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In the shadows….

Saturday, January 15th, 2005

Finishing our drinks, we were about to move off when Eug was tapped on his shoulder by one of the three guys sat drinking behind us. Are you English he asked, with a barely perceptible accent belying the fact that he wasn´t. Thus the next few hours of our South American adventure began, and an intriguing part of it it turned out to be……..
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Vulture peninsula

Saturday, January 15th, 2005

With our legs relaxed we decided to (at last) take a walk down to Arica´s sea front, dominated by a huge lump of rock which is the northernmost part of Chile’s share of the Andean foothills. High above us the vultures and other sea birds circled as we slowly ambled along the promenade towards a peninsula reaching out into the impressive Pacific swell.
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Restaurant El Arriero

Friday, January 14th, 2005
Restaurant El Arriero at number 385 on 21 de Mayo in Arica was where we returned EVERY night for our evening meal because it was superb. Our waiter, Osciel, was such a kind and pleasant guy too and we were ... [Continue reading this entry]

Out of key

Thursday, January 13th, 2005
We were shown to our room at (Old) El Paso which was pretty basic and felt slightly unclean, which we were surprised about considering the hotel is supposed to be a four star. But it's holiday season here so we ... [Continue reading this entry]

Inflatable Lilo

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005
The chaos of Arica's bus station didn't feel half as bad as that in Tacna. A big-bellied and jolly Chilean taxi driver welcomed us into his cab. Gosh it was hot! Our driver's name was Lilo and he was cool - ... [Continue reading this entry]