Hotel Gavina Express

21 de Mayo 425, Arica, 1000, Chile | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by littleal


Another night bus from Puno to get me to Tacna, near the border of Peru, then a shared taxi to get me to the Peru border, get stamped out of Peru, a short drive more to get stamped into Chile and to scan my bag for guns and avocados before being dropped off in the Arica bus terminal and getting another taxi to my hostel.... Arica is mainly a ...

Our Udderly fabulous last days in Arequipa

A travel blog entry by augsabroad

... women. The one we were at had become so famous that it now had its own space and was a mych bigger operation. It's whole atmosphere was meant to be farmy. The tables had checkered cloth and the staff were all dressed like traditional Arequipenan farmers. It was a little hokey but it worked (considering my last place of employment was at a farm-themed restaurant, I'm not one to judge these things). We ordered fried cheese and fried yucca balls with cheese in the middle ...

The oldest mummy returns . . .

A travel blog entry by pinklady27


... after having had the lights on for all this time promptly turned them off leaving us to eat in the dark. . . . Maybe we really were meant to eat it in the morning. Most of the passengers settled down for a few hours kip, but neither of us could drop off. The bus was older and the seats smaller than the previous one and as the air con was turned off the small downstairs 'exclusive' section (12 seats) became hot and stuffy. The engine noise and vibration was loud but suddenly didn't ...

We can import water to where the sunshine is

A travel blog entry by adpoor


... the Lluta valley we were able to observe agriculture in the desert. The principal crops are tomatoes, olives, corn, mangoes, etc. Water is obtained from ground wells fed by seasonal flow from Andean rivers; plants are irrigated by drip hoses.

Three notable shipboard events today. About half an hour after leaving port, we returned to port for a medical emergency. It's comforting to know that if a medical event cannot be handled on board that every ...

Arriba Arica!

A travel blog entry by gringo_sange


... to Tacna and then cross the border by collectivo. This meant a bus from the airport into downtown Tacna, and then finding a collectivo to hustle me over the border. I was a bit worried about this - I was happy to do it during the day, but there was a risk I'd arrive in Arica at night and have to navigate to the hostal - the night brings out the bad in people. With the 30 min delay in my flight, I wasn't sure how this was going to work especially given there are a couple ...


This hotel, located on 21 de Mayo 425, Arica, is near El Morro de Arica, Parque Nacional Lauca, Catedral de San Marcos, and Lake Llanganuco.
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