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by WikiSama
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Greek restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 7741

Just go in. Yell out Zorba. If you get an answer, it's Greek. If you don't get an answer, then yell out Mohammed. If you get an answer, it's Arab.

I do remember seeing both Arab and Greek restaurants in Diagonal. 8)
by WikiSama
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Witch Resigns! - Castro Quits
Replies: 21
Views: 3988

The Witch Resigns! - Castro Quits

Castro resigns as president, state-run paper reports HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) -- Fidel Castro announced his resignation as president of Cuba and commander-in-chief of Cuba's military on Tuesday, according to a letter published in the state-run newspaper, Granma. The resignation ends nearly a half-century...
by WikiSama
Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Working on a cruise ship.
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

I have some friends who ventured into this. Everything you've heard is true: work like a slave, be prepared to come back weighing 20 pounds less. Downside: Basically you work from dawn till dusk, sometimes a bit more. Depending on your position, you might not have contact with the customers, or in o...
by WikiSama
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Baby!
Replies: 20
Views: 4775

Congratulations!!! He'll also be a rat (born in the Year of the Rat), like me... :mrgreen: Congratulations! You'll have a MiniRemy who is an Earth Rat: intelligent, smart, fair, successful and family-oriented. He/She'll also be manipulative, conniving, selfish and stubborn. The following is an exce...
by WikiSama
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where can I exchange Chinense money?
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Re: Where can I exchange Chinense money?

Anyone happen to know? I remember an exchange house in Tarata, some relatives went there to exchange Yens, but got a chappy rate: internationally they would've gotten 110 Yens per 1 USD, but they exchanged them at 125 Yens per 1 USD. They changed 100k Yens: they should've gotten USD 909.00, but onl...
by WikiSama
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Happy Valentine's Day in Lima Peru!
Replies: 12
Views: 3995

... I'm sure there are tons of couples making out wide open out there tonight......a little disturbing :!: Oy vey, tell me about it! I was walking home with my sister from the parking lot (2 blocks) and saw 5 make-outs, 2 groping sessions, and 1 couple who was practically going at it. We just passe...
by WikiSama
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: cable
Replies: 10
Views: 3385

Just a little big list for the Cable Magico "Stellar" Package channel line-up, available for the monthly fee of S/. 120.00. Sorry for the length, but might be insightful. LA stands for Latin American version. 002: Frecuencia Latina (Local) 003: Cable Magico Deportes (Local, Sports) 004: Am...
by WikiSama
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tip for the newcomer living in Peru: Transportation costs
Replies: 8
Views: 2630

Some taxi fares from Wiki: From Jesus Maria to Jesus Maria (6 to 10-block radius): 3 soles. +1 at night. From Jesus Maria to the other end of Jesus Maria (Campo de Marte to Pershing or Gregorio Escobedo): 4 or 5 soles. +1/+2 at night. From Jesus Maria to Pueblo Libre (Campo de Marte to Catolica Univ...
by WikiSama
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I´m so mad at Taxi Seguro!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 4279

I've never had any problems with Aló Taxi. Though I'm one of the persons who typically catches a cab anywhere at anytime - when accompanied or having to leave somewhere afar from home at 4:00am, I must call a cab: it's either Aló Taxi or Taxi Unión (the latter is a little bit overbooked, I can never...
by WikiSama
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Were we hacked????!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 4987

Big SQL Mishap. Either that or someone tried to hack their way (very unlikely). Might be some kind of code which is making our screens turn black and red with Beatles paraphernalia.
Nothing that can't be fixed with a recent backup.
by WikiSama
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Great new menu header! Thanks!
Replies: 38
Views: 9341

walker2peru wrote:I think posting while in yer undies is one on the benifits of cyberspace.

