Valparaiso Journals

Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, and Casablanca Valley

A February 2008 trip to Valparaiso by statesidecruiser

Valparaiso Victorian Home Photo, Valparaiso, Chile More Photos
Quote: We learn from our tour guide that Valparaiso is the site of places to work and that the vast majority of businessmen and professionals live outside the city.

Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, and Casablanca Valley

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Valparaiso Victorian Home Photo, Valparaiso, Chile
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We learn from our tour guide that Valparaiso is the site of places to work and that the vast majority of businessmen and professionals live outside the city. What about the ancient funiculars? Why are they in such bad repair? The answer comes back that very few people would think of using them. Some of them are over 100 years old. Yes, the city is surrounded by hills and scenic mountains that rise up out of the bay, but most of the people working in the city have automobiles, bicycles, or motor bikes. In the alternative, they ride the buses.As we pass the Navy headquarters in the center of the city we are told that there is a rule that is enforced locally. At the age of 18,...Read More