Photos and article by Ken Looi
Valparaíso is a city and seaport located 70 miles northwest of Santiago, Chile. The city is built over 40 hills. It is the third largest city in Chile. It is similar to San Francisco (US) and Florianopolis (Brazil).
We hired a private guide from Santiago, whom we met at a winery, Concha y Toro). Our driver and guide transferred us from Santiago to Valparaiso. We stayed at an apartment through AirBnB in Cerro Castille. The scenery from the apartment balcony was breathtaking during sunrise and sunset.
One of Pablo Neruda’s houses is in this city. To commute up and down the hills, there are two choices of transportation – funicular and collectivo (local taxis that only go up and down the hills).
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