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by Sr. El Puelche
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17941

Re: Where Should I Start?

Hey SCL-----glad you enjoyed the 5 Escudo bill story----really just relating what I saw----and hlf2888, thank you for letting me know you enjoy the read----Chapters?----I have 30 more years to go!!!!-----Also, thanks for relating your experience, I hope you continue and others do as well.

El P

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by Sr. El Puelche
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17941

Re: Where Should I Start?

Its interesting to find out how ex-pat life works. Now at this time I was certainly not an expat but definitely more than a tourist. I did not expect to like Chile as much as I did so in mid-summer my original plan of staying three months now went to 6 months.the At this time there were probably may...
by Sr. El Puelche
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17941

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Chilean Maid….. In La Serena we had a Chilean maid everyday and a gardner. Señora Maria and Lucho. Señora Maria was maybe 65 at the time but she knew her shit. She had never worked for a Chilean family and always foreigners. She was able to gain work as a maid with foreign families and she was damn ...
by Sr. El Puelche
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17941

Re: Where Should I Start?

Marsh yes from the pan american to the beach---- In the aftermath of WWII, Chile opened up immigration to anyone in Europe that wanted to come----- My sastre in La Serena, an Italian guy, came with his family. He had a bad right hand blown off when playing with a grenade as a kid and only had three ...
by Sr. El Puelche
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17941

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Random Recollections——— I went to the cemetery to check it out——at the front of the cemetery are the oldest installations of graves and tombs——I can’t remember the oldest but it pretty close to the founding year of La Serena, the oldest settlement in Chile. Some famous names for sure from history an...
by Sr. El Puelche
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
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Views: 17941

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This will be scrambled eggs——just going to relate stories as I remember them and not in order necessarily for that summer. La Serena, as I siad, was a big tourist destination for Chileans and Argentines——the international road directly behind La Serena, a dirt road to be clear, had served Argentines...
by Sr. El Puelche
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17941

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A 5 peso note folded in thirds-----its unusual as most people place bills in wallets or purses will fold bills in half----a bill in thirds is different and could prove deadly. When I was in Santiago, i perused through shops, went to the public pool, explored Santa Lucia and even went to the Agricult...
by Sr. El Puelche
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17941

Re: Where Should I Start?

The drive north is dry and nothing but a few towns, if you can call them that, you pass thru. The Pan American was mostly in view of the ocean so mostly it was far off fishing caletas with lonely roads down to the sea. Los Vilos, Pichidangui, Tongoy and that was pretty much it. At a Ligua, the bread...
by Sr. El Puelche
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17941

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The next three months or so, half in Santiago and the other half in La Serena. Santiago, a modern city and La Serena p provincial town———certainly not backwards but a much different vive and speed. In Santiago, things escalated with issues every day including power outages as the FMLR attacked power...
by Sr. El Puelche
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17941

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While this is the internet, its not high school——Why are you acting like you are in high school?——You have, in your demeanor and statements, a position so claim them and we can examine it all———just contradicting what I am relating does not get anywhere——What the hell, just tell your own story, if y...
by Sr. El Puelche
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17941

Re: Where Should I Start?

Haaa-----never said anything about Trump or really anything US related----except for the complete ineptitude of the US Country reports. Maybe come up with something solid to say so it can be viewed and discussed tit for tat. Just relating what I saw as I saw it, maybe if you did that you would have ...
by Sr. El Puelche
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Where Should I Start?
Replies: 104
Views: 17941

Re: Where Should I Start?

Now the government became much more aggressive in going after the communists. Its not like they weren’t before but it was definitely more passive before as they waited for a bank attempt, assassination or bombing to occur. It was not Dodge City by any means but gunfire was now fairly common in Santi...