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by sanbartoloian
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Your Favourite Restaurant?
Replies: 51
Views: 11623

Re: What's Your Favourite Restaurant?

Don Cucho's in Lurin has some of the best authenic food that I have ever had in Peru. The duck ceviche is amazing and the double pisco sours will set you free. It is a tad pricey and every time I go there, I begin to think you can't get there from here but it is well worth the trip. Sonia's in Chor...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Your Favourite Restaurant?
Replies: 51
Views: 11623

Re: What's Your Favourite Restaurant?

Don Cucho's in Lurin has some of the best authenic food that I have ever had in Peru. The duck ceviche is amazing and the double pisco sours will set you free. It is a tad pricey and every time I go there, I begin to think you can't get there from here but it is well worth the trip. Sonia's in Chor...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Do You Live In A Smaller Peruvian Town/City? Please respond.
Replies: 23
Views: 4731

Re: Do You Live In A Smaller Peruvian Town/City? Please respond.

I live in San Bartolo. It feels a million miles from Lima. I bought a house on the ocean for a fraction of what the cost would be in the US. I have friends here and in Lima who are another family. I buy fresh bread for about 60 cents a day and use the market for fruit and veggies. I usually spend ab...
by sanbartoloian
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Boat in Paracas
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Boat in Paracas

Does anyone know how I can reserved 9 spaces on a boat tomorrow in Paracas? I am not sure if it is necessary but I didn't want to take any chances. I have searched the net but can't find a number to call.

Thanks
by sanbartoloian
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Saints have gone marching in...
Replies: 5
Views: 509

The Saints have gone marching in...

This may be America's team. Not a team bought and paid for but a team who has come back from every challenge and are champions. Nice to see the good guys win, not calling the Colts bad guys at all.
by sanbartoloian
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: bikes and bikers
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: bikes and bikers

I have a 2007 Harley Fatboy, converted to 102 cubic inches, about 2050ccs and a Suzuki Hyabusa 2002, 1300ccs. I love riding and I teach the Motorcycle Safety Foundation in the US. I teach the classes, a Basic Rider Class, an Advanced Rider Class and a Risk Class for very advanced riders. I have been...
by sanbartoloian
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Super Bowl Party
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Super Bowl Party

Game is on in high definition on DirecTV and possibly Cable Magico. Announcers in English as well. I watched a lot of the playoffs in HD. Too bad I didn't have this for the Steelers last year :( I'm not throwing any SB parties though! Sorry to disappoint! -- RE: The Corner I enjoy that place more i...
by sanbartoloian
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Super Bowl Party
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Super Bowl Party

Re: The Corner Ok, here's what ticked me off. I was there with my gf and her aunt watching the BCS national championship game. We were working on our second pitcher of beer. We all had a glass that we were drinking out of but my gf's aunt doesn't really like beer and she had only drank about half a...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Super Bowl Party
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Super Bowl Party

Tolerate rude watresses, hell I have dated a number of them:) Have no idea how many friends were serving sentences of waiting tables while they went thru grad school and college. I myself lucked out as a school bus driver, working in steel mills, a bouncer, and a janitor. I guess the good news is I ...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Super Bowl Party
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Super Bowl Party

So where can we go in Lima for a Super Bowl Party? My black and gold Steelers will be home watching this year but how can you not root for New Orleans?

Jack
by sanbartoloian
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: My turn to get robbed
Replies: 61
Views: 9362

Re: My turn to get robbed

We need a telethon! We have to raise funds for Peruvians to either get a set of balls or some consience to help someone being robbed. I am amazed that people just ignore plees for help. As long as the public ingores brothers and sisters in trouble than I hate to say that your right, but everyone wil...
by sanbartoloian
Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: You Know You Have Lived in Peru too long when you.....
Replies: 38
Views: 4722

Re: You Know You Have Lived in Peru too long when you.....

When I tell my friends in KY that I am going home to Peru. When I don't have to feel guilty about love Toros. When I say on the plane I can not wait to drive again in Lima and the people on the plane begin looking for an air marshal as they are sure I must be crazy. When I 1st open my door and look ...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Weird topic -- Are Peruvians exotic?
Replies: 18
Views: 1729

Re: Weird topic -- Are Peruvians exotic?

