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The cultural insights of a young woman who moved to Santiago Chile to explore and learn.
panamajames replied to the thread looking for land partners on the Chile forum:
artbyjoe initially posted:
wanting to buy self sufficient farming land in south western Chile. west of Los Muermos. we figure to be part time for the first 3 years or so. perhaps 6 mo / 6 mo. then full time. primary goal is to grow as much of our own food as possible. have experience in off grid living. we will be heading back down there in March for 4 to 6 weeks.
panamajames replied most recently with:
I just got back from Chile and found the farming to be incredible. I would not want to be in competition
ruthoneill replied most recently with:
I like the idea of fertile land, plentiful water and autonomy within a like minded community. I do not want to be too close to my neighbors as I am tired of that living in suburbia. Having university nearby and services and infrastucture is important to me as I have several children. Otherwise I prefer myear round growing season and with enough elevation to get a breeze preferably on east side coastal mountains near to beach.
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iain initially posted:
hi all, I live in the UK, and have worked in the airline industry for 32 years. I've just received an insurance payout which I want to use to launch a new life. Here in the UK we've been subjected to the most grotesque chemtrails imaginable for the last at least 4 years. Almost every day - Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn - there are massive spreading, dripping, all-day plumes of white muck from non-CAA aircraft, presumed NATO. If you're flying anywhere from 25,000' to 38,000' you can see them as soon as you arrive over the UK. In fact the trails at that height can actually be seen to congeal and drip over vast distances. It's appalling. The government pretends not to know, but they would have to be cretins not to realise what's going on. Does Ecuador have chemtrails, and is the government really free of the war machine, false-flag, arms business mentality which pervades the UK and US? I was staggered to see that Cameron never criticised Israel for slaughtering more than two thousand civilians last Summer. That was really the last straw. I would arrive in Ecuador with just under a million dollars (US) liquidity and would like to spend my last 10 or 15 years of life there. Any advice would be most welcome - language, people, culture, lifestyle - anything at all from your experience! Many thanks
nickspm replied most recently with:
Picareno, You're right that this should have been posted under the Ecuadorian section, as opposed to the Chilean section. However, please don't try to shoot the messenger as a response to hearing bad news about the UK or the US. Both are hopelessly corrupt, and it is perfectly reasonable that someone might want to exclude other hopelessly corrupt nations first---before making inquiries about the weather of a potential new home.
Picareno replied most recently with:
Wow! First of all, this appeared on the Chile page, not the Ecuador page, so you may not have reached your audience. Secondly...My husband and I have been systematically looking for a Central or South American country for a few years. As we research and then visit, one of the things we really avoid are Americans who moan and complain about the U.S. It's not particularly pleasant and only teaches us that we don't want to be around the complainer. Same with the locals. Imagine meeting a expat whom you ask about their experiences in their new home...and all they do is complain about France. How much fun is that? I'd suggest going back to the drawing board and researching countries you might enjoy using your preferences as a measure -- do you have pets; what kind of weather do you enjoy; what can you afford; do you have children still in school; are you retired or looking for employment You can do all this easily by first exploring websites like Wikipedia and then websites specific to the targeted country. Then hop on this website and make some friends. We did this and found lasting (I hope) friendships in numerous countries and excellent hints about property and moving. Forget about how much you hate Britain and look forward. Good luck.
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captainsursea replied to the thread vets and MAC flights on the Chile forum:
RussellO initially posted:
I'm looking for those who use this service to travel around South America. Where in the U.S. do you leave from for flights?
captainsursea replied most recently with:
There is no such thing as a MAC flight (Military Airlift Command) any more; the agency is now AMC (Air Mobility Command). The correct name for what you want is a space A Flight. Call the AMC at 951-655-2397 to inquire about the flights, destinations and eligibility requirements.
captainsursea replied most recently with:
There is no such thing as a MAC flight (Military Airlift Command) any more; the agency is now AMC (Air Mobility Command). The correct name for what you want is a space A Flight. Call the AMC at 951-655-2397 to inquire about the flights, destinations and eligibility requirements.
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captainsursea replied to the thread drivers license info? on the Chile forum:
sailormex initially posted:
Hi, I have had enough of Panamá and am moving to Chile, but my license is about to expire. Can someone tell me if I can get a license on a tourist visa before I file for residency? Many thanks..
captainsursea replied most recently with:
Short answer - No. The requirements for a Chilean driver's license is a Resident Visa, a RUT (similar to a S/S number) and a minimum 8th grade education certificate, notarized, from your junior high school, or high school, certified by the Chilean Consulate as an authentic document.
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captainsursea replied to the thread Santiago bound on the Chile forum:
Dario2010 initially posted:
Is it possible for me to live and work in Chile with a felony almost 20 years old?
captainsursea replied most recently with:
Seems no one took this on. . . so here goes: 1. Chile has a very high un-employment rate and you would be competing with highly educated Chileans for the few jobs available; 2. Having just written that - if you have a Master's or PhD that is in demand - I would take a chance on Chile unless your felony was registered in the Interpol data base - a data base the Chilean Government accesses for purposes of granting visas - especially working visas. Good luck.
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captainsursea replied to the thread Electronics on the Chile forum:
swkoslovsky initially posted:
Coming to Chile for a couple of years. Does it make any sense to bring electronics i.e. TV, Radio etc with me?
captainsursea replied most recently with:
Chilean electrical grid is 220VAC-50Hz so it's cheaper to buy those items locally. Prices are a bit higher than in the US but - shipping electronics from the US and then buying a Xfmr to lower the voltage locally is far more expensive.
panamajames replied most recently with:
Bring them, unless you can live without TV and radio for a couple of years..........
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captainsursea replied to the thread Chile to Argentina Overland Driving on the Chile forum:
danicatalina initially posted:
Hi guys, Planning on driving into Bariloche next week from Puerto Varas in my car (which has Chilean up-to-date plates and paperwork) and I have some questions re: paperwork required to enter. So far I've seen that you should have the following: - Some sort of "extra insurance" that covers your entire stay in Argentina. What would this insurance be called in Chile? - Some Customs document stating the car's history leaving and entering Chile. What would this doc be called? That's about it...all other paperwork is up to date. Very much appreciate your help here! Dani
captainsursea replied most recently with:
Been there - did that but my wife and I toured all of Argentina and Uruguay in our Peugeot. The insurance is mandatory and you can get it on-line and print the document on your home printer - as we did. It's offered by a few Chilean companies for a few months up to one year. The only document you need is the registration you got from the Registro Civil Chileno in your name. We also did Bariloche and it was great! Enjoy
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panamajames replied to the thread What items are more expensive in Chile than in the US? on the Chile forum:
samanthaazatova initially posted:
I'm trying to make a list of things I should buy in the US and just bring with me to Chile (I have work-sponsored shipping of basically whatever I want). What do you suggest I buy in the US to bring with me? List thus far: towels sheets printer
panamajames replied most recently with:
I meant Vina del Mar...The computer changed the spelling.....
panamajames replied most recently with:
I am currently in Gina del Mar in Chile and finding that everything is more expensive but the fruits and vegetables are much better. All electronics are 220 and even with an adapter my razor gets so hot I have to let it cool down before using it. I really need a step down transformer foer it but I am leaving Sunday. Tough call. Buy new here or bring your old stuff here.
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10 Tips for Living in Chile by Betsy Burlingame
Expat ArticlesArticle Summary: Expats in Chile enjoy the stable economy, friendly people and relatively affordable cost-of-living. Many find becoming close friends with Chileans, who primarily socialize with family, a big challenge. But, the expat community in Chile is strong and offers a great support system for newcomers. (Continue)

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