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... hillside (cerro’s) so as to make the most of the views over the bay. Most of the hostels are situated on either Cerro Concepcion or Cerro Alegre.
During our planning we decided to have one full day exploring the town and its surrounds which turned out to be plenty of time. We spent the day wandering around, checking out Pablo Neruda’s house (poet, politician and collector) – he built a house at one of the higher points ...
... I walked, little old ladies would take it upon themselves to warn me of the dangers of having my camera out, so I would bury it sheepishly in my bag, only to pull it out again a minute later. It’s also not the cleanest place, nor is it very well-maintained, with mangy dogs and stray cats battling it out for corners like some sort of East Side-West Side gang dispute, except fleas are ...
Valparaiso is a hilly town. A bit like La Paz but only one sided – the other side of the valley / basin is the sea!
There are 15 funiculars around the city to get you up the hills, but some are broken following the earthquake in February 2010.
We spent 4 nights in total in Valparaiso and enjoyed out time there. We did loads of walking including up and down the hills. We met a lovely Australian guy who told us about lots of place to see. You just have ...
... 8217;t want to give anyone the power to tell me what I am like and what my life is for, they said…’But it’s based on science, from a guy who has studied Mayan mathematics’. (?!!) I couldn't even be bothered to ask if it had been rigorously tested in double-blinded randomised trials to see if the predictions actually matched people's perceptions of their own personalities.
I wonder what makes Mayan astronomy ...
... things to do. Famous last words... 4 beers later we were still sitting there and who knows how much longer we would have stayed had the bar not had to close as the whole town was now on tsunami alert and everyone had to leave to get to higher ground.
I headed back to my hostel to see what was actually happening and it was certainly true, everywhere below 30m had had to evacuate. It was still only about 19:30 so there was plenty of time and we all headed ...
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