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by Omikron
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 62321

Re: a weekly coffee group

Well....this is just a little reminder of our weekly coffee meetup every Monday...in other words...TODAY! at 4pm at the Starbucks on Las Begonias in San Isidro. It's the one across from Tottus not the one by Ripley's. I have always wanted to attend these meetings since the first one but 4pm is impo...
by Omikron
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Decent hotel near Jorge Chavez airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1408

Re: Decent hotel near Jorge Chavez airport

It is not a Sheraton, it is "Ramada", Costa del Sol http://www.ramada.com/hotels/peru/lima/ramada-costa-del-sol-lima-airport/hotel-overview and people rate it 4.5/5 at TripAdvisor http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294316-d672205-Reviews-Ramada_Costa_Del_Sol_Lima_Airport-Lima.html Be...
by Omikron
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New in Lima
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: New in Lima

Hello Maike, welcome to Lima. There are 2 threads which might interest you in meeting new people: A) The coffee group thread which is being successful, (click ->) http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13651 B) and the mid 20's expats with not that many replies yet! (click ->) ...
by Omikron
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Not Receiving Notifications
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: Not Receiving Notifications

I confirm this problem too. Received a PM and didn't realize I had it but after some days later
only because I happened to notice the "1 New message" where 0 used to be :P but didn't get a notification in my email. Same goes for the replies in threads I have posted into.
by Omikron
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starting a relationship with a Peruvian man
Replies: 26
Views: 25345

Re: Starting a relationship with a Peruvian man

As such he will cheat as much as a western man. That's reassuring :lol: This guy sounds like he would be more likely to cheat with a western woman than with a Peruvian... But whether he does or doesn't if you don't trust him forget about it... no trust in a relationship - no relationship. Well yes ...
by Omikron
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starting a relationship with a Peruvian man
Replies: 26
Views: 25345

Re: Starting a relationship with a Peruvian man

I'm a Limeño and was lucky enough to receive proper education. I'm my personal opinion, that is not the way a Peruvian man should behave (HINT! Single non cheating peruvian man here :P) , but since I have never lived in Provincia like you are, and as such, have never seen nor experienced the "c...
by Omikron
Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: eye doc
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

Re: eye doc

This is my optometrist Dr. Manuel Raúl Cordero Cossi Tudela y Varela 138 of. 302 - SAN ISIDRO (near Ovalo Gutierrez) Tel. 442-7627 - Fax 441-5099 I haven't seen him in 3 years, so I cannot confirm that is his current phone number. I think he is a good doctor and as such, his prices aren't cheap so k...
by Omikron
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need a beauty supply store!
Replies: 4
Views: 2023

Re: Need a beauty supply store!

Mesa REDONDA (Round Table) is the area in downtown Lima near Chinatown where the Andahuaylas, Cuzco & Puno Streets converge. After the great fire in 2001, some merchants moved to a place near Malvinas in Argentina Avenue. If you Google "Mesa Redonda Lima", you will see a Google Map tha...
by Omikron
Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..
Replies: 123
Views: 25639

Re: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..

I'm willing to try an intercultural relationship. Already dated local girls but they are too conservative and "machistas". My last GF, who was 27 back then, lived with her mom and I had to bring her back home before 1am, (almost like Cinderella) or she would get grounded for 1 week without...
by Omikron
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: new apt problems
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: new apt problems

If the apartment is brand new as stated, you could file in the incident through the Indecopi homepage http://www.indecopi.gob.pe/0/modulos/FRM/FRM_Formulario.aspx?PAG=29&PFL=0 . The claim will be handled by them for free: they will actually request a formal document that can prove the apartment ...
by Omikron
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: mid20's expats!
Replies: 63
Views: 16689

Re: mid20's expats!

