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by sanbartoloian
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: xr 650 l vs. xr 400 falcon
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: xr 650 l vs. xr 400 falcon

I broke down and I am buying the 650. I pick it up Nov 15. They are telling me it takes 15 days to register it. Is that true? If your dealer does it for you, then it can take 15 days. But if you go yourself to el notaria and then to el registro publico, then it may go quicker if they are not busy. ...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: safely leaving a property for 2-4 years
Replies: 13
Views: 1690

Re: safely leaving a property for 2-4 years

I am out of my home in Peru for about 7 months a year. I would suggest a guard. What I like best about having a guard is that it gives him a chance to make some money have a place to live with cable and internet, and work and go to school. It contributes to the community in so many ways. I hire work...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What would you change about Peru?
Replies: 62
Views: 9048

Re: What would you change about Peru?

Reading the changes, I think I would make most of those changes in the United States too. Inequity seems all over the world. I have never felt any more in danger in Peru than I have in the US. You have to be aware where ever your are, but not much into vests or such. What I would change about Peru w...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..
Replies: 123
Views: 22075

Re: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..

Well we are into our 25th year. It works most of the time. It's a relationship and takes work regardless of culture. I had a few challenges with in-laws but I an not too sure that is limited to intercultural relationships. That also sometimes takes work and understanding. The gift of Peru is preciou...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: XR 650 L Honda
Replies: 1
Views: 358

XR 650 L Honda

I have been looking for a dual purpose motorcycle for a few years and last year began looking at the Chinese bikes. I chickened out of the Chinese on the advice of friends in and out of Peru. I want to do some serious (fun) traveling all over Peru. I don't want to be in Kuelap or in the Andes in Sab...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: xr 650 l vs. xr 400 falcon
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: xr 650 l vs. xr 400 falcon

I broke down and I am buying the 650. I pick it up Nov 15. They are telling me it takes 15 days to register it. Is that true?
by sanbartoloian
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Favorite Breakfast Places
Replies: 21
Views: 3822

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

they have an incredible website! I forgot to mention that the guy who went to IHOP thought it was very good. I was driving from Key West to Miami and I happened to say, that I wish I could find an IHop and I swear the next turn there it ways. I have never seens such a flaiming gay staff in my life ...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: xr 650 l vs. xr 400 falcon
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

xr 650 l vs. xr 400 falcon

It kills me that I will be paying almost 3000 dollars more for a xr 650 l honda dual purpose motorcycle in Nov. I have been offered a 400cc Honda Falcon but I can' t find anyone who knows about the Falcon. I have seen some U-Tube stuff but have not heard or talked to anyone who has one. Does anyone ...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: between cusco and nazca on route 3
Replies: 14
Views: 5579

Re: between cusco and nazca on route 3

I am buying a motorcycle this Nov. and this trip will be my 1st with the bike from San Bartolo to Cusco on route 3. This is great information.

Thank you
by sanbartoloian
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Just Opinions - Likes and Dislikes of Peru
Replies: 101
Views: 18092

Re: Just Opinions - Likes and Dislikes of Peru

Like I think most people in Peru are more than wonderful. The food is amazing. Geography changes in hours. I like the beer :D . Love San Bartolo, my home and the ocean. I actually enjoy driving and the fact when I tell people in US I have a bluebird they dont know what it is. I see a future for Peru...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Dual Purpose Motorcycle
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Dual Purpose Motorcycle

I will be returning to Peru and November and I want a dual purpose motorcycle. I will want at least 250cc and I would be open to something larger. If you want to sell a bike ASAP my guard will look at it and if it meets what I want I will arrange payment. If you haven't a bike but ideas where I migh...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: E-readers
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: E-readers

My Kindle has 300+ books and counting and is one of the best purchases I have made. I use it both in US and Peru and the two dictionaries are invaluable in both countries. I bought my wife a newer one this year and she feels the same.
by sanbartoloian
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dentists in Lima
Replies: 57
Views: 35426

