Colourful Valparaiso

Sunday, Valparaiso city centre, 2 hours north of Santiago. I have just taken a creaking and groaning rickety wooden funicular up one of Valparaiso's steep hills - saving myself from climbing literally hundreds of concrete stairs to the top. My plan is to wander through the neighbourhood at the top, crossing into the next neighbourhood … Continue reading Colourful Valparaiso

Repainting Oaxaca

In the last several weeks Oaxaca has been overcome with painters, with critical mass reached last weekend. Every building (or so it seemed) in the centro area was suddenly getting a new coat of paint. Walking down the footpaths turned into an obstacle course; dodging stacked paint buckets and navigating around ladders propped against the … Continue reading Repainting Oaxaca