Travel Blogs from Vina del Mar, Chile

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Christmas by the beach, Viña del Mar, Chile travel blog

Christmas by the beach

A travel blog entry by snowflake

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¡Feliz Navidad a todos! We stayed with a Finnish-Chilean family´s beautiful house for Christmas and even got to see "el viejo pasquero", shame Sergio´s brother popped out so he did not get to see Santa. Outi and Sergio´s three kids are lovely and ...

Day 221: Valparaiso, Day 221: Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

Day 221: Valparaiso

A travel blog entry by williampotter

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It's Labor Day in Chile, a national holiday. Jet lag sends me to sleep (finally!) at 5am and I oversleep. Miraculously I manage to get out of bed, across town on a metro train and onto my booked coach to Valparaiso within 30 minutes, though sadly deprived ...

Old English Toffee, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

Old English Toffee

A travel blog entry by riva

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... and trying to guess if I was the only foreigner on the bus was my main means of entertainment after that.  We arrrived in Viña del Mar and her granfather came to pick us up and took us back to his house where her grandmother had prepared onces - the ...

A day at the beach, well sort of......, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

A day at the beach, well sort of......

A travel blog entry by the_tardifs

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... Valpo and getting a crappy room in Viña. We quickly decided to stay in Valparaiso the whole time. We chatted about going to Viña del Mar on Monday, the 13th. Our host put the kibosh on that. He said that the new Chilean president's inauguration was ...

Valpariso, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

Valpariso

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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  At last we can move on and so drove to the town of Vila Del Mar. On arrival we had hoped to use one of the sea front car parks for a couple of nights but we could not use the one we expected. In the end we did find a sea front car park we could use ...

Viña del Mar, Viña del Mar, Chile travel blog

Viña del Mar

A travel blog entry by gulimero

After 6 months i'm back in Viña del Mar, didn't have much of a chance to admire the city the last time, so i'll take the chance right now. Also what i didn't know before is that a friend of mine from the neighbourtown Merklingen stays in Quilpe for 3 ...

I still have sand in my shoes...., Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

I still have sand in my shoes....

A travel blog entry by kingsandems

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... finish the afternoon. That night we treated ourselves to a movie and loved the fact that "the Quantum of Solace" was filmed in Chile. After 6 weeks of traveling together it was sadly nearly time to say goodbye to the Taylors. We have to rush to get ...

Time for Playa, Viña del Mar, Chile travel blog

Time for Playa

A travel blog entry by mothman

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Trip to the beach and Ciudad Jardin by train, was a bit swish, with E-Cards and stuff (which we messed up)  Language is a bit of an issue, but we´re getting by and every day we learn a bit more Spanish.  Soooo much harder to travel than SE ...

Vina Del Mar, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

Vina Del Mar

A travel blog entry by thomasandannie

Came here from Valpo in the morning, the two cities are 15 minutes apart, Vina is the opposite to Valpo. Vina is commercial to Valpos Bohemian. We dropped our bags into a hostel after another long walk (Made longer by a sore head and throat!!). ...

Sand, Sun and a little bit of Karaoke, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

Sand, Sun and a little bit of Karaoke

A travel blog entry by gareth.alanna

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... streets and an up-market quality about it. With the affluent houses situated on the hills they are afforded superb views over Vina del Mar and it's beautiful coastline. Day or night, the view is always breathtaking and worth stopping to watch the world go ...

Vina del Mar, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

Vina del Mar

A travel blog entry by rhampshire

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We arrived in Vina del Mar (or Vina to the locals) and again Ryan made us walk to our hostel, which we were lucky to find as it was off our map.  The city is a popular holiday spot for locals and a complete contrast to Valparaiso - a lot cleaner and ...

A Memorable Celebration, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

A Memorable Celebration

A travel blog entry by wareameye

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... steak which goes down beautifully considering I have only ordered fish since I have been in the country. We proceed to Vina del Mar and do a very quick orientation tour before arriving at our hotel - a brand new Sheraton right on the waterfront with ...

Festival of the aged, Viña del Mar, Chile travel blog

Festival of the aged

A travel blog entry by harrisonhines

We decided to wake up early and check out Viña del Mar just down the coast while we were in the area. We started with a walk around the park. There were tents set up, food stalls and official looking people running around with walkie-talkies. We were ...

Pacific beach time in Vina del Mar, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

Pacific beach time in Vina del Mar

A travel blog entry by sionedworldwide

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... record Paila is not chilean for Paella as we learnt after quite a misunderstanding, a very helpfull waitress and an upset chef. Vina del Mar was a nice little break but there wasn't much to see or do really. I managed to accumulate a nice collection of ...

viña del mar, Viña del Mar, Chile travel blog

viña del mar

A travel blog entry by johnniemorrow

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I decided to take the advice of the brazilian girl I met in bariloche and went from mendoza straight to viña del mar instead of going via santiago. The scenery was amazing, big snowtopped mountains and open spaces, I'm not sure what the road from mendoza ...

