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My first trip out of the country

Knowing the diversity of South America!

by julian15027About Me:I am a gastronomy student who enjoys various hobbies such as dancing, playing chess, solving puzzles. Travel for me is to know parts that I did not know ... Of myself. read more

South AmericaChile1 day / January - December 2016

Highs & Lows

The best thing was to know how there is so much diversity in Latin America when you almost always think it is the same.

Was not being able to understand Chileans despite speaking Spanish because they have a very fast and loose accent

Itinerary Overview

4 years ago, when I was 14 years old, I traveled alone to Chile to visit my dad since he lives there. From the moment I got on the plane everything was new to me starting with the duration of the trip and how wonderful it seems to me that you can go so far in such a short time. When I arrived it was summer and that was the first impact since there are no seasons where I live. I was also impressed by the highways and everything that could change after spending a few hours on the plane.
The first thing I knew well was its capital (Santíago de Chile) where people from all Latin American countries can be found. Santiago has a great history that makes Chile position itself as one of the most advanced cities in South America in terms of its economy, quality of life and development. Being there in summer, temperatures of up to 40 ° were reached, which means that in most houses there is heating that if you go through the streets you can fall from that water that is expelled.

A few weeks later I started to get used to it until my dad took me to the next city: Concepción. It is six hours by bus and I fell in love with the quality of the people, its many parks and how here it was difficult to find someone who was not Chilean. Concepción also stands out for its colleges and universities which, in addition to being very numerous, are of excellent quality. It is a good idea to study here since you have benefits as a student in addition to living in a very quiet city full of nature.
Something that caught my attention was the temperature of the sea and the lakes since the sea I knew from Colombia was very different.

On the coast there are restaurants of all kinds and hundreds of activities for all ages. Just make sure you know what station they are in and enjoy what this country has in store for you.
I could not stay without visiting the sea of ​​this country and see the splendor of its mountain range, so I also went to Viña del Mar where the largest musical event in Latin America takes place.
Back in Santíago I also visited the "Great Tower of Santiago". A wonderful skyscraper that is the largest in Latin America.

Undoubtedly, you could talk for hours about Chilean wine, its customs, its gastronomy, its history and museums, but I invite you to dare to know it because it has a lot to offer.

  • Day trip: Diagonal Las Torres 2000
    Wonderful architecture
  • Day trip: Chile Safari Park
    Get up close with the lions!
  • Day trip: Av. Andrés Bello 2425
    The tallest skyscraper in South America

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I wish I could stay longer

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    It was better than I expected

  • How was the food?

    The amount of meat eaten is impressive, every weekend there was a barbecue in different houses

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Don't bother if you don't understand them at the beginning

  • Packing tips?

    Find out what season they are in, wear the appropriate clothes