1 quick day in Valparaiso
Trip Start Jan 11, 2011
53Trip End Aug 05, 2011
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First thing we came across was this huge market which was first full of junk people were trying to make a few pesos off. Then it was just tons and tons of fruit and veg. Pretty amazing, putting the french markets to shame!!!!
After buying some fruit ourselves (too tempting!!), we continued to walk down the streets. There was a lot of antique kind of shops as if the whole town was still living in the 50's.
We weren't too sure where to head towards as we hadn't brought any map or guide so we decided to go to the port
We finally got to the port in one piece and walked round there for a while then headed back into town. Doesn't take much haha there were quite a few locals cheering for Valparaiso so we got quite into the game and what was going to be a quiet beer turned into an afternoon drinking season with the local oldies. We even got treated to some chilian poetry by a very sweet old man before he was taken back home by the bar owner.
When the locals started talking about taking us to a kareokee, we decided it was time to leave and head back to Vina.
Conclusion: Thrilling and random day!! Next time I won't forget the guide book at the risk of ending up in a bar !!!!!
What we could have seen is the cultural capital of the world and UNESCO world heritage site with some strong bohemian influences. Lesson learnt!!! (I think)