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by curlyguy18
Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies
Replies: 234
Views: 47885

Re: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies

I may finish work at 7pm. Would it be ok if I came at 7:30ish then?
by curlyguy18
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies
Replies: 234
Views: 47885

Re: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies

I'm not sure about Monday the first as I may have to go to work. I'll confirm nearer the date.
by curlyguy18
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies
Replies: 234
Views: 47885

Re: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies

Kevin,

Thank you so much for the potluck last night. I had a good time and I think I can speak for everyone else that came. It is always great to meet with like-minded people! Still thinking of saltpeter and fresh Peter :lol:
by curlyguy18
Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheap accomodation in...
Replies: 1
Views: 1080

Cheap accomodation in...

Hi forum.

I was wondering if I could get any suggestions on cheap places to stay in the following cities:

Huaraz
Trujillo
Chachapoyas

Any advice would be highly appreciated!

Jr.
by curlyguy18
Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies
Replies: 234
Views: 47885

Re: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies

I am coming as well. I can bring coke, or sprite... how many bottles?
by curlyguy18
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bus from Trujillo to Chachapoyas.
Replies: 2
Views: 2223

Re: Bus from Trujillo to Chachapoyas.

Great! Thanks for the info!
by curlyguy18
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies
Replies: 234
Views: 47885

Re: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies

I also second Americorp's suggestions.
by curlyguy18
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bus from Trujillo to Chachapoyas.
Replies: 2
Views: 2223

Bus from Trujillo to Chachapoyas.

I'm planning a trip to Huaraz, Trujillo and Chachapoyas in December and I was wondering if anyone knew of any buses from Trujillo all the way up to Chachapoyas?

Any recommendations on where to stay? Thanks.
by curlyguy18
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies
Replies: 234
Views: 47885

Re: LGBT Expats, and friends and allies

Cool. Keep me posted on when y'all will meet next. I'd love to come as well!
by curlyguy18
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: approved provider of english test for UK visa
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: approved provider of english test for UK visa

Hi. It is a new rule indeed. I checked the UK Border Agency site but there wasn't one in Peru. The nearest one was in Santiago in Chile :S
by curlyguy18
Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tattoo removal in Lima.
Replies: 0
Views: 760

Tattoo removal in Lima.

I have decided to make a few changes in my life and one of them includes removing my tattoo on my left middle finger. I have looked at some websites of dermatological centers here in Lima that offer laser tattoo removal, but I was also hoping someone here might have any recommendations. Thanks in ad...
by curlyguy18
Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to give books away
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: Where to give books away

Thanks for the information, Suzanne!

I am having a bit of a culture shock crisis here in Lima but everything else is well. We should all meet up for coffee at some stage!
by curlyguy18
Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to give books away
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: Where to give books away

Thanks! I'll come to yours on Saturday then.
by curlyguy18
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to give books away
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Where to give books away

Forum.... I'm back! I've a box full of books I no longer need and I was wondering where I could give them away. There are around 25 of them and I'd say 18 of them belong to a series entitled Left Behind by Tim La Haye. I doubt anyone in their right mind would want to receive such large amount of boo...
by curlyguy18
Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reverse Culture Shock
Replies: 36
Views: 7064

Re: Reverse Culture Shock

I came back from the UK about a week ago and I'm dealing with a great deal of reverse culture shock! I was in London for a year but it only took me a few weeks to get into the swing of things. Plus I never really had any much culture shock the whole time I was there. Now that I'm back home I no long...
by curlyguy18
Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: And yet another question for the Brits.
Replies: 3
Views: 675

And yet another question for the Brits.

Hello, forum! I can hardly believe my time here in the UK is coming to an end! As they say, time flies and it's got no wings! :) It's been a wonderful year and I will treasure all of these memories til the day I die. I was wondering if there are things from the UK -- foodwise -- you can find in Lima...
by curlyguy18
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Laptop battery question
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Laptop battery question

I'd like some clarification then. Is it cheaper in Lima or not?

I have been to T'ham Court Rd but the thing is I haven't even asked yet as I don't want to pay heaps of money if I can get it cheaper in Lima.
by curlyguy18
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Laptop battery question
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Laptop battery question

If it's gonna be 3 times as much then I'll just wait til I get back to Lima to buy a battery!
by curlyguy18
Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Laptop battery question
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Laptop battery question

Greetings from sunny and warm London! My laptop needs a new battery and I was wondering if it would be cheaper to buy one in the UK or if I should just wait until I get back to Lima to buy one. I don't have a clue how much a battery for an Acer notebook would cost in Lima or here in the UK, but I'd ...
by curlyguy18
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Off-the-beaten track places in London?
Replies: 23
Views: 4941

Re: Off-the-beaten track places in London?

