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Published: August 6th 2007
In need of some skin regeneration after months of sun
So after NZ we arrived in Chile, suddenly not just a different culture but a different language to contend with....our dreams of learning on the road so far very short lived, a huge mistake, although a least the chilean red gave us a bit of confidence to try it out.
Santiago was okay, although similar to most other cities we have visited, full of traffic, people, pollution and illuminated signs everywhere. We stuck it for a couple of days and then headed out to Valapraiso, still with little command of the language.
Valparaíso is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once you move away from the standard city layout and venture up by pre-hictoruc funicular into the hillside you can see why. Beautiful old buildings built into the hillside set among narrow cobbled streets and alleyways all over looking the pacific ocean. It is like being transported through time. There is a very European feel, the colurs and the cafes, with their al fresco appeal - a real hidden gem which is takes just a little bit of exploring to find. After Valaparaiso we headed back
to Chile to sort out the rest of our trip as
More of a European feel
we suddenyl decided we needed some sun. So after spending 4 hours sorting out new tickets and routes we then headed off to Panama via Colombia for a bit of a Central America expedition.
No excuses for the short entry jut trying to catch up, can´t seem to work out how to get rid of the space xx
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