My Hometown

Santiago of Chile

Before coming to Thunder Bay, Canada, I lived in Santiago. It is a Capital of Chile, where lives the majority of the population of my country (over 5 million). As each big city, it has pros and against. First, we can find among its benefits many interesting and diverse places, for instance: the Government Palace La Moneda, site with a historical and political relevance; Pablo Neruda’s house, poet who received the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1971; also restaurants with different kind of cousins and places especially dedicated for outdoor activities. Santiago is a city in constant development. An example are the new lines of subway or the different projects to improve the quality of life of their habitats. On the other hand, the major problem of this metropolis is air pollution caused by public transportation, vehicles, and, especially the industries. However, according to several specialized journals, Santiago is one of the most interesting cities in South America.

Santiago from the mountains
Government Palace La Moneda
Natural Park Puente Ñilhue click in the photo and see more about this park
Bicentenario Park