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by timothy
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Miraflores hotel recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: Miraflores hotel recommendations

Glad this question has been asked, I'm still trying to figure out the name of the hotel in Miraflores where I stayed several years ago. It was an easy walk from Pizza Street area, maybe 15 or 20 minutes. The two story hotel was on a small roundabout. It is a white building and very moderately priced...
by timothy
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ceviche, how do you know...?
Replies: 19
Views: 3310

Re: Ceviche, how do you know...?

I heard that there are High Paid opportunities for flight attendants near Malaysia.
by timothy
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Land route, Lima to Santiago
Replies: 13
Views: 2428

Re: Land route, Lima to Santiago

I love landscapes so I find even desert landscapes and dunes fascinating. I like to visualize what was there 5000 years ago and how it evolved (and is evolving). If you like deserts then go to Ica. It's amazing. The buggy tours and sandboarding excursions are great. (and democratically priced as we...
by timothy
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Land route, Lima to Santiago
Replies: 13
Views: 2428

Re: Land route, Lima to Santiago

I love landscapes so I find even desert landscapes and dunes fascinating. I like to visualize what was there 5000 years ago and how it evolved (and is evolving). If you like deserts then go to Ica. It's amazing. The buggy tours and sandboarding excursions are great. (and democratically priced as we...
by timothy
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Land route, Lima to Santiago
Replies: 13
Views: 2428

Re: Land route, Lima to Santiago

chi chi wrote:Would be a nice trip by motorbike.

And listening to biker songs during the trip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXQ4akmNINE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXVYmCHk7_k




I did not ask for your silly song list. If you have nothing to add "Silence is golden".
by timothy
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Land route, Lima to Santiago
Replies: 13
Views: 2428

Land route, Lima to Santiago

Has anyone traveled by land from Lima to Santiago ? I'm thinking that it might be interesting and very different, but only one way. Fly back. I'm trying to get a feel for the trip along the coast thru the desert, whether it be a spectacular thing to do or see, or whether it would be looking at a who...
by timothy
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ceviche, how do you know...?
Replies: 19
Views: 3310

Re: Ceviche, how do you know...?

Many, probably most species of fish have parasites and/or worms when they are alive. Fresh is better in regard to bacteria, but not worms. The ocean fish most affected are bottom dwellers like cod and haddock and grouper and snapper and corvina. The kinds of fish generally more safe to eat raw are ...
by timothy
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ceviche, how do you know...?
Replies: 19
Views: 3310

Re: Ceviche, how do you know...?

Just taking your seafood and very briefly dipping it in boiling water can make the ceviche a lot more safe. I have been to a few places in the States that are serving ceviche and they all do this for health reasons. If I take sushi or sashimi home, I use the trick of sticking it in the microwave fo...
by timothy
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ceviche, how do you know...?
Replies: 19
Views: 3310

Re: Ceviche, how do you know...?

Gnathostoma spp. are found throughout the world, but have been reported in humans primarily in tropical and subtropical areas. Gnathostomiasis is most commonly diagnosed in Asia, particularly in Thailand, other parts of Southeast Asia, and Japan. The parasite has also been found in other areas, inc...
by timothy
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Brichero in Cusco
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: Brichero in Cusco

He looks like a one-man walking V.D. epidemic !
by timothy
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

Re: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?

Last time I was in Lima I went to the piano bar at the Hotel Sheraton in the old center of the city. There were three or four dinosaurs lurking in the shadows. I think you could rent them, but they were not for sale. Those reptilias frightened me, so after 3 piscos I slid out the back door and flagg...
by timothy
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: NYE
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: NYE

teamoperu, what's are you going to do at NYE? Are you going to Tarapoto? Nope. Actually I don't have any real friends for a party. Besides I have a short man complex, am a bit of a sociopath and attention seeker so I don't get invited to parties or weddings anymore. They are tired of my pathologica...
by timothy
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of Marriage in Peru
Replies: 17
Views: 2034

Re: Cost of Marriage in Peru

I was recently checking on the prices to host an event. The top hotels will charge about $120 a plate for a dinner and some drinks. The Maria Angola (4 star hotel) in Miraflores had dinners for as little as $34 per plate . Other than that you are talking about music , a DJ or a band , and you can s...
by timothy
Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of Marriage in Peru
Replies: 17
Views: 2034

Re: Cost of Marriage in Peru

You do have to remember the market who the wedding planners are aimed at, those rich Limenos who wouldn't be seen dead organising anything themselves and more money than sense. Wedding planner sounds like an interesting business opportunity. Little investment needed. No diploma or experience requir...
by timothy
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Anyone one running an ''off the record'' business?
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: Anyone one running an ''off the record'' business?

