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by Jennifer
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 5 a side football (Soccer) anyone?
Replies: 30
Views: 3137

Re: 5 a side football (Soccer) anyone?

Can girls come along too? And i dont mean to cheerlead... used to play back in college, not brilliant but very interested. Miraflores would suit me too. If possible.
by Jennifer
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: We need a DENTIST!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: We need a DENTIST!!!

The people that advertise on this site Travel and Smile have had some psoitive reviews on other threads in this forum. Clean, quick, professional and painless was my experience! They gave me prices over email too. So maybe drop them a line and ask whatever it is you need doing. it is http://www.trav...
by Jennifer
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rentista Visa
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Rentista Visa

So, who knows what exactly is involved in getting this visa? I read through this http://www.expatperu.com/vrequirements.php, But am still a little unsure. Of those of you that have one of these Rentista visas, how did you achieve that? What source of income do you have? Does it have to be deposited ...
by Jennifer
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Claro Centro de Atencion Reduced Wait Time?
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Claro Centro de Atencion Reduced Wait Time?

Do you happen to have a contact for osiptal, too?? Since the change in cel phones not needing city codes anymore, for some reason, nobody in my country receives my text msgs now. But they always charge me. And when i call customer service, if they dont cut me off, the person on the other end doesnt ...
by Jennifer
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ormeño
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Ormeño

I used them once. And never went back. All round terrible. How they survive is a miracle.
by Jennifer
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border official attempted to refuse tourist visa
Replies: 23
Views: 3554

Re: Border official attempted to refuse tourist visa

All very interesting comments! I was doing a border hop this very last weekend in Tacna. I got VERY lucky and got a taxi guy to take me in his car for S/.100 - a bit steep, but so what. During the first 30 seconds of our conversation I realized he was a pleasant fellow and had experience in this fie...
by Jennifer
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Ceviche in Miraflores
Replies: 13
Views: 3667

Re: Best Ceviche in Miraflores

There's a reasonable place on Av. Ejercito, about block 7 of Miraflores. It's called Puerto Marisko and does great ceviche for a very good price. However the VERY BEST is inside the market just behind the Vivanda store on the corner of Encalada/Primavera. Absolutely the most incredible plate of cevi...
by Jennifer
Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dentist in Lima for a simple cleaning?
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Re: Dentist in Lima for a simple cleaning?

We've always used Dr Yuen of www.travelandsmile.net 202 2222 and has good reviews on here.
by Jennifer
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to Live in Lima
Replies: 12
Views: 6228

Re: Where to Live in Lima

I love Miraflores because everything is so close, summer is great by the ocean and the cliff top parks are beautiful. Great summer climate too. Being by the ocean is important to me. La Molina is LONG way away and even though i have some friends there, there simply isn't much to do. Sure there are a...
by Jennifer
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Construction Apartments
Replies: 18
Views: 3083

Re: New Construction Apartments

I'd be interested to know which buildings you're considering? Can you give us the websites of those (if they have them!) you're looking at?? I also found that prices vary from around US$600 p/sq meter to around US$1500 around the Malecons. Quality varies tremendously too. In fact I was surprised to ...
by Jennifer
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A place to get married without much paperwork
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: A place to get married without much paperwork

Hi Tom, By getting married in the provinces, did you still get your CdE and everything OK? And with only passport and birth certificate... you didnt need to get them legalized, pay all the fees, do the interpol thing and etc? How long from start to finish? Was your wife from that area or can anyone ...
by Jennifer
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Telefonica and Prepay cards
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Telefonica and Prepay cards

So, I discovered something recently and would like to get some feedback from the community if i may... I bought a ''Tarjeta 147'' to make international calls, which I'd always used from the office (telefonica) landline before. However, I needed to call home over the weekend and so used a public phon...
by Jennifer
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dentistry in Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: Dentistry in Lima

I went a while ago and had a lot of stuff done too. I was quite impressed. They have a blog too where you can see the clinic and other photos http://www.travelandsmile.wordpress.com i just looked it up after searching dentists in lima.
by Jennifer
Fri May 28, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening an account in BCP with a tourist visa
Replies: 11
Views: 1330

Re: Opening an account in BCP with a tourist visa

On the topic of banks... i guess someone with only a touist card, but with a bank account here cannot apply for a loan i.eto bu a property?? Any ideas?
by Jennifer
Wed May 26, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening an account in BCP with a tourist visa
Replies: 11
Views: 1330

Re: Opening an account in BCP with a tourist visa

I opened my account with just my passport, recently in bcp. Turns out it's not what you know, but who you know! And that's how a LOT of things are here in Peru. Get making some contacts...
by Jennifer
Mon May 24, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: can 90 day visa be extended?
Replies: 2
Views: 417

can 90 day visa be extended?

