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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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... focusing on grammar mainly for the first two days before we were able to start practicing conversations. Each night we had homework to do and so we'd head back to the apartment to watch the sunset, drink some wine, make some dinner and try to revise.
After the three days we were by no means fluent, but we have a much better understanding of the grammar, we've learnt more verbs and other words that should help us get around and communicate with the locals on ...
... and a lot of noise. And still very nice. Situated on a bay, against hillsides covered with thousands of colourfull houses. Very old trolleybuses, even older buildings with a spanish colonial touch in soft yellow and blue. Steep lengthy staircases that wind between the houses and ascensores from two centuries ago take you up the hills where you find more houses, churches, little shops and restaurants, with terrasses overlooking the bay. ...
... are no restrictions on how residents of Valparaiso paint their houses which, along with the artistic vibe of the city, ensure it is a beautiful place to wander through. Ajax street was unfortunately relatively unspectacular but it did provide us with nice view of the town. The city was apparently partially burned by a huge fire in 2013 and remnants of this were still visible.
We grabbed some empanadas for ...
Imagine driving in a city on the wrong side of the road,on the wrong side of the car, can't speak the language no Nav and then drive to another city even harder to navigate than the first,well this was our experiance today, Marks hair is a little greyer and his sphincter a little tighter from all it's exercise today, but we did it an actually found our hotel, it may have taken us 3 hrs longer and we saw some areas of Valapariso that tourist ...
... 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 ...