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by TonyLeslie
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Spanish language school recommendations (Cheap!)
Replies: 17
Views: 3864

Re: Spanish language school recommendations (Cheap!)

The South American Explorers Club Spanish Lessons is for only one hour per week, hardly what many of the posters here are looking for. The teacher will do private lessons, but you would need to talk to her about what you want in relation to what she might charge.
by TonyLeslie
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving at last.
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: Moving at last.

Na.... not me, sold up first. It´s not helpful, but at least ya don´t have to wonder if I know something but not saying nothing.
by TonyLeslie
Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Quiet/clean beach close to Lima in summer
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

Re: Quiet/clean beach close to Lima in summer

Easy Chi Chi, The cold-water current of the southeast Pacific Ocean, has a width of about 900 km and is relatively slow and shallow. It is an eastern boundary current. The West Wind Drift flows east toward South America and while most of it continues around the southern tip of South America to the A...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Quiet/clean beach close to Lima in summer
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

Re: Quiet/clean beach close to Lima in summer

If you can get south a bit, about 50 klm, then try Punta Hermosa, Punta Negra, San Bartolo area. Beautiful beaches, absolutely clean water and definitely quiet leading up to the christmas period. The beach at Punta Negra can be measured in kilometers.
by TonyLeslie
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Work in Peru, How to legally stay.
Replies: 8
Views: 2374

Re: Work in Peru, How to legally stay.

Oliman ... Ok Mate, got your PM. You have sufficient time if you start acting on Monday. Apostille. Is an official mark from participating countries that the information on the certificate is authentic. It can only be distributed by a Government Department. Australia and Peru are both participating ...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 5034

Re: Obama will win.

SilverbackPeru, can you please leave my ancestors out of this debate, I am very fond of them. They were bloody close to going to that area North of South America early in the peace, but thanks to a certain Captain Cook, (no relation to Obama) they were saved from a fate worse than death.
by TonyLeslie
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: MERCADOS
Replies: 16
Views: 1771

Re: MERCADOS

Philipc4u59, Thanks for the shopping compliment, but to be truthful, we just followed our usual route to the places in the market we prefer to use and they were simply there in front of us. $\ 2.00 soles per Kilo. Strawberries have been all over the place at the market for a couple of weeks now, so ...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: MERCADOS
Replies: 16
Views: 1771

Re: MERCADOS

Brought beautiful big strawberries at the mercado in Breña today. sorry to inform you .... $/ 2.00 soles per kilo. Strangely enough, I just brought new runners in Brena for $/ 40 soles, on special at Bata in Avenida Venezuela. Down from $/114.00 soles. I don't need top name brands and what I buy las...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Work in Peru, How to legally stay.
Replies: 8
Views: 2374

Re: Work in Peru, How to legally stay.

If the Municpality of San Juan de Lurigancho is the same as the Municpality of Breña, then your Novia has the list with all the requirements that you need. I took a copy of ours and translated it for my own benefit. If you have been married before, you will need your divorce papers. If necessary, yo...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Beating ATM withdrawal limit?
Replies: 36
Views: 14905

Re: Beating ATM withdrawal limit?

I think you should be careful here because some people are talking soles and some dollars. I use a Scotiabank ATM inside a Metro Supermarket. (Scotia is a Canadian Bank) In soles I can get a maximum of 500 soles with a 2.20 US dollar fee. That fee remains the same for lesser amounts as well, so I us...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Work in Peru, How to legally stay.
Replies: 8
Views: 2374

Re: Work in Peru, How to legally stay.

