Travel Blogs from Arica, Chile

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Hop on hop off, Arica, Chile travel blog

Hop on hop off

A travel blog entry by jules-honeyyear

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A few thoughts........ Arica served mostly as a transit city for our trips to Putre and Bolivia. I would not recommend it as a tourist destination though. We had a lovely Christmas dinner at Maracuja restaurant over looking the ocean. The Azapa valley, a ...

Beach and getting ready for the National Parks, Arica, Chile travel blog

Beach and getting ready for the National Parks

A travel blog entry by alexsteiger

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... , da mich meine Reise nach in den Norden von Chile brachte. Flug von Cuzco nach Tacna, von wo ich ein Remise nach Arica, Chile nahm. Die Fahrt dauerte ca. 40min. inkl. saemtlichen Zollformalitaeten. Entschied mich auf Rat von Lonely Planet fuer das Hotel ...

You want to suffer gringa?, Arica, Chile travel blog

You want to suffer gringa?

A travel blog entry by talkingbird

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... . Very effective.    That night I went to meet Laura and one of her students Juan for yoga..only, because it is Chile, it was cancelled. So instead we walked around downtown and then to the beach south of town to a lookout. The waves were ...

Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica

A travel blog entry by garth_travel

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... Bolivia, it was so welcoming! Just to top it off we had great weather the whole time we were there, the whole 4 days! Chile definitely was a step up in the world, seeing the first shopping centre in all of my travels, feeling back in the westernised ...

Surfing with #bullshityoyo, Arica, Chile travel blog

Surfing with #bullshityoyo

A travel blog entry by shnapshobos

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The night before we met 'Yoyo' who our dear friends had been surfing with that day. David instantly didn't like him... Asking why exactly he was so cheap... Awkward! However everyone seemed keen so we agreed to a day of surfing the following day. I was ...

2nd to last week of teaching, Arica, Chile travel blog

2nd to last week of teaching

A travel blog entry by talkingbird

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... .      Caroll and I drove the beautiful drive to the hotel on the beach, adequately named "Arica Hotel" where the other volunteers, their families, co-teachers, principles and Miriam were waiting. We mingled for a bit, ...

Being lazy, Arica, Chile travel blog

Being lazy

A travel blog entry by slp

... double bed ever though) cause it was only room left in our hostel and it ended up being cheaper anyway - that is one downfall of Chile prices have gone up! We did make it to the Museum in San Miguel which is very good but is all about the Incas and ...

In Arica, I Need an Accountant or a Custodian, Arica, Chile travel blog

In Arica, I Need an Accountant or a Custodian

A travel blog entry by frankbooth

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... (usually a vintage Ford Taurus) that when filled to capacity (one driver and five passengers) departs from Tacna, Peru to Arica Chile. As I walked through the entrance, a manic collectivo driver who had four passengers waiting offered me a deal I could ...

Runaround, Arica, Chile travel blog

Runaround

A travel blog entry by andyandott

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We nipped over to the archeological museum this morning to look at some mummies. We donīt go to any museum now that doesnīt have really old dead people in. They were no where near as good as the one in Salta of the perfectly preserved child, but it ...

Volkswagen Van Westfalia Combi 1976 (june 09), Arica, Chile travel blog

Volkswagen Van Westfalia Combi 1976 (june 09)

A travel blog entry by otromundo

Hello! We are selling our Volkswagen Van  from 1976 in Chile after 4 months of travelling with it! Not because we want to, but because we have a plane to catch :) She's really fantastic for travelling and in a very good shape: she has a brand ...

Top of Chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

Top of Chile

A travel blog entry by catndeano

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... also a statue of Christ with open arms looking out over the sea which denotes the signature of the 1929 agreement between Peru and Chile. After the long walk back down we had a look at San Marcos Cathedral which is made of iron except for the wooden ...

Preparing to go into Peru via Tacna, Arica, Chile travel blog

Preparing to go into Peru via Tacna

A travel blog entry by stevekiwibelton

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... . The bottom of the canyon is lined with lots of farms producing crops, the contract with the surrounding desert being quite striking. Arica is Chile's most northern city/town and is not a bad place to stop over on the way to Peru. The town centre ...

Thought I would leave today but vegged out instead, Arica, Chile travel blog

Thought I would leave today but vegged out instead

A travel blog entry by dfleege

... us that tonight was the start of a very festive week-long holiday called Carnival. It is celebrated most heavily in Chile and Brazil, and fortunately, Arica was one of the best places to celebrate the holiday.  I was really glad I stayed because ...

Run for the border, Arica, Chile travel blog

Run for the border

A travel blog entry by steffeff

... of toilet paper. Iīm telling you, Chile could drum up some cash if they imposed a toilet paper duty. As we entered Arica, Peru the differences between the countries was quickly evident. We sped along a well-lit, divided highway, complete with clear ...

