18 August 2015

Summer's Wintery Highlight

Hello everyone!

Church waiting to be
rebuilt after the last earthquake.
I was reading through my blog yesterday and I thought what else could I add to my description of Chile? Honestly it was more I got to know a few people and ate out while I was there. Very delicious food mind you, the ceviche is to die for there and coming from a person who doesn't like seafood that says a lot! I'm not huge on seafood but I did enjoy it while I was there. Oh yeah, I was in Valparaiso which is a twin city with Viña del Mar. I guess I can take Viña off my bucket list, I had always wanted to go to a music festival they have there and technically I've been to Viña now. I may not have attended the music festival but I'm going to count it because the festival does not appeal to me anymore. It would be cold, wet, and probably musicians I've never even heard of now. Viña - check!

Quintay, a former whaling village.
Those two cities have a strange dynamic. Viña is nice and posh, very clean, still some graffiti but overall nice. Valparaiso not so nice, not posh, not very clean (public urination is apparently an issue), lots of graffiti but I still liked it for some reason. Perhaps it's because I got to meet a bunch of really nice people who lived in the area and got to walk around with someone who lives there. I think that makes a huge difference in one's opinion of a city. Mind you both cities were amazing and I enjoyed my time there, I really hope I get to go back sometime in the future. I don't think I can add more to my thoughts on this matter so I'll just leave you with some pictures.





  1. It looks gorgeous - the architecture is so wonderful. I've never thought of visiting Chile, but perhaps one day...

    1. It was very pretty and I agree the architecture was beautiful! Old and modern mixed, made a nice medley.

  2. Have a friend that keeps threatening to move to Chile every time someone else gets elected. He has worked there a cople times and enjoys the visits.
    The water is so clear.

    1. It's really nice, I see why your friend keeps on threatening to move there :)

      I think probably they won't move because there are earthquakes! Thankfully there were none while we were there.