- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... fare for us both - 1500 pesos each return about $3 - 20 mins later the coast hugging, journey we alighted at Vina del Mar station. We had a lovely day exploring the streets, Ripleys department store and the up market area around the casino. Sue's glasses had lost a screw so with the help of several people we located an optometrist who fixed it. In doing this errand we came ...
... and the end of the world to the south it is basically cut off from everywhere else.
From the waters edge we made our way up into the hills which start within a few blocks. We took an ascensor, a vertical tram lift type thing. Here it is a mish mash of streets, very few of which are big enough for more than one car. Just as many streets aren't big enough for any cars. It is a lot quieter up here than in the hustle and bustle done below, which with the constant car ...
... to travel in, stay here if this is truly what you came for. It is not necessary to stay in Vina del mar and visit Valparaiso from there. Vina del mar is like Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires, a beautiful place that lacks character. We didn't go so we can only quote from people who have been there but I didn't travel across the globe to see what I have in Singapore or any modern European city with modern architecture. Just don't keep your camera in plain sight otherwise you ...
... 1990. After Santiago we headed to Valparaiso, a port town, an hour and a half from Santiago. Valparaiso is well known for its colourful houses and windy streets built over numerous hills or 'cerros', as well as being the primary sea port of Chile. We spent 3 days here, wandering the streets and hills, catching the ascensores (elevators) to different parts of town, taking in the (largely) impressively graffitied and beautiful buildings, visiting ...
... starting today. We met a guy on our Andes crossing who was there to do it. I consider myself a fairly keen runner but these Ultra races as they call them are a whole different thing - they have no appeal! The area is known for its seafood, I read some reviews & we booked one of the smarter restaurants for dinner. We had the local drink Pisco Sour as an aperitif ( like a frozen Margarita but with Pisco brandy,) some great fish & crab ...