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by Omikron
Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Anxiety about not knowing enough Spanish
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: Anxiety about not knowing enough Spanish

Socializing with locals doesn't seem to be your answer since you feel nervous about not knowing what to say. You could attend Spanish classes for foreigners. One of the banners here belong to "El Sol" language School. http://elsol.idiomasperu.com/ You could also watch movies or Tv in Spani...
by Omikron
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: NO RECIPIENT DEFINED?
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: NO RECIPIENT DEFINED?

Seems to be a recurring problem with PHPBB (Is PHPBB this forum engine? )

According to this thread, increasing the virtual memory, specially with old computers, would work.
http://goldrefiningforum.com/~goldrefi/ ... 64&t=14041
by Omikron
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need to buy a USB Microcontroller IC
Replies: 12
Views: 1735

Re: Need to buy a USB Microcontroller IC

Quote "Found it on eBay but the item is either in the US or Hong Kong." What's wrong if the item is located in Hong Kong? by experience, most Items from H.K./China either offer "free international Shipping" (""Free"" = Base price has been increased to include ...
by Omikron
Fri May 10, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: NEED ANYTHING TO OR FROM - ICA?
Replies: 13
Views: 1921

Re: NEED ANYTHING TO OR FROM - ICA?

The only thing I could think of when someone offers geting something from Ica would be Tejas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teja_(confectionery)

and therefore, Tejas and chocolates from Helena should be tried at least once http://www.helenachocolatier.com/
by Omikron
Fri May 10, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Young expats in Lima
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Re: Young expats in Lima

Hello expats, I'm Omikron & I live in Miraflores. Although I guess it should not be OK promoting external sites, welcoming and hosting foreigners while they visit Peru should be a priority and therefore, I'm going to mention "Couch Surfing" (without giving the URL) a community which I ...
by Omikron
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: SEEK A BOOK FROM - 1979...
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: SEEK A BOOK FROM - 1979...

Philip: Do you happen to collect non Peruvian banknotes as well? I do collect banknotes and it is very hard in Peru to find people with this hobbie. I'm not into the "commercial" side though, so I do not usually deal with $$ transactions but rather trading. I'm also looking for a 5 million...
by Omikron
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Exchanging money in Lima.
Replies: 11
Views: 1965

Re: Exchanging money in Lima.

Jalapenomel, Do you happen to have a Couchsurfing.com account?
There is this Argentinian guy called Diego who is coming to Peru soon and since he is having money exchange problems too, he is offering to trade his Pesos for Peruvian Soles once he arrives here.
by Omikron
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Exchanging money in Lima.
Replies: 11
Views: 1965

Re: Exchanging money in Lima.

Jalapenomel, Are you aware that many places are eager to buy your dollars because of the new exchange restrictions in Argentina, but once you are about to leave the country, you might not be able exchange your spare pesos back to dollars again? The "Warning" paragraph: http://argentinacons...
by Omikron
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: mid20's expats!
Replies: 63
Views: 15476

Re: mid20's expats!

An expat is organizing the following event for tonight:

http://bonvivantsavant.com/end-of-the-w ... ahaya-bar/

A good opportunity to meet new people. It is an open invitation but keep in mind there is an entry fee.
by Omikron
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mailing addresses?
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Mailing addresses?

I'm a local, and I didn't know about these changes until now:P...I would say..the more the merrier...so to avoid any mishandling I would use redundancy. My mail address goes like this (I buy banknotes from Ebay, so I receive international mails every 2 weeks) Av Pardo ### Miraflores, Lima 18 Peru I ...
by Omikron
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coin Shop?
Replies: 10
Views: 2827

Re: Coin Shop?

