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Independent and optimistic, I believe in following your dreams and have been doing just that, traveling the world for the last 9 years. British by birth (albeit in Hong Kong), my personality, outake and accent is coloured by my experiences and connections with so many diverse cultures. I love the ocean and when not submerged on scuba, there´s little better than relaxing with a glass of red wine and watching the sunset over a glassy sea in the company of good friends.

  • Hometown

    Don´t have one

  • Location now

    Central America

  • Work published

    Unpublished as yet.

  • Craziest place

    Legoland, Denmark - it´s all made of tiny plastic bricks. How crazy is that?

  • Bizarre experience

    Sipping greasy (and disgusting) camel-milk tea with a family of nomads in the middle of a howling desert storm in Mongolia.

  • Advice

    Take the plunge and do your own thing instead of taking tours all the time. It can be time consuming but experiences with ´off the tourist-track´ locals will be some of the most memorable.

  • Dream destination

    Antartica

  • Traveled before

    81 countries including Austria, Australia, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland (Republic of), Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tanzania, The Gambia, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Vatican, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  • Going next

    Panama, South America

Kathryn's Guide Book Entries

Info

  • Getting To And Away

    Mar 09, 2010 - Iztapa, Guatemala

    Microbuses to Monterrico, costing $1.25, leave every 20 minutes (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) across the bride in Pueblo Viejo, ......

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  • Accommodation Summary

    Mar 09, 2010 - Iztapa, Guatemala

    Most tourists to Iztapa are gunning for sailfish and stay at exclusive lodges near the Puerto Quetzal marina, a two ......

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  • Safety

    Mar 09, 2010 - Guatemala's Pacific Coast, Guatemala

    The Pacific Coast is a fairly safe part of Guatemala, as far as this country goes, especially in the small ......

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Destinations

  • Iztapa

    Mar 09, 2010 - Iztapa, Guatemala

    Population: 4,000 A small collection of slowly rusting boats is testament to the dying legacy of the first seaport in ......

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  • Coatepeque

    Feb 10, 2010 - Coatepeque, Guatemala

    Bus connections from the border through to other towns are pretty good so there is little reason to have to ......

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  • Tilapa & Tilapita

    Feb 10, 2010 - Tilapa & Tilapita, Guatemala

    The town of Tilapa is friendly and laid back but unremarkable so it’s best to head straight for the beach. ......

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Hotels

  • Sailfish Bay Lodge

    Mar 09, 2010 - Iztapa, Guatemala

    Situated on a barrier island in the Pacific Coast, the deluxe and professionally run Sailfish Bay Lodge is well set ......

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  • Pacific Fins Resort

    Mar 09, 2010 - Iztapa, Guatemala

    At Pacific Fins Resort, it is all about the fishing. Boasting a team of experienced and determined captains, six boats ......

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  • Buena Vista Resort

    Mar 09, 2010 - Iztapa, Guatemala

    Despite its large size, Buena Vista still manages to make you feel at home, largely due to the efforts of ......

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Restaurants

  • Restaurante La Luna & Liquados

    Feb 10, 2010 - Retalhuleu, Guatemala

    La Luna may not be winning prizes for food presentation but the homemade Guatemalan or Chinese meals are tasty and ......

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  • Restaurante Lo De Chaz

    Feb 10, 2010 - Retalhuleu, Guatemala

    Huge, blue, wooden gates welcome you into a down-to-earth local restaurant with wooden tables and plastic chairs. A variety of ......

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  • Restaurante Posada Don José

    Feb 10, 2010 - Retalhuleu, Guatemala

    For a choice of European and Guatemalan cuisine, Posada Don José is the best place to come to. The food ......

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Activities

  • Sport Fishing

    Mar 09, 2010 - Iztapa, Guatemala

    Sailfish. The holy grail of deep sea fisherman and found in such numbers off the coast of Iztapa that it ......

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  • Lago De Amatitlán

    Mar 09, 2010 - Escuintla, Guatemala

    Best seen, if seen at all, on a day trip from Guatemala City, Lago de Amatitlán will leave most tourists ......

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  • Manchón Guamuchal Wetlands

    Feb 10, 2010 - Tilapa & Tilapita, Guatemala

    The wetlands encompasses 13,500 hectares of different eco-systems including swamps, mangroves, rivers and volcanic sand beaches. It is also a ......

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Tours

  • Reuxtreme

    Feb 10, 2010 - Retalhuleu, Guatemala

    This is the only tour company that has a base in Reu as well as in Guatemala City. The shop ......

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Services

  • Services Summary

    Feb 10, 2010 - Retalhuleu, Guatemala

    INGUAT do not have an office in Reu yet but there is a representative based here who is very helpful. ......

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  • Services Summary

    Feb 09, 2010 - Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala

    There is no tourist office in Santa Lucía but the Municipality Office (north side of the central park) can help ......

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  • Shopping Summary

    Feb 06, 2010 - Monterrico, Guatemala

    Monterrico is not known for its shopping but there are a couple of special places. Violeta paints watercolors on silk ......

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Jobs

  • Volunteering Summary

    Feb 05, 2010 - San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala

    There are four main volunteer opportunities in San Marcos. Soul Projects (www.soulprojects.org) is half forest, meditation retreat and half Mayan ......

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