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by euroman
Tue May 17, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Under 18 employment in Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: Under 18 employment in Peru

TechDude wrote:I was asking in behave of an acquaintance residing in Lima, he has a young son and it was wondering about a part time at the mall or something, Tarapoto is a little too far :mrgreen:


Same in Lima. Many shops will give a youth a job because they are cheap.
by euroman
Mon May 16, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Oven thermometer
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Oven thermometer

Euroman, that advice is very out of place for this thread. The OP made it clear that was NOT the case in her oven, and in fact, many ovens in Lima do not burn at the temperatures set. I have to use an oven thermometer to get the temperature right as well, though I got one in the US. I can not imagi...
by euroman
Mon May 16, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Oven thermometer
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Oven thermometer

h2olilly wrote:So I'm fed up with burning everything in my stupid gas oven, that has no markings. I need an oven thermometer, but can't find one. Tried the kitchen parts of Saga, wong, casa y ideas...
any suggestions ???


Normally, your gas oven has settings to set the temperature.
You can also use a timer.
by euroman
Mon May 16, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Michael Bolton concert
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Michael Bolton concert

Michael Bolton is coming on May 24.

The prices are more affordable than Paul McCartney and he can sing.

http://www.perueventos.pe/michael-bolto ... orld-love/
by euroman
Mon May 16, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: McDonalds
Replies: 55
Views: 11337

Re: McDonalds

There's a rumour that McDonalds is going to open a joint in Tarapoto. Does anyone knows more about? I think they are going to put in between the starbucks and the hooters. I love hooters. They have the best waitresses in the world. When I lived in LA, I often ate at Hooters. I had a girlsfried who ...
by euroman
Mon May 16, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New here seeking advice for Machu Picchu
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

Re: New here seeking advice for Machu Picchu

When I go to Lima, I often take the bus from the airport to the city centre. I never had any problems regarding safety. The fare is 1.50 soles.

When I have a lot of things to carry, then I take a taxi outside the airport perimeter. The charge around 12 soles. Never got any problems with them.
by euroman
Mon May 16, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Purchasing Sim card at Lima airport?
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: Purchasing Sim card at Lima airport?

They should be open as the airport is quite busy around midnight. Many international flights leave around midnight.

During nighttime, it will be hard to find a place outside the airport which sells SIM cards.
by euroman
Mon May 16, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: free food and drinks in Lima
Replies: 0
Views: 511

free food and drinks in Lima

When I lived in San Miguel, I always went to the supermarkets like Wong, Tottus and Metro at weekends. It's always full of impulsadores who offer you free samples of food and drinks. I often tried so many samples so I had eaten enough. I went home without buying anything. During the week, there are ...
by euroman
Mon May 16, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Don't mess with me.
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Re: Don't mess with me.

Hey OBL! Good to see you back on the road! And you look great in the picture. Dropping the old djellaba and tarboush for biker gear was an excellent style move - not to mention a nice trick to keep the CIA guessing. Peruvian cops may or may not mess with you, but the fashion police are gonna pay yo...
by euroman
Mon May 16, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Under 18 employment in Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: Under 18 employment in Peru

Many shops employ people under 18. Many clothing shops in Tarapoto employ under 18's. But the pay is marginal. Between 100 and 300 a month. Some restaurants employ under 18's and just give them food in return for work. When I go to the lavadero to get my motorbike washed, all staf working their are ...
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: McDonalds
Replies: 55
Views: 11337

Re: McDonalds

There's a rumour that McDonalds is going to open a joint in Tarapoto. Does anyone knows more about?
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Asuncion, Paraguay
Replies: 12
Views: 2540

Re: Asuncion, Paraguay

I also read that it`s supposed the cheapest country on earth to live. A descent flat in the capital can be rented for $100. And food and other things are cheaper than Peru. I've always read that Bolivia is the cheapest in South America. You probably can find $100 apartments in Asuncion but probably...
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Police asked us to check our roof
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Police asked us to check our roof

Remigius wrote:He's safe. He landed on the grounds of the Pentagonito. His main parachute did not open, so he threw it off (which made people believe it was him falling down) and used his emergency-chute.


Maybe, he got some issues with someone from Belgium.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11404581
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Don't mess with me.
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Re: Don't mess with me.

sbaustin wrote:I would have thought that leather in the jungle would be very uncomfortable.


If you drive over 35mph then you get a cool breeze.
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Don't mess with me.
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Don't mess with me.

I wondering why in never got assaulted or anything stolen from me. People never hassle me.
I don't take any special precautions and I am an average looking and friendly looking dude.


