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by panman
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: last lunch in Lima
Replies: 12
Views: 2878

Re: last lunch in Lima

The meal that my wife and I had at Malabar is by far the most memorable dining experience i've experienced in Peru. It wasn't the quality, but for the quantity of food that amazed me, so little for so much $$$$$.
Thank god Bembo's is just a couple of blocks away for a top up. :lol:
by panman
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants
Replies: 17
Views: 4086

Re: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants

tomsax wrote:So panman, the 1/4 million or so British retirees in Spain: You agree they are immigrants and not expats?

Read the dictionary.
by panman
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BBQ Grill and Charcoal
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Re: BBQ Grill and Charcoal

I am moving and have a medium size gas grill I brought from the US - good quality. Never used but previous ones I would include some hardwood for that special flavoring. Charcoal is very expensive here in Peru while a bottle of gas for 30 soles may last 6 months. Good grilling! Please PM me if it's...
by panman
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants
Replies: 17
Views: 4086

Re: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants

I think as usual someone's trying to create a race issue, look where the article origionated. Generally, as far as I am concerned, an expat is a person who is living, usually to due work circumstances, outside their native country whereas an immigrant is a person who's made a permanent move to a fo...
by panman
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants
Replies: 17
Views: 4086

Re: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants

I think as usual someone's trying to create a race issue, look where the article origionated. Generally, as far as I am concerned, an expat is a person who is living, usually to due work circumstances, outside their native country whereas an immigrant is a person who's made a permanent move to a for...
by panman
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IDIOTS GUIDE
Replies: 32
Views: 5304

Re: IDIOTS GUIDE

If a donkey kicks you, you don't kick it back... I would, and a darn sight harder than it kicked me. :lol: Jokes aside, the process is quite simple. As suggetsed first step Immigration in Breña, ask all you need to know and just do as they say, however absurd it may seem. Also get the name of the p...
by panman
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Restuarant recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 3997

Re: Restuarant recommendations

He is in Miraflores, don't have to go to San Miquel. Here's a restaurant specializing in food from Northern Peru in Miraflores. http://www.sophiebistro.com/index.php?controllers=index&actionindex&pid=2&id=7 He might not have to go to San Migueul, but he might want to have a look around ...
by panman
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where can I buy an iPhone charger?
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Where can I buy an iPhone charger?

Hey, Does anybody have any information on where I can buy an iPhone charger (preferably Apple brand) for iPhone 4? Also, where can I unlock the phone to use a Claro SIM? Thanks guys I really appreciate it. Have a look at this link, also there are loads of shops selling everything to do with phones ...
by panman
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Sales Executives- 3M Networks
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Re: Sales Executives- 3M Networks

Please answer a few questions for other readers. 1. It seems to me that 1,000 - 1,4000 soles is on the very low end of the pay scale - especially for an expat. 2. How many hours are in the typical work week? 3. How are commissions calculated? Expats value their time. A few more details would help i...
by panman
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for a Quinoa famer
Replies: 7
Views: 2421

Re: Looking for a Quinoa famer

Quinoa processing plant in La Libertad , District Milagros (Trujillo). 600 tons processed monthly. They analyze the quinoa for impurities and moisture Peru This week http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-quinoa-processing-plant-to-open-northern-peru-105436 Let's hope not, but this could well be redundan...
by panman
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will wood work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1487

Re: Will wood work?

Burglars can easily make holes in the walls of a wooden home or burn it down. You forgot the boogieman who comes around after dark and burns your house down... and you also forgot about the havoc the Three Little Piggies can do to weak structures The three little Piggies were INNOCENT!!!!!!! It was...
by panman
Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Private English Lessons - where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 2086

Re: Private English Lessons - where to start?

tupacperu wrote:ICPNA in Chiclayo use to hire undocumented teachers.
That was 4 years ago.. They are also in Lima

http://www.icpna.edu.pe/

How many undocumented teachers do you know who used to work at ICPNA Chiclayo?
by panman
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Review: Long Horn Restaurant Jokey Plaza
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: Review: Long Horn Restaurant Jokey Plaza

