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Marlon Brando in Valparaiso

The UNESCO World Heritage district of Valparaiso in Chile is literally covered in graffiti. But the talented, artistic kind (mostly). It’s everywhere. Big and small. Intricate and simple. Realistic and stylised. Outside and inside. And it’s constantly changing. So that … Continue reading

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Pelican Patrol Over Viña del Mar, Chile

The Roca Oceanica is located just north of Chile’s UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valparaiso. From its craggy slopes we saw this amazing flight of pelicans against the backdrop of the dramatic Dunas De Concón. Our local guide, Antonio, told … Continue reading

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The Funiculars of Valparaiso, Chile

funicular /few-nik-yoo-ler/ adj. (of a railway, esp. on a mountainside) operating by cable with ascending and descending cars counterbalanced – Oxford Compact English Dictionary The Chilean Pacific seaport of Valparaiso, The City of Steps, has been recognised as a UNESCO … Continue reading

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Chile Dogs

I first had the idea to write a blog about stray dogs while visiting the Chilean port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valparaiso last year. In fact, we even spent our last morning there going around taking photos … Continue reading

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The Murals of Valparaiso, Chile

I briefly mentioned the murals that adorn several of the buildings in the UNESCO World Heritage district of Valparaiso in a previous blog. But this time I’d like to focus on the Graffiti and Murals themselves. Admittedly, much of the … Continue reading

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The Hills of Valparaiso, Chile – UNESCO City of Colour and Steps

In the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries, Valparaiso was the most important port on the Pacific coast of South America. However, the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914, changed all that. As Valparaiso’s commercial significance faded, its economy … Continue reading

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