Wiki just let us know if you feel the need to post while wearing women's undies. Better yet include pictures. :oops:


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by WikiSama
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hopital del empleado ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3535

Yeah, it depends. Normally, when getting Essalud, the worker pays nothing for this benefit. The employer is automatically providing 9% of the paycheck to Essalud for Simple Layer and Complex Layer coverages. Simple Layer: 400 most common diagnoses. Complex Layer: Rest of diagnoses. For upgraded prot...
by WikiSama
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Baseball
Replies: 17
Views: 3790

Baseball is not a sport commonly known by Peruvians. But you know who else than Americans enjoy Baseball, don't you? Japan. That's right, the Japanese Community in Peru has the domain on all things baseball in Lima. There is a small baseball field in Jesus Maria, on Estados Unidos Ave. which is unde...
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Culinary Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 9130

Only two places I know on where to eat Korean in Lima. One is the one in Aviacion you mentioned. The other is in La Paz, has a logo that ressembles Korean Airlines... 8)

Koryo
La Paz 685, Miraflores
444-3995
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hopital del empleado ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3535

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/5550/dscn0526b1scbm6.jpg Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins (HNERM) aka Hospital del Empleado, BBB (Big Blue Building) Crossing of Salaverry Ave. and Rebagliati Ave. This is one of the so called Great Hospitals in Lima, and member of the Essalud Healthca...
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Great new menu header! Thanks!
Replies: 38
Views: 9341

Thanks Webmaster! Sorry for the late reply again! :( As for a suggestion rolling around... ehem. Men can be as interested in some issues as women: just because Wiki dislikes kids does not mean Wiki wants to have them all exterminated or not concerned for their health. If a section is open for women ...
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheap shopping in Lima
Replies: 40
Views: 13358

Americorps, As a plus-sized tall person, there's no such thing as a store that fits my needs, at least other than the Él Stores. Service is not that expensive, and clothes are custom-tailored. As for shoes, the average Peruvian has small feet. Don't know why. Don't know how. Don't know if it's true....
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ice Cream and Tolerance
Replies: 18
Views: 4670

Tamales? Sure he wasn't Mexican? 8) I agree with most opinions, but granted... whenever I'm hot (and not in the Green Kournikova Sharapova Bellucci kind of way), that annoying sound becomes music to my ears... as I run like those cheap soap operas in slow-mo and yell: HELADEEEEEEEROOO! http://blog....
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Wet t-shirt contest?
Replies: 19
Views: 7148

Carnaval in Peru = Wet everyone you have in sight. http://blog.roodo.com/onion_club/64caf316.gif http://blog.roodo.com/onion_club/e0765523.gif http://blog.roodo.com/onion_club/fadeba1b.gif http://blog.roodo.com/onion_club/6360f60e.gif In the 1920's, it used to be a reason for the socialites to go ou...
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ExPat Dialect Quiz
Replies: 17
Views: 4349

48%. As neutral as Switzerland.. 8)
Po-tay-tuh, Po-tuh-toe or Papita Frita? :lol:
by WikiSama
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: XLII SB Thread!
Replies: 28
Views: 7406

Just as I left work (yes, work on Sundays leaving at 10pm, go figure) and went into a Bembos to buy some sammiches for the night and go watch the recording of the SuperBowl on my laptop... the dumb flat screen stares at me as I enter with the Giants won remark. Makes me wish I had bought sammiches b...
by WikiSama
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kudos to Alan
Replies: 41
Views: 8883

http://blog.roodo.com/onion_club/189bbdde.gif Feel like curling up in a ball... Didn't mean to make you feel bad, mammalu... As I said, I was kind of ashamed to admit it - but the issue drives me mad. Perhaps a specific way to describe would be... if you need to speak English at a professional leve...
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Car question: kid's seat
Replies: 15
Views: 4636

This gives me an idea... :P Warning: Extremely dark humour ahead. The Wiki Safety Survival Protection Happy Times Bouncing Bubblewrap JumpSuit! http://www.pinktink3.250x.com/products/bubble_files/image023.jpg Tired of your kid flying through the windshield in those awful car wrecks? Here's the solut...
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Re: Amendments on tax residency regulation in Peru
Replies: 39
Views: 12106

