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by panman
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to buy ingredients (all cuisines)
Replies: 15
Views: 5260

Re: Where to buy ingredients (all cuisines)

Where are these agricultural university shops? I did just find mascarpone in vast quantities at the same Wong I checked last week, when they had none. I am thinking they get huge loads of it, and the restaurants probably buy it up quickly. I bought a few more packs and made another giant tiramisu, ...
by panman
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to buy ingredients (all cuisines)
Replies: 15
Views: 5260

Re: Where to buy ingredients (all cuisines)

I´ve never eaten decent lamb in Peru, even at at top end restaurants, untill recently.
I bought some "baby lamb" from the butchers at the agricultural university shops in La Molina, it was exactly what it said on the box, and tasted wonderful.
by panman
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Borderhop(ish) from Tacna to Arica
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: Borderhop(ish) from Tacna to Arica

Considering the hoops you have to jump through to get into other countries legally, Peru's system is nothing short of a joke.
Having just gone through the Uk/Schengen visa application process recently, I've decided the best way enter Europe in future is by rubber dinghy via Africa.
by panman
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Motoring.
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Motoring.

Driving would be so much easier if it were ever possible to impose this kind of law here in Peru. :lol:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... -lane.html
by panman
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3233

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

Alpineprince wrote:Hopefully PPK will get into the second round and save this place!

Good to know he's getting at least 2 votes, yours and mine. :lol:
by panman
Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru: Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Moving to Peru: Tips

Whatever the purpose of you moving to Peru might be, please be aware that on many occasions things do not work out. For that reason it is of the upmost importance that you keep in reserve, at least enough mony for a return ticket home.
by panman
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Miraflores
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: Thinking of moving to Miraflores

limaapartmentshunter wrote:Hi Kevin,

To open a bank account you need the "carnet de extranjeria" and an address. That step is very simple.

Regards!
LAH

Please explain the current the process, it sounds very differnt to the process I went through about 7 years ago.
by panman
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Upholstery.
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Upholstery.

http://www.decorartehogar.com/tapizado-de-muebles-de-sala-peru.htm or you could just Google servicios de tapizado there are tons of upholsterers and probably less expensive than above link- ask to see their work. Hope this helps. Thanks I'll check out the web site. As for google, I'd really prefer ...
by panman
Sun May 31, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Upholstery.
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Upholstery.

Once again, i'm looking to get a chair and a few other items re covered. Can anyone, from experience, recommend a good upholsterer? I remember someone posting information about just what I want, that being a chair re upholstered and an umbrella covering. I contacted the person I thought it was, but ...
by panman
Sat May 30, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Locating a Lima resident by the address
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

Re: Locating a Lima resident by the address

Find San Isidro on Google earth and Just type the house number and street name into the search engine. Unfortunately you'll probably find that if what you used to live in was a nice old house, it is now a horrible concrete apartment block.
by panman
Thu May 28, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: LED GROW LAMPS FOR SALE
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: LED GROW LAMPS FOR SALE

I wonder what sort of herbs you might be able to grow. :lol:
by panman
Sun May 24, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Subaru XV 2010 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: Subaru XV 2010 for sale

adrian Thorne wrote:Could you explain why with such a small mileage, why you should have needed new tyres and it would be helpful to see photos of the whole vehicle, including interior and boot please.

A new battery at 35km is also a little suspect, yet I still might be interested if all documentation is available.
by panman
Sun May 24, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Subaru XV 2010 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: Subaru XV 2010 for sale

Are you the "sole owner" of this car?
by panman
Fri May 22, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What makes a good land boundary?
Replies: 18
Views: 2702

Re: What makes a good land boundary?

I can assure you, if the land is unoccupied, nothing will deter people from invading your property if they wish to do so.
by panman
Thu May 21, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Are Lobbyists a part of the Peruvian political system?
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Are Lobbyists a part of the Peruvian political system?

Hire many lawyers here in Peru and they pay somebody and your problem is solved. It is called Corruption. Not unique to Peru and very much alive in the US. You beat me to it. We also have the same problem in the UK, but just aren't as open about it. We'd rather think it doesn't happen in our back y...
by panman
Thu May 21, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: moving to Peru and finding work
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

Re: moving to Peru and finding work

Finding illegal work, which I would never promote but, would probably be the OP's only option is not difficult. On the other hand, pay and conditions for whatever the illegal job might be would probably not be suitable for most people coming from North America. For that reason I would suggest if you...
by panman
Fri May 15, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bad Idea:congress, bill to buy home without a down payment
Replies: 6
Views: 1846

Re: Bad Idea:congress, bill to buy home without a down payment

Another step on the slippery slope.
by panman
Wed May 13, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Debit Card Smart Chip issues in Peruvian Banks
Replies: 7
Views: 2613

Re: Debit Card Smart Chip issues in Peruvian Banks

I've been using my chipped UK Barclays debit card for several years without problems, other than at Scotiabank. The ATM's regularly said that my bank did not respond to the request made, for this reason I no longer bother with them. My MBNA chipped credit card has always worked without problem, I bu...
by panman
Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best Pollo a la Brasa?
Replies: 20
Views: 6439

Re: Best Pollo a la Brasa?

