Valparaiso and Vina del Mar
08 May 2008 | 125 km. west of Santiago, Chile
I spent the day touring these two coastal towns.
V de M is a really nice high end resort town complete with a really swanky casino, where I played 5 hands of blackjack and walked out with an extra 30,000 pesos ($70 CAD). It reminded me a bit of Ft. Lauderdale.
Valparaiso is not quite as nice and a lot larger. It's built on the side of a mountain that runs straight down to the sea. There are funiculars everywhere to move the people up and down.