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by tiagoabner
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Chile's Believe It or Not!!
Topic: CHILENISMOS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS
Replies: 72
Views: 26906

Re: CHILENISMOS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS

rust wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:32 pm
Pun is a lot more common than you think! Almost every Condorito book has "TOME PIN, HAGA PUN!"
Curiously, pun also means fart in Brazilian Portuguese.
by tiagoabner
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Transferring money
Replies: 83
Views: 8752

Re: Transferring money

You can also turn on two-step verification, so anyone trying to access it from a PC you haven't verified would need to also have your phone in hand.

The limit used to be $2900 per month while I was in Chile, but it seems it was increased. It still shows as $2900 in their FAQ, though.
by tiagoabner
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Transferring money
Replies: 83
Views: 8752

Re: Transferring money

Transferwise has an official page with their CLP transfer policies, which you can access here. They are not FSCS insured, as can be checked here, although that should only be an issue in case Barclays crashes.
by tiagoabner
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 771
Views: 41362

Re: chile's migration crisis

I could see lanuage making brazil a second choice for venezuelans, but portugies is not all that diffrent from spanish. I was there and in three days and was able to read the local news, watch local shows, get cab, order dinner, etc. Never had portugies lesson in my life. It is at least easier than...
by tiagoabner
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 771
Views: 41362

Re: chile's migration crisis

I could see lanuage making brazil a second choice for venezuelans, but portugies is not all that diffrent from spanish. I was there and in three days and was able to read the local news, watch local shows, get cab, order dinner, etc. Never had portugies lesson in my life. It is at least easier than...
by tiagoabner
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 771
Views: 41362

Re: chile's migration crisis

(...) 850,000 in colombia. Brazil is probably similar to colombia or even more. (...) There are currently about 85000 Venezuelans living in Brazil, with 12000 having moved before the current immigration crisis. Although I like to bash on how full of bureaucracy and inneficiency the Brazilian govern...
by tiagoabner
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Temporary visa for financiers question
Replies: 37
Views: 1618

Re: Temporary visa for financiers question

I'm also not saying that's not true. I just happen to haven't ever searched for sources in English about immigration to Portugal due to having access to lots of content in Portuguese. Maybe that's an Eastern European thing, I'm not sure. Did these posts reflect the recent changes in Portuguese immi...
by tiagoabner
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Life Insurance
Replies: 30
Views: 2449

Re: Life Insurance

To give you a scope of how bad these numbers are, that's a roughly USD $210000 policy with a $840 annual premium. Meanwhile, I'm 30 y/o and the insurance company I have a policy with would charge me $340 per year for that policy. And that's for an expat-tailored, premium policy from an A+ rated comp...
by tiagoabner
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Life Insurance
Replies: 30
Views: 2449

Re: Life Insurance

I'm not in Chile any longer, but I'll get the contact for the guys I know in there to check this out. Unless you smoke, the price seems way higher than I expected. What's your current age? I can use that to run a more accurate guesstimative through the backend of a couple of insurance companies. My ...
by tiagoabner
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Looking for a place to rent Valpo/Viña/Quilpué/Villa Alemana/Limache
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Looking for a place to rent Valpo/Viña/Quilpué/Villa Alemana/Limache

I have never seen an electric shower in Chile (in Brazil yes, not here). Ah, electric showers. The only ones I saw in Chile were in a Brazilian couple's house. They bought the damn things from Brazil because they were "missing that tingling sensation when they took their showers". :D Unless you spe...
by tiagoabner
Mon May 14, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Moving soon to Chile - what foods can be brought
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Moving soon to Chile - what foods can be brought

Small, "reasonable for personal" consumption is usually allowed in your personal luggage for vacuum sealed products, specially if there are no seeds, fruits or non-processed milk and meat involved. It can be tricky to get it through on a container, though. Fun fact: my wife once traveled to Chile wi...
by tiagoabner
Mon May 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Posting Laptop to Chile
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Posting Laptop to Chile

Get it sent through DHL or FedEx if it's time sensitive, you don't want an expensive laptop to be handled by Correos de Chile. They have their own customs agents and they handle customs clearance on your behalf. Customs taxes plus IVA are on you, and the shipping companies can and will charge extras...