"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn


La Playa

Before my mom & nana came to visit me, I had not yet been to Valparaíso or Viña del Mar,
two hot spots on the coast of Chile. We ate a hearty breakfast at their hotel (amazing breakfast
buffet, btw) before our two-hour bus ride because we knew it was going to be a longggg day.
I am so glad we made that little trip, because Valparaíso is seriously one of the top ten
coolest places I have EVER been! I loved the aesthetic of the little houses stacked on top
of each other on the hillside and I could not get over how beautiful all of the graffiti was. 
We were also able to check out one of Pablo Neruda's amazing houses, La Sebastiana. 
I apologize in advance for the picture overload. 

After Valparaíso, we got into a "collectivo" (kind of like a taxi cab... but not...)
and our driver took us over to the beaches Viña del mar & Reñaca. 

This man may or may not have swindled us, but let's
 not talk about that or I will start getting angry all over again haha. 

Viña del Mar & Reñaca were very beautiful but they were completely deserted! 
Since it is Fall, all of the beach-goers are back in the city (Santiago) working 
and going to school. We had a delicious dinner at a (totally empty) seafood restaurant in Reñaca
and then strolled along the beach before we had to take our bus back to Santiago. 

Sighhhh ♥


Anonymous said...

tell me about the swindling!! i'm curious! heehe :3

love you!

shelly <3

Marcella Alyssa said...

Well we asked him how much it would cost to get from Point A to Point B and he said the equivalent of $1 USD. We excitedly got into the car and we realized he wasn't taking us where we wanted... He was taking us to the center of town rather than the beach so we asked him to take us to the beach (literally 10 blocks away) and he said it would cost $6 USD... We were fine with that and then once we got the beach he kept driving and told us that we wouldn't be able to find good restuarants here so he drove us a little further up the beach (about 10 min) where there would be a lot of restaurants. When we got there, and asked him how much it would cost, he told us $20 USD. I don't know if that sounds like a lot, but it was such a huge jump from the $1 USD he promised us, when we only went a little further than we initially asked. HUMPH!