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TravelPod Member ReviewsCarino Porteno Valparaiso
Beautifully clean, friendly, comfortable. Absolutely amazing facilities after 7 months of travel in Latin America. Exceptional breakfast. Can´t recommend this place highly enough. Ideally situated near Portales metro and beach.
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... waiting in line.
Maybe the Chileans went for lunch and then had a siesta because it was taking ages for the buses to get through. Cars seemed to be getting through no problem, looks like they had a different control and inspection point. In the end, we spent 3.5 hours at the border. We still have no idea why it took so long to process the other buses ahead of us because our bus went through in maybe 10 ...
... you will not find any shiny designer stores here. But it sure has character, and lots of bars with live music, which is never a bad thing.
Each street in Valpo tells a story, and the place certainly did draw some interesting characters. There was Mr Baburizza, who made his fortune off the nitrate trade, buillt an exquisite mansion on Cerro Alegre, but opted to spend his life living in the basement with his sister, and John Atkinson ...
... traditional Chilean dishes. We met with Boris, our teacher, who was just brilliant the whole way through. He took us shopping in the market, then gave us a wine tasting lesson, and then we all prepared a four course meal together. It was amazing. We made Pino Empanadas which we love and our dinner was so tasty. Boris is just about to publish a cooking book in England so we definitely must buy and cook everything!! When we ...
... on in that presidential residence right next door so we went to see what was happening. And we saw the President, driving by and waving at us. Aww!
Summing up, we fully enjoyed Argentina, Chile and the tiny part of Bolivia we saw. It is a great part of the continent and time flew much too fast.
Our next adventure would be something completely different, but first, we had to make the three flights from Santiago to Miami, then to London and then to ...
... last few days and as she sometimes does these tours a couple of times a day she enjoys seeing new ones. Lucy is also an Isabel Allende fan and she showed us the church which figures in "Daughter of Fortune" as the one where Eliza Sommers was found abandoned as a baby. The streets around the church, close to our hotel, are those that Isabel Allende used in her research for the book. Although it's fictitious, I can't ...