Hi all. I wanted to say thank you for all the suggestions. I have been having an awesome time in London and all of the UK! I updated my blog if you guys are interested in reading about my adventures in the UK (http://www.juniormoya.blogspot.com). Singlefather, I have yet to contact your Peruvian fri...
by curlyguy18
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The demise of the Combi's
Replies: 31
Views: 5498

Re: The demise of the Combi's

As it has already been mentioned, millions of people use those combis and until the goverment or someone decides to invest in a better form of public transport, they will still be around. I was thinking the other day that Lima could really use some double-deckers like the ones here in London. Except...
by curlyguy18
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question for the Scots, Brits and anyone who can help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1203

Question for the Scots, Brits and anyone who can help!

Greetings from cold -- but sunny -- London! I am enjoying my time here in the UK, where I'm not working illegally at McDonald's as someone disrespectfully mentioned. I was wondering if anyone has any advice on visiting the Scottish Highlands. Is it better to book a tour than to explore them on my ow...
by curlyguy18
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Volunteering Overseas - Please Explain Why Agencies Charge
Replies: 15
Views: 2832

Re: Volunteering Overseas - Please Explain Why Agencies Charge

I had to go through an agency as well to come to the UK to do volunteer work. And of course, I had to pay them an X amount of money. They agency helped me with all the paperwork, though.
by curlyguy18
Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Weird topic -- Are Peruvians exotic?
Replies: 18
Views: 2970

Re: Weird topic -- Are Peruvians exotic?

Interesting replies. I think I agree with Kelly. Back home I am so ordinary but here everyone thinks I come from a very very far away place.
by curlyguy18
Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Weird topic -- Are Peruvians exotic?
Replies: 18
Views: 2970

Weird topic -- Are Peruvians exotic?

Ever since I came to the UK, I have been told by the locals that I'm exotic because I'm from Peru. I was, of course, shocked because I have never thought of myself as exotic. Back in Peru I could not be any more ordinary. I personally do not find Europeans and North Americans to be exotic, but I gue...
by curlyguy18
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why Peru? From a Peruvian perspective.
Replies: 48
Views: 7764

- Peruvian women are not whores. My husband wants to raise a daughter that will not have 2-3 abortions, be divorced once or twice, and living with her lesbian lover by the time she is thirty years old. Fewer fake blonds and b00bs and liposuction. I have to disagree. Some women in Peru are whores. I...
by curlyguy18
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why Peru? From a Peruvian perspective.
Replies: 48
Views: 7764

Mahou, I'm not sure about the quality of life being better in Lima. Would you care to explain why you think so? Whilst it's true that people make more money in London, they also spend more since it's more expensive to live here than it is to live in Lima. But it still seems to me like the regular em...
by curlyguy18
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why Peru? From a Peruvian perspective.
Replies: 48
Views: 7764

Thank you for your comments. It still beats me why some people prefer to live in Lima, but as the saying goes, different strokes for different folks. I am not really missing Lima that much, but then again I have only been here for a month. We'll see how I feel towards the end of my 1-year term here ...
by curlyguy18
Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why Peru? From a Peruvian perspective.
Replies: 48
Views: 7764

Why Peru? From a Peruvian perspective.

So I have been in London for a month and I can see why so many Peruvians want to leave Peru and come to a developed nation like the UK or the US or Japan. There are more opportunities for employment, even if it means working at Mc Donald's, compared to the UK and Japan, Peru seems like a very 3rd wo...
by curlyguy18
Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Off-the-beaten track places in London?
Replies: 23
Views: 4941

Thanks again for all the great suggestions! I've already been to many of the places y'all suggested.

I'm not sure about getting a bike -- I'm a little bit of a klutz and I think both the buses and the underground are awesome!
by curlyguy18
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Off-the-beaten track places in London?
Replies: 23
Views: 4941

Thanks again for all the suggestions! I've already seen some of the places y'all recommended.

