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by calygirl
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wong on Baja Balta
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Wong on Baja Balta

What did I miss here? No fresh food that I could find. No fruits, meat, fish, bread.....is there a second floor? I did see elevators, but it looked like people were going to a parking garage. Help me out here. Muchas gracias.
by calygirl
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Flying into Lima
Replies: 9
Views: 3265

Re: Flying into Lima

I'm taking a flight tomorrow from SF to LA and then on to Lima, which arrives at 8:30 in the morning. It leaves LA around 9:00 pm. I really love this schedule. I like taking a flight later in the day and especially enjoy not arriving in Lima at 1:00 am, going through immigration, getting luggage, ge...
by calygirl
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Clean swimming pools
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Clean swimming pools

Natura Viva looks amazing & from what you described about the others, I'm thinking is more of a family oriented kind of place to bring my 4 year old daughter hahaha. Also, I think 5 soles seems like a great price for what they have to offer. How far do you it is from Barranco? We don't have a c...
by calygirl
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: fruit
Replies: 51
Views: 6210

Re: fruit

Philip & Rosmery :roll: PS - I had no idea about all the fruits & veggies - we were missing; just give me strawberries, raspberries & blueberries & I am happy. Why no raspberries??? Why fret about the things you can't get instead of enjoying the wonderful fruit you can enjoy...How a...
by calygirl
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: fruit
Replies: 51
Views: 6210

Re: fruit

Wow! Someone has a lot of time on their hands......
by calygirl
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: western union customer service number
Replies: 2
Views: 510

western union customer service number

Does anyone know what the western union customer service number is for Lima? My nephew is having difficulty receiving money that I sent from the US that is available for pick-up. Appreciate any help.
by calygirl
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: fruit
Replies: 51
Views: 6210

Re: fruit

I cant believe someone who is moving to Peru is worrying about fruits and steaks :roll: :lol: I mean fruit? you have all kinds of fruits and tons of it (well ok maybe my view is skewed since I live in a place where melon is a luxury to be given as presents lol) in Peru. Markets or Wong (cant believ...
by calygirl
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: fruit
Replies: 51
Views: 6210

Re: fruit

You could also make your own pasta pomodoro sauce as well. All you need is some fresh plum tomatoes, olive oil, basil, good parmesan cheese and you're set to go. I use Anthony Bourdain's recipe posted below and made several large batches to freeze now that's it winter here in California (no fresh to...
by calygirl
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: fruit
Replies: 51
Views: 6210

Re: fruit

I'm curious on the tomato sauce issue. Why not just buy the ready-made sauces that are usually in most of the supermarkets in the prepared food sections? Compared to the canned American sauces, they are superior. You might also try the canned Tuco sauces, different brands. Tuco is a tomato-based arg...
by calygirl
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: VACATION IN ECUADOR?
Replies: 12
Views: 1989

Re: VACATION IN ECUADOR?

Agree with Chi Chi on this advice. We were in Northern Peru last year for vacation and decided to cross over the border to Ecuador to do some shopping. It's really awful crossing that border and you will get major hassled. Cuenca is a great city and is actually a recommended spot for US folks for a ...
by calygirl
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I FEAR THE "BUBBLE"...
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: I FEAR THE "BUBBLE"...

Here's an article from Living in Peru on this subject.

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-3498-i ... er-beware/
by calygirl
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: looking for apartment
Replies: 3
Views: 642

looking for apartment

I'm looking for an apartment rental in Miraflores. Centrally located, 2-bedroom, furnished, for 3 months from February to May. I'm willing to pay up to $1,500 monthly for a nice place. Need washer, dryer, cable, internet. Do not need garage. Tried El Comercio, no luck. Let me know of anyone knows of...
by calygirl
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Go Niners!
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Go Niners!

It's going to be a great "Har-Bowl". Go Niners!
by calygirl
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Immunizations prior to move to Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Immunizations prior to move to Peru?

Here's the CDC link to the information you need.
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/peru.htm
by calygirl
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 6112

Re: HER KIDS...

We are not children on this forum, you really don't need to get our ATTENTION! Just saying.
by calygirl
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Any good cafe suggestions in miraflores?
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Re: Any good cafe suggestions in miraflores?

Here's a few suggestions...
http://www.morganacafe.com/
http://www.cafe-ilcappuccino.com/

Miraflores is filled with cafes, you should have no trouble finding your favorite spot.
by calygirl
Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: apartment rentals
Replies: 4
Views: 661

apartment rentals

Anyone had any experience with this site?
http://apartamentosenmiraflores.com/miraflores.htm

Thanks for any feedback.
by calygirl
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 6112

Re: HER KIDS...

You need to sit and discuss the best approach with your wife and when you have agreed a way forward, I suggest sitting down as a whole family and all agree a list of rules, duties and responsibilities for all the family, including for you and your wife/their mother. I think Tomsax has the right ide...
by calygirl
Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Not flushing toilet paper?
Replies: 43
Views: 11297

Re: Not flushing toilet paper?

