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    Viña del Mar

    December 22, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Viña del Mar is about 6 kms from Valparaiso and is the place where all the rich people from Valparaiso have their villas. The city is nicknamed 'Garden City' for its many parks and flower-filled gardens.
    On the way to the beach, we even saw a Swedish Cafe (Fika) 😁 It seems it was started by a Chilean couple who immigrated to Sweden during the 1973-74 troubled period in Chile and were very impressed by the coffee and fika culture in Sweden. When they returned, they started the Fika cafe which seems to be doing quite well since they are opening another one shortly.
    We also saw the biggest and the oldest casino in Chile, right next to the beachfront in Viña del Mar.
    By the time we reached the beach, the sun had already set but the golden glow over the Pacific Ocean was amazing.
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