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by TonyLeslie
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 11176

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

SpleakzOr, From my last post, absolutely ignore what Chi Chi wrote, he is not an Australian so his country may not be required to pay a reciprical fee to leave Santiago airport. He just can't resist writing about things he is totally ignorant of. Now USA has dropped it's requirements for Chileans tr...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 11176

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

SpleakzOr, just be careful of the one way ticket, you may have a problem with that. You will get plenty of advice how to manipulate the situation on this site, but you may be checked at Sydney Airport if you do not have a return ticket. I know the cost is a bit over the top to have a flexi ticket to...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 11176

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

I've been to Australia. I didn't need a visa and most EU citizens don't need a visa either to travel to Australia. Just like in Peru, they put a stamp in your passport when you arrive. In Australia they gave me a 90 days stamp. Just like to re-iterate on this comment. All EU citizens need to make a...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Parque Kennedy and Pizza Alley – Current situation?
Replies: 14
Views: 7320

Re: Parque Kennedy and Pizza Alley – Current situation?

I am another poor soul that seems to miss out on all the action around Miraflores and Parque Kennedy. For 3 1/2 years of going to classes and/or lunch with my mates, all gringos, in that area, not one proposition for girls or drugs to any of us. The only thing we ever get asked is if we want to chan...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 11176

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

spleakz0r wrote: 2) Bringing them back - My initial plan was to simply bring them back by having them migrate here normally, not through marriage or anything. I run my own small business and would pay for their visa and say they work for me and would sponsor them or whatever. This shows a degree of...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 11176

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

I can't understand why Chi Chi keeps saying the OP's intention is to commit Visa Fraud. I didn't read that intention in the OP's Post. One thing Chi Chi doesn't know much about is the Australian Immigration System and the personal, work and financial details and the written guarantees needed to be m...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 11176

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

SpeakzOr, if you are seriously thinking about taking spanish lessons, you should take a look at Synergy Spanish.(Short Cut to Spanish will also get you there, it is the same author) The author, Marcus is an Australian and has a Mexican wife. He is a former School teacher in Australia. You can get se...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 11176

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

My suggestion for the OP is to start looking at the Australian Immigration Laws, something, from your comment regarding taking a girl back to Australia, you haven't done yet. You might be horrified by the red tape and time issues you will strike. Your 1-3 months might well turn into 1-3 years. Marri...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: So many products for mosquitos...
Replies: 14
Views: 2707

Re: So many products for mosquitos...

I'm surprised a Yellow Fever Injection and certificate isn't mandatory to get back into the USA. Even an entry stamp on your Passport indicating you have been in Perú is enough for some countries to demand it or you face the possibility of being quarantined. Personally I think the injection is commo...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: what is UK people doing here?
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: what is UK people doing here?

I know one Pom and he's usually whinging, but I'm Australian so I would probably be considered as biased. He is a bit of a mate and we enjoy crossing swords from time to time. So far I reckon I'm in front but he might have other ideas. He works in a club here and gets on this site from time to time....
by TonyLeslie
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Third world war?
Replies: 22
Views: 1252

Re: Third world war?

The US and it's allies have to stick to military law and rules. If a US soldier beheads someone with a knife, rapes woman or hangs someone up in public then he will be tried in a military court. The arm of Political Correctness raising it's ugly head again. You can't even have an eye for an eye any...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
Replies: 25
Views: 3141

Re: Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

The search of the Indian Ocean has been put on hold and private contractors will continue the search with equipment that can go to a lower depth than the equipment that has been previously used. Australia and Malaysia have agreed to pay half the costs each of this new search. In the meantime, they a...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Prorroga de Residencia Renewal
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Prorroga de Residencia Renewal

You don't have to worry about being late once you have your appointment confirmed on the website. If the date you make the appointment is before the due date, then this is your confirmation and there will be no issues from immigration.
by TonyLeslie
Sat May 31, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Budweiser
Replies: 24
Views: 1725

