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by panman
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Susy Diaz - Tour 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

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: 2055

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: 1685

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: 716

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: 2121

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: 868

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: 1109

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: 487

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: 502

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: 1968

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: 1260

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: 1968

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: 1968

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: 1260

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: 595

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: 2564

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: 2564

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: 1430

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: 906

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: 906

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: 2626

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: 1025

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: 906

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: 2074

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: 3781

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: 1164

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: 3781

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: 3781

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.
by panman
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fireworks.
Replies: 14
Views: 1164

Re: Fireworks.

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. But they charged people 10 quid to go and watch it. I just put curtains either side of my 50" plasma, and watched it in HD, just like watching it thr...
by panman
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Happy newyear.
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Happy newyear.

Best of 2015 to everyone. I cannot believe how fast 2014 disappeared. Times flies when you are having fun. I am having the best time of my life and hoping all of you can enjoy just as much. I'd say enjoy more than me, but I am not sure that is possible without bursting. :D I'm for sure going to try...
by panman
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fireworks.
Replies: 14
Views: 1164

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/SXk...
by panman
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Happy newyear.
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Happy newyear.

chi chi wrote:I wish everyone all the best for the new year.

Likewise, from a sunny San Miguel to, hopefully, a sunny Santa Fe.
by panman
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy a Paddington Bear or a Onesie?
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: Where to buy a Paddington Bear or a Onesie?

I looked at LarcoMar, the Wong building on Malecon Balta and along Larco. Maybe I missed it? I am looking to buy a Paddington teddy bear or something similarly cute or a onesie. Bonus points if I could get a Hello Kitty Onesie. I am trying to surprise my lady with a gift and these are my two diffic...
by panman
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: motorbikewash and carwashes
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: motorbikewash and carwashes

Bucket, spongers, clothes, Chamois leather, soap, de-greaser for the bikes, water, site, Possibly pressure washer etc. etc, all come free, I assume. Now, this is why running a successful business is not as easy as one might think, and some people get into untold financial difficulties. Not only do ...
by panman
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: motorbikewash and carwashes
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: motorbikewash and carwashes

[quote="chi chi" The staff only gets 1 sol for every motorbike they wash so the owner of the motorbikewash earns 3 soles for every motorbike that passes through.

[/quote]
It's called profit, and is the key to a successful business. :D
by panman
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pedestrian bridges
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Pedestrian bridges

In Lima, there are a lot of pedestrian bridges. Using them is the safest way to cross a busy road. But why do many people risk their life by not using them? I can understand that it might be hard or imposible for some disabled or elderly people to climb up those stairs to use them but for other peo...
by panman
Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of Marriage in Peru
Replies: 17
Views: 2216

Re: Cost of Marriage in Peru

For those of you that have gotten married in Peru, how much was the wedding? We aren't looking for anything luxurious, we just want to make it memorable. We're thinking about renting a hall and finding an event planner that gives us everything included. What do you recommend? Thanks If you have mon...
by panman
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Xmas concert in Piura
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Xmas concert in Piura

In Tarapoto, there are always free cumbia concerts but the beer price is massively beefed up and they often only sell that horrible ''Franca''. You drink a few of them and then spend half the night on your knees in front of the toilet bowl. If you see the words Franca or Brahma on a bottle and then...
by panman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What are you eating for Christmas dinner?
Replies: 21
Views: 1647

Re: What are you eating for Christmas dinner?

We'll be eating at home as restaurants are overcrowded and prices beefed up. My menú: Salad with avocado, blue cheese and walnuts. Grilled salmon fillet with green asparagues, bearnaise sauce and rice. Flan with red fruit. All washed down with a bottle of 'Casillero Del Diablo'. :twisted: :twisted:...
by panman
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: PROVISIONS SET OUT FOR THE FINE AND THE TERM
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: PROVISIONS SET OUT FOR THE FINE AND THE TERM

Unfortunately in Peru the problem isn't with making laws, but is with the actual implementation of them.
by panman
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Greenpeace idiots damage Nasca
Replies: 19
Views: 2495

Re: Greenpeace idiots damage Nasca

The fact that a conference on climate change is being held in Peru is complete and utter hypocrisy.
by panman
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Considering moving to Lima...
Replies: 31
Views: 3346

Re: Considering moving to Lima...

B We lived there 7 years and are going to return Sept 2016. We love the place ............... Personally we cannot wait to get back, left in 2010. Be prepared for one hell of a shock. Prices, in general, have rocketed since you were last here. Unfortunately wages haven't, hence the imminent problem...
by panman
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Robberies this time of year
Replies: 40
Views: 3619

Re: Robberies this time of year

danjaker wrote:Admin, can we please delete these "bring down" posts.....

Bringing down what?
by panman
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Better Bargain Than Back Home
Replies: 35
Views: 6224

Re: Better Bargain Than Back Home

Sorry to disappoint you guys, but the 1 Euro a bottle of wine does exist. A couole of years ago a Spanish colleague of mine mentioned this, he said that due to the state of the economy wine was being heavily subsidised. I don't know the truth about that but have a look at this. https://www.aldi.es/ ...
by panman
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to buy Thai (Red and Green) Curry Paste
Replies: 14
Views: 3169

Re: Where to buy Thai (Red and Green) Curry Paste

timothy wrote:[quote="MrEd" since 'curry' is now the National Dish of England, you don't have to travel all the way to India to eat a proper curry!

I, like most Brits, love a good curry but, Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding will always reign as the national dish of England.
by panman
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Better Bargain Than Back Home
Replies: 35
Views: 6224

Re: Better Bargain Than Back Home

I checked out Lidl / Aldi (Same company) When did Aldi buy out Lidle, or visa versa? I thought they were major competitors. As for wine prices in Peru, I often find that Primax have some great offers. I'm currently buying Los Arboles Malbec for under S/. 20 per bottle (that's single bottles, not a ...
by panman
Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan Frances
Replies: 10
Views: 4793

Re: Pan Frances

Neither of you have been looking very hard :lol: I just tried Google, and amongst loads of info found this.
http://youtu.be/xPq7I85KwNo
by panman
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Make $500 bringing our dog home for the holidays
Replies: 40
Views: 3540

Re: Make $500 bringing our dog home for the holidays

Not detrimental or offensive. Could you define that? I mean panman states, "US Immigration asked me the usual crazy questions" isn't that detrimental to the Government of the United States Of America? As an American I find it very offensive. As an American citizen you will not have had th...

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