• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Capital city of Chile, Santiago is its cultural and administrative centre. Santiaguinos are proud citizens of their city, although they can criticise it very easily because of its famous smog. But when it rains, the smog goes away and you can see the beauty of the Maipo valley. Surrounded by high mountain peaks and with the Mapocho River passing through, Santiago has a lot to show. Five million people live in this huge valley, almost one third of the total population of the country. Santiago has a Mediterranean climate, with very hot summers and cold winters. There is very little humidity, so it doesn't normally rain in the summers, but winters can get very wet. Snow is very strange in the city. There is an easy way to move around the city, Santiago has a very modern Metro that passes through a large part of the city, and also a bus transport system called the Transantiago. ...read more.

Middle

Palacio la Moneda; the government house, Plaza de Armas; the principal plaza of Santiago and the Cathedral are very known places of the city. You can also get to Cerro San Cristobal peak, by a ferry, and see all of Santiago City. There is also a zoo at the top of the famous hill. There are lots of neighbourhoods around the city. Providencia, Vitacura and las Condes are the most typical ones for shopping and having a relaxed time with your family. In the centre is where you can find many different things, from street shopping to huge stores. Here is where most offices are located. Bellavista is the bohemian part of Santiago, including lots of pubs, restaurants and art museums. Also in El Bosque you can find most fine restaurants in the street Isidora Goyanecchea, located not apart from Providencia. You may feel as though you are walking in a modern city in Europe when shopping in Alonso de Cordova, one of Santiago's best places to buy fashionable clothes. ...read more.

Conclusion

In Mercado Central, where the noise is very loud, you can enjoy excellent Chilean food, for low prices. I recommend pastel de choclo and empanadas. Mote con huesillo or sopaipillas are the best snacks you could buy. Tourists should always be careful when walking around the city, you should not wear much jewellery and always take care of your money and purses. Even though Santiago is a safe city, not all people are good. To eat a variety of Chilean fruits and vegetables, have a big glass of wine; or pisco sour, and a big dish of paila marina, you can go to La Vega and have all this for a very low price. Here is where you can live the real atmosphere of the city, seeing people of different trends with different styles. As you can see Santiago is a big city, with a lot to give and show. You will not regret coming, even if it is only for a few days. Alex Mayne-Nicholls 2F ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe essays

  1. Rianne Summers fiddled around with the frequency dial on the car radio until she ...

    rum had appeared, when there was no alcohol in the room, was beyond their knowledge. "I can't believe this is happening! Where did that glass come from? And I know, for sure, that there wasn't any rum in here because, believe me, I would have drunk it by now!

  2. Discuss the picaresque elements in Lazarillo de Tormes.

    el diablo' in order to serve his master, at this point L�zaro understands that he is alone in the world and in his rude awakening quickly leaves his childhood behind. 'Que me cumple avivar el ojo y avisar, pues solo soy, y pensar como me sepa valer.'

  1. Bangers 'n' mash.

    "It's your wife...she says she's leaving you! Turns out your not the father of little Jack after all!" Was I psychic or what? Part of me wanted to burst out laughing. The part of me I used moved in for the kill. "How about it, Pete?" I asked one last time, softly.

  2. Two days in a Valley.

    On the way, we saw a fallen tree in our path and I thought that we would have to go round it or another way, but my dad had already started climbing over it. "Come on! I'll pull you up!"

  1. Murder At La Casa De Sangre Grande.

    Then she turned to the girl and asked, "Police?" "What police?" The girl had suddenly become evasive and shifted from foot to foot and looked at the floor. She kept on commanding the girl to tell her about the police until she threatened to fire the girl that the girl

  2. Green River Drama Play

    We pull in for a SLOW CLOSE UP on BOB as a crestfallen expression overtakes his face. EFRAM (Off) He's kinda the reason we're here, buggin' out in your pad. BOB Clovis was always nice to me. Always my friend. EFRAM holds up the fresh JOINT, offers it to BOB.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work