valparaiso

The Renaissance Port

February 2, 2016

February is vacation month in Chile. Half of Santiago seems to relocate to the coast, only about an hour or so away. While many are clustering on the petit stretches of sandy beaches on those rocky shores, we have been revisiting the port of “Valpo”. Ahem, I mean, Valparaiso. It’s a colorful jumble of a city […]

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Valparaíso Getaway: What’s New, What’s Cool

February 14, 2011

Just about every country has its metropolises, farms, and beaches, but not every country has a paradise. Valparaíso (the word paraíso literally means paradise) is Chile’s most captivating, cool, and unique city, clinging to the steep Pacific coast only 140 kilometers outside Santiago. Once a florishing port, Valparaìso—fondly referred to as “Valpo” by the locals—boasts […]

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