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by KJS
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Jam session - playing out in Santiago
Replies: 12
Views: 2616

Re: Jam session - playing out in Santiago

So ya don't say? Well, that's quite a good urban music story for sure. The secret Jazz meet is very cool and would be a great thing to stumble into. I was able to find a couple secret Rock meetings in Cleveland a while ago, granted they were less suit/tie and more canned beer style at that point. Bu...
by KJS
Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Jam session - playing out in Santiago
Replies: 12
Views: 2616

Jam session - playing out in Santiago

Hello fellow musicians I've searched the forum for music and jam sessions but don't see a whole lot. I live in Santiago and play guitar and sing. There seem to be a lot of bars like Cafe Brasil, etc in that neighborhood that would welcome a few dudes with guitars to play on stage. Are there any othe...
by KJS
Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Thorn Tree Chile
Topic: Can anyone actually drive in Chile?
Replies: 61
Views: 13509

Re: Can anyone actually drive in Chile?

There is no real driver's code here, that is clear. Interestingly there is a small unintentional movement for driving manners in parking garages to let one person waiting in a traffic line out and then you go. Try it, it's hilarious. You will see that everyone waiting to get out is ignoring others i...
by KJS
Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Thorn Tree Chile
Topic: Art Suppies in Santiago
Replies: 13
Views: 4241

Re: Art Suppies in Santiago

There's nice art supply store in Bellavista connected to Patio Bellavista (not on the inside patio portion, but just on the other side of the La Fournil bakery/cafe). Not sure about prices, but they do have a nice spread of paints, brushes, and materials. I think it's on Pio Nono street.
by KJS
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Contact lenses
Replies: 5
Views: 1950

Re: Contact lenses

Couple words of advice on the contact lenses: 1) Do not go to the Rotter Kraus opticians in the Parque Arauco mall in Santiago...they are worthless if what you seek is not sitting on their shelf already (even after trying for 3 months to get an order in...still waiting) - this would be yet another n...
by KJS
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Everyone loves Michael Jackson now!
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: Everyone loves Michael Jackson now!

Yes. Michael Jackson. Great musician and now the circus freakish media love affair with the late messed up artist continues... When will CNN and the others get back to things like, hmm, what's happening in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.? I know they're still reporting (less so) on the latter, but ser...
by KJS
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Moving with a double bass
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: Moving with a double bass

I brought a beauty of an electric acoustic guitar with me - in it's own heavy travel case and then the case wrapped inside a cardboard box (box filled with clothes and shoes for impact resistance)...yes I was paranoid having to check my new baby on an international flight. Someone picked me up from ...
by KJS
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Driving in Chile
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: Driving in Chile

I concur with the previous comments on the nice Chilean roads and no hassle driving. Drove to Mendoza a couple months ago - Argentina driving is definitely more nutty. Santiago can get a little congested at rush hour, but where in the world's big cities is it not? Watch out for the lane drifting of ...
by KJS
Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Welcome! ALL USERS PLEASE READ THIS!
Replies: 111
Views: 26388

Re: Welcome! ALL USERS PLEASE READ THIS!

Hello fellow Chile expats I just found this forum recently. What a great site! I've been living in Santiago since Feb. '09 working remotely for a US-based international development company. I figured why not do my same job and live somewhere more interesting than Washington, DC? So I moved here with...