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by Slippery Jack
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Warning to Expat = Venezuelans
Replies: 53
Views: 7666

Re: Warning to Expat = Venezuelans

I'm getting a feeling that you aren't keen on Venezuelans.
by Slippery Jack
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fishing in Tingo Maria
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Fishing in Tingo Maria

I'm going to be visiting Tingo Maria in a couple of months and thought about having a go at fishing in the river there. Does anyone know if there are any fish in it, and if so, what they might be? And as I'm a complete novice, what type of bait, spinners etc should I use? I was going to avoid using ...
by Slippery Jack
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What are the penalties?
Replies: 14
Views: 1390

Re: What are the penalties?

Reinhold Niebuhr Quotes. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
by Slippery Jack
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sexual Harassment on the Streets
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Sexual Harassment on the Streets

Well, it's a good job that you don't come from the US. Oh, you do.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b1XGPvbWn0A
by Slippery Jack
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: “Impact of over intent” tyrannical policy that allows private colleges to create their own justice
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: “Impact of over intent” tyrannical policy that allows private colleges to create their own justice

We have a notice at work that says nothing good follows the statement 'I'm not racist but....'.

I was reminded of the notice when I read 'and while I condemn rape, assault and battery. ...'.
by Slippery Jack
Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mixed drink with fruit juice
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Mixed drink with fruit juice

Two fingers of white rum, equal amount of water, 3 tea spoons of sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the juice of 1 and 1/2 limes. Add ice. Drink the daiquiri exactly as Ernest Hemmingway used to drink them. Repeat the process whilst saying 'these don't seem too alcoholic'. Another favorite (of T...
by Slippery Jack
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru's GDP grows 4+% 9n April
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

Re: Peru's GDP grows 4+% 9n April

What with the various fishing quotas affecting national income, perhaps someone at the Ministry could get a fake fishing license.
by Slippery Jack
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru's GDP grows 4+% 9n April
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

Re: Peru's GDP grows 4+% 9n April

I was after a fake Nigerian passport. Just my luck.
by Slippery Jack
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kuelap
Replies: 9
Views: 1897

Re: Kuelap

The road from moyobamba to Chachopoyas was fine all the way and with some beautiful views of the forested mountains.

The road to Kuelap from Chachopoyas is good at first but then turns onto an unsurfaced road. It's not too bad though.
by Slippery Jack
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kuelap
Replies: 9
Views: 1897

Re: Kuelap

You are welcome. We went via Tarapoto and Moyobamba. Chachapoyas is 4hrs from Moyobamba.
by Slippery Jack
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kuelap
Replies: 9
Views: 1897

Re: Kuelap

We were there a week ago. We stayed at Hotel Villa de Paris in Chachapoyas which was ok. It was 140 soles for a matrimonial room. We got a mini bus to Kuelap for 40 soles each plus entry 15 soles. We were going to arrange it privately but it was much easier to just get the bus. All of the other tour...
by Slippery Jack
Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Copa America
Replies: 19
Views: 2348

Re: Copa America

I may be sending the crystal ball back for a refund.
by Slippery Jack
Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Copa America
Replies: 19
Views: 2348

Re: Copa America

Argentina to walk all over Chile tonight. My crystal ball says 3-1.
by Slippery Jack
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: last lunch in Lima
Replies: 12
Views: 2808

Re: last lunch in Lima

Pardos gets my vote.

I find it incredible how many places serve up Pollo con Sangre. I can't help feeling that I'm the only person sending it back instructing them to show a blow torch to it.
by Slippery Jack
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru is off the list.
Replies: 20
Views: 5138

Re: Peru is off the list.

Most Peruvians I know are basically a pretty happy lot too. Tarapoto is still OK but it was used to be better. Till a few years ago, it was a small city with a low cost of living. Now theh prices are almost on par with Lima. Especially house prices have been beefed up. Out of towners have brought w...
by Slippery Jack
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru is off the list.
Replies: 20
Views: 5138

Re: Peru is off the list.

chi chi wrote:Peru is becoming South America's ''behind''.


I'm sensing bitterness. Whatever happened to the halcyon days of 'Viva Tatapoto'?
by Slippery Jack
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Independent or lesser known films
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Re: Independent or lesser known films

OK, here is a right weird one.... The Night Porter (1974), After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, a Holocaust survivor and the Nazi officer who tortured her resume their sadomasochistic relationship. Director: Liliana Cavani Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy I haven't seen ...
by Slippery Jack
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Independent or lesser known films
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Re: Independent or lesser known films

No Country For Old Men - you beat me to it! How about Killer Joe... A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple). It doesn't go well. And w...
by Slippery Jack
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 7073

Re: Aeromexico airlines

chi chi wrote:
teamoperu wrote:I suggest you need to brush up on what is happening today, not live in the past.


