Blogs from Valparaíso, Valparaíso Region, Chile, South America - page 6


South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso March 18th 2014

Now, here is an insight of how my travel mind works. I bought the plane tickets for this vacation on November 2. On November 8, I wrote to the Chilean Cuisine Cooking Class for information on how to book a class with them. From its website and reviews on Trip Advisor placing it as the number one activity, this seemed like the best, most reputable Chilean cooking class out there. At this point I had no hotels lined up, didn’t know exactly what countries or cities I was going to visit, but I had my priorities. For food, wine and cooking I would go to where the class was. I knew it was going to be a great day, and it did not disappoint. The arranged meeting place was easy to find, down by a war ... read more
Wine Tasting
Ines and our Menu
Fenix 1

South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso March 17th 2014

Now that I was in the know about the changing of the guard, I had my plan of attack. First on my list was to finish packing my stuff, store it and check out of the hotel. Next was a déjà vu of my first day. I went to the café across the street and had a smoked salmon bagel and café Americano. Things were falling into place and I couldn’t be happier. After a quick Metro ride, I was in front of the Moneda Palace ready for the changing of the guard. In Lima this ceremony was done behind big iron fences, giving all of my pictures the illusion of being shot from inside a jail cell. Here we were kept at least 30 to 40 yards behind big fountains with a glass wall surrounding ... read more
Mix of Murals and City
View from My Room
Guards at the Palace

South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso March 16th 2014

Geo: -33.0206, -71.5548Been a while since the last update. Ran out of minutes on the first cruise with the VERY slow connections.From Valparaiso, we did a city tour to Santiago the capital city. Passed through the Casablanca Wine region. Santiago is at the base of the Andes. No snow here.... read more
Valparaiso Street
Wine Region
Which way?

South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso January 8th 2014

Valparaiso, or Valpo as locals call it, is just 120km away from Santiago, but the atmosphere between the two cities couldn’t be much more different. While Santiago is a busy big city, Valparaiso, even though not small either with its 400.000 inhabitants and a busy port, seems more like a tranquil harbor town. Most that is interesting about Valparaiso is set on several hills around the town center: they are filled with colorful houses, cafés and artisan shops. It’s obvious that Valparaiso is quite a creative and artistic place: you just have to look at the amount of arty shops, skillful graffiti, and things like concrete stairs painted in bright colors you can find all over the place (who said stairs always have to be grey anyway…). The houses were often much like in Iceland or ... read more
Valparaiso colors 2
cheerful stairs and few dogs
another set of stairs and one of the hundreds of street dogs

South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso » Concon November 26th 2013

This is a very simple tribute to the people I met during my trip. A lot of them went out of their way to help me out or make me feel at home and a lot of them I like to think of as friends now. Even though they may only be named briefly in this post, I took a lot of time to write this and thought about every single one of the people I mentioned here by name and how interacting with them in different times, places and circumstances influenced my trip. The more you travel, the more you realize the vast amount of good-natured people out there. And 22 months of traveling finally came to an end. Out of the things I had planned, I managed to do a lot of them, I ... read more
With Felipe, Isabelle and Bruno at the fishmarket
Succesfully finishing the Instructor Development Course
Couchsurfers at Tropfest short film festival

South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso » Concon April 28th 2013

Our time in Peru had come to an end and it was now time to start making our way to Chile. The bus journey from Lima took us to Peru's border town Tacna. After going so north in Peru we had a long way to get to Valparaiso so after crossing the border from Tacna into Chile we arrived in a place called Arica. Arica was half a beach town and half a city but due to the cooler weather we spent our short time there in the city rather than on the beach. There aren't too many hostels in Arica but the one we stayed in was called Arica Unite which was perfect for our one night stay there. The next day we did another short bus journey to Iquique to break up our long ... read more
Buildings in Valparaiso
Coloured steps Valparaiso

South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso April 14th 2013

I have been wanting to write a small ”in general” update here from Valparaíso since all the experiences happen non stop and I will not be making updates per day like on my usual travels. I’m so in love with this city! Every time I leave the house I see something new and exciting, graffiti, new cool houses, and interesting people etc., there is never a boring day in this city. We’ve been lucky enough to find a house in Cerro Carcel just next to Plaza Bismarc, which according to Lonely Planet is a must see spot because of the amazing view. We can see all of the coast and the sea and during nighttime we can see all of the beautiful lights that glow up. It is one of the most colorful neighbourhoods and placed ... read more

Apr 7 – Valparaiso : encore du street art et départ vers le nord Il nous reste encore un quartier à visiter, et un ascenseur à prendre, un vrai cette fois, accessible par un passage souterrain, réputé pour sa vue, mais aussi pour son quartier de… street art, mais oui, on ne s’en lasse pas! La vue panoramique est encore différente de la veille, du cote est cette fois. Puis c’est un départ en bus pour 26 heures de route et rejoindre le nord et plus précisément San Pedro de Atacama. Malheureusement, on a pris les billets un peu tard (genre la veille) et le trajet se fera donc en siège semi cama, oubliez le confort (bon, c’est toujours mieux que l’avion) >PDJ : on nous avait avertis que Valparaiso n’était pas une ville très sure, ... read more

Buenos dias, We unfortunately did not get a chance to visit Valparaiso as much as we would have liked but our tour of the city made us appreciate how much of a bohemian and artistical culture there is to see an experience there in Val Po, what used to be the home of the famous Pablo Neruda. I will let the photos speak for themselves. Hasta Lluego x... read more

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