Vina del Mar for Christmas

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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.

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Christmas day it was dead quiet in town and we walked to the seashore and past the famous flower clock.

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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.

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The gang hopped the Metro to Valparaiso nearby. It is a very hilly and colorful city, famous for it’s graffiti.

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The city is known for its graffiti art.

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There is a church at the TOP of the hill.

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We thought this was seasonally funny.

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We stumbled upon a nice restaurant with great food and a view over the city.

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The trolley busses here look like they are from the 50’s.

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There was a lot of action in the main square with various bands and a fair.

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The Cathedral was a nice refuge from the heat and humidity.

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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.

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