View from the top of Cerro Santa Lucia - I knew it was close to mountains, but I didn't realize that Santiago was completely surrounded by them. That probably explains why the smog gets so bad there - it just sits in the valley where the city lies.
Celebrating Christmas in Chile December 25th 2008 Geo: -33.4691, -70.642We finally arrived in Chile, and the feeling in my legs finally returned! Woo hoo! Isn´t it nice when blood actually circulates through your body? It was quite the marathon getting out of the airport - from lining up to pay the $132 reciprocity fee that Canadians are charged (Chile dings us for this amount simply because that´s what Chileans are charged to co ... read more
South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more