Two of three times a year, I do a Cultural Diversity workshops. I have been doing it for over 20 years and I always describe my wife, green eyes, red hair, fair, and with freckles. I asked them to guess her ethnic roots. She is lovely and Peruvian. NO ONE ever guesses that. I have to tell you she's ...
by sanbartoloian
Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gardens in Lima, Cusco
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Gardens in Lima, Cusco

I know its not exactly the type of garden you may be thinking of, but I am always fascinated by the ancient olive trees in parque el olivar in San Isidro. Its a great place to see birds in the morning and the history may be of interest to him. My in-laws used to walk among those trees, 60 years ago...
by sanbartoloian
Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Witches Garden
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Re: Witches Garden

Also heard rave reviews of Witches Garden, though I haven't tried it myself. In terms of Cusco cuisine, I'm a loyal fan of Granja Heidi, located at Cuesta San Blas 525, just around the corner and up the street from Jack's. I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I wanted to give them a plug because ...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gardens in Lima, Cusco
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Gardens in Lima, Cusco

I have a friend coming the 1st two weeks of Feb. Bob Hill, is a writer and has a radio program on National Public Radio in the US. He has been a journalist for years in Louisville KY. He has authored books and writes for a number of magazines. One of his passions is plants and gardens. He has a gard...
by sanbartoloian
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Witches Garden
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Witches Garden

Just returned from Cusco and want to comment on Witches Garden. I think it is one of the best places that I have eaten. There were 7 of us so I got to sample a variety of dishes and they varied from very good to excellent for me.
by sanbartoloian
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where is the summer ???
Replies: 19
Views: 2423

Re: Where is the summer ???

It is -11 C in Louisville this morning and snowing. It is cloudy and 74 degrees F on my terrace. Now do you really wonder where summer is?
by sanbartoloian
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru SD card for GARMIN
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Peru SD card for GARMIN

Thanks everyone! I found an SD card and would not have without your help. I hope I might lend a hand here some day. Thanks again...

Jack
by sanbartoloian
Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru SD card for GARMIN
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Peru SD card for GARMIN

Last year I bought an SD card for my GARMIN from someone I met in Living in Peru. They are gone. We left the SD card here in San Bartolo and it seems to have gone too. We put in somewhere where we would not lose it and now of course we can not find it. Does anyone know where I might find another SD ...
by sanbartoloian
Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nissan Dealer wont work on cars it didnt sell new????
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: Nissan Dealer wont work on cars it didnt sell new????

Thursday my car overheated and I was by the gas station Portillo and Bezet. Spewing steam 1997 Bluebird Nissann chugged into the station. The mechanic there with what appeared to me suspect tools began testing the connections and wires. I am car challenged so I have no idea what he was doing. He fou...
by sanbartoloian
Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Van rental
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Van rental

pelirojaperuanac wrote:The organization I work with has recently bought a van... we might be able to rent it out. Its a Hyundai Grace, its not brand new. Very comfortable. Are you looking for a van with a driver?
Email me [email protected] and we can talk through prices!



I emailed you.
by sanbartoloian
Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheap shopping in Lima
Replies: 40
Views: 11418

Re: Cheap shopping in Lima

My Garmin SD card has gone with the wind. Does anyone know where I can find one here for Peru?
by sanbartoloian
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Van rental
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Van rental

I have 5 friends coming Dec 6 for two weeks. Last year I rented a van for the same visitors and was very pleased. I would like to do that again but is seems more expensive this year. Does anyone have any tips as to where I might go?
by sanbartoloian
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Shipping to and from Peru???
Replies: 43
Views: 75311

Re: Shipping to and from Peru???