From Sol de La Molina I wouldn't have bothered driving as far as Jockey, you should have just stopped at El Hornero. I can understand it if you see the menu prices at Hornero. The trip is quite quick to Jockey. Only about ten minutes by car. I've never had a bad meal at El Hornero, and never left f...
by panman
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Specific areas of Miraflores
Replies: 24
Views: 3244

Re: Specific areas of Miraflores

Do you mean room, rather than apartment?? There are a lot of rooms available around S/. 900 a month, but for an apartment? No. I rent a room in Miraflores a block from the water, and pay +/- S/.1200 a month. Good people, good area, good room, good apartment - but you get what you pay for. Look in t...
by panman
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Review: Long Horn Restaurant Jokey Plaza
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: Review: Long Horn Restaurant Jokey Plaza

For some unknown reason we tried out Longhorn in the Jockey this weekend. The service was not awesome, but also it is was not bad considering we are in Peru. However the meat was a disgrace, an overcooked piece of fatty grizzly leather which they attempt to pass as Bife de Chorizo. The fries came o...
by panman
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corn Syrup and Vanilla for Baking
Replies: 10
Views: 1627

Re: Corn Syrup and Vanilla for Baking

Isn't jarabe de goma (to make pisco sour) not similar ? And vanille extract you can buy in any bodega for 1 sol. Jarabe de goma as used to make pisco sour is just sugar and water, simmered and reduced into "simple syrup" It's used for preparing drinks as nothing more than a sweetener beca...
by panman
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Specific areas of Miraflores
Replies: 24
Views: 3244

Re: Specific areas of Miraflores

I talked to my friend in the house with the room for rent this morning. Sorry, but it’s a no go. The couple who own the house and rent out rooms are Christian. Though I'm told they're very nice people, they wouldn’t condone the whole unmarried couple shacking up, "living in sin" under the...
by panman
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Heinz Beans
Replies: 6
Views: 2229

Re: Heinz Beans

Beans on cheese on toast with a dash of Worcestershire sauce, a bottle of chilled Old Speckled Hen, Fullers 1845, Theakston's Old Peculiar etc etc. The list goes on.
Bloody expensive in Peru, but worth every penny as a change from Lomo Saltado and a glass of warm inca Kola. :lol:
by panman
Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruanas abroad
Replies: 47
Views: 5399

Re: Peruanas abroad

She has a non married partner of an EU citizen visa. So, she has no restrictions. She can work and claim wellfare benefits. To get that visa, we just had to prove that we have been together for more than 2 years. That is good. In which case if an EU citizen took his wife to Spain he would be in a s...
by panman
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 13
Views: 2265

Re: A cautionary tale

chi chi wrote:¡What a dumb gringo!


There are times when a man just has to admit that, on the odd occasion chi chi is right.
by panman
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Susy Diaz - Tour 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Re: Susy Diaz - Tour 2015

For you SD fans, a clip from her first concert where she performs with Fifth Harmony: http://www.muumuse.com/2015/02/fifth-harmony-today-show-susy-diaz-tabloid-performance-sledgehammer-live.html/ No thankyou, I'd sooner stay at home and stick hot needles under my fingernails. It´s amazing how she a...
by panman
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Discount vitamins
Replies: 22
Views: 2019

Re: Discount vitamins

Many people tell me vitamins are much more expensive here than in US. Are there certain businesses/stores that sell quality vitamins at good prices here? Do you recommend buying vitamins online from Peruvian companies? Thanks Unless you have a specific deficiency you should be able to get the requi...
by panman
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Susy Diaz - Tour 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Re: Susy Diaz - Tour 2015

Alan wrote:For you SD fans, a clip from her first concert where she performs with Fifth Harmony:
http://www.muumuse.com/2015/02/fifth-ha ... live.html/

No thankyou, I'd sooner stay at home and stick hot needles under my fingernails.
by panman
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: 2012 Prius C Three
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: 2012 Prius C Three

msegedy wrote:Leaving Peru. Mint condition. Deluxe model. Over 100k oer gallon. Car has 43,000 k and is still under warranty.
$16,900. Paid $28,000 for it. If interested call Ursula at 989376437.

What year, when are you leaving, and how long have you owned the car?
by panman
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Private English Lessons - where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 2086

Re: Private English Lessons - where to start?

