Travel Blogs from Arica, Chile

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Sun, Surf, Earthquakes and Jellyfish, Arica, Chile travel blog

Sun, Surf, Earthquakes and Jellyfish

A travel blog entry by braynbrooks

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... and how lucky we were to be experiencing it. We were off to Bolivia the next day and were looking forward to our return to Chile in 2 weeks time. We were going to miss the surf hostel with surf obsessed Kurt and the Aussies, but not the Earthquakes and ...

Some R&R and munchies on the Beach, Arica, Chile travel blog

Some R&R and munchies on the Beach

A travel blog entry by johnnytravel

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... my faves) can make you appreciate the little things more than you thought you would. In our case, the tiny beach town of Arica on Chile's northern coast was just the cure to our stresses. We arrived Monday afternoon before sunset. We took the advice of a ...

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

Travel Marathon

A travel blog entry by curtisejtaylor

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... 't show it accurately: *left Arequipa on the 25th arriving in Tacna after a 7hour bus ride *crossed the border from Tacna to Arica via taxi with the Argentinians 1.5 hours *caught a bus from Arica to San Pedro after an overnight bus that took roughly ...

32 hrs of travelling, Arica, Chile travel blog

32 hrs of travelling

A travel blog entry by joe_cox

The first of a few brief entries so I can plot the points of our journy on the map. This leg involved 22 hours on a bus from La Serena to Arica. ...

Sand, sea and car tyres, Arica, Chile travel blog

Sand, sea and car tyres

A travel blog entry by kazntrsawsmadvn

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...  but hey! The town itself was a little more different from the rest of the places we had been to in Chile so far but remarkably reminiscent of somewhere else, Sinai in Egypt! A small dusty town with narrow little passageways, surrounded by open ...

Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica

A travel blog entry by crampo7

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zaraz ruszamy dalej, Arica, Chile travel blog

zaraz ruszamy dalej

A travel blog entry by zbiki

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Zdecydowalismy sie ruszyc po poludniu do miejscowosci Tacna ( juz w Peru) i stamtad przedostac sie nocnym autobusem do Arequipy. Mamy nadzieje, ze naszych planow nic nie pokzyzuje... pula zdarzen pechowych juz sie wyczerpala -mialam dzis srednio ...

Eureka!!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Eureka!!

A travel blog entry by sarahcolvin

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... into some perspective. We´ve also met a lot of really kewl people...a lone honey-phyllic cyclist whose riding from southern chile to Canada, a british exchange student whose doing an elective year in Spanish in Santiago (quite common it seems) and ...

day 25 - october 19th, Arica, Chile travel blog

day 25 - october 19th

A travel blog entry by kirstyirsty

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... hassle! i cant believe people would give in to that sort of bullying! anyway the hostel we are in (sunny days in arica in chile) is lovely. were right by the beach and you can actually put your toilet paper in the toilet! the only other place ...

La Serena and Arica, Chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

La Serena and Arica, Chile

A travel blog entry by lizianjosh

... Thursday 22nd March - at sea day. Forced to eat, lounge around, swim, eat.......... Friday 23rd March - Docked at Arica, most northerly port in Chile. We wandered into the town and it was immediately clear that there was a big celebration going on - ...

It Does Exist & Back in Time, Arica, Chile travel blog

It Does Exist & Back in Time

A travel blog entry by spocream

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... The helpfulness of ordinary people and officials will be one of our most enduring memories.   It was immediately obvious that Chile is more prosperous than Peru. The buildings on the roadside were larger and better maintained; the roads had better ...

NIce, apart from the bird shit !, Arica, Chile travel blog

NIce, apart from the bird shit !

A travel blog entry by hare60

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... really) and then down sharply into the valleys, then back up again (you get the picture). After a little over 300 k's I roll into Arica. After the usual "get a bit lost" theme, ask a few directions I find a good hotel just one block off the main mall. ...

Parrilla con Amigos, Arica, Chile travel blog

Parrilla con Amigos

A travel blog entry by hare60

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... carnet. Anyway, forms were filled and then followed a procession of different offices, stamping and checking, mostly the 4 forms. Through Chile similar offices and stamping occurred at the Peru side, but I must admit there was no confusion or time ...

Its chilly in Chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

Its chilly in Chile

A travel blog entry by orlao0

From Arequipa we went to Tacna (night bus, 6hrs), whish is a border town to cross into Chile. In Chile, the first town we came to was Arica, we got a taxi across the border from Tacna to Arica, we were very cautious of this as there are so many dodgy ...

Arica... sea level!!! 05/11/13-07/11/13 days 65-67, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica... sea level!!! 05/11/13-07/11/13 days 65-67

A travel blog entry by vikkiandchris

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... our passports! None of these we had in Bolivia! When we arrived in Arica we got a taxi to our hostel, Arica Surf-house. The time went forwards by 2 hours in Chile so by the time we'd checked in it was after 11 and we'd not eaten since breakfast. We were ...

