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Jan 17, 2006 - Chile - Valparaίso - Summer in the City

After spending some time in Patagonia and Antarctica, it felt damn good to return to the heat of a more typical South American summer. I spent around a week in Santiago, mostly dealing with errands and catching up on website entries, before doing what most Santiaguinos do to escape the oppressive summer heat ... head a bit further north to the cooler breezier seaside cities of Valparaίso and Viña del Mar. Before leaving Santiago, though, I did have the opportunity to experience their national election in which, for the first time in the...

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