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by panman
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Adoption
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: Adoption

OK, I just had a less-controversial thought. Maybe as a "Peruvian insider" who "understands the system" (hehe, anybody who can understand the system here?) Maybe I could sort of walk a relative thru the foreign adoption process, and help with paperwork and things. I hadn't thoug...
by panman
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Adoption
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: Adoption

I hate to sound awful but, I would like to think that what you have in mind might be highly illegal. Obviously you are going to have to go through some sort of vetting process, and it will be you who will be being scrutinized with regards to being a suitable parent, not the person you might be think...
by panman
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What things you can't live without?
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: What things you can't live without?

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. :lol:

http://youtu.be/2TBSqS4yMrM
by panman
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What foreign dishes do you like to prepare at home?
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

Re: What foreign dishes do you like to prepare at home?

I prepared a traditional English Hot Pot, with home made pickled beetroot for my inlaws on the 28th July for independence day.
Well, it was foreign to them. :D
by panman
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dishwasher
Replies: 10
Views: 1186

Re: Dishwasher

chi chi wrote:I have never seen a dishwasher in Peru. I didn't know they sell them in Peru.

Not only can you buy dishwashers in Peru, you can also buy electric showers and thermas. :lol:
by panman
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: recommended seafood restaurant
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Re: recommended seafood restaurant

Senor Limon's worth checking out.
http://www.senorlimon.com/
They've recently opened a new 2nd restaurant in San Miguel at Av. Universitaria 722, which I find to be a bit quieter than their other more well known place on La Mar, also in San Miguel.
by panman
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru accelerates pending expulsion of undocumented aliens
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Re: Peru accelerates pending expulsion of undocumented aliens

I think if Peru wants to get ridd of illegal immigrants then I suggest that they offer money to illegal immigrants if they are willing to leave voluntarily. If they offer them let's say $75000 then for sure many will leave. http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/pay-go-countries-offer-cash-immigran...
by panman
Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Iquitos/Tarrapoto/architecture. /split fromRenting Apartment
Replies: 19
Views: 1950

Re: Iquitos/Tarrapoto/architecture. /split fromRenting Apartment

There is no doubt that, in general, Peruvians have little or no respect for their architectural heritage. Most of the once elegant buildings in Lima centro and surrounding districts are in a disgraceful state of repair, a fact that was exploited in this great short film made by Sodimac. Just look at...
by panman
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Electromagnetic pulses from outer space...
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Electromagnetic pulses from outer space...

They are here! Sometimes the best place to hide is right in the open in the fashion district (Gammara). Then you can't see them! Dont be daft, of course you can see them. The elderly alien on the left of picture, trying to disguise himself in a brown jacket, sticks out like a sore thumb. Don't worr...
by panman
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Clasa Ejecutive cheaper than Clasa Turista.
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Clasa Ejecutive cheaper than Clasa Turista.

chi chi wrote:
After all, life is all about keeping up with the Joneses. :lol:

Or the chi chi's, as the case may be. :lol:
by panman
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Electromagnetic pulses from outer space...
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Electromagnetic pulses from outer space...

The government hasn't told you that they are already here; they're probably hiding the secret information in a shaunty town, where there is no crime, and real estate is Premium... duh! They are here! Sometimes the best place to hide is right in the open in the fashion district (Gammara). Then you c...
by panman
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: FUNDRAISER Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: FUNDRAISER Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research

Alan.
Could you post some further details as to what will be happening. If I'm not in Ica soaking up some much needed sunshine, I might be tempted.
Thanks.
by panman
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: a la feria Gastronomical Mistura
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: a la feria Gastronomical Mistura

and don't forget that costa verde (from north to south) is closed! What a great, and well planned decision, by some complete idiot. I discovered this yesterday when attempting to get to work. All traffic now concentrated onto roads, already half blocked by construction vehicles parked up on the ins...
by panman
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 6 Month Visa On Arrival For Uk Citizen, No Issue?
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: 6 Month Visa On Arrival For Uk Citizen, No Issue?

