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by TonyLeslie
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Afl Grand Final
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Afl Grand Final

Thanks el conquistador, I might try and suss the place out today if I have time. Can't say I have much confidence because those people who posted about the same subject a year ago have not made any contributions this year. Probably went down the "gurgla" last year as well. (Called the toil...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Afl Grand Final
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Afl Grand Final

Being as you are a collingwood supporter and I am one of the numerous ABC fans, what can I say? If you can't watch it, you will probably be in tears, if you do watch it, you will probably still be in tears. . As you know, we have spoken about this at last Mondays coffee meeting, so I cannot add anyt...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 215769

Re: Introduce Yourself!

G'Day Isabelle11, My wife and I are members of the Lima Hash House Harriers. We have a Hash every second Saturday and the next one is on the 8th October. We usually meet around 2.00 p.m and finish around 7.30 after the meal and inductions for new members. If that time is looking convenient let me kn...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

Coffee Day approaches once again, That's the Weekly Coffee Group Meeting at Starbucks in San Isidro, opposite Tottus. And as we always say, not the Starbucks further up the street at Ripley's. 3.00 p.m for the Spanish Conversation Class with Musiclover and from 4. 00 p.m to late or even quite late d...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Favorite Breakfast Places
Replies: 21
Views: 3998

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

No problem Rama0929, I am sure the waistline will catch up with my self image within a year or two. In any case, always happy to walk from Breña to Miraflores for breakfast just for the company and conversation of the Weekly Coffee Group Members.
by TonyLeslie
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Favorite Breakfast Places
Replies: 21
Views: 3998

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

Between Edgeclinger and Marcope, does this mean the Weekly Coffee Group, who are already into their afternoon coffee meets, evening meals and Spanish conversation discussions, are now going to expand into group breakfasts as well? There is no doubt about us, we must be one of the most active social ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: PROCESS FOR CARNET
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: PROCESS FOR CARNET

CE in a nutshell

If you haven't already looked at it, try this heading in the Expat Discussion Forum for general advice. There are heaps of real life experiences to guide you posted here. This is a regular topic that comes up and I think there is 999 posts under that heading
by TonyLeslie
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

Yes, the Weekly Coffee Group is getting popular, even with the TV stations. (Bit of tongue in cheek there) Last week, the star of the group, who meet at Starbucks opposite Tottus in San Isidro (Not Starbucks at Ripleys) around 4.00 p.m, or 3.00 p.m for Spanish conversation lessons with Musiclover, w...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: A World Changing Event of Global Implications
Replies: 146
Views: 34275

Re: A World Changing Event of Global Implications

Death squads were implemented by the US puppet dictators under US intelligence military training, this is well known, documented and declassified. Allendes Left Wing death quads were not CIA backed, they were Cuban backed. Not being from the USA, I have no interest or even care about what the CIA d...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: A World Changing Event of Global Implications
Replies: 146
Views: 34275

Re: A World Changing Event of Global Implications

BTW, as a side note: On 9/11 1973 in Chile, democratically elected president Salvador Allende died in a U.S. backed military coup. This lead to a dictatorship run by US' puppet Augusto Pinochet, and for 17 years thousands of people were murdered and tortured. Did you know that? Yes, some of us do, ...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

Sunday Afternoon, tomorrow is the next meeting of the Weekly Coffee Group. Not forgetting that it is now every Monday from 4.00 p.m at Starbucks opposite Tottus in San Isidro Going through to around 7.00 p.m ish these days, if anyone wants to come after work to meet other Expats. Of course, as a pre...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rates of pay and conditions for teachers
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Rates of pay and conditions for teachers

by Ozgurl ...I did consider Chile but the timezone is not compatible for my husband who needs to work during Australian business hours. That's an interesting comment. Chile is 14 hours behind Australia Eastern Standard Time and Peru is 15. Chile also go to a summer time zone about 2 weeks behind Aus...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples & I weep
Replies: 30
Views: 5362

