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Short. Look South American, so I get asked for directions all the time. Crazy about sport.

  • Hometown

    Leeds, England

  • Location now

    Salta, Argentina

  • Work published


  • Travel philosophy

    Leave with no regrets

  • Craziest place

    The whole of China

  • Bizarre experience

    Eating brain, also in China

  • Advice

    Try and mix with the locals as much as possible. It gives you a different perspective on travelling

  • Dream destination

    Sub Saharan Africa, where I am going next year

  • Traveled before

    Australia, South America, China, South East Asia, Africa

  • Going next

    Somewhere cheap because i have no money left

Julian Soames's Guide Book Entries


  • Residencial Chez Erika

    Sep 22, 2009 - Hanga Roa, Chile

    Although not in the same league as the other mid-range hotels, Chez Erika is still a good bright and breezy ......

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  • Hotel Orongo

    Sep 22, 2009 - Hanga Roa, Chile

    Quite simply the best mid-range accommodation on the island. All eight rooms, single and double, are large with nice wood ......

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  • Villa Tiki

    Sep 22, 2009 - Hanga Roa, Chile

    All six rooms (double and triple) are enormous, with huge windows through which light floods in. If you want to ......

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  • Aloha Pub-Restaurant

    Oct 12, 2009 - Hanga Roa, Chile

    For something a little more mellow, head to Aloha, with its cozy atmosphere and laid-back beats. There's a good selection ......

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  • Toroko discotheque

    Oct 12, 2009 - Hanga Roa, Chile

    Toroko looks even shabbier than Piriti, nevertheless, it's the place to go if you want to get down and boogie ......

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  • Discotheque Piriti

    Oct 12, 2009 - Hanga Roa, Chile

    The island's hotspot is the place to go if you want to chat up other travelers. It looks shabby on ......

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  • Surfing on Easter Island

    Sep 22, 2009 - Chile

    If you fancy donning your wetsuit and hitting the surf, Make Make is the best option. Two hour lessons start ......

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  • Cementerio

    Sep 22, 2009 - Hanga Roa, Chile

    Often overlooked, the cemetery is definitely worth visiting during a coastal wander. Islanders believed in death the soul is returned ......

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  • Iglesia Hanga Roa

    Sep 22, 2009 - Hanga Roa, Chile

    The island's Catholic Church overlooks Hanga Roa from a small hill on the northern side of town. Inside, intricate wood ......

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  • Shopping in Hanga Roa

    Sep 22, 2009 - Hanga Roa, Chile

    Easter Island lacks fine boutiques, but there is a treasure chest of souvenir shops to explore. Most are concentrated along ......

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