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by teamoperu
Fri May 29, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

I'm not even going to read your entire post as it sounds trollish from the very beginning. Have fun exploring it on your own. Ah, but you did read the entire post. No answer was needed, but yet you decided to answer, however dishonestly. And name call the messager instead of addressing the message....
by teamoperu
Thu May 28, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Your personal experience is valid only for you, Charlie Brown with the cloud over your head. You do see that this thread is "Do you feel danger when in the public now?", right? So the fact that my personal experience is valid only for me is exactly what makes my post relevant to the topic...
by teamoperu
Sun May 24, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Well, I have been robbed multiple times. My sister has been robbed. My brother has been robbed. All in my home country. I know people in Peru who have never been robbed (yes, in the Sierras).
by teamoperu
Sun May 24, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

You have never been robbed. That's my point. All these stories about others. I believe to be Peruvian in Peru is far more dangerous than to be a gringo in Peru. Sure, I can ryhme off a list of friends (or third party heresay) I've heard about robberies, lots of them. In Peru AND my home country. Bot...
by teamoperu
Sun May 24, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

You can quote whatever statistics you feel are important to you. That doesn't change the fact that I don't have a single friend or family member who has been a victim of crime in the US in years. Not one. Whereas in Lima I know four people and two homes that have been victimized in just the past si...
by teamoperu
Sat May 23, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

I don't feel safe here anymore, personally. So many friends and family in Surco and La Molina, the two places I spend most of my time in Lima, have had their whole homes ransacked recently. And we've even had problems with drunk idiots waving guns around at the beach south of my beach house telling...
by teamoperu
Sat May 23, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

It is much worse elsewhere: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/police-corruption/ That may or may not be true. The point is that a bunch of police robbing a restaurant is pretty bad and shocking. Thinking more about, I'm thinking there have been corrupt police, well, ever since there has been polic...
by teamoperu
Fri May 22, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

It is much worse elsewhere: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/police-corruption/ That may or may not be true. The point is that a bunch of police robbing a restaurant is pretty bad and shocking. Not shocking at all when you consider in the USA white policeman have shooting to murder unarmed black ...
by teamoperu
Thu May 21, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Amazonas Recovery Project - start up
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

Re: Amazonas Recovery Project - start up

Why is it people always want MY money for THEIR pet project?

This is in the Business sub-forum – where is the business case available?
by teamoperu
Tue May 19, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Shipping liquids in the Mail...
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Shipping liquids in the Mail...

For international air travel there are restrictions on type of liquid you can take, but liquids are allowed in checked bags.
by teamoperu
Mon May 18, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights
Replies: 23
Views: 3514

Re: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights

My wife will stay airside with the kids while I go alone to collect and checked our bags onto our connecting flight. Just a thought - how will your wife and kids checkin for the Are Lingus flight? Is it online, and do you need to present identification documentation at Madrid so that they confirm t...
by teamoperu
Mon May 18, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights
Replies: 23
Views: 3514

Re: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights

Super, just some further thoughts then, for info. When you buy a ticket, depending on the ticket fare code rules (1) you can choose a seat; (2) the computer assigns a seat by software rules (back to front, front to back, considering weight distribution and blocked seats) or (3) no seat is assigned u...
by teamoperu
Mon May 18, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee Thread - 2015
Replies: 55
Views: 7219

Re: Coffee Thread - 2015

Hi guys i'm finally in peru. a bit busy the past few days meeting friends and trying to know my neighborhood. i brought my aeropress and a manual burr grinder (porlex jp-20). i must say that it's quite tedious to hand-grind my coffee; but what can i do, i wouldn't want to settle for pre-ground if i...
by teamoperu
Mon May 18, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights
Replies: 23
Views: 3514

Re: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights

I think we are having a failure to communicate well. On separate tickets generally you are not protected, but there are cases (my AA example) where you are. Doesn't matter to me. I reviewed my posts and there is nothing incorrect in them, even some helpful comments, I hope. Like the agent said to yo...
by teamoperu
Mon May 18, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights
Replies: 23
Views: 3514

Re: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights

My wife will stay airside with the kids while I go alone to collect and checked our bags onto our connecting flight. Just a thought - how will your wife and kids checkin for the Are Lingus flight? Is it online, and do you need to present identification documentation at Madrid so that they confirm t...
by teamoperu
Mon May 18, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights
Replies: 23
Views: 3514

Re: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights

Just a thought, about the Aer Lingus and staying airside, me too. If his bags are not tagged all the way to the destination then a connection belt airside is irrelevant. :cry:

(They can tag the bags all the way if they do it by hand but that is a fight almost not winnable.)
by teamoperu
Sun May 17, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights
Replies: 23
Views: 3514

