Peru
Tacna

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10 travelers at this place:

  • Day51

    To Chile

    November 19, 2017 in Peru

    After having enjoyed the views from The Balcony, we realized it was already about 7 pm. We went and picked up our laundry which was done by now. Then we had our dinner at one of the American/international corner for a change. It was almost 8:30 pm by now, but we decided to walk the 3 kms back to the bus stop since we knew there were buses to Tacna till 10:30 pm.
    Back near the bus stop, we picked up our bags from the hostel and caught the next bus to Tacna at 9:30 pm.
    We reached Tacna at 4 am. Here we found out that the bus terminal for buses to Arica was just a few meters away. We walked over there and tried to figure out what time the buses would leave for Arica. There were a lot of touts selling tickets for collective vans for S/ 20 per person. They all were telling that the buses would start at 6 am. Hristo went around to check out if there were other options. The guard at one of the exits told him that there was a bus at 5 am and it would cost us S/ 12 per person.
    We decided to wait for it. As was informed, there was a bus for Arica at 5 am and all the locals were on it. We too got on and soon the bus was off towards Chile border.
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  • Day200

    Ein neues Land

    March 21, 2017 in Peru

    Die nächste Etappe versprach länger zu werden. Von Iquique ging es quer durch die Wüste nach Arica, dem nördlichsten Küstenort Chiles.
    Nach einer Übernachtung ging es morgens mit dem Bus nach Tacna, was 50km entfernt liegt, aber die nächste Grenzstadt ist. Von dort wurde dann der nächste Bus nach Arequipa genommen.
    Alles soweit ohne Probleme gelaufen, aber ich habe bereits festgestellt, dass ich mir hier mehr leisten kann. Peru ist günstiger als Chile.Read more

  • Day219

    Bordercrossing to Chile

    August 3, 2017 in Peru

    To get to Chile I first had to catch a bus from Arequipa to Tacna close to the Chilean border. Here I could get a bus all the way to Arica in Chile that would stop for immigration at the border. I had read that they take your passport from you when you get on the bus so I was prepared when they asked for it. After handing over my passport and putting my backpack into the storage compartment of the bus the driver asked me if I had payed the station tax inside the bus station. This is some fee you sometimes have to pay when taking a bus from a big bus terminal. As I had arrived to the national bus terminal next door with my bus from Arequipa and just walked in from the back directly towards the bus I hadn't entered the terminal building and for this reason not paid the tax. So the busdriver made me go back. It was a weird feeling leaving behind my passport and backpack. I literally ran inside the station to pay my tax. When I climbed back on the bus I saw another "Gringo Girl" who had been watching me. Fanny was from France and she told me when she saw the busdriver was sending me back inside the terminal, she kept an eye out for me to make sure I was reunited with my passport and backpack. It's always nice to experience something like this when you travel by yourself - backpackers looking out for each other.
    The border crossing was fairly easy. Just the customs control to get into Chile took quite long and somehow every local had managed to be faster and just Fanny, me and the only other foreigner who was from Venezuela got back to the bus late. We earned some pitiful smiles but I really don't know how everybody else managed to be faster. Maybe they all cut the line? At least the bus had waited and after half an hour more we arrived at Arica in Chile.
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  • Day154

    Tacna

    June 28, 2015 in Peru

    Kamen am frühen morgen in Arica an und suchten uns wieder einen Fahrer um über die Grenze nach Tacna zu kommen (das macht man in 5-6 Personen Fahrzeugen für 6-7€ pro Person) und da dann zu Frühstücken... Nun ja, es gibt zwei Stunden Zeitverschiebung zwischen Chile und Peru, also kamen wir morgens um 7 Uhr an einem Sonntag an... Also gab es dort erstmal nichts und zwar wirklich gar nichts, das offen hatte. Haben dann knapp zwei Stunden auf dem Hauptplatz gewartet, sind noch ein bisschen spaziert und haben dann ein Café gefunden, das gerade am öffnen war und wenigstens einen Kaffee bekommen (über die Qualität ebendiesen spreche ich lieber gar nicht). Ab 9 Uhr gab es dann auch Bäckereien, aber der Markt zu dem wir eigentlich wollten, sollte erst gegen 11 Uhr aufmachen und wir hatten lange genug gewartet und sind dann doch zum Busterminal gefahren und haben den nächsten Bus genommen um früher zurück nach Arequipa zu kommen. Der Bus glich dann teilweise einem Ofen und hat 1 1/2 Stunden länger gebraucht als angegeben, aber nach etwa einem Tag ohne richtiges Essen und mit wenig Schlaf waren wir einfach nur froh wieder zu Hause zu sein.
    Aber die ganzen Eindrücke und die Zeit mit meiner Mitbewohnerin zusammen waren es auf jeden Fall wert!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Tacna, Takna Jach’a Suyu, Рэгіён Такна, Такна, Regió de Tacna, Tacna piirkond, Tacnan alue, Région de Tacna, Region Tacna, Regione di Tacna, タクナ県, ტაკნა, Regio Tacnensis, Taknos departamentas, Wilayah Tacna, Tacna-regionen, ٹیکنا, Taqna suyu, 塔克纳大区

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