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by TonyLeslie
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: News Peru: new bill proposes tax on foreign tourists
Replies: 51
Views: 7398

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

[quote="rama0929"]chi chi wrote: TonyLeslie wrote: I probably think along these lines because I know there is an up front non returnable cost of $110.00 dollars US for the visa application for Peruvians to go to Australia and add close to another $100.00 for hidden costs that you find out ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: News Peru: new bill proposes tax on foreign tourists
Replies: 51
Views: 7398

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

I have never worried about paying the tax in Chile. As long as my passport has more than 6 months left, all I have to do is turn up whenever I feel like it, pay my $61.00 US and I have a 90 day tourist voucher. In Peru, I do the same without the fee. But tourism advertising from Peru in Australia do...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

Just a note, that the weekly coffee Group will be in recession for this week only. It is possible some members will turn up, but the majority of the group who attend regularly are all on Christmas Vacations this week. Hope everyone enjoyed a very Happy Christmas and are looking forward to a prospero...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Air Traffic Controller Strike
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Air Traffic Controller Strike

When I heard about this on the news, I thought I was back in the home country . It's a Christmas tradition in Australia for at least one part of the Airline Industry to threaten strikes around this time of the year.
by TonyLeslie
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

In the meantime, in down town San Isidro, at Starbucks opposite Tottus (not at ripleys) around 4.00 p.m on Monday afternoon, a group of Expats will be having their usual coffees and hoping to meet any newcomers who would like to visit and enjoy some friendship among the group. There could also be th...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

Not a problem Mike, We will have it at a restaurant called The Ball and Chain at Hobart's famous Salamanca Place. Great food, cold beer and terrific variety of wines. Hope you can all afford the airfares to Australia and return...and no, I will not be donating to those costs. That would amount to sh...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

Excellent job and a great night Marcope and with this first experience under your belt, next year will be a breeze for you.

Thanks for all the effort you put in.
by TonyLeslie
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Terrorism in Peru... still
Replies: 60
Views: 6819

Re: Terrorism in Peru... still

Choripán wrote (in part) Peru, like most of the Americas, was born of intimidation, violence, chaos, and inefficiency - the same words I would use to describe the streets of Lima. Those habits are hard to quit once they take root in the national identity. Sounds to me like that also describes the wh...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Terrorism in Peru... still
Replies: 60
Views: 6819

Re: Terrorism in Peru... still

Certainly raises a sore point with me and I would think most other Expats who come from countries where pedestrians have first use of the crossing when the green or walk sign comes on. Having said that, if you walk in the Centro area from San Martin Plaza to the Plaza De Armas, the pedestrians are t...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: what's up with san luis water?
Replies: 14
Views: 3215

Re: what's up with san luis water?

There was plenty of San Luis 2.5 litre bottles available for sale at the Metro Supermarket in Breña last night. But sorry, I did not think to look for the large dispensers though. We have not had any problems buying the 2.5 litre bottles from the local shop that operates at ground level of this buil...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Weekly Coffee Group Christmas Dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Weekly Coffee Group Christmas Dinner

Good idea MarcoPe to get people to pm you direct. Go directly to the Initiator/Chairman/Secretary/Treasurer/Organiser. Much better than listing it here and it is much quicker to accumulate numbers. I hope there are other Expats from this site who may be interested, because it is always good to be ab...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Weekly Coffee Group Christmas Dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Weekly Coffee Group Christmas Dinner

For Expatperu member who have joined us at various time at Starbucks for conversation at our weekly coffee gatherings....A decision has now been verified for the Christmas Dinner for the Weekly Coffee Group, which is to be held at a restaurant in San Isidro this Friday night, 16th December around 8....
by TonyLeslie
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Being Called Fat. Sensitivity issues.
Replies: 47
Views: 12848

Re: Being Called Fat. Sensitivity issues.

Re: Being Called Fat. Sensitivity issues. by susita83 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:36 am TonyLeslie ~ I don't know but my husband is skinny and no matter how much he eats, he doesn't gain an ounce. I hate people like that. No offence intended, but I'm not one of them. This is my third visit into the 80's.
by TonyLeslie
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Being Called Fat. Sensitivity issues.
Replies: 47
Views: 12848

Re: Being Called Fat. Sensitivity issues.

I have the opposite problem. I came to Perú after three and a half years of a very active job which included heavy lifting and constant time controls which had me needing to run or at least walk very quickly most of the working day. Added to years of playing sports, I could still easily run a 100 ya...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

We are about to disappear off the front page, so it is time for a timely reminder, that the Weekly Coffee Group will be at their usual venue, Starbucks opposite Tottus at Begonias street (or avenue, I can never remember which)in San Isidro, from around 4.00 p.m till late for coffee and from 3.00 p.m...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

Coffee Time....well tomorrow will be for the Weekly Coffee Group for our usual meeting at Starbucks in San Isidro opposite Tottus in Begonias Street around 4.00 p.m till late. As usual, one has to mention it is not the other Starbucks at Ripleys. No to Ripleys, you will not find us there. All being ...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

G'Day cobbers, Just back from the land of clean tap water, crisp salad vegetables, hygienic meat standards, no air pollution, where there is a real river along side the city (2 kilometres wide and deep enough to park the largest cruise ships in the world with plenty to spare) and where we drive from...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: border hopping or tourism. Good rates.
Replies: 1
Views: 843

Re: border hopping or tourism. Good rates.

