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by rositakhan
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Problematic Quiltros in the Neighborhood
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

Re: Problematic Quiltros in the Neighborhood

Hey there, Tough situation you are in, I am also a friend to quiltros, but haven't had that kind of trouble with them. One in Valparaiso did actually accompany us the entire day, which was surprising and disconcerting. When I used to go out to jog in Concepcion, I had to carry a big stick to ward of...
by rositakhan
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Cultural differences between Chile and your country
Replies: 9
Views: 1743

Re: Cultural differences between Chile and your country

Yes I agree they are mostly old wives tales passed down, as are most customs in any country, some established because of ancient wisdom that now have basis in scientific fact, and others that turned out to be incorrect, but still continue :) As for the "reality checks", "generally" doesn't apply to ...
by rositakhan
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Cultural differences between Chile and your country
Replies: 9
Views: 1743

Re: Cultural differences between Chile and your country

To be respectful, I keep my shoes on as a guest in friends' homes here, however in Canada we are a strictly shoes off culture. Kids in elementary school even have "inside shoes" and "outside shoes" to keep the classrooms clean. Shoes off in the house is one of the easiest ways to keep your place fre...
by rositakhan
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: 10 cultural habits Chile should export
Replies: 16
Views: 2214

Re: 10 cultural habits Chile should export

Aha! Yes, breakfast is a full-service affair in our office. The kitchen is full of folks mashing avocado, preparing French-press coffees, and slicing bread which they then take to their desks. I can't say I mind too much, I feel that with the excess of work hours that are required by law here, you m...
by rositakhan
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: 10 cultural habits Chile should export
Replies: 16
Views: 2214

Re: 10 cultural habits Chile should export

The giant lunch is cool, but it makes you sleepy when you get back to the office! The avocado on hot-dogs is a winner too, important to note that it is not guacamole! The relaxed child rearing is a favour to everyone, we could all use a chance to refrain from such judgyness! Other Chile exports: I l...
by rositakhan
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: An introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: An introduction

When you rent the place check if the central heating is opt in or the building manager turns it on during certain hours of the day. Our first apartment had slab heating operated on a fixed schedule, it was awesome and they averaged the cost across the whole year so it was too costly. Now we have ce...
by rositakhan
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: An introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: An introduction

Hey Dan (and David), Welcome to Chile, I hope you settle in well - your cats must still be in shock! This is a very chilly time of the year, if I could make a recommendation - whichever neighbourhood you decide on, look for an apartment building that has central heating (i.e. radiators). I arrived i...
by rositakhan
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Big delays with issuing RUT card?
Replies: 25
Views: 2636

Re: Big delays with issuing RUT card?

Hey there, Have you been verifying on the website instead of going into the Civil Registry office each week? Inicio -> Estado de Solicitud -> Cedula de Identidad -> Your RUT + Cedula de Identidad a Extranjeros . Firstly, that may save you a lot of wasted time. Secondly, I worked and was paid in Chil...
by rositakhan
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Expats in Concepcion, Chile
Replies: 35
Views: 7095

Re: Expats in Concepcion, Chile

Dear Jilly, Concepcion was my landing pad in Chile as my in-laws live there, and we stayed with them for the first few months off and on. I will give you a short list of pros and cons from my perspective: PROS: -big city amenities -mild coastal climate -relatively low pollution (except the winter wo...
by rositakhan
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: tourist card
Replies: 38
Views: 4481

Re: tourist card

The PDI is definitely the place to go get a copy. If you'd rather waste gas money than wait in line, you can alternatively go to the Santiago Airport and ask for one from the PDI there (especially since it was their staff that mistakenly took yours in the first place). However, I also echo the "WTF ...
by rositakhan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Pregnant WITH Health Insurance in Chile
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: Pregnant WITH Health Insurance in Chile

Congrats on getting coverage with Fonasa, that must be a big relief! Now you can relax somewhat regarding the redtape and worry about what's truly important, your new arrival :)

Best wishes for the delivery.
by rositakhan
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Declining organ donation status no longer free
Replies: 19
Views: 1751

Re: Declining organ donation status no longer free

Excellent, assuming donor status unless one opts out is a great policy.

Also, very fair to link non-donor status to priority on the organ-need list.