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by susiedillon
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Denied Movistar Satellite TV Contract???
Replies: 29
Views: 2729

Denied Movistar Satellite TV Contract???

Today I was denied a contract for Movistar TV because my "risk evaluation " score of 760 was too high ( or perhaps itwas too low!) What on earth is this evaluation based on? And why now am I inelligble for a service that I have had several times in the past? Each year for the past 3 years we have ha...
by susiedillon
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Let's talk about food, shall we?
Replies: 369
Views: 42955

Re: Let's talk about food, shall we?

Lider in La Dehesa today has Allspice, sage, dried lemon grass, dried Kafir Lime leaves and a variety of types of wasabis.
by susiedillon
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Allspice and sage in Lider in la Dehesa.
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Allspice and sage in Lider in la Dehesa.

Today there were some bottles of Ground Allspice and also some sage on the shelf at the Lider in La Dehesa ...opposite to the " new" branch of ScoTiaBank. Good news for Christmas Cookies and Stuffed Christmas Turkey.
Merry Christmas to all!
by susiedillon
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Taking Snacky Food into Chile
Replies: 17
Views: 3632

Re: Taking Snacky Food into Chile

just arrived at SCL today from Canada with lots of coffee , tea, and a variety of commercially sealed and labelled, mixed spices from Montreal Steak Spice, to Mixed Italian and Mixed Indian Pickle spice mix, amd Garam Masala. I declared it on the Sag form and then quickly and efficiently produced a ...
by susiedillon
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Taking Snacky Food into Chile
Replies: 17
Views: 3632

Re: Taking Snacky Food into Chile

How about nuts? Like pistachios, almonds, etc. Would they be allowed if sealed? Likely not, our visiting family have had them taken away at SCL ... As others have said, nuts and so forth can easily be bought in Chile. We try to bring only things that we are sure are not contraversial, cannot be eas...
by susiedillon
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Taking Snacky Food into Chile
Replies: 17
Views: 3632

Re: Taking Snacky Food into Chile

Oh and one more thing ... cheese and meat products such as air- dried ham, salamis or jerky are a no- no. Generally, I would say, forget any animal products.
by susiedillon
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Taking Snacky Food into Chile
Replies: 17
Views: 3632

Re: Taking Snacky Food into Chile

I second that, Absolutely NO honey or bee-related products! And no plant-material or nuts, or seeds, etc . No loose, unpackaged or opened food items. But most other food items that are packaged/sealed commercially AND declared on the form you get on the plane before you enter, are OK. My advice is t...
by susiedillon
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Cell Phone Service & Buying Car w/o RUT
Replies: 16
Views: 1975

Re: Cell Phone Service & Buying Car w/o RUT

Thanks for the clarification, ZerOnz, we are just about to return to Chile after a summer in Canada ... and to the hassles of getting TV and Internet up and running again, so I will follow your advice. Though getting agents to our (remote) locale may be tricky!
by susiedillon
Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Cell Phone Service & Buying Car w/o RUT
Replies: 16
Views: 1975

Re: Cell Phone Service & Buying Car w/o RUT

We definitely were not alone in this, our experience with Movistar has been shared by others in Curico ... and incidentally, for the same reason, we could not get " store cards" from Jumbo or Lider either, until we got the magic "permanencia". That was particularly galling given how much money we co...
by susiedillon
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Cell Phone Service & Buying Car w/o RUT
Replies: 16
Views: 1975

Re: Cell Phone Service & Buying Car w/o RUT

Not sure whether the rules have changed in the past 2 years but we could not contract for either cell phone plans or TV or Internet plans until we received our Permanencias. Even though we had a fully-fledged Bank account in Chile including credit cards. Contrary to logic however, during our initial...
by susiedillon
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Worcester sauce
Replies: 17
Views: 2301

Re: Spotted ... pudding

T_Robo ... I think the word you were looking for was "dick" ! Yes, the name of the 'pud' still causes much uproarious laughter from non-Brits. But, I digress; on the subject of Worcestershire Sauce, has anyone ever seen Motts Clamato Juice for sale in Chile ??? All this cheap vodka and the prime ing...
by susiedillon
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Wine Journal II
Replies: 86
Views: 15078

Re: Wine Journal II

Had a great bottle of Matetic EQ Syrah (2009) in a restaurant the other night ... first time we have tried any wine from this vinyard. Is it available in Jumbo or Lider? Or only from the vinyard bodega? Hope we can find some for home consumption. Highly recommended !!!