Hotel Gavina Express
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
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... 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 ...
... had plans with Natalie's spanish teacher to try a very popular local place, where they serve Ubre Arrebozado [fried cow udder. i am not making this up]. We walked across the bridge, out of Gringolandia, and up a steep and cobblestone-paved road for a bit. We eventually arrived at a big and spacious resturant called a picanteria. Her teacher, Mabel, told us that traditionally, picanterias ar operated out of a home as informal restaurants, only for lunch, and the cooks ...
... is a sprawling town. Reinforced by porridge and tea we had a wander around but not for long as the heat and tiredness drove us back to the hostel. After an early night and 10 hours sleep we were ready to explore the town properly the following day. Rhianwyn's morbid fascination with mummies ensured that the archeological museum was top of the list, it contains mummies that are over 5000 years old - some older than the ones in Egypt! We first needed to find a 'colectivo' to take ...
Our journey from San Pedro was only 10 hours but unfortunately, proved less comfortable than our 24hours from Santiago. This time the 'salon cama' area was downstairs and as this area is blocked off from the driver’s area, there was no view out of the front of the bus at all. We were also in the first two seats which seemed to have more restricted leg room than usual, although the seats themselves were as ‘armchair-like’ as those in the bus from Santiago.
... views of the city and ocean. The views continued on top where you could watch the surfers tackling one tube wave after another to your left or watch the continuous loading and unloading of the container ships in port on your right. With not much to do in Arica I was thankful for the outside common area at the hostel and was sitting there in the early afternoon when the owner came out and went into the corner and started talking to something in a box with a ...