Dec 15, 2009
Jan 01, 2010
Back on the bus for a seven-hour ride to Valparaiso.
A long bus ride took us to Chillan, specifically to see the market. It's amazing how your lodging can affect your view of a city. We made the wrong choice here--and it was a true fleabag hostel that we couldn't wait to get out of; its one virtue was its proximity to the bus station. We did visit the market, but didn't find it that exciting. What we liked best about Chillan was its catheral, built in the early 1940's, I think, thoroughly modern and built to withstand the earthquakes that have plagued the city since its beginnings.