|They call Valparaiso the San Francisco of South America.|
|Chilean flag in Santiago's Plaza de Armas.|
|Texas State Flag -- not that different, but Chile's came first!|
|Peruvian ceviche, Chilean portion (gigantic!)|
Of course, even though it was less foreign, there were still some very authentic South American experiences in Chile.
|Machas a la parmesana (clams baked with parmesan, surprisingly delicious.|
|La Vega Mercado Central, Santiago|
|View of Valparaiso from our AirBNB Balcony|
It was absolutely wonderful to enjoy this time with both E and my mom, not the least because my mom's interaction with the street art was so fun to watch. She's a painter, with a formal training in art, but this was the first time in her life when she'd truly experienced graffiti as art, and watching her understanding and appreciation of it grow was so fun.
|Gorgeous Valparaiso street work by Chilean artist INTI.|