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by captsirl
Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No reference letter from employer in Peru?
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: No reference letter from employer in Peru?

Have you tried asking if you write it and have him sign it.
Sorry but that's what I always ask people to do. I'm just to lazy, but I will not even do this if I had problems with them. Still its worth a try.
by captsirl
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Life's Little Pleasures...
Replies: 15
Views: 2409

Re: Life's Little Pleasures...

I actually could go for one of those tonight. LOL
But im here in the 3 meat country
by captsirl
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Life's Little Pleasures...
Replies: 15
Views: 2409

Re: Life's Little Pleasures...

Pancakes
I make Pancakes from scratch on Sunday mornings. Everyone in the area is getting in on this. even the security
Its so easy so silly and a crowd pleaser.
by captsirl
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How many of you...
Replies: 21
Views: 3871

Re: How many of you...

Why would I take pictures of something that is the norm. Our Point is, there probably is no safer place on the planet than Lima and only an absolute fool could get in trouble here. We used to have so much fun in Callao at night messing with the quote un quote bad guys. The National Police banned me ...
by captsirl
Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How many of you...
Replies: 21
Views: 3871

Re: How many of you...

One of our warehouses in West Riviera had over 50 bullet holes in the steel doors in a 4 year period. I won the loto on the floor with 11 murders in one week. Callao is a nice please to have a picnic.
But here we are arguing with someone no one has ever met in Peru
by captsirl
Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Salary Expectations
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

Re: Salary Expectations

I don't know that many people here. (At the level that I know what they earn.) But they have good jobs, but by no means in charge of 400 persons. They earn around 8 to 10.000 soles a month and in the construction business. But it sure seems to me this job would fit into this area at minimum.
by captsirl
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Living in Peru for one month, budget?
Replies: 23
Views: 4804

Re: Living in Peru for one month, budget?

Go for it renodante
No one else even mentioned a price. Just a lot of hot air.
You must be correct because you are the only one that answered the question in the first place.
by captsirl
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How many of you...
Replies: 21
Views: 3871

Re: How many of you...

I did fill it out and got deleted. I guess honesty is not political correct enough
by captsirl
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: difficulty of getting replacement TAM at Lima Airport?
Replies: 22
Views: 5040

Re: difficulty of getting replacement TAM at Lima Airport?

Well we can thank some one for only having one of him. But I bet your post gets deleted. He is holier then tho
by captsirl
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Living in Peru for one month, budget?
Replies: 23
Views: 4804

Re: Living in Peru for one month, budget?

Sorry Chi Chi / We were not all cut out to be dumpster divers
by captsirl
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Habas, Lima Beans, Pallares
Replies: 11
Views: 4243

Re: Habas, Lima Beans, Pallares

I must be lucky :D
I never found a vegetable I didn't like. Some more than others. But nothing I would turn my noise up at and walk away.
by captsirl
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Habas, Lima Beans, Pallares
Replies: 11
Views: 4243

Re: Habas, Lima Beans, Pallares

I Like okra, Wonder if it would grow here. Lack of vegetable variety here makes cooking boring.
by captsirl
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Habas, Lima Beans, Pallares
Replies: 11
Views: 4243

Re: Habas, Lima Beans, Pallares

Habas
If I am correct are the delicate greenish ones that can be cooked quickly and simply. I find I like to simply steam them with a pork or chicken bouillon cube and serve them drained as a side vegetable dish.
by captsirl
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: [Paid research] Expat dinner.
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: [Paid research] Expat dinner.

They were far to provisional for such a response
by captsirl
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Habas, Lima Beans, Pallares
Replies: 11
Views: 4243

Re: Habas, Lima Beans, Pallares

Kelly wrote:Blech. I don't like any of them - I'm more into pinto and kidney beans, don't care for broad beans.

Kelly!
The Shame.
I thought you were from the south.
I may assume you speak ill of okra also :shock:
Just funnen'
by captsirl
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Detailed Article about Peruvian Racism
Replies: 17
Views: 4132

Re: Detailed Article about Peruvian Racism

I forgot to add The Brits were far from perfect in this mater also The Bahamas like all the crown holdings until 1975. The way England got around the race card was. If you were a white baby your birth certificate gave the name of the hospital and Provence your were bore in, also your parents.. If yo...
by captsirl
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Solar Power Projects in Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Solar Power Projects in Peru

Why is it governments love solar. Why is a country with such a steady breeze off the ocean, no one wants to harness the wind. Or is that just as expensive to do.
by captsirl
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Detailed Article about Peruvian Racism
Replies: 17
Views: 4132

Re: Detailed Article about Peruvian Racism

I posted this once before and I will again. Its funny you say that about the Africans. Because up until the end of the 1940's, Lima's population was 40% Black and considered one of the most advanced cities in the Americas. Of course the snot noises Spaniard could not stand this and did everything in...
by captsirl
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: minimum wage up = cost of living up
Replies: 36
Views: 6710

