ......Read More
For the best empanadas in town, head to the far end of Feria de los Artesanos to Alba’s kiosk. For ......Read More
The ground floor of a beautiful house has been made into this delightful little café. Choosing either indoor or outdoor ......Read More
The brainchild of local artist José Bentancor, this bright yellow house in the shape of a face is worth a ......Read More
With its best waves hitting in the autumn and winter, when the water is also less populated with newbies, the ......Read More
Whether it’s a unique gift that you’re looking for or a treat for yourself, Feria de los Artesanos is the ......Read More
Not only catering for those staying at one of the two hostels, El Diablo Tranquilo doesn’t allow visitors to believe ......Read More
Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast seeking detailed information on Rocha’s wetland flora and fauna, or you are simply hoping ......Read More
Recommended by many as the best activity to do in Punta del Diablo, horseback riding should not be missed. Chicos ......Read More
Considering its size, Punta del Diablo has a surprising variety of good places to shop. Feria de los Artesanos has ......Read More
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 ......Read More
The main shopping area is on and around 18 de Julio and 25 de Mayo, where there are many average ......Read More
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