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by katml412
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Just curious

It took about 15 months from when we applied till we got permanent residency. Just keep checking with extranjeria, they didn’t call us when ours was ready, we had to go in and find out.
by katml412
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: finding a safe quite parcela with my Chilean girlfriend
Replies: 69
Views: 6373

Re: finding a safe quite parcela with my Chilean girlfriend

Space Cat wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:41 am
AnciaVagar wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Which towns would you say are problematic? I just want to know in order to help plan long-term visits. Thanks.
La Unión and Mariquina are often the sources of bad news in the region.
Rio Bueno as well. The mayor there was recently beat up by a couple Mapuche.
by katml412
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Clocks Change Reminder
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Re: Clocks Change Reminder

Britkid wrote:My computer and phone totally on the ball. Just looked at it was 11.59. Looked 2 minutes later and both at 1.01. Hm. probably should go to bed now.
Apple devices? We have iPhones and a MacBook Pro, and they all changed at that time as well.
by katml412
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: toll roads
Replies: 45
Views: 6708

Re: toll roads

Welcome to Chile! :lol:
by katml412
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Just Water
Replies: 42
Views: 4372

Re: Just Water

Dude, get a good filter, all those plastic bottles and where they end up suck. "Purificada" is probably tap water run through the cheapest carbon filter available. We really like our Berkey! We do have to clean the filters pretty frequently (but that just shows how nasty the water is before filteri...
by katml412
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Reverse culture shock question/discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4182

Re: Reverse culture shock question/discussion

I do think it is possible to be reasonably healthy on a sugar based diet, such as a vegetarian, that only eats whole food fruits, vegetables, starch, but then it is important to mostly avoid fat in general. I also am a bit of a subscriber to the blood type diet...I think A and to some extent B type...
by katml412
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Reverse culture shock question/discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4182

Re: Reverse culture shock question/discussion

Some like in the US would think that means that one can receive all one's calories as carbs, sugar and processed and fast foods as it is just about calories and nothing more. Gary Taubes has written several excellent books about exactly this phenomenon. His book Good Calories, Bad Calories also in ...
by katml412
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Reverse culture shock question/discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4182

Re: Reverse culture shock question/discussion

December 6, 2013 A healthy diet costs $2,000 a year more than an unhealthy one for average family of four: Harvard study Researchers went on to suggest that the industrial processes behind “inexpensive, high volume” commodities, and the food policies that have led to the creation of “a complex netw...
by katml412
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Reverse culture shock question/discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4182

Re: Reverse culture shock question/discussion

On the physical activity note: Chile, most constantly walking to get somewhere even have to walk and use stairs to get to public transport or whatever. I did not walk outside the house at all in my recent visit till we got to a tourist or store destination though I did get a decent workout under th...
by katml412
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Reverse culture shock question/discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4182

Re: Reverse culture shock question/discussion

When I think of visiting the states, the lack of opportunity to walk everywhere does bother me. Here in Valdivia, even if you own a car, it's still more cost effective to take a collectivo or bus to get to downtown and walk around, rather than pay for downtown parking. Also, it's cheaper to buy vege...
by katml412
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Reverse culture shock question/discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4182

Re: Reverse culture shock question/discussion

Yeah, the same thing is happening here. It's interesting to see which "big food" brands are all over the world. I roll my eyes at the health claims on cereals and yogurts here. I'm thinking the average Chilean doesn't actually read labels, and believes the health claims. It feels similar to the ment...
by katml412
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Reverse culture shock question/discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4182

Re: Reverse culture shock question/discussion

Processed sugar in all of its forms is addictive. But it's an easy one to quit, if you completely stop eating all forms of it. It might take a couple days, but you'll stop caring about it. You just need to be careful, because it's called so many different things. And once you eat a little, you'll w...