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by panman
Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.
Replies: 30
Views: 2587

Re: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.

[quote="chi chi"
If you want a nice burger and you want to know what has been put into it, then prepare your own burger at home.[/quote]
If I eat burgers I always prepare them at home in bulk and keep them in the freezer, that way I know exactly what's in them and the cheese is always fresh.
by panman
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.
Replies: 30
Views: 2587

Re: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.

Worse case i heard of when it came to a staff member putting something in the food was Smegma lol technically a cheese but not one you want on your food lol I'm guessing thats a fail all round for customer and staff member tho lol That's the last time I'll be eating a Mc Donalds, Burger King, Bembo...
by panman
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.
Replies: 30
Views: 2587

Re: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.

It's not only the small places where there's sometimes a lack of hygiene. I was used to work as a chef for some very well known 5 star chain hotels and in some of them the kitchens where filthy. Do you really think that we would throw a steak in the bin after it felt on the floor and and a colleage...
by panman
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.
Replies: 30
Views: 2587

Re: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.

Icachico wrote:Maybe KFC can train their staff not to screw up orders.
Even when you point at the board & scream, "NUMERO QUATRO!" they can still screw it up.

If I worked for KFC and you pointed at the board screaming "NUMERO QUATRO!" I'd be sure to screw up your order.
by panman
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...

Yes the new diesels are great, the only down side is the cost of fuel, but if you calculate you still come out ahead. Good luck in your hunt for a car, take your time, I have been living on and off in Peru since, 2004,bought a apartment in Chucarilla in 2004 , bought three cars currently don't have...
by panman
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IDIOTS GUIDE
Replies: 32
Views: 5303

Re: IDIOTS GUIDE

Sorry but what is a temporary resident visa? Never heard of it. And this you exchange for a carné? An no renewal? If you apply for a family visa it's easy and you surely don't need help. But as the inversionista visa is much more complicated, other governmental offices are involved and the poster s...
by panman
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IDIOTS GUIDE
Replies: 32
Views: 5303

Re: IDIOTS GUIDE

Yes the easiest way would be to marry your girlfriend and apply for a family resident visa. For this you don't have to give up your British nationality and you can extent your visa every year as long as you are married. I'm German and as Germany doesn't allow dual citizenship I'm doing this now for...
by panman
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sales jobs in Lima
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: Sales jobs in Lima

Hello, Could anybody tell me if it is possible to find work in telesales without speaking Spanish in Lima (I only speak English). And also, even if possible, is it likely that I could make a good enough living to support myself? Would anybody be able to tell me as well whether this kind of work is ...
by panman
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IDIOTS GUIDE
Replies: 32
Views: 5303

Re: IDIOTS GUIDE

I am from London England, and want to stay in Peru for a long time. My girlfriend is from Peru, and we have a baby together born in Peru. I do not want to relinquish my British citizenship, and do not want to keep leaving Peru, every 183 days. I believe the easiest way for me to stay, would be thro...
by panman
Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...

All this is true and you don't have a lot of choice I bought a Nissan bluebird from a dr. at the clinco americana if you go to the door man at any hospital they can usually tell you if there are any drs. cars for sale. They are much better better kept up and not driven hard. Two years later I sold ...
by panman
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Slow internet connection?
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Slow internet connection?

The key word here is "LEGITIMATE" as per internet connection. I have a powerful connection from the USA; that is establishing a new service provider system for Lima. He would be "upset" if he were to be informed of this THEFT OF SERVICES; Philip Don't know who your friend is but...
by panman
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...
Replies: 30
Views: 4560

Re: HOW MUCH WILL IT COST...

Santa is coming; better be good... We are thinking about purchasing a new (or very slightly used) car for 2013; there are some aspects that I can't control, but others that I could use info about: * Purchase price; what about these "off-brand" imports, rebates, etc. - any comments? * Fuel...
by panman
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Spanish language school recommendations (Cheap!)
Replies: 17
Views: 3904

Re: Spanish language school recommendations (Cheap!)