Re: Dentists in Lima

Just a follow-up, I went to my dentist here in the US, KY, Louisville for my usual cleaning and exam. The dentist who was up to 35,000 before I decided to have the work in Peru did not say much but the tech who cleaned my teeth was in a clinic who did implants and she said the work I had done would ...
by sanbartoloian
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rosetta Stone
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Re: Rosetta Stone

My friends are too kind and I have been to lazy. Wanting to speak Spanish for me was a poor excuse for learning. I find the time with Rosetta Stone is the best thing for me. There is also a six month period where I can contact other students and tutors at and about my level via Rosetta Stone to prac...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rosetta Stone
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Rosetta Stone

I have had classes both in Peru and in KY to learn Spanish with little success. I know that it's me not the teachers. Recently I got the complete set of Rosetta Stone and so far I have to say it's teaching me. I do a good deal of review but I think I am learning. It is a bit pricely unless you add u...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Telefonica nightmare / Any consumer leverage?
Replies: 32
Views: 5111

Re: Telefonica nightmare / Any consumer leverage?

Jim I completely agree. The challenge is what rights do people have? There is right and wrong but that doesn't get you a thing unlesss there is some respect for right and wrong. I dont think anyone at Telefonica has a clue. Jim, I suggest you PM Americorps, because he has successfully taken on telep...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Telefonica nightmare / Any consumer leverage?
Replies: 32
Views: 5111

Re: Telefonica nightmare / Any consumer leverage?

Telefonica is a nightmare... if they aren't paid to lie, they should go on strike because they do it so well. I had Telefonica wars this past summer and it took weeks to work it out.

If you think Peruvian soft however, you need to get out more.
by sanbartoloian
Mon May 30, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Importing vehicle to Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Importing vehicle to Peru

Gary your "two cents" is invaluable to me. I think that I will just take your lead and buy a bike when I get back to Peru. Thanks so much and you have my sympathy for the stuff you have been dealing with trying to get the bike. Importing a vehicle to Peru, I've got to add my two cents wort...
by sanbartoloian
Sun May 29, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Importing vehicle to Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: Importing vehicle to Peru

I am always tempted to bring a Harley to Peru. I spend 5-6 months, the summer of Peru in Peru. I realize that I'd be dragging my fatboy thru every bump and hole in San Bartolo and beyond. This coming summer I am getting a dual pupose. I have looked at importing a bike from US but doesn't really make...
by sanbartoloian
Tue May 24, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Want a dual purpose motorcycle
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Want a dual purpose motorcycle

I am looking for dual purpose motocycle. I would like a 250cc or above. I don't care so much about cosmetics but want it in good mechanical condition. Any bike I buy would have to be looked at by my mechanic before purchase. Please contact me if you have a bike.
by sanbartoloian
Thu May 19, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how much for a highway bribe?
Replies: 52
Views: 11165

Re: how much for a highway bribe?

If I am ever going to pay a bribe to the police I would wish it would be a motorcycle police woman. Those pants and great high black boots. They are hot. I am never sure, but I think they might pull you over and spank you. "If" you have been bad!!!
by sanbartoloian
Wed May 11, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: should you register kindle in peru or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 1458

Re: should you register kindle in peru or not?

is there any disadvantages to registering one in Peru, ( even if you spend all your time here) or should you register it U$?Thanks Who is kindle? It is common used to light fires . :) :) :) :) :) Kindle is the stick they use in the cape before the sword in bullfights. Once using it, it is called Ke...
by sanbartoloian
Sat May 07, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Homesick
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Homesick

I miss Peru. I have been back a few days and yesterday I went to Krogers for milk, oj, and I thought I might get some shredded wheat. I have no idea how long that I wanderd around the store lookng at everything, buying not much. I was in the car so driving home I resisted blowing the horn at the wom...
by sanbartoloian
Sat May 07, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kentucky Derby
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Kentucky Derby