Sure, the country needs tourists, but real ones, those who come and spend large amounts of money. Only the other day I heard a minister on TV saying that there was going to be a crack down on illegals, those aren't the tourists who just visit Peru for 2 weeks at a time. I have just noticed that tupa...
by panman
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 6 Month Visa On Arrival For Uk Citizen, No Issue?
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: 6 Month Visa On Arrival For Uk Citizen, No Issue?

If Peru begins to suffer a downturn in the economy, as I and others on this site expect, then I think this all might change.
Let's face it. A tourist visa for 183 days, It's a joke. Maybe 21 days or 28 with a good touristic based excuse :twisted:
by panman
Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Fixie Bike + extras LIMA CRAZY PRICE DROP 50 DOLLARS
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Fixie Bike + extras LIMA CRAZY PRICE DROP 50 DOLLARS

Sold, or still for sale?
by panman
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: a la feria Gastronomical Mistura
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: a la feria Gastronomical Mistura

I wouldn't join a queue to witness the second coming of Christ, let alone for an over priced bowl of raw fish pickled in lime juice. Fish should be battered, deep fried, and then served with chips and mushy peas. :lol: Panman it was all going so well until you mentioned mushy peas! Lol Chip Shop Gu...
by panman
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New Nazca Lines Discovery
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: New Nazca Lines Discovery

Strong sand storms have revealed a number of new geoglyphs in the Nazca desert that experts say most probably belong to the Paracas culture, daily Peru.21 reported. http://www.peruviantimes.com/04/pilot-reports-new-nazca-lines-discovery/22622/ Peru and its treasures never cease to amaze. What a pri...
by panman
Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chifas and your stomach. split from: Ayahuasca--Safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: Chifas and your stomach. split from: Ayahuasca--Safe?

The average Chinese or Indian restaurant has more species of animals living in it than a zoo. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280494/Eat-like-No-thanks-Filthy-Chinese-restaurant-allowed-stay-open-despite-SIX-warnings-state-kitchens.html :lol: that restaurant is just gross! The problem is, ...
by panman
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vegetarian restaurants
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: Vegetarian restaurants

Personally I prefer a nice steak with my salad, but I did find this article interesting as I also like raw veg. Infact I might even be tempted to try it out myself, the article says the do a S/. 30 daily menu.

http://www.peruthisweek.com/food-deli-v ... ons-103578
by panman
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: a la feria Gastronomical Mistura
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: a la feria Gastronomical Mistura

You guys must be a real joy to live with. Always such a ray of sunshine. +2 People who never been on Mistura shouldnt commend on something, they dont know. I had a great time last year, because I went with a group there and we had a blast.... we tried a lot of wonderful dishes like Cuy frito, chupa...
by panman
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening A Restaurant: Advice, Thoughts, Wisdom?
Replies: 40
Views: 5960

Re: Opening A Restaurant: Advice, Thoughts, Wisdom?

For those who say it will be diffcult to find waiters and waitresses and cooks and helpers. All of these schools train servers, cooks, bakers and restaurant managers. "Will it be hard to find hardworking, loyal, and trustworthy staff" A combination of the above is what was being disputed,...
by panman
Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: a la feria Gastronomical Mistura
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: a la feria Gastronomical Mistura

teamoperu wrote:You guys must be a real joy to live with. Always such a ray of sunshine.



Can't vouch for chi chi, as I don't know him prsonally, but as for me you're spot on.
A bright ray of sunshine and a real joy to live with, but you still won't catch me in line at Mistura :lol:
by panman
Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: a la feria Gastronomical Mistura
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: a la feria Gastronomical Mistura

I wouldn't join a queue to witness the second coming of Christ, let alone for an over priced bowl of raw fish pickled in lime juice.
Fish should be battered, deep fried, and then served with chips and mushy peas. :lol:
by panman
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to Travel in Peru in December??
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: Where to Travel in Peru in December??

wojcmich wrote:Where is the best place to go in Peru in December???

for a 4 day trip.. (long weekend)

THANKS!

What sort of things do you like to do, where have you already been, and how about your budget. Are you wanting to go camping, or stay in a 5 star hotel?
by panman
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening A Restaurant: Advice, Thoughts, Wisdom?
Replies: 40
Views: 5960

Re: Opening A Restaurant: Advice, Thoughts, Wisdom?

