I made this video 2.5 years ago, but only shared it to Facebook…so I wanted to post it for all you guys here on YouTube! Please excuse the fast paced editing and shaky camera — I was a newbie back then
I’m not kidding when I say that SANTIAGO, CHILE is one of the most underrated cities in South America!! The last 4 days here have been absolutely perfect!
Santiago often gets overlooked by other South American cities like Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and even Lima — but don’t let that fool you, because Santiago truly has it all, and it surely caught me by surprise.
Chile, as a whole, is the longest country in the world (4,300 km) from North to South, and it has a lot to offer (especially for all you nature lovers). From the Atacama desert in the North, to the fjords in the South and the spectacular landscapes of Patagonia in between.
Also, did you know that Chile has the most stable economy and government in all of Latin America? I could certainly notice this by the hustle and bustle on the streets, where so many people here have small businesses and are hustling to make an extra buck (as opposed to begging or making money in illegal ways). Pretty impressive stuff, if you ask me.
I’m looking forward to exploring more of Chile over the coming days (heading to Valparaíso tomorrow!)
What’s your favorite city in South America? Let me know – I am curious what you all think!