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  • Hometown

    New York, NY

  • Location now

    Quito, Ecuador

  • Work published

    Frommer's, Everywhere Magazine, Budget Travel magazine, Glimpse Abroad.

  • Travel philosophy

    Getting lost is the best way to figure out where you are.

  • Craziest place

    The VIVA Travel Guides office in Quito, Ecuador.

  • Advice

    Bottled water.

  • Dream destination

    Tanzania, Kenya, India, Thailand, French Polynesia, Ireland...

  • Traveled before

    Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Sint Maarten, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Kitt´s, Nevis, Puerto Rico, Spain, France, Italy, Vatican City, England, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Turkey, Japan...

  • Going next

    I always think I know the answer to this question, but I'm almost always wrong. I like it that way.

Rachel Tavel's Guide Book Entries


  • CIA World Facts

    Sep 28, 2010 - Argentina

    Area: 2,780,400 sq kmCapital: Buenos AiresLanguages: Spanish (official), Italian, English, German, FrenchLife expectancy: 76.76 yearsCurrency: Argentine peso. Argentine Pesos (ARS) ......

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  • Health & Safety Overview

    Sep 28, 2010 - Argentina

    As in every South American country, travelers should take extra precautionary measures when eating, drinking, or wondering around the streets ......

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  • Banks In Argentina

    Sep 28, 2010 - Argentina

    Banks in Argentina are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you are planning on going ......

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  • Cristal Palace

    May 28, 2010 - Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    This sophisticated but comfortable hotel in the heart of Belgrano is conveniently located on a quiet tree-lined street, just a ......

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  • Cabildo Suites

    May 27, 2010 - Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    If you are traveling with a group of two or more friends and are looking for a relatively affordable place ......

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  • La Catedral

    Aug 24, 2010 - Almagro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    La Catedral has everything a first timer in Buenos Aires could ask for: it’s sultry, sexy, artsy, and culturally authentic. ......

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  • Rumi

    Jun 03, 2010 - Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    For all who seek the swanky, sexy, big city club experience where scantily clad women and VIP service abounds... look ......

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  • Museum

    Jun 01, 2010 - Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the same architect who built a little something called the Eiffel Tower, Museum has developed a ......

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  • Museo De Arte Moderno De Buenos Aires

    Aug 24, 2010 - San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA) is located in a former tobacco warehouse right in the heart ......

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  • Museo Penitenciario

    Aug 24, 2010 - San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The building for this darkly themed museum was built in 1760 as a convent, then it became a women\'s prison ......

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  • Museo Nacional Del Teatro

    May 26, 2010 - Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Through a corner entrance to the Teatro Nacional Cervantes and up a staircase adorned with old theater posters and signs, ......

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