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by Kelly
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lucuma Chocolate Chip Cookies
Replies: 6
Views: 2433

Re: Lucuma Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've bought chocolate chips before in Plaza Vea, but it has been quite a while, and I think near Christmas. I almost remember them being mini chocolate chips - but I might be confusing them with the mini-marshmallows!
by Kelly
Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living in Peru
Replies: 488
Views: 209474

Re: Cost of living in Peru

Living on $500 will be extremely difficult. Price of an apartment would depend upon where it's located. Check http://urbania.clasificados.pe/alquiler/inmuebles and http://www.adondevivir.com.pe - You probably wouldn't be able to find an apartment of your own - but possibly rent a room in a home. In ...
by Kelly
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to buy contact lens fluid in Lima
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Re: Where to buy contact lens fluid in Lima

There's a eye glasses place back behind the Wong in Aurora, Miraflores (Ca. Aria Schereiber) - and I asked them about prices on gas perm contacts. They knew what I was talking about, so maybe they've got solutions and rinse too? Sorry I can't remember the name.
by Kelly
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Christmas Lights
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Christmas Lights

Bless my housekeeper - if not for her, my decorations would never have gone up or been taken down and put away.
by Kelly
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chemtrails... man, oh man!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: Chemtrails... man, oh man!!!

Probably got vaccinations, too.
by Kelly
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 9010

Re: HER KIDS...

Philipc4u59 wrote:Kelly & others may get upset


:?:
by Kelly
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: News sits in English
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: News sits in English

You'd want to check Andina - http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/ - they tend to have the best and most updated news.
by Kelly
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying return ticket for >6 months out w/ tourist visa
Replies: 15
Views: 3399

Re: Buying return ticket for >6 months out w/ tourist visa

That just proves the point that it's different for everyone then. :) I used a round trip ticket for a year past the return trip date - no one cared because the ticket was still good for exchange for a valid ticket.
by Kelly
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima
Replies: 72
Views: 20702

Re: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima

We ate at Popeye's in Miraflores the other day, the first time. First, I was mightily disappointed that there was no Dirty Rice on the menu, just the red beans and rice. The chicken was great, everyone liked it - the fries too. The biscuits were very tough, which was another disappointment. But they...
by Kelly
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying return ticket for >6 months out w/ tourist visa
Replies: 15
Views: 3399

Re: Buying return ticket for >6 months out w/ tourist visa

As long as your ticket is round trip, you shouldn't have a problem - they don't care about the date, just the fact that you've got a ticket that can be used to leave the country. The airlines aren't worried about immigration rules as much as they're worried about being stuck having to transport you ...
by Kelly
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Car Lease/Rental
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: Car Lease/Rental

Hi -

I've sent you a message to your inbox.
by Kelly
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dealing with Difficult Taxi Drivers
Replies: 21
Views: 5059

Re: Dealing with Difficult Taxi Drivers

I've never had a driver try to change the rate mid-ride, but I have had them start complaining about the traffic, in an attempt to make me feel bad. I learned that trick in the Bahamas, around the town square in Nassau where the ladies braid hair for tourist. They offer a low price, then half-way th...
by Kelly
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Should I marry a Peruvian woman for cash
Replies: 27
Views: 7263

Re: Should I marry a Peruvian woman for cash

This may be the funniest thread I've ever read on this forum. :D :lol:
by Kelly
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Kenzo Flower Tag for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Kenzo Flower Tag for Sale

We (well, not actually us, but long story short) ended up with the wrong eau de parfum - we wanted Kenzo Flower, ended up with Kenzo Flower Tag. I just checked the price at Ripley, it's selling here for s/.377 (approx $140. ) for the 100ml spray. We'll sell it for s/.250 (approx $100) - that covers ...
by Kelly
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.
Replies: 30
Views: 4096

Re: You'll better buy your burger from a street stall.

It's just one store in San Miguel, as far as I know.
by Kelly
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Christmas & New Years Eve
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

Re: Peruvian Christmas & New Years Eve

I can think of a few reasons they might not want you doing it - First off, a $1 bill isn't that easy to exchange Passing out money makes you look like you have a lot of cash, and can make you a target. Parents may be offended that you give their children money, in the "he thinks we're poor"...
by Kelly
Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Anyone notice several hellicopters this morning???
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

Re: Anyone notice several hellicopters this morning???

