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by libertad
Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Report After Recent Trip: Reciprocity Fee and Observations
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Report After Recent Trip: Reciprocity Fee and Observations

As promised, I am reporting after a recent trip to Southern and Central Chile for vacation and investment investigation. 1. Reciprocity Fee - As an American, I was delighted to pay the reciprocity fee (again) as my prior passport had expired since I came into the Country last. As predicted by severa...
by libertad
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Villarrica Area - Travel Suggestions for Upcoming Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

Re: Villarrica Area - Travel Suggestions for Upcoming Trip

Alright! Thanks Abill and all. Great information that I am sure will come in handy on our trip. I've seen the Araucania promotional video before. We show that to all of our stateside friends and family who don't know where Chile is (let alone La Araucania) on a map. They always end up saying "wow......
by libertad
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Any thoughts on this recommendation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: Any thoughts on this recommendation?

It is worth noting that the Chilean consumer sector has been growing at a very rapid pace (15-25% YOY) over the last several years. Creating more of a consumer based economy should help diversify the domestic economy (e.g., car dealers, retailers, etc.). The energy sector should also (must) grow in ...
by libertad
Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Any thoughts on this recommendation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: Any thoughts on this recommendation?

By the way, I do not recommend or suggest investing in anything. Not this guy's suggestions. Not anything. Do your own research folks.
by libertad
Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Any thoughts on this recommendation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Any thoughts on this recommendation?

Article written suggesting Chilean stocks are a good investment at present. Keep in mind that this is written for an American audience investing in ADRs (e.g., Chilean stocks listed on the American Stock Exchanges). I found quite interesting his analysis that "...a common misconception of global inv...
by libertad
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Villarrica Area - Travel Suggestions for Upcoming Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

Re: Villarrica Area - Travel Suggestions for Upcoming Trip

Yes, we live in the Blue Ridge region. We love the mountain, river and lake scene and enjoy road cycling, mountain biking, sea/lake kayaking, river kayaking, hiking, etc. We, in general, love outdoor sports. That all said, sitting around a fire with a glass of wine (or quality beer) is also near the...
by libertad
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Avoiding Reciprocity (Entry) Fee with New Passport?
Replies: 45
Views: 4792

Re: Avoiding Reciprocity (Entry) Fee with New Passport?

I very much appreciated your comments. Please keep up the good advice!
by libertad
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Avoiding Reciprocity (Entry) Fee with New Passport?
Replies: 45
Views: 4792

Re: Avoiding Reciprocity (Entry) Fee with New Passport?

Will do! Hopefully the reply is not after a cavity search for improper documentation!
by libertad
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Villarrica Area - Travel Suggestions for Upcoming Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

Villarrica Area - Travel Suggestions for Upcoming Trip

My family and I (spouse, adult relative and one year old daughter) will be spending a week in the Villarrica area later this month. We will be visiting both for vacation and to explore potential areas for future investment and living. We have all traveled to Chile before, speak spanish (except the 1...
by libertad
Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Avoiding Reciprocity (Entry) Fee with New Passport?
Replies: 45
Views: 4792

Re: Avoiding Reciprocity (Entry) Fee with New Passport?

Okay. Well, I'll probably bring the receipt along with the new passport and give it a shot. I guess I can just always play the confused tourist and hope for the best!

I really appreciate your input! Thank you!
by libertad
Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Avoiding Reciprocity (Entry) Fee with New Passport?
Replies: 45
Views: 4792

Avoiding Reciprocity (Entry) Fee with New Passport?

Hey all, As an American who has visited Chile several times, I have already experienced the great joy of paying the reciprocal entrance fee ($100 US) upon arrival in Chile. After the first entry, as I am sure all frequent visitors recall, they staple an endorsement into your passport which allows yo...
by libertad
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Questions for Upcoming Trip
Replies: 20
Views: 2490

Re: Questions for Upcoming Trip

As an update, we followed the very welcome advice provided and: Plane Tickets (Within Chile): Booked ahead through Lan.cl for the intracountry flight. FWIW, the flight tickets round trip from Santiago to Temuco were only about 85.00 USD per adult. They did not charge for an infant. I thought that wa...