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by sanbartoloian
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel and Smile.net Dentist
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Travel and Smile.net Dentist

Dr Enrique Yuen and his staff of professionals put the kabash on many to the criticisms I read regarding professionalism, customer service, and technology to mention a few when speaking of Peru and services. Over the past few months I have had full top dental implants, a root canal, two crowns, vene...
by sanbartoloian
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Ways to Entertain Guests in Lima
Replies: 25
Views: 4095

Re: Best Ways to Entertain Guests in Lima

It must be 18 years ago I was in the hotel at the top of Machu Picchu feeling sorry for myself thinking I may never see this again. Then I said to myself jerk, how many people ever get to see this? I have to admit I have now been there many times and love it everytime regardless of the guests who ha...
by sanbartoloian
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The single greatest deficit facing Peru today
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: The single greatest deficit facing Peru today

Peeps were usually the last to go as I ate the things in my basket. I have to say there isn't anything that matches the taste and tesxture of stale post Easter peep!
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kina vs Rhonda who knows when
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Kina vs Rhonda who knows when

Kelly thank you so much. I am pretty excited and I am taking some friends so I didn't want to blow it.
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: La Hora Peruana
Replies: 78
Views: 6687

Re: La Hora Peruana

A former manager gave a great piece of advice. We had just started working together and she had a excellent reputation and was tough. I did conferences and workshops for her and everything I did I got evaluations from all participants. Up to that time I had never had a negative one and when it came ...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kina vs Rhonda who knows when
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Kina vs Rhonda who knows when

The web site of facebook has the boxing running from 5am to 8am, interesting but not true. The poster in the paper list no time, probably true. My tickets that were delivered says 8pm but is that the Kina match, the main event or when the fights start? The good news I have tickets. The bad news I ha...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Panties in a Wad
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Panties in a Wad

I am an liberal Irish Catholic. Once as a kid talking to my priest I told him I had to get out of the Church and he advised me to work within, that's how you change. I am a yellow dog liberal democrat. That means if it comes between voting for a republican or a yellow dog, I vote the dog. I say this...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do We Prefer Cancer or AIDS?
Replies: 36
Views: 4933

Re: Do We Prefer Cancer or AIDS?

Having survived 8 years of George W Bush I more than feel your pain and seeing Obama struggle to do the right thing is still a frustrating exercise. The saving grace is that it is an exercise in democracy where we chose the right or wrong people for the right or wrong reasons and live with it. I lov...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: what mascotas (pets) do you have.
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: what mascotas (pets) do you have.

I have a lab/dane + who knows what else he maybe, that travels back and forth every year with us from Kentucky. He is a dog we rescued from a shelter and his name is Zach and he is 7. We also have "joint custody" of our guard's dog. Koka is a rott that is 2 years old and gives Zach all th...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th
Replies: 56
Views: 12049

Re: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th

Good point expats, I will sponsor one dinner for whoever. I'll just give the money to the person who is accepting payment and if you want to come, come on!
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tuentrada - Visa - Boxing
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Tuentrada - Visa - Boxing

I ordered tickets with Tuentrada for boxing on Sat. I love the idea of getting to see Kina fight in Peru. I ordered the tickets on the net and today a knock came on my door and my tickets arrived as promised. We just applied for new Peruvian VISA cards from our bank. Sat a knock came to my door and ...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: what mascotas (pets) do you have.
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: what mascotas (pets) do you have.

I have a lab/dane + who knows what else he maybe, that travels back and forth every year with us from Kentucky. He is a dog we rescued from a shelter and his name is Zach and he is 7. We also have "joint custody" of our guard's dog. Koka is a rott that is 2 years old and gives Zach all the...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th
Replies: 56
Views: 12049

Re: ExpatPeru Anniversary Dinner - April 28th

I can not imagine not coming to this dinner. Expats has provided me invaluable information as well as the occasional chance to rant. I am anxious to both provide some support and to meet some of the people that till now I have only met on the sight.
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how much for a highway bribe?
Replies: 52
Views: 11297

Re: how much for a highway bribe?

