From Arica to Tacna

Arica is somewhat famous as a surf city in Chile, so our stop there was a bit strategic with small hopes to enjoy a Pacific beach. Silly us. First, as it was winter (remember, July is winter season in South America!), weather was chilli. Second, we are from Brazil so that beach did not impress…

About Atacama & Backpackers Budget

We got to Atacama around 8PM. I remember our hostel* being so cute that was worthy of the way-over-our-budget nightly cost. This is what I wrote in my 2005 diary: “The hostel is delightful, with outdoor fireplaces and all. Price is salty: $5000 per person/night. That’s around US$9!” LOL. I love these prices we thought…