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by Hegadil
Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A bottle of pills between me and Peru?
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: A bottle of pills between me and Peru?

LOL. yes "brooding" is part of the problem to be sure. :mrgreen:
Anyone know of a website that accurately reports which drugs are available in what countries?
by Hegadil
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A bottle of pills between me and Peru?
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: A bottle of pills between me and Peru?

Are you sure that you cannot get Parnate outside of the U.S.A.? I ask because the Peruvian government has issued advisories on Parnate, so it may be available down here. The generic name of the medicine would be more useful in finding it, if it exists: Tranilcipromina . If you can't find it in Peru...
by Hegadil
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A bottle of pills between me and Peru?
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: A bottle of pills between me and Peru?

Your "problem" would be harder if you would have a bottle of pisco between you and Peru.. I mean alcohol problems and things like that.. Don't let that kind of worries stop enjoying life, specially as you said you get along with peruvian women... Very true....I saw few drunks in Lima. Alw...
by Hegadil
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Respecting the humidity and cold
Replies: 33
Views: 9188

Re: Respecting the humidity and cold

Consider that even further S. almost Antarctica over in Argentina, Tierra del Fuego, was a tribe of very primitive indigenos Patagonians that went naked all year...Winter included. They would even go out fishing on the open seas with nothing on but a layer of seal fat rubbed in. Only when the missio...
by Hegadil
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A bottle of pills between me and Peru?
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

A bottle of pills between me and Peru?

BTW, Kelly, I read that you can at least make a go of it at $500 USD a month..approx what I'm supposed to get at age 62. That is encouraging, but I know about the caveats. However, it was finally confirmed that the anti-depressant Parnate, an MAOI, the ONLY AD that helps me to not become a shell of ...
by Hegadil
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Youth bias in TEFL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: Youth bias in TEFL?

I wonder as well if the natural hearing loss experienced by many over 50 interferes with teaching? I get lost quick if someone speaks lots of Peru-only words and does so at high speed.
by Hegadil
Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Just Opinions - Likes and Dislikes of Peru
Replies: 101
Views: 23375

Re: Just Opinions - Likes and Dislikes of Peru

I was in Lima near "Pizza Ave. Where is the night life for over-50's? How do women treat introverted extrajeros who might need a little extra encouragemnet? Most of the night life seemed to be in the youth hostel and 20-something discos. Be careful around there, rumors of ladies of the night a...
by Hegadil
Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Youth bias in TEFL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: Youth bias in TEFL?

Indeed. Even in Amazonia, the only real job for the indigenos was guards and military. As for retirement age, only here in our USA plutocracy and England is there a constant push to force older and older poor people to keep working.
by Hegadil
Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Youth bias in TEFL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: Youth bias in TEFL?

I don't think there are any laws against age discrimination in employment in Peru. If you read the classifieds in the newspapers some of them even specify that they are looking for candidates in a certain age range. I'm sure, but this apply to teaching English. Is the new rapid techno-talk what is ...
by Hegadil
Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Youth bias in TEFL?
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Youth bias in TEFL?

I've been looking at a lot of TEFL courses with group pictures of student and faculty. Most of the over-50's are instructors. The students 98% 20's. Venezuela does not even let you teach if you are over 55. Any explanation? I'm 59. Incidentally, though they deny there is any age bias, the same seems...
by Hegadil
Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Airlines Reopens Saturday *edited
Replies: 76
Views: 13634

Re: Peruvian Airlines closed 90 days - failed safety inspection

Yes, I am one of the biggest cheerleaders for Peruvian Airlines as I have used them half a dozen times and found their rates low, flights ontime, customer service above par and experienced no problems with their planes. However, they seem to be having some issues and the government has closed them ...
by Hegadil
Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Oxford seminars
Replies: 0
Views: 550

Oxford seminars

http://www.oxfordseminars.com/tesol-tes ... utline.php

Can anyone recommend? I've lost two posts on the new tabs control and don't know where the draft went.
by Hegadil
Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Just Opinions - Likes and Dislikes of Peru
Replies: 101
Views: 23375

Re: Just Opinions - Likes and Dislikes of Peru

I was in Lima near "Pizza Ave. Where is the night life for over-50's? How do women treat introverted extrajeros who might need a little extra encouragemnet? Most of the night life seemed to be in the youth hostel and 20-something discos.
by Hegadil
Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where do people starve in Peru - who helps?
Replies: 9
Views: 2714

Re: Where do people starve in Peru - who helps?

Where do people starve in Peru - who helps?

