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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by pharvey » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:11 pm

Just caught this thread... :oops:

We have offices in Santiago, and whilst I've been there for meetings and inspections on site, it's been the usual "seen the airport, the hotel, the offices and site..." - unfortunately sod all of interest!!

Anyway, I've dropped an email to a few of the guys in the Santiago office, so will hopefully have some kind of response from them!

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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by Bamboo Grove » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:38 pm

Thanks, pharvey. :cheers:
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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by Bamboo Grove » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:23 am

Got back from my trip about 3,5 hours ago. Still too tired to write anything, the journey back from my Santiago hotel to home took 28 hours via Madrid. Thanks for all who gave me advise, including friends of forum members, I did most of the things suggested and even some more. Once I have recovered, I will comment more about the place.
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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by Bamboo Grove » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:39 am

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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by migrant » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:58 am

Great song, and performer! :cheers:

I've heard it by Joan Baez, and others, and always like it :cheers:
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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by caller » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:35 am

Funnily enough, I was listening to Ms Baez singing that earlier. Great song.
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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by Bamboo Grove » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:07 pm

The first part of my travel report to Chile can now be read in my blog. It's also in English after the Finnish part.

http://bamboogrovestories.blogspot.fi/
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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by Bamboo Grove » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:57 am

Part 2 available now. I will try to add one part of total 10 every day from now on.
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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by Homer » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:15 am

Bamboo Grove wrote:The first part of my travel report to Chile can now be read in my blog. It's also in English after the Finnish part.

http://bamboogrovestories.blogspot.fi/
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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by Bamboo Grove » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:23 pm

The trip report is now ready and available at
http://bamboogrovestories.blogspot.fi/
Thanks for sharing the trip with me.
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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by Big Boy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:28 pm

I thought that I'd wait until the report was finished before I read it. However, now that I've tried, I've worked out that it reads backwards, but I can't find anything earlier than your last day in Chile. What am I doing wrong please?
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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by Bamboo Grove » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:49 pm

On the right hand side of the page you can see the word: blogiarkisto, under that you will find the previous stories. I've now updated their titles as well.
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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by Big Boy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:51 pm

Thanks - it'll have to be tomorrow now.
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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by Nereus » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:59 pm

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But have you been to Valparaiso?
Yes Sir, I even went to visit Neruda's house there.
Chile seeking answers in death of poet

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wo ... -poet-ner/

The body of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda is being exhumed in an effort to clear up four decades of suspicion about how he died in the days after Chile's military coup.

A team of investigators is to begin digging on Sunday at Isla Negra, a rocky outcrop on the Pacific Coast where Neruda lived.

But forensic experts say there's little hope the exhumation will answer the question of whether one of the great poets of the 20th century died of natural causes as was recorded, or if he was poisoned by the military dictatorship as his driver and some others believe.

Judge Mario Carroza has approved a request by Chile's Communist Party for the disinterment but not the use of independent experts.

Neruda, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1971, was best known for his verses of romantic eroticism, especially the collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair.

He was also a leftist politician and diplomat and close friend of socialist President Santiago Allende, who committed suicide rather than surrender to troops during the September 11, 1973, coup led by General Augusto Pinochet.

Neruda, 69 and suffering from prostate cancer, was said to be traumatised by the coup and the persecution and killing of his friends.

He planned to go into exile, where he would have been an influential voice against the dictatorship but a day before he planned to leave, was taken by ambulance to the Santa Maria clinic, where he was being treated for cancer and other ailments.

Officially, Neruda died there on September 23 from natural causes.

However, suspicions the dictatorship had a hand in the death have lingered long.

Neruda's remains have been buried for years in soil that receives intense coastal humidity.

Once they are exhumed, investigators will then have to work with what experts say is outdated technology and equipment.

"No big or false hope should be made about the exhumation and the analysis of the remains of Neruda yielding a cause of death" said Dr Luis Ravanal, a forensic specialist.

Chile's legal medicine laboratory "lacks basic equipment for the analysis of toxics and drugs that even the most modest labs own," he said.

"Technically there's a big limitation; there is no sophisticated equipment to detect other substances, so they'll invariably have to seek other labs."

Ravanal also said Chile lacks expertise in analysing bone remains.

Chilean Communist Party lawyer Eduardo Contreras, who is overseeing the exhumation, said he was disappointed outside experts were not allowed.
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Re: Travelling to Chile

Post by Nereus » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:05 am

I know this is an old thread, but for close on 50 years I have been intrigued with this place. It all started with a stint in the merchant navy, where the old salts used to speak about Valparaiso. I doubt that I will ever make it there now. :(
Some photos at the link.

Valparaiso’s faded grandeur still beguiles

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