You are astonishing ignorant Cam. I can also say that LA women are all fat and rounded as truck wheels and ugly as a slam in your face, but I have enough criteria and experience (broader than yours as I can see) to know that women in any place in the world are as beautiful or as ugly as everywhere.
To begin with, Santiago is not a 7 million people city. The whole Metropolitan area is 7 million. Is like saying that LA is a 13 million people city (FYI, as you surely don't know, that is the metropolitan LA area according to the 2010 census). It would be advisable for you doing a litle Wikipedia work before posting nonsense (in case you are interested and your IQ allows for it, here is a link for more info on Santiago: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santiago_de_Chile ). I strongly suggest you to read it before further stupid postings about my country.
BTW, what did you studied in Santiago? And where? Something you were not able to do in your country because your intellect didn't allow for it?
Surely Santiago is not like New York or other large cities in the US, but is large enough for us finding adequate cloting (not necessarily in indie boutiques)
And thank you for considering us smart people. Surely my life will be better now that I know thast Cam considers us smart ....
I am going to finish stating that these kind of posts should not be allowed in forums like this one. It is suppossed that they are for serious and average knowledgeable people. And as you can see, we can also speak english down here....
So do us all a favor: stop posting nonsense and insulting a whole country with your comments...
Hmmmmmm I studied in Santiago, and it left me craving style and cool shit. There was like 1 indie boutique in a city of 7 million, and I went and it kind of sucked, but this was August to December 2007. No good coffee either. Pretty rough. It has awesome skiing rather close by however, and I went once. Santiago is good for partying, but Chilean women are heinous looking. It's a delicate balance.
I know for a fact that people in BA are way better looking and the food is better. Chilean food stinks. The chilean accent is OD nuts as well, and you will hear people end all their sentences in weon po cachai. Let that be a warning.
Chileans are smart, though, and I heard that class in Buenos Aires can be a complete joke. Chile has really good outdoorsy escapes. Fuck Pucon, hit up Torres del Paine and weave your way through the back roads of the Lakes Region from bus to bus. There are busses that go everywhere and it's outrageously easy to go to all the remote places if you keep enough small change in your wallet. Don't let the jaded australian back packers and their wining ruin your semester! haha.
I wish I had looked into bespoke stuff while I was their... SHIT.
Also just reread your post... If you're a lit major, then BA has the more baller legacy, unless you really get down with Gabriela Mistral!