Chile

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  1. dex

    dex Teriyaki

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    Thanks Geoff, I'll do that and send you a PM when I arrive next month.

    Not all of SEA is dirty, unsanitary, corrupt and unsafe. The same could be said for LatAm but it's a gross generalization.
     
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  2. coastymike

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    I own (well part own) a resort in Palawan, El Nido Philippines. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth. In South East Asia and part of a resource protected area so far from dirty. A very gross generalisation and representative of those who have only travelled to major cities within South East Asia. A very narrow focus indeed.
     
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  3. Sim

    Sim Administrator Staff Member

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    Doesn't it?

    e?e
    se?or
    se?ora
    se?orita
    ba?o
    pi?a

    EDIT: oops - look like you're right. Bummer.

    UTF-8 support in the new forum should fix that.

    Yup, just tried it on one of my other sites - works fine.
     
  4. heiding

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    yes, I mentioned because pinkboy said Chile had not been to war for 100 years, but there was shocking violence there for a long time.

    I have a friend who lived in Santiago for a few years, he said the Chilean accent is to Spanish what the Glaswegian accent is to English :)
     
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  6. pinkboy

    pinkboy SS Lookerafterer

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    We are on our way for our recon trip today. Had to put back 6 weeks because of netball, gymnastics and athletics commitment between Kona and I.

    Will keep you posted in the new forum.

    Can't wait!


    pinkboy
     
  7. The Falcon

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    Happy Dayz PB, have a great trip and I look forward to updates at the new site.
     
  8. Sim

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    Have a great trip!

    Pack some warm clothes - it gets cold there this time of year!

    Looking forward to hearing about your experiences there.
     
  9. vbplease

    vbplease Still on my L plates

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    Just saw this thread now.. What a brave move taking the family over. I agree with the other's sentiment regarding the move being a great experience for your daughter.

    I've been to Santiago for a short time and found it to be a great city! Any interest in skiing/snowboarding?
    Just wondering if Lima got a look in?

    I'm absolutely hopeless with foreign languages, but after a few weeks travelling through S.A. I could speak more than enough spanlgish to get by.
     
  10. S.T

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    Enjoy the trip mate, very exciting times ahead
     
  11. PJ1

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    Go for it pinkboy
    Better to regret something you did than something you didn't .

    I spent a few weeks working at codelco, Andina xmas before last,it was an adjustment but great experience.
    I was staying in las condes , Santiago weekends which is is wealthy suburb with park lands mall etc then Los Andes through the week. I travelled all over town via bus and subway those weekends without any issues.
    Looking around the pit there are plenty of opportunities for improvement.However I hope you don't spend too much time working and enjoy the location.

    All the best