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Travel Blogs from Valparaiso
After our walk round Valparaiso, and a superb lunch in Cafe Turri with Ekaterina, we visited a few of the best viewpoints over the city. However, when we got to our hotel, Hotel Acontraluz, we discovered that the best view of all was from our bedroom window and verandah! The hotel is high up the hill and has unbelievable views over the city and bay …
... told breakfast started that late but that was how it was; except on this day the staff member in charge for the morning hadnīt got up on time so I had to wait another 30 minutes for breakfast to be ready! I ate quickly, checked out and hopped in a taxi to the bus station. There, I bought a ticket to Santiago and was lucky enough that the bus was leaving just 5 minutes after I got there. I was very excited about the prospect of visiting Santiago- my very last stop in South America!
... prostitutes and any other type of person beginning with P, even if the Pope was in town with his flowing white cassock, we were avoiding him! Valparaiso has a bad reputation for street crime, muggings and the like, and when we had arrived, the hostel people had given us a paper map with clearly marked 'no go' areas. We skirted the worst areas and flagged down a bus going to Vina.
Being on a local bus in a foreign country is an unnerving ...
... chosen ascensor was the Museo de Bella Artes, so we had a gander before meandering through the hilly, unruly streets that are decorated by bright houses and colourful murals. Apart from having lunch, we didn’t do much else except slowly wander the streets until we eventually found ourselves down at sea level again. Not surprisingly, we decided not to walk back to Vina del Mar, instead opting for the dog free metro.
... more thing. We just about got mugged on the street. The story: When we were walking we saw some teens come up behind us. One guy started to say, "money, money money" and picked up a pebble. I thought he found money, but no he said the same thing, then ran up and grabbed our bag. Luckily my dad had a strap on it and then my dad turned around and they all fled.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service