We arrived in Arequipa around 6pm on August 15th. As I discovered whilst reading the Lonely Planet on the bus, it was ‘Arequipa Day’, pretty much their biggest festival throughout the whole year. As a result, many of the roads in the centre of town were closed so getting a taxi was a bit hard … Read more Arequipa – welcome to Peru!
After Iquique, it’s a quick stop in another seaside town, although this one is not nearly as pretty. In fact, it’s a bit of a dump to be honest. We’re only stopping on our way across to Peru, there’s really no other reason to stay here. We arrive around 9pm and try and get tickets … Read more Arica – last stop in Chile
We’re booked onto the Inca Trail for the end of August so we’re in no real rush as we make our way up Cusco. So after a few days in San Pedro we decide to stop off in Iquique, a seaside town in the north of Chile famed for its surf. We’re staying at the … Read more Iquique – surfer dude central