My trip to Santiago was 26 hours door to door which is long but went hassle free. From Santiago airport I came straight to Sid’s flat. Sid is a really cool guy that I met in Mendozza when I was there in January. He has been indespensible in making my transition easy and less daunting. Im currently crashing on his sofa in his flat based in the Providencia district. It is a really central, peaceful, green and safe area. Today I started searching for my own flat. The property is not as
dynamic as in London, but like most capitals in the world there is enough out there. Its now time to find mi casa! 🙂
Almost everything in this country is in Spanish which makes things difficult for people like me that harldy speak Spanish. Google Chrome has been really handy in this regard. Chrome’s site translation feature is awesome. It can be set to automatically translate a site from its original language to English (or other languages). Looking through Compartodepto (a flatshare listing site) has been much easier as I didn’t need to stumble through the Spanish ads.
Flats in Santiago are a lot cheaper than in London however its more expensive than in Budapest. I expect to pay between CLP 180,000 (£234) and CLP 200,000 (£260) with all bills included. This is the average price for flats with 2-4 bedrooms in Providencia.
I hope to have a place by 1 October. Till then I will be couch surfing with Sid. Thanks buddy! 🙂
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