You won't find much relief in Santiago De Chile during the summer months. It is constantly over 30 degrees and is highly polluted because there is very little wind to shift it. The same if you go further inland towards Argentina minus the pollution. On the other hand, if you go the 100 odd kilometre...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Problem with Scotia Bank ATMs?
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: Problem with Scotia Bank ATMs?

I used my Australian Visa Travel Card at my regular ScotiaBank ATM at Metro Supermarket in Brena yesterday without any difficulties. Like you, I have also found them best for fees, plus the ATM at the supermarket is indoors as well, which I think is a little more protective. I have used ScotiaBank i...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sunat Forms and leaving the country
Replies: 17
Views: 2846

Re: Sunat Forms and leaving the country

Thanks gerard, you have been a great help. Much appreciated.
by TonyLeslie
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sunat Forms and leaving the country
Replies: 17
Views: 2846

Re: Sunat Forms and leaving the country

Thanks for the advice gerard, but I might have one more favour. I have found heaps of form numbers but not 1495. I did notice in another post just up the list a bit that one form, number 1492 when generated online became 1692, a different number. Is this likely to be the same with 1495. Or would it ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sunat Forms and leaving the country
Replies: 17
Views: 2846

Re: Sunat Forms and leaving the country

I am leaving as well shortly using my CE for the first time, but if I read all this correctly, being married to a Peruana and not generating any income either here or overseas, I should not have a need of any form. Just wondering if there is any forms that indicate this as a precaution, because as i...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

Being Sunday, it is time for a friendly reminder to all and sundry, that tomorrow Monday, is time for the Weekly Coffee Group meeting at Starbucks opposite Tottus at San Isidro from around 4.00 p.m to late. The Spanish discussion classes for beginners of this fine language begins at 3.00 p.m with Mu...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: reputable lawyer in lima?
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: reputable lawyer in lima?

There is a lawyer who posts here fairly regularly. I do not know her, but she has often offered advice on several issues and I presume speaks English. Hopefully she might read your post and respond.
by TonyLeslie
Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: did you feel the tremor?
Replies: 27
Views: 4798

Re: did you feel the tremor?

I was on the 10th floor, just about to go the door for the afternoon walk. When I realised what it was, I raced back to the bedroom for my new camera and wallet, (well you never know when a good picture or even a bad one might be worth something and I have a sense of priorities) but by the time I go...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

In that case Kelly, you should rush round and join us sooner rather than later now you have found a soul mate.
by TonyLeslie
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

That Bonza. I wonder If I should manipulate that piece of information and stretch it a bit for next Sundays post. :idea: Unbelievable to some, I can just about make a short story out of a simple sentence, although admittedly, most of it would finish up being unbelievable anyway. Would also give the ...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

Thanks Kelly. For some reason I have only just noticed it, although that wouldn't surprise many people who know me.
You might also be interested to know, we are still waiting for you to grace us with your presence. One of our more endearing topics that come up on an irregular basis.
by TonyLeslie
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

ahh, I thought it might have been a coffee place. Well for us to change locations, it would have to be suggested by a regular attendee(s) to the Coffee Group and I would think it would need to be somewhere equally centrally located. Then we would vote on it. I think most regulars would live in Miraf...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starting a business (without those 25,000 dollars...) ???
Replies: 47
Views: 21005

Re: Starting a business (without those 25,000 dollars...) ???

No wonder I said you are looking a bit pale at the Coffee Group tcjohans. I wish you luck getting through to the final stage. I also hope you keep everything well documented, because if I or any of us make the same decision about going down the small business path we would be happy to get you on boa...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

What's Don Mamino's?
And what's that figure thing that is appearing next to my name? am I in trouble?
by TonyLeslie
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

Monday. The Weekly Coffee Group meet at Starbucks opposite Tottus at Ave Begonias 718 at San Isidro, around 4.00 p.m till late. Not the Starbucks at Ripley's remember. Thanks to our learned friend Choripan we can now rest easy and practice our new found knowledge. Thank you. I know I shouldn't do th...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

Once again, it is time to mention that Mondays are the Weekly Coffee Groups time to welcome old and new faces to Starbucks, opposite Tottus in Ave Begonias No. 718 at San Isidro (Not the other one at Ripleys) at 4.00 p.m to late for coffee. If I remember correctly, which would be a bit unusual admit...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global economic collapse (including Peru)
Replies: 160
Views: 25975

