Now to race to the coast on Christmas Eve before dark and more important before the liquor store closes. We did have to settle for empanadas, a bag of chips, and a coke from the corner store for Dinner, but at least the botteleria was open for some wine.
Christmas day it was dead quiet in town and we walked to the seashore and past the famous flower clock.
For Christmas dinner we had planned to meet up with fellow rider Orvar (Kingdom of Sweden) and his wife Anne who flew in to meet him. They will have a great view for the fireworks.
The gang hopped the Metro to Valparaiso nearby. It is a very hilly and colorful city, famous for it’s graffiti.
The city is known for its graffiti art.
There is a church at the TOP of the hill.
We thought this was seasonally funny.
We stumbled upon a nice restaurant with great food and a view over the city.
The trolley busses here look like they are from the 50’s.
There was a lot of action in the main square with various bands and a fair.
The Cathedral was a nice refuge from the heat and humidity.
Stopping for a beer in the local market we had great people watching opportunities.
We also came upon a Christmas concert in another square. I never expected to meet Captain Jack Sparrow and Frank Sinatra today either.