Unfortunately, currently, the smog in the city is so bad that we literally couldn’t see the mountains at all. The students were still very impressed by the view of the city, but I wished they could see the mountains.
Below are pictures from both last year and this year to demonstrate the difference. It is not that the pollution is that much worse this year; rather, it has not rained in a long time this year, so the pollution is more present at the moment.
I would like to end this post on a positive note in stating that in spite of the pollution, I still find Santiago to be an absolutely beautiful city! Every day, I am thankful to be here!