Re: Budweiser

Argentina beers now, getting a bit exotic aren't we? Does this mean Franca is not good enough any more?
by TonyLeslie
Sun May 25, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Budweiser
Replies: 24
Views: 1725

Re: Budweiser

Does this mean I have to buy Budweiser for our next meeting.
by TonyLeslie
Sat May 17, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corruption pays off…
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: Corruption pays off…

It is not 100% guaranteed in Chile either but the reason why Chile is much better is quite simple. Better wages (compared to Peru) and harsher penalties for being caught. Also the benefits they recieve are worth far more than being busted for a few dollars bribe. They recieve free Medical and Hospit...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expats, what language do you live?
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Expats, what language do you live?

I'm with Calyguy, definitely a spanglish man. My excuse is .. my wife is trying to learn english and speaks whatever you think is the reverse of spanglish. (maybe engspañol)
by TonyLeslie
Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tasa Anual de Extranjeria
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Tasa Anual de Extranjeria

If you know where to go, then go around 4.00 pm. or a bit later and walk straight to the area and line up if there is anyone else even waiting. It is on the left as you walk towards the Banco Del La Nacion and they have paper signs on the appropiate windows. Took us less than 5 minutes two weeks ago...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Something stinks.
Replies: 34
Views: 2399

Re: Something stinks.

Tomasb's theory might be gaining momentum. Satellite images have found two lots of debris in the Southern Ocean. An australian search plane was entering the area at the last report I heard and two or three others are heading that way to assist in the search. I believe there are 5 vessels currently o...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Something stinks.
Replies: 34
Views: 2399

Re: Something stinks.

Yes, interesting Chi Chi, because I also read it was then supposed to have dropped to around 23, 000 feet, but reports do not seem to specify exactly how rapid that drop was. Whatever, it seems these figures are data readings by a combination of satellite and military radar neither of which can spec...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Something stinks.
Replies: 34
Views: 2399

Re: Something stinks.

Chi Chi, one report I read is that the plane at one point hit 45,000 feet, well above the recommended flying level for a 777. If you have read or heard the same, what would that indicate to you. To me, possible some sort of altercation in the cockpit. (which are supposed to be secure from passengers...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Visiting with non vaccinated children
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Visiting with non vaccinated children

Some countries demand that you have a Yellow Fever Injection if you have travelled or intend to travel in Peru. Not being from United States, I am not sure if the USA is one of those countries, but I think it is important that you find out before you leave home.
by TonyLeslie
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Waiver Program - USA
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Visa Waiver Program - USA

It has been announced that as from the 1st of May 2014, Chileans with Electronic Passports will be added to the Visa Waiver Program for restricted travel in the USA. 90 days maximum for Tourism mainly. It is now anticipated that Chile will soon be announcing the removal of the $160.00 reciprical cha...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Favorite Coffee Place
Replies: 27
Views: 2195

Re: Favorite Coffee Place

The main Juan Valdez Cafés in Lima are at Centro Civico, Plaza Norte, Mega Plaza, Jockey Plaza (outside the external entrance to Ripley´s on the 2nd floor) and Larco Mars. Also in Callao and Santa Anita. Like many of the chains they use the paper cups, but the coffee is extremely pleasant and the st...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Getting Married in Peru; How long?
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Getting Married in Peru; How long?

Forgot to mention Simperu2012, that if you arrive a couple of weeks before the date you will have plenty of time if you have all the paperwork completed. You will still have to sign papers at the Municipality office, but that is not a drama. If your girlfriend is here, you can send your certificates...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Getting Married in Peru; How long?
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Getting Married in Peru; How long?

The normal procedure is to get married at the Municipality office where your girlfriend is living. Church weddings are are optional, but to be legally married here it has to be done at the Municipality office. The easiest method is for your girlfriend (if she is in Peru) is to go to her local office...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: what's the weather like?
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: what's the weather like?

