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- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... fortunately it didn't). Valparaiso was not charming us, and we started planning an early departure.
The hostel we found, however, was delightful. Way up on the hill on the west side of town, with a view from our room that was absolutely stunning. For all but one dinner, we picked up carryout and a bottle of wine and sat in our room watching the sunset. The mornings were equally ...
... to meet up with the 3pm "Tours4Tips" walking tour.
These tours really are worth taking - not just for the "pay what you think it's worth" concept -but because the company seems to have a very good social conscience and philosophy of giving back to the community; and the guides are positive and energetic (no doubt encouraged to increase their 'tips'!)...
We began our tour in the working port of Valparaiso, where it all ...
... a steak dinner and some lovely red wine! The food didn't disappoint and the wine went down very easily, served in a half bottle much to James' relief! Whilst the steak was good we had an even better steak experience eating at a Parrilla in the local market the following evening. We sat nibbling whilst children milled around with items for sale. I got the sense there is a lot of poverty in Puerto Iguazu. Whilst we didn't buy anything from them, a couple ...
... public busses without schedule whith very short stops to hop on / hop off. the bus was crowded and the people were looking a bit angry at my huge backpack because i needed so much space. in the end i reached the corret station and had to walk up the steap Fischer stairway, one of Valparaiso's many stairs, which turned out to be quite difficult with all the luggage. But the hostel was nice with very ...
Mar 20/14 Thursday
Arrived in port around 5 AM. Valparsiso and Vina del Mar are twin cities geographically but are a dramatic study in contrast.
While Valparaiso has a certain Latin charm, it is basically a no-nonsense, relatively poor man's working city. Neighboring Vina, however, immediately adjacent to Valparaiso is an internationaly known rich man's playground with a municipal casino, elegant hotels ...