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by susiedillon
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Jumbo supermarkets.
Replies: 52
Views: 10909

Re: Jumbo supermarkets.

I found vaccum-packed corn tortillas in the Jumbo at Portal La Dehesa last week - very exciting! Funny how in the midst of all this doom and gloom in the news, the opening of a new supermarket can evoke such excitement! Yay for the small things in life, long may they give us joy!
by susiedillon
Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Christmas Wishes
Replies: 17
Views: 3170

Re: Christmas Wishes

Too right, Jamie! Here's to an Austral Navidad!
by susiedillon
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Christmas Wishes
Replies: 17
Views: 3170

Re: Christmas Wishes

Feiz Navidad & Merry Christmas to all. May your holiday be filled with cheer .... of any denomination!
by susiedillon
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)
Replies: 25
Views: 7750

Re: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)

I received the promised follow up call regarding my 'file' from LATAM this afternoon. It was confirmed that I should have had no problems using a Mac and/or a foreign credit card. Though I was also told that people using Apple devices do often report problems but there was no officially recognized i...
by susiedillon
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)
Replies: 25
Views: 7750

Re: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)

I think the person on the LATAM helpline was probably an American, certainly not a Chilean or even a Latin American, as he could not pronounce any of the city names here that he reeled off as being "my nearest LATAM offices" - nor did he have any idea of the geography. So perhaps it follows that his...
by susiedillon
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)
Replies: 25
Views: 7750

Re: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)

TRobo, Your suggestion sounds a bit more complicated than my final solution, but I will keep it in mind for future flights. EEexpat and John, I only tried a Visa cc. Perhaps I might have had some more luck with a MasterCard. But the issue of the Mac vs PC still amazes me if it is true. And its worth...
by susiedillon
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)
Replies: 25
Views: 7750

Re: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)

OK, so I tried Chrome Incognito, and a VPN - Unblock-us , and continued to have the same problem when it came time to process the payment. By that stage I thought I would have to go to the LAN office in Curico to complete the purchase ( at the higher Chilean price for the tickets plus US$35 each for...
by susiedillon
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)
Replies: 25
Views: 7750

Re: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)

Sorry, forgot to mention that I am trying to do this from inside Chile - not afuera!
by susiedillon
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)
Replies: 25
Views: 7750

Re: Late 2016 - LATAM Chile booking question (from outside Chile)

So now I am about to give up on my trip to Colombia! I have been trying for the last few hours to PAY for the selected flights online via the LAN websites in both Chile and in Canada with absolutely no luck at all. After in-putting all requested info re- dates, flights, personal info and credit card...
by susiedillon
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Jan 2, a holiday.
Replies: 22
Views: 4339

Re: Jan 2, a holiday.

Chile in a nutshell, Admin!
by susiedillon
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: descaler for espresso machine
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: descaler for espresso machine

I have just used vinegar to successfully restore my inexpensive little espresso machine back to working order!!! Had to repeat the process twice, but it worked and there is no lingering vinegar smell.
by susiedillon
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Air travel from SCL to Colombia in Feb/March 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

Air travel from SCL to Colombia in Feb/March 2017

I have been checking out flights from SCL to Bogota and then on to Cartagena. We are planning a short family reunion in Cartagena and then some further travel within Columbia ( Cali, Medellin, Bogota, Villa de Leyva, Barichara, for example ) before returning to SCL about a month later. So far my res...