Probably both Calygirl. The 90's would be inner city, Brena etc. while the 70's would be the coastal regions, Miraflores etc. We found this last weekend. beautiful and sunny in Brena, but in Miraflores, fog and misty with a severe drop in temperature.
by TonyLeslie
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wine consulting and tutored tastings
Replies: 29
Views: 4252

Re: Wine consulting and tutored tastings

I find wine is similar to coffee, or vica versa, everyone has a different taste and you should enjoy your preference regardless of what anyone tells you about it. I find the comments from Hitoruna interesting but not sure I agree in total about the comment on Chilean wines. At a cost, I have had a c...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting married to a Peruvian - last name suffix?
Replies: 12
Views: 3345

Re: Getting married to a Peruvian - last name suffix?

When you get married here, she will keep her current name. Any change to add your name will be by an application to change her DNI after which, you can also change her passport. Neither are overly difficult for her to do. The current rules, as I understand them are, they will not recommend (or simpl...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting married to a Peruvian - last name suffix?
Replies: 12
Views: 3345

Re: Getting married to a Peruvian - last name suffix?

My wife went through the process and has the de Leslie on her DNI. We decided to go down that track in preparation for a possible application for Immigration to Australia one day. It helps to smooth over all the hassles that will have to be gone through to prove everything is geniune to Immigration ...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wine consulting and tutored tastings
Replies: 29
Views: 4252

Re: Wine consulting and tutored tastings

The first thing you need to do to get Peruvians to appreciate a good wine, is to work out how to get them off the brand called ... Santiago Quierolo ... Comes in many different styles and blends, but they all have one thing in common. Overly sweet and to any one who appreciates a good wine, absolute...
by TonyLeslie
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starbucks vs ...
Replies: 26
Views: 2866

Re: Starbucks vs ...

To answer chi chi´s original question on the cost of the cup of coffee, the answer is ... Sustainable Coffee Growing Practices. Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts are part of a large group of coffee businesses that ensure coffee farmers get a sustainable income for their productivity. This group also assis...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Arriving at 11:30 PM New Year's Eve - Advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Arriving at 11:30 PM New Year's Eve - Advice?

Taxis at the airport are only expensive by Peruvian standards. As with most costs in Lima if you divide the Peruvian sole by 3 in round figure terms you will get an approximate cost in US dollars and some other currencies. So the oft quoted figure for a taxi from the airport into Lima of about $/40 ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best place to watch fireworks on New Years Eve?
Replies: 11
Views: 1550

Re: Best place to watch fireworks on New Years Eve?

Any building any where in Lima, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. The sky explodes in fireworks both nights. Take note of all the reports regarding the random " letting them off" without much regard to safety or the direction they might be aimed at. Generally impressive though if you can ge...
by TonyLeslie
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone know Antofogasta Chile
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: Anyone know Antofogasta Chile

Unfortunately Victmanu those videos could just about be any city anywhere in the world at any time. No place is completely without crime and associated problems. I just relate my experiences as I lived them. I travelled extensively through Chile without problems over a four years period. Likewise, I...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: In the ''hood''.
Replies: 24
Views: 3817

Re: In the ''hood''.

I see Chi Chi has kept to the safer districts in Lima. I also went to the same place you did in when you were buying/living in Villa El Savador. You know, the one where you brought on the ground floor and had a shed for your tools... Except your price was $7,000.00 dollars lower than all the other u...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone know Antofogasta Chile
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: Anyone know Antofogasta Chile

Spent a couple of nights there during my travels and never looked like encountering a problem.Walked all over the place in the city and along the coastal highway. I must admit it was a few years ago but I remember the man in charge of the Carabinera at the time was given an honour because of his wor...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: In the ''hood''.
Replies: 24
Views: 3817

Re: In the ''hood''.

