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Travel Blogs from Arica
... Happy Backpacker
As i dont surf there isnt all to much to do in Arica. Historically, a war was fought with Peru and Bolivia, the victory of which meant the town passed into chilean hands. So visited some of the monuments, checked ut the beaches and just generally relaxd and settled into Chilean life.
Point to not: empanadas in argentina are small. 3 is a ...
... br> At night we had to get sorted for leaving the next day but unfortunately we couldnt find our ipod. We think we left it somewhere in the hostel in the morning and nobody had seen it. We were both really annoyed but at least we dont have long to go now.
The next morning we left around 8am to catch a bus across the Chile-Peru border to a town called Tacna. From there we got a bus to ...
... so we watched that for a while before heading back to the hostel.
Day One Hundred and Forty Nine - Saturday 2nd February 2013
... gallery exhibits agriculture, textiles, domestic wares, clothes, saddles, and instruments. The third gallery showcases olive production.
A newer second building includes a room displaying eight Chinchorro mummies and various panels explaining, again all in Spanish, the Chinchorros’ culture and mummification process. We were rushed through the entire museum in about 45 minutes. You could easily spend a few hours here; more if you can read Spanish ...
... business, it seemed that half the population was trying to make it to Santiago, just as I was, and they had actually booked buses – I didn’t even know you could do that here! There were people with computers at the bus terminal! I was impressed.
But also stressed! So, plan B. I waited at the terminal for buses to Santiago, and planned to have a little word with the bus driver during which I would essentially beg him to let me take ...