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by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Proof that Osama is still alive
Replies: 14
Views: 4877

Re: Proof that Osama is still alive

soltero de repente, it sounds like you are still bored in your hostelroom, laying on your bed all day drinking cheap beer and listening to the Elvis Presley song 'are you lonesome tonight...´and the Brooks and Dunn song `a men this lonely'. Actually, I was just having drinks with you down at LarcoM...
by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Proof that Osama is still alive
Replies: 14
Views: 4877

Re: Proof that Osama is still alive

soltero de repente, it sounds like you are still bored in your hostelroom, laying on your bed all day drinking cheap beer and listening to the Elvis Presley song 'are you lonesome tonight...´and the Michael Bolton song: Missing you now'.

I feel sorry for you.
by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Toma Uno - Modeling Agnecies
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Toma Uno - Modeling Agnecies

And you don`t know what kind of people are going to get those pictures. There's some seedy stuff going on.
by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: renting an apartment on a tourist visa
Replies: 21
Views: 2071

Re: renting an apartment on a tourist visa

There are plenty of tourists that come and rent places here. I believe the authorization you need is for work related contracts and not renting(I could be wrong but land lords don't care). If that was the case there would be no market for vacation rentals. I know of at least 10 people, tourists, th...
by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Toma Uno - Modeling Agnecies
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Toma Uno - Modeling Agnecies

I am a model too. I am a role model.
by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how much for a highway bribe?
Replies: 52
Views: 11289

Re: how much for a highway bribe?

Rodd, I was 18 when I moved to the UK. I worked a lot saved money for a deposit and bought a so so flat.
Did some work to it and sold it for more. And used the profit as a part to buy the next things. I was working all the time.
by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Asuncion, Paraguay
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

Re: Asuncion, Paraguay

euroman, I lived in Asuncion for two-and-a-half years. I can give you some info here: It is a beautiful city and small by Peruvian standards; the entire metro area has less than 1.5 million people. Paraguayos are nice people, but I prefer peruanos . :-) Asuncion is way cheaper than Lima in just abo...
by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: renting an apartment on a tourist visa
Replies: 21
Views: 2071

Re: renting an apartment on a tourist visa

If you can then you get often a better rate if you pay a few months rent in advance. Often the landlord will not ask you for deposit then. It one of the frequent problems in Peru; landlords not paying the deposit back. Another way of getting sure to get your deposit back is the following: Normally y...
by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how much for a highway bribe?
Replies: 52
Views: 11289

Re: how much for a highway bribe?

A response with clarification would be appreciated. I am assuming you were stopped for a road traffic offence and would make the following observations. In the Britain they are the speed camera capital in Europe with the highest number of speed and safety cameras recorded. There are no on the spot ...
by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: sol de la Molina.... impossible distance or acceptable
Replies: 23
Views: 1949

Re: sol de la Molina.... impossible distance or acceptable

adrian Thorne wrote:
(including Starbucks)


Adrian, you said you where coming to Tarapoto. There`s no Starbucks here. But I am thinking of opening one, so you will survive your stay in Tarapoto.
by euroman
Thu May 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57017

Re: a weekly coffee group

I cannot drink coffee for health reasons, do they also sell other drinks? I am in Lima next week for 2 weeks.
I would like to come to the coffee group. We can have fun. I'll bring a cake with me for us to share.
by euroman
Thu May 12, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Need a kidney? Come to Peru...
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Re: Need a kidney? Come to Peru...

Never agree because it is a known fact there is very little actual donated organs. They usually end up being offered on the open market to the highest bidder." A more plausible response would have been that people are afraid doctors won't do their best to save their lives, simply because there...
by euroman
Thu May 12, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: sol de la Molina.... impossible distance or acceptable
Replies: 23
Views: 1949

Re: sol de la Molina.... impossible distance or acceptable

adrian Thorne wrote:Starbucks for a coffee.



:D
by euroman
Thu May 12, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57017

Re: a weekly coffee group

I`ll be there too.

Bmike, how much ransom can we get for you?
by euroman
Thu May 12, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: renting an apartment on a tourist visa
Replies: 21
Views: 2071

Re: renting an apartment on a tourist visa

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to rent an apartment on a tourist visa? Will landlords allow it? No problem at all. Landlords are not interested in in your immigration status. Just your money. And most landlords prefer to rent out to foreigners. As a foreigner, you can easily haggle for a lowe...
by euroman
Thu May 12, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving credit card to Peru or apply for a new credit card
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: Moving credit card to Peru or apply for a new credit card

Bank transfers are expensive actually. You can check with your bank, but the cost of a transfer is usually around 20 USD for each bank. Depending on your bank, there may be intermediate banks that charge 20 USD also (we had that problem with Rabobank, with ING there are no intermediates). This is o...
by euroman
Thu May 12, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how much for a highway bribe?
Replies: 52
Views: 11289

Re: how much for a highway bribe?

Never pay a bribe to police.

They can treaten you and say whatever they want but when it comes to the point, they have nothing to say.

