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Mar 6, 2009 - Arica 14th Port, Chile

Arica is the most northern city in Chile and is located on the coast of the driest desert, not only in South America but in the world. Arica is just 12 miles from the Peruvian border. Located in the Norte Grande, comprising the two regions of Tarapaca and Antofagasta, Arica has long been an important area. Arica known as "The City of Eternal Spring, is the place to go if you don't want to worry about getting rained on during your vacation. Many People who live here cannot even remember ever seeing it rain, as it rains only 2 to 3...

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Feb 7, 2009 - Mummy dearest (Arica, Chile)

Arica In the morning we had a light breakfast and went into town. We had such a light breakfast that we immediately went to McDonalds for lunch. After we went to see two buildings that were designed by Gustav Eiffel, a church and what is today a cultural building. The church was built the same way as the statue of liberty. It was brought over in pieces from France and then assembled with a single key. The church was originally supposed to be built in another city that was destroyed by an earthquake. Arica also used to be part of Peru and...

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Jan 9, 2009 - arica-!!!NEUE FOTOS!!!

stefan flog am 05.01. nach santiago um seine heimreise anzutreten... wir sind am 08.01. von san pedro nach arica gefahren wo wir dann nach 10 stuendiger nachtbusfahrt am 09.01. ankamen. haben jetzt somit die noerdlichste stadt von chile erreicht - juchu!!! so, sitzen jetzt seit geschlagenen 4 stunden vor dem langsamsten shitti computer und sind muedeeeeeeeee!!! freuen uns schon sehr auf eure VIELEN eintraege - wie immer ;)))

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südamerika

Nov 7, 2008 - Northern Chile

Thanks to all who prayed for Ed's quick recovery. Linda was tired of driving in these mountain roads - so a BIG hug from her too. Now for your small test. Two of the photos, named Missing #1 and Missing #2, indeed, have something missing. What is it? Next, on the runaway ramp photo, there is something wrong. What is it? Okay, Northern Chile. What can we say - ROCKS! That's not really exciting unless you are a miner, mining engineer, own mining equipment, or just like grey dust everywhere. Our blue Hilux felt so at home. At restaurants and...

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Sep 20, 2008 - Arica

Tomé un bus a Arica (4 horas). Fui a la Casa de Bolognesi, ahora el Consulado de Peru (que ni siquiera estaba bien pintado!), y al Morro Solar, donde se peleó la Batalla de Arica y Bolognesi supuestamente se tiró con su caballo y la bandera para que no la capturaran, como si eso fuese a evitar que los chilenos ganaran. Sorprendentemente, en el museo del Morro los chilenos destacan "el valor y la entereza militar de los defensores peruanos". Justo eran las Fiestas Patrias chilenas, asi que había una feria con cosas típicas chilenas. La...

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Apr 21, 2008 - Arica

We recon some of you might have noticed that we are not quite where we said we'd be at this time: in the middle of Argentina somewhere. The last week has been a bit different. Last Monday while couchsurfing we watched the local news and noticed something about a road blockage in a city called Camiri. We didn't think much about it, just cracked another bad joke about it being on our route. And of course it was. The same evening we rocked up at the bus station in Santa Cruz with our rucksacks filled with food for the never ending journey and...

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Feb 18, 2008 - Just a hop, skip, and a jump...

Or so we thought...Not much to report on the travel front we have been busing it all over the place trying to do a little country hopping. After the Colca we decided to head over to Chile. Arica is the northern most town and we thought we would give our battered bodies a little R&R on the beach for a few days. I was still walking around like a battered little old lady, Darin was doing much better but the rest was much needed. The sun was GREAT, the type that you can lounge in for hours on end, which is basically all we did there. Chile is...

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Jan 17, 2008 - Arica. Chile

1/17 - 1/18 After a day at sea we arrived at our first port in Chile - Arica. Chile is an interesting country. It is, on average, about 120 miles wide and about 2,700 miles long. Arica is located in the Atacama Desert. This coastal desert covers almost 2/3s of Chile and is located in the northern section of the country. It is the world's driest desert. Once it went through a period of 14 years without any rain. We took an excellent tour (provided by the ship). A bus trip of about 2 hours brought us to the small town called Codpa...

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Oct 27, 2007 - arica, chile

bus from arequipa to tacna was one of the most basic yet (apart from bolivia of course!) didnt even have a toilet. after about half an hour a blind lady got up into the aisle and started to sing and asking for money. a while later a little boy did the same, he was also selling sweets. at first the tv was showing roadrunner cartoons but then it changed to some awful programme where locals were trying to be matadours and driving the bulls crazy in front of a huge audience. most of the people were getting badly hurt by the bulls but the rest...

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Leahs Lallygag

Oct 18, 2007 - arica, chile

arrived in arica around 2300. we rang the hostel from the station to check how far away they were, luckily it was only a 5min trip. got a taxi outside, we told him it was 5mins away but he seemed doubtful. after 5mins in the taxi he stopped on the wrong street and told us to get out. there was another car parked ahead and a man got out and offered us accommodation. we refused and made the driver get our luggage out of the boot and didnt pay anything so he just drove off. there was a girl standing at the entrance of that hostel so we asked...

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Leahs Lallygag

Jun 17, 2007 - Arica

Sunday 17th June Got the evening bus to Arica with Anita (after she had a lie down because the paragliding gave her airsickness!). Amazing moonlit views on the way. The hostel we had been recommended was pretty wierd. A funny concrete block in the middle of a dusty housing estate in the middle of nowhere. The welcome party also made me feel abit like we were being welcomed into a German cult....oh well sleep required and all will seem well in the morning. Monday 18th June Being woken at 7.30am by the local primary school's loud speaker...

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Mar 3, 2007 - Arica

This little desert town is a wee bit further north that Iquique nearing the border with Peru. Its actually a bit of a disputed territory. Just to prove that Bush isn't the only dodgy bugger around, how's this for a bit of cheek. Bolivia (which used to have a coastline) invited Chilean companies into this area to assist with the mining of minerals. After a while, Bolivia decided that these companies, like all others, should be taxed on the money they were making. Never mind a hostile takeover ala Robert Maxwell; in this case, the Chilean...

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Fuzz & Phil Run Away

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