Travel Blogs from Arica, Chile

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Through the Desert to the North, Arica, Chile travel blog

Through the Desert to the North

A travel blog entry by calmyourjets

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It needed one of the longer bus journeys I've been on to get up the the very north of Chile to Arica. The views on the 24 hour bus ride were generally very similar - desert, desert and more desert! The city itself is really nice, very much how you'd ...

Crossing into Chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

Crossing into Chile

A travel blog entry by bharris4

It was only a four hour bus ride from Arequipa to Tacna (Peruvian border town). From there we hired a taxi to drive us to Arica, Chile. Apparently, this is the easiest and safest way to cross the border. And it turned out to be. Our driver did all the ...

Finally Into Town, Arica, Chile travel blog

Finally Into Town

A travel blog entry by shaunb

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My head should be hurting this morning but actually I don't feel too bad. Then I remember losing my guts in the bar toilet last night, a close run thing, and then feeding the remainder of the local firewater pisco effort to an unsuspecting pot plant at ...

Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica

A travel blog entry by stubo

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... of living of Europe and offers simmilar education, healthcare and a general quality of life - with MUCH better weather. Our time in Arica was spent eating Completos - a massive hot dog with LOADS of guacamole, tomatoes and Mayo on it - it rally is huge ...

Tacna, Peru and Arica, Chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

Tacna, Peru and Arica, Chile

A travel blog entry by gazzgazz2005

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... no-where to be seen. I got my stamp like everyone else and was alowed on Chilean soil. Woohoo! Off we went to Arica (northern Chile) a township of about 200,000 or so on the beach. It is Chile´s most northern town. I was pleasantly surprised by how ...

Iqueqe, Iqueqe, Chile travel blog

Iqueqe

A travel blog entry by mickpick

Met some priests doing aid works, I use that in the loosest meaning, furthered my disillusionment with the church, made me angry, dont really want to talk about it, good surf here ...

Can´t be bothered to stay, Arica, Chile travel blog

Can´t be bothered to stay

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

No ...

Arica & Lauca National Park, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica & Lauca National Park

A travel blog entry by alexp02

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... and therefore his car was ready to go, but it didn't really matter.  I was now already up and the earlier I got to Arica, Chile, the better.  Actually, after talking to some people in Arica, there had in fact been a strike at the border crossing ...

Living a surfers life in Arica-ca-ca, Arica, Chile travel blog

Living a surfers life in Arica-ca-ca

A travel blog entry by rhampshire

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... we didnt quite know what we were going to do in Arica, we just thought it would be a good place to stop in Northern Chile before crossing to Peru.  Although some people had told us about the surfing here but we thought it would probably be too ...

Arica, the Brighton of Chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica, the Brighton of Chile

A travel blog entry by womblepeter

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Now this one was a surprise to me, I only wanted to get out of Bolivia and I´ve landed in the pseudo Brighton of Chile. This town is indeed different, IT NEVER RAINS HERE.  Arica sits at the end of a huge valley that is watered by the river ...

Fuerza Chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

Fuerza Chile

A travel blog entry by mlbixby

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... to help out those in need.  Every store, every dance club, every business, and every neighborhood encouraged citizens of Arica to donate water, food, clothing, shampoo, soap, anything to their Chilean brothers in the South.  When I walk home ...

Yanked across the boarder., Arica, Chile travel blog

Yanked across the boarder.

A travel blog entry by travelhob

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Will update with a picture of the old classic motor which carried me into ...

Leaving Peru and crusin' thru Chile, Arica, Chile travel blog

Leaving Peru and crusin' thru Chile

A travel blog entry by tawildman

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... , guarding our stuff while fighting off sleep and waiting for sunrise. If finally came and we got in a taxi and passed into Arica, Chile. We met Chrissy at our hostel and went to get money, which immediately confused the hell out of me...the ...

The Road to Santiago, Arica - Santiago, Chile travel blog

The Road to Santiago

A travel blog entry by ab1kenobe

For appeared to be forever we were surrounded by yellow desert. Sand, hot and glaring reflected the scorching sun in at us through the window. Then on our left side the yellow suddenly gave way to a deep dark, glittering blue. It stretched away to the ...

Break for the Boarder, Tacna/Arica, Chile travel blog

Break for the Boarder

A travel blog entry by ab1kenobe

After our initial greetings we decided to head straight to Arica, a town just over the boarder in Chile where we could get a bus to Santiago the following morning. It would give us a bit more time in the morning and save a bit of money. We found a taxi ...

