First appearance, Arica seems run-down, dusty, hot and full of traffic, they have a McDonalds. Also a modern looking Mall type area where dudes walk up and down.
I stay at the Las Palmas hotel.
The girl behind reception is always doing the cleaning and she has left romance novels around the reception area for the guests to read.
She offers me a discount on my room from 14 to 7.
It looks alright and has cable.
Smile and nod at reception girl. 🙂