Arrivee dans le grand nord (du Chili), Arica, Chile travel blog

Arrivee dans le grand nord (du Chili)

A travel blog entry by sglaude

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Apres un long trajet en bus depuis Concepcion et un arret a l'ambassade de France a Santiago, je prends l'avion pour Arica. J'y arrive a 23.30. Un taxi m'y attend pour m'emmener a l'hostal Jardin del Sol ou j'ai reserve pour 2 nuits. L'air n'y a pas tres ...

Ja, Marcin i ocean, Arica, Chile travel blog

Ja, Marcin i ocean

A travel blog entry by kusolive

... mnie niegoscinna lokalna flora bakteryjna.A zaczelo sie tak pieknie, zostawilismy Ole na pastwe Karola przy granicy z Chile i pomknelismy z Marcinem autobusem w kierunku oceanu do miejscowoci oegzotycznie brzmiacej nazwie Arica. Miasto samo w sobie ...

We saw the oldest mummy in the world!, Arica, Chile travel blog

We saw the oldest mummy in the world!

A travel blog entry by jamesandleanne

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... a welcome drink/ aperitif offered. We would recommend it to anyone, the hostel recommended it to us and now we are passing on the message. Mains range from 4-600 chilenos. Off to Arica we went on our longest bus ride in Chile! Only 11 hours ...

Arica - not for me, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica - not for me

A travel blog entry by rurubeer

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Did not feel the vibe in this city/town. Stayed one day, left the next for Peru in a collectivo (little car with 4 other people and ...

I just want to pop his head off, Arica, Chile travel blog

I just want to pop his head off

A travel blog entry by talkingbird

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... showed me some magic tricks as well, so obviously I love him even more now.    So that's that. Another week in Chile. Have I mentioned we still don't have hot water? Hope you still love me even though I smell,  Cali   ...

Post Card View!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Post Card View!

A travel blog entry by paul_and_sharon

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Didn't know what to expect in Arica. This is one of the driest places in the world.  We lucked into a tour with the on-board naturalist to the mountain lake.  Claim is the highest unnavigable in the world.  We were not sure what to ...

Arica, Arica, Chili travel blog

Arica

A travel blog entry by fallysflorian

Après quelques heures de bus a travers le désert, nous voici rendus à Arica, ville côtière mais surtout frontalière avec le Pérou. Et plouf! Nous voici de nouveau dans la mer, bien chaude, sans méduses, et avec des ...

On the road again:Arequipa-Tacna-Arica-Santiago-BA, Arica, Chile travel blog

On the road again:Arequipa-Tacna-Arica-Santiago-BA

A travel blog entry by luvlifetravel

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... the eye could see, so glad we’re not stuck in this place. The border crossing was a breeze and we were through into Chile heading for Arica in no time. Our driver kindly dropped us off at the airport but then insisted we had to pay an extra 20Sol ea ...

Back in Arica for a night., Arica, Chile travel blog

Back in Arica for a night.

A travel blog entry by jamespi

Back in Arica for the night. Not much was happening here as it is a Sunday and there is also an important soccer match on. So we settle for pizza ...

The Airport, Amanda and Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

The Airport, Amanda and Arica

A travel blog entry by chilenomates

... one...ok I wouldnīt rely on this but it worked this time. LAN have very nice inflight snacks...I have the whole row to myself....Arica airport a small shed in a desrt...Iīm in a desert! Justino, our guide for the next couple of days picks us up at the ...

Surf and sea urchins, Arica, Chile travel blog

Surf and sea urchins

A travel blog entry by jesseteleri

... right we are so stupid for not seeing that. its all our fault!ī We left laughing a little bit, looking over our shoulders we see her watering her dirt path again. At the top was a nice view of Arica and the surrounding beaches, time to leave... La Paz ...

Border Crossing, An adventure in itself, Arica, Chile travel blog

Border Crossing, An adventure in itself

A travel blog entry by kateandchris

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Yippee, no more San Pedro de Atacama.... An annoying loud bus ride via Calama, then on to the border crossing point on the Chile side, Arica. Off the bus early in the morning, a little tired but keen to go and get into Peru.... But how do we do ...

Dec 19, 2011, Arica, Chile travel blog

Dec 19, 2011

A travel blog entry by marknl

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Arica - get ready for Peru, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica - get ready for Peru

A travel blog entry by pandacourtis

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another 4.5 bus riding, reached Arica in the afternoon. been to the museum in Azapa Valley for the Chinchorro mummies and have managed to see some geoglifos sites. decided to go flat for the next day and get ready for another bus journey onto ...

A Stressful Stop, Arica, Chile travel blog

A Stressful Stop

A travel blog entry by tom_and_cat

Arriving in Arica at around 10pm at night we had a quick look around the bus terminals for buses heading to La Paz and quickly learned (much to our horror) that as the next day (Cat's birthday) was Chilean Independence Day there were no buses running to ...

Border crossing bathrooms are not the business, Arica, Chile travel blog

Border crossing bathrooms are not the business

A travel blog entry by acadia51

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... We then rode in a grey Lincoln Continental with "Marlboro" plastered across the windshield with 3 other people to cross the border into Chile. Fairly uneventful. So we get to our hostel around 6:30 tonight...and the owner is nuts. He greets us with a big ...

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