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Kat Townsend

KST

Kat Townsend

Product and Marketing
Kat holds a degree in Business Management and worked in marketing and communications roles across the travel and charity sectors before joining us. She has travelled through Brazil, visiting Paraty and Ilha Grande before ending up in Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, which she describes as a feast for the senses. Her first experience of Latin America has inspired her to see more: she is particularly keen on wildlife and so the Galápagos Islands are high on her travel wish list. She would also love to visit Belize and Colombia, two countries which exude the things she likes most about Latin America: its vibrancy and diversity.

Kat loves getting outdoors, from skiing and camping to simply going for a long walk or relaxing in the park with friends. She also enjoys recreating the sounds and tastes of her travels whenever she can, whether that be listening to Brazilian music or sipping on her favourite Latin American cocktail – a zingy caipirinha.

My favourite place in Latin America

Paraty! The vibrant colours, cobbled streets and friendly locals eased me into their relaxed way of life nicely and I was immediately in love with the place. Our stay was brief but we made the most of it, catching a local bus half-an-hour into the hills where there were these beautiful waterfalls and lagoons – a local hotspot. Having only planned on spending a couple of hours there, we ended up immersing ourselves in the local tradition and spent the whole day whizzing down these natural water slides – pure bliss!

My top tips

1.

If you are visiting Brazil and would like to go to Rio de Janeiro, try and go during Carnival. The experience is not like any other, the music, colour and happy vibes are something you have to experience to believe.

2.

If you’re going to Paraty, be sure to head to Tobago Falls.

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