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by stuart
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will UK telephone (landline) handsets work in Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Will UK telephone (landline) handsets work in Peru

I'll be moving to Lima next week and am wondering if it's worth bringing my UK landline telephone handsets. Does anyone know if the dial-tone system is the same? Thanks, Gerry I'm pretty sure both Pulse and Tone dialling is supported, but if your phones are so expensive that you don't want to leave...
by stuart
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will UK telephone (landline) handsets work in Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Will UK telephone (landline) handsets work in Peru

I'll be moving to Lima next week and am wondering if it's worth bringing my UK landline telephone handsets. Does anyone know if the dial-tone system is the same? Thanks, Gerry I'm pretty sure both Pulse and Tone dialling is supported, but if your phones are so expensive that you don't want to leave...
by stuart
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will UK telephone (landline) handsets work in Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Will UK telephone (landline) handsets work in Peru

I'll be moving to Lima next week and am wondering if it's worth bringing my UK landline telephone handsets. Does anyone know if the dial-tone system is the same? Thanks, Gerry I'm pretty sure both Pulse and Tone dialling is supported, but if your phones are so expensive that you don't want to leave...
by stuart
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Do they ever check your bags when leaving Saga/Ripley
Replies: 25
Views: 4106

The laws dont protect you. Just try and see what happens. I was going to write a long story about events that I know of personally regarding people trying to Sue the big businesses here but it is a mute point. If you do not know someone who knows someone who knows the Judge. You loose. Regardless o...
by stuart
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Do they ever check your bags when leaving Saga/Ripley
Replies: 25
Views: 4106

Jimmy111 wrote:But in Peru, you dont have those rights. Sorry


Yes you do.
But, it is up to you to explain them because the security guards don't know.
by stuart
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Brita Water Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2986

mtwilson wrote:holy cr*p!!! I think I will just use a water service. Anyone know if the store bought water or a water delivery service has any tested purity, or is it polluted as well?


The water in stores is filtered rain or glacial water from the cordillera.
by stuart
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Brita Water Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2986

I recently bought this. http://www.sammytec.com/agua.html.
The water is filtered through a carbon filter and disinfected with ozone.

I now drink filtered tap water that doesn't make me sick and doesn't taste as bad.
by stuart
Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Do they ever check your bags when leaving Saga/Ripley
Replies: 25
Views: 4106

My question is, do they have a legal right to go through your things? And if so do they have a sign stating that they reserve the right to inspect your bags? Not that I know of. I've refused even letting them check the receipt and the contents of my bags a couple of times and walked away, not becau...
by stuart
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Do they ever check your bags when leaving Saga/Ripley
Replies: 25
Views: 4106

rgamarra wrote:They are less suspicious of foreigners stealing.


Theoretically, how baggy do you think your clothes must be to hide a LCD TV? Theoretically.
by stuart
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Do they ever check your bags when leaving Saga/Ripley
Replies: 25
Views: 4106

Peruvians are aware, just like any nationality, that you only have to look like you are doing a good job, or any job at all, to collect your salary.
by stuart
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mestizo population ?
Replies: 32
Views: 7415

Re: Mestizo???

This has to be a American who is asking this question. This is not a wierd question in the USA. It has to be an American who is stupid enough to think "El Turco" from Istanbul is an American. Only an American can be that stupid. If you don't get that I'm kidding.. you're probably an Ameri...
by stuart
Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Can yellow lemons be found in Lima?
Replies: 17
Views: 9076

I love the green limes in peru and ive no doubt they are better. But ive just had a nice frozen package of NZ lamb sent over and its not the same marinating it in lime as the sour yellow lemon, oregano, romesmary , garlic and olive oil You can have someone send you squeezed lemon juice in a bottle ...
by stuart
Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who has brought kids from North America to Peru ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6012

Thank you everyone for all your input , debate and ideas.. What do you think of eating yogurt everyday for a month before we come to Peru ? Will it help with us getting sick ? I have heard some people say it helps.. Can you buy good yogurt in Peru and what brand do you recommend ? Is it refrigerate...
by stuart
Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Can yellow lemons be found in Lima?
Replies: 17
Views: 9076

Re: Lemons

I have seen yellow lemons, the type found commonly in the US and Europe, only one or possibly two times in 7 years in Lima. The dulce limon is not the same. The one time I bought them for sure was in Wong. If anyone knows of a place where a sour yellow lemon can had, please advise. Edwin, how do th...
by stuart
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy a mailbox and paint for tiles???
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Re: Where to buy a mailbox and paint for tiles???

Hi! We just moved into a new house that actually doesn't have a mailbox. So all our mail is just thrown through the gate onto the especially in winter times wet floor. As I really don't like the letters from my mom or my credit card statements to be soaked I went to Ace and tried to buy a simple ma...
by stuart
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Can yellow lemons be found in Lima?
Replies: 17
Views: 9076

Re: Can yellow lemons be found in Lima?

churritis wrote:Hi, can yellow lemons be found in Lima?
if so, where?

many thanks


I believe they are called "Limones Dulces" and are green-yellow and Chilean. Wong has them sometimes, but not regularly.
by stuart
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hard water = ruined clothes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Maybe buy a water filter to connect to the water pipes that go to the washing machine.

