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panamajames replied to the thread Best beaches, 2 hours from Santiago on the Chile forum on November 24, 2014:
chile88 initially posted:
Hello! Can you please mention a couple of good beaches which are located no further than 2 hours from Santiago? Also, do you have an idea of the prices, in those locations, of a 2 bedrooms townhouse/small house (if safe) in those areas? Maybe 5-10 minutes walk from a nice, sandy beach. THANKS!
panamajames replied on November 24, 2014 with:
Check out Vina del Mar, and Valparaiso. I will be there in January, checking it out myself
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boxereighty replied to the thread General Aviation in Chile? on the Chile forum:
boxereighty initially posted:
I am a retired airline pilot. I want to leave the USA but don't want to give up flying entirely. I have a small 4 place plane that is quite capable of flying anywhere in the western hemisphere, with the exception of La Paz. Chile is a member of IAOPA but I haven't received a reply from my questions to them directly. I saw the Club Aereo Iquique web site and thought that might be a location favorable to general aviation. I understand that the USA is the most favorable country for this pursuit but that is changing rapidly and other country considerations may take precedence. I'm not looking for a flying job but since I've flown internationally as well as US domestically for more than 35 years I could help pilot students with their English as it applies to aviation. Any help or leads will be appreciated. Thanks Brent
boxereighty replied on November 20, 2014 with:
I am not living in Chile now. I have flown to Santiago and most of the capitol cities of South and Central America in jets. I rented a Cessna and flew around the Andes a bit back when the Icarro school was still open in Quito. A light plane, even a relatively slow one, would be a great travel tool in the mountains but you have to have gas and a political climate that values personal mobility. Ecuador seems to have the "soak the rich" attitude and doesn't have any avgas unless you are an aid organization. Can't afford a Lear but theres plenty of Jet A available for a price.
boxereighty replied on November 20, 2014 with:
I am not living in Chile now. I have flown to Santiago and most of the capitol cities of South and Central America in jets. I rented a Cessna and flew around the Andes a bit back when the Icarro school was still open in Quito. A light plane, even a relatively slow one, would be a great travel tool in the mountains but you have to have gas and a political climate that values personal mobility. Ecuador seems to have the "soak the rich" attitude and doesn't have any avgas unless you are an aid organization. Can't afford a Lear but theres plenty of Jet A available for a price.
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chile88 posted Becoming a permanent resident in Chile on the Chile forum on November 19, 2014:
Hello! I read about becoming a permanent resident. Is this the correct "procedure"? - proof 1k income per month per person, or 50k in total assets - get a 1 year temporary residency - before 1 year, upgrade to permanent resident. Just paperwork, no real problem Is this correct? If so, how to become a citizen? And, in your opinion, is it worth the hassle? Thanks
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Expat ArticlesArticle Summary: James Jones offers advice about starting a business in Chile. He says that the main thing to remember as an expatriate opening a business in Chile is that customer service is much desired. If you provide a top-notch service to Chilean people, you can expect your business to flourish rapidly. (Continue)
Flavio replied most recently with:
Greetings James! I've been thinking about moving to Chile and buying a small business. Could you give me some tips?
amy592 replied recently with:
Hi, I want to register a company here very soon. To open an LLC company as a foreigner, do I need to have a Chilean partner? Can I register as a single member? Thank you very much, Amy
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RussellO replied to the thread Looking for Accommodation in Chile on the Chile forum:
panamajames initially posted:
Hi, we are expat seniors travelling in South America, and will land in Chile Mid January. Any recommendations on where to stay? We are 2 couples, one Canadian and one American. Expat apartments or Casitas? Expat blogs or forums other than this one? Looking for nice accommodations, as we are not back packers. Hotels, motels, whatever. Thank you.
RussellO replied on November 17, 2014 with:
I ment Airbandb.com
RussellO replied on November 17, 2014 with:
Try Airnandb.com Chile
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GrahamS replied to the thread Looking for land in the mountainous boonies on the Chile forum:
GrahamS initially posted:
Hi, I'm looking to purchase a piece of land, hopefully one with a nearby stream, picturesque, with a bit of elevation change to it. Want to build a house and/or cabin in a quiet area. I only see a few real estate websites in English, and when I do write to them, it takes a long time to get any response. Any suggestions? I've been at this for a year, and have gotten nowhere.
GrahamS replied most recently with:
I lived in Los Angeles for 15 years, and we have great consciousness of earthquake activity, obviously. I am not adverse to strict building codes, I understand them fully.
GrahamS replied most recently with:
I lived in Los Angeles for 15 years, and we have great consciousness of earthquake activity, obviously. I am not adverse to strict building codes, I understand them fully.
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bronco posted problems on the Chile forum:
While the government is trying to solve various problems and is concerned about them it appears that some just won´t go away. A report last week stated that Medellin is safer than Chile. We also have a serious problem with drugs, Chile is now the no.5 consumer of Cocaine in the world. Also although we have a new law regarding drinking and driving it appears to have little affect. Can we solve the problems of crime and drug abuse. Let´s hope so or we will not advance as a society.
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DDLSQM replied to the thread Shipping supplies to Chile on the Chile forum:
GrahamS initially posted:
Hi, I want to move to the Lakes region of Chile, and I want to send all of my personal belongings to Puerto Montt or Valdavia. The shipping companies that I've talked to in the US all ask for a specific destination address for me to send it to, but I haven't yet found my house or land yet. Right now, I have an approximate area in mind. Is it possible to ship your stuff to Chile, and put it in a storage unit I get my housing situation settled? If I have to buy my land (or housing property first), then I'd have to fly all the way back to the US just to ship my stuff out. I can't get a solid answer from anyone I've contacted about shipping stuff to Chile, and where to potentially store my things til my housing gets ironed out. There has to be a basic solution to this, and I keep coming up with nothing everywhere I go. I even went down to Chile last year, and got no answers anywhere. I can't believe that you can't ship and store somewhere.
DDLSQM replied most recently with:
Our experience, latest of 4 international moves Bogota-Santiago 2014, is that one must have a destination address to ship to, that is where you will be receiving the shipment otherwise your shipment will not even leave your home country. This address is final destination and is independent of any storage agreement that you might have with the moving company. We ended up storing for several months in Bogota while I purchased a place in Chile. FYI recently the most recommended for international moves to Chile is Allied Van Lines.
Socium replied most recently with:
Hi Graham There isn't almost internal transportation of containers by sea in Chile. Or at least to Puerto Montt from another port. So, your options to send a container would be to San Vicente on the Region 8th ( Concepcion area) or to San Antonio or Valparaiso ports in Central Chile. Then trucks will take your container to the destination you choose. There are warehouses where you can rent space to keep your belongings on the larger cities. Probably more seldom and expensive than in USA. However, there are more alternatives in Santiago than in the rest of Chile. Be aware of asking all the questions possible to your Custom Broker regarding paperwork to proof the ownership of your stuff before sending it. Although the Bill of Lading entitles you to withdraw your belongings. But do it well to minimize duties and VAT to be paid locally. Also it is important that you bring appliances able to function and to have maintenance under Chilean energy and services available. It may result sometimes better to buy new stuff here, and save the freight and the warehouse. My best regards.
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Picareno posted Chilean Health Insurance on the Chile forum:
Greetings all. My husband and I will be in Chile for almost a week before year’s end. We are trying to decide whether to buy travel health insurance for this trip. We see no point in having it if any health emergency would be covered by some kind of government-provided plan for which we would be eligible AND no private care is available. If private care is available, we’ll buy the insurance; if not, and we qualify for government-provided treatment, we won’t. Any experience out there? Thanks
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