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February 11, 2024

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Michelle Keltner

A beautiful place, but sad to hear what happened with the wild fires. I don't know how people can deny climate change. I see it all the time just where I live. Thanks for linking up.

DeniseinVA

It looks like an amazing place Sallie, fabulous photos! So sad to read about the wildfires and must be especially so having recently visited before they happened.

Shiju Sugunan

Lovely glimpse of charming Valparaiso. It's tragic to hear about the devastating wildfires that struck the town shortly after your visit.

Suzan Batz

What an exciting and scenic place to visit and I think you were right to just visit the city and get your rest and get the lay of the land.
Enjoy the rest of the cruise.
Sue

mae

I completely agree with you, that disasters in places that you have been are extremely hard to imagine and mentally process. I’m feeling that for at least two sites in the world now.

One doesn’t really form close ties to a place that’s only seen from the tourist point of view, but the sense of doom is overpowering, I think.

That said, your photos are fascinating
best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Yogi

It looks to be a very beautiful city.

So sorry to hear about the tragedy. Climate change is real and is happening right in front of our eyes.

Breathtaking

Dear Sallie:=)

The headquarters of the Chilean Navy, and the Fanck Museum are both impressive buildings.I also would have enjoyed seeing artefacts from Easter Island, pity taking photos was not allowed, but understandable. It must have been fun to travel on the Funicular Railway and then see the views from the hilltop.How exciting your journey has been so far. I was saddened about the wildfires that caused so much damage and loss of lives only a few days after you left. I'm glad you are safe.
All the best
Take care
Sonjia.

Sharon Wagner

It's always good to hear from you. Happy Valentine's Day and bon voyage!

Eileen

Hello Sallie,
Your cruise and the visit to Chile is an adventure. I think you made a good choice for your tour at the port. I enjoyed seeing your photos, I am sure I will not be able to visit this area. It is very sad to hear about the fire, a tragic loss. Take care, have a wonderful day!

Dixie

Happy New Year to you, Sally.
What a trip!
Love the photo of the beautiful Plaza Sotomayor.
Have a wonderful journey.

David M. Gascoigne

Chile is a fabulous country to visit. Great birds, great wine and avocados so cheap you can eat them daily! What’s not to like about that?

Lorrie Orr

Chile is a country I'd like to visit. My husband's father worked in international construction and his family accompanied him to Chile for a year when Tim was in grade 8.
I look forward to reading more about your trip. It's so sad about the wildfires.

Veronica Lee

Wow, what an adventure!
Sad about the fire though.
Your travels were captivatingly depicted through both words and photos.

Hugs and blessings, Sallie

Beatrice

Sallie, I enjoyed reading about your time spent in Valparsaio, Chile, and now this visit will be more memorable and a little bittersweet because of the tragedy that came afterwards. The size of the Viking, Jupiter, was quite impressive even from your hilltop view.

FYI we were forecast to get several inches of snow , but after a brief morning if intense snow, it stopped and the ground is snow-less again 😕

Amy

I would love to visit this place, especially the architecture. btw good to see you back, my blogger feed is showing your blog hasn't updated for 5 months.

tomthebackroadstraveller

...a lovely travel destination. It's fortunate that to be there before the fire.

magiceye

Beautifully captured in pictures and words.
Your footnote is saddening.

Pat

I must have missed this post last night! What an interesting stop in Chile.

To answer your question on my blog: We went on a Cosmos Tour called "Highlights of Ireland and Scotland" It began in Dublin and we traveled around the south of Ireland then west up to Belfast then a ferry across to Scotland where were visited 4 different areas/places, ending in Edinburgh--upcoming posts. It was rather economical--the Globus Tours from the same company are more expensive but stay within the cities while the Cosmos tours stay in the suburbs. The tour guides were wonderful! They gave us wonderful commentary and the bus rides were smooth and not too long between stops considering we traveled many many miles! At most of the stops, they let us wander on our own to meet again on the bus at a specific time and had optional evening excursions in the cities that we stopped at for the night. I did also research a bit on my own but we enjoyed the tour as it was truly "highlights" of many places we always wanted to visit.

A ShutterBug Explores

wow! is right ~ fascinating journey and lovely fun and relaxation ~ great photos ~ thanks, hugs,

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Pat

I must have missed this post last night! What an interesting stop in Chile.

We went on a Cosmos Tour called "Highlights of Ireland and Scotland" It began in Dublin and we traveled around the south of Ireland then west up to Belfast then a ferry across to Scotland where were visited 4 different areas/places, ending in Edinburgh--upcoming posts. It was rather economical--the Globus Tours from the same company are more expensive but stay within the cities while the Cosmos tours stay in the suburbs. The tour guides were wonderful! They gave us wonderful commentary and the bus rides were smooth and not too long between stops considering we traveled many many miles! At most of the stops, they let us wander on our own to meet again on the bus at a specific time and had optional evening excursions in the cities that we stopped at for the night. I did also research a bit on my own but we enjoyed the tour as it was truly "highlights" of many places we always wanted to visit.

ellen b.

That is sad about the fires and destruction in this town. That was a wise choice not to take that 8 hour journey off the ship so soon after your weary travel. Happy new week to you!

Linda W

Very sad about the fire!

Hazel

Fascinating trip to read about! Your energy is commendable and you make the most of every opportunity on your amazing journeys. Enjoy Florida for the rest of the season.

::: Heidrun

Wow... what an adventure. And it`s a pleasure to read again on your blogsite. This travel is a interesting trip for me. Have further fun on your journey.

Hugs by Heidrun

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