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Growing up in New York, Rick Segreda used to cut out of high school in order to hang out at the Museum of Modern Art and catch foreign-language double-features in the West Village, and has never stopped being subversively idiosyncratic. Apart from his work for V!VA, Rick writes movie reviews for Ecuador’s El Diario La Hora, lectures on film around the country, and is currently working as a writer and publicist for the Mardi Gras documentary, Flags, Feathers, and Lies, for producer Julie Belafonte. He has biked down the west coast of the United States and across New Zealand, and writes fiction in his spare time.

  • Hometown

    D.C. NY, CA, WA

  • Location now


  • Work published

    The NY Times, El Diaro La Hora, The Bellingham Weekly, Revista Diners, Ocho y Medio, Ecuador News (NY), Revista Anacanda

  • Travel philosophy

    Don't sweat the small stuff

  • Craziest place

    Scarsdale, New York (I used to live there, so I know)

  • Bizarre experience

    An angry Canadian border guard threatening to send me back into an approaching blizzard at the the Alaska/Yukon border.

  • Advice

    Don't sweat the smalls stuff

  • Dream destination


  • Traveled before

    Apart from Ecuador...Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, New Zealand, Alaska, Spain, Belgium, England

  • Going next

    Donde la fortuna me lleva

Ricardo Segreda's Guide Book Entries


  • Religion in Chile

    Jul 23, 2008 - Chile

    The widely practiced religion in pre-colonial Chile was the spirituality of the largest indigenous population, the Mapuche. Theirs was an ......

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  • Chilean Cinema

    Jul 21, 2008 - Chile

    The history of Chilean filmmaking, like Chilean history in general, can be divided and defined into two separate periods: BC ......

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  • Colombian Holidays and Festivals

    May 16, 2008 - Colombia

    Holidays These are Colombia’s national holidays. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are celebrated on the nearest Monday and known ......

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  • Cotahuasi Canyon

    Jun 27, 2007 - Cotahuasi Canyon, Peru

    The deepest canyon in the Americas at 3,535 meters (11,595 ft), the Cotahuasi Canyon is on the rise as a ......

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  • Caraz

    May 07, 2007 - Caraz, Peru

    Altitude: 2250m (7,382 ft) Population: 13,300 Phone Code: 43 Located in the foothills of the San Juan range in Ancash, ......

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  • Yungay

    May 04, 2007 - Yungay, Peru

    Altitude: 2,500m (8,202 ft) Population: 10,000 Phone Code: 43 Yungay is a city that lives in the shadow of its ......

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  • Hotel Apu Majestic

    Jun 21, 2007 - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town), Peru

    Hotel Apu Majestic is within a short walking distance from the Peru Rail Station in Aguas Calientes, though so is ......

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  • Camping

    May 24, 2007 - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town), Peru

    Aguas Calientes is one of the few pueblos you will find in Peru that offers its own campgrounds. It is ......

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  • La Posada de Máncora

    May 14, 2007 - Máncora, Peru

    This Hostelling Internacional facility lives up to the high and common standards of the organization. There is a shared area ......

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  • Perico de los Palotes

    Jan 16, 2009 - Northern Quito, Quito, Ecuador

    Perico de los Palotes is a small chain of fast food restaurants, with locations near Parque La Carolina and El ......

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  • Le Nomade

    Jun 12, 2007 - Cusco, Peru

    Le Nomade offers a relaxed Bohemian ambience of couches and hookah pipes, the latter with a variety of tobaccos. The ......

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  • Granja Heidi Restaurant

    Jun 12, 2007 - San Blas, Cusco, Peru

    Owner Karl Heinz-Horner grew up in Germany, but proudly considers himself Peruvian after settling here and starting his own dairy ......

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  • History of Ecuadorian Cinema

    Oct 07, 2009 - Ecuador

    The history of Ecuador\'s film industry can be divided into two periods: pre-1999 and post-1999. With regards to pre-1999, Ecuador\'s ......

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  • Nicaraguan Cinema

    Nov 18, 2008 - Nicaragua

    Whatever Nicaragua had in terms of an significant film industry, or even film culture, perished during the Sandinista revolution (from ......

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  • Museo de Arte Italiano / Italian Art Museum

    Jun 12, 2007 - Central Lima, Lima, Peru

    Only a short distance from the Parque de la Exposición, the Museo de Arte Italiano (Italian Art Museum) is a ......

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  • Apu Aventura

    May 10, 2007 - Caraz, Peru

    Apu Aventura boasts over 15 years experience as a tour operator. For those looking to make the most of their ......

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  • Peru Andes Travel

    May 01, 2007 - Huaraz, Peru

    This all-purpose tour operator and travel agency offers experienced and certified guides that will facilitate access to all the best ......

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  • Sergeturs Colpa Travel

    Apr 18, 2007 - Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Peru

    Sergeturs Colpa Travel offers combined tours. On one-day excursions to a turtle reserve, you can observe turtles hatch their offspring. ......

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  • Mercado Artesanal

    Jun 28, 2007 - Puno, Peru

    As you head from the Plaza de Armas, east towards Lake Titicaca, you arrive at the Mercado Artesanal just before ......

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  • Talleres Los Andenes

    Apr 11, 2007 - Ollantaytambo, Peru

    A veteran weaver Félix Calla, proprietor of Hospedaje Los Andenes, also sells a creative assortment of alpaca wool, hand-made ponchos, ......

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  • Sidrik's Peruvian Handicraft

    Apr 09, 2007 - Lima, Peru

    Sidrik’s is one of the leading alpaca wool retail outlets in Peru. It is worth going out to Pueblo Libre ......

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  • Aldea Yanapay Project

    Feb 27, 2007 - Cusco, Peru

    The Aldea Yanapay website states “another way of living.” For many of the children cared for by Aldea Yanapay, that ......

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  • Q'ewar Project

    Feb 27, 2007 - Cusco, Peru

    Among the volunteer opportunities in the Cusco area is the Q’ewar Project, a non-profit that employs indigenous women to make ......

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