Hotel Da Vinci Valparaiso
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Non-smoking rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... but rising steeply from sea level are a number of hills where people tend to live and where our B&B was located, in an area called Alegra. The taxi ride from the bus station was a shock - instead of a charming sea port we saw amazing squalor and thought we had been transported by a time machine to a 3rd-world country. Our B&B wasn't charming either - but as it was just okay we decided to stay. Lunch was in a ...
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We went to dinner at a nearby restaurant and who should be there but the couple we spent time touring with in Bariloche. They have been to Easter Island and are heading to Atacama tomorrow. What a coincidence!!
Bed at 11.30 to the sound of cats wailing, dogs barking, seagulls calling and cars. No AC so the window is open. Looks like a good night to try my earplugs.
We boarded a bus and crossed the Andes again – this time passing by Acongagua – the highest mountain in the Andes, and the highest outside of the Himalayas. The road was high and windy and we crossed the border at 3000m before heading down switchbacks into the depths of the valley the other side. We arrived tired in Valparaiso (although had only sat all day) to our hostel which luckily for us had bbq night and we got loads of meat and were introduced to Choripans ...
... alone. I was impressed. I always tell myself how brave I am for going off alone into these foreign countries, but it helps that I've (1) been on a plane before and (2) been out of the country before.
I need to remember that playing chess is not a good way for me to meet people. For some reason I'm ruthless. I can't play nice. Diana and I had a running joke of saying "sangre" (blood) every time I would make a move, because I was so bloodthirsty in chess. I won 5 out of ...
... and unpacked. We have far too many clothes. Had to go to a makeup boat drill at 8 PM since we got to the ship so late. Had dinner with people from England, France, and Denmark. It was quite the group. Dinner was good but the service was a little off since they just changed crews. Made it back to our cabin about 11 PM.