Re: minimum wage up = cost of living up

I havent found a good electritian or plumber in peru yet.. Im sure that has something to do with the low pay. In Africa however I have met some very good tradesmen. Suprisingly they have a aprentice system in place that works well. Not perfect but ok. I once had a mechanic repair a blown head gaske...
by captsirl
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: minimum wage up = cost of living up
Replies: 36
Views: 6710

Re: minimum wage up = cost of living up

Well, you stayed in business. I pretty much went Gault. There was really no future in staying in business. I tried to explain to my employees and get them to make some concessions but they wouldnt budge. So I just quit. Shut the doors. Boy were they shocked. They couldnt imagine that someone would ...
by captsirl
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: minimum wage up = cost of living up
Replies: 36
Views: 6710

Re: minimum wage up = cost of living up

Unskilled is where you start But now not even given a chance. Most every one I know with an USA base corporation is posting record profits by cutting back on employment. We grew last yeas 22 percent and the year before by 11percent And Have been able to find highly skilled employes around the world....
by captsirl
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: minimum wage up = cost of living up
Replies: 36
Views: 6710

Re: minimum wage up = cost of living up

And more corporations moving their labor off shore like me and evey one else in the USA. I cant pay 40 dollars and hour for labor to assemble lawn furniture anymore and sell it to someone else. So did all the mills in NC. My dodge Pick Up is assembled in Mexico. There is no RCA TV plant at the end o...
by captsirl
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: La Punta and Asia Beach to Flood this Century
Replies: 22
Views: 4110

Re: La Punta and Asia Beach to Flood this Century

"Tax (and punish) others"
Coming from someone that has live of welfare and the hand outs of others his whole life. Now he wants us to pay for more of his things.
by captsirl
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dr. Paul will end the criminal American empire
Replies: 32
Views: 4810

Re: Dr. Paul will end the criminal American empire

"Do we want to live in a country where our government constantly flies aircraft overhead to make sure we are not doing anything it disapproves of? Already the Environmental Protection Agency uses drone surveillance to spy on farmers and ranchers to see if they are in compliance with regulations...
by captsirl
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: minimum wage up = cost of living up
Replies: 36
Views: 6710

Re: minimum wage up = cost of living up

Minimum Wage One of the best gestures and easy way to get the votes. But I know first hand what it has done to me and others in my family that own and operate business. In 1992 I had guys on the floor just to sweep where the fork lifts traveled and had guys to wash the trucks and do all kinds of nic...
by captsirl
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: La Punta and Asia Beach to Flood this Century
Replies: 22
Views: 4110

Re: La Punta and Asia Beach to Flood this Century

New Orleans was build below sea level 28' below in the first place and Venice has been SINKING and building on top of ruins for 100's of years. Not good examples of rising seas. Yes Kelly you are correct but most of the documents they tried to ram down our throats about the melting polar ice caps. P...
by captsirl
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: minimum wage up = cost of living up
Replies: 36
Views: 6710

Re: minimum wage up = cost of living up

WOW your just burning a hole in you inheritance.
by captsirl
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dr. Paul will end the criminal American empire
Replies: 32
Views: 4810

Re: Dr. Paul will end the criminal American empire

People make a country. Not the land.
by captsirl
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: La Punta and Asia Beach to Flood this Century
Replies: 22
Views: 4110

Re: La Punta and Asia Beach to Flood this Century

I am no Scientist and can only judge a problem by the way it affects me. In the 1970's when I was a boy the science teachers were getting us ready for the next ice ace with all the facks and figures on how fast the glaciers were growing and going to over come some of the small towns in Canada. We ev...
by captsirl
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Good Bicycle Repair shop - Shimano Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Good Bicycle Repair shop - Shimano Parts

Good country for bikes I build A Scott USA with Shimano parts including disc brakes. I live in the San Miguel area but have never looked far with out seeing small bike shops. So your not going to have a problem. In Miraflores there are several upscale shops but check out the little guys. Their quit ...
by captsirl
Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Websites to watch shows & movies-free
Replies: 9
Views: 1703

Re: Websites to watch shows & movies-free

You may find this a bit easier.
Use Hot Spot Shield v2.24 ( anchorfree.com )
What it does is blocks the IP address and uses one from the USA .
This will allow you to watch your home shows for the USA
It has to be started before you open the web site you are interested in looking at.
by captsirl
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taking title to abandoned property?
Replies: 9
Views: 3590

Re: Taking title to abandoned property?

