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Sep 12, 19, 9:14 am
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Beginning of January will see out of school...

Beginning of January will see out of school students traveling as well as Argentinians (January is their vacation month) though probably less than normal due to Chile becoming extremely expensive for...
Forum: South America
Sep 1, 19, 12:23 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Yes, Easter Sunday will be a commercially closed...

Yes, Easter Sunday will be a commercially closed and quiet day. But you should be able to find open restaurants and if not, the hotel restaurants will be functioning. Monday will be back to normal...
Forum: South America
May 27, 19, 5:59 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,699
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

If this is a once in a lifetime visit to Rapa...

If this is a once in a lifetime visit to Rapa Nui, then you are chancing a disappointment of a missed flight, lost day or days on the island, etc. The walk-up price for a next day Rapa Nui flight...
Mar 18, 19, 9:24 am
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

I took Jetsmart for a local hop in Chile, SCL-LSC...

I took Jetsmart for a local hop in Chile, SCL-LSC for a price as cheap as a 5 hour + cama bus ticket. No problems at all. New planes but every extra thing must be purchased. Watch for last minute...
Forum: South America
Mar 15, 19, 9:38 am
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

FYI, Uber is illegal but functions in Chile. So...

FYI, Uber is illegal but functions in Chile. So that is why the airport is a major no-no. Outside of that, if the Uber driver gets pulled over at some police control checkpoint, you could be left on...
Forum: South America
Mar 5, 19, 7:51 am
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Sí y Sí. TO MDZ: If your bags are checked...

Sí y Sí.

TO MDZ: If your bags are checked through, then you can stay in transit and not have to clear Chile immigration and customs. If you have to retrieve your bags at SCL, then yes you will...
Feb 24, 19, 3:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Just received number three. Hopefully no five...

Just received number three. Hopefully no five times rule then denial as Often1 alludes to...
Feb 19, 19, 4:03 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

"Estados Unidos" as in "Latinoamérica es un...

"Estados Unidos"
as in "Latinoamérica es un pueblo al sur de Estados Unidos".
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

No name change, remember in Chile, the wife does...

No name change, remember in Chile, the wife does not take on the name of the husband.

Must of been one to two years before VWP started. I was doubtful she would be approved for ESTA but was and...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Data point: my Chilean wife was denied an embassy...

Data point: my Chilean wife was denied an embassy issued visitor visa many years ago but upon initiation of the VWP for Chile had no problems being approved twice for ESTA. Will be applying this...
Forum: South America
Jan 20, 19, 5:29 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 9,178
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

If you plan on using a device with an...

If you plan on using a device with an unregistered IMEI SIm slot with a Chile SIM on your next visit to Chile, register it or it will be blocked.
Nov 30, 18, 12:05 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

If you are form the US, the Chile immigration...

If you are form the US, the Chile immigration officer knows more than they will let on due to the tight two-way information sharing because of VWP. If you have US criminal problems related to drugs...
Forum: South America
Nov 9, 18, 11:11 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,288
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Actually there is a free transfer from the San...

Actually there is a free transfer from the San Antonio bus terminal to the cruise passenger terminal and San Antonio is a much less crowded and more relaxed city than Valpo. For lodging, I recommend...
Forum: South America
Nov 8, 18, 1:53 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,288
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

I believe the Seabourn is leaving from the port...

I believe the Seabourn is leaving from the port of San Antonio not the port of Valparaíso. A couple of days ago, I saw the Nat Geo ship berthed in San Antonio for repairs and maintenance. Valpo has...
Oct 30, 18, 6:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Chile does when it comes to drug, sex and other...

Chile does when it comes to drug, sex and other comparable serious crimes as I suppose all US Visa Waiver Program countries do.
Oct 15, 18, 7:13 pm
Replies: 142
Views: 23,309
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Experienced it today at LAX TB. All the APC...

Experienced it today at LAX TB. All the APC kiosks were closed replaced by a very short US/Canada citizens line and an announcement that the customs form was not needed. You hand over your passport,...
Forum: South America
Oct 10, 18, 7:56 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Bolivia is a major contraband point...drugs to...

Bolivia is a major contraband point...drugs to stolen vehicles, etc. Just RT to Argie is possible if the car company permits it ($$) and does some paperwork in advance.
Forum: South America
Oct 7, 18, 12:46 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Not enough time. I have never seen a special...

Not enough time.

I have never seen a special line for elites at incoming immigration, there is usually a crew/APEC officials line, residents/citizens line and a foreigner line. At customs, all...
Forum: South America
Oct 7, 18, 11:07 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

The arrival time is during the morning crush at...

The arrival time is during the morning crush at immigration, bag pickup and customs which could be heavy or could be more normal depending... 1.5 hours is way too short, unless you can afford to...
Forum: South America
Sep 11, 18, 8:52 am
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

LATAM is the only airline that serves Easter...

LATAM is the only airline that serves Easter Island, now officially called Rapa Nui, and the only route to get to the continent is IPC-SCL. February is the busy Chilean summer vacation month. Rapa...
Forum: South America
Aug 26, 18, 11:22 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Exemption only applies to lodging establishments....

Exemption only applies to lodging establishments.

More specifically, only lodging establishments who have registered with the tax authority to offer it. Which means many smaller establishments...
Aug 10, 18, 10:25 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

15 days, you must be someone very important? ...

15 days, you must be someone very important?

Here in Shilelandia for the normal people, it takes up to 6 months. I received my credit for cancelled flights in five months only because I ended up...
Forum: South America
May 1, 18, 10:23 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Great choice, I was just there about mid month...

Great choice, I was just there about mid month last month during ht new moon. Stayed in Pisco Elqui in a comfortable modern-rustic cabin with a small pool.

Vicuña has the last major chain...
Apr 23, 18, 10:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

Intense competition from Sky and Jetsmart. I...

Intense competition from Sky and Jetsmart. I recently flew Jetsmart to La Serena with paid assigned seat and prepaid 1 piece of 23k of luggage for less than the price of a cama bus ticket to La...
Forum: South America
Mar 7, 18, 8:51 am
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Viajero Perpetuo

The mass Haitian economic migrant issue (via...

The mass Haitian economic migrant issue (via entry as visa free 90 day "tourists") is beginning to blow up in the Chile conventional media and the web this month including revelations regarding this...
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