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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: 4974

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: 4974

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: 1034

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: 629

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: 2995

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: 1009

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: 1195

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: 597

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: 597

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: 1731

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: 830

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: 1221

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: 1221

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: 2411

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: 771

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: 1603

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: 1748

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: 2404

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: 6129

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: 1676

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: 1600

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: 1258

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: 3304

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: 3304

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: 901

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: 1450

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: 2165

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: 3822

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: 2712

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: 1550

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...

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