And if they hassle you, always make a denuncia without exception.
by euroman
Thu May 12, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how much for a highway bribe?
Replies: 52
Views: 11289

Re: how much for a highway bribe?

How much for a bribe: nothing.
by euroman
Thu May 12, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Need a kidney? Come to Peru...
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Re: Need a kidney? Come to Peru...

2 years ago, there was a story of human fat too.
by euroman
Thu May 12, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57017

Re: a weekly coffee group

adrian Thorne wrote:
Tarapoto Where is that??????????????????

Marco let us know. Mike has given me his cel number if you want to go ahead with the kidnap. I have oiled the cuffs. Ha Ha (Ja Ja)


Adrian, there's an old chinese proverb. ''Engage brain before open mouth.''
by euroman
Thu May 12, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru- Accepting payments online to BCP account
Replies: 12
Views: 9762

Re: Peru- Accepting payments online to BCP account

One of the main reasons for a consumer to pay with a credit card is to be protected from crappy service or faulty products. I am wondering how and where you are going to make a claim in Peru when you get crappy service or faulty products. I think in Peru, you just have to be lucky how helpfull the ...
by euroman
Wed May 11, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Asuncion, Paraguay
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

Re: Asuncion, Paraguay

Paraguay is a lot further away from Lima than Tarapoto. It would be a wonderful opportunity for you to move there. I am sure the expats in Lima would help you pack. :lol: Adrian, did I do something wrong to you? Why this type of personal comments. I have a lot of friends who are expats in Lima. May...
by euroman
Wed May 11, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving credit card to Peru or apply for a new credit card
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: Moving credit card to Peru or apply for a new credit card

When I last year needed a fair amount of Money in Lima I transferred using a bank transfer from Van Lanschot to Interbank. In such case they charge you the normal bank official exchange rate + a fixed amount (about 100 USD if I remember correct) as a once of bank charge. That amount is not higher i...
by euroman
Wed May 11, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: help with advertisement
Replies: 46
Views: 12337

Re: help with advertisement

bmike1 wrote:okay... I'm going out on a limb here..... I'm going to meet with someone tomorrow. Gosh, everyone freaked me out! nothing is going to happen! I hope.


Bmike, be carefull, that you don´t get kidnapped!
by euroman
Wed May 11, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how much for a highway bribe?
Replies: 52
Views: 11289

Re: how much for a highway bribe?

I have never been ask for bribes by the police in Peru.
by euroman
Wed May 11, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Finally the found out where the money came from!
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Finally the found out where the money came from!

tupacperu wrote: Kieko

:?
by euroman
Wed May 11, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57017

Re: a weekly coffee group

bmike1 wrote:well, set a day and time and perhaps I can come. and I promise not to put up too much of a struggle if you just won't handcuff me and the spare tire isn't in the trunk with me.



I´ll be there too if I can get a share of the ransom for bmike.
by euroman
Tue May 10, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57017

Re: a weekly coffee group

I'm heading back to the states in two weeks, otherwise I'd love to join the group. One suggestion, please try and support the local businesses here in Peru, not these corporate US giants, there are so many wonderful locally-owned cafes and coffee places to meet. Try looking at the LIP website to fi...
by euroman
Tue May 10, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 17072

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

americorps wrote:I find it no different to believe the the government is only telling a lie than to believe everything they say.


I believe everythings what the government says...after drinking a whole bottle of 7 RAICES. :D
by euroman
Tue May 10, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru- Accepting payments online to BCP account
Replies: 12
Views: 9762

Re: Peru- Accepting payments online to BCP account

Peru is very notorious for online fraud and credit card fraud. I cannot use one of my european cards to withdraw money because my bank blocked all Peruvian transactions. A better way is asking your customers to pay in cash or if they outside the country to send you the money by Western Union. It´s t...
by euroman
Tue May 10, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57017

Re: a weekly coffee group

I travel often to Lima and would like to join the coffee group but Starbucks is only affordable for few people. There are places that offer better coffee and especially better service than Starbucks. I bought a laptop today. My novia is showing me how to use it. It´s more difficult than a normal com...
by euroman
Tue May 10, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: sol de la Molina.... impossible distance or acceptable
Replies: 23
Views: 1949

Re: sol de la Molina.... impossible distance or acceptable

Well, many will tell you everything will be glee! La Molina is pretty expensive in most parts.... it is a horrible drive by bus, car, or taxi at the normal rush hour times (to places like Miraflores, San Isidro, etc.). And, I don't want to discourage anyone, but Lima, Peru is more expensive than so...
by euroman
Tue May 10, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57017

Re: a weekly coffee group

MarcoPE wrote: most likely in San Isidro at Starbucks


Unless you are prepared to pay the bill, it will be hard to get people into that place. I heard they charge 5 soles for a coffee :twisted: I often drink a nice cup of coffee at a nice pasteleria in my neigboorhood for 1 sol.
by euroman
Tue May 10, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Earthquake Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 3041

Re:

So what does it cost and how does it work? I mean if your building falls in an earthquake and you have insurance but no-one else does do you get paid the previous value without rebuilding or is it conditional on the building actually being rebuilt (or worse - fixed - since then there's nothing to b...
by euroman
Tue May 10, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Cheap Laptop..needs fixing
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

Re: Cheap Laptop..needs fixing

Nobody is going to buy a laptop that doesn´t turn on.

