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by chi chi
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wild NYE
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Wild NYE

caliguy wrote:i saw a lot of bare footed people. those Brits really know how to party :lol:


Loads of mini skirts and short sleeved shirts in the middle of the winter.
Many people were dressed like if they were in Tarapoto. :lol:
by chi chi
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wild NYE
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Wild NYE

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... llers.html



The nicest photo of all is the ''Time for sharing one''.

I looks like the girl looks after a homeless man.

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by chi chi
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fireworks.
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Fireworks.

panman wrote:Whatever was done anywhere in the world to welcome the New Year, I think London can proudly say that they put on the best firework display ever.


But they charged people 10 quid to go and watch it.
by chi chi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Happy newyear.
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: Happy newyear.

I wish everyone all the best for the new year. Likewise, from a sunny San Miguel to, hopefully, a sunny Santa Fe. Sunny indeed but very cold. Gas central heating at full power and a bottle of Four Roses for myself and a bottle of Baileys for my gf. And obviously we were listening to country music. ...
by chi chi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Withdrawing USD - limits
Replies: 13
Views: 3137

Re: Withdrawing USD - limits

Thanks. I'm normally quite alert and observant, not to mention big. That does not help against many or weapons, but thankfully I live very close to the bank, so they'd need to be quick. It's hard to pick them out and they are very quick. If it was easy to pick them out and if they wouldn't be fast ...
by chi chi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ceviche, how do you know...?
Replies: 19
Views: 5042

Re: Ceviche, how do you know...?

Many, probably most species of fish have parasites and/or worms when they are alive. Fresh is better in regard to bacteria, but not worms. The ocean fish most affected are bottom dwellers like cod and haddock and grouper and snapper and corvina. The kinds of fish generally more safe to eat raw are ...
by chi chi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Happy newyear.
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Happy newyear.

I wish everyone all the best for the new year.
by chi chi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Withdrawing USD - limits
Replies: 13
Views: 3137

Re: Withdrawing USD - limits

guerinto wrote:go inside and request a manual transaction for a larger amount.


Just be carefull. Often 'marcas' hang around in banks.
They watch people make big withdrawels and then they inform their accomplices who will rob the customer once he steps outside the bank.
by chi chi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: motorbikewash and carwashes
Replies: 11
Views: 1734

Re: motorbikewash and carwashes

Bucket, spongers, clothes, Chamois leather, soap, de-greaser for the bikes, water, site, Possibly pressure washer etc. etc, all come free, I assume. The only things they have are a waterhose, a few buckets, sponges and old t-shirts to dry the motorbikes. And the only cleaning products they use are ...
by chi chi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: motorbikewash and carwashes
Replies: 11
Views: 1734

Re: motorbikewash and carwashes

But the staff gets paid very little. The staff only gets 1 sol for every motorbike they wash so the owner of the motorbikewash earns 3 soles for every motorbike that passes through. This should obviously be reversed. The owner who is risking their capital on this venture and providing jobs should r...
by chi chi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ceviche, how do you know...?
Replies: 19
Views: 5042

Re: Ceviche, how do you know...?

Just taking your seafood and very briefly dipping it in boiling water can make the ceviche a lot more safe. I have been to a few places in the States that are serving ceviche and they all do this for health reasons. If I take sushi or sashimi home, I use the trick of sticking it in the microwave fo...
by chi chi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Brichero in Cusco
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Re: Brichero in Cusco

He's a real chancer.

Fair play to him. :)
by chi chi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: motorbikewash and carwashes
Replies: 11
Views: 1734

motorbikewash and carwashes

In Tarapoto there are a lot of motorbikewashes and they all do very well. They only charge 4 soles to get your motorbike washed and 10 soles for a car. They wash all vehicles by hand. But the staff gets paid very little. The staff only gets 1 sol for every motorbike they wash so the owner of the mot...
by chi chi
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pedestrian bridges
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Pedestrian bridges

In Lima, there are a lot of pedestrian bridges. Using them is the safest way to cross a busy road. But why do many people risk their life by not using them? I can understand that it might be hard or imposible for some disabled or elderly people to climb up those stairs to use them but for other peop...
by chi chi
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of Marriage in Peru
Replies: 17
Views: 3530

Re: Cost of Marriage in Peru

gringuano wrote:My wedding was around $4,000 if I remember correctly. Included the rental of, what is considered by Peruvian standards, a mansion, food, music, large tent, waiters and dance floor.


For how many people?
by chi chi
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: NYE
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: NYE

teamoperu, what's are you going to do at NYE? Are you going to Tarapoto? Nope. Actually I don't have any real friends for a party. Besides I have a short man complex, am a bit of a sociopath and attention seeker so I don't get invited to parties or weddings anymore. They are tired of my pathologica...
by chi chi
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Today, another accident with AirAsia
Replies: 0
Views: 808

Today, another accident with AirAsia

http://www.smh.com.au/world/airasia-fli ... 2frjj.html

AirAsia doesn't have any luck this week.

