I reckon according to your required criteria Buenos Aires beats Santiago hands down in every department apart natural beauty. In Santiago you are never more than two hours from the beach (Vina del Mar) or one hour from the great outdoors (Cajon del Maipo) or the ski resorts 3000 metres up the Andes. As for the rest, restaurants and shops are everywhere in Buenos Aires, whereas Santiago is not a walkable city. Shopping is confined to big malls. The architecture in Santiago in non existent, many of the old colonial buildings and houses have been torn down and in its place nondescript apartment towers and buildings have been put up. As for beautiful women, in Chile I had to look at my wife ;-) or watch television to see one. Here in Buenos Aires they are aplenty (not that I'm looking, mind)."lovetotravel" said:I am single mid thirties no kids. Most likely I would be there for couple years not long term. I have a business in the US that I can operate from overseas. I am looking for adventure. For me adventure means a city where I can walk to lots of great restaurants and shops, beautiful architecture, natural beauty and of course beautiful women. I speak Spanish reasonably well.
So pedroC why do you prefer BA to Santiago? How would you compare the two
The reason I left Chile is that I found class ism rife, people cold and snobbish. Buenos Aires is alive and Santiago is dead.
Its hard to recognize all the above as I'm Chilean born, but it's the truth.