City Views, South America

Travel Photo Thursday – Valparaiso

May 24, 2012 • By


We decided to take a day trip to Valparaiso a couple of days after our arrival in Santiago, Chile two weeks ago.  We took the Tur Bus (which is located adjacent to the Universidad de Santiago metro station) to Valparaiso which took a little over an hour to get there and cost less than 10.00 USD.

Valparaiso is a port city that is built on a hill.  It reminds me a lot of San Francisco with its winding, unforgivably hilly terrain. In order to navigate the city, a series of  sharply inclined cable cars, also known as Funiculars, were built to move people and parcels between the port and the highest peak.READ MORE