Hostal Vista Hermosa 26
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... an alley, to get to the actual funicular.
As Greg said, "The first part of funicular is fun", and I have to agree. I believe the funicular costed the equivalent of $0.50, which was so worth it. After the quick ride up, we got treated to some pretty cool views of Valparaiso. After about a couple minutes, we started to make our way to go find some food. For what should've been like a 10 minute walk turned into a 20-30 minute walk. The reason: there was so ...
Together with Tom, an English guy, whom I met on my very first day in Santiago, I then travelled to Valparaiso, which is an amazing harbour city. As I knew that the city was declared as a UNESCO world heritage site, I wanted to know what the fuss was about.
Climbing up and down the countless steep staircases, riding the funiculars or simply getting lost in the winding streets by walking around, ...
... we de-boarded I implored the locals to lead is to some food and this encountered the "completo". A completo in Chile consists of a giant bun smothered in avocado and mayonnaise with a skinny boiled hot dog hidden somewhere in the middle. Atop the mountain of mayonnaise, I followed suit with the people ahead of me and added ketchup and mustard. I have to say that it is definitely not my choice of meals, drunk or otherwise, but worth the experience once. ...
... our destination we found out that we had to beep ourselves out of the system and only then were we charged (the amount was less than what we were expecting and cheaper than the bus). We can only presume that when the lady beeped the card and signalled for us to go through she had just been checking the credit on the card. Now that we knew the correct price we were able to charge the card with the cost of our journey. Language barriers ...
... beach lots of hotel and apartment blocks but not much else.
Viņa was the furthest extent of our journey so we decided to take a paddle in the Pacific. I turned my back when the biggest wave going got me, a real Neil Kinnock moment!
Anyway its 11:30 and time for bed. Up early tomorrow for the trip back to BA.
I hope you are all enjoying the postcards!