Torres del Paine
February 20-22, 2003
Valparaiso is an old town that has seen better days - but loaded with quirky character. It is said to be one of Chile's most unique and interesting cities, and I agree. The town was built higgledy-piggeldy on the steep hills surrounding a circular bay - one of the best natural harbors in Pacific South America, and once a very important stop for whalers, gold miners and other traffic going "round the horn." Today, although its economic importance has faded, its vibrancy, quirky architecture and interesting inhabitants remain.
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