Al Morro, Arica, Chile travel blog

Al Morro

A travel blog entry by shaunb

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Read Ian Rankin´s Black Book whilst waiting for the morning fog to clear.  The sun finally emerged around 11.45am, as it does most days here.  After playing table tennis with Antoine and Roberto, I think the owner took pity on me, as his sole ...

maison de france, Arica, Chile travel blog

maison de france

A travel blog entry by bafreux

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me voila donc de retour a arica.. j ai vraiment l impression d etre a la maison, a cette maison de france.. je parle francais.. j ai ma chambre ou mes affaires laissees et mon surf m attendent.. je regarde la tv francaise , le journal de la rtbf.. sur ...

Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica

A travel blog entry by kianlun_irene

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Arica, located at the northern tip of Chile is well known for its beach resorts. That said, we were really contented with just chilling around the town as we were really tired after a long (and exciting) Jeep trip across the Bolivian salt ...

It's  Latin America, Jim, but not as we know it..., Arica, Chile travel blog

It's Latin America, Jim, but not as we know it...

A travel blog entry by ab1kenobe

Already it felt different, although I couldn't point out how. The orange street lights in the distance seemed more like an English town than anything I'd seen in Peru. That's crazy how can orange street lights look different in a different country? Not ...

Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica

A travel blog entry by v-atravels0910

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... a bbq they were hosting at their farm that evening to watch the final of their equivalent of Champions League football.. Universad de Chile was playing a Brazilian club, we had seen the semi-final match with Nino, Yuri and friends a few months ago back ...

The driest city ever ... and not much else (Andy), Arica, Chile travel blog

The driest city ever ... and not much else (Andy)

A travel blog entry by lindseyhehman

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Arica, Chile is popular for two things; a great surfing location and being the driest city on Earth.  Since we are visiting there during the winter we only had the opportunity to experience on of those things ... I'll give you a clue, I didn't go ...

Arica: The Writing´s On The Wall, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica: The Writing´s On The Wall

A travel blog entry by shaunb

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... with a cab driver and we are on our way. HI Casa de Huespedes is located in a quiet neighborhood in the north of Arica, some distance from the centre. Five minutes later and garish murals on a residential side street property offer a subtle clue as to ...

Arica, Chile (day 19), Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica, Chile (day 19)

A travel blog entry by mcurtin

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... I was happy because as always, they were all purchased at a great low price! So, there is this energy drink popular in Chile and it's called "cocaina", and John wanted some. Needless to say, it was a little awkward walking up to different shops and ...

Into Chile via Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Into Chile via Arica

A travel blog entry by candcthai

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... the border), to grab a flight. The flight, with Sky Airways was cheap and took us straight to Chile's northernmost city of Arica a town sandwiched between the Atacama dessert and the Pacific.  The Atacama is, apparently the driest place on ...

Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica

A travel blog entry by arlash

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Camping at the airport, Arica, Chile travel blog

Camping at the airport

A travel blog entry by shaggers

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Left Peru and crossed border to Chile, which is where I took the photo of that lovely car. Down in Arica Rachel and Brendan arranged for us to camp at the airport at - I don´t think that would ever happen anywhere but South ...

McBlogging, Arica, Chile travel blog

McBlogging

A travel blog entry by lindseyandpaul

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... entire time until our next bus arrived.  Mark that as a reason not to write a blog. Another overnight bus (in Chile) got us to Arica, one of the most northern cities in Chile.  Practically on our way out and we haven’t even done ...

The 23 hour bus. La Serena to Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

The 23 hour bus. La Serena to Arica

A travel blog entry by cornflake

... with the beach-vibe of Arica. Samba music spills from everywhere and the people are friendly and kind. My hostel again Residencia Arica is perfect, and a steal at just four pounds a night. I bought my train ticket for the Ferroaccril Arica-Tacna today ...

Arica, Chile (day 20), Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica, Chile (day 20)

A travel blog entry by mcurtin

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... a while with the very friendly hostel owner named Curt, and got some suggestions on things to do with our last morning in Arica. After a quick breakfast on Calle 21, we took a colectivo taxi to the nearby San Miguel de Azapa Archeological Museum. Once we ...

Arica - paragliding, bursdag og magesjau!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica - paragliding, bursdag og magesjau!

A travel blog entry by teamlama

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... ttene pá ny jord/sand.... Mats er per dags dato blitt hardest rammet, men vi lar oss ikke kue og kjórer pá. Arica er en flott by, og kan sikkert skrive semi interessant om den. Faktum er at várt fortreffelige opphold her ikke er byens ...

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