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by ghibli
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: 2017 election round two: will you vote?
Replies: 115
Views: 1866

Re: 2017 election round two: will you vote?

My - completely nonscientific - experience has been that every one I've talked with will be voting for Pinera. Not so many actually like him, but they definitely don't like the other option. The culture range is from taxi drivers, cleaning ladies, through trade/service people to middle class enginee...
by ghibli
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: today's rant...
Replies: 16
Views: 510

Re: today's rant...

Yes ,chile does continue to amaze... Re the very high heels - yes they are very bad for the health and, IMO, not very comfortable... Re the carabineras - I actually admire them for being turned "impeccable" It makes me think they take pride in their work. Latam girls as well.... (although they can b...
by ghibli
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: New law on keeping pets
Replies: 28
Views: 666

Re: New law on keeping pets

I don't suppose there is much good in mentioning the rights of humans..... Truly, it's not the number or type of pets, it's the behavior of their owners. If any given 20 dogs or cats are well cared for and taught manners - fine! The problem is the trashy people wh get the cute puppy or kitty, don't ...
by ghibli
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Taxation of income for annual visits to Chile
Replies: 29
Views: 665

Re: Taxation of income for annual visits to Chile

Greetings all. I find I am still confused about the chile tax obligation. I have decided after reading through the somewhat imprecise definition of three years that I have reached the mark and would be theoretically obliged for chile tax for calendar 2017. BUT, what exactly is taxable. I live on inc...
by ghibli
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Ceilings in the south
Replies: 18
Views: 766

Re: Ceilings in the south

You can remove the shingles or what have you (techo exterior) put down some 2x3 sleepers w/ insulation in between, add a layer of OSB board and a layer of Tyvek, then replace your shingles or what have you roofing. That way you could keep the cool looking viga and wood ceiling. Not too difficult.
by ghibli
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Buying a new car
Replies: 18
Views: 833

Re: Buying a new car

I bought a new car recently and received an =end of model year= type discount. The price was clearly quoted on the manufacturer's webpage. (I got a Kia) what was helpful is that the dealer paid the cost of the patente (license plate) the TAG (for toll roads) and some other little details. Also of in...
by ghibli
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Connectivity in the Patagonia
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Connectivity in the Patagonia

Interesting comment. Thank you. I did notice while on a boat ride to Puerto Eden that the gov was/is trying to emphasize connectivity with wifi spots and a very cute library. It's one of the things I admire about chile.
by ghibli
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Chile Customer Service
Topic: CorreosChile is the Worst Post Office
Replies: 23
Views: 1360

Re: CorreosChile is the Worst Post Office

Thanks for the thought Gloria. Although it may have been VTR at fault back in June, since at least 1 July the fault is totally with Correos de Chile. BTW, the reason for wanting a boleta fiasco is because I cannot print - and don't want to pay without an exact paper bill. My point to VTR was that if...
by ghibli
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Chile Customer Service
Topic: CorreosChile is the Worst Post Office
Replies: 23
Views: 1360

Re: CorreosChile is the Worst Post Office

RE Correos de Chile. Yes. The Very Worst. A recent - well sort of recent and ongoing - problem. VTR has been sending me boletas fisicas since early June - a dozen in total - via Correos de Chile. One of these finally arrived on 13 October. Amazing but true. VTR says they will be filing a formal recl...
by ghibli
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Forum Update October, 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2665

Re: Forum Update October, 2017

Good morning. Yes, I see the cookies pop up every time I enter the site. BTW, thanks again for providing this forum.
by ghibli
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Professional house hygeine/mold inspector?
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: Professional house hygeine/mold inspector?

I'm going to add to Charles' comments about mold. First, no, there will be no real help from the landlord. Second, if you do have the place cleaned, you will need to have it cleaned again and again. I am currently - temporarily, praise the lord! - living in a rental with mold problems. It is in an a...
by ghibli
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: looking for a builder
Replies: 37
Views: 1584

Re: looking for a builder

Thanks Admin. Another something to keep a watch on. I am supposing that the drafting of a construction agreement must be most carefully done - with both materials and methods specified - and enforced with a delicate balance of tact and pressure - in spanish. Quite a challenge, but, as I say, the hou...