Speaking of getting out of London, any other interesting places worth going to in England?
by curlyguy18
Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Off-the-beaten track places in London?
Replies: 23
Views: 4941

WOW! I'm impressed! Thanks y'all for the suggestions -- keep them coming! I'm in the inner city area of Hacnkey. I realized last night I could get on a bus from where I live all the way up to the Waterloo Station. I walked around some and stumbled upon the wheel and the big ben.
by curlyguy18
Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question for the Brits (or anyone who can help :)
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Yes, Hackney. I was told it was not too safe, and I was given an alarm just in case :S I got lost in my own neighborhood at 11pm the other night and it was a bit scary. Hopefully I won't get robbed while I'm here. It's a very mixed area. They've got Indian, Turkish, Polish, Brazilian, Pakistani, you...
by curlyguy18
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Off-the-beaten track places in London?
Replies: 23
Views: 4941

Off-the-beaten track places in London?

So I'll be in London for a year and I was wondering if anyone knows of any off-the-beaten-path, not-so-touristy attractions in the city. Any advice is highly appreciated!
by curlyguy18
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question for the Brits (or anyone who can help :)
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Yes, I'm in Hackney, London and I was able to buy a travel adaptor! I have to check tottenham Court Road.
by curlyguy18
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question for the Brits (or anyone who can help :)
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Question for the Brits (or anyone who can help :)

I'm in London now and I brought my laptop with me from Lima. Now, this laptop was originally bought in Miami, and it works perfectly fine in Lima. My question is, could I plug my laptop into the wall here in the UK? Also, the outlets here are different. My plug has the typical Peruvian two flat piec...
by curlyguy18
Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question for the Brits
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Question for the Brits

Do Peruvian debit cards work in the ATM's in the Uk to pull money? If so, is there a fee and if there is one, is there a way to avoid it? I'll be in London for a year and I don't want to take too much cash with me. My debit card is with Banco Continental, it's a got a visa logo in the front and a PL...
by curlyguy18
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: At the airport do I need to....
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

I'll take that as a yes :)
by curlyguy18
Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: At the airport do I need to....
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

At the airport do I need to....

...wear a surgical mask because of the swine flu??
by curlyguy18
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: It's my turn to be an expat!
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

I'm changing flights in Spain.
by curlyguy18
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: It's my turn to be an expat!
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

It's my turn to be an expat!

I'll be in London for a year doing charity work. So now it's my turn to be an expat. :)
by curlyguy18
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ACAP NIGHT OUT FRIDAY 17TH OF JULY!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2149

i'll be there too!!
by curlyguy18
Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Good expat bar
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

I was just about to recommed the Corner bar :)
by curlyguy18
Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marijuana Use and Acceptance - Cultural Differences
Replies: 16
Views: 7184

I have seen adults smoke weed (like people in their 40's who have kids) but it's not very common. Not all Peruvians think it's a "drug". A lot of them view is as just a recreational drug (like some of the people I work with). I know weed messes up your brain cells, so it's beyond me why so...
by curlyguy18
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Happy birthday to me!
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Happy birthday to me!

You people seem to have forgotten me!!!!!!
I'll be 23 tomorrow and there's a strike, great! :?
by curlyguy18
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: More strikes?
Replies: 22
Views: 3664

I ranted about this in my blog (http://www.juniormoya.blogspot.com) Their reason for striking is simply stupid. They feel they're being discriminated. How? By having the authorities enforce the law (which was YEARS overdue by the way). The driving here needs to be more civilized and that's only gonn...
by curlyguy18
Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian passport expiration date question
Replies: 12
Views: 4910

6 month rule is for foreigners, as a foreigner gets an up to 6 months tourist visa on arrival, so they want a passport valid for its duration.


Does the same rule apply in the UK? Will they want to see that my passport is valid for at least 6 months before I return to Peru? That's what worries me.
by curlyguy18
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian passport expiration date question
Replies: 12
Views: 4910

According to my Peruvian girlfriend, If you renew your passport, you don't have to wait nor do you get a new passport number. They just give you the sticker as mentioned. If you get a new passport, you have to not only wait longer, but you get a new passport number. All of this could cause issues e...
by curlyguy18
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian passport expiration date question
Replies: 12
Views: 4910

Well, my passport will not expire until after 2 months of leaving the UK, but I'll give the Embassy a call to find out.

In the end, passports are renewable, and so I could just renew my passport in the UK even though it won't expire until after 2 months of my departure.
by curlyguy18
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian passport expiration date question
Replies: 12
Views: 4910

That's awesome then. My passport will be up for renewal 2 months AFTER I have left the UK, but I just wanted to be sure.

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