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The Elqui Valley of Chile – Sun Soaked Vineyards, and Sun Cooked Food

Travel tale of a tour in the sun drenched vineyard oasis of the Elqui Valley in Chile (May 2010). [...]

Tacna, Peru: Health Vacation and Las Vegas South, All Rolled Into One

Tale of my weekend getaway in Tacna, Peru, just across the border from Arica, Chile. This place is a health vacation destination and Las Vegas south, all in one place. Optical and dental services are really inexpensive, and so are other things you can buy since it’s a duty free place and popular stop for Chileans on a shopping holiday. [...]

Hola from Arica, Chile

Orginally emailed out as a travel update from Marianne in Dec, 2009

Hi everyone,

As I sit here in the walled patio courtyard of the house I’m renting in Arica, Chile, I can hear a “clang,clang,clang” of a bell as the garbage truck trundles down a nearby street. Soon I will have to [...]