Travel Blogs from Calama, Chile

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What a Calama-ty, Calama, Chile travel blog

What a Calama-ty

A travel blog entry by ameng

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23/12/2012 - Thursday The bus left San Pedro de Atacama at 8am, and 2 hours later we arrived in Calama.  Much to our dismay there were no direct buses to La Paz from Calama either!  We enquired about reaching La Paz, and it turned out the best ...

Calama, Chuquicamata, Santiago, Calama, Chile travel blog

Calama, Chuquicamata, Santiago

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... get some video of the barren desert, but it was too dark at that point, and I just admired the view on the road toward Calama: the mountains fading from red to blue, the near-full moon above them, and the lights of town and of Chuquicamata, whose orange ...

Loads of lakes and flamingoes, Villa Mar, Bolivia travel blog

Loads of lakes and flamingoes

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Both of us woke up with cracking headaches due to the altitude - approx 4,000 metres. Next time will get some diamox which helps prevent symptoms of altitude sickness! After breakfast we piled back into the jeeps and headed back past the 2 lakes we ...

about turn, bus life part 3, Calama, Chile travel blog

about turn, bus life part 3

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Got to Calama and found the next bus to Salta in Argentina is leaving in 4 days time. It appears we didn´t factor in that january is Chile and Argentina´s summer holiday time and the whole country has booked themselves ...

An odd, but beautiful start!, Laguna Blanca, Bolivia travel blog

An odd, but beautiful start!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... with our fellow travellers to the border to get out of Chile and head north to Bolivia (we are coming back to Argentina and Chile at a later date by the way). Unfortunately someone somewhere had decided the road to Bolivia was shut due to snow so we had ...

Start of my roadtrip to nowhere, Calama, Chile travel blog

Start of my roadtrip to nowhere

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Now its salt, salt, salt and more......, Atullcha, Bolivia travel blog

Now its salt, salt, salt and more......

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Another day, another headache, another painkiller. Had a good breakfast though of some sweet pastry fried thing with dulche de leche which is basically caramel. As ever, my diet is going well. Think we were all quite grateful to leave the place and ...

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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... (no milk). We thought we had best head out into the town for some heartier fare after checking out bus times to Calama, our next overnight destination. Deeply overjoyed to discover that we were again misinformed as to the frequency of the buses - we ...

Crossing the Andes, Calama, Chile travel blog

Crossing the Andes

A travel blog entry by patagonia2peru

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... and headed up and over another huge climb to the rather 'seedy' (as described in the 'Footprints' guide to Chile and we can't argue with that) city of Calama. We're here for a day to write the webpage before heading up the Atacama Desert towards Arica on ...

After hours of dirt road, Ollague, Chile travel blog

After hours of dirt road

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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NO STORY., Calama, Chile travel blog

NO STORY.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Highlights of the Atacama Desert, Calama And Chuquicamata, Chile travel blog

Highlights of the Atacama Desert

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... next to large holes.  So the mining company is moving every family into brand new homes a few kilometers away in Calama and the town of Chuquicamata will eventually be dismantled.  Don't fall asleep yet... I have lots of statistics and ...

Chilling in Calama!!!, Calama, Chile travel blog

Chilling in Calama!!!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... of Chile ´Watts Pineapple Juice'! Mmmmmmm! Happy days! We ended up having a lovely chilled out day mooching around Calama which could have actually been any town at home with its pedestrian precincts and proper shops!!! Obviously icecream had to be ...

Stranded in the desert, Calama, Chile travel blog

Stranded in the desert

A travel blog entry by jon-daniella

... arriving at around 9am, and then be taking the 10pm bus to the city of Arica, which is on the Peru/Chile border. So what do you do if your in Calama for 12 hours? Ask the towns tourist office and your answer will be....not a lot. There really is nothing ...

Geyser del Tatio, Geyser del Tatio, Chile travel blog

Geyser del Tatio

A travel blog entry by ellenmilton

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San Pedro de Attacama, San Pedro de Attacama, Chile travel blog

San Pedro de Attacama

A travel blog entry by jon_lyall

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San Pedro de Attacama - The Bolivia trip finished in the small village of San Pedro de Attacama where I stayed a few days.  This is one of the very few villages in the area, as the Attacama desert is the driest place in the world, and unsurprisingly ...

