La ciudad de los 44 cerros!! The city of the 44 hills!

Valparaíso de mi amor

44 cerros que se erigen en un anfiteatro natural IMG_20141112_120607con vista al océano que se funde con el cielo. Las calles a pie de cerro, los estrechos pasajes, las escaleras, los miradores, las casas pendiendo al vacío y que parecen al alcance de la mano de los pasajeros de antiquísimos ascensores, las fisuras con fondo de mar… a 120 kilómetros de Santiago, una de las ciudades más antiguas de todo Chile y capital de la quinta región, ciudad del arte, de la cultura, de la música, capital de los tatuajes, patrimonio de la humanidad y una ciudad lleno de grafitis!!!!!! Eso y mucho más es Valparaíso!

Mi día en Valpo

Nosotros fuimos en la Mañana y cuando llegamos allá inmediatamente empezamos a caminar.IMG_20141112_160803 Yo ya fui muchas veces a Valparaíso y cada vez encuentro una calle más, que nunca antes la vi, cada vez un grafiti más lindo que los anteriores, una nueva tienda, un nuevo restaurante, adonde la comida es aún más rico, y cada vez me voy feliz para la casa pero cansada de tanto recorrer y caminar.

Por cualquier calle que caminamos vemos grafitis hasta llegar a la casa de Pablo Neruda (el poeta más famoso de chile). Las subidas por los cerros a pie son IMG_20141112_155830pesadas, pero por suerte hay funiculares que suben, que uno los puede tomar sIMG_20141112_125231i ya se cansó. Además si o si, por lo mínimo una vez tienen que conducir con esos funiculares… Da un poco miedo… Si lo hacen me van a entender 🙂 pero hay que hacerlo!!

Valparaíso también es famoso por su puerto. IMG_20141112_135542Si uno sube un cerro y después camina por la orilla de los cerros siempre entremedia uno tiene una vista espectacular hacia el puerto con los botes militares, Buque de carga y los botes de colores de los pescadores!!

Para terminar un buen Pisco 🙂

Si bajas IMG_20141112_195739hacia el mar hay dos muelles, el muelle Prat que queda en un lado y el muelle baron que queda IMG_20141112_195720en el otro. En los dos hay cada uno un restaurante, yo les recomiendo que van al muelle baron. El Pisco sour es exquisito 🙂  y la atención muy buena. La vista es espectacularIMG_20141112_195831 y si van en la atardecer alcanzan del muelle ver Valpo de Noche, que es lo más lindo que hay, porque todos los cerros se llenan con los luces…. Se ven como estrellas…       Es perfecto ahí para terminar con un aperitivo y algo rico para comer terminar el día y la aventura Valparaíso y justo eso hicimos!

Tu viaje a Valpo

De nuestro Hostal en Providencia puedes irte a pie en 2 minutos al metro salvador, IMG_20141112_161108ahí te vas con la línea roja hasta la estación central y de ahí salen por lo mínimo cada media hora o más seguido buses a Valparaíso y solo valen como 2500 pesos un día normal.

Para los que se quieren quedar en Valparaíso por una noche hay muchos hostales, nosotros trabajamos mucho con el hostal la valija IMG_20141112_164115(www.lavalijahostel.cl ) y lo recomendamos. Y para los que quieren hacer un buen tour: buscan a wally 🙂  (http://www.tours4tips.com/en/Valparaiso-Free-Tour.html)

Para más información sobre Valparaíso visita la pagina http://www.ciudaddevalparaiso.cl/

Si quieres ver mas fotos de grafitis en Valpo http://www.pinterest.com/interandtravel/ o http://www.pinterest.com/ajihostel/


Ingles:

Valparaíso my love

44 hills that rise in a natural amphitheater overlooking the ocean IMG_20141112_120607merge with the sky. Walk the streets of the hill, the narrow passages, stairs, balconies, hanging houses and seem to reach the ancient passenger lifts, in the background the wide sea … 120 kilometers from Santiago, one of the oldest cities across Chile and capital of the fifth region, city of art, culture, music, capital of tattoos, world heritage site and a city full of graffiti!!!!! ! That and more is Valparaíso!

