Ciarán & Elaine's Travelog

Sunday, October 30, 2005


We arrived in Iquique at about 10pm, found a hostel on the main street, grabbed some dinner and headed to bed as soon as we could - we were pretty knackered from being on a bus for so long.

We got up the next day, planning on having a relaxing few days on the beach and taking advantage of the huge tax free shopping centre that they have.

Unfortunately, Iquique didn`t live up to its expectations as the beach wasn`t really all that nice and we spent several hours just walking around. At one stage, while on the way to the shopping centre, we realised we were in the middle of a slum that just appeared out of nowhere, so we hot footed our way there only to find that it was closed on Sundays! We were not impressed!

One good thing was that we got to see a really nice sunset over the Specific Ocean (thats for you Rob, Bob & Peter!)

Apart from that, neither of us really liked Iquique, so we decided to change our plans and go to Mendoza in Argentina for a few days to chill out and sample some of their wine....and have more steak!


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