The hobby of collecting is a "luxury" in third world countries like this one, as it involves, dedication, investment and time. I can't tell if it's a blessing that people here are less materialistic by not collecting or by buying things they actually need and not to sell in a future, but p...
by Omikron
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking for a coin collector to trade and sell with me Lars
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Looking for a coin collector to trade and sell with me Lars

Nice intro post, Candace. I wonder if you are even in Peru.
by Omikron
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Administrative Assistant Needed
Replies: 0
Views: 729

Administrative Assistant Needed

A friend of mine requires the following (therefore make all your questions to the email below, not to me): Company in the financial sector requires female administrative assistant (30+). High organization and computer skills are a must. Interview will be conducted in English. Email resumè with salar...
by Omikron
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking for a coin collector to trade and sell with me Lars
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Looking for a coin collector to trade and sell with me Lars

Hi Lars, do you happen to collect banknotes too? I gave up collecting coins some months ago and stayed with banknotes instead. It really annoyed me having them perfectly stored in a 5x4 sheet like the following picture http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OzONNsjzto8/S76oVKQxBqI/AAAAAAAABlk/BTnQ9mUTrUI/s1600/s...
by Omikron
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: help or advice looking for friend
Replies: 12
Views: 2005

Re: help or advice looking for friend

I personally do not think it is a good idea to post his name here in public (You haven't done it) but here are a couple of tips you could try: - Try using the peruvian Google version, google.com.pe as it will filter out the non Peruvian pages. Use quotation marks when searching for a name. It will h...
by Omikron
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Should we bring our house/personal things to Peru?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Should we bring our house/personal things to Peru?

Are you or your husband/wife a Peruvian returning to Peru after years of working abroad? If that is so, then you could apply to the following Migration Incentive law (In Spanish only), created for Peruvians that would like to return to Peru. http://www.aduanet.gob.pe/aduanas/informca/LeyIM.htm I'm a...
by Omikron
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: increase in movistar phone/internet bill
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: increase in movistar phone/internet bill

I also got this letter 3 weeks ago and the reason is clearly explained there: they are getting rid of the older, outdated plans so these customers must get reassigned. My previous internet bandwidth 1Mbps is not being offered anymore, so they upgraded me to 2Mbps for a slight increase of 10 soles. I...
by Omikron
Fri May 25, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Poppy seeds (semillas de amapola) in Lima?
Replies: 13
Views: 4033

Re: Poppy seeds (semillas de amapola) in Lima?

just an F.Y.I if you ever have a drug test coming up, don't eat anything with poppy seeds, you can fail it, even with just a bagel's worth. http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/poppyseed.asp Oh Renodante is right. I like watching the "Mythbusters" (I have a hunch geeky Kelly likes this sho...
by Omikron
Fri May 25, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Poppy seeds (semillas de amapola) in Lima?
Replies: 13
Views: 4033

Re: Poppy seeds (semillas de amapola) in Lima?

No, I haven't been able to find poppy seeds here. It seems crazy to me that Peru is such a major producer of coca leaf that eventually finds its way into cocaine, and yet they won't even allow poppy seeds for baking. Thanks for all of your replies. It was explained in my previous post that the coca...
by Omikron
Fri May 25, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Atheists around
Replies: 21
Views: 2572

Re: Atheists around

I recall this topic being discussed before some years ago, mainly because although I'm not an atheist, I'm an agnostic. http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11437 Personally, I do not feel the need to find other people who share my religious (or lack of) beliefs as I wonder w...
by Omikron
Tue May 15, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru Phone Book - Address?
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Re: Peru Phone Book - Address?

Here is an advice: When someone writes a full name, address, phone number to ask for private information, if you feel like helping, do it by giving links to search tools like for example paginasblancas.com.pe, facebook.com, but NEVER EVER answer with the information requested. If I were Nathaly Vela...
by Omikron
Fri May 11, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: outrageous customs of Peru. Complete denial of evidence.
Replies: 24
Views: 7383

Re: outrageous customs of Peru. Complete denial of evidence.

What is outrageous is that people will advice to someone else to give a propina. That's the way corruption started .....Give a copy to your girlfriend of the papers You sent to Fedex, and tell her to try with INDECOPI ... http://www.indecopi.gob.pe/0/home_proteccion_consumidor.aspx?PFL=8 As much as...
by Omikron
Fri May 11, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: outrageous customs of Peru. Complete denial of evidence.
Replies: 24
Views: 7383

Re: outrageous customs of Peru. Complete denial of evidence.

I have used the INDECOPI free service before and had success with it. Vicmanu provided a link, but a more direct link is this one http://www.indecopi.gob.pe/0/modulos/JER/JER_Interna.aspx?are=0&pfl=0&jer=1387 I have another idea: send an email done by someone who speaks Spanish to "Care...
by Omikron
Thu May 10, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2890

Re: Hello and where can I buy a woman's swimsuit ??!!!!

