Casa Olga B&B
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa Olga B&B Vina del Mar
This was our first b & b we have stayed in. It met all our expectations and more, it is a beautiful home, the hosts were really lovely and went out of their way to help us, the breakfast was fit for a king! Fantastic place, definitely reccomend to anyone.
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... Wally’ guide covered the cost of travelling up one of
the elevators they call ascensors; the fare on the heritage trolley bus and a
free local chocolate biscuit and a drink of chichon, corn spirit. The tour took
over 3 hours and we saw a lot of great street art. We then headed to a
supermarket and up another ascensor to get back to our hostel and made an eat
... The former was so different from anything we have in Oz whilst the latter was the poor man's version of the Gold Coast. Much of Valparaiso is built on steep hills surrounding the town. Incredible architecture. This was once the most important maritime destination of the Pacific coast before the Panama Canal was built in 1914.
The hills are home to ...
... into the sea to hide any traces of their existence, while their families were left wondering what became of their fathers, mothers, children, siblings and friends. There is no excuse for that.
Thankfully, by popular demand, Pinochet's rule came to an end in 1988. Today Michelle Bachelet, daughter of Pinochet regime victim Alberto Bachelet, has been elected for her second term to lead this country in which capitalism, classism and ...
... is artsy/funky. The city had a nice path along the shore for running, so I saw a bit of the city before we left for our stay with a family at the beach.
To get to the beach, we took a colectivo to a small town just to the north. We stopped off in the middle of a neighborhood because we didn't know if there was a main street and it began to look more and more like there wasn't. We learned later that we were wrong, of course. We stumbled into ...
... are concentrated among certain years, obviously years of military conflict and casualty.
Just downhill, a second cemetery is for the 'dissidents', primarily immigrants from Germany and Great Britain. Generally in better state of upkeep, the graves are smaller but still above ground. Most graves date to the early 1900s. The kids are surprised with the large number of child deaths apparent from the graves. We read ...