I would say only for the FOOLhardy!
by calygirl
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: For Sushi Lovers - Only
Replies: 14
Views: 3039

Re: For Sushi Lovers - Only

Seriously, Chi Chi? I never seen any doggy bags allowed at any buffet or all you can eat place. What world do you live in? Unless you want to stash some sushi rolls in your pockets, which I wouldn't recommend. I think this is a good idea and cuts back on food waste and folks taking more food than th...
by calygirl
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Common Miscommunication
Replies: 16
Views: 2762

Re: Common Miscommunication and Difficult Situations for an expt

Here's your answer, Trevor33. Tribute to Pachamama, Mother Earth. Fascinating old tradition.

http://howtoperu.com/2011/10/20/peruvia ... tradition/
by calygirl
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Christmas Eve and Day in Lima
Replies: 10
Views: 4321

Re: Christmas Eve and Day in Lima

You'll be having more lucking playing a game of pick up sticks with your buttcheeks than finding a restaurant that will be open on Christmas. Just like Marcope said, the expensive tourist hotels will be open. Christmas is a day when people spend time with their family. Even in the provinces, Christ...
by calygirl
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best casinos in miraflores
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

Re: Best casinos in miraflores

I don't think you can compare watching football and tennis games in stadiums to standing behind a blackjack player at a casino. If watching, you should stand a respectful distance from the player and definitely not be distracting to ANYONE at the table. The behavior that YOU exhibited was rude and i...
by calygirl
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I want to go to Cuba!
Replies: 39
Views: 5962

Re: I want to go to Cuba!

I posted this back in October in response to Chi Chi post about flights from the US to Cuba Re: DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM US TO CUBA by calygirl » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:00 pm It's my understanding (and their website confirms this) that flying from the US to Cuba is available only by flying charters and for ...
by calygirl
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: IHOP opened a place in Lima
Replies: 2
Views: 2900

Re: IHOP opened a place in Lima

If you're referring to the franchise International House of Pancakes, this is NOT part of their operation. IHOP only operates three restaurants outside of the US and they are all in Dubai. Someone is operating this restaurant and using those initials. I don't think there's a big market for pancake r...
by calygirl
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Papachos - gourmet hamburgers
Replies: 12
Views: 3418

Re: Papachos - gourmet hamburgers

I agree, that's is very expensive. Maybe something to try once to get a taste of something different.
by calygirl
Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Papachos - gourmet hamburgers
Replies: 12
Views: 3418

Re: Papachos - gourmet hamburgers

So, what's expensive? Here in the states it's not uncommon to pay $10 and up for a good burger with good quality ingredients. We're not talking Big Macs here.
by calygirl
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Attending Le Cordon Bleu in Peru
Replies: 35
Views: 4353

Re: Attending Le Cordon Bleu in Peru

Oh Timothy, this is sort of a scary answer for someone who is so interested in a culinary career. The CIA is a culinary school. The "Culinary Institute of America", one of the top culinary schools in the world. I believe they have three campuses in the US. Don't sound like you done all you...
by calygirl
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Papachos - gourmet hamburgers
Replies: 12
Views: 3418

Re: Papachos - gourmet hamburgers

Here''s the Living in Peru link about this place. That lamb burger sounds fantastic! Can't wait to try on my next visit to Lima.
http://www.peruthisweek.com/food-224-Ph ... -Papachos/
by calygirl
Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM US TO CUBA
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM US TO CUBA

It's my understanding (and their website confirms this) that flying from the US to Cuba is available only by flying charters and for those fitting certain categories (family members, educational or religious study, etc.) I also understand that right now this type of flight is very expensive and not ...
by calygirl
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Traveling to Machu Picchu with a toddler
Replies: 1
Views: 1125

Re: Traveling to Machu Picchu with a toddler

Others might have different views, but I don't think it a good idea. However, you should first definitely check with your child's pediatrian, especially with the issues related to altitude. Both these places have many stairs and steps to manipulate, seriously doubt an 18-month could keep up with thi...
by calygirl
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Attending Le Cordon Bleu in Peru
Replies: 35
Views: 4353

Re: Attending Le Cordon Bleu in Peru

I admire your enthusiasm, Tmachado. Many of us also love cooking and baking, trying new recipes, new cuisines, and serving our loved ones and friends and delighting in pleasing them. Typically, working in the restaurant business is nothing like this, unless you are fortunate and wealthy enough to op...
by calygirl
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Attending Le Cordon Bleu in Peru
Replies: 35
Views: 4353

Re: Attending Le Cordon Bleu in Peru

Most good chefs spend years working their way up in the restaurant business, along with the educational part. Even Anthony Bourdain starting working at seafood joints on the East Coast before deciding to go to the Culinary Institute of America, one of the better schools. Here's a link on some good a...
by calygirl
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: American found dead after taking ayahuasca
Replies: 24
Views: 5991