Why not just ask "Is anyone running an 'off-record' business and dumb enough to talk about it on the internet?'
by timothy
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: when you invite a Peruvian to a restaurant lunch or dinner
Replies: 42
Views: 3746

Re: when you invite a Peruvian to a restaurant lunch or dinner

Sorry, but communism was a failed social experiment. The Chinese economy is the best in the world and China is a communist country. Capitalism is crumbling. Back to the topic; I think that when people go for a business lunch then they should go ''Dutch''. Same with dates. When I just met my gf. Alt...
by timothy
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Interview (Movie)
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: The Interview (Movie)

Frankly, I think Sony made a bad decision to take on that project. How tasteless to make a 'comedy' about killing the current living ruler of any country. It was a ridiculous project and I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for the fallout. It also gives corporations a 'wake-up' call regarding their...
by timothy
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: when you invite a Peruvian to a restaurant lunch or dinner
Replies: 42
Views: 3746

Re: when you invite a Peruvian to a restaurant lunch or dinner

The person that wrote the entry moaning about 'the bosses playing golf while the workers toil' is obviously a mis-guided communist far out of touch with the modern world, with all those silly rants about 'democratic prices' and 'total equality in the workplace'. Sorry, but communism was a failed soc...
by timothy
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ceviche
Replies: 9
Views: 1932

Re: Ceviche

KenBE said:
Actually the very first thing you will notice when you arrive there is the fish smell. :D


I'm surprised 'they' let you get away with that one !

Or has 'ceviche' somehow become a slang term or term of endearment ?
by timothy
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: when you invite a Peruvian to a restaurant lunch or dinner
Replies: 42
Views: 3746

Re: when you invite a Peruvian to a restaurant lunch or dinner

Always being 'the visitor' it has been my sort of obligation to pick up the tab. If I invite, no problem. Always a pleasure to pick up the tab for a friend. But what I don't like is the occasional obvious set-up when your guest brings someone who's task it seems to be is to order everything on the m...
by timothy
Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Looking for a Special Situation
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Looking for a Special Situation

You sound too good to be true! Are you the sort of responsible person who will wash (by hand with soft cloths, of course) our Ferrari's after you take them out for your personal use? Also, how are you at handling pet monkeys? Finally, the yoga class we have on the lawn with the Cusquena models thre...
by timothy
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Greenpeace idiots damage Nasca
Replies: 19
Views: 2279

Re: Greenpeace idiots damage Nasca

In the past Greenpeace has done some radical things that verge on terrorism, and in the past Greenpeace has made great strides for the environment.

But treading on the Nazca Lines was arrogant and stupid. Who ever thought that one up should be fed to the whales.
by timothy
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arriving in Feburary
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Arriving in Feburary

chi chi wrote:I don't know a place like that in Peru but I know one in the US.

The address is:

10236 Charing Cross Road
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1815
USA

Phone: (310) 273-6774

Ask for a guy called Hugh
He can even help you out with finding 2 roommates.



May I suggest a place for you to go, too ?
by timothy
Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arriving in Feburary
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Arriving in Feburary

I hesitate to do this, but I will need some assistance.

Please go to "Roommates" on the Forum list.

Thank you !
by timothy
Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Looking for a Special Situation
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Looking for a Special Situation

I will be arriving in Peru around February. I am looking for a room in an estate with a swimming pool and a putting green to practice my golf. It could be part of 'the big house', or a well-appointed bungalow on the Estate beside the pool. Require an outdoor BBQ grill (gas, not charcoal), and of cou...
by timothy
Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time
Replies: 66
Views: 12771

Re: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time

I am wondering who those people are who selected Peru as the world's leading culinary destination and how they came to that decisión. Perhaps if you read the OP and link you will find the answer to your question? Bravo, Teamoperu ! Re: Peruvian food. I think that it is an indication of the fame of ...
by timothy
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Trout stocked lakes near Huaraz
Replies: 6
Views: 2089

Re: Trout stocked lakes near Huaraz

I recently came across a note saying that the trout population in the Urubamba River, and tributaries, have been wiped out because of the use of gill nets set by the indigenous population. The nets take all fish, from minnows to the larger spawning trout. Hope it's not true. I can think of no better...
by timothy
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to buy Thai (Red and Green) Curry Paste
Replies: 14
Views: 3030

Re: Where to buy Thai (Red and Green) Curry Paste

I, like most Brits, love a good curry but, Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding will always reign as the national dish of England. Those were the good old days, my friend! Back before England opened The Chunnel and allowed the immigrants to pour through until they out-numbered the original English. Bac...
by timothy
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time
Replies: 66
Views: 12771

Re: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time

...this guys who elected Peru certainly not visit Chifas or Chicharrones joints :lol: Maybe they ate at TGIF at Avenida La Marina? :lol: Sure, there are a lot of great Peruvian restaurants. But the most visible ones are the menú places and chifas. There are hidden gems here and there where you can ...
by timothy
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Love the street food, even if....
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: Love the street food, even if....

I cannot imagine going up around Cusco without having a traditional rat-on-a-stick (cuy). When you are in Vietnam then try this... :shock: Cockroach on a stick. co.jpg More B.S. These are not cockroaches, they are cicadas. Many Asian countries eat selected insects. Very high in protein, and some ar...
by timothy
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Love the street food, even if....
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: Love the street food, even if....