Personally, my problem is that all my clothes loose their colour after 2 months.
by stuart
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nice places in Lima
Replies: 18
Views: 3525

Lima is fine. Most of the people that post here live in the poor section of town unlike me :) The Area I live in is Exclusive. But if you want to see all the latest movies and go to starbucks then that side of town is for you. Callao? I guess there are parts that are exclusive, but they are few and...
by stuart
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who has brought kids from North America to Peru ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6012

Just because the place has a big KFC or McDonalds logo out front it does not mean the same hygiene standards are applied as in the United States. I've been sick eating in KFC (which just does not taste the same here) a good few times. I am quite immune to Peru's bacteria now... I eat on the streets ...
by stuart
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone lived in any other latin american countries?
Replies: 12
Views: 2482

great topic! i love peru....but its the only country i know in south amercia and i am dying to travel to other countries....i would love to hear more about argentina....since I am of italian background i think i would love it.....i have heard it is very dangerous though? anyone have more info on ar...
by stuart
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where can I get Rocket in Lima? & Good Pizza in Lima
Replies: 20
Views: 5932

Que tontin. Thanks for that, i'll pick some up. Have you ever seen it loosely in markets or s'markets? What about Baby Spinich for salads? No, I haven't seen it sold separately... only in this mix bag. I don't often go to Vivanda, but they seem to have a fair bit of fancy stuff. You might find what...
by stuart
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where can I get Rocket in Lima? & Good Pizza in Lima
Replies: 20
Views: 5932

churritis wrote:Thanks i'll try it..

Still no answers on Rocket LEttuce..

Do you all have it in your home countries?


I answered a few posts back.
by stuart
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where can I get Rocket in Lima? & Good Pizza in Lima
Replies: 20
Views: 5932

Have you tried La Picolina?
by stuart
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Wine in Lima - good value for money?
Replies: 9
Views: 1876

Re: Wine in Lima - good value for money?

is there anywhere in Lima that sell good quality wine at a reasonable price? Ive looked at Wong and found the cheapest of the cheapest Australian, Argentine and Chilien wines which in their own countries around $6 at 3 times the price Try some Peruvian wines, you might find one you like. Argentinia...
by stuart
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where can I get Rocket in Lima? & Good Pizza in Lima
Replies: 20
Views: 5932

churritis wrote:What about Rocket?(lettuce)
Anyone seen any in any supermarkets or markets?


Yes. I bought a bag of mixed salad in Plaza Vea that had rocket lettuce. Isn't it great?
by stuart
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: **beware of money changer frauds & police in Miraflores
Replies: 40
Views: 9334

maryjo wrote:Just what I was wondering Arroz con Pollo...

So someone please tell me... how much of a difference is there between the two options.... withdrawing soles directly from your account, or taking your dollars to the cambista?


If you are changing less than $100, you might loose a few soles at worst.
by stuart
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: It's Looking Good.(The Dollar that is)
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: It's Back

Well Stuart, Read the article, Inflation is bad in Europe . What article?? What was Peru's last Inflation. Hmmm, I believe it was double digit. I am not a financial wizard. 5.8% I think. US was slightly lower. But Europe and Japans downturn has to affect the Sol. Yes, it will rise against the euro ...
by stuart
Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: It's Looking Good.(The Dollar that is)
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: It's Looking Good.

Hi All, I just checked the exchange rates. Dollar - 2.90 Soles, .68 to the Euro. Wall Street journal exclaims the Dollar will return to it's lofty heights against the Euro. It seems the European economies were hurt more with the price rise in oil. Also the people in the U.S. have actually reduced t...
by stuart
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Vaccination against Yellow Fever
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

Sorry, I forgot to mention that we´re in Cusco. We won´t arrive in Lima until the day of departure to Australia. Thanks for the answers anyway. Anybody with experience getting the vaccination in Cusco? Yellow Fever vacs take 10 days to become affective and most places require your Yellow Fever cert...
by stuart
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Vaccination against Yellow Fever
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

Omikron wrote:I recall taking my yellow fever vaccine back in 1984 before going on my vacation trip to Brazil. Anyone who flies to Brazil requires one or you won't be allowed to board the plane.


As of two weeks ago, Peruvians can enter Brasil without the vaccination.
by stuart
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: **beware of money changer frauds & police in Miraflores
Replies: 40
Views: 9334

Re: **beware of money changer frauds & police in Miraflo

Did you really believe that you can get a fake from a cajero ?....The notes are checked and checked again before they go in ! This is not true outside of Lima. Those working on the cajeros switch out the odd real S./50 for a fake one. Always check the cash at some point after withdrawing money in t...
by stuart
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: **beware of money changer frauds & police in Miraflores
Replies: 40
Views: 9334

1 dumb question.... rather than risk getting cheated in the street (unless of course, you know the cambista) why wouldn't you just get soles instead of dollars at the ATM or Bank? does the bank offer a less favorable exchange & fees?? and the cambista's rates are better? Just wondering...thanks...
by stuart
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: **beware of money changer frauds & police in Miraflores
Replies: 40
Views: 9334

Re: **beware of money changer frauds & police in Miraflo

Yesterday I went to change $100 in Miraflores on Avenida Pardo which I had freshly withdrawn from the ATM and the cambista told me that it was false and then proceeded to a policeman 5 metres from him who confirmed that it was false and that by law they had to take the money. I argued and he threat...
by stuart
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

One laptop will be your husbands, the other yours, so there is nothing to pay. I don't even think the rule is one laptop per person... and knowing the rules won't help, they seem to be plucked out of thin air. I have brought two laptops into Peru. They did see them both when they checked my bags. Th...
by stuart
Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Bus fares went up!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1902

I found 5 soles on the floor of a bus recently. If I can keep this up I'll be turning a profit.

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