April 29, 2017

Pucon is a popular Chilean city situated in the eastern part of the Araucania region in Southern Chile. Well known for its adventure sports and natural hot springs, Pucon attracts tourists and expats from all over Chile as well as from all over the world. This ´´mounta...

March 22, 2017

There are three main things to know about Chilean toilets before visiting Chile.

#1: Bring your own toilet paper.

One of the big things about Chilean toilets is they do not usually offer toilet paper.  You must bring your own.  The average Chilean (guy or girl) is usuall...

April 16, 2016

Panguipulli is a popular adventure tourism hotspot for people from all over the world.  With the close proximity to mountains, lakes, hot springs, and rivers, it is centrally located for all the hiking, back packing, boating, and adventures that you could want.  With a...

March 1, 2016

There are two ways to obtain full citizenship in Chile.  One is to become a temporary resident for one year, then a permanent resident for five years, and then apply for citizenship.  If you have made it this far, then you should have no problem getting your citizenshi...

January 18, 2016

When going through the residency process you will most likely have to deal with a Chilean Consulate in the United States.  There are seven, official Chilean Consulates in the United States that handle many different tasks for U.S citizens and Chilean citizens.  Most co...

December 19, 2015

Carabineros

The Carabineros are the uniformed police force of Chile.  In Chile, the police (Carabineros) are a branch of the military.  The Carabineros were established in 1927 and they report to the Ministerio de Defensa Nacional (Ministry of National Defense) through...

November 19, 2015

Chileans eat on a slightly different schedule than we do in the United States.  It may be hard to find restaurants open at times that are normal for people from the United States.  Here is a brief guide to meal times and eating at restaurants in Chile.

Breakfast:

Th...

November 17, 2015

 

With Chile having 441 species of birds, it is no wonder they have something as exotic as parakeets!  One abundant species of parakeet in Chile is the slender billed parakeet.  These parakeets are endemic to the lower elevations of Chile.  Their main range is as far no...