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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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Nov 4, 2008 - Parque Pan de Azucar (Sweet Bread Park)

We´ve spent a full day in this beautiful park. The reason for stopping was to see penguins. We had heard this park had lots. Well, the first day (Sat. 11/1) we spent about 1/2 the day driving through the park. No penguins, but we did see some spectacular views of the sea from very high cliffs. We also saw a fox. He was eating something inside a cactus. He was fantastic, but no penguins. We returned to our hotel, mentioned the fact that there were no penguins sited. The gal at the hotel said, did you go to the island? Well, why didn´t you...

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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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Sep 19, 2008 - Iquique

Iba a tomar un bus a Arica, pero demoraba mas de 30 horas, así que decidí hacer parte del trayecto en avión. Volé a Iquique, una especie de nuevo "beach resort" desértico chileno. Conocí a varios mochileros en un hostal muy simpático, donde tomé pisco sour (aunque chileno!) por 1ra vez en mucho tiempo. En la noche salimos a las discotecas "in" de Iquique, el Sala Murano y el Kamikaze. Nada especial, pero me sorprendió que los chilenos escucharan (y bailaran!) merengue, reggaeton, y hasta salsa! Las chilenas que te querían conocer mandaban a...

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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 29, 2007 - iquique

got the bus with julie and carl who'd been staying at sunny days aswell. pretty painless journey, it only took about 5hours. the weather wad great when we arrived. we had been advised to stay at the backpackers hostel but unfortunately it was booked out because there was a surf competition being held there that weekend (unfortunately couldnt have stayed there long enough to see it). there were no other hostels, just crappy guest houses and expensive hotels. decided to just stay one night - there wasnt much to do and the beach wasnt as good...

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Leahs Lallygag

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

Sep 14, 2007 - Iquique - Chile

When in Iquique here in Northern Chile, I decided to hire a rental car. It cost me around $50 USD plus petrol. It was a small Chevrolet and I had already been to the Iquique Tourist Information to get a map of the area, along with information about places I could possibly visit on my little 24 hrs road trip to the interior. The person at the office told me about the ghost town of Humberstone, El Gigante del Atacama and Pintados, the two last being prehistoric paitings in the hills of the Atacama desert, drawn up around the years 500-1000 by...

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