Travel Blogs from Arica, Chile

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No more rain!, Arica, Chile travel blog

No more rain!

A travel blog entry by dfleege

... overnight bus ride sucked. After 18 hours on a bus, I spent another 2 hours crossing the border and riding in a taxi to Arica, Chile. When I finally made it to my hostel, I was extremely tired and disoriented, especially because, for some reason, Chile ...

Coastal wildlife, Arica, Chile travel blog

Coastal wildlife

A travel blog entry by dfleege

... . I had already seen lots of seabirds and crabs and I wondered what other wildlife I might find once I left the city. If you look at Arica, Chile on a map, you can see that there are no other cities along the coast in Chile for many miles. I figured, if I ...

My kind of town, Arica, Chile travel blog

My kind of town

A travel blog entry by gab123

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... about Arica is that it located right along the Pacific Ocean. The town is quiet, clean, and the locals are welcoming. While in Arica I spend two days walking around Plaza Colon, seeing Casa de la Cultura, making the climb to El Morro and heading to ...

Arica - just short of Peru, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica - just short of Peru

A travel blog entry by peterandvivien

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... a taxi up to the top of El Morro where there are tremendous views and a small Museum about the War of the Pacific between Chile and Peru in the late 19th century.  El Morro is a hill which provided a strong defensive position for the Peruvians but ...

Welcome to Arica !, Arica, Chile travel blog

Welcome to Arica !

A travel blog entry by doofiz

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... find as there were many local peruvians and bolivians heading the same direction as I was, I just followed the flock. At a glance Arica seemed to be bustling with people, and shops still trading at this early hour. It was strange, but nevertheless, it ...

Crossing borders again, Arica, Chile travel blog

Crossing borders again

A travel blog entry by jaguardriving

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Saturday 10 nov Oruro ( Bolivia ). To. Arica ( Chile ). Trip. 535 KM. Total. 8467 KM The first 130 km was backtracking on our route from wednesday. In Patacamaya we made a left turn , direction Chile. Approx 80 km before the border we ...

Restday, Arica, Chile travel blog

Restday

A travel blog entry by jaguardriving

Subday 11 nov. Restday What should have been a restday ended up to be a bad day. Saturday evening, whil we have dinner in the hotel , our room was broken into. Our room was on the seaside at groundlevel and had a terrace. The lock chain, to ...

Lange Fahrt von La Paz nach Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Lange Fahrt von La Paz nach Arica

A travel blog entry by shlateinamerika

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... Lange Fahrt von La Paz nach Arica Um 6:30 stand ein Taxi vor unserer Tür, das uns zum Busbahnhof bringen sollte. Arica heißt unser heutiges Ziel. Gretel war völlig empört, dass der Taxifahrer 20 Bolivianos (umgerechnet 2 Euro) verlangte. Sie hat sich ...

Border Crossing and Long Ride South, Arica, Chile travel blog

Border Crossing and Long Ride South

A travel blog entry by mel_and_si

This bit of the journey was BUS-TASTIC.....The bus is king here!  Just a long time to be sitting on a bus....with a break in between countries when we took a taxi across the border or frontier as the locals call ...

Day off in Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Day off in Arica

A travel blog entry by tworedbikes

We took a day off and got some laundry done. We're still not right, digestively. I have no appetite but Al really fancied some Chinese food. As soon as the food arrived I was hungry, but after eating I felt as though I was carrying a rugby ball in my ...

round 3.....wooohoooo, Arica, Chile travel blog

round 3.....wooohoooo

A travel blog entry by peacharoo

arrived in arica after an exhausting around 18 hours of traveling...trying to stay alive and feed myself. i am also staying at arica surf house where it appears i am the only girl in a big dorm room of male surf bums from across the world..heehee, good ...

Soldiers vs. Vultures, Arica, Chile travel blog

Soldiers vs. Vultures

A travel blog entry by sophiemead

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... the militares Valeria and I returned a couple of weeks later for a karaoke night. For some terrible reason, here in Chile karaeoke is the new black. Maybe it's just Arica but I doubt it. Go to any bar and the likelihood is that they'll put on at least ...

Day 16 San Pedro de Atacama to Arica 775 km, Arica, Chile travel blog

Day 16 San Pedro de Atacama to Arica 775 km

A travel blog entry by p2pjaguar

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... stopped for lunch and feasted on white rolls, really good palm hearts and avocado and some cremated chicken. Ever since we arrived in Chile there has been a police presence on every road junction where we have all been checked off on a list to make sure ...

'Sarah's Famous!!!', Arica, Chile travel blog

'Sarah's Famous!!!'

A travel blog entry by sarahandjustin

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... hostel with our new friends as it was time for Sarah’s photo shoot!! Roberto had been discussing with 'Estrella De Arica’ (a newspaper) about doing a story on his hostel and travellers that pass by. A photographer came round at 11am saw Sarah ...

