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by mtwilson
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Webdevelopper/Programmer needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

by mtwilson
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Webdevelopper/Programmer needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

I am interested, but I am male. You can contact me at [email protected]
by mtwilson
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 1st annual Expat squid fishing trip!
Replies: 8
Views: 1898

wow, got here late. sounds like a blast! did you guys pull this off? How was it?
by mtwilson
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What is Pardo?
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Ah, OK. Paeo. So the unions weren't successful. Was this a nationwide strike or only in Lima?
by mtwilson
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Volunteering to Learn Spanish
Replies: 5
Views: 829

hang out with me. I don't know any englis speakers here and my spanish improves every day. Send me a PM if you want to get to know some nice Peuvians and learn spanish.
by mtwilson
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What is Pardo?
Replies: 2
Views: 902

What is Pardo?

What the heck is pardo? My Peruvian friends simply say it is 'political",. my guess is it has to do with labor issue and transportation, but who is behind it? Is there a union? is it both combies and taxis? and what are the political ties? My understanding is that most of the "public"...
by mtwilson
Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ascending from 3rd to 1st World
Replies: 60
Views: 13026

This is a talk given recently by the visionary Stewart Brand on the changing characteristics of "developing" counties. I found it to be most interesting and possibly on topic for this discussion. What do you think?

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/stew ... ities.html
by mtwilson
Thu May 14, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The best pizza in Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 8206

Here's another vote for Antica. Love the crust and the ambiance is nice too!
by mtwilson
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Web Designer and Web Application Developer - Works Cheap!
Replies: 0
Views: 790

Web Designer and Web Application Developer - Works Cheap!

Hi, I am a web site designer/programmer with about 20 years experience in large public sector design and development. I am retired and living in Tarapoto now and I just started a new company here in Peru, Little Ruckus, doing small to medium sized web design projects for businesses and personal use....
by mtwilson
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expats in Tarapoto
Replies: 38
Views: 9773

Leonarro… as mentioned earlier my guide books virtually ignore Tarapoto. Is there any significant tourist activity in Tarapoto? If so, what are they interested in seeing/doing? Are there tour operators in town? What activities/attractions would you recommend to visitors, and how much time should th...
by mtwilson
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expats in Tarapoto
Replies: 38
Views: 9773

Re: the north

MTWilson and Leonarro, Any idea of the driving time from Trujillo to Tarapoto? Also, looking at a map shows the Rio Huallaga running pretty close. Is it a clear running river? If you hear of any significant fishing up around there, please drop a note. thanks Tim Just checked with a bus company abou...
by mtwilson
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expats in Tarapoto
Replies: 38
Views: 9773

Re: the north

MTWilson and Leonarro, Any idea of the driving time from Trujillo to Tarapoto? Also, looking at a map shows the Rio Huallaga running pretty close. Is it a clear running river? If you hear of any significant fishing up around there, please drop a note. thanks Tim Just checked with a bus company here...
by mtwilson
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expats in Tarapoto
Replies: 38
Views: 9773

Wow, great response so far. I would be happy to chronicle some of my experiences so far. Tarapoto is a great city with a real community feel to it. I have yet to discover what the true population of Tarapoto is as different web sources cite different numbers, but I believe it to be at least 100,000....
by mtwilson
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 3395

I am there too. I really like it. If you want to contact me I am at [email protected]

Cheers,
by mtwilson
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expats in Tarapoto
Replies: 38
Views: 9773

Expats in Tarapoto

Just arrived in Tarapoto for an extended stay and I was wondering if there are any expats in this forum who are living here or who have any advice about work and things to do or to watch out for. If not, I'll keep you all posted on how things go here. So far it is very mellow, but it has been rainin...
by mtwilson
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What thanksgiving means in Peru.
Replies: 16
Views: 4128

Yes TG is an American holiday, and yes the Canadians celebrate their TG for different reasons. There is nothing wrong with a holiday to give thanks for past events that helped create a new county or culture, but I am of the opinion that TG in America is "falso". We celebrate the generosity...
by mtwilson
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fitness Stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 2389

Well, I wasn't looking for a debate about fitness, but I agree with Arroz con Pollo. Thanks for the feedback and I look forward to meeting many of you soon! By the way, I love peruvian food and I can't wait to incorporate it to my fitness program... Ceviche!!!!
by mtwilson
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fitness Stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 2389

Fitness Stuff

Ok, I have a question about maintaining fitness in Peru. I am three days from coming to Lima for an extended stay - six months or more and as I am packing, I am wondering what to bring of course. I am into fitness and I am wondering if it is possible for me to acquire some of the things I have here,...
by mtwilson
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sean Penn interested in Chávez?
Replies: 93
Views: 16169

Proven in the past? why is that a standard that should be brought to bear on this topic? pretty much every form of government proven in the past has ended up exploiting the working class. What the world needs now are new ideas. we are killing our life support system and we are allowing international...
by mtwilson
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: YUM! Great smoked meats and sides in Chacarillas!
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Do Tell.....
by mtwilson
Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Any single people out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

I am single and I have been to Arequipa, Lima, Cuzco and Trujillo and I have always found wonderful places to meet other singles and have a great time. The nightlife is great and there are plenty of things to do. I would echo the cautionary advice to be careful of those who are interested in relatio...
by mtwilson
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cloths for a big guy
Replies: 12
Views: 3065

Thanks for all of the help and info, I really love this forum. I hope to meet many of you when I move there in October. THANKS AGAIN!!

