|Bit of a culture shock this one. Was pretty much like being transported back to a newer, cleaner London! This place is stunning! You have all the features of a major modern city, with the added benefit of the Ande´s just 45 minutes away!! It makes for an impressive backdrop I can tell you. It´s not often you look up at a skyscraper, only to find there is a mountain 10 times the size directly behind it. We stayed in a wicked hostel downtown, but was really only a fleeting visit as we were headed to another favourite city of ours, Buenos Aires, Argentina............agian!!!