Tips: Viña del Mar, Valparaiso and Concón

We took an hour and a half long bus from Santiago to Viña del Mar for 4 days. We met lots of people who just did day trips to Viña or Valparaiso (Valpo as it known by the locals), but it's worth it to stay there for a few days! These three towns are pretty … Continue reading Tips: Viña del Mar, Valparaiso and Concón

Tips: Santiago

Hostel: Forestal Hostel Had good rooms, great location, free breakfast (including eggs), can store your bag for free as long as you want which was awesome because we left for 4 days to go to the beach and didn’t have to bring our huge packs with us. Transportation: The metro is really easy to use, … Continue reading Tips: Santiago

Tips: Landing in Santiago

Getting into Chile: No more reciprocity fee! We came here fully expecting to pay $100USD to get into the country but we didn’t have to! We were trying to be prepared for questions concerning our trip and duration but our customs agent was more concerned with the memes on their phone so that may have … Continue reading Tips: Landing in Santiago

Farewell Santiago

Our second last night in Santiago was spent in a restaurant called Casa de la Lune Azul (House of the Blue Moon), sitting in tattered but comfortable lounging chairs sipping Pisco Sours (like a whisky sour) and Terremottos (literally translated to "Earthquake", because after you drink this wine, pineapple ice cream, and grenadine concoction, you … Continue reading Farewell Santiago

City Exploring

Day 1 (March 2): in the morning, we walked around Santiago a bit, exploring the area closest to our hostel in Santiago Centro. We ended up at the Mercado Central where Becca almost stumbled on some floor bound headless sharks, to the amusement of some local merchants. We were too nervous of pickpockets to bring … Continue reading City Exploring

Made it!!

Well a 24 hour travel day is quite a way to start our journey! Left Gabi's place in Toronto (after an amazing steak dinner that even Becca liked) at 10pm on Wednesday night. Now Thursday at 11:45pm local Santiago time (9:45 Toronto time) we're settled into the hostel and helping our families de-stress with some … Continue reading Made it!!