Although we enjoyed the city of Santiago we were glad to leave and head for for the World Heritage City of Valparaiso. Also home to the famous poet and nobel prize winner Pablo Neruda.
An arty-farty place with charming quirky coloured buildings perched on the hilltops. Even the grafitti is colourful and wild and a sight to behold. We spend a full day walking with the odd restbite in it’s many cafes. We have tried to capture and display as many pictures as possible. The city itself is huge and one with irregular street patterns (no map will help you here), and steeply hilly – a good calf workout!
Predominately a port city and once a leading merchant town before the opening of the panama canal in 1914. Only parts of the city are listed under World Heritage and we managed to booked into a lovely quaint hostel right in the heart of it.
Estamos disfrutando de nuestra estancia aqui (we are enjoying our stay here).