Perhaps it would be a good idea for a few of you to get together and share the cost of a private teacher. That way the cost will be a lot cheaper, and the class number will be far smaller than a lot of institutes.
I'm sure there must be people here that can help find someone suitably qualified.
by panman
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: American & Peruvian Relationship
Replies: 31
Views: 3742

Re: American & Peruvian Relationship

I lived myself illegally in the US for years working in restaurants. My salary + tips averaged $175 a day. That's around $5000 a month. And I could easily get married to someone if I wanted too. Beautifull american girls love foreign men. If you don't speak English, that's not a problem. Spanish is...
by panman
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 8694

Re: the second amendment in action

sbaustin wrote:
chi chi wrote:
Cars are made to transport people. Guns are only made to kill people.


Yet they kill vastly more people and children than guns.

Because in countries like Peru, there is very little enforced control and vehicles are driven in the majority by idiots who haven't a clue how to drive.
by panman
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 8694

Re: the second amendment in action

For once Chi Chi's right, It's time for a third ammendment, to get rid of the second ammendment. Using the excuse that guns aren't the best way to kill people is a pathetic one. Statistics show quite clearly that there is a problem when it comes to firearms. http://sbcoalition.org/2011/04/gun-viole...
by panman
Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 8694

Re: the second amendment in action

For once Chi Chi's right, It's time for a third ammendment, to get rid of the second ammendment. Using the excuse that guns aren't the best way to kill people is a pathetic one. Statistics show quite clearly that there is a problem when it comes to firearms. http://sbcoalition.org/2011/04/gun-violen...
by panman
Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheaper to Buy transformers in the U.S. or Lima?
Replies: 7
Views: 1482

Re: Cheaper to Buy transformers in the U.S. or Lima?

fanning wrote:I doubt you can buy transformers in the USA as there is no need there to transform 220V
it purely is for US equipment to be used in countries where there is 220V

Off topic already, of course you can buy transformers in the USA.
by panman
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian price vs. Irish prices
Replies: 20
Views: 2031

Re: Peruvian price vs. Irish prices

I'm sorry but anyone who's made a permanent move here and is surprised about anything, especially prices, is a fool and obviously didn't do their homework. What I do find annoying though is the quality of goods for sale in Peru. Terrible, low end Chinese garbage that wouldn't be allowed on the shop ...
by panman
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Egg Nog
Replies: 10
Views: 1892

Re: Egg Nog

There's a simple test to check if an egg is good or not. Place it carefully into a bowl of water. If is sinks to the bottom, eat it. If it floats, throw it out or give it to someone you dont like.
by panman
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: TIPO DE CAMBIO
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Re: TIPO DE CAMBIO

I agree with the exercise, but unless you're buying property in Miraflores or San Isidro it's not worth the shoe leather. You'd be better checking the local independant money exchanges and changing your $$$'s with them, at least that way you're supporting small, local, Peruvian business, rather than...
by panman
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TRU-LIM transport 25 December
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: TRU-LIM transport 25 December

I am trying to find a connection from Trujillo to Lima on 25 December, in time for the departure of an intercontinental flight Trujillo airport is often covered by dense fog in December, so I was warned against using air travel from there, for such a critical connection in Lima. The main (safe) bus...
by panman
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvians in Ireland
Replies: 12
Views: 2670

Re: Peruvians in Ireland

Chi Chi there are a lot of people here that doubt your every word, but do have a good laugh in the process. If what you have just stated is true,a detailed account of the process you have gone through to change your G.F'S visa from tourist to resident would be a great way of claiming credibility. I...
by panman
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvians in Ireland
Replies: 12
Views: 2670

Re: Peruvians in Ireland

My gf and I are in Ireland and we noticed the increase of the latino community here. Many of them moved from Spain as the jobsmarket is dire up there. We met a few Peruvians. We are thinking of spending here some time. My gf wants to learn English as that gives her better job prospects in Peru and ...
by panman
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 5155

Re: Obama will win.

[quote="Kelly"]The reason is so that none of the new mods have to go through the years of obscenity laced phone calls, emails and pm's that I did. Some people don't like being told that a forum has rules, and that they are required to follow those rules. Some of those people are not what t...
by panman
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 5155

Re: Obama will win.