We arrived at around midnight last night and got thru customs in 30 minutes. The fun then began. We had to bring our dog as cargo and it took more than 9 hours and visits and fees to 4 different offices to get him. Shipping wasn't cheap but I have to say the fees here were not high. Everyone was ver...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No True Desire to Learn Spanish Even Though You Live Here
Replies: 68
Views: 6743

Re: No True Desire to Learn Spanish Even Though You Live Here

I speak Spanish a good deal like Tonto spoke English. It is broken but most times understood. It is something that I am working on as I have older Peruvian friends that do not speak English and I want to speak with the and respect the culture.
by sanbartoloian
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need Help with Sea Cargo Charges
Replies: 17
Views: 1932

Re: Need Help with Sea Cargo Charges

I am from KY and my wife born in the US has Peruvian parents and family here. We have found that it is not what we say value of our belongings are but the agents determine value and tax about 70%. I would be more pissed about that if when I am in the US all I here in bye American. So I guess this is...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Our Experience of getting mugged at home
Replies: 27
Views: 3421

Re: Our Experience of getting mugged at home

Damn, now I have caught my maid. My wife and I arrived in Peru today and when we got to our house there was the maid, pretending to vacuum dirt. I'll watch her for empty bags as she leaves the house. A man's air is his own. Thanks so much for the heads up. Another tip, a few short months ago we were...
by sanbartoloian
Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where Do You Buy ... Stuff?
Replies: 15
Views: 2016

Re: Where Do You Buy ... Stuff?

Living in Peru four months a year, I have become a beast of burden for my wife and friends. My load always includes chocolate, presents, and my wife is gradually adding more quality stuff as we come back an forth. The real challenge is a. not being surprised when I attempt to lift a bag and b. payin...
by sanbartoloian
Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Our Experience of getting mugged at home
Replies: 27
Views: 3421

Re: Our Experience of getting mugged at home

Thank God you and your family are safe. The fact that you are safe is cause for celebration and the fact your family was assaulted at home is tragic. Here in Louisville KY, I work with a program called the Reduce Serious Violence Program (RSVP). It engages those 10% of criminals that commit 90% of c...
by sanbartoloian
Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Swine flu and vaccine? Reliable info?
Replies: 32
Views: 5966

Re: Swine flu and vaccine? Reliable info?

My Phd is in psychology. So, obviously I don't know a whole lot. Maybe that's why got both a flu shot and H1N1 shot. It's been a few weeks... so far so good since H1N1. I kept thinking about being on the plane for hours, breathing recirculated air and seemed like a good idea.
by sanbartoloian
Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Handguns
Replies: 23
Views: 2894

Re: Handguns

Hold yourself hostage. Mel Brooks had the right idea. If someone breaks in, pulling out a knife and put to your throat. Then shout "One more step in my door and the gringo get it"!
by sanbartoloian
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 210294

Re: Introduce Yourself!

I am Jack and I will be in Peru December 21 thru April. My wife and I have a house in San Bartolo. My wife's mother and father are Peruvian but she was born in the US where her father practiced medicine. We live in Louisville Kentucky. We have been coming to Peru for a number of years but I decided ...
by sanbartoloian
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Hell hath no fury....
Replies: 33
Views: 4191

Re: Hell hath no fury....

Kelly you are wrong about much of the US and abuse. In most states now an officer is obliged to take in an abuser. It may be overnight but they are arrested on abuse charges and must appear in court to address the issue which may lead to jail time, some kind of counseling, and a fine. Court is where...
by sanbartoloian
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living in Peru
Replies: 488
Views: 186476

Re: Cost of living in Peru

I bought a house on the ocean in San Bartolo. My guard is $80 dollars a month and he lived in servant's quarters. My maids are about $80-90 a month. I can eat at my club and drink most of the day for less than 10 dollars all day. My cost of living is usually less than 600 dollars a month.
by sanbartoloian
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Private Clubs in Lima
Replies: 66
Views: 19762

Re: Private Clubs in Lima

Wow, I belong to a private club in Lima and the US. I joined the one in Lima on Pisco Sour day years ago if that gives you a hint. I joined to one in the US that gave me a place near the house to swim, work out, and play some golf. I was invited into the club in the US and its' initiation was a bit ...
by sanbartoloian
Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cuzco in December...
Replies: 8
Views: 2370

Re: Cuzco in December...

I am going to Cuzco and Machu Picchu with 5 students and my wife late December, early January. My last visit was 19 years ago. I have been using the "Lonely Planet" and the South American Explorers site to plan my visit. My plan is to fly into Cuzco, get a hotel for an evening and then a t...

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