Travel Blogs from Arica, Chile

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Eureka, we´ve reached Arica!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Eureka, we´ve reached Arica!

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... from one side to the other, perhaps every 10 yards or so, which went on for mile after mile. This surprised us for Chile is a prosperous country in South America; but of course this is earthquake country. You might have heard about the earthquake of 13th ...

Arica, a short stay, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica, a short stay

A travel blog entry by ameng

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24/12/2010 - Friday The bus pulled into Arica at 6:30 in the morning, and we waited in the bus terminal for 1 hour before the bus companies opened.  Thankfully there were still available seats on the bus to La Paz, and we paid for our buses and had ...

Desert Sky, Dreamed I Saw A Desert Sky...., Arica, Chile travel blog

Desert Sky, Dreamed I Saw A Desert Sky....

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... in Chile Find a cheap hostel - a bit of a dive, but couldnt be bothered to look elsewhere, and then wandered Arica. Surrounded by desert mountains, totally without vegetation, and the place seems a bit darker, more, and more aggressive beggars than ...

Bus life Part 2, Arica, Chile travel blog

Bus life Part 2

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... Found a collective taxi to drive us the 20 km to immigrations at the border and a further 20 km to the nearest Chile town of Arica. Spending the day looking around Arica before junping on another 12 hour bus to Calama in Chile to catch another 15 ...

Edge of the Altiplano, Arica, Chile travel blog

Edge of the Altiplano

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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We take a flight up to Arica with LAN Chile, on the way briefly stopping at Iquique to pick up and drop off passengers. The plane flies along an arid coastline of interminable brownness bathed in hot Autumn sunshine. A never-ending steep escarpment seems ...

Class 3: Take 3, Arica, Chile travel blog

Class 3: Take 3

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... cross the border into Peru. Please can you send us a postcard? Yes, we will send you a postcard from where we are now in Arica, Chile. Postcards can take quite a long time to arrive from Chile to the UK. When you come back can you come and show ...

The cool and fresh breeze of the ocean, Arica, Chile travel blog

The cool and fresh breeze of the ocean

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Long journeys, short tempers!, Arica, Iquique and Calama, Chile travel blog

Long journeys, short tempers!

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... the desert. After swiftly collecting our packs we took a taxi to the bus terminal to claim some transport across the border to Arica, Chile. As we pulled up, local hombres ran to open the taxi doors and usher us to ticket offices within the building. ...

On the Road Again, Arica, Chile travel blog

On the Road Again

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... the Atacama Desert, and as we plan our route we find that we are actually starting to get a little excited about exploring Chile - this 4,300 km long string bean of a country nestled between the snow-capped Andes and the Pacific Ocean. Finally, ...

Over the Andes and Back to Chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

Over the Andes and Back to Chile

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... the changing scenery as we wound our way down down down finalling arriving at sea level! -at the Chilean seaside town of Arica. ... and when looking at these amazing photos remember they were all taken out of a moving bus!!!. Imagine the shots that could ...

Getting out of Chile., Arica, Chile travel blog

Getting out of Chile.

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... . The we turned the corner to see a huge coca cola sign etched into the side of the rock and I knew we were nearly in Arica. 29 hours after we left Santiago and about 2000km later we had arrived and what did we do...booked another long distance bus ...

Hotel Diego de Almagro - too good to leave, Arica, Chile travel blog

Hotel Diego de Almagro - too good to leave

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... least it sorted out our fuel problem. We gained altitude again through more and more spectacular scenery and approached the border of Chile and Bolivia at about 4,000 meters. It was most unnerving. We were all puffing and walking very slowly, sucking in ...

it's HOT in CHILE !!, Arica, Chile travel blog

it's HOT in CHILE !!

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... on the street, even if a stranger... they usually kiss you on the cheek goodbye.  Skin color is lighter in Chile...theoretically there are fewer indigenous people and much more of a Spanish influence genetically.  Chilenos are well dressed, ...

Following Synchronicities - Hare Krishna Ashram, Valle de Lluta, Chile travel blog

Following Synchronicities - Hare Krishna Ashram

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... and my spirituality, after a few weeks of celebration in Argentina.   While leaving the Andes Mountains behind going to Arica on the pacific coast, I saw a very rare sight: a vegetarian restaurant announcing its colors in this heavy meat ...

low impact living???, Arica, Chile travel blog

low impact living???

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... feelings...the nastiness in the water is disappointing and in contrast to their beauty.   I am surprised that in a place like Chile, and in a vacation seafront town, there wouldn't be more of an effort to take care of the trash.  Got to ...