Can we expect a "declassification" of the people that now form "EP Mod"; the new moderators? Under the Freedom of Information Act" in the USA; such secrets (up to now) would have to be disclosed. Does Peru have drone missles that can target "US"; how dare we seek ...
by panman
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I want to go to Cuba!
Replies: 39
Views: 5959

Re: I want to go to Cuba!

I had to stay for my work at the 5 star Hilton at the Isle of Man for 6 weeks. It was a HOLE. And we weren even given some of the better rooms. Most remarkable. There is no Hilton on The Isle of Man. I think you just dug yourself another hole. The Palace Hotel/Casino in Douglas used to be the Isle ...
by panman
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Do Peruvians need a transit visa for Spain?
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Re: Do Peruvians need a transit visa for Spain?

Some sites say yes, some sites say no... i guess with so many from the UK on here one of you much have done this trip with a Peruvian and can clear it up for sure. I think no but i'm really not 100%. Surely the first port of call should be the Spanish embassy Av. Jorge Basadre, 498 San Isidro Lima ...
by panman
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Do Peruvians need a transit visa for Spain?
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Re: Do Peruvians need a transit visa for Spain?

Some sites say yes, some sites say no... i guess with so many from the UK on here one of you much have done this trip with a Peruvian and can clear it up for sure. I think no but i'm really not 100%. Surely the first port of call should be the Spanish embassy Av. Jorge Basadre, 498 San Isidro Lima ...
by panman
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 5155

Re: Obama will win.

Good comment; maybe the new MODERATORS can introduce themselves? I don't have enough experience with the new people, to form any kind of opinions... I believe they respond with "EP Mod"; you have no idea who made the comments. Philip The new moderators work 'undercover'. Which is no way t...
by panman
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 5155

Re: Obama will win.

The expat "police" are a group of people who are doing what Kelly used to do - MODERATORS. This is by no means an easy assignment; my only concern is when a comment/post is DELETED. I feel there should be some sort of mediation & possibly the issues can be resolved; w/o the drastic ac...
by panman
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 5155

Re: Obama will win.

Kelly, I have already notified the new "police" of my disappointment... What's wrong with my laundry; I only subscribe to FACTS & PERSONAL EXPERIENCES. If these can't be published - EVERYONE risks being DELETED!!! Kelly, I feel a PM or private email would have been more PROFESSIONAL.....
by panman
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taxi Price for waiting
Replies: 13
Views: 1406

Re: Taxi Price for waiting

Depends on the driver. But why would you pay for a taxi waiting for you? 1 in every 3 cars in Lima is a taxi so not hard to find another one. Also, taxi drivers will ask you to pay in advance for waiting because otherwise they will think that you take them to somewhere and ask them to wait for you ...
by panman
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Has anyone tried Thanksgiving at JW Marriott?
Replies: 23
Views: 3966

Re: Has anyone tried Thanksgiving at JW Marriott?

Since it is just my boyfriend and I here in Lima it seems a bit excessive to make all my favorite dishes for only 2 people. I wanted to get your opinions on the Marriott's Thanksgiving buffet. Is it traditional? Is it worth it? Thanks! I know two people who've been with family from the states and s...
by panman
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I want to go to Cuba!
Replies: 39
Views: 5959

Re: I want to go to Cuba!

Chi Chi, I know we can always rely on you to show others how to lie to avoid rules and regulations. The only ones that lie and avoid rules are governments. Immigration authorities = racists lol. Many people are very adept and find self justification for teling lies,cheating and abusing the system. ...
by panman
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Minivan Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1903

Re: Minivan Advice

We need a minivan because our three kids are small and need to fit three car seats and boosters. Anyone know if the Honda Odyssey sold in Peru, which I know is different than the U.S. one, has mostly the same parts, or is it basically the equivalent of a completely different model? Check out the ne...
by panman
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I want to go to Cuba!
Replies: 39
Views: 5959

Re: I want to go to Cuba!