[quote="jwhmilne"

I think I will be looking to work at a proper school, any suggestions?
Ideally one that will let me work without my carnet, Recibo de Honorario is ok.[/quote]

How do you define a "proper school" that will allow you to work without a Carnet?
by panman
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Following the rules...
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: Following the rules...

ironchefchris wrote:Define "civilized."

I'm beginning to think that you might mean either CIVILIZED, or the person we Don't Mention. :lol:
by panman
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ever never seen a Peruvian blow their nose
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Ever never seen a Peruvian blow their nose

teamoperu wrote:
Sure they get a cold, sure the clean their nose, but they do NOT do it in public. They go to the washroom, or somewhere private.


Not wanting to generalize but it's a pity that a large number of Peruvians, mainly men, can't go to the bathroom, or some other private place to urinate.
by panman
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: No bubbles?
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: No bubbles?

Anyone that has been in Lima even a short time realizes real estate prices are - crazy. Any suggestions where to go if you can not afford $100,000 for a modest 50 year old home of 150 sq. meters in Villa Maria or San Juan de Miraflores - for example? Who can afford these homes - certainly not the a...
by panman
Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Obtaining Residence Visa w/criminal record
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Obtaining Residence Visa w/criminal record

Joran van der Sloot seems to be well informed when it comes to playing the system. I'm sure your felony was quite insignificant compared with his, have a look at this article. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2627942/Joran-Van-Der-Sloot-marry-five-months-pregnant-girlfriend-maximum-security-P...
by panman
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: OK to take 12oz of Silver Bars to Peru?
Replies: 12
Views: 1929

Re: OK to take 12oz of Silver Bars to Peru?

Interesting, I brought 3 computers, a bunch of silver, some gold, other cash. All kinds of things, was obvious I was moving there, and was only on a tourist visa, no one said anything, I have done that for years too. There are people who have been smuggling cocaine out of the coutry for years and n...
by panman
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Hello from Cleveland, OH
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Hello from Cleveland, OH

Followthesun wrote:WOW! $100 @ month!!
Would you be kind enough to PM me and tell me the details.

Thanks

I thought chi chi had a vivid imagination.
If such places do exist, I dread to think what state they'd be in and you certainly won't get a receipt.
You'd probably stand more chance going in search of El Dorado.
by panman
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: OK to take 12oz of Silver Bars to Peru?
Replies: 12
Views: 1929

Re: OK to take 12oz of Silver Bars to Peru?

danjaker wrote:I have brought those items ... why wouldnt you be able to? Just bring them.

The law states that, as a tourist, you are only allowed to enter Peru with a computer that has an independent power supply, ie a laptop with a battery. Also, I was not entering as a tourist so the money was rightfully due.
by panman
Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: OK to take 12oz of Silver Bars to Peru?
Replies: 12
Views: 1929

Re: OK to take 12oz of Silver Bars to Peru?

I entered Peru recently with 574 ounces of silver bullion, mostly one ounce rectangles in sheets of 20. Customs found half of it and he let me through after wanting me to remove one from the plastic it came in. If anyone wants to buy some, let me know. I may be moving to Argentina by bus and I don'...
by panman
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Hello from Cleveland, OH
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Hello from Cleveland, OH

Hello My Peruvian gf and I are looking for a nice place but can not afford $680 a month. Do you or anyone else know of a place for $300-350, does not need to be in Miraflores. Also would consider purchasing if the price is right. Thanks I would suggest looking at this web site, the prices are much ...
by panman
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: IMPORTANT REAL ESTATE COMPANY NEEDS ONE REALTOR
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: IMPORTANT REAL ESTATE COMPANY NEEDS ONE REALTOR

Hola, Had my own small real estate business in US, honesty and integrity are my main qualities for success. Came to Peru for my girlfriend, my Spanish is only minimal. Possibly someone knows of a position where my - intense motivation in sales - would be rewarded. Thanks Unfortunately, unless you a...
by panman
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: These are five of the best beaches in Peru
Replies: 18
Views: 2525

Re: These are five of the best beaches in Peru

Surely there has to be ground rules when it comes to anthing like this and where beaches are concerned, in my opinion, clean golden sand and clear blue water are a great starting point.
Now, take a look at the pictures and tell me where you'd sooner have your picnic.
by panman
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: These are five of the best beaches in Peru
Replies: 18
Views: 2525

Re: These are five of the best beaches in Peru

whoever put Pimentel in the same list as Punta Sal and Zorritos when it comes to top beaches must have been on acid, apart from the fact that they all have easy access to the ocean, there's no comparison. :lol:
by panman
Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: courteous driving.
Replies: 1
Views: 490

courteous driving.

