Radisson Hotel Iquique
Travel Blogs from Iquique
... entirely irrelevant information) – and one day pack each. My day pack contains our electronic goods and some other valuables while Donna's usually contains food.
South America is notorious for thievery, with gringos keenly targeted. Every gringo who has cut their teeth on a long distance bus journey knows that you must keep belongings close to your person, attached if possible. For some reason, and I'll never forgive myself for this, Donna's day pack ...
... mining made Chile wealthy in the early part of the 20th century for use in fertilizer and ammunitions but once synthetic nitrate was created in the 40s it all took a downward spiral. As I wandered amongst corrugated iron buildings creaking pretty eerily in the wind and large abandoned processing plants it was certainly an experience not to forget easily. The town was slef sufficient with its own church school, ...
... the incas and the 20th century nitrate mining boom. Finished with the museum I took a taxi to ZOFRI. It's a popular shopping mall as it sells duty free goods. When I got there it wasn't a well laid out shopping mall! It was more like a maze with no information available telling you which shops you could find where. After lots of wandering around I bought some new earphones and a new memory card for my camera which is what I came for. It was now lunchtime so I stayed here for ...
... br> Carol decided to walk back to town along the beach / cliff top and the kids wanted to go with her so I took the car back, kitted up and enjoyed an hour or so of kayak surfing –sheer fun – it’s just so much easier to catch waves in a kayak, you don’t get ˝ as wet / cold (as board surfing) and getting out beyond the waves is a breeze – sorry I’m still not convinced about board surfing…. I did get thumped a couple ...
... Venezuela, where the people are in an intense state of fear; they would tell us not to go to the next town because ¨they would shoot you seven times and then rob you¨, then we would go there, and when people found out that we came from the last town, they were amazed that they didn´t shoot us seven times and rob us there. The amazing thing is that the people telling us this have not left their town in a very long time, if at all. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service