The Return to Chile September 25th 2008 Polly:
We'll keep this brief as we're off to New Zealand in 24 hours and want to enjoy our last day in South America.
Direct Travel Insurance was truly useless, and seem to have clauses that get them out of everything, so we had to find a way back to Santiago on our own. We got the first bus from La Paz to Arica, in Northern Chile on the 17th, the day before Chilean Independence Day, so the ... read more
South America » Chile 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