I jumped the border to renew my tourist visa. again. the official as i was coming back in to peru refused to give me more than a 90 day visa even though i have a property and may get married at the end of the year. I haven''t even been here for 2 years and he wouldnt budge. He said it was his right ...
by Jennifer
Mon May 24, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: English speaking dentist in Lima
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: English speaking dentist in Lima

Yep, i also used the same group. Was very happy with the quality and final results.
by Jennifer
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Two rooms for 12 days
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Two rooms for 12 days

I've got friends coming - two ladies and a baby who need somewhere to stay from the 25th Feb - 9th March.

Can anyone help with a place to stay?? Ideally around Av. Ejercito, or somewhere between Miraflores and Magdalena, close to the parks.
by Jennifer
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Should I rent a cell phone at the airport?
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Should I rent a cell phone at the airport?

I absolutely agee with that post. It is daylight robbery. In fact, don't buy anything from the airport, not even foreign currency or a bottle of inka cola!
by Jennifer
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru 2010 Calendars
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Peru 2010 Calendars

Hey you guys. I've been searching all the local bookstores in Miraflores for a typical Peru calendar for 2010 - you know, Machu Picchu, the jungle, Titicaca etc. The only one i can find is a square one. I need a more traditional, rectangular one, 'A4' (ish) in size as it will be covering a rather ug...
by Jennifer
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Phone cards for cheap calls to Oz?
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Phone cards for cheap calls to Oz?

Don't think there are for mobiles. But something that is interesting with phone cards is this: A ''Tarjeta 147'' or ''HolaPeru'' will give you about a minute per sol in a street phone when making an international call (from here to the UK, at least). But from your own home landline or office phone, ...
by Jennifer
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 2 Part Question on Dental/Health Care Options
Replies: 10
Views: 5454

Re: 2 Part Question on Dental/Health Care Options

Hi Calygirl, Mt boyfriend and I did the zoom and home whitening too from that office. It was a while back, but if i remember right, the doctor said that sensitivity only occurs in very few people and when the process is done properly (not by a hygienist, but by the dentist himself), its even less fr...
by Jennifer
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: favourite radiostation and music
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: favourite radiostation and music

Can someone do a list of the station frequencies?? Just thought it might be a good idea to know exactly what is what and where to find each, quickly and easily?
by Jennifer
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wa Lok overrated? chifa recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 12531

Re: Wa Lok overrated? chifa recommendations?

The best chifa i ever had in Lima was at the Choy Tac on Benavides. Always packed in that place! Enormous portions, too.
by Jennifer
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Places to visit February
Replies: 18
Views: 3147

Re: Places to visit February

Hey. We did a week in a Manu last year. Incredible place. Even visited a local tribe that wanted us to buy their bows and arrows and poison darts, impressive stuff! I particularly found of great interest a particular tree - name escapes me - but as 6 of us in the tour group stood fingertip to finger...
by Jennifer
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying Peruvian Citizenship?
Replies: 14
Views: 4756

Re: Buying Peruvian Citizenship?

All seems like a bit of a con to me. Anyway, you can't still do that, surely? 25k to buy citizeship in Peru? Come on, why would you want it anyway? Apparently - so my peruvian friends say - there's a place by the Palacio de Justicia that'll do you a nice peruvian passport for about a 150soles and an...
by Jennifer
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 2 Part Question on Dental/Health Care Options
Replies: 10
Views: 5454

Re: 2 Part Question on Dental/Health Care Options

I had my dental work in Peru coz i knew it would save me a fortune. The quality was really good and didn't have to wait weeks for an appointment either, I got seen to in just a few days. Not sure I can recommend a dentist to you on this board without getting kicked off, but me and my boyfriend used ...
by Jennifer
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Good bank
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: Good bank

I have been impressed with BCP for the short time i have been here anyway. Cash points and banks everywhere, and more opening all the time so i see! I found the service to be fairly quick and efficient too and pay nothing for the privilege of having my account. The only thing that gets me a bit is t...
by Jennifer
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Hi

I have recently settled in Peru and now my boyfriend has joined me too. We live in Miraflores and just love Lima! Everything is so close and within reach of us. Right now, we're not missing any of the comforts we had back home as life here is so unpredictable and exciting, even the crazy combi's! :D...
by Jennifer
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Goonies
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Great. Not sure when I cn make it down there, but I'll be sure to pay him a visit. Thanks very much!
by Jennifer
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ceviche
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Brilliant, thank you!
by Jennifer
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ceviche
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Ceviche

I eat out a lot and love a plate a ceviche.

