Gisela & Carlos House
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After checking into our very homely hostel we went to the downtown area of Vina del Mar which was really busy with people shopping for last minute Christmas presents. There was a definite buzz about the place, so after a bit of exploring we sat down in a bar with a veranda and watched everyone rush by whilst enjoying listening to the street bands …
... took us to this stunning old mansion which is open to the public
and houses the fine arts gallery. The collection of paintings here are mainly
old European paintings that the rich former owner had collected in the early 20th
century on his many visits to Europe. The mansion of course is very grand and
had awesome views of the foreshore. We then headed back to the hostel for the
... It was a beautiful, but somewhat windy day outside. I also heard the water was freezing, and since we only had about 24 hours, both of us decided against swimming in the water. We just kept walking along the boardwalk, and there were a lot of cool views of the coast as we walked. We ended up walking all the way to the Vina Del Mar clock, which was a pretty cool sight to see. The clock is made up of a bunch of flowers, and the time was pretty accurate. After a couple ...
... street art is legal! Had some shots of Pisco and an interesting pastry pizza tasting thing for lunch then carried on walking around the city. Met a friendly English speaking girl on the tour and ended up spending the afternoon with her having more food and beer, while trying to take in the amazing landscape around us ( there's something quite comforting about meeting someone else that can speak English and have a conversation with you). After leaving her, we went ...
... 60/night in a nice building right downtown, with a balcony onto courtyard, a kitchen, bedroom upstairs (technically a "loft"), and, ahem, cable TV. We watched Two and a Half Men, and I refuse to apologize for it.
So there you have it, Chile in the books for second time. Even though we once again only visited another small portion, what we did see was very enjoyable, although much pricier than we are used to, even in comparison to Argentina. As Laynni described ...