Valparaiso--Wild and Wonderful August 4th 2011 Magical Valpo
Colorful, wonderful and wild--I was in love with this amazing city! Artful murals cover walls that accompany miles of stairs and occasional funiculars that rise vertiginously from the chaotic waterfront plain of the business district to the city's ubiquitous, peaceful, painted hills.
Art is everywhere from the murals, house colors and fluttering laundry to musicians and mimes ... read more
South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso 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´m a one-way ticket, slow traveler, relishing the freedom of the open road and trusting serendipity to guide my journey. When I was younger, I used to travel for a year at a time. Then a few years ago, I roamed Europe and North Africa for three and a half years and liked that even better.
On August 1st, 2010, I left my peaceful Mission Canyon paradise in Santa Barbara's mellow summer and emerged from a couple of planes a day and a world later in the teeming, sub-zero streets of Buenos Aires´winter. Now, with the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos between here and home, will three years be enou... full info