There is something amazing about visiting new places. The anticipation of the trip, the unknown and all of the surprises that come with it.
But, there is something really magical about revisiting a place that you fell in love with the first time. Knowing the streets, and finding new ones. Going back to that little place. And rediscovering the new too.
That’s exactly how I feel about Valparaíso, Chile. If you have read my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I love colour and street art. I love seeing it and photographing it. Valpo really is the most colourful city and one I just keep going back to. Two weeks ago, I went on a day trip to the colourful city and realised it was my ninth visit there! Yet, I never tire of it. Why? Welcome here we accept good vibes.
Valpo is an easy trip from Santiago
You can easily go from Santiago to Valparaíso for just the day or make it a weekend. It’s always slightly cooler in Valpo than Santiago meaning it’s a nice break from the sweltering summer heat of the capital.
There is always new art to see
The beauty of street art is that it is constantly changing. This trip was my first time in Valpo in nine months and needless to say, there were new pieces of art that had sprung up. There is also those murals that have been there for a long time but you never noticed, the streets seem to look different, even when they aren’t.
The old never gets boring
There are some pieces of street art that I recall from my first Valpo visit way back in 2010. The colours are a little less vibrant and maybe parts are starting to flake away but that just adds to the charm of the city.
Playing tour guide
I love visiting Valpo with different groups of people as you get to show them your favourite murals and then discover new ones together. I love hearing about how people love Valpo and are amazed by the quality of the art on display.
Need I say more? Sea air is always a great thing to experience as is the sea view that Valpo offers.
Where do you keep returning to?
As you read this, I am in to Patagonia with Carlos for 15 days. We are travelling around some pretty remote places and expect to be without internet connection so please excuse the lack of commenting for now 🙂 Be back soon!
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