I came across this on youtube whilst researching some public information films.
Just imagine the response if this was to be shown on Peruvian TV. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
http://youtu.be/lXpD29LTH_U
by panman
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fishing Partner
Replies: 9
Views: 1416

Re: Fishing Partner

This is a good forum for fishing. They discuss all topics pole size, choice of bait, going deep etc. Peru has been discussed there, too. http://www.thehulltruth.com/ Thanks for the link, sounds interesting. D o they M ention much about places like Pucasana or any other suitable locations in and aro...
by panman
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health insurance for residents.
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: Health insurance for residents.

It might be cheaper to get a healthinsurance from your homecountry and it will probably be much better quality. I pay 60 euros (government subsidised as I am not working) a year and it's valid worldwide. And it covers everything. The dentist, doctor, hospital, eyecare, fysiotherapy, pharmacy,.... T...
by panman
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health insurance for residents.
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: Health insurance for residents.

Alpineprince wrote:S/4,000-S/5,000 each for Pacifico with zero deductable.

Thanks.
by panman
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Land route, Lima to Santiago
Replies: 13
Views: 2578

Re: Land route, Lima to Santiago

I love landscapes so I find even desert landscapes and dunes fascinating. I like to visualize what was there 5000 years ago and how it evolved (and is evolving). If you like deserts then go to Ica. It's amazing. The buggy tours and sandboarding excursions are great. (and democratically priced as we...
by panman
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: News from the North: Historical Eten Beach
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Mews from the North: Historical Eten Beach

I wonder how many of the corrupt politicians operating in that area snapped up acres of cheap real estate before the development began?
by panman
Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health insurance for residents.
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Health insurance for residents.

Can anyone, from experience, give me a ball park figure for annual health insurance in Peru, for a couple in their 50's. I'm not necesssarily looking for the cheapest, but for a comprehensive package from a reputable company. Yes I know I can pick up the phone but, I would prefer to hear from someon...
by panman
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Giving to charity or other
Replies: 29
Views: 2028

Re: Giving to charity or other

What charitable organizations or activities do you / have you supported financially or with your valuable time? Or is that something most expats here in Peru do not do, give back in some way? Charitable contributions of any nature, in my opinion, are something personal. For that reason I would neve...
by panman
Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel Insurance and Registering with US Embassy
Replies: 15
Views: 3727

Re: Travel Insurance and Registering with US Embassy

Another good reason to have proper control of people entering Peru as "tourists" When I wanted a Schengen visa for my wife to travel within Europe, which I applied for via the German embassy, one of the stipulations was proof of adequate insurance. If your wife entered Europe illegally an...
by panman
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fireworks.
Replies: 14
Views: 1143

Re: Fireworks.

I was about to send some video back home that I'd shot of the fireworks in San Miguel when I saw this, needless to say I didn't bother. Whatever was done anywhere in the world to welcome the New Year, I think London can proudly say that they put on the best firework display ever. http://youtu.be/SX...
by panman
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel Insurance and Registering with US Embassy
Replies: 15
Views: 3727

Re: Travel Insurance and Registering with US Embassy

I would think very seriously before taking danjakers advice. Maybe he's in good health and has only suffered from coughs and colds. Accidents can and do happen, Peru does not offer much in such cicumstances unless you have insurance. An anual travelinsurance isn't that expensive. Another good reaso...
by panman
Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel Insurance and Registering with US Embassy
Replies: 15
Views: 3727

Re: Travel Insurance and Registering with US Embassy

I would think very seriously before taking danjakers advice. Maybe he's in good health and has only suffered from coughs and colds. Accidents can and do happen, Peru does not offer much in such cicumstances unless you have insurance.

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