The hubby part of the vacation has just started – cue nice hotels, more leisurely days and lots of photos. We started in Valparaiso – without question, my (now) favourite city in South America. Filled with colourful chaotic houses and the most prolific street art I have ever seen, the town won my heart. Points should be deducted for the ever-present dog shit, too many hippies, and alleys and stairways that reek of cooked piss, but we still loved it.
We spent two days wandering the streets of town, up and down the crazy stair cases (Valpo is built on bonkers steep hills) and meandering from art piece to art piece, occasionally stopping for coffee, icecream or empanadas. I can’t recommend it highly enough. If you don’t like street art, you can stop reading here. The rest of the post is just pictures of street art and houses (with some hotel and restaurant details at the end).
Next stop the Atacama.
We stayed at Voga guesthouse – it was lovely, with an excellent breakfast
We ate at Cafe Entro Cerros (amazing sandwiches and best coffee we had in Valpo), Cafe Plaza Moro (friendly, ok coffee) and La Concepcion (good ceviche, but overpriced). The icecream at Emporio La Rosa (multiple locations) was outstandingly good (we went twice)
You can walk every in Valpo no problems
Valparaiso, December 24, 2018