Chilling in Chile
My weary feet has finally reached Valparaiso, the colorful city in western Chile. After almost a month of traveling across the South American continent I realize that this is as far south as I will come, due to weather conditions (yeah, it’s winter down there). Dear Patagonia, I will say hello another time.
The enchanted land from the stories of Chatwin and Magellan have intrigued me for as long as I can remember. And it will continue to elude me. On the other hand, my poor travel shoes are starting to resemble something from an Indiana Jones movie, so maybe it’s better this way.
But hey, Valparaiso is not a bad place to rest. The steep streets and ocean breeze reminds me of San Francisco, if it weren’t for the abundance of colorful graffiti and questionable electric wiring. The hill called Cerro Alegre is one of the best vista points, overlooking the harbor leading into the Pacific Ocean. Time for a Pisco Sour.