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I recently graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. I studied in Sevilla, Spain in the summer of 2008, and spent two months in various countries across Europe. I also attended University of Montana and served as the program director of the school's radio station, KBGA. In June, I am headed down south to Argentina until October.

  • Hometown

    Portland, Oregon

  • Location now

    La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador

  • Work published

    KBGA-Missoula and CBS Radio-Portland, KVAL in Eugene and The Oregonian.

  • Craziest place

    Virginia Beach. I almost got beaten up by a Toby Keith lookalike because I "hated freedom."

  • Advice

    The world is not as dangerous as it's is made out to be. Enjoy it.

  • Dream destination

    Croatia's coasts, southern Italy and Buenos Aires.

  • Traveled before

    Spain, France, Switzerland, Morocco, Gibraltar, Italy, London, Mexico, Amsterdan and Canada.

  • Going next

    the Lake District of Argentina and Buenos Aires.

Thomas Griffin's Guide Book Entries


  • Getting To and Away from San Clemente de Tuyú

    Jun 03, 2010 - San Clemente de Tuyú, Argentina

    Buses depart from Buenos Aires to San Clemente de Tuyú frequently throughout the day. Tickets cost around $12 one-way and ......

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  • Jardín Botanico

    May 11, 2010 - Northern Quito, Quito, Ecuador

    Located in the middle of Parque Carolina, the Jardín Botanico is the perfect tranquil setting to get away from the ......

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  • History Of Quito 1869-present

    Apr 27, 2010 - Quito, Ecuador

    In 1869, President Gabriel García Moreno altered the constitution to make Catholicism the official state religion of Ecuador and required ......

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  • Hotel Lago De Atitlán

    May 26, 2010 - Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

    The best thing about this hotel is the view from the upper levels. Rooms are generally well lit, with large ......

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  • Posada De Santiago

    May 26, 2010 - Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

    Posada de Santiago Hotel provides some of the best rooms in this authentic Lago de Atitlán village. The hotel does ......

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  • Hotel Chi-nim-ya

    May 26, 2010 - Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

    Hotel Chi-Nim-Ya is far short of extravagant but it gets the job done for backpackers. The budget accommodation choice has ......

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  • Lemongrass

    Jun 02, 2010 - La Floresta, Quito, Ecuador

    Quito’s newest answer to Asian fusion food, Lemongrass is frequented by rich quiteños and travelers that are not in the ......

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  • Sushi-In

    Jun 02, 2010 - Northern Quito, Quito, Ecuador

    Sushi-In offers up decent sushi at a reasonable price. Located in Quito’s northern district, the ambiance of the place can ......

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  • Hook

    Jun 02, 2010 - La Plata, Argentina

    Hook is an Irish-style pub with pirate memorabilia scattered throughout. The pub serves everything ranging from schnitzel to pasta to ......

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  • Tailors Overview

    Jun 02, 2010 - Quito, Ecuador

    In most residential neighborhoods there will be at least one, but usually more tailors ready to service your clothing alteration ......

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  • Almacenes Japon

    May 31, 2010 - Northern Quito, Quito, Ecuador

    Japon in the northern part of Quito is a good place to buy cheap appliances and other electronics of varying ......

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  • Andes 6000

    May 31, 2010 - La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador

    This store is conveniently located for travelers in the Mariscal part of Quito. The store is fairly small, but reasonably ......

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  • Inlingua

    May 31, 2010 - Quito, Ecuador

    Inlingua are frequently looking for new teachers, and this company is a good place to start out on a job ......

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  • Language Corps

    Apr 29, 2010 - Quito, Ecuador

    Language Corps allows people to get TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification, and helps with securing them ......

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  • Fundación Yanapuma

    Apr 23, 2010 - Quito, Ecuador

    Fundación Yanapuma is an international non-governmental organization that works with volunteer groups, universities and governmental agencies to promote and create ......

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