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Thanks... hmm, I think they already know about me since I signed up for alerts, but it's worth a look.
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jealous of wild pumas lol
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Hhahh
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iโ€™m good! making breakfast then going to do more fun work instead
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I'm good. Super tired though. My GF gets discharged from.the hospital todaaay tadatada
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yay thatโ€™s great news!
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And I managed to fix all.the urgent things as of last night
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So now I can relax for 2 days before my holidays end bad have to go back to work sobsob
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working remotely as well i take it U0W0A9C5V?
rmhimkdmvczc2mo
remind me again which city in chile you are in?
bjwzpax2mo
Yeah
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Well, I wasnt
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But now I will be
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I'm in Puerto Varas
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Live in NZ
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ahhh
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First case reported in Chiloe.

As of yesterday they weren't allowing anyone to enter OR LEAVE the archipelago, which, although I wasn't planning on going anywhere, is still disconcerting.

How is everyone else?
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Hi UDZH0EJHJ. Here in Santiago there will be a full curfew for seven days starting tonight, for seven comunas. I live in one of those comunas and I have plenty of food and wine to be here for a month if needed. You have to request a special permit online to buy groceries or go to the pharmacy or to a doctor's appointment.
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Other than that, all good.
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Yeah, I saw that about the strict curfew ๐Ÿ‘€ I'm down to one grocery visit every few days already, but still ๐Ÿ˜‘ but it's warranted.
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Finally they put those comjnas in quaranyine
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Although very late
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The owners of the cafe on the first floor are here now, second time in two days. All of the restaurants on this street are closed. I'm like WHYYYY
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what could possibly be so important. The cafe has been closed since I got here last Wednesday.
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I'll wipe down the doorknobs after they leave, for sure
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etqfnezj I agree. Went doing my weekly shopping this week (in full gear) and felt like I was the only one in quarantine. Let's see what happens at the end of the 7 days of curfew.
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Man money gives people false entitlement
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I hatenit
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gyxssmehaiedonxqt Good idea wiping down the doornobs.
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hate it
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Lots of people with masks on the street here, and when I'm out for a walk, wearing my mask, many people will automatically give me a wide berth, for which I'm thankful because the burden isn't always on me to do the evasive maneuvers.

I have a lengthy translation assignment ahead of me today as well as a grocery trip. And I never thought that I would actually enjoy a meal of precooked black beans and canned salmon, but I truly did. Good prep for offgrid tiny house life if I get there.
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Do the USians here ever think of changing residences to here or elsewhere? I sure am.
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Yeh there's lots
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Today I had half a roasted chicken for lunch, with fries, and the sauce, omg the sauce.
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About to make an ATM run since Chileans aren't early risers on Sundays.

