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#snapshots Valparaiso

The colorful and charismatic streets of Valparaiso gave us the long awaited taste of South America’s vibrancy. We hadn’t really felt the flamboyant pulse and rhythm of the continent as yet as we had anticipated – but Chile’s frenetic port city, with its chaotic cerros (hills), maze of mural covered streets and meandering back alleys certainly delivered the goods. 51 more words

Santiago and Valparaiso

Santiago was our next stop. We arrived early after another overnight bus from Pucon, and checked into our hostel, Castillo Surfista, in the Provedencia neighbourhood. This turned out to be a really good neighbourhood to base ourselves in; it is a fairly upmarket part of town and very quiet and safe at night, but still only 15 minutes’ walk across the river to Bella Vista, Santiago’s restaurant and nightlife hub, and another 20 or to downtown. 423 more words


Pasta e Vino

Pasta e Vino

Papudo 427, Hotel Gervasoni, Cerro Concepción


Cuando una amiga Chef me propuso salir a comer pensé de inmediato en éste lugar para el cual me había costado encontrar a un comensal/a para que me acompañara. 836 more words


Expo Tattoo

La Expo Tattoo del 4 y 5 de Octubre 2014 en el VTP la encontré interesante. Para mi fue entre gore y caluroso ver desde la actuación de la… 163 more words


El Diario - 18 Octubre 2014

This week when we got to work we were asked if we felt the tremor (check out the Earthquakes tab) earlier in the morning (we didn’t).     385 more words

South America

What’s in my Midwest Travel Journal?

Just when I think I’m going to run out of things to write about the Midwest I return to visit my kids and, lo and behold, I find something else to write about it! 564 more words


Restoring Valparaíso's Former Glory

Beginning in 1848, a little event called the California Gold Rush intoxicated people from all over the world with the idea that they could make a quick million.  993 more words