Travel Blogs from Arica, Chile

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4 Markets One Day (Sophie), Arica, Chile travel blog

4 Markets One Day (Sophie)

A travel blog entry by ewbarr

... and the smell was something to note.  Arriving into Tacna was beautiful.  Even more beautiful was arriving into the Arica, Chile train station later that day as the sunset over the desert.  We had thoroughly enjoyed our last day ...

Santiago - Arica and Mummies, Arica, Chile travel blog

Santiago - Arica and Mummies

A travel blog entry by beckysarson


... Iquique. By this point however I had consulted the Bible aka Lonely Planet and had decided the best border crossing would actually be Arica and so bought another ticket to continue on for another 5 hours to Arica. 30 hours later….Arica!!! Hooray! I ...

Peru, Bolivia, Peru, Bolivia, .... Choices?!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Peru, Bolivia, Peru, Bolivia, .... Choices?!

A travel blog entry by henagaijin


... up a bit late the next morning and walked up to the Morro (big hill overlooking the town). This was the site of a battle between Chile and Peru in the war that took place in the late 1800s and there is quite a good little museum too.  It also ...

Beach in the Desert, Arica, Chile travel blog

Beach in the Desert

A travel blog entry by thewer


... wanted to see. However, getting across the Chilean border was a bit of a nightmare, and with it getting late I decided just to stop in Arica. I staying for a couple of days in the end, but it didn't take me long at all to begin to get a poor impression of ...

Cusco, Arequipa, Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

Cusco, Arequipa, Arica

A travel blog entry by davidandnancy


We've completed our trip across South America from the Atlantic to the Pacific, reaching Arica in northern Chile on Sunday. Tonight we are flying down to Punta Arenas in the south of Chile to begin our next adventure - hiking in the Torres del Paine ...

El Norte Grande, Arica, Chile travel blog

El Norte Grande

A travel blog entry by gordonandsarah


... a while down south and were now faced with the prospect of many many hours on buses crossing the apparently mediocre middle section of Chile (well, we didn’t have time to see it so we will just assume this is so) or, abandoning our plans to ...

No monos aqui, Arica, Chile travel blog

No monos aqui

A travel blog entry by constantinople

... I would have sat in that lovely little plaza waiting for sunset for another hour while my bus drove through the desert. I arrived in Arica early the next morning and had a lesson in planning and not being too tight to get a local bus. I walked around ...

on the road again, Arica, Chile travel blog

on the road again

A travel blog entry by matthewcarey

... where me and my wife got sick but luckily baby was fine after two weeks of Erika meeting old friends we decided to have a weekend in Arica which is a small town just cross the broader from Peru the town is quite ans there is not much to do with a kid but ...

Dias de cielo azul, Arica, Chile travel blog

Dias de cielo azul

A travel blog entry by constantinople

... a new love and a new loss .. every single week I had told my friends in Lima that when I got to Chile I would make a quick trip up the cost from Arica to Lima, however it was only when I got close to Arica that I realised how far away Lima ...

Arica: Strand und Parinacota-Vulkan, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica: Strand und Parinacota-Vulkan

A travel blog entry by doso_on_tour


... uns noch das alte Zollgebäude an. Dieses wurde ebenfalls von Gustave Eiffel in Paris entworfen, vorgefertigt und dann hier in Arica aufgebaut. Am Strand angekommen weht ein leichter Wind, kaum Wellen im Meer und vor allem quasi keine Leute, die dasselbe ...

4 countries in 4 days, Arica, Chile travel blog

4 countries in 4 days

A travel blog entry by rhi-nathan


... and the border post of Chungara must have some of the most fantastic scenery of any border post in the world. One night in Arica ticked the Chile box and the following day we got in a taxi to head across the border for the southern Peruvian town of Tacna ...

30 hours later..., Arica, Chile travel blog

30 hours later...

A travel blog entry by eoinontour

Seriously did you really think we would get on a bus for 50 hours?   Arriving in on the bus into Arica we thought we´d made the wrong choice as this town looked like a dudust-bowlfrom a western movie!  But underneath all that sand and dust ...

Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog


A travel blog entry by blogtrotters


... 'e des Andes, passage de frontière à 4500m, nous voilà au Chili plus vite que prévu. Nous descendons tranquillement jusque Arica, sur le bord de l'océan Pacifique, afin de rejoindre ensuite San pedro de atacama tranquillement, en espérant que les ...

Gaar!!, Arica, Chile travel blog


A travel blog entry by micheleen


... terminal was aan de overkant en we waren in 20 minuten alweer op pad naar de grens van Chili en naar Arica, het eerste plaatsje. Onderweg papieren invullen, uitcheck documenten pakken voor Peru en geld klaarleggen om te wisselen. De grens overgang ...

