Our Hometown Valparaíso – Weekend Travel Inspiration

This is our first Weekend Travel Inspiration post, and we wanted to keep it close to home…well it is home. Valparaíso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Francisco’s hometown, and my Chilean adopted hometown.

As you all know, we love to travel both near and far, but there’s something that always pulls us back home that is much stronger than responsibility or security. Despite all of the amazing things we’ve seen, we still love Valparaíso and continue to explore it’s colorful, rolling hills, uncover hidden gems, and see the city with bright, open eyes – a travelers state of mind.

At 20 years old, this was my first city abroad that I traveled to alone. With an open heart and open mind, I continue to learn more, and the city never ceases to surprise me with it’s history, people, places, and things that exude a complex character, soul, and culture. Valparaíso is the city where I caught an insatiable travel bug, but I know I’ll always be back to this port.

The sunset in Valparaíso overlooking the bay with it's hills lit and twinkling from ear to ear.

The sunset in Valparaíso overlooking the bay with it’s hills lit and twinkling from ear to ear.

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The hills of Valparaíso from a window.

 

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