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by Donnybrook
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 937
Views: 6773

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

It is all kicking off again in Plaza Italia in Santiago. This definitely has the sniff of co-ordination. First they massed in Bellavista and then crossed the bridge. Nothing spontaneous about it.
by Donnybrook
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 937
Views: 6773

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

All supermarkets in Santiago closed today apparently. The atmosphere is more like post 2010 earthquake than a protest. So much damage to public transport. Very few buses today. That will hit the people who use it to get to work. A lot of things can't open because the workers can't get there. A frien...
by Donnybrook
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 937
Views: 6773

Re: Desmanes

The access gate to Los Dominicos station was half closed at 11 am which told me something was up. Returning after lunch there was a group of riot police inside Los Leones station (escalators were turned off). So I missed it either end.
by Donnybrook
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: No single person food service businesses?
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: No single person food service businesses?

There is also the issue of amateur cooks who offer prepared food for sale on closed Facebook groups. It is usually "ethnic" food: Indian iranian etc. Often food not covered by the local restaurants and which appeals to foreigners accustomed to a wider range of types of food. None of them have any of...
by Donnybrook
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Health Insurance -
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Health Insurance -

I use Cruz Blanca and have done for years. The trouble is there are dozens of different plans. Mine has better coverage for hospital stays and lighter on the outpatient things. It suits me because of age etc. You can usually get advice at one of their offices. Mine is Santa Maria specific (more cove...
by Donnybrook
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Funny about buying sodas in Chile back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Funny about buying sodas in Chile back in the day

Don't know where they were hiding the plastic bottles in 1965 but we never saw them. It was all glass.
by Donnybrook
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Funny about buying sodas in Chile back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Funny about buying sodas in Chile back in the day

We just paid extra for the bottles when we did our first shop. 1965. I miss Almac.
by Donnybrook
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Zero Visibility
Replies: 16
Views: 1514

Re: Zero Visibility

It used to be fairly common in the 90s for flights to SCL to be rerouted to Mendoza because of poor visibility. I guess they then put in the automatic whatnot. You don't hear of it now.
by Donnybrook
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: The Chile Eclipses Thread
Replies: 90
Views: 7068

Re: The Chile Eclipses Thread

>>Does anyone know well the roads going north from La Serena or into the Elqui valley as well?<< Last night in the news they said that the road to Vicuña will be exclusively to the east until 5pm, and exclusively to the west until 8pm. An email from UK.GOV said the road to Vicuña would be closed. I ...
by Donnybrook
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Possibly moving to Chile
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Possibly moving to Chile

It very much depends on individual ability with languages and how much you interact locally. People from the USA sometimes find it more difficult as they are exposed less often to other languages - aside from the states where there is a high Spanish speaking population, Europeans are more used to he...
by Donnybrook
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: growing fruits and vegetables for sale, in a residential neighborhood
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: growing fruits and vegetables for sale, in a residential neighborhood

A lot of people do it in Santiago, even prepared meals, which they advertize on FB pages. The ones who do fresh fruit/veg prepare boxes with what is available for the week and sell like that rather than lettuce by lettuce. Some have been doing it for a long time so it must be worth their while but n...
by Donnybrook
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: UK national wanting to move to Chile - What’s the best visa?
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: UK national wanting to move to Chile - What’s the best visa?

Check the cost of the visas available to you. Cost varies by nationality and UK (Reino Unido) is most expensive. Just to know.
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