Although tramites take long in Chile and most people don´t like paperwork, they are millions of miles ahead here compared to the utter confusion and ineptitude one has to go through in Sth Africa. I applied for my new South African passport in January. I have no expectations of receiving it before the end of this year. In Chile, it takes 10 days. I know, I have had to apply for 3 passports at different times for my children, for two maids and one for my husband and not once did we have to wait any longer.
My mother was flabbergasted at how orderly things are in Chile and yes, we did travel out of Santiago. She couldn´t believe the cleanlines and efficiency of a developing country, compared to the complete mess of a place that South Africa has become.
The road death tolls, the joke of an education system, the circus that is politics in South Africa, the violence, the crime
I can´t for one single minute think why anyone would say
without bursting into a hysterical fit of laughter.I spend a bit of time in South Africa I thought
it wasn't an easy place to live, but Chile is deffinately worse, beleave me