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by Mommyof2Angels
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: *CHRISTMAS WISHES* CAN YOU HELP?
Replies: 0
Views: 354

*CHRISTMAS WISHES* CAN YOU HELP?

Hello eveyone! It has been quite a while since I have posted to this forum...well, since the day of the grand new look expat was given. It runs way to slow and with work and hte kids, I dont have the time to sit and wait, wait, wait for it to load! Still love it though! ANYWAYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS::::::::...
by Mommyof2Angels
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American schooling
Replies: 17
Views: 2203

welcome to lima. a word of advice...when we moved here last feb, our then 6 year old daughter spoke NO spanish what so ever. we put her in a bilingual school, well, actually its more spanish and only strogly supported(or so they SAY) english classes 8X per week. she picked up spanish in 3 months and...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Come on up to Pimentel, Chiclayo
Replies: 51
Views: 10942

you have peaked my interest. are there any institutes where i could teach english? if so, can you name a few so i can do some research?
by Mommyof2Angels
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making money and live cheaper
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

Unicachi is in Comas. By car, it would take about 30-45 minutes from MF, give or take. You could make it a day and go to this little park that they have here. it has one of those boat water slides, etc. heres a link. i dont think its the homepage, so you may have to search around for it. its about 1...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making money and live cheaper
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

jamie- chakra cera is about as bottom of the barrel as they come as far as the markets here are concerned. im sorry that was the only place that i seen in passing that had the oven thing!!! i wish i could have sent you to Unicachi....it is a huge, clean, fresh, cheap market place. theres everything ...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making money and live cheaper
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

George, where do you work and are they hiring!?!?! :D
by Mommyof2Angels
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making money and live cheaper
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

200 usd a month? to me, thats a lot. we spend that on a family of 5 and a live in nanny. why dont you try shopping at the mercados??
by Mommyof2Angels
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: things to consider when moving from the states
Replies: 23
Views: 5108

OK! as luck would have it, i just went to the stack, and it was only about 5 from the top. the name of the medication is called, transcribed exaactly how my ped. wrote the Rx. Colufase OR Coluquin Jarabe 1 cucharada con el desayuno y la cena por 3 dias. (5ml) *We bought Colufase and it worked great....
by Mommyof2Angels
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: things to consider when moving from the states
Replies: 23
Views: 5108

my computer is completely wacko right now, so ill be back later from my MIL´s house to write more about the latest posts. anna, ill post on here the name of the medication that treats a huge variety of parasites. you can buy it for alvi whether or not he has them, to be sure. its a bubblegum flavore...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: conversions
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

mamma---jajaja! YES! i was in dire need yesterday....after i read SB´s post, i just figured what the heck, ill just drink it!

sharon---cant guesstimate. im eating/drinking low carb only items. :)
by Mommyof2Angels
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: things to consider when moving from the states
Replies: 23
Views: 5108

thats great to hear! my kids werent sick either, from the outside, but during the random test, thats when we found out. then we had the others tested, and the baby had giardia. with NO SYMPTOMS..really. and that one usually has telltale signs! all i am saying, is be prepared. the water filters dont ...
by Mommyof2Angels
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: heartbroken by cheating peruvian boyfriend
Replies: 62
Views: 40173

this post still flounders. i agree with the other poster. i hope anni feels a lot better by now. i hope she has began to heaal, and has moved on. quite an emotional post that sparked quite a few responses over the months.
by Mommyof2Angels
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: conversions
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

wow, 20 hits to my post, and no responses. its been 45 minutes, so sadly i must make some tea :cry: feel free to respond, though as i will be in the same situation tomorrow!!
by Mommyof2Angels
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: help, looking for medical supplies in Lima & indian groc
Replies: 3
Views: 722

good morning cheverly! im sure your dr certainly gave you the names of exactly what you need to purchase. for example, catheters come in a variety of sizes...and any old catheter just wont work, if you understnd what i mean.....unless you are looking for an external male catheter...then its pretty v...
by Mommyof2Angels
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: conversions
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

conversions

how do i convert things here? i have, in front of me, a bag of metro brand coffee. it states on the bag -PESO NETO 190 GR- i am looking at the info n the back, and it says ENERGIA 449,32 kCAL% PROTEINA-14.20% CARBOHIDRATOS 65.01% GRASA 14.72%. i know what the words mean, obviously, but how in the wo...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dinner SHows
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

by Mommyof2Angels
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: "Encomienda" (package) from NJ to Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 3069

