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by ghibli
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas
Replies: 27
Views: 2251

Re: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas

Air pollution from burning wet and/or trash wood is definitely one of my pet peeves - and YES the "rich" people are as ignorant/selfish/lazy as the poor. There seems to be a sector of chileno society which absolutely does not and will not think logically or show any respect for any one. This is not ...
by ghibli
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: MOVING TO CHILE
Replies: 136
Views: 42340

Re: MOVING TO CHILE

to Gloria: Thanks for the chuckles. I mean it. To Parkside. Extranjeros.gob is very handy. A useful thing would be an international drivers license, which might help with the vexing problem of obtaining a chile driving license, if you get that far. You can get that easily in your home country and no...
by ghibli
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Bringing kitty to Chile from United States
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Bringing kitty to Chile from United States

It's been a few years, so there may be changes, but I brought my kitties here. The airline was Delta which allows one pet per person in a soft pack which goes under the seat. My kitties were in North Carolina. The state agriculture department had the forms which my vet filled in. My vet had the auth...
by ghibli
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Buying Gold/Silver Coins
Replies: 39
Views: 703

Re: Buying Gold/Silver Coins

The problem with buying/selling gold or silver coins in chile - in addition to IVA - is that's there's essentially no market. Most dealers will only buy
chilean pesos so coins from other countries are almost unsellable. For the desperate-to-sell, premiums can run 30-40% or more.
by ghibli
Thu May 30, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Dentist
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Dentist

Try Dr. Castro at clinica versalles - the office in el Golf. Versalles 3036. 22337223. Competent dentist and a very nice man. He did a truly painless root canal for me. Not cheap, but no dentist is cheap. You may be able to "negotiate" a bit.
by ghibli
Sun May 19, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Chile: second run
Replies: 76
Views: 2153

Re: Chile: second run

Hmmmmm. Well. Another question to you 41southchile: How are you having your books shipped? I've been using Fedex economy - going to Santiago. As I said, for years that was no problem. It has only been the last 3 months or so that it has been really horrible. I wonder if Fedex is part of the problem....
by ghibli
Sat May 18, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Chile: second run
Replies: 76
Views: 2153

Re: Chile: second run

to 41southchile - how are you getting by without paying duty??? I have been buying second hand books for years for just a few bucks and having them shipped here. Used to be that less than $30 paid no duty - but this year I've been getting dinged by customs every time. For example, on a $6 book I pai...
by ghibli
Thu May 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Guide to validating education for a driving license
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: Guide to validating education for a driving license

Spacecat gives a really complete accurate description of the process as I encountered it. Yes, I did study for a couple months - the maths are different from what I was taught, but in the end, the most complicated part was getting signed up for the exam. Regarding the history of chile - it seems to ...
by ghibli
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Getting a Chilean Driving License
Replies: 48
Views: 3813

Re: Getting a Chilean Driving License

Julito - do that practice exam two or three times and you should be fine. You can take the exam in english. It is multiple choice. Many of the questions include photos of streets with vehicles and what have you. You are to state what is the correct behavior. Just take your time and make sure you und...
by ghibli
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Argentina Economy, Election, and possible default?
Replies: 32
Views: 1126

Re: Argentina Economy, Election, and possible default?

Next up: Ecuador. Who's next? Peru maybe? They haven't been screwed lately. Those vultures are always hungry.
by ghibli
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: How can i check if i can leave chile or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Re: How can i check if i can leave chile or not?

I would definitely agree with Gloria. Check in person with the PDI. It sounds like you have the temporary visa which is good for one year and allows a certain number of days out side of chile, which on the face of it would allow you to leave. BUT better to be safe than sorry. If you get to the airpo...
by ghibli
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: If you have a caretaker, GET THEM UNDER CONTRACT!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: If you have a caretaker, GET THEM UNDER CONTRACT!!!!

Re passive agressive. Admin you got that right! And it never does get better. Only worse. You do not (NOT) accumulate good will or loyalty by being kind/tolerant of, for example, lateness or my kid needs to go to the doctor can I leave early. You do NOT accumulate good will by paying endless "ferria...