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... is Lonely Planet's recommended Lauca tour company, as well as Arica's best-rated tour company online. Dennis pointed out, though, that we hadn't paid any deposit yet, so we should still track them down to firm up plans.
So, after quick showers and throwing most of our clothes into the hostel's washing machine, we set out to find the company's office. This time, we found it, though it appeared to be some guy's house. His preteen daughter answered ...
... someone who did. We finally found the places, completely hidden by unassuming doors off of side-streets, called Tambos. They were each like mini-nieghborhoods, paved and very Spanish looking, where different bits of history around the city had happened. One of these tambos had housed Chilean soldiers during the civil war, even though Chile had been Peru's enemeny. JArequipa apparently has a long history of having it's own mind separate from the rest of Peru's ...
... area. Good thing is very close to local market where food and vege are cheap. Overall chile is much more expensive than Peru. Accommodation is double the price. So it's good to have local market. Tomorrow we will walk along the water front and visit ...
... designed by the man who would go on to create the Eiffel Tower. On our final day in Arica we went across town to Tutu beach, where Brian at our hostel said we could expect more of a party vibe. Tutu is smaller, but with a long finger of land protecting it from the beach break, and a long string of tiki bars and beachside restaurants. It is by far the busier of the town's two beaches. Looking down the shore all you could see were ...
... be over as we were (cue the alarms going off every 10 minutes to notify us that he was exceeding the speed limit), we arrived in Arica early. This would have been great if the bus were due to arrive 3 hours later; unfortunately, it simply meant that we had to wait at the bus station for those 3 hours, whiling away the time until we had a chance of being able to check straight into our hostal. At least we got our passports back …
I will skip those 3 hours, ...
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