The USA entry form asks what countries you've visited on your trip.. I wonder what the penalty is for omitting Cuba (if any). A few weeks ago I was in Miami, the officer was grilling the woman in front of us about her trip to Cuba. What a pathetic state of affairs. The American authorities are para...
by panman
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Jockey Plaza.....talk to me....
Replies: 17
Views: 2864

Re: Jockey Plaza.....talk to me....

chi chi wrote:Plaza San Miguel is similar to Jockey Plaza but the prices are a lot lower.

http://www.plazasanmiguel.com.pe/


Similar in that it's in Lima, and will cost about S/. 10 to get to from Miraflores.
by panman
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Minivan Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1903

Re: Minivan Advice

If you bring in a vehicle from the U. S. you may have to take it back with you. I believe that you can't sell an imported car that is more than 2 years old; If you were in peru for more than 2 years I don't think you could sell the car here. I have seen other posts on here about that problem. If th...
by panman
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: moving out there
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: moving out there

As far as "border hoping"; I was under the impression that you had to stay "out" for at least 3 days. I agree, the info on the Internet is confusing & ofter out-dated... Philip I've only done it once but left Tacna after breakfast and returned from Arica a few hours later fo...
by panman
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LC BUSRE Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 4157

Re: LC BUSRE Airlines

Philipc4u59 wrote:LISTEN TO CHI CHI; he KNOWS all about the airlines!!!


It's more to do with having a little common sense, or lack of it in some cases.
Example: You can take a ride in a combie for S/. 1.20 or be selective about your taxi and pay S/. 10 for upto 4 people. The choice is yours.
by panman
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LC BUSRE Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 4157

Re: LC BUSRE Airlines

If you have a CE or DNI you can get a LAN flight to Cusco for just under $140, as chi chi has said much newer and safer aircraft.
Even if you're a short/long term tourist, surely your life is worth a bit more than a few hundred Dollars.
by panman
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Squash Courts
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: Squash Courts

US$ 15000 or only US$ 3750 if you have a parent who is already a member. Sorry I misread the figure, but now it only looks worse. What's the chance of an expat having a parent in Lima, who's already a member of such a club? Hence the original question, is there anything cheaper than a membership at ...
by panman
Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Squash Courts
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: Squash Courts

Great information on this site :?: "I'm looking for information on squash courts near miraflores. Anything cheaper than a membership at Las Terrazas?" You might be in a position to think S/. 193 a month and only S/.3750 inscription fee is cheap, but I think you'll find that you're in an en...
by panman
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Duty Free Head Up
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: Duty Free Head Up

It's very simple and perfectly legal. You simply buy the drinks outside of the airport (much cheaper) and pack it in your suitcase to be transported in the aircraft hold.
by panman
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to obtain DNI to become Peruvian citizen
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: How to obtain DNI to become Peruvian citizen

First join a circus school and learn to jump through hoops, then the second stage is to get a CE which you need to hold for 2 years before you can apply for naturalization on whatever grounds.
by panman
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Craft beers in Lima??
Replies: 25
Views: 10142

Re: Craft beers in Lima??

What price will you be charging for a bottle of beer?
The prices in the supermarkets let alone the bars put quality European beers out of reach of most people.
If you drink European beers in the bars of Miraflores, you'd need to take out a mortgage if you wanted to get drunk.
by panman
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Not flushing toilet paper?
Replies: 43
Views: 11290

Re: Not flushing toilet paper?

[quote="emanaku" a couple of months ago at Starbucks in Cuzco: They had to shut down the toilet completely and then reconstruct their toilet system (although I do not know for sure if too much toilet paper was the reason for this). Until this very day they do not have toilet paper in the c...
by panman
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru to the UK
Replies: 36
Views: 8764

Re: Peru to the UK

The lowest time visa when we applied this year was a 6 month family visitor visa (if I checked correctly). I am sure there were options for 5 and 10 years when we applied for the short family visitor visa this year. So, can we do this whole process while living here in Lima and after the 5 years sh...
by panman
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Taxi/Counterfeit money
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: Taxi/Counterfeit money

Last year I arrived late at the airport and took a "Green Taxi" to my hotel in Miraflores. When I arrived I gave the driver a $/.100 note and he gave my change in 10 & 5 soles coins. It was late and I didn't have my reading glasses but assumed the coins were legit. Next morning I foun...

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