The Chilean port city (and UNESCO World Heritage site) of Valparaíso has stolen our hearts. Wander around its bustling plazas, get lost in its hilltop neighbourhoods and gaze at intriguing street art.
My friend Julia and I arrived in Santiago, picked up a map and walked to Central Plaza de Armas Square. It wasn't too long before I heard my friend scream. After a couple of seconds of shock it finally registered that a man had been following us and had just ripped my friend's purse off of her and ran. Julia had just lost the majority of her money, her IDs, visa, debit, iPhone and her passport. I started to panic.