Travel Blogs from Arica, Chile

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Chile's Last Stop, Arica, Chile travel blog

Chile's Last Stop

A travel blog entry by thepinks

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By Eric. Arica is our last stop in the beautiful country that is Chile. It is approximately 5 miles south of the Chilean border still nestled between the wild Chilean coast and the brutal Atacama desert. Getting here from Iquique took another 5 hour bus ...

close encouter with chili, Arica, Chile travel blog

close encouter with chili

A travel blog entry by jefweyns

welwel gegroet allen!! nu ik erin geslaagd ben om mijn gebroken poot en twee krukken een 2tal km door de woestijn te pikkelen tot aan de locale bibliotheek omdat hier het internet gratis is, een korte update.... een kleine twee weken geleden ...

Sophie v.s The Pacific, Arica, Chile travel blog

Sophie v.s The Pacific

A travel blog entry by sophiemead

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So when I first researched Arica I saw that it hosted the 2007 Ripcurl World Surfing Championships. Cool, better learn to surf then. Easier said than done. I've always wanted to surf and since I bodyboarded alot when I was younger I thought it would be ...

Arica!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica!

A travel blog entry by 5-crazy-people

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We had found a great deal on plane tickets from Santiago to Arica, a 30 hour bus ride.  Arica is the most northern city in Chile.  It is a beautiful small city, a little over 100,000 people.  The beach is amazing!  We went for a walk ...

ARICA, CHILE, Arica, Chile travel blog

ARICA, CHILE

A travel blog entry by jokoangel

BEST OF ARICA & ANCIENT CULTURES:  1. Lluta Geoglyphs:  2. Poconchile:  3. Pacha Mama Ceremony:  4. Dancers from the Altiplano:  5. San Miguel de Azapa Archeological Museum:  6. Handicraft Market:  7. San ...

All year round sunny Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

All year round sunny Arica

A travel blog entry by ullaventham

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... on the beach. There were lots of pelicans but we were not sure whether they were friendly or not. Today is a holiday here in Chile. A sort of Rememberance Day for the Ballte of Iquique on 21st May 1879 during the Guerra del Pacifico. This is the war when ...

Oroependola nest, Arica, Chile travel blog

Oroependola nest

A travel blog entry by trolibus

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TRAVEL ...

El perro que roba, Arica, Chile travel blog

El perro que roba

A travel blog entry by kevinb.caron

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... bercer par les vagues durant de longues heures. Ensuite, t'as un merveilleux coucher de soleil avec la vue au loin du centre ville d'Arica et de l'autre côté d'immenses dunes de sable et bien sur le brut des vagues. Et le bon temps se poursuit avec un ...

Today was an exceptionally great day., Arica, Chile travel blog

Today was an exceptionally great day.

A travel blog entry by talkingbird

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... we are the most powerful country in the world" on July 4, but there is something more genuine when the only people rooting for Chile on their independence day are chileans, and they are really rooting.         Well, that out ...

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 don´t go to any museum now that doesn´t 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. I´m 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 ...

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