I would want the attorney to be a witness from day one. But 10 years. What would a Peruvian walk away from that anyone in the world would want. If you offered me a fully restored 1967 Ford Mustang or the nicest home in San Isidro. I would want to see the Mustang twice before I made my decision. Or a...
by captsirl
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring Money from the US
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Transferring Money from the US

Lauris Could your try calling your bank and try asking if they imposed this limit. Maybe they will up it for you. Because mine clearly states $400 max cash withdraw. And with that stupid little service charge added here I can no longer get the full 400. But it works for my needs so I have never aske...
by captsirl
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring Money from the US
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Transferring Money from the US

Lauris Are you sure you can't get 3 or 4 hundred at a time. In the lower right hand side of the screen at Scotia Bank ATM's when you see the withdraw info ( 20, 50,100 ) There is a tab for custom withdraw . In that field you put in a larger amount. Don't get me wrong you may already know this. But j...
by captsirl
Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Uranium Mining in Peru
Replies: 23
Views: 3670

Re: Nuclear power in Peru

LOL You know nothing about that but is free to spill Bs. Check what Argentina is doing with nuclear plants, since the 60's , They just built a nuclear reactor for Australia and they sold us a nuclear reactor 45 years ago. http://elcomercio.pe/lima/732444/noticia-conozca-unico-reactor-nuclear-que-cue...
by captsirl
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Uranium Mining in Peru
Replies: 23
Views: 3670

Re: Uranium Mining in Peru

Sorry
So it was not the water damage that whipped out the cooling system and back up generators for the cooling system that did Japan in?
by captsirl
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hairdresser in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: Hairdresser in Peru

English is doable. But the last half of that sentence is a tough one :roll:
by captsirl
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Uranium Mining in Peru
Replies: 23
Views: 3670

Re: Uranium Mining in Peru

Yes Alen
I took the time to read. And I am very interested. But as you can see someone didn't follow the links and read and has some other facts slightly askance :?
by captsirl
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Uranium Mining in Peru
Replies: 23
Views: 3670

Re: Nuclear power in Peru

With the temblores often in Peru, a nuclear plant will be a big risk. Japan is an example. It was a tsunami that did it in. Not a tremor The ones in California has survived much worse without ensadent. But I doubt anyone is going to loan Peru the money or the technology for a nuclear power plant ho...
by captsirl
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: driving/commuting to school
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: driving/commuting to school

Amy has a good point.
Timing is everything.
The roads go from very light traffic. To what looks like complete mayhem.
The odd thing is once you try to drive here you get to where you can negotiate it like a champ.
by captsirl
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Uranium Mining in Peru
Replies: 23
Views: 3670

Re: Nuclear power in Peru

Now there is a group of people I would like to get to know. Nice to see something coming here that will give Peru some bargaining chips in a world marked. Plus we can always hope they refine it here so it can employ more Peruvians.
Nice find Allen
Thanks
by captsirl
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: driving/commuting to school
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: driving/commuting to school

Oh yeah/ Pure fun
by captsirl
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvians notice the crisis in Europe and US.
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Re: Peruvians notice the crisis in Europe and US.

Any country Like Peru has some social dropouts that could not cut it in their home country. IF they think its cheaper here it only because their willing to live way substandard life to what you would have in the USA. Food here is not the quality but you can live on it. Medical here is cheaper but yo...
by captsirl
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: driving/commuting to school
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: driving/commuting to school

By Bus this could take an hour
I drive a motorcycle and Google maps timing is close to accurate. And a little slower if driving a car.
Your Kids may not be too happy with the buses here unless the school provides transportation.
by captsirl
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: MOVING TO PERU ???
Replies: 13
Views: 2025

Re: MOVING TO PERU ???

And at 10 soles a car he will be living in tall cotton in no time
You don't come to Peru if you cant make it in the USA
by captsirl
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvians notice the crisis in Europe and US.
Replies: 15
Views: 2507

Re: Peruvians notice the crisis in Europe and US.

Hot Spot Yeah if you think having a Carmel Jockey with nukes near by. Yeah I think hot spot is an understatement. And inverters like guarantees. Like it takes 2 to sign a contract. IRAQ :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
by captsirl
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: On Demand Tankless Water Heaters
Replies: 21
Views: 5631

Re: On Demand Tankless Water Heaters

I know you can put your finger over any faucet in my home and stop the water. So there is no pressure. I still have to turn the heat down some because it will got hotter than anyone could handle.
by captsirl
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee Drinkers
Replies: 25
Views: 4910

Re: Coffee Drinkers

I well go just to stare at the bag
by captsirl
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: On Demand Tankless Water Heaters
Replies: 21
Views: 5631

Re: On Demand Tankless Water Heaters

You should see what the contractor did
You as good dead hiring these guys.
Get someone you know and trust.
by captsirl
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: My K1 status wife now says she wants to leave the US
Replies: 38
Views: 5141

Re: My K1 status wife now says she wants to leave the US

Chi Chi you cant kick any one out of a home in the USA with out an eviction notice. One you have that they have 15 days to leave. Once they leave the country they have little to no say so. But the best thing is to get that lawyer working now AND DON'T EDUCATE THE WIFE if she get to a lawyer your done.

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