Travel Blogs from Arica, Chile

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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. Im 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 wouldnt 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...Im 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! 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, Arica and Parc National Lauca, Chile travel blog

Arica

A travel blog entry by lbergin

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After Ica,  I took the last overnight bus of my trip down south to Arica, Chile.  Definitely wasn't sad to see the end of the overnight buses.  When I arrrived in Arica, met this lovely Ozzie girl.  Apparently I'd arrived right in ...

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 ...

Bus station mania., Arica, Chile travel blog

Bus station mania.

A travel blog entry by jakeholness

Passed through Arica on the way to La Paz. The bus station didn't have a roof because it dosen't need one as it is the driest city in the world and it never rains. A crazy bitch restaurant owner would not let us charge our laptop even though we bought ...

Pilar is drinking water!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Pilar is drinking water!

A travel blog entry by talkingbird

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... am a bit scared about tomorrow as Caroll won't be at school in the morning so I have to actually teach all on my own, the entire class even. I'm nervous, but obviously I'll let you know how it goes ;) Amor desde Chile. PS Still no hot water.     ...

Ferien von den Ferien, Arica, Chile travel blog

Ferien von den Ferien

A travel blog entry by cbieri

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... von den Ferien :-) Am Morgen frh sind wir mit dem Taxi an den Flughafen und von Santiago nach Arica - im Norden von Chile - geflogen. Dann sollten wir eigentlich vom Hotel-Shuttle abgeholt werden, aber das hat irgendwie nicht so richtig geklappt ...

More buses, the journey to Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

More buses, the journey to Arica

A travel blog entry by hadlandia

Im way too tired to type all this up right now, I just want to see the ...

His tower is a bit more famous, Arica, Chile travel blog

His tower is a bit more famous

A travel blog entry by peter.kenny

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... .  I'd been in Plaza de Coln the night before where they were appeared to be running Arica's got Talent, thankfully without the tiresome B-listers who make up the judging panel for the dreadful British equivalent.  You can ...

Arriba Arica!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arriba Arica!

A travel blog entry by gringo_sange

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... ... So you can imagine how delighted I was when I saw the taxis lined up to take people into Tacna, or directly to Arica for a reasonable price (I think USD40). Done deal. My driver negotiated the border crossing directing me where to go, and in less ...

Day 13 - Jan 19 Chile part 1 – Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Day 13 - Jan 19 Chile part 1 – Arica

A travel blog entry by mimi2south

Day 13 - Jan 19 Chile part 1 – Arica What a lovely day! Overcast to start, with full sun by my afternoon trip to the desert (yes, I burned - my face and back of my neck!). Arica, at the northern edge of Chile, was an easy access port with a short ...

Chile!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Chile!

A travel blog entry by tkw

... in Chile, but it was also Todd's 27th birthday! We checked into our hostel and headed out to celebrate! Arica was a pleasant surprise. It was definitely more developed than Ecuador and Peru. We had a nice dinner and the best ice cream ...

Post bike trip, Arica, Chile travel blog

Post bike trip

A travel blog entry by talkingbird

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... literally dragged me to the reporter with me begging not to do it. they just asked me about the program and if I liked arica, but still, I was nervous/embarrassed. Then at the fair Caroll's dad, who is a reporter for AricaTV interviewed me, even tho I ...

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A travel blog entry by lollo

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