Holiday Inn Express Iquique
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Travel Blogs from Iquique
Iquique was not originally meant to be a stop itself but rather a place from which I could visit Humberstone and El gigante de Atacama - the largest representation of a human figure in the world. The first I did, the latter not due to being inaccesable by public transport (unless I fancied a 3 hour hike each way through a desert after a couple of hours in a bus) and the tours were stupidly expensive as I would be the only one ...
... use the computer system. My struggles with Chilean Spanish continued, I didnt understand her and she couldn't even understand my Spanish- even the simple word "Sabado" meaning Saturday! Eventually I managed to get a ticket booked and headed off to Iquique's Main Street. It wasn't a Main Street in the sense of shops but was certainly the main historical street that ended in the main square. The buildings here reminded me of the wooden houses you get in Western films and what you ...
Day 69 – Saturday 08 December 2012
A little battered but ready for another lesson and kids as keen as ever so we spent another 2 hours with Luis x 2 and seem to be getting standing up on a surf board sussed – more or less. It’s still exhausting work so after the lesson, it’s hard to really do much other than collapse.
We decided to go and check out the hardcore surf resort of Punta Lobos 6 kms away – it was a ...
Iquique – odometer at 97,671miles
We woke up in San Pedro de Atacama and picked up our tent, made a nice breakfast, and had a wonderful conversation with Paul and Helen (the english couple crossing the world over land on their land rover) about how so many people, including us, have predetermined conceptions of other people and places, very often without even being there, or knowing anyone from that place. It seems ...
... settled and then went out to explore/find food...ok, mostly to find food. The main street is called Baquedano and is a really neat boardwalk essentially down the main parts of town. It is especially cool because it has been kept the way it was when Iquique was the center of the North, back in the late 1800s. There was a mining boom here and it was built up really quickly, now it is a city a bit bigger than where I live and considered ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center