Adventure Solo Travel

VIÑA del Mar

Vina Del Mar is located on the coast Chile, about 128km from Santiago. I do not care for some tours; the van air conditioner was not working in the back. Things go wrong sometime. I keep focus on the adventure of the tour and who knows what might happen. We park near the docks and it is always nice to be at the water. The tour was a three hour walk through the city. Although, I am alone on these trips believe me, I am never lonely. Every one wants to know how life is in America. On this tour there was a couple from Colorado, Colombia, and Scotland. Date November 30, 2019.

We took this cable car up to the top of the mountain. It is small only 6 people could get it. Those gears is what operate the cable car.

The views were awesome, the houses where interesting too. Remember, this is a walking tour. So, please wear your comfortable shoes.

This next area has so many beautiful murals on just about every building. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

These are the other pictures on the walking tour.

This is the end of the city tour for Vina Del Mar. Next week we will go to the winery, the beach, and check out a beautiful clock.

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Santiago Chile

My 60th birthday present to myself was not to work one day in December 2019. Chile was my first stop on my South American travels. If you are wondering why, I found a ticket for 30,000 airline miles. Which is very inexpensive compared to 109,000 from most airlines. I left on the 28 November 2019. It was summer in Chile too. My friend Ivonne, help me find a safe place from all the protests going on in Chile. She made sure I found a hostel away from the nightly riots in the city. The riots could erupt at any time and place. The police were out in force. Some streets were closed off.

This is Pat(left) and Ivonne(right). I met Ivonne in Japan in 2017.

Ivonne took me on a tour of the city. We walked for hours, however, many places were closed because of the riots. The hostel was close to food, shopping and whatever you wanted to do. The city was surrounded by mountains. It is a beautiful city with lots to do. Enjoy my walk around Santiago, Chile.

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Look Out World Here I Am

A friend keeps encouraging me to tell the world about my travels. So, this post is dedicated to Sharon.

This is the end of May, by now my bag is pack, my ticket and passport is ready to hit the road. Unfortunate, this pandemic is messing up my plans.

I will share my birthday trip with you I took in December 2019. I explored South America. Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Peru. Hopefully, this will help us with our wanderlust until we can travel again.

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My First Blog Post

Solo Traveler

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

I want to share my journey with you. How to travel solo and save on travel. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.


My Journey Continues 

I’m headed to India, I know it will be amazing. I checked the weather and it’s rockin the triple digits. I can’t wait to share it with my family and friends. 


Ferry to Greece

I came to Brindisi Italy to catch a ferry to Greece. The city Brindisi is small and quite unlike Venice, Rome, and Naples. 

Although it’s a lot of people on the ferry but I have not seen any Americans. The fare  was very cheap. I’m seating in a seat that looks like the train seat. Also, got a 20% discount for having a Eurorail Pass. 

It takes 9 hours to reach the coast of Greece. Then I’ll find my way to Athens. 


San Sebastián 

San Sebastian Spain  was beautiful and clean. The water on one side and the mountains on the other. It was quite cool in the evening and early morning. The water was blue, everybody was at the beach and surfing must be a big thing there too.  
They had a post in one of the stores so I finally got to mail a post card to Mom. 

I walked up a mountain to see a statue of Jesus and it was one of Nepolean’s battle station.  It had a Muesum on the planning of the city. It had a beautiful view of the city from 360 degrees. 



The train was 20 minutes late to the last destination. Then the bus that was to take us to the other train station was not here. 

So, we are sitting outside (no benches or anything). Waiting for a bus It’s 3:20 am. Who you gonna call (oh by the way no data for me).

No wifi at this station, but we are just waiting for something to come along. 

The police stop by and called somebody. Yet I have been here waiting for an hour now and I missed my connection to the train. 

I’ve put my pants in my boots and my shirt in my pants. I have sleep in worse places. 

Italy your breaking my heart. The place looks poor and take care of your people coming to visit your country. 

Finally we got back on the train that brought us here and it too us to the train station our ticket was assigned too. 

It’s about 5 o’clock in the morning when we arrive. 

Will somebody tell me where all these African men are going too this early in the morning. Running like they late for something. 

Finally made it to my destination. 



This is the most surreal place on the planet. It does not have any trash on the streets or highway. It was raining when I left and this guy was out cutting the grass. 

The tourist just parked their cars and camped out by the mountains and lake. 

When construction slowed you down at the end they apologied for the inconvience. 

All the people talked to me like I was a neighbor down the street. They all said see you later instead of goodbye. 

They eat hardy break fax not the weepy bread and tea. 

They had the most amazing castles too. I felt right at home. As far as I’m concern they the nicest people on the planet. 


Paris France

We all dream of going to Paris France but it fell short to me. To use the public bathroom ,70€. This is each time. On the street outside you got to pay to use the toilet. Every body got those little Eiffel Towers to sell oh don’t forget the selfie sticks.  

The feel of the city was exciting! For people who live there do you not know how to get to the Eiffel Tower. 

Metro line 1 or yellow line get off on the one that’s says Eiffel Tower under the stop.  
This is huge if you have not seen it yet. Good vibe all around. Thanks to the Hyatt yeah that one for keeping my bag at the concierge desk for there customers.  

Well I’m off to see the Queen! Cup of tea any one.