It started as a joke when we noticed a hotel in Valparaiso named “Hotel La Reina Victoria” down by the port. It was built in 1899 and soon thereafter (1906) destroyed in an 8.2 earthquake. It sits right on the Plaza Sotomayor and was named for Queen Victoria in England.
I started kidding Mickey that I was the queen and of course, my every wish & whim should be met (where to eat, the day’s activities, etc.). Then today at a sort of crafts market a few Metro stops away in Santiago, I spotted this cute, touristy refrigerator magnet and had to have it.
Sort if corny but it will be a good remembrance of our trip to Chile and it meets the “easy to pack” requirement!
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
~Psst, tired of politics? Check out Travel in the Categories drop down menu (right side panel) for my blogs posted from interesting locations during my travel adventures. For now and the next several days we’ll explore the long & skinny country of Chile!