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by lost gringo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: PAY YOUR CAR TAX NOW, or your insurance is void, THE GOVERNMENT SCREWED-UP!!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1824

Re: PAY YOUR CAR TAX NOW, or your insurance is void, THE GOVERNMENT SCREWED-UP!!!!!

Anyone know if they' have or will suspend driver's license renewals? got one coming up soon.
by lost gringo
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 817
Views: 23832

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

The Naviera Austral office workers in Chaiten say that ferries to Chiloe are suspended because the island is now under quarantine. the ferries are stopped for sure but have to trust what they say about the quarantine is true.
by lost gringo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 817
Views: 23832

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

There's always a silver lining: my wife went to Registro Civil today to get her new cédula and there were only 2 people in front of her on the queue. When I last went there to do the same, there were 70+. oh, a that is because among other things, all ID in the country that are expiring have been ex...
by lost gringo
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: International Pet Travel Within Mercosur
Replies: 4
Views: 2834

Re: International Pet Travel Within Mercosur

I’ve taken my dog to Argentina a number of times, not sure about other countries. The last time was probably 5 years ago so the tramite may have changed. First your dog needs to be current in vaccinations with paperwork showing dates and type of immunizations. Second you need a health certificate si...
by lost gringo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 16078

Re: Pesos and Protests

And Transferwise is almost the lowest of the bunch < NO EMAIL > 805. Should have paid my rent yesterday... Before all the manifestations and "peaceful" protests, Transferwise used XE.com for rates. Transferwise is currently using Reuters UK for their exchange rate source as it now says on their web...
by lost gringo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 16078

Re: Pesos and Protests

851 XE.com on the their app now. While their website says 847
WTF
by lost gringo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 16078

Re: Pesos and Protests

Here we go again this morning with dollar exchange rates all over the place. 825 Rueters UK 839 XE.com 823 OANDA 820 Transferwise Afex in Puerto Varas 795 I had to change some dollars to pesos to pay my two workers, so last night around midnight got 829 with Transferwise. Appears a lot of money bein...
by lost gringo
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL

Yes, a Happy Thanksgiving to all...... but, according to the anti everything people, The latest joy killing decree to be issued from the environmental overlords is that Thanksgiving is canceled because your family meal is killing the planet. “According to research done by Carnegie Mellon University,...
by lost gringo
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 16078

Re: Pesos and Protests

My guess is that it appears the Central Bank de Chile sold some usd to bring the rate down below 800. Their previous goal was 750 which didn't last long so I suspect we'll see it bounce around 790-810 depending on much longer the protests go on or how much worse the violence and looting gets or if i...
by lost gringo
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 16078

Re: Pesos and Protests

XE.com $1 usd = 820 clp
Rueters UK $1 usd = 792 clp
Oanda $1 usd = 799 clp
Transferwise $1 usd = 792 clp

So Transferwise is going with the lowest quoted rate. I'm going to check at a casa de cambio and see what they're offering.
by lost gringo
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: Aduana cost for bringing our dogs over
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Aduana cost for bringing our dogs over

We've brought our 30 kilo Labrador as cargo back and forth to the U.S. 4 or 5 times in 10 years on AA and have never been charged anything. Something is definitely not right.
by lost gringo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 45700

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Flew PMC to SCL yesterday afternoon, plane was half full, usually packed.
SCL very calm, everything seemed normal, no protesters, no police or army presence altho there may have been outside the airport entrance. Probably half the number of usual travelers. PDI was practically empty. Pretty surreal.