I do not want to ruin the ideas, but my colleagues at work have tried a paintball match before. It was expensive and they only received 20 paintballs so if you are too trigger happy, the fun will be over soon. Here is the cost according to their homepage: S/.45 soles, all gear included for three 10 ...
by Omikron
Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What are your favourite shops?
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: What are your favourite shops?

where are some of these stores located? I've only heard of topitop. I have to say I was confused too and then realized that these shops , at least the first 3, seem to be in Tarapoto and /or Loreto. Lima is not Peru, but it should be obvious that if someone recommends a certain shop, at least an ad...
by Omikron
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: mid20's expats!
Replies: 63
Views: 16689

Re: mid20's expats!

i think it's a great idea, i'm 27 and I work full time so i can never make it to the events either!!! Although count me out on paintball...ouch!! I can certify this...I've been to many events organized by ACAP and I recall Meg posting "ok..this time I'll make it" :P. After 2 years I still...
by Omikron
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Package.
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: International Package.

Cercado de Lima = downtown of Lima Cercado del Callao = downtown of Callao The address is written correctly, just wait more days to have news. It is probably trapped at the customs.. "Lima" shouldn't be used when addressing Callao. Call a "chalaco" (someone from Callao) Limeño(a...
by Omikron
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Package.
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: International Package.

I believe there is a Cercado de Callao, just like there's a Cercado de Lima. The old city center of Callao. LOL Kelly, you are more peruvian than me. There IS a Cercado del Callao and it seems Urbanizacion San Fernando is in it, so now it makes more sense. Of course everybody thinks of Lima when Ce...
by Omikron
Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Package.
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: International Package.

The tracking system will stop providing any information once it leaves the US and arrives Peru as the local post office does not provide that information to the source and btw I could bet they do not have a scanning system anyways so unless your package was sent through a private courier like UPS or...
by Omikron
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Package.
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: International Package.

I have received a package recently. It was bulky and relatively heavy: 2 pair of shoes for about 1.5 Kg (3 Lb). Was mailed from California to Lima. A normal letter/package from the US to Peru takes a week to 10 days and I know this because I have received many packages through Amazon before. This pa...
by Omikron
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: mid20's expats!
Replies: 63
Views: 16689

Re: mid20's expats!

I'm in my mid 30s, look like 26, behave like a teen and as grumpy as an old man..I have all the bases covered :P
by Omikron
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Any neighborhoods similar to Miraflores
Replies: 11
Views: 1894

Re: Any neighborhoods similar to Miraflores

I lived in Monterrico, Surco for 4 years, "La Encalada" Ave which is where the USA Embassy is located. There are several restaurants in that avenue, pharmacies, "El Polo" Mall, Vivanda Supermarket, petshops and vets, and a couple of "mercados". The Jockey Plaza can be r...
by Omikron
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Real Men's Barber
Replies: 13
Views: 5762

Re: Real Men's Barber

From an old post I replied to here: http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12130&p=70508 I get my haircut for 10 soles near downtown Miraflores, calle Grau block 2 & Berlin (between Berlin's 4th & 5th block ). It is not a fancy place but an old barbershop like from ...
by Omikron
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Change in Customs Regs?
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Change in Customs Regs?

I read it here, in Spanish, dated January 2011. The increase was allowed because of the TLC or FTA (Free Trade Agreement) with USA http://www.andina.com.pe/espanol/Noticia.aspx?id=9fT75Ait6bQ= Quote " el ingreso de los envíos de entrega rápida constituidos por correspondencia, documentos, diari...
by Omikron
Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Red Hot Chili Peppers in LIMA, Sept 2011!
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Red Hot Chili Peppers in LIMA, Sept 2011!

Through Teleticket, either online http://www.teleticket.com.pe/tlk_formul ... Ox9tOd/Qw=

or a booth, located inside Wong supermarkets. Since there is a discount if the Ripley card is used, I would say you may find ticket booths inside Ripley stores too.
by Omikron
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Silly Question: How do you turn on a gas oven?
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Re: Silly Question: How do you turn on a gas oven?

I have a comment regarding Kelly's original statement but basically what she said is the normal procedure: I have a gas stove which includes a sparker button but this button is connected only to the top burners, not the oven. So, my oven has to be started manually with a match, by placing it inside ...
by Omikron
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for rolling backpack for computer
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Looking for rolling backpack for computer

Received a ScotiaBank promo today offering Samsonite products. There is a rolling carry-on for laptops....but not a backpack (maybe it is, but I couldn't see the straps), Model XENON Its pricy though, S/620 http://www.luggage.com/Samsonite-38442-1073-FE2465.html Samsonite is in C.C. Camino Real B-41...
by Omikron
Sat May 21, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reinaldo Dos Santos???
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: Reinaldo Dos Santos???

