apparently the council gives people permission to paint in certain areas, but they also have to use certain colours, decided on by the council. In any case, there is a lot of great street art and graf all through the streets, both legal and not.
Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar June 2nd 2008 We caught a bus from Cordoba to Santiago and then headed to Vina del mar where our friends Bergoña and Cristobal live. Actually, they live on the beach right between Vina del Mar and Valparaiso. These were the guys that we met in the Ancud hostel on chiloe, and they invited us to stay at their place when we came back through Santiago. I love that there are people in the world as friendly, open, i ... 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
We both still have ever-itchy feet and woke up in a cold sweat one morning with the realisation that if we did not take advantage of the under 30 (ish) work visa that Canada offers to Australian residents, we would never get to. So here we are over 17 months later, taking the long way home via South America. No need to rush...
Post Script: We are now 4, not 2, and we are no longer under 30! We still have ever-itchy feet but also a mortgage to contend with so for the most part our travels from now on will probably be a little shorter in duration... but they will continue!... full info