I'd like to see Hikari added to the list, and if you haven't eaten there you should before you cast your vote.
by panman
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian getting a UK visitor visa?
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Re: Peruvian getting a UK visitor visa?

.....................They are pretty strict on time away and always only give the minimum needed (do not allow for delays), unlike the States who give you ten years............ That's typical rip off Britain. I don't see why I should have to pay for a visa to take my Peruvian wife to visit her Engl...
by panman
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Oxapampa buses??
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

Re: Oxapampa buses??

Try Lobato.
by panman
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel Insurance, valid in Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: Travel Insurance, valid in Europe

Last time I travelled to Europe I used Segurviaje on Av Pardo in Miraflores. They are part of Mapfre and I believe that they are reliable, but thankfully I didn't need to put them to the test.
www.segurviaje.com
by panman
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?
Replies: 14
Views: 3572

Re: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?

Unless you are going to buy a car, be careful if you plan to try and hire a vehicle. Most, if not all hire companies will not accept new drivers.
https://www.irishcarrentals.com/booking/faq_index.php
by panman
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?
Replies: 14
Views: 3572

Re: Touring Club Driving Test Centre Open on Saturdays?

Just curious.

Why would someone who is, as mentioned in another thread, "going to be leaving Peru permanently" go to the trouble of getting a Peruvian Drivers license when, if you already have a UK license you might be asked to revoke it?
by panman
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The 10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Re: The 10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World

I suspect that the information in this survey has been manipulated, I wouldn't trust a word of it. :lol:
by panman
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: King Crab Legs
Replies: 2
Views: 1601

Re: King Crab Legs

I had a very nice lobster thermidor, with a bottle of Champagne to wash it down, at the Sheraton downtown, but it did cost a King Crab's arm and a leg. :D
by panman
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Spanish Consulate in Lima refusing to issue a Schengen Visa!
Replies: 12
Views: 2321

Re: Spanish Consulate in Lima refusing to issue a Schengen Visa!

You can apply for a Shengen visa from any member country, and then use it to travel to any other member country. Example. When my wife and I went to England, we had no fixed plans other than visiting my mother, but did think we might venture into Europe. For that reason we applied for a Schengen vis...
by panman
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants
Replies: 17
Views: 4086

Re: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants

Sergio Bernales wrote:
gringolandia wrote:So, Panman, which are you, expat or immigrant?


Naturalised immigrant. :lol:
by panman
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: embarazo
Replies: 20
Views: 2992

Re: embarazo

COME BACK Philip, all is forgiven.
by panman
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Married - Visa Time
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Re: Married - Visa Time

Incredible that it still takes that long in the US. My gf and I aren't married but she got her visa to go to Europe within 5 days. And it was free of charge. Unmarried partners of EU citizens have that automatic right to join their partner in the EU. They have the same rights than EU citizens to wo...
by panman
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: last lunch in Lima
Replies: 12
Views: 2878

Re: last lunch in Lima

The meal that my wife and I had at Malabar is by far the most memorable dining experience i've experienced in Peru. It wasn't the quality, but for the quantity of food that amazed me, so little for so much $$$$$.
Thank god Bembo's is just a couple of blocks away for a top up. :lol:
by panman
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants
Replies: 17
Views: 4086

Re: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants

tomsax wrote:So panman, the 1/4 million or so British retirees in Spain: You agree they are immigrants and not expats?

Read the dictionary.
by panman
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BBQ Grill and Charcoal
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Re: BBQ Grill and Charcoal

I am moving and have a medium size gas grill I brought from the US - good quality. Never used but previous ones I would include some hardwood for that special flavoring. Charcoal is very expensive here in Peru while a bottle of gas for 30 soles may last 6 months. Good grilling! Please PM me if it's...
by panman
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants
Replies: 17
Views: 4086

Re: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants

I think as usual someone's trying to create a race issue, look where the article origionated. Generally, as far as I am concerned, an expat is a person who is living, usually to due work circumstances, outside their native country whereas an immigrant is a person who's made a permanent move to a fo...
by panman
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants
Replies: 17
Views: 4086

Re: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants

I think as usual someone's trying to create a race issue, look where the article origionated. Generally, as far as I am concerned, an expat is a person who is living, usually to due work circumstances, outside their native country whereas an immigrant is a person who's made a permanent move to a for...
by panman
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IDIOTS GUIDE
Replies: 32
Views: 5304

Re: IDIOTS GUIDE

If a donkey kicks you, you don't kick it back... I would, and a darn sight harder than it kicked me. :lol: Jokes aside, the process is quite simple. As suggetsed first step Immigration in Breña, ask all you need to know and just do as they say, however absurd it may seem. Also get the name of the p...
by panman
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Restuarant recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 3997

Re: Restuarant recommendations

He is in Miraflores, don't have to go to San Miquel. Here's a restaurant specializing in food from Northern Peru in Miraflores. http://www.sophiebistro.com/index.php?controllers=index&actionindex&pid=2&id=7 He might not have to go to San Migueul, but he might want to have a look around ...
by panman
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where can I buy an iPhone charger?
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Where can I buy an iPhone charger?