The first question is, how advanced are you with your plans for marriage. There are a lot of things that are done differently here, including the official wedding. This must be a civil ceremony usually in the District that your wife lives in and a church wedding is optional but not legally binding. ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Trekking in December
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: Trekking in December

Try the South American Explorers Club website and get in touch with them. They will have just about everything you will need to know, including maps, tour guides, reports and information from others who have travelled the same or similar routes, to name just a few items. They will even store excess ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Just Opinions - Likes and Dislikes of Peru
Replies: 101
Views: 18300

Re: Just Opinions - Likes and Dislikes of Peru

What do you reckon Marcope, another one gone down the gurgler.
by TonyLeslie
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AFL Grandfinal
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: AFL Grandfinal

By now you would know the answer is no. This comes up every year and the answer is the same every year. Unfortunately for us Australians in Peru, it was telecast live in Chile, so the Aussie expats there got the whole deal including a couple of free beers, savs and pies with the old red 'orse were a...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee Drinkers
Replies: 25
Views: 4880

Re: Coffee Drinkers

I wonder how long it has been since tomasb has been in Chile. On my recent stayover, I had several coffees including beans from most South American countries and from the the Africa and Asian regions. Many of the beans I saw there, I cannot find available here in Peru. Also when you talk about Nestl...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: coffee meetings?
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: coffee meetings?

No, they where cancelled. Changes to the situation of several regular members caused a few problems with continuity. Being riduculed by some people with big mouths who never ever went did not help the situation. Feel free to initiate a new group if you want to. Now I have returned after being away f...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Uranium Mining in Peru
Replies: 23
Views: 3641

Re: Uranium Mining in Peru

Did I read that Argentina built a nuclear reactor for Australia? Don´t think so. Building one of them here would just about start a civil war. We are already the worlds largest importer of uranium and have the expertise to build our own.Certainly would not be using Argentinian expertise, probably fr...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee Drinkers
Replies: 25
Views: 4880

Re: Coffee Drinkers

Could try Cafe Verde on the corners of Santa Cruz and Piuri. They have two of the top Baristas in Peru work there as well as roast their own coffee beans on site. There are several varieties of beans and are available to buy as whole beans or they will grind them for you. If you buy at the supermark...
by TonyLeslie
Wed May 09, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Airlines ... Please post reviews, discussion, etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 10167

Re: Peruvian Airlines ... Please post reviews, discussion, etc.

Your right Chi chi and that´s the problem. It´s a 25 year old banger, which is also less fuel efficient and emits more noise pollution. It would also be second hand with a fair amount of flying hours on it before they brought it.
by TonyLeslie
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56742

Re: Coffee Group Weekly

For a few, a sad end to the coffee group, for some, probably cheers of delight. It was designed to give a point of contact for new expats to Peru, a chance to make new friendships, finding someone to talk to in english and getting advice from first hand experiences and enjoy a coffee or two in the p...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56742

Re: Coffee Group Weekly

I reckon chi chi, the only reason these characters decided to go this week was because they saw the post where you said you were going attend the coffee meet on this monday just gone. I think meeting you would have been a temptation they couldn´t resist :lol: so I think we should all blame you for e...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56742

Re: Coffee Group Weekly

Do not know if any posts were deleted between my last post and the one from this Luca character, but he was right, I was not there, I am in Australia and have been since March and will return in July. I shall enjoy reuniting with all my old friends once again towards the end of July and meet this Lu...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56742

Re: Coffee Group Weekly

Maybe they were in hiding so as not to scare Chi Chi away: :D He did mention he was coming this week. But I do get the impression at least two of you were there? I suppose the time differences between you might have been a problem or did not one of you sit down and look like a gringo waiting to see ...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ollanta Humala´s salary
Replies: 21
Views: 3154

Re: Ollanta Humala´s salary

Somalia was a good example Alan, with a number of other African countries not far behind. I don't know, you have to wonder about some of these comments. Most people would understand (cough) what would happen without a Government and having a disfuncional Public Service in place. Goodbye democracy, h...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru vs. Chile
Replies: 57
Views: 17553

Re: Peru vs. Chile

In my experience, the Chileans and Peruvians have the same attitude against each other. But if it is any help to the Peruvians, I know the Chileans tend to have the same attitude towards the Argentinians. Having said that of course it is not a total poulation thing and many Chileans and Peruvians wi...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru vs. Chile
Replies: 57
Views: 17553