ML- Yes! I have 3. BUT if i change the name on here, i have top start from scratch, right???
by Mommyof2Angels
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: "Encomienda" (package) from NJ to Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 3069

hi mamma! we just recieved a package SERPOST from NJ to Lima---although the origin was PA, and it was a highschool musical bookbag filled with markers,crayola brand things,hannah montanna binders,folders and STICKERS for our 7 year old. we had to pick it up in los olivos, it weighed almost 3 lbs, an...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Driver with Car Available
Replies: 1
Views: 861

this is about the going rate...newer taxis charge 15 to 20 soles an hour, and assist with everything as well. if someone contracts him for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, he is making a decent living here in peru! i have an on call driver, that is excellent as well, with an OLDER taxi..1998, and he ch...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: things to consider when moving from the states
Replies: 23
Views: 5108

FYI- when in doubt with a stomach bug-literally maybe?- drink, for 1 week straight at 6 AM..(no sooner, no later) hierba buena or heriba paico.....this stuff is rather pungent, but it works! boil some milk with your heirbas ONLY ONE OR THE OTHER and add some sugar to taste. drink about 6 oz. this is...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: things to consider when moving from the states
Replies: 23
Views: 5108

hey laura- this was mostly for our children, although i did get sick a few times...if at all possible, have your children brush their teeth with boiled water or bottled water. we brushed up until this discovery with regular tap water, bt now that i have discovered how frequent these parasites are in...
by Mommyof2Angels
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Checklist from Immigration for Carnet (Married to Peruvian)
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

one Q..where do i translate the birth certificate marriage certificate and then have it legalized??
by Mommyof2Angels
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Checklist from Immigration for Carnet (Married to Peruvian)
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

2pac u are awesome.thx for this!
by Mommyof2Angels
Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: things to consider when moving from the states
Replies: 23
Views: 5108

for those bringing children, i would also like to add, that you must watch EVERYTHING that goes into your small childs mouth. even the older child can be a target from contamination at school. examples that we have had in our family in 7 months with our baby, almost 2 year old, and 7 year old... par...
by Mommyof2Angels
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: looking for ceramic open flame oven/heater
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

hola cj. i went to check on the prices. they range from s/12 to S/30. the little core thing is 50 cents for a small one, and s/1.50 for the big one. i said ultimo? and he told me s/27 for the big one, and s/9 for the smallest one. so i am sure you cn score the same prices. what u have to do is take ...
by Mommyof2Angels
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: looking for ceramic open flame oven/heater
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

OH, and by the way, you can make a wicked carapulca on that thing!
by Mommyof2Angels
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: looking for ceramic open flame oven/heater
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

hey jamie!
yes, they sell them here in comas. i can check tomorrow at the cost. i know exactly what you are talking about, as i seen some today actually! id imagine not expensive as NOTHING here is even close to being expensive.

i can let you know if you are interested.
by Mommyof2Angels
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: De la Vaca a la Boca…
Replies: 6
Views: 2283

tom- i really enjoy your posts, as they usually include wonderful pictures. it sums up having to explain everything in black and white. :D this places DOES look adorable, and delicious. and CLEAN. im used to seeing elderly women in dirty skirts and layers of clothing sitting on the side of the road ...
by Mommyof2Angels
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: selling online overseas : cheap form of postage??
Replies: 3
Views: 695

sorry i cant be of any help. i have been wondering the same thing, as i know i could turn a great profit on ebay. i am looking forward to the feedback from this post.
by Mommyof2Angels
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Excellent Cleaning Lady Available
Replies: 6
Views: 2040

hi maria eugenia!! :::::waves::::: welcome to expat!
by Mommyof2Angels
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how do these businesses survive?
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

people with trabajo planilla --i think thats what its called---are basically able to get a line of credit through any grocery chain, mall, etc with just several months of paystubs. when you use a RUC, thats when it makes it difficult to be approved for credit...SOOOO many people live off of credit h...
by Mommyof2Angels
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: El Rastrillo
Replies: 1
Views: 399

El Rastrillo

This week started the very eclectic, hip, and fancy attire El Rastrillo in the same parking lot as Saga in Jockey Plaza. There are many different types of booths with food, jewelry, clothing, etc, as well as a classy restaurant and live entertainment. I specifically went because of the post about Mi...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Hierbabuena
Replies: 14
Views: 3414