Re: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples & I weep

let's say (i don't really, but let's say) i grow pot in my closet. and only i smoke it. and i have no kids, i don't operate heavy machinery, etc. all i do is smoke the pot i grow in my closet and veg out and watch the simpsons all day long. that's still a crime. you're telling me there's a "vi...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples & I weep
Replies: 30
Views: 5362

Re: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples & I weep

let's say (i don't really, but let's say) i grow pot in my closet. and only i smoke it. and i have no kids, i don't operate heavy machinery, etc. all i do is smoke the pot i grow in my closet and veg out and watch the simpsons all day long. that's still a crime. you're telling me there's a "vi...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is expat in Peru the most integrated group in SouthAmerica?
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Is expat in Peru the most integrated group in SouthAmerica?

Do not know about an Expat site similar to this site in Chile, but I do know that there has been a well organized and strong Australian and New Zealand Social Group operating for many years in Santiago. I continue to receive their e-mails to keep in touch with them and have their social calender her...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

Monday, the new day for the Weekly Coffee Group, which meets at Starbucks, beginning around 4.00 p.m and lasting through to around 7.00 p.m ish at Starbucks in San Isidro opposite Tottus. Not the one up the road at Ripley's. We have been adding New Zealand, Scotland even Kyrgyzstan to our group as w...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Airlines Reopens Saturday *edited
Replies: 76
Views: 9946

Re: Peruvian Airlines Reopens Saturday *edited

So ok, LAN is the all powerful, well connected to government bully boy making a major contribution to the suspension of Peruvian Airlines. This is despite the new President of this country having advocated funding, with private enterprise, a new flagship airline to boost competition before this susp...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Crossed the Peru/Chile border by land recently?
Replies: 7
Views: 1139

Re: Crossed the Peru/Chile border by land recently?

I think paying to go into Chile, would depend whether your 90 day Tourist Visa is still valid. I am not from USA, but I think the situation is similar to Australians. Once you arrive in Chile and pay for your 90 day visa, you can go backward and forward into Chile as many times as you like. If your ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Airlines Reopens Saturday *edited
Replies: 76
Views: 9946

Re: Peruvian Airlines Reopens Saturday *edited

) The records are clearly saying that there was 52 technical issues from Peruvian airlines vs 18 from LAN. So if LAN have had 18 technical issues; why LAN haven't also received a punishment from DGAC ? I could be wrong, but I was under the impression, the figure 18 was the industry average, not spec...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Australians in Lima
Replies: 37
Views: 8226

Re: Australians in Lima

Aussies! Welcome to Peru and I hope you are able to organize many successful meet-ups. A pint of Foster's sounds pretty good, though I won't be terribly disappointed if you forget to bring the Vegemite. :wink: The vegemite? You mean you have never packed half a dozen sao's with butter, vegemite, st...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expo Cafe 2011 - Lima 12 - 14 October 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Expo Cafe 2011 - Lima 12 - 14 October 2011

I hope one of us can remember to bring this post back up on the Monday or Tuesday before the event. I for one would like to go, but suffer badly from forgetting things too far into the future.
by TonyLeslie
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Seismic Activity...
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Seismic Activity...

Love how the sun always comes out the next day! They are saying we will get another one Sept 8th, so plan your BBQ's accordingly. That can't be right, I have read on this site that the sun shines every day in Tarapoto and La Molina, not to mention the sun never setting on the British Empire. But ma...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Australians in Lima
Replies: 37
Views: 8226

Re: Australians in Lima

Well this lot went down in a screaming heap pretty quick. Lost interest over the AFL without a murmur, obviously all ABC followers (like my good self) and didn't make it past the post for Australia Day. At least I hope it was the wine that brought you's all undone, I'd hate to think you all went to ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Airlines Reopens Saturday *edited
Replies: 76
Views: 9946

Re: Peruvian Airlines closed 90 days - failed safety inspection

Sebastián Piñera, president of Chile, owns controlling interest in LAN, and he has often been accused of corruption. In fact, in 2007 he was fined $680,000 for insider training in LAN stocks, according to the Huffington Post. That's not quite accurate, he was forced to sell his LAN shares when he b...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is anyone interested in exploring and practicing Spanish?
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: Is anyone interested in exploring and practicing Spanish?

