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I am ambitious, determined and interested in just about everything. I have loved to write since I was a child and have expressed this through creative writing, journalism and personal correspondence throughout my life. I love to travel and to meet new people. I am looking for a way of breaking into travel writing as I prefer it to most other types of journalism.

  • Hometown


  • Location now

    Quito, Ecuador

  • Work published

    The Independent on Sunday, The Observer Music Monthly, Dazed and Confused, The Liverpool Student, The NME, Gigwise.co.uk, Scottish Widows´website, various other business websites, the New West End Company, MyMarket.com, The Metro News in Manchester, Kruger.com, Manchester.com

  • Travel philosophy

    Be positive and don´t be put off if things weren´t as you expected.

  • Craziest place

    Marrakech in Morocco - in order to cross the road, it was necessary to gather a group of at least ten people, join hands and run for your life!

  • Bizarre experience

    The transport system in South America never ceases to amaze me - three point turns off the edges of cliffs and bumpy truck rides with nothing to hold on to.

  • Advice

    Do what you want to do, see what you want to see, but always make sure you have a good map with you!

  • Dream destination

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Traveled before

    The UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Morrocco, Egypt, the Greek Islands, Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, Russia, Ecuador

  • Going next

    Peru and Bolivia

Kate Horstead's Guide Book Entries


  • Hostal Fuente de Piedra I

    Nov 26, 2007 - La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador

    Hostal Fuente de Piedra looks more like a luxury hotel than a hostel, with its efficient 24-hour reception and cozy ......

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  • La Fotonovela

    Nov 26, 2007 - La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador

    La Fotonovela is a simple but charming Mexican restaurant-cum-café based in the heart of La Mariscal. During the day locals ......

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  • Coffee Tree Amazonas

    Nov 26, 2007 - La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador

    Coffee Tree Amazonas, an outdoor set-up in front of the Espiral shopping center, makes a welcome stop-off point for tired ......

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  • Museo Franciscano

    Nov 27, 2007 - Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador

    The Museo Franciscano, inside the magnificent Monastery of San Francisco, might only be of interest to those with a penchant ......

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  • Iglesia San Roque

    Nov 27, 2007 - Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador

    Tucked away in the bustling back streets of Quito\'s Centro Histórico, among the cevicherias and traditional tiendas, sits the understated ......

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