Better put it outside on top of your trashcan and for sure within minutes will take it away and sell it on to recyclers. You could help someone who is really poor.
by euroman
Tue May 10, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What is the best social/sports club to become member ?
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: What is the best social/sports club to become member ?

Perhaps it may help with contributions covering as much of Lima / Peru with club information and Pricing. The web sites for both Rinconada and Casina are listed herewith: http://www.rcc.org.pe/ http://www.casinoclubdepolicia.org/ I understand Regatas is the most expensive in Lima. http://www.clubre...
by euroman
Tue May 10, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: should you register kindle in peru or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: should you register kindle in peru or not?

mulcahen wrote:is there any disadvantages to registering one in Peru, ( even if you spend all your time here) or should you register it U$?Thanks



Who is kindle?
by euroman
Tue May 10, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TEFL certificate required?
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: TEFL certificate required?

It's really easy to get a job at the small institutes you don't really need a certificate and a college degree helps but honestly the small ones wont even check the references. I work with a small company now, mainly we teach business English at a few different companies. I only have a travel visa ...
by euroman
Mon May 09, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Asuncion, Paraguay
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

Asuncion, Paraguay

Did anyone travelled already to Asuncion in Paraguay? I will be going there in the beginning of June for a visit.

I will have to fly because of healthreasons I cannot make such a long trip by bus.

Is Paraguay more or less expensive than Peru?
by euroman
Mon May 09, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TEFL certificate required?
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: TEFL certificate required?

I have been very interested in teaching in Peru, I love the culture and the history. I just recently got back from teaching English in a Korean public school for a year but I do not have a certificate. I have read again and again that it is better to visit the country first to do interviews in pers...
by euroman
Mon May 09, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: 21" GMD 5510, take it
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

Re: 21" GMD 5510, take it

Yea it'd be awesome if in Europe and the US there were more poor people to pick through the garbage. But don't worry the way the US economy is heading it might not be long! In Belgium, the government found a better (stupid) solution to combat poverty. They increased the wellfare payments again and ...
by euroman
Mon May 09, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What is the best social/sports club to become member ?
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: What is the best social/sports club to become member ?

adrian Thorne wrote: Rincanada, a fantastic club is one of the most expensive with an initial family membership of $8000U.S. and a monthly subsciption of $35U.S.


Sounds like a bargain. :shock:
by euroman
Mon May 09, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Holdiay suggestions?!?!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Holdiay suggestions?!?!?

markr wrote:The train leaves for Huancayo next weekend, it's a fantastic journey.
http://www.ferrocarrilcentral.com.pe/index_.php


I hope they are not run by British Rail. My experiences with them were terrible.
by euroman
Mon May 09, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Video presenting the new Peru Brand...BRILLIANT!!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 8526

Re: Video presenting the new Peru Brand...BRILLIANT!!!!

I`ve been this year to Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico, San Fransisco and Nueve York.

All within 1 hours of my home in Tarapoto.
by euroman
Mon May 09, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: From lost city of the Incas to tourist trap in 100 years
Replies: 1
Views: 1225

Re: From lost city of the Incas to tourist trap in 100 years

You are right about that Tupac. There are many beautifull places in Peru. There somethings for everyone.
Different weathers. Deserts, mountains, beaches and the amazon forest.
by euroman
Mon May 09, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Anyone leaving based on election results?
Replies: 57
Views: 7541

Re: Anyone leaving based on election results?

Wow that is amazing.At least you are now up to date. Well done but if you had used your DNI you would not have had any over stay fines to pay. That was a hell of a trip 1180 Km each way from and to Tarapoto taking 30 hour minimum plus your stay in Ecuador and you still had time to make posts each e...
by euroman
Mon May 09, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most Gringos Are a Little Strange.
Replies: 43
Views: 4571

Re: Most Gringos Are a Little Strange.

Euroman, your life in Tarapoto sounds quite idyllic, but given your legal status in Peru aren't you at least slightly worried that it could all be taken from you any old time? It would be horrible to lose your paradise because you neglected to fill in a few forms and pay a few fees to the Peruvian ...
by euroman
Sun May 08, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aliens in Huaraz
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Aliens in Huaraz

I've spent several months in the Andes close Huaraz and have never seen any aliens or UFOs. If you're interested in that type of thing the area around Lake Titicaca is supposed to be a hotspot for UFO sightings as is Marcahuasi. There are some quite hilarious websites written by New Age nutters abo...
by euroman
Sun May 08, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most Gringos Are a Little Strange.
Replies: 43
Views: 4571

Re: Most Gringos Are a Little Strange.

Same for me, I worked a lot since I was 18. Spended a little and saved a lot. At the age of 33, I retired. I didn't wat to work in Europe till I am 65 and then have to live of a marginal pension that unables me to make ends meet. Seems quite a few people are realizing this option. But most people I...

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