Chile Travel Tips & Advice come easily since the country is the most advanced in all of South America. If you ever get tired of the laid back “latin time” of South America then head to Chile; planes run on time, your served right away at restaurants, but ironically enough hardly anyone speaks English.
- Plan to Break the Bank
- Pickpockets in Santiago, Chile
- Atm’s in Chile
PLAN TO BREAK THE BANK
Housing in Chile is very cheap but food is the most expensive that I have experienced in all of South America. The famous fruit from Chile in the United States is nowhere to be found in Chile because they export all their good stuff to the U.S and other countries like Argentina & Brazil. You should budget a bit extra for your meals (even if you are grocery shopping) unless you are going to eat roman noodles and bread sandwiches. Sandwich ham and cheese is THAT EXPENSIVE.
PICKPOCKETS IN SANTIAGO, CHILE
I personally never had a problem with pickpockets in the city of Santiago but they are notorious, especially in La Vega, the city’s central market. The other parts of the city are pretty safe just keep an extra eye out when you are in local markets and in large groups of people.
ATM’S IN CHILE
When withdrawing money out of an atm in Chile there is an extra option you have to select to ensure that it will allow you to withdraw money. Once you put in your card make sure you select the extranjero (foreigner) option in the beginning, there should be an extra option where can select that and then you should be good to go! If you don’t select that you will think something is wrong with your card because it won’t allow you to withdraw any money.
OTHER TRAVEL TIPS- coming soon