My wife and I have never paid a bribe. One thing I do is on ocassion is I eat at a restaurent that serves the police dinner most nights. About once or twice a year I buy everyone one dinner. That has never amounted to near much in regard to money for everyone and I have encouraged them eveytime to h...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Paul McCartney Prices
Replies: 22
Views: 3231

Re: Paul McCartney Prices

Has anyone heard Paul McCartney lately? I love the Beatles dearly and Paul McCartney but I have to say he did not sound good. It's always nice to see someone like him but it maybe you have the feeling that comes after seeing Bob Dylan. My feeing always is, what did he say?
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Customer Service Number Telefonica / Movistar?
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Re: Customer Service Number Telefonica / Movistar?

And the beat goes on. I just tried to call a friend to thank her for a dish she sent me and got a recorded message that my phone was barred from making cell phone calls. When I called Telefonica they said someone from my number called and asked that this be the case. I explained I am at this number ...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 1590

Re: Help!

Anyway, for the sake of the child, it's always good to talk things over. I remember myself becoming grumpy at a certain time, because things were not going the way I planned it and I was concerned about the future of my family. It can all be very frustrating and lure you into strange behaviour, but...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: andes
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: andes

I have traveled to Huaraz and over the Huascaran and traveled behind the Andes for about 250Ks. We encountered snow and rented an oxygen tank that we were very pleased to have from time to time. Of all the trips I have taken in Peru this was one of the greatest. Not only are there snowy peaks and gl...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help!
Replies: 14
Views: 1590

Re: Help!

I am curious and concerned. Are there any abuse centers here anywhere? I have been consulting for and working with such centers in the United States for a number of years. I was involved in the first state funded centers and private centers in Kentucky and worked with hundreds of abused women and ch...
by sanbartoloian
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Customer Service Number Telefonica / Movistar?
Replies: 7
Views: 2347

Re: Customer Service Number Telefonica / Movistar?

I can only wish you good luck. The same thing happened to us. We were without phone and internet for 3 weeks. We were told our phone and net went off because of administrative reasons due to phone call irregularities. I asked what those were and no one we spoke to anywhere knew. We made 4 visits to ...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: License Plate HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: License Plate HELP!

Thank you all so much... guess you can take the boy out of KY :mrgreen:
by sanbartoloian
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: License Plate HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: License Plate HELP!

It's time for me to get a new plate for the car, help! Where do I get in line and what do I have to do? I don't expect it to be easy and your advice is more than welcome. Jack Maybe I read this wrong, but now I don't think I have to renew my plate. I have the same car I bought 3 years ago. Do you e...
by sanbartoloian
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: License Plate HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 514

License Plate HELP!

It's time for me to get a new plate for the car, help!

Where do I get in line and what do I have to do? I don't expect it to be easy and your advice is more than welcome.

Jack
by sanbartoloian
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kindle Reader
Replies: 21
Views: 6033

Re: Kindle Reader

More good news, you can now share books on the Kindle. I have 300 + books on my Kindle and use it here and the US. I also have it on my PC. I like the PC to look at maps in books like the Lonely Planet. I think the Kindle is absolutely GREAT.

Jack
by sanbartoloian
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dentristry warning
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Re: Dentristry warning

Dr Yuen has been seeing expats and travellers for a long time, and has a brand new clinic in Chacarilla for those looking for high quality, lower cost dentistry outside the US and Canada. You can see more at http://www.travelandsmile.net He speaks perfect English too, as do the rest of the team. Th...
by sanbartoloian
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru under Tsunami Warning from 8.9 Earthquake in Japan.
Replies: 18
Views: 3197

Re: Peru under Tsunami Warning from 8.9 Earthquake in Japan.

