While in Valparaiso we stayed in a Bed and Breakfast called El Mirador. A great thank you to Susan and Richard who took their time to find El Mirador while we were ashore in La Serna. El Mirador is in the hills above the port and although in an area of run down houses it is wonderful and nice place to stay if you pass through Valparaiso Chile. We would stay there again.
On our first day in Valparaiso we walked a great deal, took the funiculars and visited a former home of a Chilean hero and poet Pablo Neruda. Neruda was both a Communist politician and one of Chile’s great poets ( Thanks Wendy). His Valparaiso residence is at Plaza La Sebastiana and a well visited location.
Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos in the home. This is one of the outside and a most amazing cactus in the foreground.
When we needed to find our way to Santiago Chile, Maria the owner of El Mirador arranged a van with a bilingual tour guide. First stop the “Fish Market” for lunch. [Read more...]