Interesting. I travel the world like you but, unlike you, rarely get ill in Perú. Always thought all that traveling exposed me to all the various strains of bugs, heightening my resistance. Maybe you might want to check out if your immunology has recently dropped, given your story line. Indeed, I h...
by timothy
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Love the street food, even if....
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Love the street food, even if....

I have a bad habit of being addicted to street food, even though it's sometimes a bit toxic. Problem is: I still delude myself into thinking "If it's hot and just off the fire/grill, it will be safe to eat". Of course, this is not always true. I have tried street food in every continent ex...
by timothy
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to buy Thai (Red and Green) Curry Paste
Replies: 14
Views: 3030

Re: Where to buy Thai (Red and Green) Curry Paste

Is Thai food anything like Indian food. They like it spicy too. Thai food and Indian food both, at times, promote curry sauces. But the curries are not at all similar in taste,or in smell for that matter. Thai curries can be red or green while Indian curries tend to be brownish or yellowish in colo...
by timothy
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time
Replies: 66
Views: 12771

Re: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time

MrEd wrote:Machu Picchu will always be the draw.




No S _ _ _, Sherlock.
by timothy
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time
Replies: 66
Views: 12771

Re: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time

R.I.P. Ah, yes. Another good original post fades into the dust because a few people seem to find humor in one person's quest to be annoying and stay in the spotlight (in this case, more like a pocket flashlight). But Alan, last week a new Peruvian restaurant opened near Niagara Falls. This is not b...
by timothy
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Better Bargain Than Back Home
Replies: 35
Views: 5837

Re: Better Bargain Than Back Home

A divorce would be cheaper in Peru.
by timothy
Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Make $500 bringing our dog home for the holidays
Replies: 40
Views: 3096

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

Timothy Thank you for mentioning the conduct of contributors. You would normally be correct , but within the conversation forum, a certain amount of flexibility exists as long as it is not detrimental or offensive. I suggest if there is any posting, which you feel is an infringement I would encoura...
by timothy
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time
Replies: 66
Views: 12771

Re: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time

What does any of this have to with the fact Peru has been named the world's leading culinary destination for the second year in a row? destination [des-tuh-ney-shuh n] IPA Syllables Examples Word Origin noun 1. the place to which a person or thing travels or is sent: Her destination was Rome. 2. th...
by timothy
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Make $500 bringing our dog home for the holidays
Replies: 40
Views: 3096

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

Another thread used as a 'chat room' for non-related issues.
by timothy
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time
Replies: 66
Views: 12771

Re: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time

So start your own thread "the best Peruvian restaurants I ever visited". No one could argue with you.
by timothy
Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: what are you owed in life?
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: what are you owed in life?

A chance, an opportunity.
by timothy
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time
Replies: 66
Views: 12771

Re: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time

Well said and documented, KenBE! But I'm not buying the other arguments of England and Spain being cheaper than Peru. You might pick up a pub meal for lunch at a discount, or you still might get the occasional tapas when you buy drinks that are more expensive than Peru, but across the country in gen...
by timothy
Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time
Replies: 66
Views: 12771

Re: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time

Nonsense. Food, whether from the 'fresh markets' or from the restaurants in Spain (comparatively) is absolutely more expensive than in Peru. Last I looked Spain was still part of the E.U. and that alone answers that question. Once upon a time Spain was one of the Great Bargains of Europe. It no long...
by timothy
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Make $500 bringing our dog home for the holidays
Replies: 40
Views: 3096

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

I wish you luck with your pet !


I'm still biting my tongue regarding the previous post.
by timothy
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time
Replies: 66
Views: 12771

Re: Peru named world's leading culinary destination for 2nd time

Even the street food in Peru is better that most street food in other countries.

In my younger days I ate all kinds of strange things in the Andes. Although I did get temporarily ill a few times from some funky cuy on a stick, it still tasted great.
by timothy
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ceviche, how do you know...?
Replies: 19
Views: 3310

Re: Ceviche, how do you know...?

I grew up on the ocean and a bay and from about 14-18 worked my summers as a commercial bayman - a clam digger. My friends and I used to take lunch breaks at about the same time and we all just shucked some clams and slurped 'em down fresh out of the bay. One guy liked them with ketchup, some with ...
by timothy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Driving within Peru
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: Driving within Peru

I have been driving around northern Peru for years and have never had any problems. There are police stops at the side of the road but they only want to check your documents, most of the time I don't even bother to stop for them. In my experience there are just as many police checks in the southern...
by timothy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ceviche, how do you know...?
Replies: 19
Views: 3310

Re: Ceviche, how do you know...?

Foods -- Seafood Can acid be added to raw fish to make them safe to eat? I came across the following: FoodSafetySite.Com The practice of adding an acid to fish to be make it safe to eat is not uncommon. The product resulting from this process is called ceviche. Technically, one can add acid to fish ...
by timothy
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Air Travel in simpler times
Replies: 24
Views: 2546

Re: Air Travel in simpler times

One thing for sure, there is no longer any Glamour in air travel, regardless of where you sit on the airplane. Remember the days when the airlines had Stewardesses ? Lovely, shapely women that would serve you with a smile! Back in the days when a privately owned company could hire who they pleased ...

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