I had them flying over my house yesterday afternoon - I was told that the military schools are having big end of the year/graduation ceremonies which includes showing off the equipment.
by Kelly
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Spice List English/Spanish
Replies: 36
Views: 13726

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Thyme is tomillo.
Leeks are poro. (not technically a spice, i guess, but they are used to flavor food :) )
by Kelly
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LARGER SIZES?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: LARGER SIZES?

I don't know about maraschino cherries, they aren't real popular here, but things like nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruits, etc are all available by weight in the mercados.
by Kelly
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LARGER SIZES?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: LARGER SIZES?

Go to one of the Mercados, and you can buy those types of ingredients by weight - you just tell them how much you want - 100gms, 200gm, half a kilo, whatever.
by Kelly
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Moving: What to take to Peru for little kids. Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: Moving: What to take to Peru for little kids. Help!

I don't know if I've seen those two games specifically, but there are plenty of children's board games and toys here, even for little ones. Lots of large piece foam puzzles, stacking toys, etc for smaller children too.
by Kelly
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: COUPON CRAZY???
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: COUPON CRAZY???

I use my coupons from Plaza Vea - but you have to have the PV Visa from Interbank to qualify for them. Just saved nearly 90 soles at the store today by using my coupons.
by Kelly
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paneton
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: Paneton

Great little blog!
by Kelly
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Milk in can or carton.
Replies: 11
Views: 2550

Re: Milk in can or carton.

Lactose-free Gloria in a carton. My husband and the kid are both lactose-intolerant, so there you go.
by Kelly
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Market in Surco or Surquillo?
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: Market in Surco or Surquillo?

I don't care for the market near the Ace Maestro store - it's in one of the worst parts of Surquillo and the odor is awful (just my opinion - my mother in law does a lot of shopping there, so what do I know!). Surquillo has two very nice markets. Mercado 1 is one of Gaston Acurio's favorite places. ...
by Kelly
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: First time out...
Replies: 7
Views: 1946

Re: First time out...

Suncha, I'm sorry but that is not correct information. There are a lot of people on this forum who have been asked to show proof of return or onward travel; it's put some people in a bad situation when they were checking in at the airport. Whether Peru immigration cares or not is a moot point - the ...
by Kelly
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bullfighting in Peru
Replies: 29
Views: 5309

Re: Bullfighting in Peru

Dunno, Kelly... "ethical hunting" seems like squishy ground. I doubt all "ethically" hunted animals die nice, fast clean deaths.. I'm sure that they don't all die fast clean deaths - but most ethical hunters prefer that they do and make every effort to do so - as opposed to bull...
by Kelly
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paranormal activity
Replies: 65
Views: 11309

Re: Paranormal activity

sidro wrote: Go cry and whine somewhere else.



The same could be said to you.
by Kelly
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: FAMILY/FRIENDS from USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 2465

Re: FAMILY/FRIENDS from USA?

I agree with you about giving thanks daily, and I do! I think it's really important for people to remember how fortunate they are - it makes a difference in your outlook on life. Giving thanks daily for what you've got isn't the same thing as celebrating the holiday Thanksgiving, though. It's a US s...
by Kelly
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bullfighting in Peru
Replies: 29
Views: 5309

Re: Bullfighting in Peru

The "meat eating" argument doesn't apply, either. I'm not against ethical hunting or killing animals for food. I'm against unnecessarily torturing them for sport before you kill them.
by Kelly
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: FAMILY/FRIENDS from USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 2465

Re: FAMILY/FRIENDS from USA?

My husband bought a beard trimmer here in Lima, I believe from Hiraoka. The electronics and department stores carry things like that.

I thought your comment about Thanksgiving not being well celebrated here was funny. :) Did you expect it would be?
by Kelly
Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: renting a short-term furnished apartment
Replies: 15
Views: 3392

Re: renting a short-term furnished apartment

I recommend AirBnB to anyone looking for a shorter term rental - it' s a little more expensive, but you don't have to worry about things like deposits etc.
by Kelly
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 8088

Re: Obama will win.

