This is Valparaiso - Month in Chile - HAVANA CLUB GAP YEAR
There is something about Valparaiso I can’t explain, that something, has made me think everyday, and maybe, I’ve fallen in love with Valparaiso.
I really don’t know if it’s the ocean breeze that hugs you, or the million steps that take your mind into a journey of art and beauty, or the hills that let your eyes enjoy, colorful beauty, mixed with welcoming and charming people.
Maybe it’s the sound of Valparaiso what made me fall in love. Birds sing their best songs all day long; close your eyes and feel Valparaiso; close your eyes and hear dogs barking, people chatting, wind blowing. And the most amazing thing about all these together is that you will feel an unexplainable peace.
An unexplainable peace, that will make you sleep and rest, as you never did before; your mind will leave all problems behind, and you will breath the color of Valparaiso.
I have fallen in love with Valparaiso. My mind keeps thinking in the past of Valparaiso, when its port was one of the busiest and most important in the world, when this city was one of the wealthiest cities in Chile, when Valparaiso had a different beauty.
I imagine myself taking the lift down Cerro Concepción, very elegant; saluting Pablo Neruda on my way down, talking a few words with him and then heading to my favorite bar. I can imagine a normal day in Valparaiso back on that day.
Valparaiso makes me dream, Valparaiso makes me smile, Valparaiso makes me realize; I have fallen in love with Valparaiso.
The sun comes through my window right now, it’s open, the curtain dances with the breeze and I keep dreaming.