One thing that you will need during any amount of time in Chile is toilet paper.
Despite what you may have learned in Spanish class, toliet paper in Chile isn’t called papel higiénico. (Although if you call it that, people will generally understand you.) In Chile, toliet paper is called confort or papel confort.
This is because the first toilet paper to be commercialized in Chile was by the brand “Confort.”
The word confort comes from the Spanish verb confortar, meaning “to comfort”.
You can often buy confort by the roll at street markets called ferias or at the corner store. You’ll enjoy a large collection of confort options at local supermarkets.
To help get you ready for your toilet paper adventures in Chile, check out Margaret’s insights about when to bring your own TP in Chile.