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Comments to article «I Moved to Chile 5 Years Ago, and Here’s What Life at the End of the World Is Like»

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Wow, very interesting! I would want to visit Chile now too :)
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I have been to the Easter Island once, when I was a kid. I don't remember so much, but from what I can think, it was really interesting there. The stones were huge and the whole atmosphere was kinda mysterious.
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People from Chile love their wine so much, that they let their drivers drink a bit. Was an interesting article! Thanks for sharing :)
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Just a few corrections:
- We've only had one female president
- Gay marriage is not legal here. What's legal is the civil union, which is similar but not quite the same
- Abortion has been legal here under certain circumstances since Sept. 2017
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Thank you for the additions. :)
After this story I can tell that Chile is an amazing country.
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#3 - The reason that Chileans eat sandwiches and drink tea and coffee around 4 pm - 6 pm is because we have a tradition called "once", our tea time. Our biggest meal of the day is our midday meal or lunch. Dinner traditionally is eaten late, around 8 or 9 pm. A lot of people don't bother to eat so late and just have their "once", or they may eat some left over food from their almuerzo at the traditional dinner hour.

Things in Chile are not "upside down". Upside down to whom? Chileans simply live in the southern hemisphere, so it will be warmer nearer the equator and colder away from it, therefore, it will be warmer in the north of Chile and colder in the south.

#4 You can swim in the ocean in Chile. Many people do. It is extremely cold though. Most people who can't handle the cold will only take a dip in the ocean, but there are people who enjoy swimming in the cold water, or if they enjoy surfing, they will wear body suits.

#9 It's not only Chilean women who don't traditionally change their last name after marriage. Many women in Latin America in general do not take their husband's name after marriage. Children take both their parents last names.

It is expensive to get married and start a family, so it's true that many people delay getting married. It's become much more common since the mid 2000's to not get married at all, but to co-habit, including when a couple decides to have children. Additionally, although a man may be seen as still young at 35, it's not so common for people to think that of women.
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