The Funiculars of Valparaiso
Valparaiso is the land of funiculars, and I spent an entire day just riding them up and down the vertical heights of the city. While incredibly old (most were constructed in the 1800's), and not in the best working condition (rickety sounds and odd swaying motions abound), there is something romantic and enticing about throwing caution to the wind and boarding them anyway. It was like taking Rube Goldberg machines from place to place.
By Matthew Keesecker, AFAR Local Expert