La Paz - Stunning Border Crossing - Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

La Paz - Stunning Border Crossing - Arica

A travel blog entry by panf007


... ;3 days in Bolivia does not do this diverse country justice, we took the same route as 7 years ago, down the Andes to Arica, Chile. This day, it was sunny and blue sky, which made the journey to Arica even more awe inspiring. The snow capped ...

Chile Region 1, Arica, Chile travel blog

Chile Region 1

A travel blog entry by luciecox

... me to acclimatise, then in Bolivia, it is the whole country almost 4km above sea, i made sure i bought some medecine today. Arica is surprisingly pleasant, great little city centre, by the sea with great beaches. Next time i´ll write i´ll probably be ...

Sampling the Chilean medical services., Arica, Chile travel blog

Sampling the Chilean medical services.

A travel blog entry by emma_steve80


... one night in Arica and then head on to San Pedro de Atacama for some desert action. Seven nights and two doctors later we are still in Arica! The bug seemed to have got me, so much so that I (Emma) had to endure a shot in the arse and chicken and plain ...

Pelicans and Sea Lions, Arica, Chile travel blog

Pelicans and Sea Lions

A travel blog entry by claireandrob


... better than food in the restaurants. Our plan was to cross the border the next day but instead we decided to stay another day in Arica to get our laundry down and to relax a little. Quite frankly we felt lazy and couldn’t be bothered to move! After ...

Chilly in Chile (and stuck)., Arica, Chile travel blog

Chilly in Chile (and stuck).

A travel blog entry by griffs-on-tour


... the rather irritating sound of the lambada being played on panpipes by the local school. We have been stuck here in Arica, in the northern tip of Chile for a full week now. It's not the most exciting place to be. It seems like the main attractions are ...

Back to Chile at last., Arica, Chile travel blog

Back to Chile at last.

A travel blog entry by griffs-on-tour


... we retraced our steps back to the huge desert border outpost Tacna and hit the border in mid afternoon.  We returned to Chile's northern with a mixture of triumph, relief and for my part a little sadness. The triumph was that back in August we ...

Many wonders in a small city, Arica, Chile travel blog

Many wonders in a small city

A travel blog entry by chiheb


I did not stay long in Arica. I went to the archeologic museum out of the city to see more mummies from the chinchorro tribe and more artefacts. I visited the city within a day. There were few things to see, but I had a nice walk by the sea and discovered ...

Longest bus ride yet, Arica, Chile travel blog

Longest bus ride yet

A travel blog entry by chuckonearth

... the immigration officer only gave me a minor hassle for having been in Peru for only 24 hours, and 15 minutes later I was in the Arica bus station again.  Although I had thought about it a bit, I hadn't really figured out where I was going.  The ...

Eureka it's Arica!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Eureka it's Arica!

A travel blog entry by chrisarah


... where hostel stays are more like eight dollars a night rather than twenty. so we left San Pedro for chile's most north border city called Arica. what was supposed to be a painless ten hour bus ride was a sweaty cesspool of international bacteria ...

Tacna to Arica - a long day, Arica, Chile travel blog

Tacna to Arica - a long day

A travel blog entry by cedric.brehaut


... haven't seen the Ocean since Máncora, over a month ago. Unfortunately it's not that easy: all the hotels are full - apparently Arica is a popular town although it is literally lost in the middle of the desert 2,000 miles North of Santiago. After a few ...

Mar 04, 2011, Arica, Chile travel blog

Mar 04, 2011

A travel blog entry by dbadgery


Wüstenstadt am Meer, Arica, Chile travel blog

Wüstenstadt am Meer

A travel blog entry by itebaer


... Bedeutung hatte. Deshalb steht dort heute auch das Kriegsdenkmal und das Kriegsmuseum. Und natürlich weht auch eine überdimensionale Chile-Flagge dort oben (wobei aktuell über 1 Mio. CHF für einen noch grösseren Fahnenmast mit noch grösserer ...

4 more nights in Arica, Arica, Chile travel blog

4 more nights in Arica

A travel blog entry by debsndarren

... lovely. We had a lazy day doing not much – it was a cloudy day. Another day we went to the beach, basically Arica is a nice place and most afternoons were sunny. We did consider doing a trip to the national park....however, we could have gone for ...

Bienvenido a Chile!, Arica, Chile travel blog

Bienvenido a Chile!

A travel blog entry by wildkriv


We arrived in Arica, northern Chile, after our mammoth journey from Sucre (28 hours in total!)  Arica, an urban beach resort, is a border town flush against Peru and close to Bolivia.  The knobby headland of El Morro looms over the long swaths ...

Arica – That makes six, Arica, Chile travel blog

Arica – That makes six

A travel blog entry by zinzan3


... months and time is now getting short so we need to fly to give ourselves a month to cross Argentina from West to East. Arica while it is an international port of significant importance and supposedly a key link in the international drug trade, is a small ...

Mar 07, 2011, Arica, Chile travel blog

Mar 07, 2011

A travel blog entry by dbadgery


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