I have seen his 2 most famous predictions videos. I was really impressed, but these videos become popular AFTER the events happened so we will have to trust that the dates when the videos were filmed aren't fake. WTC and Pentagon attacks: supposedly filmed in Oct 2000, he said it would happen in the...
by Omikron
Fri May 20, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Matresses
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

Re: Matresses

Instead of throwing away your used items call one of those charity organizations that will pick up your trash for free including stacks old newspapers. Example: Traperos de Emaus: Supposedly these guys repair all things, then re sell them and use the earnings for charity http://www.emaussanagustin.o...
by Omikron
Sat May 14, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who is furthest from their home.
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Re: Who is furthest from their home.

The "opposite side of the world" is called antipodes. There are many sites that calculate your current location antipodes like this one: http://www.antipodemap.com Therefore for Lima, the winner will be anyone from Cambodia and runner-ups Vietnam or Thailand. Also, chances to find Eskimos ...
by Omikron
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: why are there toritos on the roofs of cusco?
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: why are there toritos on the roofs of cusco?

the precise name is "Torito de Pucará".

Link in Spanish http://www.terra.com.pe/especiales/mito ... toria.html
Link in English, read paragraph 1 (link not related to the previous one) http://www.pukara-adventures.com/5-quir ... acation-3/
by Omikron
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: dance studios
Replies: 12
Views: 2649

Re: dance studios

does anyone know of any good dance studios for adults? im 24 and danced my whole life in the US and am dying to dance again. looking for a place that has ballet or hip hop classes in the mireflores, surco san borja barranco area not too far from angamos or benavides. Didn't you ask this question (o...
by Omikron
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: NEED A CUSTER OR BUS FOR CHINCHA
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: NEED A CUSTER OR BUS FOR CHINCHA

what is a custer? DO you mean 'charter bus'? A Custer is the peruvian slang term for a smaller bus that holds about 20-30 people. But for my expats out there, charter bus is what I am looking for. The original name is "Coaster", a Toyota van. http://digiads.com.au/carsales/used-cars/car_a...
by Omikron
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Issues with Neighbors
Replies: 34
Views: 9088

Re: Issues with Neighbors

I'm the owner of a brand new apartment in Miraflores, the building is only 1 year old. The rules were established by all the owners after several meetings and we also appointed the "Junta Administrativa" among the owners, the President, the Secretary and the Treasurer. We decided that the ...
by Omikron
Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: remote controlled cars and helicopters
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: remote controlled cars and helicopters

I bought a Radio Controlled helicopter from a RadioShack store 8 months ago for less than S/150.00. I have not visited the store since then so I wouldn´t know if the model I own is the same one you saw. Mine has a yellow cockpit, is brandless (marca "chancho") and made in China (what a sur...
by Omikron
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: where to buy vegetable seeds for gardening?
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: where to buy vegetable seeds for gardening?

You could also try the "Universidad Agraria" in La Molina. I took hydroponic classes for 1 week there. They have a public space where they sell vegetables, plants, fruits and they even serve food, which BTW it is a great place to have lunch
by Omikron
Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Calling Nextel.
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: Calling Nextel.

A common Nextel number consists of 3 numbers + asterisk + 4 numbers for a total of 7 numbers. Since a cellphone number must be 9 digits in length, add a leading "99" and do not consider the *, therefore the number would be 99123 4567. Some Nextel numbers are shorter than 7 digits because t...
by Omikron
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HARTLEY´S COMET..MIRAFLORES 3rd FEB. Bar Delfus, Miraflores
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Re: HARTLEY´S COMET..MIRAFLORES 3rd FEB. Bar Delfus, Miraflores

Bah..lucky me :cry: Cumbia wins again ..now I'll have to wait for Iron Maiden this March :P
by Omikron
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Haircuts
Replies: 20
Views: 7240

Re: Haircuts

As a guy, I get my haircut for 10 soles and this happens near downtown Miraflores, calle Grau with Berlin. It is not a fancy place though but an old barbershop like from the 60s. I do not care about the building, it's a great price for this area. When I lived in Pueblo Libre, It cost me 7 soles and ...
by Omikron
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HARTLEY´S COMET..MIRAFLORES 3rd FEB. Bar Delfus, Miraflores
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Re: HARTLEY´S COMET..MIRAFLORES 3rd FEB. Bar Delfus, Miraflores

I might attend, I really hate cumbia and all that music that is played in combis, so your playlist looks great!. I checked for the location, the complete address should be "calle San Martin 587, Miraflores ". Do we need to make a reservation?
by Omikron
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?
Replies: 16
Views: 3037

Re: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?