Re: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights

Just a technicality, just for info, but checking bags through can be done between alliances and with airlines outside any alliance, It all depends if there is an interline agreement in place. If there is, can be done. For example, have interlined bags with LAN (OneWorld) connecting to Air Canada (St...
by teamoperu
Sun May 17, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights
Replies: 23
Views: 3514

Re: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights

A couple of thoughts. You probably would have to pick up your luggage at your first international stop when going zone to zone anyway. But u might want to check if you can just transfer it airside and stay airside. The luggage thing sounds wierd... especially when your ticket (the contract) states y...
by teamoperu
Sun May 17, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: selfies from USA to Perú ?
Replies: 6
Views: 841

selfies from USA to Perú ?

A Peruvian friend will be visiting USA for a month. Has Claro for mobile phone. What is best for them to call home and send pics daily from USA to Perú? Get a roaming plan from Claro to be able to post selfies? Recommendations and advise please?
by teamoperu
Sun May 17, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights
Replies: 23
Views: 3514

Re: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights

One possible solution is to use www.finnair.com before OLCI opens.
by teamoperu
Sat May 16, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights
Replies: 23
Views: 3514

Re: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights

Yes, they ay the weirdest things just to make you go away.

For the return, you got your BA seats. Now just go to lan.com with your code and do check in T-48 and during that check in you will select yours seats.
by teamoperu
Sat May 16, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights
Replies: 23
Views: 3514

Re: Check-in FAIL for One World europe flights

Use Avianca for better seat selection? Good luck with that, AV doesn't allow seat selection until T-24. Nothing broken with OneWorld. Any number of reasons you are having trouble. I'm guessing your fare class doesn't allow preselection of seats. But would have nothing to do with being codeshare. Wha...
by teamoperu
Thu May 14, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Debit Card Smart Chip issues in Peruvian Banks
Replies: 7
Views: 2636

Re: Debit Card Smart Chip issues in Peruvian Banks

You might want to try the ScoitaBank ATMs now, they seem to have updated their machines/software recently. Do not think they read the chip yet though.
by teamoperu
Sun May 10, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Sure sounds pretty stupid to get shot over a cell phone. BTW, 113 cell phones are lost or stolen every minute in the U.S. (http://www.plateautel.com/wireless_stolen_phones.asp) So if someone was shot defending their cell phone from theft in the USA it means there would be (525949 * 113 = 59 432 237)...
by teamoperu
Thu May 07, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Real Estate/Inmobiliaria
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Real Estate/Inmobiliaria

Peruvians hate parting with their money? Can I say “Jews hate parting with their money”? Fine line. I think many people of many nationalities hate parting with their money... even expats. I guess the less you have, the less easy it is to part with it. (I am only pointing the difficulty of generaliza...
by teamoperu
Mon May 04, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Canadian fatally shot during robbery after Kentucky

Toronto man fatally shot during robbery after Kentucky Derby

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/toronto-ma ... -1.2357934
by teamoperu
Mon May 04, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Two shot dead after they open fire at Mohammed cartoon event in Texas

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/03/us/mohamm ... -shooting/
by teamoperu
Mon May 04, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What is your favorite store-bought coffee?
Replies: 11
Views: 2564

Re: What is your favorite store-bought coffee?

I sorta like Altamayo.
by teamoperu
Sat May 02, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No crime in Huamba, Perú
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: No crime in Huamba, Perú

tomsax wrote:Teamoperu, are you talking about Huamba, Ancash?


Hi.
Nope, the Huamba near Ayabaca within view of Cuidad Inca Aypate (Machu Picchu of the North).


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Huamba Public School :)
by teamoperu
Sat May 02, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Baltimore riots, police rioters clash, 15 police hurt, fire and arson, military called in

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... /26454875/
by teamoperu
Fri May 01, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No crime in Huamba, Perú
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: No crime in Huamba, Perú

Indeed, we probably agree that there are thousands and thousands of places of crime free places just like Huamba in Perú. The only magic question is....if you have the pleasure to live in one of these lovely lonely planets. Quite right. Alongside the many many people living in these thousands of co...
by teamoperu
Fri May 01, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tarapoto questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: Tarapoto questions

@teamoperu: off topic: quoting a previous post completely + extra citation makes reading a post a little bit uncomfortable. Social live Nearly every person has different ideas of how THEIR social live should look like. You cited some of your personal preferences. BTW: The Anaconda discotheque is su...
by teamoperu
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru is No. 1 in crime rate
Replies: 11
Views: 1937

Re: Peru is No. 1 in crime rate

From the article: However, as the study states, “being statistically safe is not the same as feeling safe.” Exactly, and I won't be surprised if in a few years while browsing through, let's say Expat Ecuador or Expat Chile forums, I come across sentences like: "how awful the Peruvian crime sta...
by teamoperu
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No crime in Huamba, Perú
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: No crime in Huamba, Perú