How is everyone?
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All good and still not crazy. Yesterday I met with my English practicing group in Guayaquil, this Tuesday I'm attending an English speaking event by Internations Santiago. Last night I had some wine and ended up booking a flight to LA in October with miles. Let's see if that goes through.
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How did that ATM run go? Are you rich now?
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What about selfisolating? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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LOL
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I am self-isolating. I'm booking flights for October, should conditions be met.
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Howโ€™s everyone doing folks?
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Ok here! Getting a little bored of course but I know this won't last forever and I have things to look forward to afterwards. It's getting chilly enough to need the heat on for a while in the mornings, and of course clocks go back this weekend (fine with me, I hate getting out of bed when it's dark).
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Clocks go back? In Chile?
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All good here in Providencia, we earned one more week of lockdown.
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Everywhere but Magellanes and points south, as of midnight Sunday.
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Thank you for letting us know. I'm investigating and planning accordingly.
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I can't wait for my Sunday morning walk, which I can start earlier thanks to more light in the morning. Streets are deserted till midmorning at least, usually.
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haha i know how u feel xtdoanucikldopunk i was ecstatic to get groceries yesterday lol
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I had to make a run today too
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I will go tomorrow. Can't wait. Going grocery shopping was never this exciting.
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Went grocery shopping. What a feeling!
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Love the outdoors. Now I understand the excitement of dogs when you take them out.
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hahaha right?
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now i know why dogs get so excited
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Lol
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I checked the coronavirus Worldometer today and ... Chile's infection / death rate is surprisingly not terrible. I think it's too early to tell how the country will be affected, but even Ireland is outpacing Chile at this point (and Ireland is doing a LOT of testing).
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I'm feeling optimistic about it, thinking here it won't be that bad. They are lifting the lockdown in almost all of Santiago next Monday.
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Hmmm, premature, but ok.
zptwsuj2mo
Too premature. I think Chile not being as dense, will save some things.
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But Santiago is full of santiaguinos. Itโ€™ll turn to a shit show any time now
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For anyone who isn't on the STEP updates "LATAM Airlines has announced it will cancel all outbound international flights from Santiago beginning Monday, April 13. The U.S. Embassy is aware of seat availability on a LATAM flight the morning on Sunday, April 12 from Santiago to Sรฃo Paulo, Brazil. There is a same-day connection available from Sรฃo Paulo to Houston on United Airlines. There is no guarantee that there will be any flights (commercial, charter, or repatriation) from Chile to the U.S. during the period from April 13-30, and possibly longer. U.S. citizens who are not prepared to remain in Chile for an indefinite period of time should contact LATAM or book a ticket through a third-party website for Sunday's flight to Sรฃo Paulo, even if this means purchasing a new ticket and seeking reimbursement for your previous ticket at a later date."
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Thank you!
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Unseasonable rain in Santiago and other places north of here and Twitter is aflurry
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I went grocery shopping today and it was beautiful outside. Even with the rain. Saw only a handful of people.
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It also makes it cozy and all I want now is to stay home, watch Netflix and drink chocolate.
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exxjobewjwabi just arrived in Puerto Natales, #chile
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eofwyxoseuzzn somehow climbing is a frequent part of my life
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haha you climbed over?
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that looks rusty! careful!
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I did. My shirt snagged on the top wires but neighbor guy unhooked me
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No injuries
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haha yayy daily climbing workouts lol
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๐Ÿคฃ
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I'm glad you're having fun!
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Fun 3.0
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I've been going out to pick up my lunch every day. Things seem back to normal out there. With the exceptions of almost everyone wearing masks, restaurants are delivery or take out only, and there's no transportation past 10pm.
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None of the ATMs in town would give me money yesterday morning and there's definitely money in the account. I'm hoping this was a "Sunday morning outage" thing and not something more general with respect to foreign accounts
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I have a doctor appointment this afternoon so will try again then

And I'm glad now that I got extra cash a few weeks ago
zfjaduoyr1mo
Hope it is just a temporary glitch. It's happened to me before once. How long will you stay in the island?
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I have a medical issue that may require attention in Santiago, but current plan is just to make a base here till end of August if I can get my tourist visa extended.

Sky Airlines has cancelled international flights till end of June, and LATAM has done the same through April 30 at the least.
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I'm getting tired of the frequent heavy rain, though.
tralluvdo1mo
I'll be here until mid-October. I had an appointment at Clinica Santa Maria for the first week of April and was cancelled, but it's nothing serious, just a routine check on a procedure I had last year. Get ready for winter, not sure how it is like in Chiloe, I guess colder and with some rain.
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I don't think it freezes here, but yep, lots of rain. I have adequate heat, thank bog.

My card still didn't work, but I think it may be the card itself. I have a couple of workarounds, not to mention that my regular Visa card still works.
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So it's not the Chilean banks ... it's my card lolsob at least I have an answer.
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gahhh whatโ€™s the problemo?
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I opened a high yield checking acct with Schwab and they didn't tell me that they would close out my existing debit card. I have to wait till I'm near a Fedex or Schwab office, or can get USPS, to replace it.
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LATAM has resumed flights between the US and Santiago ... so much for flattening the curve.

I put in an app for a visa extension over the weekend and I'm inclined to stay put for a while if possible.
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OMG really? I hope not but chances are some countries are going to regret opening up so soon. At least for this month I'm gonna do my part and stay here. It helps that I shaved my head and don't want anyone to see me like this.
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haha time to invest in hats
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luckily itโ€™s beanie weather in this hemisphere
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Oh, yes! I have hats, one australian, one ecuadorian. But I don't think the cowboy look is appropriate for the season. I'm gonna try to buy beanies ๐Ÿ™‚
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First COVID death here in Chiloe. I got my visa extension granted btw.
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Congratulations on your visa extension! And sorry to hear about that COVID death. Are you staying there until August?
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It makes sense to do it. I may move on from my current Airbnb at the end of the stay because, while most of the family seems ok with my being here, I got the opposite vibe from one person today. But if the virus is raging at the end of June, I'll stay put if they will have me.
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Hah, the vibing person just drove up as I was typing this.
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And to be clear I don't expect folks to be thrilled about having strangers around in times like these.
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But, y'know, awkward.
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Yeah, not cool if someone vibes like that. On the other hand, due to the lack of tourists there should be plenty of Airbnb options to choose.
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