Right here :( I'd rather stay and starve than go back. Trying not to think too much about returning...makes me ill. So I'm actually starving for experienced friendship and companionship. Who, who, who would that be?
by Hegadil
Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 261530

Re: Introduce Yourself!

You said "reach 52" in your post. Surely you meant to say 62. If any SS pension income is possible at 52, I would sure like to know about it! Youre right. It is 62.It was wishful thinking. Yes, I am finishing up my 50's with my job on hold pending beaureucratic (any spell check?) delays t...
by Hegadil
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Did someone say Grapefruit seed extract?
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Did someone say Grapefruit seed extract?

Seems a claim was made about GSE and preventing turista. It's probably wildly expensive so I wanted to know if anyone has had clear success with it.
by Hegadil
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The shaman question
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: The shaman question

Thanks for all the info. I'm far from being with the Blue Morpho big spenders. My trip is Thursday so I guess I start tapering off my AD's or else the shaman will say it's too dangerous for interactions.
by Hegadil
Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The shaman question
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: The shaman question

Is 'athahuasca' the European term for ayahuasca? You can Google "ayahuasca" and find tours in Iquitos for those who want to try it under supervision. I have not done it. I have been to Chiclayo and there are Shamans in the central market there and San Pedro is available there. Yes...my sp...
by Hegadil
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The shaman question
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: The shaman question

With nothing other than an honest desire to help those who suffer with depression... are the numerous studies that prove depression is cured in most people by vastly increasing omega-3 intake and daily vigorous exercise false? I already know that sunshine and exercise are great mood lifters. But en...
by Hegadil
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The shaman question
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

The shaman question

Well I don't know if this a forbidden topic, but I have read lots about the Amazonian Athahuasca drink or its many copies such as Pharma-Huasca. There have apparently been ongoing Euro-sponsored experiments with this concoction as a treatment for mood disorders, etc. (Wikipedia) Anyone with a mood d...
by Hegadil
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel or local insurance?
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Travel or local insurance?

For medical emergencies and flight disruptions my travel agent is pushing an $85/ 1 month policy. I was wondering if there might be a better short-term deal at least for medical in Peru?
by Hegadil
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Camping in 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: Camping in 2011

well hopefully someone will respond who has more experience than me My family and i have camped for new years at the beach camping places south of Lima - near Mala and the first night we were one of just a few and New Years eve there were tons of people We also have driven our mini van all the way ...
by Hegadil
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Applying for US SS retirement in Peru?
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Applying for US SS retirement in Peru?

Kelly wrote:And hello, Euroman.


Who Dat?
by Hegadil
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Camping in 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Camping in 2011

Well I keep packing and unpacking my rucksack, depending on what I read here and in the "Rough Guide to Peru," at Amazon. The general agreement seems to be that remote and uninhabited beaches and other spots are usually accessible by foot only, such as Sechara desert Beach N. of the old re...
by Hegadil
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Applying for US SS retirement in Peru?
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Applying for US SS retirement in Peru?

either early or at the full benefit age? I am a little curious as to what you mean by "early" because if you think you will be getting SS early for strictly retirement, you really should reconsider your plans....especially now when it looks like the US will be going tough against "en...
by Hegadil
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Applying for US SS retirement in Peru?
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Applying for US SS retirement in Peru?

To apply for US SS retirement, there are numerous offices in Latin America. They are located mostly where the largest number of US expats live, but not Peru. Has anyone tried to do this...either early or at the full benefit age?
by Hegadil
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Bilingual Visitor interested in Piura ESL opportunities
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

Bilingual Visitor interested in Piura ESL opportunities

I will be visiting Peru soon and hope to get an idea of what teaching opportunities are available in Piura. Native US very articulate English and intermediate to fluent in Spanish.
by Hegadil
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where do Folks Go for Their Beach Vacations?
Replies: 12
Views: 6250

Re: Where do Folks Go for Their Beach Vacations?

I need a backpacker's-rate hostel in Zorritos. According to my contact, it is one of the quietest beach communities, which is very important to me. Freedom from constant agressive souvenir-hawkers would be just keen, too. Any been there lately?
by Hegadil
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 261530

Re: Introduce Yourself!

Hola, G'Day, Bonjour, Hi, I'm Vince squelching around in moldy old Tacoma, WA. I've been in Guate, El Salvador, Argentina, DR, the Rioplatenses and Mexico. Nothing sounds as attractive as the Altiplano, "the apotheosis of all deserts" as Steven King described the fictional great Mulhane De...

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