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by helibel
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 263
Views: 18615

Re: Pesos and Protests

Thursday we exchanged several hundred dollars at the bank in Futrono for 817 pesos to the dollar. XE was showing 829 so 12 pesos different.
by helibel
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: ACTIVE CRISIS ZONES
Replies: 117
Views: 9528

Re: ACTIVE CRISIS ZONES

One of your best posts ever. I just read it to my husband ho can hardly speak a sentence, at lest to me without the F bomb. He loved it
by helibel
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL

I have spent the last dozen or so Thanksgivings here in southern Chile and have some funny stories trying to recreate Thanksgiving for visiting friends or family. The best was waiting for my whole Turkey to arrive by bus from a turkey farm in Reuben. He was a day late, at 1 pm on Thursday and arrive...
by helibel
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: How will the protests affect our trip?
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: How will the protests affect our trip?

Thanks
A bit nerve racking wondering if we will get south with out issues.
by helibel
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: How will the protests affect our trip?
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: How will the protests affect our trip?

Hmm! We fly out to Chile in a couple of days. We have decided to skip Santiago completely on the way down and booked a domestic flight to Valdivia, rent a car there and stay pretty close to home. How likely are we to have problems at the airport? flight delays? LOL there is very little seafood in Fu...
by helibel
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: How will the protests affect our trip?
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: How will the protests affect our trip?

An alternative plan is to fly on to Valdivia that same morning we arrive and rent a car there. We would skip the family visit in lo Barnechea and any hotel/Airbnb stay on arrival. We could see how things develop and decide when we are in Chile about visiting them on our way out . We haven’t bought i...
by helibel
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: How will the protests affect our trip?
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: How will the protests affect our trip?

We have a house in the south , so no extra extra expense if we cancel and our flights are insured. I think we will be fine if we can get to Lago Ranco fairly efficiently. My husband is in total Denial that this will effect our plans. I am more concerned about getting gas and protests at toll booths ...
by helibel
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: How will the protests affect our trip?
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

How will the protests affect our trip?

We are scheduled to arrive at SCL in about 2 weeks. I just wrote the following email to the gentleman who rents us a car every year. I would appreciate any input. I am sorry we have not answered sooner. We are trying to understand how the protests in Chile will affect our trip. We arrive at about 5 ...
by helibel
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: would we be nuts to bring my 2 yorkies on vacation with us?
Replies: 18
Views: 4575

would we be nuts to bring my 2 yorkies on vacation with us?

For those who do not know me, I am no longer a frequent poster here, we have a vacation home in Llifen on lago Ranco. Our trips to Chile are often limited to 2-3 weeks because of our dogs, we miss them terribly (and we pay a lot of money for dog sitting $30 a day LOL) I have read some of threads on ...
by helibel
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Memorial Tribute for Greg Lansen
Replies: 41
Views: 26951

Re: Memorial Tribute for Greg Lansen

I am one of those who only check in now and then these days. I can't tell you Vicki how many times I said " I have friend in Futa, well we haven't actually met but I have a friend" I sat all those nights needing to read how you were in the midst of the Chaiten eruption. I miss you my friend and I am...
by helibel
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: 8.4 earthquake, tsunami evacuation (official thread)
Replies: 225
Views: 22313

Re: 8.4 earthquake, tsunami evacuation (official thread)

We were born near La Serena and my sister pointed out last night there was probably a good reason the old town was built so far from the sea.
by helibel
Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: 8.4 earthquake, tsunami evacuation (official thread)
Replies: 225
Views: 22313

Re: 8.4 earthquake, tsunami evacuation (official thread)

It is pretty hard to find any information at all!