Well I loved Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, thet're a couple of towns on the coast a couple of hours out of Santiago and they're well worth a visit if you're ever in the area. I stayed with Jorge's cousins who live in Viña and they were so nice, and Rosa Jorge's aunty reminded me so much of Cherrith Vahaakolo so that was cool. Estevan is the their son and he's a profesional soccer player for the local team and a great guy to boot, the night I got there he drove me around both Viña and Valparaiso showing me all the cool stuff untill like 2 in the morning. The next day had a stroll around the streets of both places which was nice, and in the arvo took a bus a bit further up the coast to a beach to make the most of the beautiful day.
I'm russ, I'm from New Zealand and have developed a love for travelling over the last couple of years. It was the best descision of my life for sure, breaking the routine and heading off to explore the globe, and I would highly recommend getting out there and having a close up look and anything that you've read about or heard about that intrests you, because if it looks cool on TV, I can garuntee you that it'll be even cooler when you are there amoungst it. And if you're stuggling for ideas about where to start, I'd highly recommend buying a oneway ticket to South America and the rest will ta... full info