Great idea. I started organising it. Booked the arena, put up bunting, got the beers and ice cream in, but darn it(good old American phrase) somebody stole the horses. I only turned my back for one minute and they vanished. There was a policeman in a posh uniform and MC90 standing guard. Perhaps we...
by sanbartoloian
Fri May 06, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kentucky Derby
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow and I made it back two days ago and will be able to celebrate. Hunter S Thompson said that you could tell a Kentucky Colonel by the vomit of his white pantent leather shoes. The infield will be packed and the stands full and parties everywhere. I suggest as good expats...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th
Replies: 56
Views: 11830

Re: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th

Damn, damn, my thermostate is shot or I think it is. Please drink one for me and if there are any funding issues Kelly please let me know - Jack
by sanbartoloian
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hardest Time
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Hardest Time

This is the hardest time for me in Peru because it's time to leave until next year. I have read about escaping to Peru and it makes me furious. Peru is not such a thing. My love affair with Peru is not about escape. It is about being. Reading the question how to entertain guests the other day made m...
by sanbartoloian
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th
Replies: 56
Views: 11830

Re: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th

My speedo will be out of the cleaners on Fri and then there is the bow tie... I know I am forgeting something.
by sanbartoloian
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dentists in Lima
Replies: 57
Views: 35426

Travel and Smile.net Dentist

I commented on this dental group in the forum and I apologize. I should have thought of services. I was so pleased with my completed services and I had just been reading some discussions on poor customer services and lack of Peruvian skills and work ethic I just put it in the discussion First let me...
by sanbartoloian
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel and Smile.net Dentist
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Travel and Smile.net Dentist

Kelly wrote:Would you mind heading over to the Services forum and putting a note about this under the Dentists section?



I'll work my cut and paste, I hope :shock:
by sanbartoloian
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel and Smile.net Dentist
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Travel and Smile.net Dentist

Dr Enrique Yuen and his staff of professionals put the kabash on many to the criticisms I read regarding professionalism, customer service, and technology to mention a few when speaking of Peru and services. Over the past few months I have had full top dental implants, a root canal, two crowns, vene...
by sanbartoloian
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Ways to Entertain Guests in Lima
Replies: 25
Views: 3968

Re: Best Ways to Entertain Guests in Lima

It must be 18 years ago I was in the hotel at the top of Machu Picchu feeling sorry for myself thinking I may never see this again. Then I said to myself jerk, how many people ever get to see this? I have to admit I have now been there many times and love it everytime regardless of the guests who ha...
by sanbartoloian
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The single greatest deficit facing Peru today
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: The single greatest deficit facing Peru today

Peeps were usually the last to go as I ate the things in my basket. I have to say there isn't anything that matches the taste and tesxture of stale post Easter peep!
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kina vs Rhonda who knows when
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Kina vs Rhonda who knows when

Kelly thank you so much. I am pretty excited and I am taking some friends so I didn't want to blow it.
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: La Hora Peruana
Replies: 78
Views: 6443

Re: La Hora Peruana

A former manager gave a great piece of advice. We had just started working together and she had a excellent reputation and was tough. I did conferences and workshops for her and everything I did I got evaluations from all participants. Up to that time I had never had a negative one and when it came ...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kina vs Rhonda who knows when
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Kina vs Rhonda who knows when

The web site of facebook has the boxing running from 5am to 8am, interesting but not true. The poster in the paper list no time, probably true. My tickets that were delivered says 8pm but is that the Kina match, the main event or when the fights start? The good news I have tickets. The bad news I ha...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Panties in a Wad
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Panties in a Wad

I am an liberal Irish Catholic. Once as a kid talking to my priest I told him I had to get out of the Church and he advised me to work within, that's how you change. I am a yellow dog liberal democrat. That means if it comes between voting for a republican or a yellow dog, I vote the dog. I say this...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do We Prefer Cancer or AIDS?
Replies: 36
Views: 4756

Re: Do We Prefer Cancer or AIDS?

