Travel Blogs from Valparaiso
... chicken paella for dinner and relaxed for the evening in the comfortable surroundings.
The following morning, we headed to Plaza Sotomayor for a free guided walking tour of Valparaiso. It was led by a young American girl and we were joined by 5 other tourists. The tour highlighted some interesting history of the city, and how it bloomed as an important port in its golden era between 1848 - 1914. Things changed after the construction of the Panama ...
... a mixture of hard working labors and artisans that paint in small enclaves that are scatter on the hills surrounding the harbor. The art is still developing and refining itself in its ever evolving quest to become better. I would not say that the art had yet to reach the level as we have become familiar with in Northern California. Our large bus again drove up and down narrow winding roads as it took us to a special lookout area that provided a panoramic view of the harbor and ...
... out some space for him to lie down too. After some water we were on our way, beginning to walk down the course. We found more jumps and stairs and witnessed biker after biker zipping down the street. There were people selling beer and lunch out of their homes, so of course we stopped to indulge!
... He asked what the popcorn was too (I am bringing amish popcorn for my host family) and thank goodness i learned that word. He might have seen the salt water taffy that i am bringing for them and thought that was cheese but that was in my other bag. He saw my spanish verb book and laughed and asked if i was here on vacation and i said studying in valpo and he let me go. I met up with the CIEE group pretty easily and we bussed from Santiago over to a town just north of Vina ...
... is likely to be re-elected next time around. I believe the current President was the head of an airline previously. Interesting place politically.
Valparaiso is beautiful. The neighboring communities have grown up mostly to house the wealthy who don't like how gritty Valparaiso remains. It's a very old city and the urban center has poor people as well as wealthy ones....We saw this pattern in Guayaquil as well. The wealthy ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking