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This was covered in the early 20th century by some other laws, but in 1961, the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs was established by the UN and as of May 2013, the Single Convention has 184 state parties. The Holy See plus all members of the UN are state parties, with the exception of Afghanistan, Chad, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru, ...


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We have traveled Chile for a month. If you don't speak Spanish you will at times have difficulties communicating. Not everybody speak English. A lot however do speak English and the are also quite a lot who speak German and French. Even if people don't speak English they often remain quite friendly and you can go a long way with foot and hand language. Often ...


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Your best bet is on a site like findacrew. I've had a friend do it this way - she overlanded from London to NZ, and used findacrew for the ocean parts inbetween. Generally there are categories of sailors on it - from beginner to expert, and as you've mentioned, you're already skilled. This will give you a considerable advantage. Thinking about it, ...


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In Chile, ungrounded plugs are compatible with Europlugs, so you should be able to use the Swiss plug directly. Some sockets only accept grounded plugs, which have a round grounding pin directly between the two round power pins. Apparently similar plugs are used in Italy, but I had never seen an adapter for it before I came to Chile. I have no recollection ...


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As always, Wikipedia has a good list which can answer this question. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country which has info, specs, and pictures for each plug type by country. It looks like Chile and Argentina have different mains plug types and you may only need an adapter for Argentina.


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I hope someone with more experience can come along with a better answer, but since this is happening to you now I can cut/paste the official advice from the government there You must replace your tourist card if it has been lost or stolen. You are required to surrender the tourist card to International Police officers at the time you exit Chile. If ...


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You should not rely on US Government to act on this in 2014. It is far more likely that if it will happen in 2014 it will be late in the year and it might be better to apply and get a B visa instead of waiting for VWP to happen. There is a recommendation by the State Department to the Santiago embassy to: Informal Recommendation 20: Embassy Santiago ...


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You may have to change buses once or twice. After all, these are in two different countries. The website you cite has connections between Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales as well as Puerto Natales and El Calafate in Argentina. Buses between El Calafate and El Chalten in the Los Glaciares park are frequent. However, you can get more direct transportation ...


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To request a duplicate copy of your tourist card ("Tarjeta Unica Migratoria" or sometimes "Tarjeta de Turismo"), you'll need to visit the extranjeria office. The office is located at Eleuterio Ramirez N° 852 in centro. Note that they are open from 8 AM until 2 PM. Also, make sure you bring a pen with you. To get there via Metro, take the red line to ...


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According to this webpage http://www.policia.cl/extranjeria/portada.htm International Police office it's located at Eleuterio Ramirez 852, between Serrano street and San Francisco street. There are about 3 blocks from Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins street (the main street in Santiago) and it's near to Universidad de Chile. I hope this information helps you, ...


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Let's say money is the only factor here, and then indeed, you may be fine with it. That's still a bit of cash for others. However, if anything eventuates that you need a clean record for - remember, they'll have a record of this. You want a permanent visa? Odds are that's a black mark against your application. Background check? Another issue. Further to ...


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Yes, you can do that and there should be no problems. Neither US nor UK citizens need a visa for Chile and the reciprocity fee that used to be charged to US citizens was abolished earlier this year. My personal recommendation: definitely visit Cerro Santa Lucía, a hill park in the city center from whose top you have a great view.


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Very easy. There are tours in both directions - I went from San Pedro to Uyuni, and they go back as well. You join up to a 2 night tour, for example, and then it finishes in San Pedro de Atacama itself - and the town is tiny, so you can walk from one side to the other very simply. I went with Tierra Mystica, and aside from claiming to have an English ...


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Chile has removed the reciprocity fee for US citizens, on the basis that the US has removed the need for (most) Chilean citizens to obtain a visa to enter the US via their entry into the Visa Waiver Program.


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I was on the receiving end of such a ticket once, when I was invited to a conference in the US. In my case it was a European carrier (Lufthansa), but paid to their US office. In general it was not different from other bookings, where I made the booking myself. I got the same booking confirmations. However, when I tried to check in, it didn't go through. The ...


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When I was preparing tour to Europe (Schengen area), it seems that travel insurance proof is mandatory for visitor of my country (Singapore). However travel insurance is not that expensive (less than 30 USD), and at that time I just obtained it from any ATM in Singapore (it is not mandatory to buy it from a travel agency). The tour agency should provide her ...


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I have not been to Chile, and I do speak Spanish. But let me offer some general advice on traveling in countries where you don't speak the language: How effectively you can communicate is largely up to you. There likely are exceptions in some parts of the world, but in most places, people are happy to try to communicate with you. Most "necessary" ...


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Having appropriate travel health insurance is indeed one requirement for Schengen visas. Regarding documentation and the like, you don't need anything particularly mysterious but you should be able to show that you are coming for tourism (hotel confirmations, etc.) and have enough money to cover your stay. The things you mention in your question should be ...


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I would be rather curious about how your girlfriend would get deported if she can't enter without a visa. There is a website Italian Foreign Ministry that allows applicants to determine whether or not they need a visa. And if you check on the site it will show that she will need to provide the proof of duration of stay. Basically usually referred to proof ...


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On my recent trip, the reciprocity fee was required of citizens of only four countries and the US was not one of them. These countries were easily identified by their flags in the immigration area of the SCL airport (if this is your country's flag, turn left here): Albania, Australia, Canada and Mexico.


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If you Google for the Spanish term "escuela de buceo comercial chile", on of the top five hits is this school here, which offers such courses. they take 6 weeks. They are located in Talcahuano, Chile. You need to consider that surface supplied diving is very expensive and complicated. The equipment required for this is a huge factor in this. See wikipedia ...


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If your objective is to get to San Pedro, it makes sense to do an Uyuni to San Pedro tour, instead of doing an Uyuni to Uyuni tour, followed by a trip to San Pedro. Both are readily available from plenty of tourist agencies in Uyuni. There is no public transport from Uyuni to San Pedro (besides the multi-day tours). You would have to first take a bus from ...


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Me and my friends have done that several times. One of my friends regularly uses a ticket which her father buys from Oman to the US to travel to and fro from the US i.e for a flight originating in the US but the ticket is bought in Oman by a different person (a family member in this case). I have done the opposite several times as well, wherein I have ...


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This is the biggest money exchange hub in Bangkok which I don't see Chilean Pesos. However, I suggest you call them up and ask them.


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I just talked to my friend, who used to live in Chile. He (a Bangladeshi citizen) traveled a lot in this very route. According to him, this is a very unusual case. He never faced something like that. Even crossing border (for Peru, or Argentina), sometimes there's no need to show passport. Also, no visa required. I guess the driver had "something" on his ...


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Consider using a small, not-so-well-known rental company. Big companies often have rules laid down by the legal/controlling/compliance department that branches have to follow, no exceptions allowed. One way that smaller competitors that lack the brand recognition can compete is through flexibility. In November, I did a 2 week trip starting in Chile and ...


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I have it on good authority (multiple sources) that there have not been passenger services between Calama and Bolivia since 2009. However, I also have it on not-so-good authority (conflicting sources) that goods services are still running. And I myself have seen locomotives move back and forth at the border.


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You can go on a tour from San Pedro de Atacama (in Chile) which takes 3/4 days, visits sites in both Chile and Bolivia and will get you back to San Pedro, for about 200USD. As an alternative, you can get a bus from Calama to Uyuni, which takes 7-9 hours, depending on border formalities, while the bus only runs by day and only on 4 days a week. The ticket is ...



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