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Edificio Monseñor Gimpert - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

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  • Day105

    Hostel under water

    June 29 in Chile ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    It was raining heavily around noon today! In between it even hailed!! 😱

    I just finished my only lessons online when it started. It rained in the kitchen under the door and on the side where a glass in the window is missing.

    We immediately got towels to stuff the hole and buckets and mops to wipe up the water. 🌊

    The water ran down the walls and dripped from many spots inside the hostel, we set up pots and moved the furniture. 🌧️

    In the living room a large glass is also missing in the window and a lot of water came in. We covered the electronics with a plastic bag and hoped for the best.

    Tristan and Sofia were outside to buy some things. Luckily, they could hide inside a store and didn't get that wet!! 🏃🏃🏽‍♀️

    We are waiting for everything to dry, outside is the perfekt weather now, with a lot of sun and blue sky ... 🤷🏼‍♀️😐🙄
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  • Day97

    Roof Top Party

    June 21 in Chile ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    We started the Sunday Funday at 4.30 pm already with a nice afternoon cocktail! 🥃

    Later that day, we could convince Bugra to go on the roof! 🤓
    It is not so safe, but we promised to be really careful and keep our drinks on the terrace!
    And it's Southamerica ... what is safe here anyways?! 🤷🏼‍♀️

    One person was holding the ladder and then the another person could climb up.

    I was the last and took Tristans phone and a speaker with me. So the party could continue on THE ROOF!! 🥳🥳🥳

    Afterwards, we ordered chicken at KFC, because Schmariel Mariel was too lazy to prepare the Pumpkin Soup and this kind of food fits better to being drunk anyways ... 😍😋🍗
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  • Day6

    Handy weg, Fuss kaputt.

    July 13, 2019 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Auf dem Weg nach Valparaíso.
    Ein gemein besehlt geschickter Taschendieb schaffte es inmitten der ubahn das Handy von Tom direkt aus der Hosentasche zu entwenden.
    Ja. Doof. Seitdem teilen wir uns ein Handy.
    Was meiner - wie manche sagen - Handysucht wohl ganz tut gut 😂. Im übrigen gibt es hier auch wirklich wenige wlan spots 🙂

    Das Hafen-Städtchen Valparaiso, auf deutsch auch Paradiestal, ist ein Traum aus Treppen und Graffities. Bunt mit bunten Treiben auf den Straßen, total verrückter Architektur, gehört diese Stadt zum UNESCO Weltkulturerbe. Das Leben findet alles draußen statt, auch im Winter. Demnach erneut viele Märkte und kleine Handwerks Kunst am Strassenrand. Wahnsinnig bodenständig, bisschen jungbusch style in den Kneipen Straßen und total gechilltes Dorf. Die Straßen führen meist hinauf auf die Cerros und sind soooo eng, steil und kurvenreich und wieder runter. Gefühlt up and down, wie San Francisco nur dreifach so dicht bebaut.
    Absolut nachvollziehbar, dass dies ein Wochenend - und Feriendomizil für viele Chilenen ist. So gut und schön, dass wir spontan 1 Tag länger bleiben. Fühlen uns richtig wohl hier.

    Umso trauriger, dass ich den Tag länger leider nicht wirklich erlebt habe. Fuss am abend an einer der zahlreichen Treppen verknackst, blau, dick und tut weh. Bleibe somit mit mir und der neuen Staffel von stranger things in unserem hostel. Getapped und auf Ibo geht es dann mit Rucksack und 7 Stunden Bus weiter nach La Serena.
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  • Day5

    Chaos!

    April 10, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Unlike Santiago which I found very clean and orderly in most parts of it, my first impression of Valparaíso was: what a mess!

    Unpleasant smell around the bus station, chaotic traffic, people and stray dogs everywhere... and the bus stop! It didn’t even have any signs or directions on it!

    Fortunately I did manage to catch the bus to my Airbnb. All I did was 👋 the bus, hop on, pay 💰 and say the name of the stop I’d like to get off. The bus driver was very kind and reminded me to get off :)
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  • Day7

    Last minute walk

    April 12, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Walking down the steep hill below la sabastiana to the city centre and finally back to the bus terminal.
    Tried hard to see hear and feel it all that I could along the way.
    Felt sad to leave.
    What a special place.
    Gracias Valparaiso.
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  • Day37

    Alex 'Golden Birthday'

    April 22 in Chile ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Alex is turning 22 today: his Golden Birthday!! 🥳

    It's such a honor, that he's celebrating it with us, instead of traveling around and spending time with other people! Just kidding ... he has no other chance because of #fuckingcorona 😂

    David came up with the idea to ask a local climbing place if they would open up for one day for him, since he's a big fan of climbing. We contacted them on Instagram and luckily they allowed Alex and one other person to enter and climb!

    Kait and I were looking for some 'golden' decoration stuff at a chinese store close to the hostel and I designed the birthday card as well as the "entry ticket" and let everybody sign it secretly.