I am always interested on practicing my english level with pure english conversation.. You can always practice your English at the Expats weekly coffee group which meets every Monday from 4.00 p.m at Starbucks opposite Tottus, in San Isidro. (not the one further up the street at Ripleys) We convers...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

Yes Musiclover, we may very well talk of a few things that happened when we meet today (instead of Tuesday) at the usual Starbucks in San Isidro opposite the Tottus building around 4.00 p.m through to the early evening if anyone wants to join us after work. I think most of wound up about 6.30p.m las...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

Yes we have to put out the notice early this week. There has been a change of day for the meeting of the International Personnel Weekly Coffee Group. NOW IT IS ON MONDAYS AT THE SAME TIME AND THE SAME VENUE. That is in Starbucks opposite Tottus at San Isidro. (not the Starbucks at Ripleys on the sam...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: CE in a nutshell
Replies: 26
Views: 5483

Re: CE in a nutshell

G'day Tiff. Ow ya goin. I can only give you limited information from the questions you have asked. Firstly the cheque I used for the payment to the AFP was a personal cheque, because I still have bank accounts in Australia and my cheque book here in Peru. You will not get a Bank in Peru to make out ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Respecting the humidity and cold
Replies: 33
Views: 7439

Re: Respecting the humidity and cold

Well Musiclover, after a deep and thoughtful analyse of all the factors that have appeared here in response to your post. Also taking into consideration the thought provoking debate on cold weather, high humidity, the effects of the weather, the flu, the variety of viruses, pollution, cold drinks an...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Respecting the humidity and cold
Replies: 33
Views: 7439

Re: Respecting the humidity and cold

LOL Musiclover, if you had been with us on the Hash House Harriers Run yesterday, you would have noticed more than one person in shorts. In actual fact you would have noticed a number of male and females in shorts. Having said that, because we finished around 5.30 p.m, all of them immediately rugged...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Global economic collapse (including Peru)
Replies: 160
Views: 26425

Re: Global economic collapse (including Peru)

Are you sure they were using paper money 6,000 years ago?
by TonyLeslie
Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Respecting the humidity and cold
Replies: 33
Views: 7439

Re: Respecting the humidity and cold

I accept and agree that the gripe or flu is virus born, but it has to be more than co-incidence that both here and in Australia,(And I leave North American opinions to the North Americans here) that these viruses usually start having an effect from the early stages of autumn (The Fall I think it's c...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

While I am a sad to see my good wife down with a terrible case of the flu, (probably got it from me) I am making sure she has all the medication and medicine she needs, has warm clothes on and she is feeling comfortable as any good husband should. Then I am going to leave her and go to Starbucks in ...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Respecting the humidity and cold
Replies: 33
Views: 7439

Re: Respecting the humidity and cold

This is definitely something the Peruvians seem to understand better than many of us Expats. Probably taught to them as children. Like you Musiclover, I come from a far colder climate than I find here, but with no where near the humidity. My wife is red hot about me being dressed sufficiently and ke...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

Another week and another Tuesday to look forward to, as the Expats Weekly Coffee Group will meet at the usual meeting place, Starbucks in San Isidro, opposite Tottus (not outside Ripleys) around 4.00 p.m through to about 6.00 p.m. A great crowd again last week and it was good to meet Matilda, who no...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

I have absolutely nothing to say. Except Starbucks opposite Tottus (not Ripleys) in San Isidro from 4.00 p.m every Tuesday. Regular members of this weekly group are usually there through to about 6.00 p.m ish. For those who cannot make it early, do not be discouraged, you can still arrive at a later...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