Having survived 8 years of George W Bush I more than feel your pain and seeing Obama struggle to do the right thing is still a frustrating exercise. The saving grace is that it is an exercise in democracy where we chose the right or wrong people for the right or wrong reasons and live with it. I lov...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: what mascotas (pets) do you have.
Replies: 12
Views: 1270

Re: what mascotas (pets) do you have.

I have a lab/dane + who knows what else he maybe, that travels back and forth every year with us from Kentucky. He is a dog we rescued from a shelter and his name is Zach and he is 7. We also have "joint custody" of our guard's dog. Koka is a rott that is 2 years old and gives Zach all th...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th
Replies: 56
Views: 11830

Re: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th

Good point expats, I will sponsor one dinner for whoever. I'll just give the money to the person who is accepting payment and if you want to come, come on!
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tuentrada - Visa - Boxing
Replies: 0
Views: 324

Tuentrada - Visa - Boxing

I ordered tickets with Tuentrada for boxing on Sat. I love the idea of getting to see Kina fight in Peru. I ordered the tickets on the net and today a knock came on my door and my tickets arrived as promised. We just applied for new Peruvian VISA cards from our bank. Sat a knock came to my door and ...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: what mascotas (pets) do you have.
Replies: 12
Views: 1270

Re: what mascotas (pets) do you have.

I have a lab/dane + who knows what else he maybe, that travels back and forth every year with us from Kentucky. He is a dog we rescued from a shelter and his name is Zach and he is 7. We also have "joint custody" of our guard's dog. Koka is a rott that is 2 years old and gives Zach all the...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th
Replies: 56
Views: 11830

Re: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th

I can not imagine not coming to this dinner. Expats has provided me invaluable information as well as the occasional chance to rant. I am anxious to both provide some support and to meet some of the people that till now I have only met on the sight.
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how much for a highway bribe?
Replies: 52
Views: 11165

Re: how much for a highway bribe?

My wife and I have never paid a bribe. One thing I do is on ocassion is I eat at a restaurent that serves the police dinner most nights. About once or twice a year I buy everyone one dinner. That has never amounted to near much in regard to money for everyone and I have encouraged them eveytime to h...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Paul McCartney Prices
Replies: 22
Views: 3094

Re: Paul McCartney Prices

Has anyone heard Paul McCartney lately? I love the Beatles dearly and Paul McCartney but I have to say he did not sound good. It's always nice to see someone like him but it maybe you have the feeling that comes after seeing Bob Dylan. My feeing always is, what did he say?
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Customer Service Number Telefonica / Movistar?
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

Re: Customer Service Number Telefonica / Movistar?

And the beat goes on. I just tried to call a friend to thank her for a dish she sent me and got a recorded message that my phone was barred from making cell phone calls. When I called Telefonica they said someone from my number called and asked that this be the case. I explained I am at this number ...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 1522

Re: Help!

Anyway, for the sake of the child, it's always good to talk things over. I remember myself becoming grumpy at a certain time, because things were not going the way I planned it and I was concerned about the future of my family. It can all be very frustrating and lure you into strange behaviour, but...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: andes
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: andes

I have traveled to Huaraz and over the Huascaran and traveled behind the Andes for about 250Ks. We encountered snow and rented an oxygen tank that we were very pleased to have from time to time. Of all the trips I have taken in Peru this was one of the greatest. Not only are there snowy peaks and gl...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 1522

Re: Help!

I am curious and concerned. Are there any abuse centers here anywhere? I have been consulting for and working with such centers in the United States for a number of years. I was involved in the first state funded centers and private centers in Kentucky and worked with hundreds of abused women and ch...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Customer Service Number Telefonica / Movistar?
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

Re: Customer Service Number Telefonica / Movistar?

I can only wish you good luck. The same thing happened to us. We were without phone and internet for 3 weeks. We were told our phone and net went off because of administrative reasons due to phone call irregularities. I asked what those were and no one we spoke to anywhere knew. We made 4 visits to ...

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