    At the breakfast table, we gave Alex his present, so he had enough time to ask a friend to join him climbing later this day. He was happy as hell! 😊

    Sofia made a dish called Mangu for dinner (smashed platanos, salami, eggs, cheese and onions) and the French Guys made delicious Rösti Burger for dinner for us. 😋

    Not just Alex enjoyed his 'Golden Birthday', we all had a wonderful day! 🧡💛💚
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  • Day49

    The 21 day SUGAR detox

    May 4 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Now is the perfect time to try out new things. New things like baking banana bread, grow out greasy hair or ... make a sugar detox!! 😬

    Kait did this special detox several times already. And since we ate a lot of junk food lately, she wanted to start it again. 💪🏻
    It sounded really interesting so I decided to give it a try. 🤩

    We celebrated our last evening in "freedom" with alcohol and Berliner. Starting the next morning, no sugar any kind (including wheat, etc.) were allowed to be eaten. ❌🍦❌

    To be honest: it wasn't easy most of the time. 😨
    I had the feeling that the rest of the group made very delicious dinner now without us, and Alex even made fluffy Berliner with a soft chocolate core inside!! 😡

    A lot of things contain sugar, even in products you would never expect it to be. 🙈
    But I liked to try out new recipes, new food like Quinoa and I could see many advantages: I wasn't craving for food any longer throughout the day!

    The 21 days have passed now.
    We tried new recipes. I failed with my Keto bread, but absolutely fall in love with Quinoa!! 💛🧡💚

    And I realised something: I ❤️ to bake!
    While traveling, it is not easy to find alternatives to bake without sugar and flour. For example, I was so happy when I found flea seed flour in a supermarket - but let's not talk about the costs. 😒

    I really enjoyed my time with Kait, to plan, to shop and to cook together with her. Buuuut ... I am happy to be back to some sugar and flour at least. Less meat and less cheese.
    And I am happy to be back to baking delicious desserts. 🥧🍰🍮
    => this actually inspired me to bake every sunday and upload it on my Instagram story...
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  • Day48

    Valparaíso

    January 13, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Chile: Im Süden hast du riesige Eisgletscher und im Norden die trockenste Wüste der Welt. Chile ist schmal, dafür aber ganze 4.300 km lang. Santiago de Chile, die moderne Hauptstadt, die von schneebedeckten Anden umgeben ist, liegt in der Mitte des Landes. Wenn du es aber lieber etwas kleiner magst und das Meer liebst, dann musst du dir die charmante Stadt Valparaíso anschauen. Valparaíso ist Chiles Künstlerstadt und gehört zum Welterbe der UNESCO. Die Stadt ist unkonventionell, bunt und lebendig. Klingt gut oder? Daher hat die Hafenstadt seit jeher auch Dichter, Maler und Philosophen und einen verschiedenen Mix von Menschen angezogen. Auch mich hat Valparaíso mit ihren farbenfrohen Häusern und der Nähe zum Meer in ihren Bann gezogen.

    In den malerischen kleinen Gassen kannst du dich stundenlang treiben lassen und urbane Kunst, Wandbilder und Graffitis bestaunen. Auf den Hügeln (cerros) der Stadt gibt es steile, verwinkelte Gassen und Treppen (escaleras). Dorthin kommst du mit einem der 15 Aufzüge (ascensores). Valparaíso selbst hat zwei Strände, die beide aber nicht gerade die schönsten sind und vom Stadtzentrum eine knappe Stunde zu Fuß entfernt sind.
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  • Day48

    Valparaíso

    January 13, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    18:45h:
    Ich fahre jetzt mit dem „Pullmann“ Bus (Bild 6) zurück nach Santiago. Der Bus ist ultramodern, bequem und hat sogar WIFI. Aber ohne Sprachkenntnisse kann bei der Buchung einiges schief gehen. Letztlich sitze ich jetzt im Bus.

    In dieser Stadt hätte ich es durchaus einige Tage aushalten können. Es gibt hier wirklich viel zu sehen. Das war ein intensiver Tag.

    21:00h:
    Bin wieder zurück in Santiago und gönne mir im Hostel noch zwei Bierchen.
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  • Day2

    Daytrip Escape: Valparaiso/Vina del Mar

    February 20, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Having seen the photos of colorful houses from travellers past, I knew when planning this trip that Valparaiso was a must. But how many days and how would it work with the schedule? People have recommended 2 days - 2 days I didn't really have, and thus, it was a day tour through Viator for me. That said, if you had the time, you could likely make this trip on your own by bus or car.

    Our small group of travellers was rounded up for the 1-2 hour drive to the Chilean coast, and what a difference in temperature. We arrived in Vina del Mar first, making some quick stops at the Moai statue, the beach and the flower clock. Despite the quick stops, we weren't rushed at all for photos and even had some time to ocean-watch by the water. The area has a very relaxed, but still upscale vibe that one could easily spend a half or full day.

    Back in the van, it was off to Valparaiso. I found it a bit of a small bustling city. It's old with colorful hills, dotted by houses. While the city streets by the water is worth a wander, it was into the hills that we wanted to go, exploring street after street of not only colorful houses but cool street art that commands your attention. Some streets are named after European countries.

    For lunch, we stopped at one of the restaurants in the hills that sported a sweeping panoramic view of the city below. There are so many more examples of art I wish I could share (they have a photo limit here! unless you became a premium member).

    En route back to Santiago, it was a pit stop at the Indomita Winery for a sampling of wine from the Casablanca Valley. A bit fancy but also boasts a great view all around. The Chilean wine of this region to try is the Camenere. My favorite part though? Picking a few Merlot grapes off the vine, now that's fresh =)

    Our tour only scratched the surface of this getaway from Santiago, there's still more to be seen and discovered next time I'm back.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Edificio Monseñor Gimpert - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Edificio Monsenor Gimpert - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

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