Sunday, 13 February 2011

FuFu Travel - Exploring Chile - Part Three


At the subway, going to Universidad de Santiago, the station that linked with bus terminal.

Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

12:38pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C

FuFu Exploring Latin America
Chile - Part Three | 31st Dec 2010 - 6th Jan 2011


Heading to Valparaiso. The inter-city bus system here in Chile is very good. Everything is computerised. You can choose your seat. Well i guess our bus service in Malaysia is way too lagging behind. Wake up Minister of Transportation, upgrade our bus system please.

Terminal Alameda, Santiago, Chile

1:40pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


Arrived Valparaiso. Took Metro to my hostel. The metro system in Valparaiso, well is only designed for the local. Because if you are a tourist, you have to buy the metro card with deposit of Chilean Peso 800 (RM5++ or USD1.50 ). Then i refill 400Peso to take the ride to Miramar.

Valparaiso, Chile

4:01pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


Unfortunately, i went to a wrong district. Well the street of the hostel Ecuador 355 is located in Valparaiso, but i came to the next city Viña del Mar which is only 10mins from Valparaiso. DAMN. i noticed that every city has Street Ecuador. Gotta be careful when you google the address of the hostel. LOL I asked a guy standing outside of a hotel. He told me i came to the wrong city and gave me the map, told me which station to get off and 5blocks from there i will be at my hostel. I recharged another Peso400 into the metro card for the trip back to Bellavista.

Valparaiso, Chile

4:26pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


Finally i got to the hostel. A dormitory room with 11beds. But with only 5persons. I told the staff there i lost my debit card. He gave me a log of advices. And the other travellers also advised me to exchange my Japanese to US Dollar as it is the best and convenient way to travel in Peru. Hence i gotta go back to Santiago to exchange my Japanese and take bus to Arica the border city next to Tacna, Peru.

Bellavista, Valparaiso, Chile

4:53pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


After an hour talking with them, i decided to head out getting some fresh air and walking around the city. It is only of the important port here next to the capital city - Santiago in Chile. Also the topography makes the city so special with colourful fasade of the buildings. Lovely neighbourhood. I would suggest you drop by Valparaiso if you ever come to Santiago.

Bellavista, Valparaiso, Chile

5:57pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


Nice.

Bellavista, Valparaiso, Chile

6:15pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


The owner of the hostel highlñy recommended this neighbourhood. A very nice view from the point i was standing. But too bad i couldnt spend another day here since i cant simply spend more money.

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

6:15pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


I really like this place. Decided to spend couple of hour walking around.

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

6:31pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


It is still hot, but because it is also windy so the heat wont really annoy you.

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

6:48pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


I know i look pretty tired. Well, couldnt sleep well because i lost both my debit and credit cards. Eye bags. Didnt shave also. Yet still gotta see the city since i had decided to come here.

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

7:12pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


I wanna live here.

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

7:43pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


Well, a nice mural on the wall that i passed by

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

7:59pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


The sun is going to call it a day.

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

8:21pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


You can take the furnicular/tram up here aslo.

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

8:27pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


Nice house.

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

8:35pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


TempleMan.

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

8:46pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


Te Amo. I ♥ Valparaiso.

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

9:02pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


It is the time to feed my stomach. And i saw many stalls selling sopaipilla, a kind of fried pastry and a type of quick bread served in Chile (also Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico). I bought one and applied tomato sauce and mayonaise on top. Yummy. Only Chilean Peso 100 (RM0.70, USD 0.35). After that, i bought another two pieces. LOL A cheap dinner.

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

9:23pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


A nice sunset view at a bridge. I was facing East, the sun set at the back.

Barrio Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile

9:29pm - 05/01/2011 - 28°C


It was cloudy this morning. Before heading back to Santiago, i had my morning walk here around the city centre. So now you can know how the city is being built. And the urbanisation is going up and up. Very densed. This reminds me of Jiu Fen, Taiwan.

Bellavista, Valparaiso, Chile

9:17am - 06/01/2011 - 22°C


Another view of the typical scene you would see in Valparaiso.