You could try Applauzi, a peruvian brand which focuses on women swimsuits, mostly bikinis but I guess they might have one pieces. Jockey Plaza, Tda. 167 República de Panamá 6332, Miraflores Miguel Dasso 146, San Isidro CC. El Polo, Tienda A-124 CC. El Polo, Tienda B-217 (APPLAUZI lingerie) CC.Plaza ...
by Omikron
Mon May 07, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Poppy seeds (semillas de amapola) in Lima?
Replies: 13
Views: 4033

Re: Poppy seeds (semillas de amapola) in Lima?

I'm not an expert with this topic but not being part of the Peruvian culture or cuisine as opposed to the coca leaf, I would say it makes it illegal to possess even if its for baking. http://www.noticiasaliadas.org/articles.asp?item=1&art=2593 Quote "La amapola no es como la coca, no tiene ...
by Omikron
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Betadine
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Re: Betadine

Would "Tintura de Yodo" (Tincture of iodine) work?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tincture_of_iodine . It is not exactly Betadine, which is is povidone iodine (PVP-I), "povidona Yodada" or "Iodopovidona" in Spanish.
by Omikron
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Toxic Huayruros??
Replies: 4
Views: 8027

Re: Toxic Huayruros

Indeed, the article might be misleading, as it points out the toxic beads came from Peru, but the toxin itself called Abrin is found in the Abrus Precatorius beans which is native to Indonesia, not Peru. Even the Wikipedia definition for the Abrus Precatorius list different names in various Indian l...
by Omikron
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Toxic Huayruros??
Replies: 4
Views: 8027

Toxic Huayruros??

A friend of mine from Spain gave me this link, knowing I'm from Peru http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2131768/Jo-Wollacott-toxic-bracelet-Woman-sectioned-hallucinations-caused-jewellery.html For those who do not understand English too well, here is another link in Spanish (not the translation...
by Omikron
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Movistar outgoing server name??
Replies: 1
Views: 1613

Re: Movistar outgoing server name??

I used to have a Movistar email when they used to call their internet service Speedy and I believe the outgoing server (SMTP) was smtp.speedy.com.pe . They have renamed their services into Movistar now, so I would not know if it's smtp.movistar.com.pe or smtp.telefonica.net.pe, but I guess you could...
by Omikron
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: tv wall mount - vertical adjustment?
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: tv wall mount - vertical adjustment?

LOL..trust the Homers...! D' oH !
by Omikron
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: surfing in lima
Replies: 17
Views: 3645

Re: surfing in lima

thanks for the info! I gave Juan Manuel a call and he seem pretty friendly and the classes/price seem pretty fair Sounds good, I'll go check out that beach to get an idea of price ranges and what their classes offer, ideally with all equipment since I don't have a board yet. But hows the beach at M...
by Omikron
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: surfing in lima
Replies: 17
Views: 3645

Re: surfing in lima

I have a friend that teaches surfing for beginners at the Costa Verde, next to the Rosa Nautica. Her GF speaks perfect English (she works for an American Bank) and she always attends the classes. The school is called "Hammerhead" https://www.facebook.com/surfparaprincipiantes http://www.ne...
by Omikron
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: funny / embarrassing language learning mistakes.
Replies: 32
Views: 6189

Re: funny / embarrassing language learning mistakes.

I remember when I first came to Peru I had only learnt Spanish in Spain before. I was at a restaurant in Agua Calientes and asked for "los servicios". Tne waiter asked me to wait and then went to the kitchen. I assumed he was getting a key or something. Nothing happened so I called him ov...
by Omikron
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: tv wall mount - vertical adjustment?
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: tv wall mount - vertical adjustment?