Hey All! .......Will it be hard to find hardworking, loyal, and trustworthy staff? ...... Almost impossible. Yeah that´s right because You say so. So how a bunch of chefs are getting rich in this city ? or You think they work alone and do everything to get success without any helper ?. Gaston start...
by panman
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening A Restaurant: Advice, Thoughts, Wisdom?
Replies: 40
Views: 5960

Re: Opening A Restaurant: Advice, Thoughts, Wisdom?

Hey All! .......Will it be hard to find hardworking, loyal, and trustworthy staff? ...... Almost impossible. Yeah that´s right because You say so. So how a bunch of chefs are getting rich in this city ? or You think they work alone and do everything to get success without any helper ?. Gaston start...
by panman
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chifas and your stomach. split from: Ayahuasca--Safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Re: Ayahuasca--Safe?

I've said this before. If you want to experience something that causes you to sweat profusely, hallucinate, gives you diarrhea and makes you sit with your head down the toilet for several hours, then just eat Anticuchos from one of the many street vendors in Lima. :lol: You can experience the same ...
by panman
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening A Restaurant: Advice, Thoughts, Wisdom?
Replies: 40
Views: 5960

Re: Opening A Restaurant: Advice, Thoughts, Wisdom?

rosiebick wrote:Hey All!

.......Will it be hard to find hardworking, loyal, and trustworthy staff? ......



Almost impossible.
by panman
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: cheap tickets uk to lima
Replies: 15
Views: 3333

Re: cheap tickets uk to lima

There are often special offers on flights to Madrid. You can then fly to Madrid and buy a cheap ticket with Ryanair or Easyjet to the UK. Assuming you're traveling as a tourist, the difference between most international flights and Ryanair baggage allowance is the problem. You end up paying a fortu...
by panman
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: cheap tickets uk to lima
Replies: 15
Views: 3333

Re: cheap tickets uk to lima

You might be being a bit tough on KLM. All airlines do it. Its called "market fares." With that information in mind I will amend my complaint. What I really hate about all airlines is that they never offer the same reasonable prices flying form Peru to the UK as they do, flying from the U...
by panman
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chifas and your stomach. split from: Ayahuasca--Safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 2385

Chifas and your stomach. split from: Ayahuasca--Safe?

I've said this before. If you want to experience something that causes you to sweat profusely, hallucinate, gives you diarrhea and makes you sit with your head down the toilet for several hours, then just eat Anticuchos from one of the many street vendors in Lima. :lol:
by panman
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Numbers written on light poles in chalk?
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Numbers written on light poles in chalk?

Alan wrote:I figure that they are distance marks. Someone is measuring something and perhaps the pole is the reference point. Dunno.... but I have seen them too.

Maybe they're replacing cables, there's a lot of that been going on where I live.
by panman
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dating in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: Dating in Peru

LDX wrote:dating used to be fun at ther end of the 90s
now is not really fun

The wife probably has a lot to do with that. :lol:
by panman
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DIGEMIN Incompetence and injustice exposed on peruvian tv
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Re: DIGEMIN Incompetence and injustice exposed on peruvian tv

In response to the suggestion that tourism might suffer from tighter control/visa fees, I think not. The cost of a real holiday in Peru, from Europe or North America is high and those who can afford to come and spend their money here would not be detered by having to pay a democratic visa fee. I'm t...
by panman
Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: cheap tickets uk to lima
Replies: 15
Views: 3333

Re: cheap tickets uk to lima

What I really hate about KLM is that they never offer the same reasonable prices flying form Peru to the UK. Example, flying from Manchester to Lima, with a stop in Amsterdam on the 14th December, and returning one month later will set you back USD 1,788.59 or 1056 pounds. I have requested an answe...
by panman
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: cheap tickets uk to lima
Replies: 15
Views: 3333

Re: cheap tickets uk to lima

What I really hate about KLM is that they never offer the same reasonable prices flying form Peru to the UK. Example, flying from Manchester to Lima, with a stop in Amsterdam on the 14th December, and returning one month later will set you back USD 1,788.59 or 1056 pounds. I have requested an answer...
by panman
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Numbers written on light poles in chalk?
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: Numbers written on light poles in chalk?

