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by jehturner
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR and NEW DECADE!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR and NEW DECADE!!!!

Happy New Year (and Christmas)!
by jehturner
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Re: appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID

You want an appointment in La Serena, otherwise it can take hours (at least it did before the appointments). I've found that if you get there at the scheduled time, they call you within about 10 minutes, but you have to keep an eye on the board or you can miss your slot...
by jehturner
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: Pesos and Protests
Replies: 257
Views: 11514

Re: Pesos and Protests

XE.com has USD-CLP =820.6 OANDA has USD= 779.3 https://www1.oanda.com/currency/converter/ Rueters UK has USD-CLP= 774.3 https://uk.reuters.com/quote/USDCLP Quite a spread 774 to 820. Who do you believe? Transferwise.com is now using Rueters quote where before today they were using XE.com quote. I n...
by jehturner
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2570
Views: 40993

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:55 pm
Did something important just happen? I'm hearing a lot of horn honking, like they're celebrating something.
I think that would have been the funeral of the boy that was shot.
by jehturner
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Chile Forum is 13 YEARS OLD!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1294

Re: Chile Forum is 13 YEARS OLD!!!

Good job. I see it took me a couple of years to find it; I think I was looking up Chilean plumbing parts at the time while on holiday in the UK and somehow stumbled on it via Google.
by jehturner
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 195
Views: 10932

Re: Climate changing in Chile

People rarely seem to acknowledge overpopulation as one of the main roots of this problem (along with other things like waste). People have evolved to eat meat etc., but we don't need to grow to 10 billion of them making living standards miserable for everybody... (PS. That's my 2c; might not be aro...
by jehturner
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Homebrewers
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Homebrewers

I used to brew a bit before we had the kids. Got reasonably good at partial grain, producing some nice IPAs etc. Might get around to it again at some point, but there is a constant deluge of things to do & worry about...

It's also true that we have a relatively decent local brewery now.
by jehturner
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: corredors and boilerplate leases
Replies: 18
Views: 1447

Re: corredors and boilerplate leases

The corredora works more for the landlord, but it's not completely one-sided. Prospective tenants (who can go elsewhere) come through and ask them to find a suitable property (sometimes via contacts) and their initial fee is nominally split 50/50 in my experience, so both parties are their customers...
by jehturner
Wed May 08, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile
Replies: 100
Views: 23189

Re: Investing in International Stock Markets from Chile

It seemed like Internaxx had started accepting applications from Chilean residents again, last time I looked into it.
by jehturner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: The Chile Eclipses Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 7716

Re: The Chile Eclipses Thread

Yes, the best odds of seeing it would probably be a fast boat with an extra can of diesel (or whatever you put in them). Otherwise it's 50/50, as Britkid says. I don't think the "bring your car an be prepared to drive around" thing is at all realistic. Not only do you need a line of sight almost to ...
by jehturner
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Snacking in supermarkets.
Replies: 13
Views: 912

Re: Snacking in supermarkets.

Anyway, the whole eating produce whilst shopping happens all the time in the U.K. and like you say sometimes people maybe pay, sometimes they probably do not. I thought this happened everywhere in the world to be honest!! Huh, I don't remember seeing that when I lived there! Things change though. I...
by jehturner
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Snacking in supermarkets.
Replies: 13
Views: 912

Re: Snacking in supermarkets.

Yes, it was a bit of an eye opener to see people walking around blatantly munching "free stuff" like bread when we first arrived. We've let the children open their drinks now and then though, to shut them up, and no-one bats an eyelid when putting the empty boxes through the checkout... The crisps t...