I was three days in Chile, and visited Santiago, Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. I really loved what I managed to see of this country, and have decided to go back there later.
I had a short stop of only one day in São Paulo, and spent most of the time walking around in this city of 20 million inhabitants.
A two hours bus ride from Santiago, Valparaíso is situated on the Pacific coast. While the President and most other governmental functions are located in Santiago, Valparaíso is the seat of the Chilean Congress.
Viña del Mar
Viña del Mar is only ten kilometers north of Valparaíso, and this city is most famous for its beaches. This is a modern city with many hotels, and many tourists from both Chile and the neighbouring countries.