Probably just someone with a sense of humor toying with the Gringo's. Otherwise known as taking the proverbial :lol:
by panman
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fruit List English/Spanish
Replies: 21
Views: 5680

Re: Fruit List English/Spanish

Many stores carry blueberries which for the most part I think are called moras. I've never seen cranberry but yes the juice is sold here but is imported. I'll check to the label next time I'm at the store to see how it is translated. I thought that Moras are Black berries, a completely different fr...
by panman
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fruit List English/Spanish
Replies: 21
Views: 5680

Re: Fruit List English/Spanish

Just looking over the list. How can "blueberries" and "cranberries" be the same thing in Peru? There has to be a difference! Anyone know what cranberries are called in Peru? Maybe arándano rojo is a cranberry, and arándano azul is a blueberry? It works in Google but, maybe not i...
by panman
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nazca--are the air tours safe?
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Nazca--are the air tours safe?

Well, that's comforting to know and makes one a little leery of flying if you never know if your pilot is lit up like a xmas tree. Guess it's a crapshoot to go up and back down alive. I have never known a pilot that has flown drunk. I think the ones in the old days when Chi Chi was flying are not w...
by panman
Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Don't ever doubt the craziness of a combi driver!
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Don't ever doubt the craziness of a combi driver!

If you're into roller coasters and any other kind of white knuckle rides, as I am, they're great value for money. S/. 1.50 for half an hour, clinging to your seat between San Miguel and Miraflores. I was put off though a few years ago after being in a high speed combi crash. In general the brakes mi...
by panman
Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Don't ever doubt the craziness of a combi driver!
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Don't ever doubt the craziness of a combi driver!

SilverbackPeru wrote:
I guess i can chalk this down to a lesson in life learned, combi driver are mental!

Assuming you've been here since 2012, on this occasion, you're a very slow learner :lol:
by panman
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nazca--are the air tours safe?
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Nazca--are the air tours safe?

You Americans always did have a Problem with English :lol: Our resident Belgian got the preposition correct the first time. It's, on a plane. Just to confuse the issue even further, when it comes to helicopters, it's in a helicopter :? Now how about getting the thread back on track and answering the...
by panman
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nazca--are the air tours safe?
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Nazca--are the air tours safe?

I was told about this company whilst talking to the owner last year. http://www.airmajoro.com/es/ He obviously had nothing but praise for the outfit but did stress that the reason he'd started the company, was to offer a quality service that prided itself in safety, as he was dismayed at the appalin...
by panman
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru losing it's shine
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Peru losing it's shine

Honestly, IMHO, Peru's "shine" came about as some sort of romantic development....to sustain long-term economic prosperity, can someone please tell me what Peru has to offer? Because I really think this whole region is what one might call "a house of cards." Like so many other c...
by panman
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nazca--are the air tours safe?
Replies: 25
Views: 4431

Re: Nazca--are the air tours safe?

chi chi wrote:............toilet seats that got stolen by the passengers. Really, stolen toilet seats.

Which Peruvian airline did you work for? :lol:
by panman
Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you wear shoes in your home?
Replies: 26
Views: 2705

Re: Do you wear shoes in your home?

caliguy wrote: i never take my shoes off in the house, but will before entering our carpeted bedroom :D

But the big question is, do you keep your socks on? :lol:
by panman
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Lima with kids
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Re: Moving to Lima with kids

A two year old, in school?
by panman
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chicken wings, hamburgers and pasta in Lima.
Replies: 16
Views: 2171

Re: Chicken wings, hamburgers and pasta in Lima.

Chicha morada is healthy , just ask the waiters to do not put sugar and bring your sweetener or stevia. http://vespawoolf.hubpages.com/hub/Chicha-Morada-Peruvian-Purple-Corn-Drink-Other-Maiz-Morado-Recipes I very much doubt that you will find many, or even any restaurants that will be able to serve...

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