It doesn't matter how far another country is from Peru, It can be night there while it might be noon here, it doesn't matter if they have a totally different religion, language and type of government. What really matters here is that if a "poor, corrupted third world country (but stable!)"...
by Omikron
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Markets - with no car noise ????
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Markets - with no car noise ????

How about the Market in Pisaq also in Cusco. I recall visiting some years ago and since it was not in the city, there were no streets with noise that surrounded it.
by Omikron
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Skateboard shop?
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Skateboard shop?

Hi Kelly, I'm having a BBQ party with a nephew right now, he is an avid skateboarder (don´t ask me why I'm on the internet instead of enjoying the sun and swimming pool). I remembered your thread, he gave me the following options: -Faster Skateshop: http://www.fasterskateshop.com/miraflores.html -Sk...
by Omikron
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Planetarium
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: New Planetarium

Bringing up an old thread because the Planetarium has its own homepage now, with current shows and prices.

http://planetario.igp.gob.pe/
by Omikron
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: My first christmas in Lima.
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: My first christmas in Lima.

Lima never sleeps, restaurants and shops usually stay open till late. The philosophy is simple: a day you don't open is a day you do not make money, I guess not because of greed but in order to "survive" another day, then it became a custom. I can tell this also happens in any Chinatown wh...
by Omikron
Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: We Need forum for "Personal" encounters, frienship..
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: We Need forum for "Personal" encounters, frienship..

There used to be a Chat application in this website. Nobody seemed to use it and got removed but It could have been a good ice breaker.
by Omikron
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Organ and Tissue Donation Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Organ and Tissue Donation Question

I can only answer for those who own a DNI, the Peruvian ID card, which is provided by RENIEC. On the back of the DNI, it reads "Organ Donation". In my case it says YES , because when I updated this document, I had to fill in a form and one of the questions was related to this topic, so I g...
by Omikron
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKES
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: EARTHQUAKES

I was astonished to read several references to a supposedly "predicted" earthquake for Arequipa this year :shock: Are there really people who believe that earthquakes can be "predicted"- apart from the "approximately every 100 years" types? No-one can predict earthquak...
by Omikron
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: dance classes
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: dance classes

My ex attends Vania Masias' school. It is out of the area you are requesting, in Chorrillos, but next to the Malecon therefore near Barranco and the Costa Verde The homepage is http://www.d1-dance.com/ and the school does offer modern, jazz and hip-hop as I have seen a live presentation (it even inc...
by Omikron
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Statue of Winnie the Pooh in Lima???
Replies: 1
Views: 3784

Re: Statue of Winnie the Pooh in Lima???

Not one single hit written in Spanish , less from a peruvian source, when you Google it, so that should tell you something about the truth of this "fact". What bothers me is that there are certain people that actually reply, "yes it is true". Now, a fun and interesting fact regar...
by Omikron
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lay's Andinas Crisps
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

Re: Lay's Andinas Crisps

You should had attended the last ACAP meeting that took place in Treff, a German PUB. A group of workers of the International Potato Center (Centro Internacional de la Papa) attended the place that night. Considering that Peru has more than 3000 varieties of potatos, chances are you won´t get the co...
by Omikron
Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Are there ever any other meet-ups?
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Are there ever any other meet-ups?

There is an event organized by ACAP for tomorrow, Thursday the 5th, "BEER TASTING NIGHT AT TREFF" Miraflores. The post is here http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11209
by Omikron
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HEATERS
Replies: 12
Views: 1613

Re: HEATERS

It seems it might be a problem not related directly to the temperature but humidity. In that case, instead of a heater, a dehumidifer is needed. My niece suffers from asthma and she uses one during the winter. It looks like a heater but it needs to be drained daily because this one doesn´t have a ho...

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