Hotel Casa Thomas Somerscales
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This is a lovely old hotel with only 8 rooms. The staff are very helpful and the location is very good
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We arrived in Valparaiso about noon after a very nice two hour car drive from Santiago with our driver, another Thomas! When we reached Valparaiso we seemed to be driving forever up narrow winding streets, through some pretty dodgy looking areas, but when we reached our hotel we were very impressed. It is a beautiful old colonial building and we …
Our wine tour today was with a new company, 'mywaychile', which is run by a lovely young man called Pablo and his wife. He has travelled a lot himself and lived in New Zealand for a long time but he has come back to Chile to settle down and set up this business. He is also a graphic designer.
Our tour was to the Casablanca valley which is …
... hostel - it felt like the rough end of Sheffield high street with all the street sellers. Our confusion was confounded when we couldn't find our hostel - it appeared that we had booked into the favela, with corrugated iron shacks and a maze of steep 'escaleras' (stairways) winding up the hill. We finally found the place after Dave disappeared into the hills for around an hour and located the hostel, ...
... and hung out in the common room and watched TV.
The hostel had been put under the charge of Dietrich from California, Charlie from Philadelphia(ish), and Alexa from South Carolina(ish)(I think). They were cleaning and managing check-ins and check-outs so that they could stay there for free. I had gotten to know them an inch at a time throughout the week. As part of their job, they had to sit around the hostel and be ready to check anyone in or out. I had been ...
Colourful, sprawling, busy, smelly, chaotic. And so we have reached the last place of interest on our trip, and it feels like we have returned to reality with quite a bump. Last night we found ourselves in the somewhat luxurious position of being able to wheel our luggage straight out of the airport and into a hotel on our arrival back from Rapa Nui and this morning we met our host in Valparaiso, Jose. A Colombian born former U.S marine with plenty of stories to ...