On Pershing in Pueblo Libre there is a whole block that is nothing but rack stores. Pershing is not part of Pueblo Libre, but WIndsportinperu is right, as it turns into "La Marina Avenue" once you cross "Av Brasil" bridge. The blocks that he mentions are 8 and 9 http://www.guiac...
by Omikron
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tiles
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Tiles

My dad has made his tiles before at "Azulejos Iturry" http://www.iturry.com/
by Omikron
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to Buy Teaching Supplies
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Where to Buy Teaching Supplies

How about Tai-Loy? http://www.tailoy.com.pe/
by Omikron
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Claddagh ring
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: Claddagh ring

Buy one on E-bay and have it shipped to Peru.
For $10-$15 including international shipping (yeah I sorted the results by Low Price+ shipping), does not worth the hassle in having it custom made unless you really want one made out of gold with fancy jewelry.
by Omikron
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: eye doc
Replies: 4
Views: 1877

Re: eye doc

So, how did it go with my eye doctor? someone else is asking for one and I would like to know if I can recommend him or not :P
by Omikron
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ophthalmologist / Cataract Surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 2267

Re: Ophthalmologist / Cataract Surgery

My dad who is 69 was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes 2 months ago. Being a very practical man, he waited for his driving license to expire, then operated one eye and took the tests which include a vision test. He did well and got his license renewed. He is not operating his other eye though, h...
by Omikron
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transportation to Cieneguilla....
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: Transportation to Cieneguilla....

There are buses that travel all "La-Marina" then "Javier Prado" and finally to Cieneguilla. I do not know which one is it but it is easy to tell because the side of the bus is written Cieneguilla. There are also "colectivos" which are "station-wagon" taxi-like...
by Omikron
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Weber Bauer recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: Weber Bauer recommendations?

Have you realized that the Weberbauer is a German School? I guess your son is already fluent in English so are you looking for non English teaching schools? Recoleta School, teaches french, located in La Molina http://www.recoleta.edu.pe/ Roosevelt School, the most expensive school in Peru, located ...
by Omikron
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need Advice...moving to Lima
Replies: 16
Views: 2568

Re: Need Advice...moving to Lima

I've lived in "La Encalada" Avenue for 4 years, which is in Surco district in an area called Monterrico. The USA embassy is located here. I didn't own a car either and I called this area "Little Miraflores" as I had banks, restaurants and malls pretty close to me, some within wal...
by Omikron
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gold and Silver questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: Gold and Silver questions

I know safe places that deal with gold and silver using LBM prices (London Bullion Market. the official rate) at a 80-90%, but it needs to be metallic and in big quantities (several ingots) not a couple of coins. It's all about having contacts and finding the right person. You could ask in a Jewelry...
by Omikron
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Which stove oven should I buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 6983

Re: Which stove oven should I buy?

Sunflower: regarding the correct word, I've read it is described as "burner". Thanks Omikron. Once in a while it's so apparent how bad my English is. Sorry. Sunflower, you say it as if I was a stove expert ..I just read it somewhere while trying to find the model of the oven my dad owns :...
by Omikron
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Which stove oven should I buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 6983

Re: Which stove oven should I buy?

I have a gas stove, but since I do not use its oven I don't really care about it. Keep one thing in mind with gas stoves though: make sure you do not need a match to start it, based on the following thread http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14646&p=87538&hilit=stove...
by Omikron
Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Unique Christmas gifts?
Replies: 13
Views: 2002

Re: Unique Christmas gifts?

Do you consider a retablo (http://www.andestours.com/images/retablo.jpg) ,ekeko, butterflies inside a glass case or something made out of silver too "usual" too?
by Omikron
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Stay in Ica or Nazca?
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: Stay in Ica or Nazca?

Ok , you owe me a Pisco Sour..let's have one on your way back from Ica :p
by Omikron
Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Stay in Ica or Nazca?
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: Stay in Ica or Nazca?

I haven't been to Nazca nor Ica in years, but being Nazca a small town while Ica a city, I guess that once you see the Nazca Lines there won't be many other interesting things to do in the first location. Besides, while in Ica you will be close to Paracas (Ballestas Islands, sealions, The Candelabra...
by Omikron
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: wedding and honeymoon tapes and camera found in miami florid
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: wedding and honeymoon tapes and camera found in miami florid

Hi Kevin, I'm a computer guy I have helped finding people through the internet several times before. I could try helping finding these people. Message me with any information you would find relevant. I even have an "open case". I found the person but the original Poster never replied back....
by Omikron
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: mid20's expats!
Replies: 63
Views: 15476

Re: mid20's expats!

Did anyone actually ever met up through this thread? Is this happening again anytime soon...... Keen to get amongst it. Let's get it sorted again........ To my knowledge, no meeting ever took place, but this thread indirectly helps finding out people with common interests in their 20's or 30's ( &q...

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