Arica, Santiago & Valparaiso January 10th 2009 After the hike in Colca Canyon, it was time to say good-bye to Darran (after travelling with him for two months) as he was on his way to Bolivia. The two of us and Linsey then set off to Arica in Chile.
From Arequipa we took a bus through the Atacama Desert to Tacna, a Peruvian town close to the Chilean border. The Atacama Desert is a virtually rainless plateau and is the driest desert in the w ... read more
South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago 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