Barcelo Colon Miramar
Travel Blogs from Salinas
... relaxed and caught up with friends. Wednesday morning I caught the bus to Santiago. I had lunch at the terminal and thought I would try a "completo", which is the Chilean version of an extra large hot dog with sauerkraut, chopped tomatoes, avocado and half a tub of mayonnaise. I am not kidding, the amount of mayo on the hot dog was more mayo than I've had in my whole life. It was ridiculous. After that particularly interesting lunch, I took the metro ...
Valparaiso is a very unusual city it has been given world heritage status, because around the busiest port in Chile there are very steep hills with lots of colourful buildings on them. So they have built lots of ascensores which are like a cross between elevators and trams to help them get up the hill, and the one we went up was very steep it practically just went straight up. It was the last place on the trip so I was feeling very happy about seeing all my ...
... around us mocking and making fun of the "gringo" (foreigner).
We walked the back streets of Valparaiso and saw some of the most incredible graffiti, all made more beautiful by how colourful the houses were. On the way we picked up a friend, a black stray dog that for some reason took a liking to us and followed us around as we saw the sights of Valparaiso. It would even wait for us outside shops if we went in!
Because it was obviously ...
... let him. The city has nothing to do with it and gets no revenue. We experienced this with a little rented car we had taken down the coast – we parked in a sandy area that looked like public parking. John was backing out to leave and this little woman starting running beside the car quite effectively stopping our getaway. Then we saw a tiny piece of paper under the windshield with our charge of equivalent ...
... for shipping Rover home, they were able to hook us up with some more contacts.
Since this is the first real kitchen Steve’s been able to use in a while, he splurged and made himself an early birthday dinner. Roast meat and veggies never tasted so good, and plenty of fine Chilean wine to wash it down.
We made a sand castle on the beach, and explored the tide pools full of sea snails, hermit crabs, mussels, limpids, and some ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility