A Tour: Reñaca Beach to Viña del Mar

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Sometimes we walk to get someplace. Our focus is merely to put one leg in front of the other in order to reach…

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Is That a Hamburger Walking Around Santiago?

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I like to walk. Whether it’s in a city street teeming with strangers, a fading forest path winding through fir…

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A Hamburger with Drinks & Helado en Santiago

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Continued from Is That a Hamburger Walking Around Santiago? For drinks later in the evening I can recommend Teclados; the bar chain frequented by students all over the city. They have some simple snacks for satisfying any hunger still left from dinner and, of course, all the usual drinks like Piña Colada, Pisco Sour, “Roncola” and nice German beer&…

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Is That a Hamburger Walking Around Santiago?

Posted on 18. Feb, 2015 by .

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I like to walk. Whether it’s in a city street teeming with strangers, a fading forest path winding through fir trees, or a strip of sand cuddling up to an ocean shore – walking never fails to calm my oft fragmented mind. And since I left my family and friends behind, quit my studies to work at an education startup, and moved from Hamburg, Ger…

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Norte Chico, Pucón & Villarica – Travel Log

Posted on 18. Feb, 2015 by .

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Do you like the countryside around where you live? Is it peaceful and quiet? Are there lots of wildlife and fl…

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2014 Maratón Internacional: Viña del Mar

Posted on 01. Dec, 2014 by .

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Now that sounds like fun! I had been awakened by loud music and a woman’s voice over loud speakers … somewhere outside. It sounded like it was almost right outside my window. Since I had just arrived in Reñaca again, I really had no idea what was going on in town. Sometimes you just never know […]

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Offshore Banking in the Age of FATCA: Part 3

Posted on 24. Nov, 2014 by .

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Today’s article is the third and final of Ryan’s series on banking and FATCA. Please click these links to read Part 1 and Part 2. Reputation, Reliability, and Service Level of a Particular Bank In the U.S., we are somewhat spoiled with online banking and speedy service. Banks in many other parts of the world […]

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Offshore Banking in the Age of FATCA: Part 2

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In my last article, I discussed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) as well as other foreign banking disclosure laws which U.S. citizens and residents must deal with. I also discussed our enormous federal debt, and why placing a nest egg offshore may someday be necessary to one’s financial survival. In this article, I’ll […]

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EscapeArtist Chile Update: November 2014

Posted on 17. Nov, 2014 by .

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October was a blur. I got to spend five weeks in Chile getting some things in order and preparing for next year’s extended stay. While Frank holds down the fort in Chile, having expatriated there over two years ago, I continue making the commute.  I’m getting my foundation set up there, in order to prepare […]

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Offshore Banking in the Age of FATCA: Part 1

Posted on 10. Nov, 2014 by .

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Earlier this year, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was implemented. As a result, many foreign banks will no longer do business with U.S. persons. Banks that continue to accept U.S. customers must either enter into a treaty to disclose U.S. accountholder information to the federal government annually, or 30% of funds will be […]

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