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One Week in Chile

A week from now I will be on my way to Rio for my first international teaching conference, but all I can think of at the moment is my upcoming trip to Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile!  789 more words

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What and where?

󾓪 Hola! These last days I have been in Valparaiso chilling and trying to figure out where to go next, and I’ve finally done it! On the 23rd of March I will be heading to La Serena, a 7 hour bus journey from Valparaiso. 391 more words

Valparaiso Contrasts

When the Panama Canal opened in 1914, Valparaiso on Chile’s Pacific coast was transformed from being a major seaport for ships voyaging between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to something of a backwater. 576 more words

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The Animal Sense

First, I’m fine.  Absolutely, 100% okay.  But there were a few worrying moments today, which started in a Vina del Mar hotel.  Thursday morning, we went to Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda’s “favorite” home.  1,158 more words

Oh, Valparaiso!

󾓪 Today, 17th of march is my second day in Valparaiso and I already feel the need to share the beauty of this place with you all. 235 more words

Valparaiso & Viña del Mar - Chile's popular holiday sites on Pacific coast

Valparaiso, a town on the Pacific coast about 100 km from Chilean capital Santiago, is apparently a must-visit place. As such you have high expectations for it, since everybody says it’s so cool. 1,357 more words

Destinations

Valparaiso: A Brief Guide

Valpo, as it’s known on the street, is a port city of around 300,000 people, covered in graffiti. Sounds bloody horrible, right? Wrong. Surprisingly, it’s street art and brightly coloured buildings have earned the place the right to call itself a UNESCO world heritage site, and its quirky mix of cobbled streets, death-defyingly steep hills and stunning views make this place a popular stop off on most people’s tours of Chile. 539 more words

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