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Chile - Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar

20 °C

We didn´t really know what do expect with Valparaiso and after being spooked by the odd beings near the bus station, it seemed a bit strange. After a taxi to the hostel that view quickly changed.

Winding, narrow and steep streets that never seemed to end, street murals, live music, colourful buildings and a gritty feel, this place is one of our favourite cities on the trip so far. We walked for hours, and just wished we stayed longer. The hostel was a winner too, good people and a great night out in one of the many bars.

La Sebastiana was also good to see (house of famous poet Pablo Neruda) and gave us a panoramic view across the unique city.

We also went to nearby Vina Del Mar, Chiles big beach destination for people from Santiago and across in Argentina. The cold and cloudy day meant for a quiet grey beach so we weren't able to experience it in full flight!

Next up, an overnight bus across the massive andes to Mendoza...

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 02.04.2012 17:00 Archived in Chile

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