Viña del Mar October 27th 2009 From Valparaíso we took a trip into the adjoining town, Viña del Mar, which is known for it's beach, music festivals, casinos, and summer resort town status. On the top of our list, however, was a visit to the Fonck museum, a small natural history museum with an impressive collection of artifacts from civilizations all around Chile, including Rapa Nui - Easter Island. We were not disappointed, ... read more
South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Viña del Mar 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
Experiencing new places has and will continue shaped who I am. I love to discover how other people live and incorporate what I can into the amalgamation of cultures I live in. I've moved around quite a bit throughout my life and will probably continue to do so for a while. I'm especially trying to find out about local history and culture through food and drink. Enjoy and learn from my stories, and send me some feedback!
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