Arica, Arica, San Pedro de Atacama, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica, Arica

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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Now I'm in Arica, at the very northern end of Chile and I've found an Internet place where I can upload some photos so here's some more on San Pedro and Bolivia. First of all, a last photo of Easter Island, taken at sunset on my last night ...

Bad News, Arica, Chile travel blog

Bad News

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... dinner. We treated ourselves to the closest approximation to comfort food that we could find on a Sunday night in downtown Arica--a restaurant/bar called SchopDog that sold refreshing pitchers of bad beer and "Titanica," a huge heaping plate of fries, ...

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside..., Arica, Chile travel blog

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... (some active and smoking away!), we arrived at the highlight of the day...the emerald coloured Chungara lake (according to Chile this is the highest navigable lake in the world and not Lake Titicaca!!!!) and it was beautiful and unbelievably serene! Lots ...

Océano Pacífico, Te quiero, Arica, Chile travel blog

Océano Pacífico, Te quiero

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... as the change from sub-zero temperature to 40 degrees heat during a 4000 meters descend was beyond comprehension. We arrived in Arica, Chile in mid afternoon. In pouring sweat and toiling our backpacks we didn't wish to walk around to look for a ...

Beach, Siesta, Internet, n' Shopping Malls, Arica, Chile travel blog

Beach, Siesta, Internet, n' Shopping Malls

A travel blog entry by panf007

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Although the city of Arica is closer to Peru and Bolivia than the capital city of Santiago de Chile, it is unquestionably more modern than any city we have came upon. The streets were well paved and broad, cars followed traffic rules, the red roofed ...

Repos! / Rest!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Repos! / Rest!

A travel blog entry by terredeshommes

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... cathédrale a une histoire particulière: originellement destinée à la petite station balnéaire de Ancón, elle fut envoyée d'urgence à Arica après qu'un tremblement de terre en 1868 détruise toutes les églises de la ville! :) Ce qui est vraiment ...

Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica

A travel blog entry by dam

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first taste of Chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

first taste of Chile

A travel blog entry by carlyabroad

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From Arequia we crossed the border into Chile- pretty easy as far as border crossing is concerned. We headed to Arica- the most northern town in Chile- A dry, desert town on the coast. With Sean in a lot of pain the first thing we did the night we ...

Beach bumming in Arica., Arica, Chile travel blog

Beach bumming in Arica.

A travel blog entry by davelauren

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... passport up to a bus boy so that the Chilean police can check it even though you do not cross any borders... Arica is the most Northerly town in Chile, smack bang on the border into Peru and Bolivia. The population is around 200,000 and the City lies on ...

vamos a la playa, Arica, Chile travel blog

vamos a la playa

A travel blog entry by pepsouille

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premier hotel complet et je tombe ensuite sur un truc sympa enfin en tout cas le gars est sympa car sinon cets un peu crados et le bordel ds sa maison je commence a fre une sieste... et ensuite direction la playa... je me trve un ptit resto avec vue sur ...

DISASTER OF A BUS JOURNEY!!!! , Arica, Chile travel blog

DISASTER OF A BUS JOURNEY!!!!

A travel blog entry by davyandelve

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... We Arrived in Calama happy to have a 2 hour break before the next journey yet this was not the case. First we realised that in Chile they were a further hour behind so it turned our 2 hour delay into 3 hours. This was not a major shock as we were ...

A night in the tent, Arica, Chile travel blog

A night in the tent

A travel blog entry by adventurescot

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Today was to be yet another long drawn out day on the roads of Chile. As usual I and the Grandad team left well before the rest of the group simply to let them get ahead and to allow me to stop and take my usual amount of photos along the way. At first ...

Last Stop on the Chile Bus, Arica, Chile travel blog

Last Stop on the Chile Bus

A travel blog entry by cannonballs

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The last stop in Chile was only 25km from the Peruvian border. Arica is a cute little beach town surrounded by sand dunes and provided us lots of sun and relaxation – quite the treat from a couple travelers leaving the Patagonian cold and headed ...

Stunning North Chile: Lauca and Salar de Surire, Arica, Chile travel blog

Stunning North Chile: Lauca and Salar de Surire

A travel blog entry by gregsbigshimmy

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... years old!) After picking up 2 others for the tour, we had lunch in a very cute restaurant in a valley at drains into Arica. Dry all around except for the valley floor, which was a lush green. We passed various geoglyphics that were apparently over 2000 ...

the beach was fun until the fly bit my bum, Arica, Chile travel blog

the beach was fun until the fly bit my bum

A travel blog entry by kdeklee

we are in arica for the day, chile's most northern city, so that early tomorrow morning we can cross the peruvian border. i am not entirely sure how this is done - so far my sources have informed me that you have to get a colectivo (which i think is a ...

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