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In December 2008 I graduate from the University of Montana with BA degrees in journalism and Spanish. After spending the year 2007 studying in Chile, I decided I wanted to work permanently as a journalist in South America. I currently work at V!VA Travel Guides as a copy editor.

  • Hometown

    Missoula, MT, USA

  • Location now

    Quito, Ecuador

  • Work published

    The University of Montana newspaper: The Montana Kaimin

  • Craziest place

    Columbus, MT, my hometown of 2,000 people. Small towns are bizarre.

  • Advice

    Pack lightly; smile; take extra socks and water wherever you go; be wary of strangers but don't be afraid to trust people either

  • Traveled before

    In 2007 I trekked from Arica to Punta Arenas during different trips, as well as visited a few spots in Argentina and Uruguay. I spent about three weeks in Bolivia, hiking, caving and sightseeing.

  • Going next

    Around Ecuador

Leslie Brown's Guide Book Entries


  • Doce Delicia

    Jun 27, 2008 - Leblon Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Whether you want a simple breakfast, innovative salad or mushroom tortellini, this café has it all. Its gourmet flair jacks ......

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  • Porcao

    Jun 27, 2008 - Copacabana, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Come hungry. Porcao is an all-you-can-eat Brazilian steak house, otherwise known as a churrascaria. Waiters bring a barrage of pork, ......

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  • Beaches

    Aug 08, 2008 - Viña del Mar, Chile

    Vacationers from around South America and the world flock to Viña beaches during summer months (late December to late March). ......

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