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Chile’s Tourist Entry Requirements

I got an email from Chilean Embassy with a few updates to the visa and entry requirements I had on the site. I’ve updated the Visa Requirements and the Airlines page with this information. Of particular interest is that you can waive Chile’s 18% sales tax on hotels when you show your “tourist card” and […]

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Posted July 13, 2006 in Site News, Travel | Comments Off on Chile’s Tourist Entry Requirements

Updated Chile Facts

I’ve updated some pages in the Chilean Facts section: People – it is interesting to note that the population overall is slightly older, life expectancy is up, and population growth has slowed a bit. Economy – things are looking up for the Chilean economy with the rise in copper prices and a recent free trade […]

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Posted March 5, 2006 in Site News | Comments Off on Updated Chile Facts

Origins of Chilean “Once”

As I describe on the Chilean Food page, “Once” is the light meal eaten in the late afternoon. Faithful reader SmellWing let me know of the origins of the Chilean “Once”: Tradition has it that long ago men that wanted to drink their liquor, or “aguardiente” in Spanish, during the time of day that is […]

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Posted February 13, 2006 in Culture, Food, Site News | Comments Off on Origins of Chilean “Once”

LDS Missions in Chile

As you may know, I was a missionary in Chile for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’ve added a section on the Latter-day Saint (LDS) missions in Chile. Hopefully this will be of benefit to those who have served previously or to those that are headed there soon. Current LDS Missions in […]

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Posted August 19, 2005 in Church, Site News | Comments Off on LDS Missions in Chile

Chilean Weather

I’ve added a weather section where you can view current conditions across Chile.

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Posted July 30, 2005 in Site News | Comments Off on Chilean Weather

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