Hey, Does anybody have any information on where I can buy an iPhone charger (preferably Apple brand) for iPhone 4? Also, where can I unlock the phone to use a Claro SIM? Thanks guys I really appreciate it. Have a look at this link, also there are loads of shops selling everything to do with phones ...
by panman
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Sales Executives- 3M Networks
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Re: Sales Executives- 3M Networks

Please answer a few questions for other readers. 1. It seems to me that 1,000 - 1,4000 soles is on the very low end of the pay scale - especially for an expat. 2. How many hours are in the typical work week? 3. How are commissions calculated? Expats value their time. A few more details would help i...
by panman
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for a Quinoa famer
Replies: 7
Views: 2421

Re: Looking for a Quinoa famer

Quinoa processing plant in La Libertad , District Milagros (Trujillo). 600 tons processed monthly. They analyze the quinoa for impurities and moisture Peru This week http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-quinoa-processing-plant-to-open-northern-peru-105436 Let's hope not, but this could well be redundan...
by panman
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will wood work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Will wood work?

Burglars can easily make holes in the walls of a wooden home or burn it down. You forgot the boogieman who comes around after dark and burns your house down... and you also forgot about the havoc the Three Little Piggies can do to weak structures The three little Piggies were INNOCENT!!!!!!! It was...
by panman
Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Private English Lessons - where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: Private English Lessons - where to start?

tupacperu wrote:ICPNA in Chiclayo use to hire undocumented teachers.
That was 4 years ago.. They are also in Lima

http://www.icpna.edu.pe/

How many undocumented teachers do you know who used to work at ICPNA Chiclayo?
by panman
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Review: Long Horn Restaurant Jokey Plaza
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: Review: Long Horn Restaurant Jokey Plaza

From Sol de La Molina I wouldn't have bothered driving as far as Jockey, you should have just stopped at El Hornero. I can understand it if you see the menu prices at Hornero. The trip is quite quick to Jockey. Only about ten minutes by car. I've never had a bad meal at El Hornero, and never left f...
by panman
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Specific areas of Miraflores
Replies: 24
Views: 3244

Re: Specific areas of Miraflores

Do you mean room, rather than apartment?? There are a lot of rooms available around S/. 900 a month, but for an apartment? No. I rent a room in Miraflores a block from the water, and pay +/- S/.1200 a month. Good people, good area, good room, good apartment - but you get what you pay for. Look in t...
by panman
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Review: Long Horn Restaurant Jokey Plaza
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: Review: Long Horn Restaurant Jokey Plaza

For some unknown reason we tried out Longhorn in the Jockey this weekend. The service was not awesome, but also it is was not bad considering we are in Peru. However the meat was a disgrace, an overcooked piece of fatty grizzly leather which they attempt to pass as Bife de Chorizo. The fries came o...
by panman
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corn Syrup and Vanilla for Baking
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Re: Corn Syrup and Vanilla for Baking

Isn't jarabe de goma (to make pisco sour) not similar ? And vanille extract you can buy in any bodega for 1 sol. Jarabe de goma as used to make pisco sour is just sugar and water, simmered and reduced into "simple syrup" It's used for preparing drinks as nothing more than a sweetener beca...
by panman
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Specific areas of Miraflores
Replies: 24
Views: 3244

Re: Specific areas of Miraflores

I talked to my friend in the house with the room for rent this morning. Sorry, but it’s a no go. The couple who own the house and rent out rooms are Christian. Though I'm told they're very nice people, they wouldn’t condone the whole unmarried couple shacking up, "living in sin" under the...
by panman
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Heinz Beans
Replies: 6
Views: 2229

Re: Heinz Beans

Beans on cheese on toast with a dash of Worcestershire sauce, a bottle of chilled Old Speckled Hen, Fullers 1845, Theakston's Old Peculiar etc etc. The list goes on.
Bloody expensive in Peru, but worth every penny as a change from Lomo Saltado and a glass of warm inca Kola. :lol:
by panman
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruanas abroad
Replies: 47
Views: 5398

Re: Peruanas abroad

She has a non married partner of an EU citizen visa. So, she has no restrictions. She can work and claim wellfare benefits. To get that visa, we just had to prove that we have been together for more than 2 years. That is good. In which case if an EU citizen took his wife to Spain he would be in a s...
by panman
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Re: A cautionary tale

chi chi wrote:¡What a dumb gringo!


There are times when a man just has to admit that, on the odd occasion chi chi is right.

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