Chile stretches over 2,700 miles along the southwestern coast of South America, a distance roughly the same as that from San Francisco to New York, or Edinburgh to Baghdad. At the same time, its width never exceeds 150 miles, making the country more than eighteen times longer than its widest point.
Look for coverage of one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes in the current Fall 2013 issue of Mariner, hot off the press! And if you don’t receive Mariner Magazine, be sure to check the Holland America Line website so you can read this article online. From the epic mountains of Patagonia to the glorious wine country, we can’t wait to share it all. Here’s a sneak peek!
Colorful street art is one of Valparaíso, Chile’s, calling cards and our heads are on a swivel here. Turn almost any corner and you’re bound to discover another minor masterpiece, like this one in the Cerro Alegre neighborhood, located just above the spot where Holland America Line ships drop anchor.
A vibrant city built on a hillside renowned for its food and bohemian artistry, Valparaíso occasionally draws comparisons to San Francisco. The city is currently in the midst of a culinary renaissance, with the recently opened Alegre (we snapped this photo just above its outdoor patio) being hailed by international critics as the best restaurant in the country.
Stay tuned for more on Valparaíso later this week.