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by Leeuh3654
Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: living without knowledge of Spanish
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

Re: living without knowledge of Spanish

I would agree that it's very difficult to live here with little or no knowledge of Spanish. And if you are in Santiago I'm sure plenty of people will try to take as much money from you as possible. But if you have some knowledge of Spanish, I have found that people are generally nice and will talk s...
by Leeuh3654
Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: A Gift from Airport Customs
Replies: 19
Views: 3155

When I came to Chile the second time, I had a bag of sour Skittles in my suitcase and they went digging for it, but couldn't find it. So they just waved me on by. The police tend to be nicer here, too. My husband has been stopped for speeding, had a conversation with the cop and been let off. Maybe ...
by Leeuh3654
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: can i bring my chilean husband back to canada with me?
Replies: 15
Views: 4105

I actually have the same question, except in my case I'm going to attempt to bring my Chilean boyfriend (who will be my husband soon) back to the U.S. I'm sure it's 10x harder. I've heard mostly negative stories about people trying to get in to the U.S. I know how the process works, where to start, ...
by Leeuh3654
Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: One Ringy Dingy - Using phones in Chile
Replies: 10
Views: 2513

That helps me a lot, also...everyone keeps telling me to dial 099 and then the 8 digit number, and it's never right. I guess Chileans don't know how their own phones work, so no one should feel bad about having no idea.
by Leeuh3654
Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Tourist Visa
Replies: 8
Views: 5139

My friend let that happen too, and he said that all they made him do was pay a fee. As long as you get it settled now, you won't hit any problems in the airport.
by Leeuh3654
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Dinner in Mendoza
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

I'll try to check that place out in about 90 days when I do my next visa run...did they have any vegetarian options?
by Leeuh3654
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New here!
Replies: 18
Views: 3670

I would kill to study in various foreign countries. But I'm forced to study in the U.S. because of the expense and because my dad says so. Sigh. My only ray of hope is that my major (international studies/relations) will probably require that I study abroad.
by Leeuh3654
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Things to do in Valdivia
Replies: 12
Views: 3986

Excellent, I read about the river cruises and forts but thought they might not be anything special. And we'll be arriving in a car, so we'll def. go looking for those beaches. Thanks for the advice everyone.
by Leeuh3654
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:30 am
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Let's talk about food, shall we?
Replies: 369
Views: 39430

When my Chilean man and I move to the U.S., we're thinking about making some empanadas and selling them to neighbors/family to see what they think. I think it is really strange that the U.S. hasn't caught on to them yet, when even the McDonalds here sell them.
by Leeuh3654
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Things to do in Valdivia
Replies: 12
Views: 3986

Things to do in Valdivia

I'm headed down there at the end of this month, so I'm wondering if anyone has done anything down there that's interesting, and doesn't usually show up in guidebooks, travel websites, etc. I keep reading that it's the most beautiful city in Chile, but I'm not finding many activities. Also, what is i...
by Leeuh3654
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Let's talk about food, shall we?
Replies: 369
Views: 39430

You're right about the expensive waxy tomatoes...:( I've been making peanut butter cookies with Hershey's kisses in the middle, and Chileans are AMAZED by them. Apparently peanut butter isn't that common here. Or homemade cookies, for that matter. Maybe it's just the family I'm staying with, but the...
by Leeuh3654
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New here!
Replies: 18
Views: 3670

Have you given any thought to matriculating at a Chilean university? I'd love to, but my parents weren't supportive of my temporary move to Chile and my dad said he would never pay for an education university here. He has the idea that everything that is Latin American is crap :roll: I would plan f...