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matchili replied to the thread Buying a Car in Chile, 2014 on the Chile forum:
danicatalina initially posted:
I'll be moving to Chile in a couple of weeks, flying into Santiago for the first month or so. I'm looking to buy a 4x4 that I can take into Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia. I'm looking for advice on the car buying process, obtaining a RUT number, using an address (if I am not formally a resident and don't technically have one yet), and even insurance. Found this site for car-buying:; any other suggestions on places to look? Many many many thanks. Dani
matchili replied on September 18, 2014 with:
Hi Dani! We are selling our vehicule 4WD bed camped in Chile (Santiago or Valparaiso). we are a french couple living in Chile, more info at photos at : do not hesitate in contacting us at cheers
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Socium replied to the thread Spanish translator needed in Santiago on the Chile forum on September 17, 2014:
Dave123456 initially posted:
We need a good Spanish to English translator in Santiago to help us when we go to the government offices. We will pay a reasonable fee.
Socium replied on September 17, 2014 with:
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Socium replied to the thread Seeking non-spanish speaking person on the Chile forum:
Lasse initially posted:
Hi all, I'm a journalist for a Danish magazine currently living in Chile. I'm doing an article on the lack of Chileans who speak English at the moment, and I would very much like to get in touch with a person who has experienced moving to Chile without knowing any Spanish. Is that you and would you like to tell me about how it is/was, please let me know. Feel free to contact me on for further questions. Thank you very much. Lasse Klinke.
Socium replied most recently with:
Hi James If you need some assistance in your process of moving to Santiago, you can contact me at I have a blog where you can find some guidelines to deal with Chile My best regards Teo
jbondoux replied most recently with:
We are James & Kathryn, retired, and after five visits to Chile we are on the verge of moving to Santiago (arriving in three weeks). During a previous visit, Kathryn, who has very little Spanish, experienced a frustrating encounter at a resort in Concon. She stopped by the towel-dispensing booth on her way to the swimming pool, where the Chilean female attendant appeared to refuse to understand her request for a towel. Kathryn displayed her room key, and asked for a "towla", several times getting a loud, aggressive and incomprehensible sermon in response. The women's only job seemed to be dealing with towels, and had just handed two towels to another guest. Kathryn finally gave up and returned to the room. We've since guessed that the attendant refused to understand "towla", since the proper pronunciation is "towaya", but the mystery remains. Perhaps simply another case of the occasional prideful Chilean attitude we've encountered. Anyway, we soon will be struggling in Santiago with making living arrangements. We'll be on the lookout for opportunities to netwerk with other expats. Any suggestions will be most welcome!
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property in ChileBeautiful Mountain View, furnished, equipped apartment. Best building/ location! 3day to 6mos+ @$65 depending.Inet concierge, Best neighborhood. Many restaurants, minimarkets everything minutes walking.
panamajames posted Chile Rentals for February on the Chile forum:
If anyone knows of rentals in Chile around February or March, let me know. There are 2 expat retired couples doing some travelling. A 2 bedroom house or 2 apartments in a nice area would be nice. You can e-mail me at Thanks
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property in ChileBeautiful 1-1-1 in beautiful, BEST, full service building in best area with everything available minutes walking! 24hr concierge, garage, business center+++
Hello My wife and I and our 2 young boys, 2 year old and 4 month old will be moving to Chile for many good reasons. I am originally from South Africa, I speak very little spanish. I am a licensed electrician and will be visiting in December before our family decides to move. Anybody with advice for work and or local spots where expats hang out to make some connections? Thanks, Henrico
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LovetheBeach replied to the thread pets best time to visit Chile on the Chile forum:
sjgeddes67 initially posted:
Hello: I am thinking about visiting Chile and Ecuador. I want to relocate at either place and will decide after visiting them. I am single, retired with a good monthly income. One of my concerns is that I have two dogs and two cats that will move with me. How does this work? I am quite sure it is a long trip from Fayetteville, Arkansas to Santiago. Can someone help me with this issue? Thanks
LovetheBeach replied most recently with:
mishramusic, I'm having some difficulty finding good, current information about Chile. Are there other forums besides this one that has an active community with current information? Thanks, LovetheBeach
mishramusic replied most recently with:
Hi, I have a home in Cotacachi, Ecuador , but have been living in Chile for the last 8 months. I like Chile a million times better than Ecuador even though chile is nearly doubly as expensive. To me, paying more for living in Chile is worth every penny because the quality of the government the police the people and everyday life is way better in Chile. I feel free here whereas in Ecuador I have never felt free. I also do not believe Ecuador has a bright future whereas I am certain Chile does. Come here to Chile-you will be glad you did! Michael
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KellyZauber replied to the thread Home Security Systems on the Chile forum:
KellyZauber initially posted:
Hi, I own a home security company in the US and was wanting to start a new branch in Chile when I move there. I've googled to see if I could find other companies already operating there but haven't come across much. Is home security a concern in Valpo or would I have to look into another business to start? Thanks for all the help. KZ
KellyZauber replied most recently with:
Thanks for the info. Hopefully my competitive edge will be on time service, professionalism, and friendliness. Thanks again for your reply
Socium replied most recently with:
There are home security companies in Chile. They need to register with the police and meet several criteria. Unfortunately the robberies are rising, so there is always demand for this kind of services. Many years ago I advised a starting company on this field. If you need assistance to start a business in Chile, give a look to my blog. Regards
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Expat ArticlesArticle Summary: Lee offers ten tips for people contemplating a move to Central or South America. (Continue)
biscaynebay replied most recently with:
excellent advice,!
musicman1955 replied recently with:
Thanks, this is great information and it is what other expats have told me as well. Live with the locals! Jim Sault Vermonter
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