Re: Global economic collapse (including Peru)

True about the book, but personally I wouldn't stand alongside the Kennedy remark. Just on the side, the Paris Peace Accord gave the South Vietnamese nearly two years of troubled ceasefire arrangements. When the North Vietnamese decided to launch an invasion, they rolled the South Vietnamese in less...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global economic collapse (including Peru)
Replies: 160
Views: 25975

Re: Global economic collapse (including Peru)

Don't take it personally renodante, my country and the French all received the same boot. The point of the exercise may be that you take a little more care in how you write these things.
by TonyLeslie
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global economic collapse (including Peru)
Replies: 160
Views: 25975

Re: Global economic collapse (including Peru)

Renodante wrote "Kennedy, who started the Vietnam war, essentially" I'm glad you explained that. Silly me, I thought the Vietnamese war essentially started around 1945-46 by the Chinese supported communists against the French and South Vietnamese. Worse, I was always under the impression H...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fees
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

Re: Fees

Maybe that's 82 views to see what fees you were talking about before we didn't know the answer :D
by TonyLeslie
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Supermarkets, Markets and Food Costs
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Supermarkets, Markets and Food Costs

My wife and I had our first buying experience at Wongs on Avenida Benavides yesterday, so this is an interesting post. I first visited the place about a week earlier acting on information about finding a decent cheese. Not only did I find some good, strong tasting New Zealand Vintage chedder cheese ...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone else feel the earth move a little???
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Anyone else feel the earth move a little???

Musiclover, did you forget what you said the other day about posting anything? But from me, the answer is no, didn't feel anything here in Breña.
by TonyLeslie
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

Good grief. Here it is at 9.00 a.m on a Monday morning and my Sunday reminder for our Weekly Coffee Group for Starbucks at San Isidro, opposite Tottus, not up the road at Ripley's, from 3.00 p.m for the Spanish conversation class and 4.00 p.m onwards to late or later, has already disappeared from th...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

It's that time of the week again, to remind everyone that the Weekly Coffee Group will be meeting on Monday at Starbucks at San Isidro opposite Tottus (not up the street at Ripley's, no, you will not find us there.) from 4.00 p.m till late, or maybe very late, who knows. Of course, anyone who wants ...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 212953

Re: Introduce Yourself!

If it's any help malayperuvian, we have a regular Malaysian couple who attend our weekly coffee group that meet at Starbucks opposite Tottus at San Isidro every Monday from 4.00 p.m till late, sometimes to well after 7.00 p.m. They only come every second week and they where here today (the 10th Oct)...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

I should add to that last post that we are not completely devoid of talking about serious subjects and day to day life in Peru, national events etc. Starbucks opposite Tottus at San Isidro from 3-4 p.m onwards through till late is a great time to relax, make friends and speak the various dialects of...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

el conquistador, considering we spend 3-4 hours there it's very simple really, you name it, we talk about it. Do not spend much time on anything you might read in news and views on this site, that might get 5 minutes a month, because we have more important things to talk about, like the weather, gri...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

Here we are again, happy as can be, all good friends and jolly good company at Starbucks in San Isidro every Monday from 4.00 p.m till late or later. Depending on who comes and at what time. As always 3.00 p.m for the Spanish conversation hour with Musiclover. Also as always, not the Starbucks at Ri...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

Time to mention that today, Monday, is the day the Weekly Coffee Group meet. Just in case someone new is wanting to join us, we meet at Starbucks opposite Tottus in San Isidro. Not to be confused with the Starbucks further up the street at Ripleys. The meeting starts with Musiclovers Spanish convers...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 56770

Re: a weekly coffee group

Sunday already, time to mention that tomorrow, Monday, is the day the Weekly Coffee Group meet. Just in case someone new is wanting to join us, we meet at Starbucks opposite Tottus in San Isidro. Not to be confused with the Starbucks further up the street at Ripleys. The meeting starts with Musiclov...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Afl Grand Final
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Afl Grand Final

Don't know if you found anywhere to see the game Vic, but if you didn't, it would be probably have been just as well. I can offer you my condolences. Having played in a losing grand final myself (very minor competition) and watched my local Tassie team win and lose a few not to mention the Lions in ...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Lima
Replies: 15
Views: 2398

Re: Moving to Lima

Which are the countries? The countries are USA, Australia, Canada, England and Sweden with Scotland, New Zealand and Malaysia becoming additional regulars and Peru if you count two of the wives that come after they finish work. We have had many additional people call in from the above mentioned coun...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Lima
Replies: 15
Views: 2398

Re: Moving to Lima

The address for Starbucks is 718 Av Begonias, adjacent to Scotiabank and across from Tottus. Just be careful because there are two Starbucks in the same street. If you finish up looking at people coming and going into Ripleys store, then you are at the wrong one. Just cross the street and walk back ...

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