Fortunately, crime is not a blanket that completely covers a country. There are always crime free zones, even in countries with a very high crime rate. Anybody who is capable of living in a small pueblo in for example the Sierra or the Selva, with a handfull of huts and without internet, stores, ma...
by teamoperu
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tarapoto questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: Tarapoto questions

Tarapoto has some bigger marktes where you usually find everything you need. (Good meat and also a lot of fresh fruits, by the way, for the ones who love it) Personally I do not need supermarktes like Plaza Vea or Metro. Loud mototaxis? I felt more comfortable with them than with the usual traffic ...
by teamoperu
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tarapoto questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: Tarapoto questions

ironchefchris wrote:
gringito wrote:Little social life?
Maybe regarding the expats because there are not that much expats in TP.

Interesting. I remember someone at this forum saying there are a good number of expats living in Tarapoto and more moving there everyday.


Haha Yeah, he said there are 4000 and many more arriving daily. LOL
by teamoperu
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Spanish Consulate in Lima refusing to issue a Schengen Visa!
Replies: 12
Views: 2357

Re: Spanish Consulate in Lima refusing to issue a Schengen Visa!

Not until 2016. http://peru21.pe/actualidad/visa-schengen-peruanos-seria-eliminada-2016-estima-cancilleria-2217633 In that link: ""Currently, we are awaiting the mandate of the Council of the European Union for the start of negotiations that will define the immigration and consular guidel...
by teamoperu
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No crime in Huamba, Perú
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

No crime in Huamba, Perú

Huamba is a small settlement in the mountains of Perú. There is no property crime there. According to residents' recent memories, there never has been. No thefts. No armed assaults. No house break ins (even though no one has locks on their doors). No city folk coming to steal their cows. No pilferin...
by teamoperu
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Some of us have a more global perspective. :shock: Even some of the people living in Peru and being affected by crime in Peru have (more) global perspectives - while some of those that have a (more) global perspective neither necessarily live in Peru nor are necesarily affected by crime in Peru nor...
by teamoperu
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru is No. 1 in crime rate
Replies: 11
Views: 1937

Re: Peru is No. 1 in crime rate

How about this one: http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-the-economist-peru-ranks-in-top-50-safest-cities-105162 A corresponding Spanish language source, for example: http://elcomercio.pe/economia/mundo/ciudades-mas-seguras-america-latina-segun-the-economist-noticia-1788745) From the article: However, ...
by teamoperu
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Finding Cheap Flights 101
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Re: Finding Cheap Flights 101

Good stuff. Of course, you could browse in private mode to avoid cookies as well, something that is worthwhile for browsing in general.
by teamoperu
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17798

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

gringito wrote:


@Teamoperu:
We are still talking about Peru.[/quote]

Some of us have a more global perspective. :shock:
by teamoperu
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Perú is No. 16 in neighbourhood murders in Latinoamérica
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Perú is No. 16 in neighbourhood murders in Latinoamérica

Perú is #16 in neighbourhood murders in Latinoamérica

http://elcomercio.pe/politica/actualida ... rtada_home

This means there are 15 countries in Latinoamérica that have a worse rate of murders in the neighbourhoods.
by teamoperu
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tarapoto questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: Fatalities questions

Been there many times. The new hospital has opened, but it is not yet fully functional, some teething pains. For normal stuff care is sufficient as gringito says. Crime is also pretty much what you'd think for a town of that size: no more, no less. No supermercado yet, but sufficient food stuffs ava...
by teamoperu
Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ethiopian food/restaurant in Lima
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: Ethiopian food/restaurant in Lima

Sory do not know in Lima, but I always have to smile thinking of an Ethiopian food since they suffer such great famines, what do they serve, water?

Just joking, have eaten at one elsewhere and ate with my fingers, the whole fun experience.
by teamoperu
Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru is No. 1 in crime rate
Replies: 11
Views: 1937

Re: Peru is No. 1 in crime rate

HI Teamoperu Where did you get the insurance? Is it from your carrier or private? I have Claro with my own supplied phone do I have to buy my phone from Claro to get it insured? Thank you Bobby :D Hi For my cell phone I use a credit card (CapOne MC World) that insures what you buy on it for various...
by teamoperu
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lanpass and Lifemiles
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: Lanpass and Lifemiles

Good post, I'm with you. I get and use a pile of points for free trips. You are right, waiting for the promotions really doubles up well. I'll add that you can convert your Bonus points (Metro, Wong) into LanPass kms. As well, for international trips as an Elite customer I can redeem for an award ti...

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