I have spent the last 6 months in Budapest, Hungary and am looking for a change. I flew through Santiago last year en route to Buenos Aires and for on reason or another, I've always had a strong urge to return.
My concern is I do not speak a word of Spanish. I'd like to learn and figure the best way to do so is to immerse myself into the culture, however I'd like to be sure I will not have trouble pointing at things in the restaurants or navigating public transit. Has anyone had a similar experience/background that can offer some insight?