Trip Start Oct 03, 2006
52Trip End Oct 02, 2007
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
It was early evening by the time I reached Copiapo having located the nearest residential to the bus terminal I was not best pleased when I was informed they were fully booked. I tried three residentials in concession before finding one with space. A room without a light, that you use the handle (as supposed to a key) to get in and out.
I perhaps hastily booked two nights stay. The first night with the ear plugs in, a torch to navigate around with and toilet paper to hand when visiting the bano! It sounded like I was next door to a karoke bar! I was so tired I managed to sleep. On awakening to a darkened room without natural sunlight I was disorientated to the time of day. Itīs quite a dreary room and I was glad to get going and be out in the sunshine.
Today I have become better acquainted with the town, as it is Sunday only one of the museums was open- as its Sunday it was also free. I went to Museo Reginal de Atacama. Which to be honest wouldnīt have be a disappointment should I have not gone but, I managed to locate it and found nice views of the town on the way. I donīt think there is a lot to do in Copiapo unless you are prepared to part with a fare bit of money to visit the national park or go hiking. For me this town has served as a rest place before heading further north.
I was given one of the ladies writing books as a gift of friendship. This gesture was very touching. I parted having made my first Chilean friends, taking with me their addressīs which will challenge my ability to write in Spanish. I do intend to keep to me promise and write to them and hope things do not get lost in translation!