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    I've been there with my family years ago .. and was great. Excelent places to enjoy.

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    i agree that santiago can be more interesting than some travelers say, but it can often be unpleasant and unhealthy depending on the air quality while visiting. since the city is in a valley, air pollution concentrates in the city and supposedly is one of cities with the worst air quality in latin america. last year they had multiple air quality emergencies and had to restrict the circulation of automobiles. since the worst months for air quality are supposedly from march to september, it would be wise to visit between october and february if you want to reduce the probability of suffering an air quality emergency. here´s a link to newspaper article from last year:
    http://www.elpais.com/articulo/inter...lpepuint_3/Tes

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    Yeah, I suppose an unfortunate consequence of having the Andes as a backdrop is that the polluted air really has nowhere to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killiand
    i agree that santiago can be more interesting than some travelers say, but it can often be unpleasant and unhealthy depending on the air quality while visiting. since the city is in a valley, air pollution concentrates in the city and supposedly is one of cities with the worst air quality in latin america. last year they had multiple air quality emergencies and had to restrict the circulation of automobiles. since the worst months for air quality are supposedly from march to september, it would be wise to visit between october and february if you want to reduce the probability of suffering an air quality emergency. here´s a link to newspaper article from last year:
    http://www.elpais.com/articulo/inter...lpepuint_3/Tes
    They say the same about Mexico City

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecuanime
    They say the same about Mexico City
    That's true, I had always heard that the smog in Mexico City was unbearable to the point where you can't breathe, but when I went a few years ago it wasn't as bad as people made it out to be. If you go into the mountains surrounding the city, you can definitely see it, but it wasn't quite as pronounced as I had expected.

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    I've been there while ago, and didn't like it. It was really polluted and the city itself is not that nice...

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    I was told the ruins are aweeeesome!!

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