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I am an EXPLORER, passionate about travelling...I learn from experience, adventures, challenges. As a 'marketing' specialist, I am always hunting for trends and inspiration.

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  • Travel philosophy

    Explore, Discover, Interact, Learn...

  • Craziest place

    Pamplona's Sanfermines in Spain

  • Advice

    Slow down...you don't have to see all the monuments or visit all museums to get the ESSENCE of the place...better take the time to enjoy the typical, everyday things that locals do...

  • Dream destination

    Southeast Asia & Australia

  • Traveled before

    NORTH AMERICA: USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico

    SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile.

    EUROPE: Spain, Portugal, England, France, Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Czech Rep, Switzerland, Germany

Karina Marquez's Guide Book Entries


  • Volunteering in Oaxaca

    Dec 17, 2008 - Oaxaca, Mexico

    Oaxaca may be one of Mexico’s poorest states, but it is rich in hope and kind, hard working people. Many ......

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  • Hostal Don Antonio

    Dec 17, 2008 - Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico

    At $5/person, this is a cheap and central location for backpackers. Dorms may need a makeover, but shared bathrooms are ......

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  • Lasagneria El Qunique

    Dec 17, 2008 - Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico

    A very friendly family runs this cozy restaurant that feels like a oaxaqueño cabin, especially sitting on the second floor. ......

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  • La Rustica Pizza Restaurant

    Dec 17, 2008 - Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico

    For simple food and a laid-back atmosphere, head to La Rustica. The menu features pasta dishes with more than 20 ......

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    Oct 21, 2008 - Guadalajara, Mexico

    Mango Moon is a vegetarian restaurant that aims to please those looking for a meat-less menu who still want gourmet preparations. The owners describe it as ......

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  • Oaxaqueño Chocolate

    Dec 17, 2008 - Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Treat your senses by experiencing the oaxaqueño equivalent of Willy Wonka’s factory in the chocolate shops at the corner of ......

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  • Museo Casa De Juárez

    Dec 17, 2008 - Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico

    If you can’t read Spanish, then there is little to do at the childhood home of Benito Juárez, who lived ......

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