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by susiedillon
Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Maps
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: Maps

I seem to remember that there were several booths in the (otherwise not too interesting) Feria Santa Lucia craftsmarket in Santiago that sold old maps. Hope this is still the case. Have fun poking around! But keep your valuables well hidden - the area apparently is a pickpocket zone !
by susiedillon
Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: New banking possibility in Santiago.
Replies: 34
Views: 5907

New banking possibility in Santiago.

As far as I understand, newcomers to Chile usually encounter varying degrees of difficulty when trying to open a bank account here. But our experience has been quite the opposite; we have had a very good experience with the Scotiabank in Santiago. They have been exceedingly accomodating and have gon...
by susiedillon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Yogurt
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Re: Yogurt

Hope this is not considered advertising - it is meant simply as information... Someone was asking about electric yoghurt makers in this forum recently. I have just received an email from a store in Portal La Dehesa (top floor) - I believe it is called MarketHouse, they say they now have them in stoc...
by susiedillon
Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Internet .... at last!
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Internet .... at last!

Thanks, ZerOnz! One of these two options might just be the answer to our prayers. Will try to make a trip to Santiago to go in to see Blackbox in person. Just to be sure that all the elements work together. But the wireless router sounds like an excellent idea too. I will post when I have succeeded ...
by susiedillon
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Internet .... at last!
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Internet .... at last!

48 hours later... Yes, we have tested it and Skype and VOIPStunt both work well with this system ( by the way, we are located in the Central Valley about 30 kms east of Curico towards the mountains). Our neighbours, who had almost no cell phone signal at all, have tried our system and it works for t...
by susiedillon
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Internet .... at last!
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Internet .... at last!

I felt that I should post this since it may be of help to someone else who suffers the same Internet withdrawal that we have been suffering out here in the 'campo'. When I last posted I mentioned that I had no Internet connection at home here in the foothills of the Andes, nor do we have phone servi...
by susiedillon
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Happily settled in Region VII
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Happily settled in Region VII

Apologies to the admin. I hadn't thought to introduce myself before posting a question in one of the forums ... but better late than never. Tho I was born in Chile (in Chuquicamata, of ex-pat parents), I had left as an infant and had never returned to see the country of my birth. So in early 2007, m...
by susiedillon
Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Thorn Tree Chile
Topic: Art Suppies in Santiago
Replies: 12
Views: 4673

Re: Art Suppies in Santiago

Helibel, Thank you for your suggestion - it was incredibly successful : Within minutes of my email to the Golden website I had an answer (see the three locations listed below ) and even received an additional email from the International Sales Director with confirmation that these stores still exist...
by susiedillon
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Thorn Tree Chile
Topic: Art Suppies in Santiago
Replies: 12
Views: 4673

Re: Art Suppies in Santiago

Thanks for the answers - so fast!!! Just to clarify - and correct the typo in the header, I am looking for painting supplies - watercolour & acrylic paints, brushes, canvasses - rather than "works of art" . I would be happy to check the Yellow Pages if I were in Santiago but I am not - and where I l...
by susiedillon
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Thorn Tree Chile
Topic: Art Suppies in Santiago
Replies: 12
Views: 4673

Art Suppies in Santiago

This is my first post - my husband and I live for part of each year (the northern hemisphere winter, of course) in Chile, about 200 kms, south of Santiago. I would like to find a source for art supplies - for quality acrylics and canvases that are a little better than those available in the Lapiz Lo...