Strip-searched at the Border, Concordia, Peru travel blog

Strip-searched at the Border

A travel blog entry by johnnytravel

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... guys must feel when they are "randomly searched" at every airport checkpoint. The Chilean protocol was much more straight-forward. A short time later, we were going 100mph down the Pan-American again, this time for Arica!        ...

Finally a beach!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Finally a beach!

A travel blog entry by hotteawhereever

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After leaving the cold and altitude i arrived in northern Chile, Arica...great place and on the coast.....I really needed a few days on the beach to top up my tan....and have a few days of sunshine before i arrived in New Zealand..just in time for the ...

A climb up a cliff and FINALLY a beach!, Arica, Chile travel blog

A climb up a cliff and FINALLY a beach!

A travel blog entry by dissipatedfog

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... later. I walked around and did some shopping during the day. I tried to find a place I'd read about on a blog about Arica, http://infoarica.blogspot.com/, that sells books in English by the pound, but it no longer existed. That was sad because ...

Arica Chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica Chile

A travel blog entry by jimstephkrueger

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We spent the day today in Arica, Chile.  This was our second visit to the area ' although the first visit never was recorded on our travelpod from last November....but here is a look into Arica ' which is a city in Northern Chile bordering the ...

arica, welcome chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

arica, welcome chile

A travel blog entry by bafreux

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... sur les produits frais comme en australie.. faut.. detacher le surf, prendre les bagages et refaire la file... pour repartir sur arica... en tout deux a trois heures depuis tacna... arrive a l hotel, jimmy est deja la.. son taxi etait plus rapide... ...

Arica- Desert, Yoga, and Devin Comes Back Home!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica- Desert, Yoga, and Devin Comes Back Home!

A travel blog entry by cmedancing

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Arica is another desert town, on the beach, in Northern Chile.  The town itself doesn´t have a lot to offer.  It´s fairly small and not built up for tourists at all.... but in a way that´s why I liked it.  It was nice to just walk ...

Arica, National Park Lauca and Sarah´s birthday, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica, National Park Lauca and Sarah´s birthday

A travel blog entry by sarahdan

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... had such luxury!) and bodyboarding with our dolphin friends. Dan treated me to a tasty dinner at the most prestigious seafood restaurant in Arica. Once again, Pisco Sours and red wine had a large part in the evening... great fun! Sadly, we have to leave ...

Land of the mummies, Arica, Chile travel blog

Land of the mummies

A travel blog entry by jon-daniella

... herbs and full or flavour. There is a very interesting museum just outside the city about the history of the northern part of chile and they are famous for holding some of the oldest mummies in the world, very interested and strange. The first mummies we ...

On The Move Again, Arica, Chile travel blog

On The Move Again

A travel blog entry by calmyourjets

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... 's never any goals scored when he is watching!! I took some time away from footie watching to visit the 2 archaeological museums in Arica. The one on Ave Colon only opened a few moths ago and isn't mentioned in most of the travel guides but is worth ...

Moving on to Chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

Moving on to Chile

A travel blog entry by polvo10

Arica in HI-Roberto.  ...

A funny bird that is a pelican..., Arica, Chile travel blog

A funny bird that is a pelican...

A travel blog entry by lrm2164

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... absolutely breathtaking.   The next day I met up with a new friend that I had met on the bus crossing into Chile. Ana made a point of showing me "the real" Arica, and I can see why she is so proud of her city. First we went to the docks where we ...

Desert Town on the Sea, Arica, Chile travel blog

Desert Town on the Sea

A travel blog entry by oliverhart853

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Arica-pop 200,000After another long travel day from Easter Island, we arrived in the northernmost city in Chile, Arica. Arica was won by Chile from Peru in the late 19th century War of the Pacific. The war was fought because Arica's soil is rich with ...

Lauca National Park, Arica, Chile travel blog

Lauca National Park

A travel blog entry by therasp

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... the coast of Chile admiring the entire Andean range and then transitioning into the desolate sandy coastal range ending in Arica, Chile surrouded by a Historical battle site headland during the Pacific War. The landscape on arrival was dramatic and very ...

Arica, the driest town on Earth, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica, the driest town on Earth

A travel blog entry by steveandjenna

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True story, Arica only cops 0.78mm of rain per year. Apparently it would take a century to fill a tea cup! Arica is our last stop in Chile, and we are kind of glad. It's not like we didn't like Chile, it's just very barron and the coastal towns are really ...

last city in chili, Arica, Chile travel blog

last city in chili

A travel blog entry by bauerman

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ganz kurz: Arica, noerdlichste Kleinstadt von Chile. Sehr angenehm zum abhaengen und organisieren. Viele Tiere am ...

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