Re: Peru vs. Chile

And I thought this was Chile vs. Peru. Wrong Again
by TonyLeslie
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru vs. Chile
Replies: 57
Views: 17553

Re: Peru vs. Chile

What relatives? I´m not Chilean.
by TonyLeslie
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and the Falkland / Malvina Islands
Replies: 52
Views: 9048

Re: Peru and the Falkland / Malvina Islands

Reading posts relating to an invasion of Argentina by Britain would be, at best, a fanciful daydream by some people. Could not be done by one country alone even if things continue to deteriate. I think much of what we read is Politicians playing Politics to rev up support in hard economic times. If ...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and the Falkland / Malvina Islands
Replies: 52
Views: 9048

Re: Peru and the Falkland / Malvina Islands

Interesting point Adrian that came to me while reading that article you posted (name removed)and would probably explain why, when the Treaty of Madrid conceded the Spanish claim, at least transitorily, to Britain in 1771 that it did not become a regular British colony until 1833, which may or may no...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru vs. Chile
Replies: 57
Views: 17553

Re: Peru vs. Chile

Now, getting back to you windsportinperu. You have to allow for my uncouth, colonialism and convict inspired ancestery when I write. But I can't live 200 years in the past so I also blame the kids I grew up with and the people I used to work with, they are all to blame. Read again what I said. I men...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking to Start an Argument.
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Looking to Start an Argument.

If you wish to start an argument, I have a 3 step foolproof plan.

Step 1. Go to the Expatperu news and views forum

Step 2. Write an opinion about something, anything.

Step 3. Wait

Best of luck in your venture.
by TonyLeslie
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru vs. Chile
Replies: 57
Views: 17553

Re: Peru vs. Chile

What the hell are you on about windsportin Peru. where I come from that patronising first line comment would get you classified in one word, starts with W finishes with R and probably not allowed to be written here. I know there is a lot of bad feelings between Chileans and Peruvians when it comes t...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru vs. Chile
Replies: 57
Views: 17553

Re: Peru vs. Chile

Don´t know what ¨windsportinPeru´s¨comments have to do with the German immigration into Chile in the 1800´s nor what it has to do with the very fine cuisine, home made produce from local fruits and vegetables in Puerta Varras or even Frutilla with it´s beautiful swiss styles buildings. Nor relaxing ...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ¡Australia Day! (26 Jan)
Replies: 11
Views: 2038

Re: ¡Australia Day! (26 Jan)

Another bites the dust, and another one gone and another one gone, the second in two years. Perhaps a good note for new Australian Expats next year who might get thoughts of nationalism; We are probably just not patriotic enough to worry about organising a celebration on the national day. Personally...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56742

Re: a weekly coffee group

As most of the Coffee Group know through our internal mailing list, the initiator of the group Michael and his lovely wife Marilyn became parents for the first time on January 19th. Baby Maya, whose picture has also been sent out is a beautiful, happy and healthy baby. Congratulations once again Mic...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: PLACE FOR STORAGE
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: PLACE FOR STORAGE

Caliguy, I did send you a PM, don´t know if you received it or not. Our apartment phone does not ring mobiles and my mobile phone still has an Australian simcard but not with international roaming. If you haven´t seen it, send a brief post and I will try again. kendrah, thanks for the info, have see...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru vs. Chile
Replies: 57
Views: 17553

Re: Peru vs. Chile

I must be missing something here. I have spent a lot of time in Chile and agree it is a safe, clean environment, has a modern fleet of public transport buses and a great Metro train system that together, puts anything here in Peru to shame albeit it is still overcrowded in peak hours. But I have fou...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ¡Australia Day! (26 Jan)
Replies: 11
Views: 2038

Re: ¡Australia Day! (26 Jan)

Getting the beers, no problem. getting them chilled, no problem. I don't have an eski to move them about and stay chilled, small problem. Don't know if we can drink them in a public place like a nice rocky beach or park, could be a small problem or a major problem. Have no solution to watching Test ...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ¡Australia Day! (26 Jan)
Replies: 11
Views: 2038