My day in Valpo

We went in the morning and when we got thereIMG_20141112_160803 immediately started walking. I already went many times to Valparaiso and every time I find one street that I never saw before, more cute graffiti as above, a new store, a new restaurant, where the food is even richer, and every time I go happy back to my home but tired from walking and walking.

For any street we walked we saw graffiti’s. We walked up to the house of Pablo Neruda IMG_20141112_155830(Chile’s most famous poet). The uploaded by hills on foot are heavy, but luckily IMG_20141112_125231there funicular going up, you can take them if you are already tired. Anyway, at least once you have to drive with these funiculars … It’s a little scary … If you do you will understand… 🙂 but it’s a must!

Valparaiso is also famous for its harbor. IMG_20141112_135542If one goes up a hill and then walk along the edge of the hills, always in between one has a spectacular view of the harbor with military boats, Ships and colorful boats of fishermen!!

To finish the day a good Pisco

If you go down IMG_20141112_195739to the sea there are two docks,IMG_20141112_195720 the pier Prat is on one side and the pier baron on the other. There are two restaurants, I recommend you go to the pier baron. The Pisco Sour is exquisite 🙂  and the attention very good. The view is spectacular and if you in the evening reache the pier you can see Valpo at Night, which is the nicest thing IMG_20141112_195831ever, because all the hills are filled with small lights that looks like stars all over…. There it is perfect to finish the day and the Valparaiso adventure with a snack and something good to eat! We just did that!

Your Trip to Valpo

From our hostel in Providencia you can go on foot in two minutes the IMG_20141112_164115Salvador metro station, there you go with the red line to the central station and from there depart at least every half hour or more often buses to Valparaiso and only worth as 2500 pesos one normal day.

For those who want to stay in IMG_20141112_161108Valparaiso for a night there are many hostels, we work a lot with the hostel la valija (www.lavalijahostel.cl) and recommend that one. And for those who want to make a good tour: search wally 🙂   (http://www.tours4tips.com/en/Valparaiso-Free-Tour.html)

For more information visit the website Valparaíso http://www.ciudaddevalparaiso.cl/

Hope you’ll like it!!!!!!!! If you want to see more pictures of grafitis  http://www.pinterest.com/interandtravel/ or http://www.pinterest.com/ajihostel/

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El color, la música y la danza, el carnaval de los mil tambores

Este fin de semana que viene se va a desarrollar el carnaval de los mil tambores en Valparaíso, en su edición número 15.

Este fin de semana es especial, Valparaíso deja que el ritmo, la gente, la alegría y la fiesta se tomen las calles.  Es un Carnaval que pasa por las calles de Valparaíso con buena onda, buena gente y con la idea  de unificar diversos sectores culturales, la música, la danza, el arte, el arte callejero10146732173_68d20627f3 y el teatro, en un solo lugar.

La gente se reúne en los espacios públicos para resaltar la cultura y las tradiciones Chilenas y para protestar con paz y alegría por los derechos humanos.

Son manifestaciones por el descontento social y un llamado para recuperar lo que se cree perdido, en especial por el patrimonio histórico. Pero también está pensado para juntarse y disfrutar de la alegría y del arte. Se ven en todos lados tocatas, cuerpos pintados, gente disfrazada, bailarines, y mucho más. Este año el tema es “homenaje a Valparaiso” .

Para una pequeña impresión ve el siguiente video

si quieres saber más, ve este reportaje 

Y si quieres ver detalles del programa metete a www.miltambores.cl

Este evento igual es para potenciar Valparaíso como ciudad cultural y ciudad de la paz que está siempre dispuesta a inteValporactuar con la gente y su cultura. Es por  esto y por la arquitectura que nombraron la ciudad como patrimonio de la humanidad. ¡Igual si no se encuentran en Chile o en Valparaíso este fin de semana, sin duda tienen que ir a verla!

Si quieres quedarte por una noche o dos en Valparaíso te recomendamos aquí dos hostales (Valparaíso tiene muchas opciones de hostales)descarga (2)

Reserva en  la valija hostal www.lavalijahostel.cl con cual aparte tienes descuentos (revisa en la página de mil tambores ) odescarga (1)

la casa volante http://lacasavolantehostal.com/

Y si aparte quieres conocer Valparaíso gratis te recomendamos Tour4Tips  http://tours4tips.com/index-3.html

Que el color, la música y la danza llenen sus corazones.