Vina Del Mar, Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

Vina Del Mar

A travel blog entry by barrowmw

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... like rubbing alcohol! Next, we went to the beach, which is also only about an hour outside of Santiago...gotta love Chile. We enjoyed several typical long and leisurely South American style lunches and were able to do some shopping. This area (and ...

More beaches, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

More beaches

A travel blog entry by fruss

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Day 60 - Travelled from Valpo to Vina - all of a 6 mile trip. Different place however, all beaches and casinos (well, one casino at any rate). Had a good look around, went to the main gardens, main square, Easter Island museum, beaches etc and found a ...

More beaches, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

More beaches

A travel blog entry by fruss_copy2

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Day 60 - Travelled from Valpo to Vina - all of a 6 mile trip. Different place however, all beaches and casinos (well, one casino at any rate). Had a good look around, went to the main gardens, main square, Easter Island museum, beaches etc and found a ...

More beaches, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

More beaches

A travel blog entry by fruss_copy1

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Day 60 - Travelled from Valpo to Vina - all of a 6 mile trip. Different place however, all beaches and casinos (well, one casino at any rate). Had a good look around, went to the main gardens, main square, Easter Island museum, beaches etc and found a ...

More like the Chile I had hoped for, Valparaíso/Viña del Mar, Chile travel blog

More like the Chile I had hoped for

A travel blog entry by thewer

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... all painted many different colours, and the place has a relaxed feel of a students and artists colony. A visit to nearby Viña del Mar was also interesting, although this pleasant town is much wealthier and modern, so in character it was not as ...

Tour of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, Chile travel blog

Tour of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso

A travel blog entry by helenmug

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... he was 26. That didnt put him off judging from the note he slipped into my hand at 8am (see photos!!!). First stop was Viña del Nar, upmarket resort, quite nice but no swimming as the Pacific is too cold...The US guy took me out to lunch, ahhh, I ...

Vina del Mar, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

Vina del Mar

A travel blog entry by benandsabine

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Vina del ...

VINA DEL MAR, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

VINA DEL MAR

A travel blog entry by pelegrin

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Vina de Mar - Pretty close from Valparaiso (only 15 mn by bus). This is a really nice little town, where you can shop nearly everything you want. This place is well know for its Music Festival every year in February. Really had a good time ...

O the pain!, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

O the pain!

A travel blog entry by dosamigos

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... some other people from our hostel. It is  deff. a lively city at night... we drank too much here aswell... we all did. It was sad to leave Chile! It felt like home and gave us a lot of great memories, some we are still trying to piece ...

Vina del Mar - Valparaiso, Vina del Mar - Valparaiso, Chile travel blog

Vina del Mar - Valparaiso

A travel blog entry by carlosgey

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... del Mar... pues bueno, casi mejor, a la playita! Un poco mas de una hora y ya estabamos bajando las colinas que separan Vina del Mar de Valparaiso, fuimos a buscar a Octavio (hijo de Natalie) y nos fuimos a comer al centro de la ciudad, antes una zona ...

The San Diego of Chile, Vina Del Mar, Chile travel blog

The San Diego of Chile

A travel blog entry by aushiro

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... 's counterpart somewhere in South America. here it was, about a month and a half into the trip, we have found it in Vina Del Mar, Chile. We arrived in Valparaiso at about 10 or so at night which is about 2 hours away from Santiago. Its actually cheaper ...

Chilling in chile, Viña del mar, Chile travel blog

Chilling in chile

A travel blog entry by big_will

... mean that i missed the start of my GAP tour, but you will fiind out the story as it is told! Most of the ti in chile was spend hanging with robertos friends and going partyig to local places and speaking spanish drunk (which is when i am at my best) ...

Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar on the Pacific Coast, Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar, Chile travel blog

Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar on the Pacific Coast

A travel blog entry by chris_lynz

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... some Spanish (with the aid of our phrase book) I made the mistake of asking the ladies about the sights of Vina Del Mar..... what a mistake!! This simple question gave rise to a discussion in Spanish between Sofia and Amanda and their offer to drive ...

Santiago and Easter in Vina del Mar/Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Chile travel blog

Santiago and Easter in Vina del Mar/Valparaiso

A travel blog entry by donald2010

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... return to Santiago to buy a new camera and as the journy was relatively short, he went back on Monday to collect it! Vina del Mar is a seaside town that reminded me of Hastings in England. We spent some time on the beach, although the weather ...

Goodbye to 4 Norte 666, I moved apartments!, Viña del Mar, Chile travel blog

Goodbye to 4 Norte 666, I moved apartments!

A travel blog entry by laurenynatalie

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We got back to Buenos Aires early in the morning and forgot that it is semana santa (Easter week). So we had to leave right away or be stuck there for a week..... so we hopped on another bus for 20 hours! oh yes! Long bus ride short, we are back in ...

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