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by FrankPintor
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Venezuela crisis
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Re: Venezuela crisis

I’m just checking in from the coast in Vargas state... trying to make sense of what I’ve seen over the past few days. First off, million percent inflation doesn’t really mean anything, the economy is dollarized, and paper money or local sovereign Bolívares are only used to lubricate small transactio...
by FrankPintor
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Ski Season Los Lagos
Replies: 24
Views: 1622

Re: Ski Season Los Lagos

The trip from Puerto Varas to Bariloche vía Peulla is great, I did it years ago, but it takes 2 days or so. Andesmar has buses from Chile to Bariloche, as far as I know there are no international flights to Bariloche though.
by FrankPintor
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Ski Season Los Lagos
Replies: 24
Views: 1622

Re: Ski Season Los Lagos

We went to Cerro Catedral in Bariloche a few weeks back, I know it’s the other side of the border but it was very nice, end of season but lots of snow, very friendly people, and surprisingly cheap. Great scenery too witha the lakes around. You can stay in Cerro Catedral and walk to the lifts in the ...
by FrankPintor
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Argentine peso on the way to above 70
Replies: 49
Views: 5176

Re: Argentine peso on the way to above 70

Hey Frank long time no readin' from you, an Expat there in BA told me, with this devaluation going on pretty soon one to find a great property somewhat underpriced ? So he says wait till next year and buy a property there..What do you think about my friend's advise? I've been quietly enjoying the c...
by FrankPintor
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Argentine peso on the way to above 70
Replies: 49
Views: 5176

Re: Argentine peso on the way to above 70

Well, this is the article about the 140% return (which I understand to mean the apartment is worth 2.4 times as much as it was 10 years ago, and rental income isn't mentioned): "El que compró un departamento hace diez años en Belgrano hoy ganó en dólares un 140%" https://www.clarin.com/arq/inmobilia...
by FrankPintor
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Argentine peso on the way to above 70
Replies: 49
Views: 5176

Re: Argentine peso on the way to above 70

Interesting thread... I'm still in BA, I guess living through the crisis, though it doesn't behave like a city in meltdown, there are still cranes and construction sites everywhere. Things are certainly getting cheaper though, $35 for lunch for 3 at La Clothilde in Reocoleta at the weekend, about th...
by FrankPintor
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 883
Views: 54067

Re: chile's migration crisis

Images of the lines at the chilean consulate in venezuela. https://www.df.cl/noticias/internacional/actualidad-internacional/ahora-en-df-grandes-filas-en-los-consulados-de-chile-en-venezuela/2018-04-16/140537.html Seems like they’re going to process 20 applications per day at the consulate, so unde...
by FrankPintor
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Where can I find all year Sunniest and Warmest area in Chile.
Replies: 51
Views: 3731

Re: Where can I find all year Sunniest and Warmest area in Chile.

>>According to this site the tropical p. Carica does grow in the illoco region. chile flora dot com<< The carica is the small Chilean papaya I mentioned. It is the large tropical papaya which can be eaten raw which is not grown here. Chilean papaya must be cooked. These are the papayas you need to ...
by FrankPintor
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 168
Views: 10797

Re: Housing market situation

I know someone who did that... just not in the exact same order, Gloria ;-)
by FrankPintor
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Where can I find all year Sunniest and Warmest area in Chile.
Replies: 51
Views: 3731

Re: Where can I find all year Sunniest and Warmest area in Chile.

the part of Chile that is sunny and dry and never gets cold is situated in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia or Nicaraugua. Indeed :D I was going to suggest the coast of Ecuador, anywhere between say Playas / Salinas and Montañita / Olon is warm, with coconuts and papayas all year round, fairly practical as ...
by FrankPintor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pope in Chile, 15 - 18th January 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: The Pope in Chile, 15 - 18th January 2018

Yeah... many Argentinians are pissed with the Pope because of many things that have to do politics and sending out the wrong messages... Kind of strange to have a Pope who is so earnestly and openly Marxist. That makes me not like him too much. I don't think he's looking for likes... :wink: Just as...
by FrankPintor
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Homologacion de celulares
Replies: 27
Views: 2006

Re: Homologacion de celulares

For the people asking about other regional blacklist/whitelist efforts, this provides a pretty good summary:

http://tmgtelecom.com/wp-content/upload ... merica.pdf