Sunday, April 8, 2018

Arica Dec. 5 2017

Our first stop in Arica was the plaza to see San Marcos Church.This church was made by Eiffel and was brought to Arica and assembled.It was made with steel and cast iron and was painted with paint.The only part of the church that was made of wood is the door.

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Our next stop on our tour was to El Morro. El Morro is dedicated the men who fought during the Battle of the Pacific.On top of the rock you have views of the city.

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Our next stop Laucho Beach and Anzota Caves where the Chinchrro lived.The is a beautiful place with a paved sidewalk all the way to caves.I stopped before we got to the caves.

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Lots of lizards on the rocks.

On the way to the Lluta Valley we stopped at a small village where artisans were making and selling their crafts.

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We ventured into the desert where they grow olives,tomatoes and fruits.All the vegetables and fruits were under cover in this very dry desert.

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Olive trees

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Along the way we stopped at a hummingbird Sanctuary.

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    13 miles N.E. of Arica in the Azapa Valley are La Tropilla geogylphs. There are several around the area.This is one of the largest.

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Going down to the valley and back to ship’

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When we got back to the ship their were dancers and muscians in costume outside performing

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Beautiful costumes

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