Iquique and strange days in a ghost town April 21st 2012 Question: how do you get from 2800 meters above sea level to sea level in a large bus?
Answer: very very slowly
The journey to Iquique was a negotiation of the Andes and its valleys. Long a steep 'S' and 'U' bends. Outside the bus window nothing but dust and a railway track following the line of the road. Away in the distance mines producing valuable nitrates, bought down to the ... read more
South America » Chile » Tarapacá » Iquique 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
After 30 years of policing the streets of Bristol I retired in 2012. I'm settled now as an English Teacher in Ibiza, Spain but the urge to travel has crept up on me again. Having travelled east in 2010 (Vietnam) and south in 2009 (Australia and New Zealand), and West (Chile Bolivia, Peru) in 2012 this time I am heading west to just one country in South America-Colombia. Not sure what awaits, but know one thing, if it's anything like the last three trips it will be an adventure I will not forget. Happy reading.... full info