Day Thirty-Nine – Free Walking Tour of Valparaiso

               Apparently there is a phenomenon called “Free Walking Tours” down south. They are, of course, not free, the expected tip is anywhere from 10-20$CAD. Anyhow, I don’t bring that up for any particular reason, certainly that can be an expected tip after a tour which you paid for, in Canada. … More Day Thirty-Nine – Free Walking Tour of Valparaiso

Day Thirty-Six – Enjoying the Ocean and Coming to Grips with the Flowers

   I had a late, slow start to my day. Being vaguely ill takes the zip out of a person’s morning, let me tell you. I got on the road around 11h30, after securing myself a very disappointing bus ticket out of town for the next day. Disappointing because it was super expensive, (I paid … More Day Thirty-Six – Enjoying the Ocean and Coming to Grips with the Flowers

Day Thirty-Four – Copiapo and a Car Rental: Roughly Hilarious

   Have I mentioned how incredibly swanky the busses are, here in Chile?    I rode from Caldera to Copiapo in style, and mounting anxiety. Not only had I committed to rent a car, abroad, in a country where I don’t speak the language and drivers are exceptionally creative; but I knew full well that … More Day Thirty-Four – Copiapo and a Car Rental: Roughly Hilarious