After a quick bus ride from Santiago we arrived in Valparaiso. Valparaiso is a gorgeous city built above a harbor and features whimsical winding streets lined with multi colored homes. Pablo Neruda had a home in Valparaiso which we visited. Its worth a visit and is filled with a unique collection of art and furniture collected by Neruda during his travels.
Ascendors were built to help citizens climb the steep cliffs from the city center back to their homes in the hills. They are sprinkled throughout and are still operational.
Getting lost in a random alley above the city.
We took a day trip from Valparaiso to Vina Del Mar. Vina Del Mar is a crappy tourist town filled with casinos and condominiums. Don´t bother going. We continued on up the coast past Vina to the town of Con-Con were we enjoyed a meal with friends from the hostel.