Hotel Gavina Express
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed
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... to get to our destination of Arica, the northern most town in Chile. We have completed one flight and have a wait for our second one so we went to a fishing village in Iqueque for a fish and chip meal, really nice, we then headed back to the airport, and spent the time waiting for plane with our guide Lenon playing the guitar, it was a fantastic way to pass the time in an airport. ...
Didn't know what to expect in Arica. This is one of the driest places in the world. We lucked into a tour with the on-board naturalist to the mountain lake. Claim is the highest unnavigable in the world. We were not sure what to expect. Very pleased to have "post card" pictures of snow-capped volcanoes in the background. Thanks Dirk! Since ...
... it was a heavy fried meal and we all had some stomach issues later on that day.
The next day was Valentine's Day, and the last day that all three of us would be together. While Natalie had her last day of Spanish class, Lila and I did some more exploring. Mabel had told us of some sites around the city that weren't well known by tourists but that are very pretty. We walked to the Plaza de Armas to be greeted by a huge crowd of people, along with ...
... we saw Thor in Spanish (fail) at the movies, and we went to a war museum which was basically a 'suck on that Peru' (Arica was once Peruvian, until the Chileans annexed it in 1880).
Sadly Chile appears to be more expensive then we anticipated. Next destination: San Pedro de Atacama, a village (pop 1900) in the Atacama desert. Will be good to get out of these dry dusty towns at some ...
... to continue my observation on how each region "does health." I find it fascinating to see the different approaches that the midwives take to the same issue, for example when explaining and urging a patient to get her yearly pap exam. I'm compiling a massive document with all the regional variations I've observed in the past months, and hopefully we can make a really good system even better.
My main focus here besides work is (you ...