Joined: 04 Jun 2010
Location: Buenos Aires
|Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:23 pm Post subject: Up and Coming Cities in South America
|Here is a list of some great new places to explore, please respond and add your personal picks.
As one who loves architectural contrast, Bogotá provides just that; A city of modern highrise buildings next to well-preserved colonial churches. The stunning dichotomy, added to the fact that Bogotá is nestled high up in the Andes mountain range makes it a wonderful city to visit. With many of Colombia’s top universities, it’s a lively city, yet still with strong cultural roots. To top it off this urban melting pot mixes influences of the Spanish, English and Indian, making it one of South America’s most dynamic cities.
Quito is rarely on the travelers list for must-visit cities in South America, yet this rising city won’t be overlooked for long. As with Bogotá, Quito is a metropolitan melting pot of the modern and the colonial. With delicious native cuisine and gorgeous architecture, the culture of Quito will grab you and hold you captivated.
Mexico City, Mexico
Sometimes referred to as the “Manhattan of Latin America”, this edgy city really has it going on when it comes to gastronomy and nightlife. Being one of the worlds largest and most populated cities probably aided in its growth towards a must-see Latin American city. In addition to the beautiful architecture in the city, Mexico City is the perfect gateway to the stunningly captivating ruins sprinkled across Mexico.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
While beaches in Brazil are the most noted landscape attribute, it won’t be long before more people realize what they are missing by not stopping in Sao Paulo. It’s the epicenter for Brazils economy, and therefore always buzzing with industry. Yet this does not mean there is any lack of fun to be had. As they are called, “Paulistanos” know how to work hard and play hard. There is no shortage of seriously top quality restaurants, bars and nightclubs that are packed to the brim with notoriously gorgeous Brazilians.
The cosmopolitan grace of Santiago is balanced with its many tree-lined streets and parks. Like its neighbor to the east, Buenos Aires, this metropolis is all at once a financial, cultural and political center for Chile. With distinctive neighborhoods and a budding food and hospitality scene, Santiago is not only a wonderful place to visit, but its an excellent jumping off point for excursions to nearby ski resorts and beaches as well as longer journeys all over Chile’s beautiful and vast terrane. While still trying to get back on it’s feet after the recent earthquake, Santiago should not be overlooked, as it will bounce back resiliently.
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