Grand Hotel Gervasoni
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... Not to mention we tried the local chicha (fermented corn drink), which tasted like a strong punch; tried some delicious (and different again from other South American countries!) Chilean empanadas; and Don Sergio's home made alfajores. We even visited a fantastic little cafe called...wait for it...'Melbourne Cafe'! The cappuchino great, even tasting a little Melbournian! It was great not to be disappointed for once!
... collect your luggage. It's time to leave Viña del Mar and Valparaiso behind and return to Santiago. On route to the bus station you need to withdraw some more money so you stop to use an ATM. Favouring ATMs inside the security of the bank rather than on the street, you head inside. Two guys are using the only machine provided, so you wait patiently for your turn. While polite etiquette is not to watch people using ATMs, something about their actions and ...
... walk and see the main attractions of the city (not including Pablo Nerudas Valparaiso home or the Cathedral). Walking around was really something. Rach looved the place and was essentially trigger happy. The place is really spectacular though. You can understand why it is a UNESCO world heritage site. The cute cobbled, twisty, unconventional streets, artsy cafe and hostals, brightly painted, old and dilapidated houses, and vantage points with spectacular views of the ...
... built by British engineers (including William Wheelwright and Waddington). She was clearly an enthusiast, and bemoaned the fact that there are so few railway lines in use in Chile today (particularly for passengers). Something a bit different!
We left Valparaiso at noon and returned to Santiago by bus, ready for our next adventure. I will leave it to Mr H to tell you about our time there.
Lots of love
Lyndsey & Martin
... takes the serviette protecting the bread in the basket off and proceeds to grab the loaf with a sweaty (no doubt urine stained ) hand while she cuts several slices off. Then at the end of breakfast she takes her false teeth out, rinses them in a glass of water on the table, pops them back in and waddles out.
I just want to go home at this point. But we are made of stern stuff and decide to soldier on despite the cold shower and disgusting ...