Can anyone tell me how to actually go about preparing a dish of it? I'd love to know. I'm sure it is not complicated, but some guidance is needed...
by Jennifer
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: I have to cross Pastelaria San Antonio off my list
Replies: 31
Views: 6108

I was at the said San Antonio's a week ago. The prices have risen to a bit much for the food they offer; sandwichs and salads mainly. Milkshakes there were my fave until they put them up too - again. Also, as I asked for the small ensalada cesar, they said they now only do one size. Bad bad bad. Hav...
by Jennifer
Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru becomes the world´s top exporter of cocaine
Replies: 21
Views: 3184

This is very interesting remarks and comments. Yes, good to know the US and EU havnt cut back on everything, at least some industries are booming :?
by Jennifer
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mercury Levels in Fish
Replies: 11
Views: 1819

How does one test a fish for mercury level? Interesting. Whats the fish they use mostly in Ceviche, is thatpretty safe to eat or what?
by Jennifer
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru once again sentences 22 tourists / citizens to death
Replies: 9
Views: 2464

Scary stuff. I've taken a few buses here and not enjoyed the experience, overtaking on blind bends, eratic manouvers... all a recipe for disaster. Are the drivers just stupid or what? Don't they have the capacity to realise their actions can result in death? Guess not!
by Jennifer
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nobody told me about the cold
Replies: 27
Views: 3952

So I was looking for a good dehumidifier the other day and there were some ''sticks'' that you stick on the wall and plug in, maybe in a closet. Are they any good? And the actual machines are rather bulky and costly. Anyone got any tips?
by Jennifer
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Packet stuck in Customs
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Hmmm, seems a bit of a nightmare. Yes, it was shipped regular post. I'll see if it turms up in the next week or two before going to stand in 4 lines for half the day. Thanks for the number, it's a big help.
by Jennifer
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: San Bartolo y Punta Hermosa
Replies: 13
Views: 4046

I liked Punta Negra. The beach is enormous. Not the cleanest, but enormous and very pretty. I've only done day trips there, went by bus, about 4 soles each if i remember right. It's a bit further on the punta hermosa i believe. I found punta ermosa very overcrowded. But they are both good. Lunahuana...
by Jennifer
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Packet stuck in Customs
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Packet stuck in Customs

So I bought some dtuff 6 weeks ago over the internet. The packet would have been small, but bulky. It never arrived. The company sent a replacement. It never arrived either. So what im thinking is that it is stuck in customs waiting for taxes to be paid. What on earth do I do? How do I get my stuff?...
by Jennifer
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Clueless Taxi Drivers
Replies: 14
Views: 1332

Whats this thing when the taxi drivers always have the windows wide open in winter? Yet, inside they are dressed up with scarves and wooly hats and big jumpers?!?! I find it hilarious. ''Tienes frio senor?'' ''uuuuf, que frio, si mucho frio!'' ''Perhaps closing the 4 open windows might help?'' I pol...
by Jennifer
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pay in Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Pay in Peru

What should one expect as a reasonable pay packet per month in Peru? I know people that earn next to nohthing, and while I was considering getting a job and staying in Peru I'm not sure it would be worthwhile. What kind of jobs can extranjeras do, not including the English teaching?
by Jennifer
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Goonies
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

The Goonies

Perhaps the best movie ever.

But having browsed Polvos Azules and varios other dark, dangerous dumps, nobody seems to have even heard of it down here. Does anyone have a copy they can give me?
by Jennifer
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima joke shop.
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Great! Never saw any of these shops in Lima. I remember a fake poo as a kid, was so funny. Looked so real. Ah, must pay them a visit to see what goodies they have.
by Jennifer
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pre Depature Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Difficult one. There are tons of hostels around, especially in the miraflores area. Perhaps a good idea to make a reservation, but like is ee there are lots to chose from. Where do you hope to work and in what field? You can bring a few hundred $$ with you. Theres lots of cash machines around, so it...
by Jennifer
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Caral: Can anyone recommend a travel plan?
Replies: 8
Views: 2019

Where are they and with what company? Got any details?

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