My trip to Chile was absolutely wonderful. The first day we took a tour of the whole city, going from the main plaza (Plaza de Armas) to Santa Lucia Hill where we got a beautiful view of all of Santiago. It’s worth mentioning that Santiago itself has a beautiful view of the mountains surrounding it. At the forefront are the average “montañas” (that are still really big by the way) but behind them the mountains are so tall that they’re actually snowcapped, even in the summer. They actually have a different word for these snowcapped mountains, which is “sierra”. These mountains that you see from Santiago are actually the Andes mountain range, which runs all the way down Chile, and the view is supposedly even more beautiful in the winter when all the mountains are covered in snow. They’re also a great source of entertainment all year round since people frequently go mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter.
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