2 accidents in one week.
by chi chi
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: NYE
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: NYE

teamoperu, many people spend NYE alone. But you don't have to spend it with friends or relatives. When I was working as a flight attendant, I always worked on Christmas and NYE. I always opted to work on a long trip on those days. I've spend Christmas and NYE in places like the Maldives, Las Vegas, ...
by chi chi
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Another aircraft is missing in Asia
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Re: Another aircraft is missing in Asia

One of the first victims recovered was one of the flight attendants. She only joined the airline a year ago.

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by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the lovely old disappearing homes of Lima
Replies: 81
Views: 15634

Re: the lovely old disappearing homes of Lima

fanning wrote:In Miraflores there is a law that allows you to sell the 'aires' of your old house, in which constructors in other areas can build even higher apartment buildings.


People often build a shoddy second floor on the aires made of wood or drywall and a calamina roof.
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: your dream house in Peru-post a link to the classified ad
Replies: 10
Views: 2007

Re: your dream house in Peru-post a link to the classified ad

teamoperu wrote:Abandoned. Pimentel Beach. Right on the malecon. Restore it, turn it into a hobby B&B.

(Too bad it is structurally unsound.)

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You can retain the facade but demolish everything behind it.
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Another aircraft is missing in Asia
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Re: Another aircraft is missing in Asia

The aircraft disappeared almost 3 days ago and nothing found yet? AirAsia Indonesia QZ8501 SUB to SIN reported missing 0724 Sun 28 Dec 2014 That's why I said 'almost'. I am in Spain, it's allready the 30th here. Besides that, they still have no clue about the exact location of the aircraft. The res...
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: NYE
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: NYE

Although when we are in Ica, we cut loose a little more and go out. I feel more safer there. Ica isn't that much but the desert around the city is amazing. Tarapoto isn't much either but the countryside around it has a few highlights. Just beware of people trying to rip you off. My gf prefers the d...
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Your favourite radio channel.
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: Your favourite radio channel.

teamoperu wrote:But I didn't hear this on my favourite radio station. The radio station was repetitive about there not being any welfare system needed in Cuba.


Interesting but what's the name of your favourite radio station?
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the lovely old disappearing homes of Lima
Replies: 81
Views: 15634

Re: the lovely old disappearing homes of Lima

Sometimes I stand and look at one wondering if it has been in the family forever and that's why it still stands? If you sell your home, you have to buy another one to live in. If you sell and buy a home, there are always costs involved and then there's the hassle of moving, I personally will never ...
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: your dream house in Peru-post a link to the classified ad
Replies: 10
Views: 2007

Re: your dream house in Peru-post a link to the classified ad

i went to a small town called Jauja. it is somewhat of a farm town, and slow paced. clean air and good food. the house is made of adobe with dirt floors (no need to wipe your feet). very rustic looking. you could probably buy the place for around 10 grand. Be aware that many homes in the provinces ...
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Re: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?

Peruvians are ace at making a few soles in any niche market so if it was in the culture to have reptiles as pets for sure there would be lots of stores. It's kind of chicken and egg isn't it? There could be demand already (even by some who don't yet realize it) but just no means to exercise it. I h...
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Re: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?

It's sad to see that people keep reptiles in often small cages in their home. Those animals belong in the wild. If you like to see reptiles then go to la selva. There are many of them but leave them there. The same with birds. People keep them in cages. They should be free in the wild. That is not ...
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Another aircraft is missing in Asia
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Re: Another aircraft is missing in Asia

The aircraft disappeared almost 3 days ago and nothing found yet?

The chance of finding survivor will be very small now.
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Re: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?

It's sad to see that people keep reptiles in often small cages in their home.

Those animals belong in the wild.
If you like to see reptiles then go to la selva. There are many of them but leave them there.

The same with birds. People keep them in cages. They should be free in the wild.
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Re: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?

And dogs and cats run around all over Lima but you can still find them for sale at any pet shop. They are for sure special breeds and only people that live in the nicer áreas of Lima buy dogs at stores. Dogs and cats are breeding all the time in Peru and people just donate them. I often had childre...
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What Christmas presents did you get?
Replies: 16
Views: 2702

Re: What Christmas presents did you get?

street legal wrote:
amigorick wrote:Got the field guide "Birds of Peru" and a pair of compact Nikon binoculars. They'll both get a lot of use.



Great gifts. Being it's Peru, you'll be pulling a bird in no time.


The birds in 'La Calle de las Pizzas' are easy to catch. :lol:
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Re: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?

