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... 160;Azapa Valley and saw the most amazing archaeological museum which displayed some 5000BC mummies- much older than the Egyptian Mummies. They were amazing to see and though a bit macabre I found these blackened figures incredible. These people could not read,write or make any pottery or use metal and yet they knew that manganize oxide could preserve their bodies for the next world. All on board once more and this time we saw the most jaw dropping geo glyphs - these are drawings on ...
... morning was too gray for any kind of decent views, though. Chileans call Arica "the city of eternal spring," but springtime often entails overcast mornings. We descended again to the city's cathedral, designed by Gustave Eiffel before he built the Eiffel Tower. Here, we finally found a handful of other people, also admiring the church's steel exterior and interior. The cathedral was really cool, and a highlight of Arica.
We wandered around the ...
... tent camp on the local sports field. The locals still seem in good spirits though, a caravan of trucks parades down main street, filled with smiling youths, music blaring, flags waving - Colo Colo. Too happy for a protest, perhaps a party rally? Actually it's a football team. Not surprising really - this is South America. Further on the road the military have setup a base for relief work, equipment and supplies piled high, helicopters ready ...
... a trip out along Ruta 11 to Parque Nacional Lauca. We saw hillside geoglyphs, candelabra cacti and visited the pleasant Aymara villages of Putre and Parinacota with their whitewashed adobe buildings, stone streets and pretty churches. The highlight of the day was the awesome view across Lago Chungara (4,517m) and its shimmering reflections of the snow-capped Volcan Parinacota (6,350m).
Onward bus to Iquique, 5 hours.
... is too expensive. Somehow I don't really like chile. It feels like it's a country trying to take advantage of ppl from outside. It could not offer better service or nature with more expensive price but they do it anyway. Anyway I won't spend too much time in chile. Time to go home ...
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