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

Day Thirty-Three – Caldera y Bahia Inglesia

I arrived in Caldera at 05h50, in the dark, after a total of 37 minutes sleep throughout the night. Two other travellers disembarked at the same time as me, Roel and Delphi, from Belgium, late twenties energy and banking industry professionals respectively. They also had not prearranged accommodations in Caldera, and so we waited together … More Day Thirty-Three – Caldera y Bahia Inglesia