Benefits, you never get any benefits, there is no financial aid for studies, maternity payments or health insurance, you are pretty much on your own on that. Financial Aid for Studies: INABEC. Maternity Leave: Given right, common in private companies, of course, you must be working to get that righ...
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: spanish language online
Replies: 11
Views: 3533

El Sol FTW!!! 8) Practice makes perfect. Practice, practice, practice. Practice at the combi... - "Señor, le dije que me bajaba en la anterior esquina!" (Sir, I told you I was getting off at the previous corner!) Practice at the market... - "No seas ladrona, ahí dice que está a 1 sol...
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: XLII SB Thread!
Replies: 28
Views: 7406

XLII SB Thread!

http://www.infobae.com/adjuntos/imagenes/21/0192197B.jpg Odd to see a thread hasn't been started on this topic. :twisted: You may begin. Who will win? The real winner is FOX, which is charging USD 2.8 Mill for every 30 seconds of on-air time for advertisers. With 45 minutes of advertisement, FOX wi...
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Car question: kid's seat
Replies: 15
Views: 4636

Did you guys ever see the "American Inventor" winner's invention? It was IMO the greatest invention ever (out of those running up :mrgreen: ). Just in case: Janusz Liberkowski is the inventor of the Anecia Survival Capsule. The Anecia Safety Capsule is just one of his inventions; he owns e...
by WikiSama
Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Top 10 rock bands, in your mind.
Replies: 76
Views: 17769

If it's bands and not soloists, then... :twisted:

1. The Beatles
2. The Rolling Stones
3. Queen
4. Aerosmith
5. The Doors
6. Black Sabbath
7. Guns 'n Roses
8. Porno Graffitti
9. Queens of the Stone Age
10. Pink Floyd
by WikiSama
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kudos to Alan
Replies: 41
Views: 8883

Peruvians might have the 'most neutral' accent in Spanish, however, I've been told by many, and I know you know because you listen to us Peruvians, but we speak singing and minimizing everything.

Tienes un ratiiiiitooooooo? ♫
Andaaa... no creeeeeeesss? ♫ :lol:
by WikiSama
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US type stores in Peru
Replies: 11
Views: 8386

There is a place with a Chinese name, can't remmeber it, that sells office stuff. Either Lau Chun or Tai Loy. 8) Sodimac and Ace Home Center are the place to go when wanting to buy thingies for your house. Casas & Ideas is a good place (not great) to find little things to perk your home. For of...
by WikiSama
Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kudos to Alan
Replies: 41
Views: 8883

First, Kudos to Alan. This is a very enjoyable forum, it has all: good friends, nice people, intelligent and smart - and the everyday touches of drama and debate... which make my day everytime I sit down during the nights or morning and read this. My thanks Alan, if I have not conveyed them. http://...
by WikiSama
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Photo (joke) of the day....
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Hijacking!! 8) More funny Asian products in English! :lol: http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/hair-less-milk.jpg No more furballs for Kitty! http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/gross-air.jpg Dare not imagine why it is. http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/charley-support-you.jpg So that's why Cha...
by WikiSama
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Old controversial David
Replies: 18
Views: 3240

I agree 100%. Wiki is not a Christian, and he does not consider himself to be racist. If there is one value I appreciate the most is freedom, and this statement is not saying that people are not free to practice their religion or customs: it is saying not to enforce it on others. I wonder what would...
by WikiSama
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lake Titicaca
Replies: 10
Views: 5101

Piece of advice: My sister took a trip to the islands last year. She did not have the need to use them, however, she mentioned that she did not see a single WC on the islands. :P

Makes you wonder what happens to #1 or #2 when nature calls... :shock:
by WikiSama
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travelling by bus....
Replies: 21
Views: 6004

Not calling you crazy or anything... ( I wasn't at the ExPat lunch, so I can't really tell :mrgreen: ). Just saying, that most thieves that rob these kinds of buses get on unauthorized paraderos along the way. 8) Maybe if people stopped doing it, and the bus company had more respect by not letting p...
by WikiSama
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Parking space
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Lemme share my experience here, and lemme know how you would feel. :P I live on an apartment building, on the first floor. There's no area for grass, as the only thing separating my door from the street is the sidewalk. I do not know that by law, the parking spaces in front of the building are owned...
by WikiSama
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travelling by bus....
Replies: 21
Views: 6004

