Actually, this was taken at Christmas, but seeing as how it fits in the 18th of September (Chilean independence) theme, I decided to post it anyways. Hostal Marisol, that hosts exchange students and other visitors to Valparaiso, has been “home” for nearly a decade. Although I was never an exchange student here, a dear friend of mine was their first. I have loved watching the 4 generations in this family grow and I miss every holiday that I can’t spend with them. It is a wonderful guesthouse!