Hotel Casablanca,Spa & Wine
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- Free parking
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... man on the hill, finally had a chance to become him. Can a place now be made for those who don't seek growth for the sake of growth? Or will we all have to move to Ireland? And meanwhile, on the heat-stricken coast of Portugal, people read of exotic South America in their newspapers. But of all the places he had never been, it was Portugal he missed the most. And what of what we read? Do we want to find the meanings ourselves - or are we satisfied with daily briefings and ...
Jan. 24, Friday:
We left the hotel at 4:30. Our plane was on time, and we arrived in Santiago, Chile around 10:00. We were met by Jose, the owner of "Uncorked" wine tours of Santiago. We has a fabulous day of seeing the beautiful Casablance Valley, and three vineyards:
Kingston Family Vineyards ...
Its another Barne family guest blogger.... This time Anthony Barne is up to write about wine (of course)!
Itīs unthinkable to go to Chile and not to visit a vineyard, the countryside is just covered with vines and we got thirsty just looking at them. So today we were whisked off by Willie and Magda to Loma Larga in the Casablanca Valley. If there ar elots of vines in Chile, here there is nothing else and we had a bit of trouble finding the right ones, but ...
... twice to take short walks through the historical part of the city. We visited the impressive Cathedral of Santiago built 1750-1800, and the Presidential Palace,the primary government building. I also managed to change our last few Argentine pesos into Chilean pesos. Unfortunately we didn't have our left over Brazilian reals with us, so we'll probably take those with us to the grave!
Back on the ship we attended yet another ...
... to access the west coast of the Americas and Valparaiso began to slump as trade no longer passed through its port. But it was the earthquake of 1906 that truly brought the city to its knees, destroying a large part of it and killing 3,000 people. After this many of the foreigners who had made Valparaiso their home left, taking their wealth with them. Today Valpo still suffers from the economic recoil of this mass exodus with record levels of unemployment and ...