This is who I am:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uqhomWKRZQ8/S ... bikers.jpg
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Police asked us to check our roof
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Police asked us to check our roof

adrian Thorne wrote:
euroman wrote:I heard some noise on my roof, I am going to check it out now.


Wow a pretty big parachute. Perhaps the CIA have had a tip off. OBL is making a move.


Could have been the strong wind too. We had some strong winds last night.
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: toilet seats and toilet paper
Replies: 16
Views: 1691

Re: toilet seats and toilet paper

Starbucks toilets are a safe place to surf the net without having a bandilleros snatch your laptop I think you should be more worried about getting a flag in your rear-end, rather than them stealing your laptop ;) I think he meant Los Bandidos and not bandilleros. http://api.ning.com/files/XjltZG6a...
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: toilet seats and toilet paper
Replies: 16
Views: 1691

Re: toilet seats and toilet paper

americorps wrote:
pingouin59 wrote:Starbucks toilets are a safe place to surf the net without having a bandilleros snatch your laptop

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Just don`t forget to lock the door. :idea:
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Importing Hunting Guns To Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 5546

Re: Importing Hunting Guns To Peru

If you get caught with a gun...prepare yourself for a stay at this hotel. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=es&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=castro+castro+lima&fb=1&hq=castro+castro&hnear=0x91057583c65d7411:0x430fa0287d0c8e6f,Lima,+Per%C3%BA&cid=0,0,14651461107...
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Importing Hunting Guns To Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 5546

Re: Importing Hunting Guns To Peru

If you get caught with a gun...prepare yourself for a stay at this hotel. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=es&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=castro+castro+lima&fb=1&hq=castro+castro&hnear=0x91057583c65d7411:0x430fa0287d0c8e6f,Lima,+Per%C3%BA&cid=0,0,146514611072...
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making top money and be your own boss
Replies: 37
Views: 13811

making top money and be your own boss

If you want to make good money and be your own boss then you need this. Mobile vending is a rapid expanding business. More and more people are eating from mobile restaurants. Mobile caterers are known for their high quality of food and excellent service. Work a few hours a day and live an executive ...
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with spanish class.
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: Help with spanish class.

some gerga:

money = lucas

beers = chelas

girls = chicas

(a lot of) money = (arta) plata

youths = chibolos

Casino = tragamonedas

moto = motito

menu of the day (in Peru) = el menu (menu of the day in Colombia = la comida corriente)
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: birthday
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: birthday

Be carefull, birthdays are favourite days for kidnappers.
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Police asked us to check our roof
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Police asked us to check our roof

I heard some noise on my roof, I am going to check it out now.
by euroman
Sun May 15, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: toilet seats and toilet paper
Replies: 16
Views: 1691

Re: toilet seats and toilet paper

When I am in Tarapoto, I go home if I have to go to the toilet. It's the cleanest one. When I am in Lima, I go to the tragamonedas. Very clean, always paper and soap and handtowels. And what's nice about tragamonedas is that they give free drinks and food. I always go sitting a slotmachine when I se...
by euroman
Sat May 14, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: big problem
Replies: 8
Views: 903

big problem

If someone rents your flat in Lima and doesn't pay the rent. What can you do?
And how long will it take before you can get that person evicted and how?
by euroman
Sat May 14, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who is furthest from their home.
Replies: 10
Views: 1177

Re: Who is furthest from their home.

chuck wrote:I am from Sydney, Australia - someone from Australia will probably win this, depends where in Australia they are from.


Maybe, unless there are any eskimos from the South Pole that are on this site.
by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Asuncion, Paraguay
Replies: 12
Views: 2540

Re: Asuncion, Paraguay

According to a guy on City Data's World forum, Paraguay is one of the easiest countries in the world to stay in without going to the trouble of getting resident visa. A guy named Kraig on the Expat Blog forum said something similar. Just pay a small overstay fee when you leave, no worries about dep...
by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Proof that Osama is still alive
Replies: 14
Views: 4774

Re: Proof that Osama is still alive

Soltero de Repente wrote:
euroman wrote:I got a song for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEf_Ir2XKYg


And here is one for you, sung by one of your colleagues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh_9QhRzJEs


Can`t download it. Sure, it`s something like the Caribbean queen song from Billy Ocean,

Anyway, have a nice evening.
by euroman
Fri May 13, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Proof that Osama is still alive
Replies: 14
Views: 4774

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: 4774

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: 648

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: 1964

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: 648

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: 11045

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: 2540

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: 1964

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: 11045

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: 1847

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: 55906

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: 1745

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: 1847

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: 55906

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: 1964

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: 1832

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: 11045

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: 11045

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: 1745

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

2 years ago, there was a story of human fat too.

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