When you say people don't walk on the streets at night in Lima Chi Chi, straight away I know you have never walked the streets of Brena at night, especially from Centro Civico to the bottom end of Avenida Venezuela. There are so many street venders and shops open, 7 days a week till 11.30 - midnight...
by TonyLeslie
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Other South Americans Dislike Peruvians?
Replies: 19
Views: 5468

Re: Other South Americans Dislike Peruvians?

Football has a lot to answer for. Simple answer really.
by TonyLeslie
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Advice - US Visa for spouse
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Advice - US Visa for spouse

Best advice I can give you is to give it up and stay here with your drinking mate.
by TonyLeslie
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carne dates for expire
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Carne dates for expire

May I suggest that before you go online, go to the information desk at Migraciones and get them to give you an updated copy of what is required. This will help you get all the information you need as there has been a couple of minor changes with the online system. These days, you do not need to fill...
by TonyLeslie
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DIGEMIN online appointment
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: DIGEMIN online appointment

When I renewed my Carnet recently, I went to the information desk after I had everything in order so they could check everything was OK. Especially the part where we were required to do a retype of the Jurada, which was not allowed to have written information on it. We had to retype their form and w...
by TonyLeslie
Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AFL Grandfinal
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: AFL Grandfinal

Now we are getting into September, I expect the usual comments about the AFL (Australian Rules Football) Grand Final will surface again. This year I can inform you that now, AFLTV has a finals package for $40.00. This is every final game live or watch it afterwards at your leisure. With the 15 hour ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Low-cost airfare from Australia to Lima?
Replies: 16
Views: 2663

Re: Low-cost airfare from Australia to Lima?

Thats right Chi Chi, but that time is the most extreme waiting time from Lima, thats why I put using a different airline in brackets. You would be better to go there and spend at least one night in Buenas Aires for that period of time.
by TonyLeslie
Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Low-cost airfare from Australia to Lima?
Replies: 16
Views: 2663

Re: Low-cost airfare from Australia to Lima?

This does not sound right to me. If you are on a Qantas Flight (Qantas is an acronym so no U after the Q) you will not be stopping in New Zealand, because they fly direct Santiago to Sydney. I think you are probably on QF322 which is co-shared with LAN. (They are both One World Alliance) The direct ...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: GOOD NEWS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT USERS IN LIMA
Replies: 12
Views: 1397

Re: GOOD NEWS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT USERS IN LIMA

Yep, definitely $/2.00 soles for the Metropolitana now. My wife tells me that a number of combi's have also dropped their .50 centimos minimum fare and and now charge $/1.00 sole minimum. Of course this is within her sphere of travel around Breña and Pueblo Libre.
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Boarding a Horse / Equestrian Centers?
Replies: 15
Views: 3085

Re: Boarding a Horse / Equestrian Centers?

It sounds as if you have found a place now, so this is probably a bit late, but I was at Club El Bosque yesterday (sunday 27th) and we where watching them training/teaching a horse to step over obstacles and a variety of different jumps. They have everything there for the horses, stables, jumps aren...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Any good cafe suggestions in miraflores?
Replies: 7
Views: 1805

Re: Any good cafe suggestions in miraflores?

Sandwich.com was closed by the Municipalid just before or after Christmas, can't give you the exact date. My information is they should re-open in about two weeks. They are currently re vamping the interior, presumably to get their licence (or whatever they call it here) back. For myself and two fri...
by TonyLeslie
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems for the Anglican Church in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Problems for the Anglican Church in Peru

Gracias Suzanne, just down the road from Cafe Verde then where I am a regualar customer. I even know someone who goes to that church as well, but because they are from USA, I just thought it might be an Evangalist church, which would be something to be avoided by me. Might sign the petition on the n...
by TonyLeslie
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems for the Anglican Church in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Problems for the Anglican Church in Peru

Just one minor question. Never having actually thought about looking for one, where does one find the Anglican Church in Lima? I suspect the Anglican church of Australia is not representated here but may fall under the auspices of the Senor Service. So to speak.

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