What a close call last week. Here I was on Monday night, half my finger dangling down, held on by a small thread and a bandaid, enough blood coming out to paint the bathroom a new colour, searching for the urgent need of an emergency clinic, an emergency operation, blood transfusion etc, and trying ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HEALTH CLINICS IN LIMA
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: HEALTH CLINICS IN LIMA

Your Right Marcope and it will be around 4.00 p.m at Starbucks opposite Tottus in San Isidro. I have read that post you indicated thanks and I see you started it so great minds are thinking alike. But the other question I could not find an answer for is, are these places also just walk in, or do you...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HEALTH CLINICS IN LIMA
Replies: 5
Views: 654

HEALTH CLINICS IN LIMA

I was wondering if there are any recommended health clinics in Lima and what it entails to visit these places. Are there any who advertise english speaking doctors, nurses or reception staff? Can you just walk in, or do you have to have private insurance with them? Do they cover most problems from s...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

In the interest of harmony and the need for (hopefully) a few more years of married bliss, I decided not to follow through with the possibility of begging outside STARBUCKS IN SAN ISIDRO OPPOSITE TOTTUS (not ripleys) AROUND FOUR P.M. ON TUESDAY. I just new she would never understand. Also the though...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

It is better to beg forgiveness, than to ask permission That's a good idea Rama0929. I think it would take about two weeks worth of begging and I should have enough experience to gain a diploma and be able to take it up as a profession. Never thought about that as way of paying for the coffee, I mus...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

Ahhh musiclover, you will learn more about my sense of humour and cryptic scrawling as time goes by. Wasn't it great to see more new Expats. New faces from the USA and Australia and a representative from Sweden, as well as the usual faces from Canada, USA and my self from Australia. It was also good...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Barber Shops
Replies: 12
Views: 7789

Re: Barber Shops

A straight forward haircut in Brena costs me 5 soles. The price might have something to do with the competition. There are about 20-30 hairdressing and barber shops within a square kilometre with many open 7 days a week until 10.00 - 1100 p.m including Sundays. This is probably not very helpful exce...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

H'RAY, H'RAY, IT'S COFFEE DAY. At Starbucks opposite Tottus in San Isidro at 4.00 p.m That means it is NOT at Ripleys. I think it also means I am getting desperate for something to write. Oh well, so be it.
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to obtain a residence visa in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: How to obtain a residence visa in Peru

Do not forget that even your certificates with the Apostille from your country of birth, have to be translated to Spanish by an official translator. I am not 100% positive but I think by a translator here in Peru if I am not mistaken.
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Just Opinions - Likes and Dislikes of Peru
Replies: 101
Views: 18686

Re: Just Opinions - Likes and Dislikes of Peru

Interesting question MarcoPe. One just about needs to sit down and write it all out first. So I will start with what I dislike. The fact that your original marriage certificate, if you get married in Perú, is not good enough to get your Carnet. The queue out to the street to get your official marria...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

No Michael, I am still in one piece. I was saved by HER decision that I was taking HER out to a restaurant for dinner. I knew straight away this was not a subject that was up for discussion and the wallet is less painful that the alternative. (Which was not necessarily a beating :roll: )Come to thin...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

It is not my position to try and describe why a mature woman would appear somewhere between being in the middle of a hold-up and a line dance while still sitting down. How something that sits below shoulder height should appear at arms length above the head is best not discussed by a mere male like ...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

Ahhh what a fine example of young Expats that assembled in Starbucks at San Isidro opposite Tottus, not at Ripleys, last Tuesday. Three from USA, one each from England, Canada and Australia. The conversation flowed and humour abounded, may have even bounded out to the street at one stage, when a cou...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57669

Re: a weekly coffee group

We are all looking forward to meeting some new faces if all the posts since last week come to fruition. We can say that regardless of how many or how few turn up, we never run out of conversation. This is a great forum for all types, from those addicted to coffee, to those addicted to avoiding exces...

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