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I'm a student of Spanish and History at Newcastle and have spent the last 6 months in South America as part of my degree. I have one more year left and then I'll be heading back to Sudamerica for some travelling.

  • Hometown

    Newcastle

  • Location now

    U.K.

  • Work published

    University paper

  • Travel philosophy

    Make the most of every second and try things you would never normally dream of

  • Craziest place

    Ko Samui, Thailand

  • Bizarre experience

    Watching Peruvian porters carry heavy bags up Macchu Picchu while the tourists skip up weighed down by nothing

  • Advice

    Chat to as many travellers as possible to get the best tips about places to visit, hostels etc

  • Dream destination

    Somewhere with only a few gringos so I can practise my spanish!

  • Traveled before

    All through Europe. Thailand

  • Going next

    Colombia

Mia Douglas's Guide Book Entries

Info

  • When To Go

    Aug 06, 2008 - Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

    This area is best avoided during the rainy season (October to April), as the downfalls can be pretty relentless. The ......

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Destinations

  • Rurrenabaque

    Jul 15, 2008 - Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

    Rurrenabaque is a delightful sleepy little town 430km north of La Paz set on the banks of the river Beni. ......

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Hotels

  • Hotel de lobo

    Aug 06, 2008 - Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

    Hotel de lobo (low budget) Although Hotel de Lobo is one of Rurrenabaque’s cheapest places to stay, it has an exquisite ......

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  • Hotel Ambaibo

    Aug 06, 2008 - Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

    Hotel Amaibo This is one of the town’s only mid-range establishments. The swimming pool, private bathrooms and breakfast set it apart ......

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  • Hostal Santa Ana

    Aug 06, 2008 - Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

    Hostal Santa Ana If you are looking for a great-value hostel in Rurrenabaque this one will not disappoint. All rooms are ......

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Restaurants

  • Pachamama

    Aug 06, 2008 - Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

    Located near the Plaza 2 de Febrero, this bar is a great place for anyone looking for a chilled-out sociable ......

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  • Jungle Bar Moskkito

    Aug 06, 2008 - Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

    Always a hit with the gringos, Moskkito gives travelers the chance to feel like they\'re still in the jungle, but ......

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  • Pizzeria Pastapizza

    Aug 06, 2008 - Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

    Despite the unimaginative title, this restaurant is a must for those travelers with a weakness for Italian food. The decor ......

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Activities

  • Hike to indigenous village

    Aug 06, 2008 - Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

    It is possible to walk to the village of Carmen Soledad. Other hiking routes include a 60-minute trek to the ......

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  • Biking to indigenous village

    Aug 06, 2008 - Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

    To enjoy more of the beautiful scenery and meet some locals, visitors to Rurrenabaque can rent bikes ands cycle to ......

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