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by leidulvstad
Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Moving - fridge, stove, toaster oven, and more!
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Moving - fridge, stove, toaster oven, and more!

Are the cell phones still available? Do they come complete with charger? Are they in good condition? Thanks.
by leidulvstad
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Wooden Train Set
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Wooden Train Set

Does anybody have a wooden train set for sale? We would love to get one, but can not seem to find anything like that here in Peru. There are lots of wooden stacking trains, but we are looking for the set kind with tracks and bridges to assemble.

Thanks in advance.

C. Leidulvstad.
by leidulvstad
Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Other "double nationality" people?
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Other "double nationality" people?

Hi T-cup, Thank you for your comment and points of view about having double nationality. My children are peruvian and norwegian, and I sometimes wonder how it will be for them later in life, how will they feel about that. Before I used to think they would get the best of both worlds, but as time pas...
by leidulvstad
Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paranormal activity
Replies: 65
Views: 10953

Re: Paranormal activity

I am curious. What is the bunch of eucalyptus leaves supposed to look like? I can not find any shape, maybe my perception abilities are impaired :-) I am asking this solely out of curiosity, no bad feelings or criticism involved.
by leidulvstad
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need Advice Peruvian fiance and baby?
Replies: 13
Views: 2548

Re: Need Advice Peruvian fiance and baby?

Hi Cristoblanco, It is true. It is not uncommon here in Peru for a girl from a little village to live in the nearest town with the godparents or relatives. May I ask how old are you both? Just to have a better perspective. Also, 700 soles does not sound like a scam, but very reasonable if the baby i...
by leidulvstad
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Hair clipper
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Hair clipper

Closest is Hiraoka de Miraflores, at Petit Thouars 5273, close to Mercado Inca. You can take a look at their "catalogo de ofertas" online http://www.hiraoka.com.pe/hiraoka/ Salespersons are generally helpful but, please, do not expect usa/european standards ;-) I like to think of it as a n...
by leidulvstad
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Hair clipper
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Hair clipper

You can easily get almost any kind of hairclipper in Hiraoka. Got a cordless Phillips one a couple of years ago. Still working perfectly fine. Re: custom service in Hiraoka, it is the only store in Peru where you can get some decent service. Some 3 years ago I bought there a cd player, then moved aw...
by leidulvstad
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Good Dentist in Huaraz?
Replies: 0
Views: 506

Good Dentist in Huaraz?

Does anybody know a good dentist in Huaraz? Clean office, adequate equipment, etc. English speaking desirable but not a must.
Thanks in advance.
by leidulvstad
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru Extraño -- Photos of Strange Things in Lima and Beyond
Replies: 27
Views: 4265

Re: Peru Extraño -- Photos of Strange Things in Lima and Beyond

"And they make showers. Seriously.

What you do is yours.

Big Gray Golem"

I'm clueless... what's the matter with this pic?
by leidulvstad
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Backing Bread
Replies: 9
Views: 3089

Re: Backing Bread

Hi all, I have bought two 1kg bags of rye flour at Bioferia de Miraflores (Parque Reducto). It was in last december, so, sorry, I can not remember the price nor the brand (I have finished the last bag just about a month ago). Maybe it was Ayni brand. It was not very cheap, but definitely cheaper tha...
by leidulvstad
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Different and Not too Costy?
Replies: 30
Views: 9884

Re: What's Different and Not too Costy?

Thank you guys! We went to Tierra Santa restaurant in Surco last weekend. It was good, nice food, and not so expensive. And best of all, something different.. lol.
Good vine leaves, good hummus, decent falafel. Real pita bread, and tiny but tasty desserts.
by leidulvstad
Thu May 10, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9271

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

I know it is OT but what "PC" stands for?
by leidulvstad
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Book Swap This Weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Book Swap This Weekend

Too bad we are not in Lima :-(
by leidulvstad
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where Do Your Kids Go To School?
Replies: 22
Views: 6694

Re: Where Do Your Kids Go To School?

Also interested in seeing the results. I want to meet other homeschoolers :-)
by leidulvstad
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Should we move to Peru?
Replies: 22
Views: 4371

Re: Should we move to Peru?

We also need to ensure they continue speaking and learning English. Expenses that while living here are of little or no concern. Systemaddict, about this specific concern, I may reassure you that it is not a concern at all. Children are marvelous at languages, and it is plenty enough that you conti...
by leidulvstad
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why most foreigners prefer Lima instead of Provinces..
Replies: 21
Views: 4232

Re: Why most foreigners prefer Lima instead of Provinces..

This thread is hilarious, thanks chi chi for a good laugh before putting the children to bed. :-)
by leidulvstad
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone fancy a meet up second half of Feb time
Replies: 30
Views: 5771

Re: Anyone fancy a meet up second half of Feb time

We will just miss each other. We have been in Caraz until last Saturday, but oh soooo busy. And now I am 5 hours from Caraz, and spouse left Lima just last night, so none of us can go to the meeting. Sorry to miss you Tom and guys. Have a very nice afternoon.
Best wishes.
by leidulvstad
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: funny / embarrassing language learning mistakes.
Replies: 32
Views: 7591

Re: funny / embarrassing language learning mistakes.

Olluquitos or Ollucos: One of the many types of edible tubers that grow on the peruvian Andes.

And, yes, some of them are indeed more or less shaped like a misshapen toe :-)
by leidulvstad
Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: funny / embarrassing language learning mistakes.
Replies: 32
Views: 7591

Re: funny / embarrassing language learning mistakes.

