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by amanaplan
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Help understanding terms used in car sale ad descriptions.
Replies: 14
Views: 3357

Re: Help understanding terms used in car sale ad descriptions.

What is the RM? what is yellow label? RM = Region Metropolitana, the region that contains Santiago. Chile operates an inconvenient system of tiers for emissions compliance. I think this stuff is on the wiki, but in brief, there are three levels that I'm aware of: verde, amarillo and rojo (which is ...
by amanaplan
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: LAN Will Have First Dreamliner Flights Into South America Starting July 2015
Replies: 126
Views: 37613

Re: LAN Will Have First Dreamliner Flights Into South America Starting July 2015

There is tight regulations for maintenance of aircraft but mistakes still happen in US and European airlines. Remember the British Airways aircraft that landed just short of Heathrows runway, they claimed it was iced up fuel, which was impossible due to the time it had been at low altitude. Well I ...
by amanaplan
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Peso 2015-2016, 700 here we come
Replies: 323
Views: 40592

Re: Chile Peso 2015-2016, 633

Further huge fall in CLP today was all about China: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/china-business/11766449/China-losing-control-as-stocks-crash-despite-emergency-measures.html Chinese equities have suffered the sharpest one-day crash in eight years, sending powerful tremors through global commod...
by amanaplan
Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Peso 2015-2016, 700 here we come
Replies: 323
Views: 40592

Re: Chile Peso 2015-2016, 633

Sterling at 1025 against CLP - highest it's been for years. Article here about emerging market currencies crashing on the back of fears of Fed tightening and a slump in China: "Colombia’s peso collapsed 5.2pc to a historic low on Friday, a huge move in a single day. Similar dramas played out in Chil...
by amanaplan
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Pulled over by the Police
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Pulled over by the Police

Something that puzzles me on that video is why the pistol shots sound like a bb-gun. The microphones on their body cameras and radios have a sound pressure limiting feature. I used to video artillery firing exercises and the closer you are to the cannons, the less realistic the recorded sound. A lo...
by amanaplan
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Pulled over by the Police
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Pulled over by the Police

Be nice to them and likely they'll be nice to you. What more can we ask for? Who cares if they and their PDI cohorts aren't really very good about what they are supposed to do. On balance, the Carabineros are a definite plus. On the other hand, you screw with them and they will, well, check the vid...
by amanaplan
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: Abandoned puppies in need of 'forever' home
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Re: Abandoned puppies in need of 'forever' home

Thanks chaps, they've now both been adopted.
by amanaplan
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Chile Pets and Animals
Topic: Abandoned puppies in need of 'forever' home
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Abandoned puppies in need of 'forever' home

A few days ago I found these two guys dumped in the park across from my flat: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/d0X8cbKM3F9-9r6HsNBdrzV9qBzSUGTay3ZdgYneyItl=w800-h590-no https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/guKhMSS3B_P32EUgUANJCaqgDDbVRAnJPB1gQ3zMV07E=w800-h708-no https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Fnnp...
by amanaplan
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Copa America 2015
Replies: 222
Views: 23538

Re: Copa America 2015

you blokes seem to know a bit about this game. so i have just thought of something i want to run by you. i believe you can move the ball from A to B using any part of the body except hands/arms. what if you can be tricky or work with a team mate and without touching the ball with hands, get the bal...
by amanaplan
Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Copa America 2015
Replies: 222
Views: 23538

Re: Copa America 2015

lotn wrote:
El Zorro wrote:The final chapter on this game has yet to be written.
The 80s had la mano de Dios, the 2010s will have el dedo de Jara :lol: :lol:
Fun fact: "jara" (pronounced the Spanish way) means "shit" in Arabic, giving "el dedo de Jara" an appropriate double-meaning.
by amanaplan
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Thorn Tree Chile
Topic: Santiasco Air Quality a la Bei Jing..
Replies: 60
Views: 14230

Re: Santiasco Air Quality a la Bei Jing..

Some good points in this thread. What's been very noticeable in Stgo is that it hasn't rained this winter. Normally at this time of year the mountains have a pretty snow-line, this year they are bare like at the height of summer. The rain seems to play a big role in washing a lot of crap out of the ...
by amanaplan
Wed May 27, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Move to Chile with Pregnant Wife?
Replies: 19
Views: 6121

Re: Move to Chile with Pregnant Wife?

My wife, who is Chilean, just had our second child here. She is covered by Fonasa. We used Clinica Davila - costs will vary with other clinics, but this should give you a rough idea. Costs for her were about 5000 pesos per consultation with the obstetrics and gynecology doctor - these were initially...