I'm so grateful to Heather and her father Mike for having me to stay whilst i'm here. They have a lovely apartment in Los Condes, it's a great base to explore the city!
Santiago feels quite different to the other major city I've visited (Buenos Aires), for one thing far more American - lots of malls, chain restaurants and big ugly concrete and smoked glass mini-skyscrapers. But also a lot smaller, even though it's not. Most of the interesting touristy bits are concentrated in one area, with the rest of the city being mostly residential with a few restaurants and bars scattered around..