No reservations needed for Soyuz (Perubus..whatever they're called), just wait along the Panamericana and wave down the bus going in your direction. This is how buses get robbed in the middle of roads. Waiting for an interprovincial bus on a paradero is discouraged. People should only get on author...
by WikiSama
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Photo (joke) of the day....
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Speaking of non-sense words on cars... :P http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/exciting-version.jpg Does the dull version get extra mileage? http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/what-on-earth.jpg New model of vehicles, for existentialists only. http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/thats.jpg ... a ca...
by WikiSama
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: El Camino de Santiago
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

I met a couple of people who have done it, kind of rough, sleeping outside or in monasteries, but some might like it. Same here. I have a friend who has done it - I'm always amazed at the willpower of such individuals. I personally could not even begin to imagine walking from southern France to nor...
by WikiSama
Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: RECOMMENDED LIMA TOUR COMPANY?
Replies: 10
Views: 2470

I've heard horror stories of people going up on a bus, but then going down by foot. :shock: For some reason, they do not announce when they're leaving. So, getting stranded on top of a cerro, at nighttime, with a group of intoxicated crazymen oggling you, and no police/serenazgo presence anywhere on...
by WikiSama
Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What time is it? Peruvian Bureaucracy Time!
Replies: 22
Views: 4250

Look on the bright side. You're one step closer to Peruvianicity! :P You're not fully Peruvian until you've gone through the 12-step program: 1. Getting almost killed by a combi. 2. Getting into a pointless discussion with a police officer for something stoopid which you did not do. 3. Running out o...
by WikiSama
Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Strange question
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Loose translation of an article posted in the RPP Website http://www.rpp.com.pe/portada/mascotas/30670_1.php Exotic Animals by Dr. Eduardo Rondon - Rondon Veterinary Clinic An exotic animal can be your family pet, as long as it's not an animal declared to be in danger of extinction. For example, the...
by WikiSama
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I don't like to encourage the Chile Peru childish rivalry...
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

Friend sent me this: :lol:

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by WikiSama
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Blonde joke. You must read this :-))
Replies: 26
Views: 4748

ROFL. Funny as hell (I wonder, is hell fun?) however, I do have to agree that it only takes one step from jokes to enter the realm of stereotypes. Only thing I can say is tolerance - from both sides. After all, blondes are people too - not the keenest of them, but people nonetheless. 8) And.... An a...
by WikiSama
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: residence requirements for nationality?
Replies: 30
Views: 6852

Has anyone watched "The Terminal" with Tom Hanks? To be a man without a country... 8)
by WikiSama
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Typical salary for a writer?
Replies: 7
Views: 2449

Just a reference, from my personal case. I did some reviewing work for a Brigham-Young U publisher (FYI I'm not mormon 8) ), an article about Peru. The review consisted of spell and fact checking the article, and adding facts that may have been overlooked, updating historical, economical and social ...
by WikiSama
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Congrats to me! I'm getting published.
Replies: 13
Views: 2313

CONGRATULATIONS!
FELICIDADES!

8)

So happy for you! This is starting out to be an awesome year to everyone at ExPat! 8)
by WikiSama
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Worth a read!
Replies: 63
Views: 10393

Made me laugh, but I gotta say, I agreed 95% with that whole statement. 8)
by WikiSama
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Wanted: Elite company paying ExPats great rates
Replies: 54
Views: 15881

I agree with some of the statements on this thread, but with what I agree most is: "if you like it, stick to it; if you don't like it, beat it" . Whether on the States or in Peru, a business doesn't take off by being an employer who gives it all for their employers. Let me give an example:...
by WikiSama
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

I'm not so good on the field of reality and proper thought. Welcome! May you find peace! 8)

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