Day 106 – Chile’s Independence Day

It’s Chile’s Independence Day today and with a lot of partying last night the town is pretty much dead today with barely anything open. I felt a lot better today when I woke up and managed to eat a few crackers this morning. Having barely explored Valparaiso, I decided I was feeling well enough to head out for a walk.

Valparaiso was dead but we managed to find a little corner shop that was open where I bought a couple of bananas to eat. I scoffed it down. I hadn’t realised how hungry I was. We  headed towards the harbour and got a tram at the southern end of the bay to get a better view of the bay. When we got to the top, it was like all the locals had been hiding up here. It was bustling with tourists and locals alike, singing and dancing, celebrating.

A tram to the top

A tram to the top

Local dancers celebrating Chile's Independence Day

Local dancers celebrating Chile’s Independence Day

 

At the mirador overlooking the bay

At the mirador overlooking the bay

After taking a few photos we headed back down and made some chicken congee. I still felt tired, after effects of the last few days I imagine. But you just have to get on with it and deal with it. It’s part and parcel with travelling!

About Julia Chan

I’m Julia and I've just returned from the adventure of my life. I went travelling around South America, the South Pacific and South East Asia for 12 months, and I'd do it all over again if I could! Julia on Google+
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