Looks like I picked a good day to fly to Cusco.
by sanbartoloian
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dentristry warning
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Re: Dentristry warning

I have been to great dentists. I found a clinic by searching the inter-net and 1st saw my clinic in Living in Peru. I then reviewed the reviews of the dentists and the clinic. I then made an appointment for when I arrived in Peru and met the dentists and we discussed what work I would need. I have n...
by sanbartoloian
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Safety in Peru
Replies: 186
Views: 27477

Re: Safety in Peru

I will be happy to donate fat to anyone willing to take it. Please I'd like to be asleep. I live a relatively quiet life in Peru, but I do hole up in my house. I regularly go to Lima and I have been all over Peru, over the Andes, and to most every toursist site. I travel by car and I have met hundre...
by sanbartoloian
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Championship Fight
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Championship Fight

Kina Naltartida will be defending here title here in Peru 4/16. I am excited. I have been to many boxing events and I have seen women in the ring who are well worth seeing. I am sure there are a few people who don't like boxing by any gender but I can not include myself. If I am still here in Lima, ...
by sanbartoloian
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: San Bartolo - Cusco Driving ?
Replies: 0
Views: 522

San Bartolo - Cusco Driving ?

I would really like to drive to Cusco from San Bartolo. Flying right now isn't that expensive but most of my travels around Peru have been in a 4 wheel drive. I don't have a 4 wheel drive available to me anymore. Is it foolish to try to do the trip by car? Thanks in advance for you information, advi...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Karaoke in English here in Lima???
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Karaoke in English here in Lima???

Karaoke has come a long way. A number of years ago, my father in law who was a Peruvian doctor asked me "Jack, who is this Karaoke? He is singing everywhere." Now he is even in Peru :D
by sanbartoloian
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Used Vs New Cars
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Used Vs New Cars

Seems we all share similar plights. I bought my car from an individual and had it checked at garage before I paid anything for it. I went to the street with all the used cars (help!) I went to used car dealer who had a very nice looking car until I had it checked. You should have seen his face when ...
by sanbartoloian
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Used Vs New Cars
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Used Vs New Cars

It seems to me that prices for new cars are becoming more reasonable in price. I am not sure about the quality but I read about warranties which are also reasonable so I am guessing my next car will be a new one. That takes me to used cars. I have a 97 Nissan Bluebird. I never heard of one until I c...
by sanbartoloian
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Kobe burger at Bembo's-gross disappointment
Replies: 10
Views: 2204

Re: Kobe burger at Bembo's-gross disappointment

You know I have an awful time finding good BBQed baby octopus in Kentucky and the Loma Saltado is wanting even at OCharley's. I guess when I am in Peru is will get that stuff and when I am in the US I'll get burgers.
by sanbartoloian
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Spanish tutor recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Spanish tutor recommendations?

My tutors have been great. I have been lazy. I have found I wanted people to teach me Spanish without my effort to learning it. I am working on it... honestly.... :roll:
by sanbartoloian
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying a Dog
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: Buying a Dog

We bring our dog from Kentucky each year. He is a lab/dane as far as our vet knew. He is a rescue dog from the Shamrock Foundation. He and his brothers and sisters were dumped in someone's yard to fend for themselves. Obviously the cost of shipping him back and forth we could probably get a herd of ...
by sanbartoloian
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Golf
Replies: 29
Views: 4459

Re: Golf

Come to San Bartolo :D Now I have to say it's like playing is Saudi with out the money but if you are really jonesing to swing a stick, we have a golf course.
by sanbartoloian
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Both NFL Games Shown on ESPN Saturday, nada Sunday
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Re: Both NFL Games Shown on ESPN Saturday, nada Sunday

I have watched the Super Bowl for the past 5 years in Peru. The 1st year a friend made arrangements with his dish network but for the rest of the time I have watched via my cable in San Bartol.

