Valpo: Street Art Galleries November 14th 2008 Valparaiso is a port town not too far from Santiago. It has streets running parrellel to the shoreline pressing back up against the cliffs. Residential neighborhoods with sidewinding, criss-crossing, irregular streets rise up behind the organized business district below. Prior to the opening of the Panama Canal, it was one of the most important towns on the Pacific Coast. However, now it is not on ... read more
South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
I quit my cushy job in health care software in January of 2008 and hit the road with my younger brother Darren (the one on the left of the photo). We had plane tickets to South East Asia and not much of a plan beyond that. It turned into one of the best years of my life. And, as a result of this blog, I convinced many of my friends to leave their uninspiring jobs and travel as well!
Currently I'm back in the Midwestern United States studying to be a physician. Money is tight, school has me bogged down, but I can't wait for the next time to get out on the road.... full info