Trip Start Sep 28, 2011
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Santiago is a great city, sitting in the stunning backdrop of Andes mountains, snow white caps in the distance. You could be forgiven for thinking you were in Madrid, Barcelona or, as Paddy rightly points out, Boston, with expansive tree lined avenues that smack of cosmopolitan splendor and European grandeur. The difference between here and other South America capitals so far is
astounding, particularly in neighbouring Bolivia. The price has also gone up considerably, with the cost of living actually being very similar to the UK than anywhere else. It's a place you want to stay, but with such expense and so few travelers as a result, perhaps it's best to move on as soon as possible. Not until we've been to some vineyards of course; Chile make the best red wine in the world.