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Today we were up and out of the hotel early to check out and transfer to Viña del Mar, a beach city very similar to Clearwater or St. Petersburg FL in the States. It is about an hour and a half drive west to the coast from Santiago and just north of Valparaiso, one of the first settlements in Chile and a very historical and cultural city.
It was supposed to be a 'free' afternoon, but we all decided to ...
... at a Castle overlooking the sea and then jumped back on the bus to Valparaiso. We walked through the streets checking out the famous terraced houseses and then a ride on a funicular down to the bottom of the hill to meet our bus. It ended up being a long day and didn't ended up getting back to the hotel untill about 6.30.
Highlights of the tour... lunch, I was starving. A close second ...
... for recreation, there is a smaller twin town of Viña del Mar where locals go to the beach). Then it was time to think about food! I hooked up with some other of my fellow travellers with an overdeveloped passion for fine dining and we booked ourselves into Pasta e Vino – a cracking Italian restaurant located in one of the old wooden shell houses.
Camarón con salsa cremosa y maní al merken
... Horn. As such many of the towns we will be visiting were major concerns less than 50 years ago. Progress in one area leads to decline in another.
... set in a beautiful garden, courtyard and patio area where he was eventually buried when he passed away, along with his last wife. It was time to head back now on the bus which we had to annoyingly wait nearly 40 minutes for, despite the fact that they should be every 15-20 minutes. Eventually one came in the end but we didnt get back until 9.30 which was even more of a pain as we had planned to go to a jazz club to watch a burlesque ...