A funicular is kind of like a vertical train car, in the 1900's over 20 of these were built into the hillsides of Valpo as a means to access the more elevated neighbourhoods. Over a hundred years later and they are rickety and not for the faint of heart but still integral to the city, and a tourist attraction!
A harbour for artists March 18th 2015 Valparaiso or Valpo as it is affectionatly called is one of Chile's principal ports and naval bases. Its port has played a key role in many naval explorations and most recently, during the California Gold rush, creating substantial wealth for the early settlers of the area. Unfortunately with the completion of the Panama canal the fortunes of Valpo started to erode.
Now Valpo is a lively and vi ... 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
After leaving the rat race of London behind, Tobs (Sandra) and Mags (Glen) are off on an adventure through South America, which will hopefully be documented via this blog (If Glen doesnt get too lazy!)... full info