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by Donnybrook
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Model Railroad clubs or displays in La Serena/Coquimbo?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Model Railroad clubs or displays in La Serena/Coquimbo?

Not the same thing but there is an open air railway museum in the Quinta Normal park in Santiago which kids usually love.
by Donnybrook
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 254
Views: 15194

Re: Housing market situation

PXYC wrote: 'I'm good with what I have, I will not risk it, I am bidding tops 150 palos appartment." Very wise.When we were looking we had a very large sum for downpayment and were told we were crazy for not looking at bigger, more expensive properties. No, thanks. I don't know what prices are doing...
by Donnybrook
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: New rules for Latam.
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: New rules for Latam.

I just consider paying for my seat at time of booking part of the total cost. On long haul I like to use premium economy and there are a lot fewer seats than in economy. Others prefer to take their chances at online check in.
by Donnybrook
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: New rules for Latam.
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: New rules for Latam.

LAN used to be great in the air and very poor on the ground. Now they have taken a more balanced approach. Mediocre in the air and mediocre on the ground.
by Donnybrook
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: New rules for Latam.
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: New rules for Latam.

Gloria, if that is the only problem you have with LATAM count yourself lucky.
by Donnybrook
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Worth Getting Citizenship?
Replies: 36
Views: 988

Re: Worth Getting Citizenship?

I renewed mine late in December for an expiry the first days of February. You can now, theoretically, get an appointment for the PDI letter step in Santiago but you have to watch the website for appointments with the concentration usually demanded of playing Whack-a-Mole. Appointments are also avail...
by Donnybrook
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: HELP!!! identify this snake
Replies: 22
Views: 365

Re: HELP!!! identify this snake

St Patrick's Day on Sunday. Just saying.
by Donnybrook
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Sugary food in chile
Replies: 49
Views: 918

Re: Sugary food in chile

I guess the "way mustard should taste" depends on what you are familiar with - and you can, as you say, get the one you like.. Some would prefer Coleman's. The Financial Times wasn't really writing about specific food but the labelling. Although I originally mocked those black labels, I now find the...
by Donnybrook
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Worth Getting Citizenship?
Replies: 36
Views: 988

Re: Worth Getting Citizenship?

Does anyone know if having three passports from three different countries is possible or even legally permitted? I have two others now, don't really need the Chileno passport which would be the third but Chile is my principal country of residence now. I'm concerned, as others here have pointed out,...
by Donnybrook
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 47
Views: 5074

Re: Daylight Saving Time

I guess I have a smart meter. They changed out the old one about a year ago. Now it is read remotely. I liked the guy who read the meter every month and we formally shook hands and wished each other well at the last reading he did. I didn't pay anything for it but I suppose we will all pay for them ...
by Donnybrook
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 47
Views: 5074

Re: Daylight Saving Time

It does make a difference if you talk to family members who live in another time zone. Sometimes it is 5 hours difference, sometimes 4 when their clocks change and then the much looked forward to 3 hours when our clocks change. It is the difference between staying up past the time you want to go to ...
by Donnybrook
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Chile Customer Service
Topic: Correos Chile is horrible!
Replies: 23
Views: 421

Re: Correos Chile is horrible!

I don't order things from abroad so no personal experience. I do post things TO other countries and it has always worked perfectly with Correos. But ordering things from abroad can involve customs and you have to know how things work, when you are going to have to pay duty and how much, what isn't a...