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by picalena
Tue May 19, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Prorroga Under Current COVID Situation
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Prorroga Under Current COVID Situation

So we will need to apply for a prorroga of our PD very soon. Obviously, we don't want to travel to Chile at the moment. Any word on if these are being handled any differently right now? As in, do we put the COVID thing down as our reason not to come to Chile or the usual reasons we have used in the ...
by picalena
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 191
Views: 15087

Re: Climate changing in Chile

I don't think people feel threatened by a teenager so much as they are weary of the constant sounding of the alarm by those who don't practice what they preach. It is a head-scratcher why Ms. Greta sailed across the ocean so she wouldn't emit any carbon, but two crew members are being flown to sail ...
by picalena
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: chile lowers airport fees
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

Re: chile lowers airport fees

Now do the back of the envelope calculation on how many are now dead from carbon climate change whatever due to the Haitian immigration to Chile that is definitely NOT a crisis. Go ahead, I'll wait.

Cheers,
pl
by picalena
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: would we be nuts to bring my 2 yorkies on vacation with us?
Replies: 18
Views: 4843

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

One very important consideration is going to be temperatures when you are planning to travel back and forth. There are minimum and maximum temps for departure and arrival. That prohibited us from being able to travel with our larger dogs based on our necessary travel times of the year and destinatio...
by picalena
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: HIV in Chile
Replies: 20
Views: 1937

Re: HIV in Chile

I think i commented on the last thread about this, but what is concerning is the ages of the infected. In our area, of youths (15 - 29 yo) diagnosed with HIV, 70% of those are of high school age, between 15 and 18 yo. That is heartbreaking. Condoms? Great idea, except that they are very expensive an...
by picalena
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Is this parcela a fair deal?
Replies: 13
Views: 2556

Re: Is this parcela a fair deal?

No insight on the price, but another question that popped straight into my mind from your description is the notion of access. Is the dirt road a public road or is it a road the family built to access their various parcelas. In other words, are you going to be dependent on whether they want to keep ...
by picalena
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: REal estate tax question
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Re: REal estate tax question

I'm looking at a property near Carburga. I currently live in the States, and won't buy until I can visit it. I'm also getting a local set of eyes on it before I decide to fly down to look at it myself. I'm retiring in a year, and plan on using this as a semi-permanent residence. Second, the closest...
by picalena
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Leaving country while temporary visa in process
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Re: Leaving country while temporary visa in process

Which embassy exactly is it that will supposedly have the answer to this question? Because the person is in Chile at the moment and is not a Chilean citizen. I can't fathom which embassy it was that Kathy called that would have had the correct answer when she was here in Chile as a US citizen. I gue...
by picalena
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Leaving country while temporary visa in process
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Re: Leaving country while temporary visa in process

wut?
Kathy wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:30 am
I would check first hand with the Embassy.....double check with the Embassy.
by picalena
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: cranberry juice
Replies: 27
Views: 5082

Re: cranberry juice

Arandano is blueberry and cranberry is cranberry. "Frutos rojos" does not translate directly as "red fruits" but more generally as berries. Blueberries and blackberries are very commonly included in the grouping of "frutos rojos," like if you get a kuchen in the south that is frutos rojos, it will b...
by picalena
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 984
Views: 90984

Re: chile's migration crisis

Speaking of "good intentions." I guess all those photos of the kid washed up on the beach may not have been the best way to go: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/merkel-says-germany-has-no-go-areas-govt-wont-say-where/2018/02/28/00993bd0-1ca9-11e8-98f5-ceecfa8741b6_story.html?utm_term=.29c...
by picalena
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: cranberry juice
Replies: 27
Views: 5082

Re: cranberry juice

I think the word for it is cran-BER-ry. You gotta put the accent on the correct syl-LA-ble, and then they know what you are talking about. True story.

cheers,
pl