What I Did In Santiago De Chile

I spent a couple of days in Santiago de Chile in early Sep'16, during the spring season. One of my first impressions of the city was that in actuality, it was a lot larger than I had imagined. Just before the flight lands, the scenery changes to a rich tapestry of white and black, with the snow capped Andes patiently waiting in welcome. It was very easy getting from the airport to the city with many shuttles operating every few minutes. These shuttles usually drop one off at the main bus terminal in the city called Alameda Bus Terminal near Universidad de Santiago. From here, you can catch feeder buses to other cities or parts of Santiago. It is also bang opposite the red subway line, which is what I took to get to my hostel, Hostal Forestal. In a nutshell, I whiled away time here by spending copious amounts of time in Parque Forestal, the equivalent of Central Park in Manhattan or Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

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I Want To Move To Valparaíso

Valparaíso is an experience, no point hurrying here. Your to-do list of must see things doesn't need those check marks. Better yet, don't make a list. This languid city is an explosion of soft colors, weed aficionados, friendly locals and friendlier cats. Valpo, an oft used moniker locals refer to the city as is nestled on a number of hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean so you'll need a good doze of energy to explore the many neighborhoods along its steep slopes. Almost every turn serves as a vantage point for a great view, offering vistas of layer upon layer of colorful cottages and European style townhouses stacked along the hills.

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