I am currently working as a purser for an airline so I know what's going in the airline industry.

And I have information what only insiders know.



Go on, spill the beans.
by Slippery Jack
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Independent or lesser known films
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Re: Independent or lesser known films

The thief, his wife, and her lover the cook. When churlish mobster Albert Spica (Michael Gambon) acquires an upscale French restaurant in London, he dines there nightly, effectively scaring off the clientele with his bad manners. His wife, Georgina (Helen Mirren), is especially disgusted by him, and...
by Slippery Jack
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Independent or lesser known films
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Re: Independent or lesser known films

The Draughtman's Contract. Mr. Neville (Anthony Higgins), a brash young draftsman, is hired to make 12 landscape illustrations at the estate of Mr. Herbert (Dave Hill) and his wife (Janet Suzman). Aside from monetary compensation, the arrangement includes a sexual liaison offered to Neville by Mrs. ...
by Slippery Jack
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima to Lunahuana
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Re: Lima to Lunahuana

I would advise booking a hotel in advance, or get there early. We went there once, got there late and the last hotel room was going for 'an arm and a leg'. We managed to get back to Canete and get the last grotty hotel room in town.

It was a National Holiday weekend, though.
by Slippery Jack
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Independent or lesser known films
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Re: Independent or lesser known films

Withnail and I. Love it. As Bruce Robinson, the producer, describes it 'Two unemployed friends go on holiday and one comes back with a job.' It is a quote fest. I also love Trainspotting. An everyday tale of heroin addicts in Edinburgh. The opening scene with Iggy Pop's Lust For Life blasting out is...
by Slippery Jack
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LAN: Direct Flights between Orlando and Lima
Replies: 13
Views: 2620

Re: LAN: Direct Flights between Orlando and Lima

I couldn't resist it. And after all, we haven't revisited the topic for several weeks now.
by Slippery Jack
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LAN: Direct Flights between Orlando and Lima
Replies: 13
Views: 2620

Re: LAN: Direct Flights between Orlando and Lima

Actually, I read somewhere that LAN fine non Peruvian passengers. Can this be true?
by Slippery Jack
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruanas abroad
Replies: 47
Views: 5171

Re: Peruanas abroad

Here is the address of a forum that gives out fantastic visa advice.

http://www.expatforum.com/expats/britai ... living-uk/
by Slippery Jack
Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Plastic bags
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: Plastic bags

Or, as Doug Stanhope points out 'No f**ck*** in the front hole'. It's environmentally unfriendly!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCtJ1_2Sf-s
by Slippery Jack
Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Plastic bags
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: Plastic bags

As George Carlin points out, the planet doesn't have a problem.......

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/251836- ... g-now-save
by Slippery Jack
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 13
Views: 2151

Re: A cautionary tale

A man falls in love with a woman. The man gets taken for everything by the woman.

Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
by Slippery Jack
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ethical Dilemma
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: Ethical Dilemma

I would bite the bullet and pay up. Perhaps also try and negotiate some unofficial perks, or flexibility in working, along the way (if possible). But I would do it with good grace and keep the c**ks****r 'on-side'. It would be a shame to cough up the readies only to create a future untenable situati...
by Slippery Jack
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Music!
Replies: 458
Views: 54090

Re: Music!

It's not very Latin, but this is what I am listening to at the mo'. Gimme Shelter, Rolling Stones, Mick Taylor jamming along with the band in 1972. I could sit and listen to him play all day, a beautiful player. But he just couldn't write a song like Keith Richards. They get into it at about 2mins. ...
by Slippery Jack
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: motorbikewash and carwashes
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: motorbikewash and carwashes

WHAT! I want my rubber cheque back, you charletain!
by Slippery Jack
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: motorbikewash and carwashes
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: motorbikewash and carwashes

I didn't realise that there was a different type.
by Slippery Jack
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: motorbikewash and carwashes
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: motorbikewash and carwashes

But the staff gets paid very little. The staff only gets 1 sol for every motorbike they wash so the owner of the motorbikewash earns 3 soles for every motorbike that passes through. This should obviously be reversed. The owner who is risking their capital on this venture and providing jobs should r...
by Slippery Jack
Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Your favourite movies.
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Your favourite movies.