The reason is so that none of the new mods have to go through the years of obscenity laced phone calls, emails and pm's that I did. Some people don't like being told that a forum has rules, and that they are required to follow those rules. Some of those people are not what the rest of us might consi...
by Kelly
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best casinos in miraflores
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Best casinos in miraflores

Nice evasion of the questions, as usual, Chi Chi.
by Kelly
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taxi Price for waiting
Replies: 13
Views: 2297

Re: Taxi Price for waiting

If you're paying him for the trip there and back, another 20 on top of that is perfectly acceptable.
by Kelly
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Newspapers & OFERTA SHEETS...
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

Re: Newspapers & OFERTA SHEETS...

The easiest thing to do is go to their website - they have the sales brochures posted online. http://www.plazavea.com.pe/ for example - two clicks takes you to their currents "Dias Rojos" brochure - http://issuu.com/compec/docs/diasrojos5 ... =%23222222
by Kelly
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to buy a large stone mortar and pestle?
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: Where to buy a large stone mortar and pestle?

I haven't seen them around, but try asking for a batàn.
by Kelly
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Machu Picchu guides
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Re: Machu Picchu guides

I remember it being very simple, but it was a few years ago and I don't remember the rate.
by Kelly
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 8088

Re: Obama will win.

Professional in what sense? This isn't my job, and since you felt the need to complain in public, I see nothing wrong with me responding in public.

If you don't want people talking about the holes in your socks, don't air your laundry in public. :wink:
by Kelly
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 8088

Re: Obama will win.

I would say that the "new Kellys" are doing exactly what they should, seeing as this is a conversation thread rather than an information thread, and as such has a lot more leeway to meander about like a normal conversation. Since Obama already won, the original point is a bit moot, so why ...
by Kelly
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Minivan Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2894

Re: Minivan Advice

Agreed - we just sold a 97 toyota something or other for $6000 - with a disassembled motor and no hood!

The plus is you can buy new and get a really good resale value when you leave - I'd say it depends on how long you plan to stay. And if the company also plans on shipping it home for you.
by Kelly
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I want to go to Cuba!
Replies: 39
Views: 7842

Re: I want to go to Cuba!

The OP wants information from flying from Peru to Cuba and the OP is German. There are no restrictions at all for him to fly from Lima to Havana. Which makes me wonder why you posted information about flights from the US in the first place. :?: Seems to me your only point with it was to refute Amer...
by Kelly
Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Jockey Plaza.....talk to me....
Replies: 17
Views: 3946

Re: Jockey Plaza.....talk to me....

Yes, Jockey Plaza is quite safe. From Miraflores to there (depending on where in Miraflores) will likely be around 10 soles. It's a very large mall, comparable to malls in the US. if you're shopping for boots, you might want to try the Plaza Primavera at the corner of Angamos and Aviacion. There's a...
by Kelly
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Have Overstayed By A Ridiculous Length of Time...
Replies: 11
Views: 2668

Re: Have Overstayed By A Ridiculous Length of Time...

Doesn't bother me - I'm not mod anymore. ;)

But Cheech is right - you have to be on a legal visa to get married.
by Kelly
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The ice and iced coffee
Replies: 16
Views: 3306

Re: The ice and iced coffee

Don't forget the chemicals coming down from the rivers - arsenic doesn't get boiled out, either.
by Kelly
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Have Overstayed By A Ridiculous Length of Time...
Replies: 11
Views: 2668

Re: Have Overstayed By A Ridiculous Length of Time...

No, you don't pay the fine until you are "done" with your visa, in other words, leaving the country.

You CAN pay it in advance at the Immigration offices, but I'm pretty sure you have to show a plane ticket or some other sort of proof that you're leaving.
by Kelly
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Change in Moderator
Replies: 9
Views: 1709

Re: Change in Moderator

And thanks, Adrian - the forum needs another 10 or so just like you. :)
by Kelly
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Change in Moderator
Replies: 9
Views: 1709

Re: Change in Moderator

americorps wrote:
Kelly wrote:It was a pleasure. :)



Always?


I will miss you as mod, but I will still bother you as often as possible.


Yes; my conversations with Rick were always a pleasure. :P
by Kelly
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 8088

Re: Obama will win.

I think ChiChi's comment is far less racist than the comment it responded to.
by Kelly
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Doctors in Lima
Replies: 21
Views: 21278

Chiropractor

Carlos Ayres, DC
Av. Higuereta #250
Santiago de Surco

Super nice guy, made me feel very much at ease, speaks perfect English (he lived and practiced in the US for many years). Oh, and fixed my pain issues, too. :)

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