Thursday, December 22, 2016

Antarctic Trip: Valparaiso, Chile, December 22, 2016

We took a day away from Santiago and caught a bus to the port city of Valparaiso. Valparaiso is about 70 miles northwest of Santiago. It is a city of steep hills and funiculars. Many of the buildings on the hills of Concepcion and Alegre are decorated with murals and expressive graffiti. I don't know many details about this city but all the color made me happy to just be there.

One of the many Funiculars
View of the busy port and the surrounding city of Valparaiso

And, on the tram ride back to the bus station, I saw Santa Claus on his motorized sleigh.

Valparaiso is a wonderful city for strolling. Tours for Tips has a tour which would probably be great. Unfortunately, we didn't know that so we explored on our own.

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