ROLF
Americorps, that was so funny.
by leidulvstad
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bilingual Children
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

Re: Bilingual Children

Children are able to be native speakers of more than one language. Actually, in several places around the world, multilingual, or at least bilingual children are the norm and not the exception. We have two children aged 4 and 2, and the eldest speaks spanish (from mom) and norwegian (from dad) as hi...
by leidulvstad
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to find ricotta? Good Italian sausage?
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Re: Where to find ricotta? Good Italian sausage?

They have ricotta at Bioferia Miraflores. Every Saturday from 7:30 am to 2 pm about. Parque Reducto Miraflores, across a little catholic church.
Sausage, I am clueless since we do not eat anythig with pork, and here we can never be sure about the real ingredients.
hth
by leidulvstad
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: House for rent around CARAZ?
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: House for rent around CARAZ?

Thanks Americorps, I have sent you a PM.
by leidulvstad
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: House for rent around CARAZ?
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: House for rent around CARAZ?

Chi chi, yes, it is very nice, that is why we want to rent a house around :-) We have been scouting the smaller villages around, and the little shops in and around town, but no success so far. That is why I resorted to the forum, who knows, maybe somebody knows some concrete data about an actual hou...
by leidulvstad
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: House for rent around CARAZ?
Replies: 4
Views: 893

House for rent around CARAZ?

Hi, we are searching for a house for renting in or around Caraz. Does anybody know how to find one? We need a big house, minimum 4 bedrooms, and garden or biggish area for plants. Could be in the outskirst of Caraz, or even in Carhuaz or any of the surrounding villages. We are not looking for luxury...
by leidulvstad
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ultimate Frisbee Group Starting
Replies: 22
Views: 5899

Re: Ultimate Frisbee Group Starting

jcn7vc,
Do you know any expats in Caraz or Carhuaz? We are currently in Caraz and would like to contact . Preferably families with little children, and/or ecology oriented :-)
Thanks
by leidulvstad
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Lima - Preparations?
Replies: 19
Views: 5292

Re: Moving to Lima - Preparations?

Those scary electric showers are also called "gringo killers" and "widow makers".
by leidulvstad
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to sleep in Caraz and Carhuaz
Replies: 1
Views: 1145

Where to sleep in Caraz and Carhuaz

Hi guys, For a family with two little children, what are the best places to stay in Caraz and Carhuaz? We are thinking safe, clean places to sleep. Walking distance from town. Real hot water, not the gringo killer electric showers, if at all possible. Also, if you guys know about clean places to eat...
by leidulvstad
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bioferia or similar in Huaraz?
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Bioferia or similar in Huaraz?

Is there any kind of Bioferia, or similar in Huaraz?
Or a more or less trustable organic products market or shops in Huaraz? I mean something organized, not the regular market with vendors telling everything is organic, or heavily sprayed, depending on what the customer asks for.
Thanks.
by leidulvstad
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: 3 Bikes barely used Ever For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1924

Re: 3 Bikes barely used Ever For Sale

Hi,
In case you did not get my PM: Do the adult bikes have gears or not? I can not see clearly. Where and when did you buy the bikes? Brand?
Thanks.
by leidulvstad
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border hop
Replies: 22
Views: 4647

Re: Border hop

Didn't he threaten you with the bogeyman also? :-)
Next time better go to Arica.
by leidulvstad
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coconut Oil/Tea Tree Oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 5142

Re: Coconut Oil/Tea Tree Oil?

I was able to get real tea tree oil here in Peru. I bought it from a friend's friend's friend, who was selling Swiss wellbeing products by catalog. The enterprise is called JUST and it's based in Switzerland, but with representants in other countries, Peru among them. I bought it more than one year ...
by leidulvstad
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima air quality
Replies: 23
Views: 5665

Re: Lima air quality

Air in Lima is just nasty. Polluted, humid, mouldy, arghh... About peruvian rainforest, well, it depends where in the rainforest you are. There is indeed almost no pollution in some, but others are not so much better than Lima. Also, having lived in the rainforest for the past 3 years, let me tell y...
by leidulvstad
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reusable Diapers
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Reusable Diapers

hi, I found this webpage. They are made in Chile and look fine enough. They also have a shop or at least a person that sells them in Lima. http://www.agu.cl/catalog/index.php?currency=USD&cPath=30&osCsid=d96860217c75e69cc93972a4f8cc456e Here is the contact info in lima http://www.agu.cl/dist...
by leidulvstad
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Any expats near Corongo, Sihuas, or Caraz areas?
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Re: Any expats near Corongo, Sihuas, or Caraz areas?

Hi guys, thank you for answering the post. Yes, Tom, I think we’ll be around in February. Would be nice to meet. Thanks for the café info, Americorps, we’ll try it when we are in Huaraz. Awesome pictures, Gary. We have not been to Pomabamba, but have heard it is a very nice place. Are there several ...
by leidulvstad
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Any expats near Corongo, Sihuas, or Caraz areas?
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Re: Any expats near Corongo, Sihuas, or Caraz areas?

Bump.
Anybody near there? Or Huaraz?
by leidulvstad
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Any expats near Corongo, Sihuas, or Caraz areas?
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Any expats near Corongo, Sihuas, or Caraz areas?

Hello fellow expats, Are there any of you living around Corongo, Sihuas, or at least Caraz, in Ancash? We are moving soon to a place located about 5 hours from Caraz. would love to know of some others living close by, or at least not so far away. Does any of you know about living conditions in these...
by leidulvstad
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBERS KILLED TODAY, Have to Return to USA
Replies: 8
Views: 3379

Re: SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBERS KILLED TODAY, Have to Return to USA

Hi,
Sorry for your loss.
We want to buy your laser printer and bedding. Also to take a look on the books and cooking ware. Sent you an email alredy, but not sure if you got it. Could you pm us with your address?
Thanks,
C. Leidulvstad.

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