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Typical Chilean Traditions for New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve Traditions in Chile

New Year’s Eve Traditions in Chile At the strike of midnight you may see entire families gulping down lentils and grapes which they wash down with champagne (hopefully without swallowing gold rings) which is then quickly followed by turning their yellow underwear from inside-out back to normal before taking their suitcase for a walk around […]

Clowning around in Chile

Clowning around in Chile

Yes, that is me clowning around as usual. No, it’s not my day job, well, anymore, well, um, let’s just continue shall we? The photo is not to show you one of my many talents (such as my knowing Jujitsu, Judo and other Japanese words too) but because of the classic Chilean vocabulary that appears […]

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Tipping in Chile – Propinas

Tipping in Chile – Propinas The Spanish word for Tip is Propina. Good tipping is usually remembered and the service is often even better the next time you return to a place. What may be a small amount to you can make a huge difference to someone else. Tipping in Restaurants The general rule of […]

Photo of both sides of Chilean notes (bills) and coins

Opening a bank account in Chile

Opening a bank account in Chile is a lot more cumbersome to do than in most countries so you if you intend to bring wads of money and deposit it once you are here… forget it. Plan ahead because you will have more chance of running into a three-legged gnome than you have of opening […]

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Buying things in Chile

Buying things in Chile There are two cultural differences that stick out in my mind about buying things in Chile. One is the number of people you need to talk to before you are handed the product you are buying, and secondly the Chilean fascination with receipts and other bits of paper that get stamped. […]