Billy Liar springs to mind.
by Slippery Jack
Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do you change a computer to English, bought here ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: How do you change a computer to English, bought here ?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/wind ... y-language

Try that. It may not do everything but it may be a start. Also this is for Windows 7, if you have a different version search for that.
by Slippery Jack
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What are you eating for Christmas dinner?
Replies: 21
Views: 1512

Re: What are you eating for Christmas dinner?

Starter: Floor polish
Main course: Rum
Dessert: Cooking sherry
by Slippery Jack
Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Panhandlers
Replies: 11
Views: 1176

Re: Panhandlers

Do you give money to panhandlers? There are loads of them in Lima. They try to sell caramelos on the Street. The people that sell caramelos or candy bars aren't panhandlers. They are salespeople. So why did you call them panhandlers in your original post? I'm confused. Cult leaders are known for re...
by Slippery Jack
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Panhandlers
Replies: 11
Views: 1176

Re: Panhandlers

I usually help out the people who really look like they need it or the random person who's hustling a candy bar (though I usually don't take one). It's not too hard to discern from who's really hurting and who is being lazy sticking their hand out instead of working a box of candy bars or a bag of ...
by Slippery Jack
Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Levels of whiteness and blackness in Peru?
Replies: 44
Views: 5783

Re: Levels of whiteness and blackness in Peru?

Oh yes, a cheeky smile.
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by Slippery Jack
Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Make $500 bringing our dog home for the holidays
Replies: 40
Views: 3167

Re: Make $500 bringing our dog home for the holidays

To clarify. The forward hold of an ATR72 is between the pilots cabin and passenger entrance. The question asked was: When the cargo part is totally loaded, can the cockpit crew get into the pax cabin if needed? The front cargo hold is actually separated by a small walk way that runs from the cockpi...
by Slippery Jack
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone here live in Iquitos - ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1613

Re: Anyone here live in Iquitos - ?

I think Tingo Maria is nice. You have the forested mountains close by with waterfalls, a large river, nice town (I think), and an easy feel about the place. Some nice restaurants and bars. Warm but not sweltering. There is also an airport, and if the road to Lima has been washed away you can get a b...
by Slippery Jack
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Christmas trees and decoration
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Christmas trees and decoration

You took your Christmas tree to Spain via the US? You must have a big suitcase (or backpack)!
by Slippery Jack
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Things I STILL haven't gotten used to:
Replies: 23
Views: 2515

Re: Things I STILL haven't gotten used to:

And another thing, right, does anyone in Peru know why they pay extra for indicators to be fitted to cars?

Rant over. I love everything else about Peru.

Hang on! One more....

Pollo con sangre! The only time I've had chicken, outside of Peru, with blood seeping out of it was at my mate's bbq.
by Slippery Jack
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Things I STILL haven't gotten used to:
Replies: 23
Views: 2515

Re: Things I STILL haven't gotten used to:

Yep, point No.8. Lane discipline leavesa lot to be desired. And the number of times i have been in a taxi and the driver will join a lane for an immediate two car advantage, even though you can see that he is joining a queue to turn left. It used to drive me bonkers but now it amuses me no end. I bo...
by Slippery Jack
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: cringeworthy Peruvian names
Replies: 20
Views: 2546

Re: cringeworthy Peruvian names

'We're going round to the Kenmore Oster Westinghouse's for dinner tonight. The Durex Dodge 18 Wheelers will be there too.'
by Slippery Jack
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Maybe it's time for Chi Chi to say 'adios'.
Replies: 43
Views: 3871

Re: Maybe it's time for Chi Chi to say 'adios'.

Get in! I'm saddling up the donkey, as we speak.
by Slippery Jack
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Maybe it's time for Chi Chi to say 'adios'.
Replies: 43
Views: 3871

Re: Maybe it's time for Chi Chi to say 'adios'.

He's the main reason I come on here. I started out looking for information but have become hooked by the endless posts that I can only think are designed to wind up the other folks. And people bite every time. Please may it all continue. And, by the way, I hear that kabul has an excellent and genero...
by Slippery Jack
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: "We need more Machu Picchus across the country
Replies: 31
Views: 5457

Re: "We need more Machu Picchus across the country

How long do you think that it would take to get to Kuélap from Moyabamba, 3hrs? I want to go and have a look.
by Slippery Jack
Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Basic Science Materials
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: Basic Science Materials

Try calling this school. They will be able to point you in the right direction.

http://www.casuarinas.edu.pe/contacto.html

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