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by Omikron
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Younger American Ex Pats???
Replies: 31
Views: 7087

Hello Meggy:

Welcome to Peru. I'm around that age (I'm actually 34 but look like 25 and behave like 16) and I have met only a few, but most will attend this Thursday night to the "Coco de Mer" get together. I can introduce them to you so see you there.
by Omikron
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tremors
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Jamie,

Actually after reading your first post, I logged into our tremor server and inserted a new line in our database to boost your ego. Can I delete it now?

Are you going to attend the Coco de Mer meeting on thursday? I'm taking 3 visiting scientists with me..so bring your question list.
by Omikron
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: needed large dog crate (mastiff sized)
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Someone is offering 2 here (Airline cases)

http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?t=6649

I read another post 1 month ago from someone who also offered one.
by Omikron
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Items in short supply?
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Pistachios My British friends complain about the lousy quality of the tea in Lima. I am not one to judge, but if you are a tea drinker, load up before coming down. It is the one thing they always bring back with them when they travel. Alan In that case I'm lucky I'm Asian. I can find good quality J...
by Omikron
Sat May 23, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: to do in Lima
Replies: 14
Views: 4027

Places to visit: -Plaza de Armas & Palacio de Gobierno -Convento de San Francisco & Catacombs -Downtown Miraflores -Chinatown -Parque de la Exposición "Paseo de Aguas" Things to do: -Ride on the Mirabus -Try Chinese-Peruvian fusion food -Try Ceviche, anticuchos & Peruvian desse...
by Omikron
Wed May 20, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Animal Shelter
Replies: 2
Views: 779

I actively support one in Pachacamac called "José Galvez". I wrote about it before here: http://expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?t=4804 (9th post including 2 pictures.) The place is full right now, so they can't receive any new "guests", but if you are looking for a pet yo...
by Omikron
Mon May 04, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting textbooks (in English) in Lima
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

According to the Aduanas homepage http://www.aduanet.gob.pe/orientacAduana/enviospostales1.htm

There is no customs clearance for textbooks if the total value is less than $2000. For any other item, it must be up to $100 (shipping should not be included).
by Omikron
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who installs modern seatbelts in cars in Lima?
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Hey Jamie, I just visited this "autoservicio" last week and they specialize in VW beetles. If you ever need to "pimp your ride", this could be the place: Jhonny Sport owned by Jhonny Cachay ( yeah..the Peruvian style misplaced H Jhonny!) Av San Borja Sur 667, San Borja 224 5916.
by Omikron
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nobody cares!
Replies: 2
Views: 660

I went to Iron Maiden's concert tonight. It was a great show and people left the stadium more than satisfied so we the Maiden fans apologize him for such a "patronizing" comment !!
by Omikron
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Donofrio ice cream 1 sol
Replies: 29
Views: 5754

Today Thursday I spoke with a D'Nofrio seller and asked her if it was true she was going to sell her ice creams tomorrow Friday for 1 sol. She said it was true, but D'nofrio was going to provide her with only 5 expensive icecreams (for example Sandwiches and Frio Ricos) and then all the others will ...
by Omikron
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fish
Replies: 13
Views: 5612

Perico is "Mahi Mahi".
I've never heard of the BASA fish before, but googling as such returns pages in English so I guess that's how it is called too.
by Omikron
Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ACAP COFFEE AFTERNOON!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1789

It was fine, get together lasted 2 hours from 6 to 8p.
Around 20 people attended, we had guacamole appetizers and "tres leches" cake.
I had to leave early for family matters, then came back to continue chatting with Kia but she was gone already....meanie!
by Omikron
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 5
Views: 1204

Taken from "El Comercio" website and therefore in Spanish:

http://www.elcomercio.com.pe/impresa/no ... 320/261783
by Omikron
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Concert for George
Replies: 10
Views: 1827

Hey Pibe, thanks for the Youtube links. Now I can join the small videos into a big one, burn it on a DVD and sell it in Polvos Azules like B_ridy's original plan! :idea: :wink:
by Omikron
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The next Expat Event: What would YOU like to do?
Replies: 20
Views: 2397

We could go to the "Circuito Magico del Agua" in "Parque de la Reserva", wearing bathingsuits and running under the fountains before the Summer ends. Rafting in Lunahuana is another option.
by Omikron
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to Buy everything
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Yeah, it has been asked before

http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/vi ... php?t=3760

Which can be found using the "Search" option.
by Omikron
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Should I put my money in a Soles account?
Replies: 16
Views: 2580

I found this in Peru 21 newspaper today (PDF File)

http://e.peru21.pe/102/impresa/pdf/2009 ... 221665.pdf

A table that compares interest rates of all the banks and cajas in Peru when placing a 1 year fixed-term deposit of either S/.5000 or $1500.
by Omikron
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Outdoor pursuits shop.
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Yep Rachel, it is Armaq. I just came back from the J.P. and I did you a favor Markr, so your soul belongs to me now.
I went in, asked if they had the vests worn by photographers, fishermen, hunters and flashers. They do have them, and their price tag read 161 to 175 soles.
by Omikron
Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Outdoor pursuits shop.
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

