The city appears to be very clean, at least in the area that we were in, they have lane lines on the streets, and people sort of stay in them, which is more than I can say for Argentina :-), and the food is way more varied than we were getting in Argentina, and it is delicious so far!
I think both countries are really cool, and the driving situation was actually quite amusing in Argentina, but it's cool to have something that I am more used to for a few days. Also, this is all based on us wandering like 6 square blocks so far, so take it with a grain of salt. But just wanted to say that first impressions are great, the hotel is wonderful (Radisson), and the people are fantastic so far. Also, we are on the 16th floor of our hotel and can see the city stretch out at night and it is huuuuuge.
Tomorrow we do a hop on, hop off bus tour of the city so I will have a better impression of reality, and hopefully pictures to share! I do wish that we had not lost of of the three days that we had allotted for Santiago due to weather, but I guess that means that we will have to come back!