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by Sr. El Puelche
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 80493

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

There is not enough military and carabineros in Chile where their presence on the street will quell the violent issues going on-----they will have to take heavy and strong action to calm things down-----problem now is that the violence has a head start-----they should have put down the heavy hand in...
by Sr. El Puelche
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019
Replies: 2569
Views: 80493

Re: State of emergency and curfews, October 2019

Any expat in Chile right now should have a solid exit plan ( yes, routes to the border) and as well any smart Chilean as well----By sea, air or land----Does it sound a little bit alarmist?------maybe so but better than being on the short end of the stick as it were. Shit goes south very quickly. Any...
by Sr. El Puelche
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17939

Re: Where Should I Start?

That summer I met a lot of people. Down from our house and along Cuatro Esquinas to the beach on my bike. A few hundred meters to the north and “La Barca,” a local beach spot with a nice cafe——completely alone with noting around it, not like now in Serena. A beach spot with a cafe. I’d sleep in the ...
by Sr. El Puelche
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17939

Re: Where Should I Start?

Hey Fraggle, Thank you for the observation------looked over a google map today of La Serena (found the courtyard where my shop was, it's still there!)-----I guess I noticed it at the time but not really, but it is quite on the angle everywhere. Interesting that the map shows it all square but its no...
by Sr. El Puelche
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17939

Re: Where Should I Start?

So was thinking about nicknames……”Gatito…” Gatito was a native of La Serena and born in 1884 which made him about 103 when I met him. I have no idea his actual name, he was just Gatito because…..he looked like a cat of course. Little round head, little whiskers he never shaved and always up to somet...
by Sr. El Puelche
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17939

Re: Where Should I Start?

************** No one can live for very long without getting a nickname in Chile. Usually very descriptive and pretty accurate——sometimes not very flattering so you hoped you got a good one. Don’t think that as tourist visiting Chile for a few days you don’t get a nickname but as just a passerby, yo...
by Sr. El Puelche
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17939

Re: Where Should I Start?

Completely forgot about this aspect of the military governance in Chile during my first summer there and then later on in 1986 up to 1989-----Reviewing the situation in Ecuador in recent days, it came back. Acuartelamiento------A condition in Chile whereby all troops are confined to barracks in the ...
by Sr. El Puelche
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17939

Re: Where Should I Start?

Also, that summer, I made friends and started hanging out with a Chilean guy that worked as a manager at a downtown shop in La Serena. We hung out at the beach, took day trips with other friends as well as went out to eat and generally had a good time. We were set to go out one evening and to meet u...
by Sr. El Puelche
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17939

Re: Where Should I Start?

Thank you might heart, enjoy the reading and please comment on anything as we go.

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by Sr. El Puelche
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17939

Re: Where Should I Start?

Hey Fraggle, No problem------this is an interesting aspect of that time and will ask around about it.


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by Sr. El Puelche
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17939

Re: Where Should I Start?

Okay had to read and re-read your post Fraggle------while i understand your core question and pondering over a clipped carnet, I don't understand the back story on it----not doubting or scrutinizing what you are saying----just don't understand, and it's a couple things----- So to start-----someone h...
by Sr. El Puelche
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17939

Re: Where Should I Start?

< NO EMAIL > fraggle092------Have never heard mention of carnet with a clipped corner on a carnet-------what do you mean when you say non-militant? and why would it matter and to who would it matter? Any background on this, like where you heard about it. This is very interesting. I remember in the filatelias at the time you could not only buy stamps, coins and currency but other memorabilia like old fireman's badges, photos and weird knick knacks but also old carnets------Do not remember anything about this from my connections but it would be very interesting to find out about it-----will call around and see what comes up.

Haaaa, thank you at46, and to mem as well glad you are enjoying it, I am enjoying the write as well.

El P

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