Patrimonio cultural del arte popular, lugar del encuentro, trinchera de la paz, la justicia y dignidad de los pueblos.


This coming weekend will be the thousand drums- parade in Valparaiso, edition number 15.

This weekend is special, Valparaiso let the streets been taken from peace, the people, the joy and the party. It is a carnival passing through the streets of Valparaiso with good vibes, good people and the idea of unifying various cultural sectors, music, dance, art, street art and 10146732173_68d20627f3theater, in one place.

People gather in public spaces to highlight Chilean culture and traditions and to protest with peace and happiness for human rights.

They are manifestations of social discontent and a call to retrieve what is believed lost, especially historical heritage. But it is also designed to meet and enjoy the joy and art. There are everywhere gigs, painted bodies, dressed people, folk dancers, and more. This year the teme is “homenaje a Valparaiso” .

If you want a small print see the next video 

and if you want to know more, see this report  

And if you want to see details of the program go to www.miltambores.cl

This event equal is to promote Valparaiso as cultural city and city of peace that is always willing to interact with people and culture. Because of this Valpoand his architecture they named the city as a world heritage. So even if you are not in Chile or in Valparaiso this weekend you definitely have to go there to see it!

If you want to stay for a night or two in Valparaiso we suggest here two hostels (Valparaiso has many choices of hostels)

descarga (2)Book  www.lavalija.cl , with this hostel you have discounts (check on page )descarga (1)

or go to the flying house http://lacasavolantehostal.com/

And if you want to know Valparaíso for free we recommend Tour4Tips http://tours4tips.com/index-3.html

That color, music and dance fill your hearts.

Cultural heritage of folk art, meeting place, trench peace, justice and dignity of peoples.

Internship and Travel

In general

In the last few years Internships in general became more popular and the demand went bigger.

There are a lot of offers for Internships in every area and every country.IMG_7759 Spanish is getting more and more important to know. And why Chile is one of the most developed, save and popular countries in South America, many people come here to study or to work or do their internship.

Internships, and also voluntary work, can be a great opportunity to know well another country, other language and over all a new culture, new people and new friends. Internships in general are a lifetime experience and can help you a lot to get further in your personal and your business carrier. In many jobs you apply in your future they may ask for experience abroad and other languages and if you have done an internship, you can reveal with both.

So come to Chile to do an Internship, voluntary work or one of our programs:

www.internshipandtravel.cl

Our Idea

Based on the increasing interest in internships we almost a year ago started with the idea to make it easier for foreigners to find a good internship in Chile.We knew that already do exist some companies for this, but we wanted to do different. We wanted something that really helps students to find tIMG_8422he job they want and where they can benefit the most possible for their studies. So it’s also guarantied for the business that the students who come are motivated to work, because they know already what they are coming for and what they will do during their stay! And the most important thing was that we wanted you to feel save and coming to Chile without fears and stress and dooing what you want and not ending up washing dishes… (like others we saw…)

Important points for us

Our first and most important point is, to be there for you!

You already can see on our page which are the internships we offer and what work you will have to do, so you can choose the most convenient one. All of our programs have been agreed upon with thenosotros companies and/or institutions in Chile before offering you the internship, and they review and approve your application before we confirm with you the internship. All of the internships have been requested by the companies and their availability has been confirmed prior to us offering them to you.

If the company doesn’t meet the expectations of what they offered you, we can provide you with an alternative internship so that your experience here will always be a great one. Means that if you at least end up doing other stuff that the work which was described on the page you can talk with us and we come to talk with the one in charge and if they don’t change your tasks you have the right to change practice.

We go with you to your work the first day and we will visit you once in a while. We have an emergency phone where you can call us 24 hours the 7 days of the week and the 365 days a year.

For us the social part also is very important. So we offer voluntary work for a very low price, only 10chicitito0 USD. And with all the 100 Dollars of voluntary workers we pay some administration and the rest of the money we donate at the end of the year to one of the organizations we are working with.

One of the things we offer to give you the best support is our psantiagorogram “your month” which is considered to help you getting in to our culture, country, people, language and more. In this month you will learn about Chile, rights, people, speaking and to handle moving in Santiago.