Go to Tarapoto and you can catch reptiles for free.

There are loads of snakes and other reptiles. They often enter my home.
by chi chi
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: your dream house in Peru-post a link to the classified ad
Replies: 10
Views: 2007

Re: your dream house in Peru-post a link to the classified ad

Nothing right now.

Homes in Peru are overpriced and the quality is mediocre.

For the same or less money you can buy a much nicer home in Spain right now and you don't have to live in fear that your home gets ransacked or robbed.
by chi chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What are you reading or is on your reading list?
Replies: 14
Views: 2884

Re: What are you reading or is on your reading list?

I am not a book reader. The only literature I read is the sunday's edition of ElComercio. The articles in El Comercio are way to long, too many words. The Daily Mail tabloid fills anyones need for fine literature and short attention span. The Daily Mail is cheaper too. Just hack into someone's unpr...
by chi chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the lovely old disappearing homes of Lima
Replies: 81
Views: 15634

Re: the lovely old disappearing homes of Lima

I've seen some nice old homes disappearing in Magdalena Del Mar over the last few years.
New homes are no longer built in Lima.

When a home comes up for sale, it gets snapped up by a property developer who demolishes it and quickly builds a block of flats of mediocre quality on it.
by chi chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Your favourite radio channel.
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: Your favourite radio channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmPoYTLFps4


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by chi chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Your favourite radio channel.
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: Your favourite radio channel.

teamoperu wrote:The poor only got 2 free buns a day and even then they were day olds. :twisted:


I didn't know that kids that only were day olds count count till two. :lol: At least Cubans enjoy excellent education otherwise they would would be able to count at the age of 1 day old.
by chi chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Studies Certificate Required to Obtain a Driving Licence!
Replies: 15
Views: 3186

Re: Studies Certificate Required to Obtain a Driving Licence!

In order to get a B licence, you don't need to show educational certificates. Just attend 'la charlas', a practical tests and a medical exam and that's it. To renew your licence, which I did last year, you have to 'la charlas' again but this time no written exam afterwards but you have to undergo a ...
by chi chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: NYE
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: NYE

street legal wrote:Although when we are in Ica, we cut loose a little more and go out.
I feel more safer there.


Ica isn't that much but the desert around the city is amazing.
by chi chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of Marriage in Peru
Replies: 17
Views: 3530

Re: Cost of Marriage in Peru

I pretty much agree with the domino effect. My impression is that the trick is to find the locale first and then if you're lucky, most of the rest of it will all fall into place. I'd suggest avoiding the hotels. They're pretty characterless and not good value. Indeed, avoid the ripp off characterle...
by chi chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Habanero Peppers and Lobsters
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: Habanero Peppers and Lobsters

crazytacoperu.com wrote:Does anyone know where to get Habanero Peppers? or real Lobster?


I bought live lobsters at the fish market at Minca.
by chi chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Your favourite radio channel.
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: Your favourite radio channel.

teamoperu wrote:
chi chi wrote:My favourite one is http://www.nashvillefm.nl

I hate talk on the radio.


Yeah, don't ya just hate hate hate it! :lol:


teamoperu, what's your favourite radio channel?
by chi chi
Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of Marriage in Peru
Replies: 17
Views: 3530

Re: Cost of Marriage in Peru

I was recently checking on the prices to host an event. The top hotels will charge about $120 a plate for a dinner and some drinks. The Maria Angola (4 star hotel) in Miraflores had dinners for as little as $34 per plate . Other than that you are talking about music , a DJ or a band , and you can s...
by chi chi
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Another aircraft is missing in Asia
Replies: 5
Views: 1519

Another aircraft is missing in Asia

An Airbus 320 belonging to AirAsia just lost contact with ATC after asking.

The crew asked for an unusual route before losing contact with air traffic control.
by chi chi
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The hitcher.
Replies: 2
Views: 783

The hitcher.

Anyone hitch hiked in Peru?

How was your experience? Was it easy to get a free ride and where did you go?
by chi chi
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: NYE
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

NYE

What are you doing with new years eve? Anyone setting of firework? We will stay at home. Too crowded everywhere else. A good meal and a democraticaly priced bottle of wine will do. And listening to CD's of Joe Diffie, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Clint Black, Vern Gosdin and dance through the nigh...
by chi chi
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Your favourite radio channel.
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Your favourite radio channel.

My favourite one is www.nashvillefm.nl

24/7 nice country music.
And unlike other radio channels, no talk at all.
I hate talk on the radio.
by chi chi
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What Christmas presents did you get?
Replies: 16
Views: 2702

Re: What Christmas presents did you get?

I love my boots and listening to www.nashvillefm.nl

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