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by Ron
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Notable quotables!
Replies: 50
Views: 14332

"Common sense is not all that common".

My Grandpa.
by Ron
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A tasty gap in the market?
Replies: 23
Views: 5109

Wasn't there a Ben and Jerry or Baskin Robbins (I can't recall which chain) in Larco Mar a few years back, beside the entrance to the theatre, that went under? Also, I had heard that there is an "American Store" inside the US Emabassy that has all US comfort foods for sale. Don't quote me ...
by Ron
Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Controversy Alert! Why are some expats FAKE?!
Replies: 48
Views: 10659

To be fake ... or not to be fake, is that the question? Here is a good tale for you about this subject. A few years back I went to a dinner at the Canadian Ambassador's house, part of the ACCP party circuit. Upon entrace to his house I made a B-line to the drink table. I ordered a beer. It was warm....
by Ron
Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where Do You Go To Meet Peruvian Women
Replies: 36
Views: 17562

Dogg, I met some great people thru my dentist. He was a fairly new grad so still young enough to know what was going on in the city. I believe most professionals need to have another language to graduate from university and almost everyone chooses english. Thus their friends and usually family speak...
by Ron
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: GOLF CLUBS IN LIMA
Replies: 9
Views: 14824

Dogg, If you stay at the Country Club hotel (about $160 a night) you can play at Lima Golf as a guest of the hotel. It will cost you $65 a round plus $15 for a caddy (manditory). Renting clubs will run you an extra $30. I playede there last December and had a great time. The caddies were fantastic (...
by Ron
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Practice your spanish conversation having a latte
Replies: 24
Views: 5873

I think what Mimi is offering is a great idea. The quicker that we expats can get integrated into the "real" Peru the better. I spent about 6 very lonely months being afraid to go to the grocery store, order pizza or even leave the house. I was living with a friend and had to rely on him t...
by Ron
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tourist dies in Lima hospital after being refused treatment
Replies: 48
Views: 10447

That this situation happened does not surprise anyone. When I was living in Lima I owned two Chiropractic clinics (yes I'm a Chiro) and had some very good working relationships with other medical professionals there. What became painfully obvious was that the other docs I refered to for x-rays, furt...
by Ron
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru to outgrow Chile (Report)
Replies: 40
Views: 9092

Cajun Jamie,

That was one of the best posting I have ever read, eventhough I am Canadian!
by Ron
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is there a common place to go for outdoor exercise?
Replies: 10
Views: 2834

Alot of folks like to run around the exterior of Lima Golf Club in San Isidro.
by Ron
Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cafe del Mar
Replies: 84
Views: 21519

Well I refuse to believe it’s racism, i think it's a matter of excluding a unwanted lowerclass, it’s upper class versus lower class, rich versus poor. In my opinion It’s not racism but a business decision. Businesses are free to decide what kind of people they let in their businesses, crying about ...
by Ron
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cafe del Mar
Replies: 84
Views: 21519

I am glad to see that it is closed. My wife and her sister went and were denined entrance. Both have the "normal" peruvian color of skin, but they both spend alot of time at the beach and so appear much darker. My wife and I then went back there to meet some friends and we walked straight ...
by Ron
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tailors
Replies: 1
Views: 1086

I had a suit made about 6 years ago in Miraflores. My wife tells me it was on AV. La Paz. I can't remember the name of the place but it was Italian sounding. I bought the material first (Super 120 wool) and gave the tailor a pic from a GQ mag. He measured me and I went back twice for fittings and th...
by Ron
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: price of an apartment in miraflores
Replies: 9
Views: 2792

Gorilla, I lived in San Borja for 2 years and Surco for one. Both excellent places to live. I never had a scare or even felt unsafe. There is crime everywhere in Lima. When I worked in San Isidro ladies had their purses stolen right infront of my office and a house 1 block away was broken into twice...
by Ron
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aussie networks in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 1826

Sean, You might want to talk to Jason Gilbert. He is a chiropractor in Miraflores and can be reached at Instituto Quiropractico International Calle Parque Meliton Porras 387 Miraflores Lima Tel 243 2672 243 2665 He is also an Aussie and has lived in Peru for about 10 years now. When I lived there he...
by Ron
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Golf and Real Estate in Lima
Replies: 16
Views: 5843

Hey! I will be flying into Peru for the first time in Oct. the 3rd to be exact... Nevertheless, I love golf..... Hope to get to play during my travels through south Am....... Are you guys telling me there are no courses in Peru where you can walk up or call up, pay a few bucks and get a game?... I ...
by Ron
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Golf and Real Estate in Lima
Replies: 16
Views: 5843

Thank you Ellie, I have been thinking about that course. It has a nice website! I only play golf for fun and never for business, so as long as I can get out and play i will be happy.

Ron
by Ron
Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian People.
Replies: 6
Views: 2594

Thieves look for opportunity, not for tourists. Just remember that Lima, with a population of about 9 million, has a very dense urban concentration of people. Thus the criminal element can be right around the corner from you. I have seen purse snatching in San Isidro, but I have also seen it in Las ...
by Ron
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian People.
Replies: 6
Views: 2594

Dai, I lived in Lima for three years and met along of great women including my wife. The only place I was ever taken advantage of was at the artisan markets. After I learned Spanish and the local slang, I was treated alot better by the vendors and was able to buy thing for much cheaper. Once you can...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Golf and Real Estate in Lima
Replies: 16
Views: 5843

I have been to Terrazas and to Regattas and prefer the former. Regattas is always very hectic. The wife and I have just really started to play alot of golf here and would like to continue in Lima. But at these prices ..... I have yet to be to Jockey Club. Is that located on the backside of Jockey Pl...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Golf and Real Estate in Lima
Replies: 16
Views: 5843

Alan and David, Thank you for your replies. I was able to find the post on Living in Peru about the golf courses. If Lima Golf in San Isidro is $50,000 then I guess I am SOL. I played there in December 2006 as a guest of the Country Club hotel. The club and the course are absolutely not worth the hi...
by Ron
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Golf and Real Estate in Lima
Replies: 16
Views: 5843

Golf and Real Estate in Lima

My wife (Peruvian) and I are looking to purchase some real estate in December to help hasten our retirement. We used to live in Lima 6 years ago and the prices of places that I am seeing via the internet seem alot higher than I remember. Are what Alfredo Graf and CMI post realistic? Secondly, I am a...

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