I have spent the last few days in Valparaiso and Santiago. Valparaiso is a colourful city of higgledy piggledy houses along the coast. I had a lovely time wandering through the brightly painted, twisting streets and riding the clunky funiculars (like lifts on tracks climbing the steep hills, saving people from having to walk up them- a marvellous idea after the Inca trail and its many steps!)
Santiago is the capital of Chile. I took another funicular ride to the top of Cerro San Cristobel hill where I could see all of Santiago spread out below me. The day was so clear I could see all the way to the snow capped peaks of the Andes mountains in the distance. What a fantastic view!
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