Cheers,
by mtwilson
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sastre / Tailor / Mens Suits / sportcoat
Replies: 6
Views: 3754

Thanks for this post, I was going to ask for this info myself!
by mtwilson
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: NY Times Article. Eliane Karp confronts Yale University
Replies: 49
Views: 15011

I find it odd that this issue has resulted in so much stagnation. If these were artifacts related to native americans in the United States it would be a slam dunk, they would be returned to the indigenous owners. Not to be too conspiratorial, but isn't Yale the home of the bonesmen whose alumni incl...
by mtwilson
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cloths for a big guy
Replies: 12
Views: 3065

I have a 34" waist, my inseam is the problem, 36". I have been to Gamarra alone and with friends and I have no trouble with that. I was just curios if there were other places to look. especially for shoes.

Thanks for all of the responses though. This is a great forum!!

Cheers,
by mtwilson
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ExpatPeru.com
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

even if you created it yourself or if this reflects an actual event, it speaks volumes!!! I am coming to rely on this forum for helpful advice and. camaraderie. I am grateful for the contributions made by so many of you and if there are those who don't "get it", well it is a shame. Please ...
by mtwilson
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Brita Water Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

cool, thanks.
by mtwilson
Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Brita Water Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

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?
by mtwilson
Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pun in ten did
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

ayyyyyyyyy, que pena!!! jajajaja
by mtwilson
Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Money Transfer from USA
Replies: 11
Views: 2343

OK, pm me the info please. Would love to get the scoop!

Thanks,
by mtwilson
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Money Transfer from USA
Replies: 11
Views: 2343

Yeah, I would appreciate the info. too!!!
by mtwilson
Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Brita Water Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Is that the case? I mean Britas have charcoal filters. That means giardia and a host of other contaminants. If they "don't work then the alternative is...? a water service or bottled water. I have to say, the store purchased water in Lima doesn't taste all that good. Any suggestions?
by mtwilson
Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: someone going to US who could bring me some books'
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

I am coming down to live in mid October. I am planning to bring plenty of my own books, but if you don't have a lot you want I could probably make some space available. Let me know.

Cheers,
by mtwilson
Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cloths for a big guy
Replies: 12
Views: 3065

Cloths for a big guy

I am preparing my move to Lima and I have visited many times before, but I recall some difficulty finding cloths there that fit me. I am 6'4" and I have a 36" inseam for pants. I wear size 13 shoes (44 or 48 in euro size). Just wondering if it is possible for me to buy pants and shoes in L...
by mtwilson
Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Brita Water Filter
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Brita Water Filter

Anyone know if it is possible to buy a Brita type water filter pitcher in Lima?

Thanks,
by mtwilson
Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian slangs - Jergas
Replies: 71
Views: 25396

a great site for jergas de peruano es...

http://www.elbuscapersonas.com.pe/jerga ... ruanas.htm


it is in spanish, but easily understood.
by mtwilson
Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relocation Services in Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Thanks for the info folks! Very helpful.

Mike
by mtwilson
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relocation Services in Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Relocation Services in Peru

Anyone know of a good relocation service in Peru. You know, english speaking that help with housing, shipping and settling in?
by mtwilson
Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Shipping from the USA
Replies: 2
Views: 715

a few more questions

Thanks for the reply, but I am still a little confused, normal for me. If I have, say a box of books shipped from the US to a friends house, what shipping Co. should I use and what happens when it arrives? Will it be delivered to her door or do I have to pick it up? What are the most reliable shippi...
by mtwilson
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: MAC help
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Hi, I am moving to Peru in October and I have very good experience with MAC systems administration and troubleshooting. I you do not have a solution by then, and I hope you do, I would be happy to help, gratis!

cheers,
by mtwilson
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Shipping from the USA
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Shipping from the USA

Coming to Lima soon and I would like to ship a few things to Lima, technical books and the like. Anything I should do to ensure their delivery?
by mtwilson
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Business in Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Business in Peru

I know this is a meaty subject, but I am moving to Lima soon and I am interested in looking into various business ventures there. Small independent stuff. Can someone tell me what the major pitfalls are and what I need to do to operate a small business in Peru? I am a retired American with an entrep...
by mtwilson
Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Can I get by on a grand??
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

I am moving to Lima in October and I am budgeting $1000 per month. I am single with no kids. I have a friend who has been there a year. He says he spends a lot of time in punta hermosa serfing and he likes to party a bit. He has no trouble living on $800 per month. I think we will both be fine on $1...
by mtwilson
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: WalMArt Coming to Peru???
Replies: 16
Views: 3948

Great production!! Wish there was a spanish version!!!!
by mtwilson
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

I can confirm the issue of two laptops. I have come to Lima twice with two and just told customs they were for my work, which was true. Never a second question and I provided no proof.

Also, $10,000 US is the limit as of July of this year.

Cheers,

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