Arica, starting point for 2000km of Chilean hwy, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica, starting point for 2000km of Chilean hwy

A travel blog entry by saroadtrip2013

... currently dispute where the territorial limits are offshore.  Peru argues that the limit should be determined by bisection of the angle of the coastlines, while Chile argues that the limit should parallel the equator and head directly ...

Next Stop Peru, Arica, Chile travel blog

Next Stop Peru

A travel blog entry by rojostravels

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I left San Pedro two days ago, and have got to Arica, northern Chile, near the border with Peru.  Last night I spent in Iquique, a coastal town wedged between the mountains to the east and the sea to the west. I took the coast road again which ...

Arrivee a Arica, Chili, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arrivee a Arica, Chili

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

... les papiers de Zayda, nous voila, apres avoir ete bien fouilles a la frontiere, au Chili. Ici plus de c, plus de fumette, mais du bon vin... Nous arrivons a Arica et nous installons a l'hotel... Puis restau pour manger de la viande, de la vraie, ...

Ribenfors you would love it here!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Ribenfors you would love it here!

A travel blog entry by the_sterlini

Found ourselves at the border town of Arica amongst some pretty die hard surfers. Love the hostel though. Very chilled out, massive living areas, loads of surfboard, kite boards, bodyboards lying about the place. Not much else to Arica so have been lying ...

Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica

A travel blog entry by vclark

Arica! ...

Cuzco to Colca Canyon, Arica, Chile travel blog

Cuzco to Colca Canyon

A travel blog entry by chileadventure

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... day headed back into Chile. Got to the border crossing and the bike was losing water from the water pump so I limped into Arica for repairs. 5th Jan waiting for water pump kit to be flown up from Orsono with thanks to Sonia from motoadventura and with ...

Learning to surf, hanging with locals, Arica, Chile travel blog

Learning to surf, hanging with locals

A travel blog entry by dfleege

Will post pics later... Today I woke up and started my surf lessons with some really laid back Chilean dudes. Surfing is really hard! It took me many tries before I could stand up on my own. I wiped out A LOT! I never really hurt myself too bad ...

General San  Martin, Arica, Chile travel blog

General San Martin

A travel blog entry by elephanto12345

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General San Martin.  General San Martin, Peru.Well what an unbelievable port this turned out to be. Unbelievable? Yes. There is one single quay and then desert, desert and more desert for as far as the eye can see. The Atacama Desert is about a ...

Sunday, January 19, 2014, Arica, Chile travel blog

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A travel blog entry by edhamilton

Arica, Chile. Woke up around 9:30, breakfast in Lido, then left the ship around 11:30 to see what was in Arica. Not much. Walked to the "cathedral" and photographed inside. Probably the nicest building we saw, but up close it showed some wear and ...

Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica

A travel blog entry by landellsandlads

The next place we wanted to get to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. After reading some forums on the internet we realised it wasn't going to be an easy one bus journey. We first got a bus from Arequipa to Tacna then another bus to Arica which took us across ...

Blink and you'll miss it, Arica, Chile travel blog

Blink and you'll miss it

A travel blog entry by mario.travels

... and not Peruvian passport) it was quite speedy. The colectivo dropped us off at the bus terminal and we made our way to the hostel. Arica Surf is a nice little hostel, a 10 minute walk from the centro. It was too late to eat from the many menus around the ...

Chilean ice cream! Finally!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Chilean ice cream! Finally!

A travel blog entry by talkingbird

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... with grass! And we met her host sister and TINY little dog Lily, who was just too cute to handle, and we then walked to the Arica Casino! This was actually my first time ever in a casino, it was exactly what you imagine it would be like. We only went to ...

Atacama Desert, Arica, Chile travel blog

Atacama Desert

A travel blog entry by ireneshoemaker

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Tuesday, 19th Jan. 2010 ARICA  ("Open Door"), Chile The ship arrived in the beach town of Arica just 11 miles inside the Chilean border around 7am. Arica used to be a Peruvian port before the War of the Pacific. Notably, it was the port used by the ...

Sand Dunes and Sea Lions, Arica, Chile travel blog

Sand Dunes and Sea Lions

A travel blog entry by lucas_goes_solo

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... some super-tasty seafood, I headed back to my hostel before heading out for beers with a German guy I’d bumped into 3 times already in Chile, and who was heading off into Peru the next day. Tired and merry I got to bed to try and get a good ...

Ghost towns (with no Health and safety- hurrah), Arica, Chile travel blog

Ghost towns (with no Health and safety- hurrah)

A travel blog entry by gerty581

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... belonged to Bolivia and Peru. The rich nitrates of the area caught the attention of foreign powers including Britain and Germany. Chile was quite heavily involved in the mining of the nitrates but after Bolivia did something to upset them they went ...

Arica, zweiter Tag, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica, zweiter Tag

A travel blog entry by cbieri

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... Nachmittag haben wir dann noch kurz unsere Reisepläne für die nächsten Tage angeschaut und genossen ein (vermeintlich) letztes Essen in Arica. Today we had a few things on our to do list: sleeping in, car and groceries... With the Taxi we went ...

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