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by susiedillon
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Scaptia Lata (Coliguacho / Tabano Negro / Horse Fly)
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Re: Scaptia Lata (Coliguacho / Tabano Negro / Horse Fly)

We can send you a few thousand of them if you like! From mid-December until a specific day in mid-Jan, we are constantly under assault by these tabanos here on the banks of the Rio Lontue. They are accompanied towards the end of that period by a much smarter (and hungrier) smaller, greenish brown ve...
by susiedillon
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Art supplies in Chile?
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: Art supplies in Chile?

I also have been through the "great hunt" for art supplies here in Chile and can suggest that you might try either Sodimac or Easy for the boards ... they carry ready-cut pieces of masonite/particle board of different sizes and thicknesses. I use these as a support for much of my painting. But they ...
by susiedillon
Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Wireless internet dongles / cards in Chile - cell networks
Replies: 43
Views: 12666

Re: Wireless internet dongles / cards in Chile - cell networks

Wow, that was quick ... thanks, zeronz, exactly the info I needed. I may be entering the 21st Century any day now!
by susiedillon
Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Wireless internet dongles / cards in Chile - cell networks
Replies: 43
Views: 12666

Re: Wireless internet dongles / cards in Chile - cell networks

"You can buy a 3g wifi router, you put your sim card in it, always on,, then connect to the internet via wifi from your notebooks just like any other fixed internet.... you will need to find one compatible with your ISP of choice, that will solve your always on...." Thanks, Zeronz, If what you say t...
by susiedillon
Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Wireless internet dongles / cards in Chile - cell networks
Replies: 43
Views: 12666

Re: Wireless internet dongles / cards in Chile - cell networks

A new cell phone tower has been built (Entel) 7 kms from our house , line of sight, and is expected to go in to service in 2 weeks. We anticipate that for the first time we will have cell phone and Internet coverage inside our house - (no red fija here) So my question is : Has anyone invested in a u...
by susiedillon
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Mailing personal items to Chile via USPS/Canada Post/Fedex
Replies: 2
Views: 3314

Re: Mailing personal items to Chile via USPS/Canada Post/Fedex

3 years ago we bought a house near Curico and had a good look at the local stores to see what was available in the way of furnishings. Between Ridley, Paris, Falabella, Jumbo, Easy and Sodimac ( I am fairly sure they all exist in Anto as they are nationwide chains) we were able to get almost everyth...
by susiedillon
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: where can I get a bank account?
Replies: 22
Views: 3199

Re: where can I get a bank account?

If you are in or near Santiago, try the Scotiabank opposite the Lider grocery store on El Rodeo in La Dehesa. It is a bilingual (English and Spanish) branch and any of the account ejecutivos should be able to bring you up to speed on what they can offer you. We do not have a Chilean income and yet h...
by susiedillon
Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Seriously Shifting Spirit Selection?
Replies: 13
Views: 1478

Re: Seriously Shifting Spirit Selection?

Sr, Pintor, please tell us more of this magical Middleton Rare Whisky ... from the country of bagpipes and haggis, I hope. We await agog ... or a glog for more details.
by susiedillon
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Books
Replies: 63
Views: 6879

Re: Books

Abe Books is offering free worldwide shipping on books sent by participating booksellers. One of these; The Book Depository in Guernsey, still has Chile on it's list for free shipping. Great news for book worms in Chile who have not yet gone digital!
by susiedillon
Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Moving to Santiago from BC/Alberta - Aug 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3387

Re: Moving to Santiago from BC/Alberta - Aug 2010

The most important thing you need to bring with you (apart from a sense of humour and a willingness to break new ground) is all your personal papers - no kidding, someone somewhere in an office in Chile is going to ask you if you have proof that you graduated from kindergarten! Well, a slight exagge...
by susiedillon
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Be careful with property taxes
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Be careful with property taxes

We live in the Curico area and our experience has been that we can only pay one quarter in advance ... this means that after we return from our "winter/summer" holiday in Canada, our property taxes are inevitably "in arrears". While we have been reassured that being one period in arrears is not too ...
by susiedillon
Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Issues with new Kindle...
Replies: 63
Views: 7044

Re: Issues with new Kindle...

I have a few questions regarding using the Kindle in central Chile . We are considering bringing one back with us when we return to Chile in a couple of months. Its main purpose will be to read daily newspapers from Canada and the UK. And its probably also important to note that I will be buying the...