My Canadian friend and I took the subway to the bus station and got in a line for tickers, or so we thought. I asked this woman, boletas para Valporaiso, twice and she said yes. We waited, people bumping into us and not really paying too much attention. When we finally get closer to the window, I realize that we are in line for the western union. Seriously.
We finally get rerouted and I arrive in Valporaiso. There was a bus that goes to the hostel, they said, but i waited for 30 minutes, no bus and weird, random people around. I opted to take a taxi and go to the hostel. It is nice. The people are friendly. They have a Lider Store and a Starbuck´s. I am in heaven. I don´t want to have to make any more decisions and so I might stay here the entire time. Who knows?
I booked in for 4 nights. It is cheap and I like the vibe.
At the other hostel, in Santiago, the owner told one of the girls that was working in exchange for board, that she wasn´t working out, people didn´t like her and that she should look for other arrangements. The guy was a complete jack ass in my opinion. I mean, from him implying that I lied about the bites to his conversation with this girl...come on, learn courtesy. Plus, as much as he worked, all I saw him do was gripe and harass people.
I look forward to checking out Valporaiso and relaxing.