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Taapaca (5860m, 19225 ft)  
   

Taapaca (5860m, 19225 ft)

This is from our small hike above Putre.
Arica and Lauca National Park

June 2nd 2005
Hello, Well, we have made it to Peru. We are currently in Arequipa, but we┬┤ll get to that later. We have had a number of very busy and unplanned for days recently. On the 28th we overnighted to Arica. Arica is a beach resort town in far northern Chile about 20 km (12 miles) away from the Peruvian border. We were originally planning on traveling to La Paz, Bolivia from Arica. However, ov ... 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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