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Desert View from the bus

Awesome Desertness

February 25th 2008
In a city called Arica now. It is on the Peruvian and Bolivian border in the north of Chile. Arrived here last night from San Pedro de Atacama. Since I last wrote I have been on 37 hours of bus rides, eaten by weight in empanadas and have had more sand in my shoes to fill a childĀ“s sandbox! Stayed in a little hostel in San Pedro off the beaten path. The city itself was actually super bizarre ... read more
South America » Chile » Arica & Parinacota » Arica

Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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