I know 2 stores in Jockey Plaza and therefore, I bet expensive.
One is called Tatto and sells hiking & camping equipment. The other one is in the 2nd floor central area: they sell weapons, knives and hunting equipment.
by Omikron
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone been to Caral?
Replies: 7
Views: 1355

Even the Paramonga Ruins have a better scenic view and offers a cooling breeze since it is next to the sea and only 20 minutes away from Miraflores. You can climb the Paramonga ruins and take pictures from the peaks, you can't climb Caral ruins. Paramonga? I thought that was by Pativilca? You have ...
by Omikron
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru in the movies
Replies: 14
Views: 6317

Ok Herzog really loves Peru. I read this article in "Somos Magazine" and was waiting for someone else to write about it in English http://southamerica.cineuropa.org/2009/02/werner-herzog-in-love-with-peru.html So he is back in Peru, filming some scenes for a movie that will be titled "...
by Omikron
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ACAP Beach Day! - Saturday February 21st- Register Today!
Replies: 20
Views: 5456

I had a great time at the beach and Kia's beach house. Thanks for the organization Kia! Met cool new people and had good food. I expected more ExpatPeru / LiP members though. Most people where ACAP members. Jamie tried to ram me with his surfboard (I think he was aiming for my head) , but thats anot...
by Omikron
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone been to Caral?
Replies: 7
Views: 1355

I've been to Caral. I wouldn't go there in the middle of Summer. You will walk in a sandy desert under the sun for 1 hour. There are no drinking fountains nor bathrooms but only at the entrance. When I went there, there was no paved road to the ruins, so you will spend a lot of time in a bumpy earth...
by Omikron
Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pulled Over For.....
Replies: 15
Views: 2921

Re: Pulled Over For.....

I thought female drivers don't get pulled over in Lima?! They don't...unless they are behind tinted windows to be unable to tell the gender...COUGH!! And expect to be pulled over again. My dad car's windows are tinted too. He has a special permit that has his name on it therefore he cannot borrow h...
by Omikron
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help!!!!... I've got mold.
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

1. Portable dehumidifiers: these look like aluminium rods, you hang them inside your closet and plug them, producing heat and reducing humidity. CONS: constantly consume energy, might shortcircuit. 2. Buy Desiccant Silica Gel bags. I've seen them in Wong imported from Japan, therefore expensive, unl...
by Omikron
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru finally cracks down on public urination
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Hahaha!..Jamie thinks HE is evil..I'm evil too and I'm gonna unmask him! Remember Curlyguy's thread titled "Women Behind the Wheel"? http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?t=6048 It seems that Jamie enjoyed that video a lot..and believes women are indeed terrible behind the whe...
by Omikron
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ACAP Beach Day! - Saturday February 21st- Register Today!
Replies: 20
Views: 5456

Bump!

Don't forget this event will take place on Saturday 21, that is in 2 days.

I already reserved a seat for the bus ride: VIP area, no smoking section, window, 180 deg. seat, movie in french with multiple subtitles and Kosher snack.
by Omikron
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Surfing poll
Replies: 19
Views: 2985

Tom Morey http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Morey invented a bodyboard (I do not know if "A" or "THE" yet, need to inform myself more about it) and he named it "Boogie Board" Quoting the link: -In 1971, invented the bodyboard, called in those days a Boogie Board after hi...
by Omikron
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Surfing poll
Replies: 19
Views: 2985

HAHAHA BOOGIE BOARDS! how do i know YOU'RE australian! Morey Boogie boards have been used in Peru since the 80s..and it was invented in the US, so how does owning one turns you Australian :?: unless Aussies are prone to cut bodyboards into pieces for other uses... :roll: say pan and pot sponge pads...
by Omikron
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Surfing poll
Replies: 19
Views: 2985

I used to surf when I was a kid. Haven't done it in more than 20 years. I still have my surfboard though. It is a Morey-Doyle soft surfboard for kids, made of foam like the bodyboards. Doesn't need waxing and I could get my head banged with it without problems. It might turn into a vintage collector...
by Omikron
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ACAP Beach Day! - Saturday February 21st- Register Today!
Replies: 20
Views: 5456

No, I recommend you leave all of those things in MY car so I can buy a new surfboard. :-) Hey Jamie, does hat mean you are taking your VW Beetle and surfboard with you? I think it is Joke O' the day time then! so - "How do you fit four Expats in Jamie's Volkswagen?" You ask Jamie nicely a...
by Omikron
Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Joke O'the Day
Replies: 32
Views: 3769

David wrote:The art of a good joke/comedian is to make people laugh without using race/stereotypes or sexuality, think of Abbot and Costello's "Who's on first."


Ever heard of Russell Peters? I can watch his videos daily and laugh everytime.
by Omikron
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Joke O'the Day
Replies: 32
Views: 3769

Jamie!. you are stealing jokes from LiP!! double busted!..
It seems that Muldoon and Patrick changed their names to Fernandez and Rodriguez in order to stay in Peru for more than the allowed days!
by Omikron
Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ACAP Beach Day! - Saturday February 21st- Register Today!
Replies: 20
Views: 5456

cajun jamie wrote:Both beaches are adequately secure. No worries there.