30 soles is kind of pricey per plate...i mean, there are 5 of us, plus our nanny, so 30X6 is 180 soles, and i can purchse an entire 6 days worth of organic foods and have it prepard here in the house for about s./150. when we go out, we usually set a cap on s/15 per head. that way it dosent get too ...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What are all those explosions?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

ugh. i too had to deal with them all day and night! they are indeed stupid firecrackers.
by Mommyof2Angels
Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cupcakes in Lima?
Replies: 6
Views: 2500

miss cupcakes...i went to your website, and all i can say is WOW. how delicious these look. my question is this...do you make cupcake cakes for a child? my son is turning 2 in sept, and i would love to consider something like this for his party. my other son turns 1 in november, so a backup to his c...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Can I bring my computer tower to Peru ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4884

wow! singlefather, i thought that you wer having to wait a year to see roxi!!!!! how exciting! what prompted this sudden move of yours? hows the kiddos taking it? are you here for good then? i would love to get together with you when you are here, as i am sure would other people----- sharon are you ...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pregnancy coverage, insurance?
Replies: 17
Views: 1928

there are also great places that you can go to like the previous poster said that you dont even need insurance. for example, there is a BEAUTIFUL drs office the next psj. from where i live. the owner and her husband ar both surgeons and she is an ob gyn for the clinica universitaria..thats a great c...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pregnancy coverage, insurance?
Replies: 17
Views: 1928

sharon, hi! how exciting to heat that you are considering a pregnancy! well, la clinica san borja offers it. its relatively cheap, you as an american can get covered, and plus you know that CSB offers great care. another clinic, montesur has an insurance, if i remember correctly. call CSB tomorrow a...
by Mommyof2Angels
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Salon/Spa Tipping
Replies: 11
Views: 2170

kelly, how cute is your mom! lol! i bet that just made the barbers day! in reality, its only about a dollar 50, so its ok to leave a 5 sol tip..my husband gets his hair cut for 5 soles, my kids for 3 soles, and for me, cute, and highlighted with foil for 25 soles. cheap, and oh so pretty! i usually ...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Houses for sale in Punta Negra
Replies: 8
Views: 1692

markr haha yeah. CL..but believe it or not, i have actually found places on craigslist and went to view them and have had no problems. but seriously, i am looking for answers as to why the houses are so cheap. a friend of my husbands bought a nice, large 4 br home somwhere in PN last year and paid a...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Houses for sale in Punta Negra
Replies: 8
Views: 1692

i have seen some on craigslist, mercadolibre...i remember asking myself last year about a georgeous beach home for 75 grand advertised on CL about 9 months ago, on mercadolibre there have been many. recently, i think there have been a few-ML-...but it just seems that everything close to the beach is...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Houses for sale in Punta Negra
Replies: 8
Views: 1692

Houses for sale in Punta Negra

Can anyone tell me why beautiful homes within a close proximity to the beach are so cheap? im talking like 35 grand for a stunning home...and i have even seen some shockingly beautiful homes for 75 grand...it dosent seem real. why so cheap??
by Mommyof2Angels
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Salt and coconut oil
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

ok, so i went and purchased some things today. i checked on the pink salt, at about 4 naturistic stores..and noon knew what i was talking about. the sea salt is available. its called sal marina, and itr is 2.50 for a small bag. the coconut oil is available, but in a small bottle..a little larger tha...
by Mommyof2Angels
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ACAP DAY OUT AT CIENEGUILLA SATURDAY 8TH OF AUGUST!
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

a few questions..do the children have to pay the s/15 for the bus fare, or only adults?

if i purchase a membership, is it good for the whole family, or do i need to purchase individually?
by Mommyof2Angels
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Langrow?
Replies: 7
Views: 2009

sharon
ah! this is an older posting..i didnt check that before I responded. Thats too bad, she is such a neat person. I had hoped to see her again! What about Suzanne? Shes so sweet! Did she move back home, as I havent seen her post in a LONG time!
by Mommyof2Angels
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Spa Essentials
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Spa Essentials

Hi all! I figured that I would create a post on this in case anyone is interested. I have a rep. from a spa in la marina tht is branching off and doing her own work, domicillio. i had her come to my home yesterday to do a bunch of natural treatments, as well as a manicure. if you are interested in a...
by Mommyof2Angels
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lot of questions
Replies: 2
Views: 499

well, let me tell you that this site will tell you everything that you need to know if you type in the keyword in the search box. it all depends on where you want to live, to be quite frank. do you speak spanish? why do you want to move here? about the cars..i have known people to buy them as cheap ...
by Mommyof2Angels
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Salt and coconut oil
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

there is this really neat shop right around the corner from me that sells every kind of natural product you can think of! luis and i have been experimenting with fresh bark, herbs, and leaves to make as teas or cold drinks. our kids are drinking some really healthy things these days! they also sell ...
by Mommyof2Angels
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: low carb items
Replies: 4
Views: 836

anna, im certainly up for that! but you are still in montreal! you come back in like 2 weeks, right??
by Mommyof2Angels
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tourist visa extensions now being given?
Replies: 28
Views: 2851

ok, heres a spinoff question..... so what happens if we do not leave out tomorrow...and i just pay the 1 day fine X 4 for the remaining time we are here...say like 2 more years...BUT in between that, i get my carnet, and my kids become dual citizens-.- will we still have to pay up until we get the p...

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