Spark Express Iquique
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Much to Adam's delight we reached sea level (iquique) after a mere 24 hours of travelling, involving 2 buses, 2 taxis and a collectivo! Iquique is not on the typical tourist trail which meant we were free to while away a few days on a quaint and quiet little beach, watching the local's expertly surf and paddle board in the crashing waves. After …
Withe the two hour time change we slept in until 0830 and missed our walk and stretch class. It is sunny but quite windy and chilly with the wind. We had a leisurely breakfast with the four of us as Marion was released from quarantine last evening and is feeling well. Last night I ran into Pat Wadsworth and her husband Bob and their son. Pat has alzheimers but is actually doing very well considering. We docked as scheduled at 1 but we ...
... more success regarding my great grandpa, Edward Fisher Hudson, coming up trumps on some foreign office announcements of his appointment as consul to Iquique in the English press (see pics). I also came across a Spanish letter, bizarrely from the American consul there at the time, requesting for him to be extracted from Iquique due to the unrest, and that he would pass on his responsibilities on to the British consul, my great grandpa. I found all this ...
... La Plaza. Normally we don't stay in hotels because its way out of our budget, but it seemed better to pay a little extra than getting robbed again. Plus this means we will have a quiet room to ourselves (no drunk roommates) to get some good sleep before tomorrow's bus rides. Countdown to 2013: 30minutes- we are showering; 20minutes- washing clothes in the sink; 10minutes- one drink of wine from ...
... suitable and jumped into our swimming gear and ran down to the beach for a quick swim as the sunset glowed red. I even managed a bit of snorkeling though it was pretty chilly and rather murky, there were a few fish around to see so quite fun.
Day 75 – Friday 14 December 2012
Jean Pierre had given us a bag of about 100 mandarins, avocados and grapefruit so we enjoyed fresh juice – not too sure how many avocados I can ...