- May 5, 2006
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I am looking to see a South American city on the way home after a month in America. It will be my first time in the continent so clean and relaxed will suit me.Any idea what are you're staying in?
I’m no expert on Chile, but I did spend a little bit of time there last year.I am looking to see a South American city on the way home after a month in America. It will be my first time in the continent so clean and relaxed will suit me.
Santiago seems the most convenient for a 4-5 day stay. No idea what part yet.
Any tips would be appreciated.
It will be at the end of a full on month in the USA so i will be looking to wind down and do a bit of a wander, as long as it relatively safe then thats fine.I’m no expert on Chile, but I did spend a little bit of time there last year.
Santiago is ok. To be honest I’m not raving about the place, as it’s a huge city that spreads in all directions and it’s not on the coast.
What I remembered doing was going up San Cristobal hill lookout, also going up to the lookout at Costanera Tower (South America’s tallest building- you sure get to see a lot of smog!), went to the Human Rights Museum out in the burbs -it was great and I do recommend it. General wandering around the central city was ok. I would definitely bus over to Valparaiso. It is well worth a look and much more spectacular than Santiago. I did not go to any wineries that are just outside Santiago as I’d come overland from Mendoza and had visited heaps over there already.
All in all, an ok place, but as said I’m no expert and there may be heaps of other things to see that I didn’t get to.
I've done the crossing several times into Paraguay across Ponte Amizade (bridge of friendship). Tips:A few questions.
Has anyone gone over to Paraguay from Iguassu Falls? If so, is the "largest shopping area in South America" worth it? (Cant recall if it was a shopping centre, mall or district)
Secondly, what day is the biggest for Rio's Carnival, and are tickets easy to obtain (even for lesser days if need be)
I have an Antarctica cruise from Ushuaia booked in February 2020 and will be doing Iguassu/Rio (MAYBE Buenos Aires too) just need to figure out dates and the like atm.
There's 3 days between the cruise finishing and the beginning of Carnival, but if it's easy to obtain tickets and the big day is near the end, we might do everything before it and finish in Rio.
I want to cross into Paraguay, but I believe there's a fee similar to that Australians (and Mexicans) have to pay in Chile? So just need to know if it's worth the trip, or whether they enforce it there.