Back in the big city – and this one could very well be my favourite of all time.
Valparaíso is a study in contrasts – upon arriving, it seemed gritty and run down. El Plan, the only section of town that isn’t hilly, clearly bears the signs of decline. I was even told explicitly to avoid some areas. But after taking my first of many ascensor (funicular) rides to my hostel in Cerro Alegre, there is a dramatic change in scenery – and the fact alone that I had to take a funicular obviously sticks out. Continue reading