We as a company

We’re committed to offering work internships, volunteer options, and touristic services that provide the best available opportunity to young people from all over the world tpagina_cultura_690o get to know our culture, history, Santiago city, and our region’s attractions in the closest and most real way. We want everyone to remember having lived an excellence experience after participating in one of our programs and to take away a better understanding of our culture, its people, the customs of this part of the world, our history, and of course our language. .

We will preferentially offer internship, or volunteer programs that are with small-sized businesses or organizations that need resources for their survival and/or development. The small-sized social organizations, as well as small tourism companies, are our priority because pagina_gente3_690they require more help to function and because they represent an excellent opportunity for the young people to immerse themselves in our country and live an unforgettable experience.

To read more about go to our page

www.internshipandtravel.cl

and we hope you will be one of the people we will see soon in Chile!! Don’t due to write me if you have any questions

rebekka.kohler@internshipandtravel.cl

algunos fotos de http://www.thisischile.cl

TOP 10 to do at Aji hostel !

  1. TAKE A PICTURE WITH CARLITOS / SACA UNA FOTOGRAFIA CON EL CARLOS

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Start your stay with us by taking picture during your Check-in with our Jack Sparow and his red hot chili pepper necklace

 

  1. TASTE THE BEST PASTA EVER FROM EL MAHATTO/ PROBA LOS MEJORES PASTAS DEL MAHATTO

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ALL OUR DINNERS ARE INCLUDED in the price (except the BBQ) then you have no excuse to not taste the delightful/awesome Pasta con verduras (with vegetables) from the chef every Mondays and Saturdays!! Because: “when the food is cooked with heart it’s always better” Mahatto’s quote.

 

  1. DRINK THE FREE PISCO SOUR TO START THE WEEK/TOMA PISCO SOUR PARA EMPEZAR LA SEMANA

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What a better way to start the week on Monday with our FREE PISCO SOUR! Such a nice way to meet the other guests and to create new friendships!

 

  1. GET A FREE ENTRANCE FOR THE BIGGEST PARTY IN SANTIAGO/ RETIRA TU ENTRADA LIBRE PARA LA FIESTA MAS GRANDE DE SANTIAGO.

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Get ready for Miercoles Po, the biggest exchange party in Chile! Miércoles Po’ is an itinerant party with weekly changing topics for exchange students. “What happens to Mpo stays in Mpo”

 

  1. GET OUR FREE GLASS OF WINE TO DRINK WITH THE PASTA WITH PISTOU SALSA FROM FENA

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There is nothing better than a glass of wine with the delectable Fena’s Pasta with Pesto to chill out with the others guests before going to MiercolesPo’.

 

  1. REGISTER FOR THE BBQ TO START THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK END AND GET A FREE ENTRANCE FOR A CLUB

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Our BBQ is not just hot dogs. We offer buffet of different types of salads (tomatoes, asparagus, broccolis, potatoes, pasta) pies, tortillas.. And of course Choripanes, beef and pork!

 

  1. GET A FULL MENU FOR LUNCH (starter-main dish- dessert- juice) FOR CLP 3300

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If you are hungry and don’t really want to cook for your lunch, you can eat at our restaurant for CLP 3300!

 

  1. SLEEP IN A SAFE PLACE

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We are located in a safe and dynamic neighborhood. Then, enjoy your day by visiting and come back to sleep in our safe place!

  1. BRING AS MANY BAGS AS YOU WANT

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We have a safe storage where you can leave your backpacks, suitcases, bags, surfboard, snowboard or shopping cart, no matter how you travel! Travelers used to excess baggages are welcome!

     10.TAKE A “SUSTAINABLE SHOWER”

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We are really pride to offer you the possibility to be eco friendly while staying with us! Our hostel is equipped with Solar panels and recycling bins in order to protect our environment.

 

We are Eco friendly !

Travel to discover the beauty of the world, travel respecting its lands. 

Aji hostel and the entire staff is really proud for getting the label ” S” level 2 of sustainable accommodation.  We are the unique hostel in the Metropolitan region which has this level. We received this distinction because we are committed to the recycling of glass containers, plastic and others which can be reused in our hostel and our restaurant. Also to avoid the waste of paper we don’t print unnecessary files and only use the new technologies to share those information.  Finally, 50% of our hot water is warm up with solar panels ! If you want to be Eco friendly while travelling you can share your devotion with us =)

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