Re: American found dead after taking ayahuasca

His father is quoted as follows.."This is what he wanted to do. This was not a vacation for him, but rather an experience to further open his mind." And now his son is dead, what a tragedy. I am SHOCKED that parents from Northern CA would think this way :shock: Believe it or not....we are...
by calygirl
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: American found dead after taking ayahuasca
Replies: 24
Views: 5991

Re: American found dead after taking ayahuasca

This hit the front page of my local newspaper here in Northern California, as this young man was from my area. The incredible part of this story for me is that his parents were apparently aware of this trip and of his intentions once he got to Peru. Although he was over 18 and could do what he wante...
by calygirl
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: no more cats in Parque Kennedy
Replies: 28
Views: 6538

Re: no more cats in Parque Kennedy

How do they put animals to sleep in Peru? Are they humanely euthanized when they are put down as a normal procedure? I don't see a problem with giving these cats a tranquilizer, then a shot that puts them to sleep in a humane manner. This seems much better than allowing adoptions with no knowledge o...
by calygirl
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New Mexican Restaurant
Replies: 50
Views: 13788

Re: New Mexican Restaurant

The same thing happened to us twice last year. We went on a Monday not knowing they were closed and then went back another day and the owner had taken an emergency trip back to the UK. Third time was a charm and so glad we kept trying...it was great and so delicious. The place does look like an empt...
by calygirl
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sports bars in Lima?
Replies: 20
Views: 8479

Re: Sports bars in Lima?

Funny. but off the mark. My intent was to let him know where he could "watch sport" (whatever that means). You don't have to bet at any of these places if that's not your thing. You can simply sit and watch all the games you want. Maybe order a beer or soda and enjoy the camaraderie of fel...
by calygirl
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sports bars in Lima?
Replies: 20
Views: 8479

Re: Sports bars in Lima?

I'm assuming the OP was referring to American Football, as in NFL. I truly doubt the "bodegas full of old folks" were watching american football last week as it hasn't even started yet...first pre-season games are this weekend. Another place to catch the games is Atlantic City casino upsta...
by calygirl
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sports bars in Lima?
Replies: 20
Views: 8479

Re: Sports bars in Lima?

Also, the Fiesta Casino on Benavides and Alcafores in Miraflores has a sports bar on the second floor and I think also a sports book. Here's a link to a party the Living In Peru folks held there last year to give you an idea of what's offered there for NFL fans. http://www.livinginperu.com/eguide-42...
by calygirl
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Housing
Replies: 13
Views: 1840

Re: Housing

Actually, it was in excellent condition. We were the first tenants to rent after the apartment had been completed renovated. All new appliances, freshly painted, bathrooms had been updated, everything clean as a whistle. We were very fortunate to find the place. Only two apartments on each floor. Th...
by calygirl
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Housing
Replies: 13
Views: 1840

Re: Housing

Yes, you can. We rented a large furnished two-bedroom on Bolivar in Miraflores last year for $1,100. Everything included, maintenance, phone, cable, electricity. Secure building, elevator. Two televisions, washer, dryer. It was a dream apartment on the 11th floor, centrally located, two supermarkets...
by calygirl
Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Subway Sandwiches
Replies: 40
Views: 8979

Re: Subway Sandwiches

So glad you enjoyed it, but it sounds so weird to me. Corn on a sandwich! Seafood no less. Subway sandwiches, Peruvian style.
by calygirl
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: weather in Lima
Replies: 13
Views: 1508

Re: weather in Lima

Average summer temps are in the low 80's F and average winter temps are around 65 F. Weather in Lima varies greatly from one section to another, depending mainly on the proximity to the coast. This article might be of help to you.
http://www.limaeasy.com/lima_info/weath ... a_peru.php
by calygirl
Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: rocoto relleno recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

rocoto relleno recipe

So, I found a bag of small frozen rocoto peppers from Peru in my neighborhood Mexican food store here in California. I'm trying to find a good authentic recipe for recolo relleno. Searching on google, turned up several different variations. Anyone have a good recipe for these? Thanks in advance.
by calygirl
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee Drinkers
Replies: 25
Views: 4916

Re: Coffee Drinkers

fanning wrote: It is like 2 blocks from the new Wong, in the direction of the Jose Galvez.


Is there a new Wong in Miraflores?
by calygirl
Thu May 24, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What do you like the most about Peru?
Replies: 15
Views: 2178

Re: What do you like the most about Peru?

I'm in Peru for only 3 months a year, but I love exchanging the rainy Northern California winters for the warm weather of Peru in the summer. Having been traveling to Peru since 1972, I love seeing the amazing changes that have occurred in 40 years. When my kids were young back in the 80's, it was d...
by calygirl
Wed May 16, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mancora
Replies: 16
Views: 8593

Re: Mancora

I been traveling to Mancora/Punta Sal every year for the past 5 years. I totally agree with redrum's advice about the not taking the collectivo. We fly into Tumbes and a taxi from Tumbes to Mancora typically costs about 40 soles. It sounds like it's more expensive from Piura, but well worth it. Manc...

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