Posts Tagged ‘ ecuador ’
Ecuador for students (and others)
1 response - Posted 04.26.11

Here’s my tip written for student travellers on today’s Guardian.co.uk. Ecuador is considered one of the best places to learn Spanish in Latin America because of the clear accent and low prices. I enjoyed my stay at Quito’s Secret Garden Hostel, a place that is quite rightly proud of its terrace’s panoramic views over the […]

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Top ten bargain hotels in South America
no responses - Posted 10.25.10

Here’s a slightly belated link to a piece I wrote in last week’s Observer magazine about good-value hotels across South America. It was good to be able to tip some little-known gems and places too. Cabo Polonio, Ollantaytambo and Valparaiso may trip of the tongue if you have travelled in South America, but to the […]

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Where are Uruguay and Paraguay? Don’t ask Brazil
2 responses - Posted 03.19.09

Everybody needs good neighbours, right? Perhaps someone ought to mention this to Brazil; they seem to have forgotten theirs. On a map released to primary school children in Sao Paulo, they’ve committed the ultimate error: Uruguay and Paraguay appear the wrong way around. And that’s not the only clanger. Paraguay also makes a second appearance […]

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