People of the Port

29 Mar

DSC06158What do you say when people ask where you are from? Here we say we are from New Mexico in the U.S. We are New Mexicans. But the people of Valparaiso do not call themselves Valparaisons. They call themselves “porteños.” Porteños means “people of the port” and is a term unique to Valparaiso in all of Chile. They so love their city by the sea it is an integral part of their nomenclature.

4 Responses to “People of the Port”

  1. Paul and Jill March 31, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Hi Jill and Dana…just 19 hours to go..seems like last week when met in Adelaide. Hope you have a wonderful home coming….

    Paul and Jill.

    • Jill March 31, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

      It is hard to believe it is almost over and what a year it has been. As soon as we’re settled I am planning your U.S. visit so you can see the starry skies of Santa Fe for yourselves. Meeting and getting to know you both was a highlight of our trip.

  2. Paul and Jill March 30, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    I think the people among whom Tango evolved, in Buenos Aires, also called themselves portenos?

    I just loved your Medflies FAQ….the washing machine will be installed in the new laundry by the end of April!!!!!

    • Jill March 30, 2013 at 5:52 am #

      I did read that the people of Buenos Aires refer to themselves as porteños too. You will have to have a champagne toast when the washer goes through its first cycle.

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