San Pedro De Atacama, San Pedro De Atac(k?)ama, Chile travel blog

San Pedro De Atacama

A travel blog entry by bschiller

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Aanpassing van de planning, Calama, Chile travel blog

Aanpassing van de planning

A travel blog entry by tjarlie

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... opengaat, dit kan namelijk nog weken, soms zelfs maanden duren, omdat de winter net begonnen is. Ik heb dus een vlucht geboekt van Calama naar Salta, ik moet dan alleen via Santiago en Buenos Aires, dus een heel gedoe. Maar ik kan dan in ieder geval ...

Leaving the Land of Dust & Sun, Calama, Chile travel blog

Leaving the Land of Dust & Sun

A travel blog entry by smonty1

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... lots of construction sites and old run down buildings. Calama certainly was a big change from San Pedro, which thrived off of tourism. Calama was definitely a Chilean town that probably didn't see to many Americans. Yet, this was kind of nice, to see the ...

Crappy Calama, Calama, Chile travel blog

Crappy Calama

A travel blog entry by peskymonkey

... to stop for a few nights before we went to Iguaçu Falls. We had not realized that our bus we had booked only went to Calama (NW Chile) and we had to get another bus from there.. problem was there was not another bus til 8am next morning so we had to ...

A lonely planet sh*thole, Calama, Chile travel blog

A lonely planet sh*thole

A travel blog entry by garrykctravels

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... it's copper mines. We then walked up the pedestrianised high street looking for a gift to take to the host family. We thought Calama was actually OK and definitely did not warrant the status Lonely Planet had given it. Not being able to find a suitable ...

Calama T. Jane, Calama, Chile travel blog

Calama T. Jane

A travel blog entry by jameshopkinson

... was explained to us whilst in Chuquicamata.....and it was all pretty interesting. Not too many tourists go to Calama, which was nice. The surrounding landscape was clearly scarred by the intrusive activity....huge slag heaps dominating the ...

Calama...Seriously, worth avoiding at all costs!, Calama, Chile travel blog

Calama...Seriously, worth avoiding at all costs!

A travel blog entry by willandliz

This place was just a nothing town! It is not geared up for tourism at all and thus was not all that good to spend time in! The first three hostels we went to to try and get a room for the night had shut down...nice one Footprint! Then, the most ...

Nuestra vida en San Pedro de Atacama, Calama, Chile travel blog

Nuestra vida en San Pedro de Atacama

A travel blog entry by borjul

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... , y el resto de nuestro amigos llegaron al camping a las 9:00a.m.  En nuestro primer día libre nos fuimos a CAlama, la ciudad más cercana y allí nos compramos unas chaquetas de invierno en promoción y una espuma para ponerla debajo de ...

Empanadas!, San Pedro de Atamaca, Chile travel blog

Empanadas!

A travel blog entry by liv.ltd

Our final stop in Chile was the beautifuly quaint San Pedro de Atamaca.  Having hiked up and down its streets trying to find the hostel we had been reccomended (turned out we walked past it 3 times) very hungry we ate the most delicious cheese, ...

A night in

A night in "a sh1thole"

A travel blog entry by countyman

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Calama - They were right, the Lonely planet , when they described this place as "a shithole" !! I got into my hostal - Los Nativos - about 4pm and decided that I was staying in a shithole within a shithole, I climbed two flights of narrow wooden stairs ...

It ain't chilly in Chile!, Sn Pedro de Atacama, Chile travel blog

It ain't chilly in Chile!

A travel blog entry by bl0ndie

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... hiring a mountain bike and cycling a 45km round trip to the Valley of the Moon and up some stupidly steep hills on the way to Calama would be a really good idea.  Hadn't ridden a bike since i did the WMDR so it was tough going, especially in the ...

Travel Marathon, Tacna, Arica, San Pedro, Chile travel blog

Travel Marathon

A travel blog entry by curtisejtaylor

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We had a marathon travel session that lasted 3 full days and 2 nights. It all started when we left Arequipa and didn´t end until we got here to Tucuman. We met 2 Argentinian guys named Jorge and Andreas. They were our saviors in terms of crossing ...

De beaten track van peru en bolivia ik heb ..., Calama, Chile travel blog

De beaten track van peru en bolivia ik heb ...

A travel blog entry by borisalberda

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... ). Eenmaal in san Pedro kan je nog wat uitstapjes maken naar de Geisers of gewoon lekker gaan paardrijden. De Gringotrail gaat dan via Calama richting Arica aan de Peruaande grens en dan bv terug naar Lima. Ik ben nu in Calama en heb een heerlijk bed ...

Jama-Pass, Calama, Chile travel blog

Jama-Pass

A travel blog entry by elias82

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