Bellavista, Valparaiso, Chile

9:26am - 06/01/2011 - 22°C


I bought two pieces of sopaipilla for breakfast too.

Plaza de victoria, Valparaiso, Chile

10:19am - 06/01/2011 - 22°C


Arrived my hostel. Gonna check out and head to the bus terminal.

Bellavista, Valparaiso, Chile

11:47am - 06/01/2011 - 22°C


Sad to leave Valparaiso.

Bellavista, Valparaiso, Chile

12:05pm - 06/01/2011 - 22°C


While waiting for the bus to Arica, Chile, i tried Chilean empanadas (cheese). Chilean Peso 990 (RM7, USD2) with glass of coca-cola.

Santiago, Chile

7:27pm - 06/01/2011 - 26°C


And i topped with tomato, mustard, and chili sauce. Yummy.

Santiago, Chile

7:38pm - 06/01/2011 - 26°C


The bathroom in Santiago is special. I paid Chilean Peso 250 (RM1.80, USD0.60) and the staff gave me this token in order to put into a machine to enter the bathroom, the light will change from red to green. Very high tech.

Santiago, Chile

8:53pm - 06/01/2011 - 26°C


The bathroom is clean. Worth every penny.

Santiago, Chile

9:01pm - 06/01/2011 - 26°C


After coming out from the bathroom, i almost missed the sunset, luckily still manage to see magnificent sunset.

Santiago, Chile

9:12pm - 06/01/2011 - 23°C


Wonder when the bus will come. It should leave Santiago at 11pm.

Santiago, Chile

10:22pm - 06/01/2011 - 22°C


Stopped by a small city in the northern part of Chile. Ops, i bought this retro glasses, Chilean Peso 1000 (RM7, USD 2 ) in Santiago before taking the metro to the terminal. A good way to cheer myself up -> buy something to myself (a cheap one will do).

A city near Antogafasta, Chile

11:45am - 07/01/2011 - 24°C


The bus was refilling the petrol. And i still had half an hour to kill, hence i walk up to take picture of the tower.

A city near Antogafasta, Chile

12:19pm - 07/01/2011 - 24°C


Gotta transit here at Antogafasta. The bus will leave at 10pm to Arica, the border city next to Peru. The beach is just only 2blocks away, so i bring little FuFu to the beach for dinner.

Antogafasta, Chile

6:27pm - 07/01/2011 - 24°C


I was sitting there for almost 2hours, waiting for the sunset. NICE.

Antogafasta, Chile

8:27pm - 07/01/2011 - 24°C


Little FuFu love the sunset.

Antogafasta, Chile

8:52pm - 07/01/2011 - 24°C


The bus provided a packet of snacks - biscuit and juice right after it left the terminal. Good service.

Antofagasta, Chile

10:16pm - 07/01/2011


After that, a pillow and blanket were distributed to every passenger. The vbus services in Chile is good.

Antofagasta, Chile

10:32pm - 07/01/2011

The children sitting behind me all the way from Santiago to Antogafasta. We went to Arica by different buses. Then we met up again at the border of Chile.

Arica, Chile

6:02am - 08/01/2011

9 comments:

三吉 said...

好多密密麻麻的房子。。。这次走错方向了。?

aquarius said...

耀眼夺目的颜色~看了让人心情好很多^^~对了~情人节快乐哦^^

迷迭香 said...

did u bring back the pillow and blanket ? :P

Bananazஇ said...

Love Peru and will you be going to Machu Picchu? tQ for the virtual tour. Hey you looked like you are from Tibet with your new hairdo..haha. Happy Valentine's Day.

dong ho said...

if there's something that ill always think of south america, it would be the colors.

Chris said...

好久没留言了, 还好吗?

foongpc said...

Wow! The bathroom in Santiago so hi tech?

小雪 said...

好美的日落

Jason Fischer said...

耀眼夺目的颜色~看了让人心情好很多^^~对了~情人节快乐哦^^