57 Days Abroad

Archive for the ‘Chile’ Category

Day 38. Chile to Bolivia Border Crossing (Arica to La Paz)

Day 38. Sleeping on the bus was as usual–not awesome. We had a bit of a rude awakening at about 5am when we arrived at a checkpoint. We were asked to gather our ID’s/passports so we gave them to our bus attendant. Five minutes later a few passengers were asked to get off the bus. […]

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Day 37. Two tickets to Arica, One to Santiago

Day 37. Today we got up knowing we could continue staying at my uncle’s place or we could move on. It came down to a matter of when and where we could get transportation to Bolivia. Some people were saying buses and trains only went on certain days. We decided it’d be best to go […]

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Day 36. I think We Just GTL’ed

Day 36. It’s nice to wake up, walk outside and see the ocean. That’s what’s Antofagasta is about. The coast is lined with rocky shores but they do have an artificial beach. The city is still growing and becoming more commercialized with malls and big shopping centers. Once everyone was all ready, we walked to […]

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Day 35. Antofagasta 17 hours Later

Day 35. The road north of Santiago to Antofagasta is basically all desert and non-scenic and that’s what we saw for 1,315 kilometers when we weren’t sleeping. The guy I sat next to said it was the biggest dessert in the Americas. At brief points, the Pacific Coast was visible but that was rare. Along […]

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Day 34. Valparaiso Marisco

Day 34. Our original plan today consisted of getting up early to catch a bus tour to Valparaiso, a city an hour west of Santiago on the coast. Well, we woke up too late to ever make that appointment; however, we found out that the tours were on hold due to the recent earthquake and […]

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Day 33. Santiago, Bike Touring and Chuck

Day 33. Woke up to a bright sun with the sounds of the people outside the window talking and walking. We decided to we would go find a gym, workout and then knock out some internet stuff before any sightseeing. At the café where we were using the internet, we got a hold of some […]

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Day 32. The Awe-Inspiring Andes Mountains

Day 32. 7:35am. Got up and starting getting ready for our departure. After eating some breakfast, we checked out of our hostel and headed for the bus station. Our bus was to leave at 9am on the bus line El Rapido and we were scheduled to arrive in Santiago at 4pm. About an hour after […]

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