Reciprocity Tax when entereing Chile
Citizens of many countries including USA and Australia can enter chile without a visa for up to 90 days. there is a reciprocity tax, charging the national the same fee the respective countries charge for visa for chileans. australians pay 35 usd, that is what i paid three times but it is valid for nearly one month, so if you enter within that period you dont pay again. mexicans pay 15 or usd and the Yanks pay higher fees, i thought it was 100 usd but the above poster as said 135 usd so it might have risen since my visit. Pablo's house and a visitor from Takaoka
Pack warm clothing
Nothing special here Most definitly pack somewarm clothing such as a jacket or sweather. I was there inb spring and it was cold. Most definiy I would have frozen without my jacket. Most camera equipment is safe to cary around.
In this place youll find almost everithing that you are looking for, you have severall foudcourt and a lot of great restaurants, nightlife also, a lot of brand stores. i dont know if im right or not but i think this is one of the largest shoping malls in southamerica.
The main roads are all in a very good state of repair and you can drive to most of the country without special vehicles. In the remote areas you would need caution, some of those roads can be dirt or gravel.
There is adequate food and petrol/benzine/gasoline and diesel available on the main roads but do not bypass a station if you are low on fuel in the North.
El Bosque st.
El Bosque st. is quite a busy street, with some restaurant (international food and japanese) and some pubs. It has a food court also, where there are several fast-food restaurants. If you like donuts, you'll also find Dunkin Donuts. And there's a good ice cream shop in the corner of El Bosque and San Sebastian st.