Re: ¡Australia Day! (26 Jan)

To answer the most important question first garrilaw, you can buy the beers at Wongs supermarket in Ave Benavides and generally you will find them cheaper than in Australia. When they had a special on Crown Lager, I was buying them at $/4.40 soles (About AU $1.50 per bottle.) normally they are $/8.8...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ¡Australia Day! (26 Jan)
Replies: 11
Views: 2038

Re: ¡Australia Day! (26 Jan)

Just finished reading some posts here from a year ago under the heading, "Australians in Lima" (on page 15 under Forums - Expat discussions)and noticed there were a number of people interested in trying to organise something including regular meet ups. Do not know how successful it was bec...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ¡Australia Day! (26 Jan)
Replies: 11
Views: 2038

Re: ¡Australia Day! (26 Jan)

Well the beers are no problem, Fosters, VB, Crown Lager are a few of the Aussie beers you can buy here. The sun will probably ok at this time of the year, but the cricket, there I think we run into a problem. Put up a suggestion of a place and time and see what response you get. On this site, if you...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: News Peru: new bill proposes tax on foreign tourists
Replies: 51
Views: 7392

Re: News Peru: new bill proposes tax on foreign tourists

What's the difference between paying a fee to enter a country when you arrive (Chile) or having to pay an exit tax when you leave? (Peru) The only difference now is the tax is part of your airfares, where before, it was paid seperately. Sorry I cannot remember what it used to be when it was paid sep...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone fancy a meet up second half of Feb time
Replies: 30
Views: 4454

Re: Anyone fancy a meet up second half of Feb time

Don't forget we have the Coffee Club (refer to the postings closer to the time) on Monday afternoons around 4.00 p.m onwards which is a great way to meet Expats and as a member of the Lima HHH I would expect to be on the Hash run as well.
by TonyLeslie
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: PLACE FOR STORAGE
Replies: 4
Views: 866

PLACE FOR STORAGE

I was wondering if any one here knows of a company that offers storage facilities that you can pay for and use for a few weeks, months or longer. I do not want a great deal of space, but I might need a reliable (and honest of course) place to store some boxes of various household and office type equ...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Round Trip...or One-Way???
Replies: 69
Views: 12737

Re: Round Trip...or One-Way???

I think the cost of Airline tickets simply become more expensive the later you leave it to book your passage in relation to the date you wish to travel. Also last year I brought a three trip ticket with LAN, Australia to Lima, Lima to Australia and Australia to Lima, because the one way cost was ove...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima air quality
Replies: 23
Views: 4541

Re: Lima air quality

I agree with kenpo1st about the dull looking skin after living in lima for any length of time. But try as I might, I can't convince the wife to let me grow my beard of 35 years back. Doesn't matter how much I plead with her it will be for the protection against the harsh Australian sun or the harsh ...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Open a business in Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 8107

Re: Open a business in Peru

You could try and contact tcjohans,(Thomas) he has just opened a new business here in Lima. You will find him under the ... Pay Gratification to an Accountant in December ...post also on this page.
by TonyLeslie
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 3226

Re: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?

Resolution 1. Buy as much cheap Crown Lager as I can, while available. Not available anymore. resolved Resoultion 2. (as suggested by Garrilaw) Buy the Fosters as well. Brought Fosters instead of Crown lager. resolved Resoulution 3. Discover new parts of Lima on foot. Walked from Cafe Verde in Ave S...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 3226

Re: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?

Buy the Fosters out, maybe a good idea as well, a second new years resolution. The trouble is, all the Peruvian friends want to try out all the Aussie beers as well and I am not sure I'm actually getting my share. Thanks for the advice Garrilaw, but when I was playing competitive squash I used to ru...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 3226

Re: New Year's Resolutions? Anyone?

Don't suppose you can invent some hills to run up around Lima by any chance. Usually cheaper than having to pay to get fit. :lol:

My resolution is to keep buying as much of the Crown Lager at Wongs as I can while they still sell it at half the cost in Australia.

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