Space Cat, David_Bro, Charles, Britkid, and several others did offer great advice and I thanked them openly for it. I absolutely understand the challenges. Life is full of them. I also accept that I don't even know, how much I don't know.
Everyone overcomes challenges if they have the means and fortitude to do so. I understand Chileans are unwelcoming and unfriendly. Okay. Knowing that helps, but isn't discouraging. Parisians weren't the fuzziest people either when I moved to Paris. So the plumber in Chile won't be helpful. Okay, that too is good to know, but living in Alaska I didn't even HAVE a plumber within 200 miles.
If the challenges are: I won't get a visa, business dealings are impossible, taxes are crippling, or any other logistical road block, that's good to know. If you're telling me not to bother because people are mean -- that's a bummer, but not a deal breaker.
I guess some of you expected me to throw in the towel? I don't know. I've overcome a lot worse than nasty people with foul dispositions. Ever spent a winter in a remote village in Alaska with no daylight for four months?
As for Gloria, not going to go there. Gloria, I hope you find your peace.
I did. I popped back in specifically to thank David_Bro for taking time to answer my post with so much thoughtfulness and detail. And others. I think the information here is helpful. The interactions perhaps less so. I'll be a lurker and get what I can from a distance.
Quitou was "fueling the issue"? Who was the one calling people 'idiots'? You have problems reading?HybridAmbassador wrote:
Quitou, you said Good Bye two posts ago. But you still popping up to fuel the issue.
Kindergarten-tier name calling, yay!
Victim blaming! Double yay!
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I have a feeling that the OP is either "el p", or "px", based on the triple "---" in the quoted post, and some other minor details. I'd happily stay corrected ---- if mistaken!Quitou wrote: ↑Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:30 pmHello,
I'm new to this community and stoked to have found it. I'm a professional photographer and journalist working in a number of segments from travel writing to bicycle, motorcycle, and other industries. I do a lot of travel media work for government tourism bureaus, mostly in South and Central America. I was recently on an assignment in Patagonia and --- now I have the itch to move to Chile. My wife and I have lived in far flung corners of the globe before, so this seems doable.
I hope it works out. I'm sure the info here will be of tremendous help.
Nope. I'm not a previous member in disguise. But, that's yet another interesting twist this thread has taken.
I'm not predisposed to anonymity. Here's a link to my recently published piece from my travels in Patagonia. Starts on page 48. That's me. Nothing to hide.
https://issuu.com/upshift/docs/upshift_ ... ry_2018/48