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... them around. The bus took us to the top of the hills that rise steeply behind the port and we walked down. This was indeed a highlight - I have added a few pics with captions to try to give you a sense of how delightful it is.
Most of the houses are brightly coloured, wooden construction covered with finely coloured iron /aluminium cladding. The streets were windy (ie wiggly not breezy - In fact we got off the bus at an intersection of 7 streets ...
... travelled. We travelled the 4 stops
to the bus terminal which was only nearby through an underground passageway.
Buses to Valparaiso leave all day every 20 minutes so we only had 20 minutes to
wait and then a 2 hour trip to the city. The taxis here are very expensive but
the town is built onto the side of many hills so the taxis can charge for a
necessary convenience. We ...
... tied up. We then went up close to a container ship that was being unloaded and only then we could appreciate how immense they actually are.
We met Carlee and Andy at Alta Mira brewery for a pre-lunch drink, because we knew they would want to taste the beers too. We went to La Tapa de Madrid for lunch, which had a Spanish menu del dia of gaspacho soup and mixed paella finished off with ice cream. There was even a large glass of red wine included in the price. The food ...
... garments they had on to begin with and serve you completely in the nude.
In addition to the above, Chile is known for being one of the more seismically active countries in the world.I am ashamed to admit that I have been secretly hoping to experience a tremor during my stay here. Nothing richter worthy ofcourse but just something to write home about.
Up until now the only terremoto (earthquake) I am able to report on is one ...
I think I have mentioned already that I was asked to climb up onto the roof and sweep it but I think I failed to mention the details of this task and well, it makes a funny story!
Up the stairs, over the sofa, out through a small window which one could not exit gracefully even if one tried and I was there; on a flat roof and all of a sudden the task in hand didn't seem quite so unachievable. That was what ...