GO STEELERS
by sanbartoloian
Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A different account of life in Lima
Replies: 114
Views: 25442

Re: Struggling to adjust to life in Lima...

Bi-continental... I live in the US from mid-April until late October or early November and then I live in San Bartolo the rest of the year. I have a house and car in both places and I feel like one the the luckiest people I know. I have a good retirement income that allows me to enjoy my situation. ...
by sanbartoloian
Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Books in English
Replies: 11
Views: 3392

Re: Books in English

I bought a Kindle specifically because of my living in Peru 4 months a year. It cost about 139 dollars and I think it might be the best purchase I have ever made. I have 260 books on it and there are over 760,000 to select. I also have my Spanish to English and English to Spanish dictionarie on the ...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hopefully i dont murder anyone!
Replies: 12
Views: 2007

Re: Hopefully i dont murder anyone!

Thanks for all the replies. it seems like it is not much different than many cities in the us. I think ill be fine. Although, i might stick out considering i'm 6'2'' and Americano! I am always amazed people blame themselves for being robbed. Just cause you see my stuff gives you no right to take it...
by sanbartoloian
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What to consider if importing a laptop?
Replies: 17
Views: 2549

Re: What to consider if importing a laptop?

I consider making friends with someone like me. I have been traveling to Peru long enough and my house is now stocked with what we need. Thanks to my wife I might add, not me. This means my down stairs, waiting for our departure are 4 suitcases and more carry-ons then possibly allowed filled with I...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bringing 2 Laptops for work and personal ?
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re: Bringing 2 Laptops for work and personal ?

God Bless the green light - I have never had a red one.... yet
by sanbartoloian
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A policeman stopped me today…
Replies: 20
Views: 2515

Re: A policeman stopped me today…

My grandfather was 4F due to polio, my father served in Korea and I was denied admission for being gay. I served my country, like my grandfather, through national service. My grandfather built roads and parks and libraries and swimming pools through CCC for 5 years and I served public health, peopl...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A policeman stopped me today…
Replies: 20
Views: 2515

Re: A policeman stopped me today…

I was born and Pennsylvania and grew up in a project. I have a Phd and live in Kentucky with a beach house in San Bartolo where I live 4-5 months a year. I attribute my success to the education I had in the US and the chance given in the US. I see people working much harder in other countries and I ...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bringing 2 Laptops for work and personal ?
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re: Bringing 2 Laptops for work and personal ?

I always bring two lap tops and have no problem.
by sanbartoloian
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What to consider if importing a laptop?
Replies: 17
Views: 2549

Re: What to consider if importing a laptop?

I consider making friends with someone like me. I have been traveling to Peru long enough and my house is now stocked with what we need. Thanks to my wife I might add, not me. This means my down stairs, waiting for our departure are 4 suitcases and more carry-ons then possibly allowed filled with Ip...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Has anyone just up and moved?
Replies: 34
Views: 3584

Re: Has anyone just up and moved?

I bought a house in Peru 4 years ago. I live in San Bartolo for 4-5 months a year. I love it and if my wife would agree I would sell our house in Kentucky and live in Peru and visit the US. My wife's parents were both Peruvians and my father in law came to the US as an MD. My friends in Peru are lik...
by sanbartoloian
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: bikers
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: bikers

I teach the Basic Rider Course and the Experienced Rider Course for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. I also do some private lesssons and teach dirt bike classes. Most motorcycle fatalities are due to head injuries. So I'd guess maybe that's why they give you a helmet. I hope it is a good one. Here ...
by sanbartoloian
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travelling to Caral
Replies: 8
Views: 8146

Re: Travelling to Caral

Does anyone have any tips on driving to Caral/Supe? Is a 4x4 necessary? How long is the drive from Lima? I hope you had a great trip to Caral. My friend and I did last year and we used google and a blackberry's GPS. I have to say the blackberry threw us off a bit as it had us in Hanover Germany at ...

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