Help! Can I bring chocolate and peanut butter into Chile?

We arrived into Chile after a truly horrible flight but our entry into Santiago was fairly smooth. Customs waived us through very quickly and my kids even got to pet the sniffer dogs as I’d fainted. It’s probably a good thing as I do wonder if I had items to be declared in my case. I don’t remember if I definitely…
View Post
Share this post:

10 reasons why Santiago de Chile is a great place to live

I’ve been contacted by a few people looking to move to Santiago, Chile and asking about life here. Sure, not everything’s perfect, and we had a rough start to our move, but compared to anywhere else I’ve lived Chile has got to be the one of the best yet in terms of quality of life. Yes, there are things here…
View Post
Share this post:

Speak Spanish? Hate Chilean bureaucracy? You’ll love this

I write a blog, sure, but I’m not a huge fan of technology. Dusty books, fresh air and traditional afternoon tea are my game.  But technology is rather useful. Last week I came across a new app for foreigners in Chile. ‘Yo Migro‘ is in Spanish and it’s aimed at migrants, not expats, (don’t get me started on the difference…
View Post
Share this post:

Is it safe to drink the water in Chile?

Is it safe to drink the water in Santiago Chile? Yes, but it’s gross. It tastes like rotten swimming pool water. Safe to drink We’re based in Santiago, I’m pregnant and we have two preschool age children. We’ve been assured by fellow expats, local friends, our doctors and our relocation expert that the tap water here is safe to drink.…
View Post
Share this post:

Is Santiago de Chile Safe?

Is Chile safe? Is Santiago safe? I’ve lived in Santiago for a few months now. Statistically it’s safe (ish). It’s a bit silly to quote statistics. What does it mean to be safe? Is violent crime recorded on the same level as petty theft? What about state level corruption? What about pockets of crime which bump up the stats, but…
View Post
Share this post: