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I'm an open-minded and adventurous spirited British female traveller, taking a year off work at present to explore Latin America. So far I've covered a significant part of Mexico, and a little of Belize and Guatemala - the rest of Central and South America await me! I love writing and am looking forward to having the opportunity to share reviews and tips with other like-minded people on the road.

  • Hometown

    London, UK

  • Location now

    Antigua, Guatemala

  • Work published

    Nowhere yet - but this seems like a good place to start!

  • Travel philosophy

    Try to learn (at least some of) the language, chat to the locals, get slightly off the beaten track - but stay safe!

  • Craziest place

    Um, probably Mexico City - shady and shambolic in parts, but it was one of the places I loved most as well.

  • Bizarre experience

    Being offered 'chapulines' (grasshoppers) for breakfast by my host family at a language school in Mexico (couldn't quite face them with my morning coffee!).

  • Advice

    Try to make as many connections as you can while travelling, listen to (but don't be bound by) other people's advice and opinions, record your experiences, follow your instincts, make plans (but don't be afraid to mess them up from time to time!) - think that sums it up.

  • Dream destination

    I feel I'm covering a lot of my dream destinations at present in Latin America. Fancy trying Japan next though, and long to return to New York.

  • Traveled before

    Most of Europe, USA, Kenya, Hong Kong, Turkey, Egypt, Mexico, some of Central America.

  • Going next

    The rest of Central America and then South America.

Felicity Runchman's Guide Book Entries

Hotels

  • Hostal Colonial Del Lago

    May 07, 2009 - Copacabana, Bolivia

    Hostal Colonial del Lago attracts a large proportion of the backpacking crowd that comes to Copacabana. Rooms tend to be ......

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  • Posada Las Brisas

    Jan 20, 2009 - Granada, Nicaragua

    Posada Las Brisas is a family-owned guesthouse at the far end of LaCalzada, operated by a friendly couple from Granada, ......

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  • Hostel Mamallena

    Jan 20, 2009 - Panama City, Panama

    Mamallena ticks all the right boxes in terms of what it offers as a hostel : reasonable dorm beds and ......

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Restaurants

  • Restaurant Mankha Uta

    May 30, 2009 - Copacabana, Bolivia

    Restaurant Mankha Uta seems to be the most popular among a number of similar establishments on Avenida 6 de Agosto, ......

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  • Restaurant Vegetariano Kala Uta

    May 07, 2009 - Copacabana, Bolivia

    Don’t be fooled into thinking that Restaurant Vegetariano Kala Uta is exclusively vegetarian. Meat and fish do appear in many ......

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  • Euro Cafe

    Jan 20, 2009 - Granada, Nicaragua

    This easy-going little café is situated right next to the Hotel Colonial, on the northeast corner of Granada’s Parque Central. ......

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