So..I can leave my Rolex, Iphone and Mac Laptop on my towel while I take a swim? I´m also taking my GPS and Seismic monitoring computer in case an Earthquake strikes both beaches.
by Omikron
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ACAP Beach Day! - Saturday February 21st- Register Today!
Replies: 20
Views: 5456

Is there a place to keep our belongings safe while at the beach?
by Omikron
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: what is the best Pisco brand name?
Replies: 7
Views: 8426

If you are wanting it to make pisco sour then my friend Señor Eloy at the Maury recommends Ocucaje. You'll get it for under 25 Soles per bottle. You are friend with Maury's Eloy Cuadros? he has been serving pisco for almost 50 years, including to presidents and cardinals. If Eloy says Ocucaje then ...
by Omikron
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Telefonica: How do I get them to stop bothering me?
Replies: 12
Views: 1645

Use the "tu-ru-rú" voice when answering to Telefónica.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1xlxTydS5Y
by Omikron
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Telefonica: How do I get them to stop bothering me?
Replies: 12
Views: 1645

1) Write to El Comercio Somos Magazine and embarass them publicly by saying have you were treated. Make sure to mention you are a foreigner and came here to enjoy of the best Peru has to offer but got mistreated by that company. 2) get a caller ID and do not answer everytime the incoming number is f...
by Omikron
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Would like to travel with my conure bird to Lima in July
Replies: 3
Views: 795

-= Would like to travel with my brid to Lima in July 2009 =-

LOL, you meant "BIRD"...I thought you misspelled "BRIDE" >P
by Omikron
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: *TWEAK* a retirement budget
Replies: 14
Views: 3108

Re: *TWEAK* a retirement budget

Alpineprince wrote:
Entertainment-male stuff 800


Very important item!! Involves playing darts, Monopoly and fishing, right?
by Omikron
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: what peruvian export would rise ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2789

Re: xports

Alpaca meat? Isn't this where the term "jerky" originated from ? I seem to recall this was a bastardization of an Incan word for dried alpaca/llama meat. Something like "cherky"? The word is "charqui", a Quechua word for llama salted and dried meat. Sacha Inchi nuts an...
by Omikron
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Surfing lessons
Replies: 15
Views: 3247

You forgot to bold "Cerro Azul" too (for those who don't know, a beach famous for its waves south of Lima)
That section of the lyrics should read "They're anglin' in Laguna and Cerro Azul" (and, not in) as Laguna is not related to Cerro Azul but to the South Orange County.
by Omikron
Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru in the movies
Replies: 14
Views: 6317

I guess I can now add the movie I uploaded on Youtube to this list, as it was filmed by Americans and distributed in English.

so here it goes: Scatter Radar: Space Research from the Ground (1963)
http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/vi ... php?t=5930
by Omikron
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Top-class Scientific Research in Peru
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Top-class Scientific Research in Peru

Because Jamie keeps asking me if there will be an Earthquake tomorrow :wink:, I decided to upload a video of the radar I used to work for until Oct. 2008. Although the radar belongs to the "Geophysical Institute of Peru" (the organization that studies and reports earthquakes in Peru), we d...
by Omikron
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nursery within walking distance (Miraflores)
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

hey this might sound a little strange.. but for me a nursery can mean two thing - a place for ur children, like a kindergaten.. or a place to buy plants.? which are you talkign about :S? I do not think the location of a place that sell plants, or what we call "Viveros", would be vital in ...
by Omikron
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How much electricity do you use?
Replies: 24
Views: 3987

b_ridy wrote:
pedantic much?!


Aren't you looking for a place to move by yourself? then and only then you will be able to tell which commodities are worth having and which aren't for one person who doesn't spend all day at home.
by Omikron
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Yellow Fever Vaccination
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

I took mine in the "Hospital del Niño" at Ave. Brasil. I took it 15 years ago though but I recently read that they still provide it.
by Omikron
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Driving to Mancora
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: Driving to mancora

My Friend, I think your best bet is flying to Piura, then driving to Mancora... I have driven this route and have many photos and suggestions.. If interested please e mail me and I can email you a wealth of info... Take care Dan Actually, flying to Tumbes and then driving to Mancora would be faster...
by Omikron
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ACAP´S NIGHT OUT THURSDAY 26TH OF FEBRUARY
Replies: 28
Views: 5280

Oh, so it was Christian who answered the phone?..I thought you had a sore throat. I already registered with him, but I don't like pool, so I won't bring my bathing suit.
Bring me some souvenirs from Puno.

PS: Saw your mom in Somos. My aunt also appeared in one of the pictures.
by Omikron
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need last minute advice on DirectTV. TELEFONICA ES HORRIBLE!
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

What about Telmex? they do not provide cable to La Molina yet? I asked 4 months ago if they could provide it to Monterrico where I live, and they replied not yet.

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