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by Kelly
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Change in Moderator
Replies: 9
Views: 1712

Re: Change in Moderator

It was a pleasure. :)
by Kelly
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Heating Pad?
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Re: Heating Pad?

I would check the medical supply stores found on Av. Petit Thouars, a few blocks north of the IncaMarkets in Miraflores.
by Kelly
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Are Gringos Welcomed?
Replies: 38
Views: 6655

Re: Are Gringos Welcomed?

If you don't speak Spanish and don't know how to get to a place then a taxi will become VERY expensive. You will be 'taken for a ride'. A better option is to ask the staff at a hotel/hostel how to get somewhere by bus. Not much help for someone at the airport, which is the part of your post I respo...
by Kelly
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Are Gringos Welcomed?
Replies: 38
Views: 6655

Re: Are Gringos Welcomed?

Why taking a taxi anyway? There's a bus leaving every 10 seconds to anywhere in Lima and it cost you between 0.50 and 2 solitos. Taxis in Lima are very, very expensive. Because taking a bus isn't really a good alternative for a lot of people. Those who don't speak Spanish, don't know which bus to t...
by Kelly
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Change in Moderator
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Re: Change in Moderator

I'm not actually leaving the forum... just "signing off" as moderator. :)
by Kelly
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Are Gringos Welcomed?
Replies: 38
Views: 6655

Re: Are Gringos Welcomed?

I don't take taxis often anymore (since we now own a small fleet of them ourselves!) but my husband used to always make me stand separate from him when he flagged down a taxi. Until the day he realized on my own, I was getting the same - or better - fares than he did. I sometimes wonder if that's be...
by Kelly
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to obtain DNI to become Peruvian citizen
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: How to obtain DNI to become Peruvian citizen

I'm pretty sure what I linked to is a post from another forum member titled "a guide to getting citizenship through naturalization" - which is what you said you want to do, without being married to a Peruvian, which is how the person who wrote that post is doing it. Here's the link again, ...
by Kelly
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Are Gringos Welcomed?
Replies: 38
Views: 6655

Re: Are Gringos Welcomed?

Everyone's story is different, but after 8 years of living here I can count on one hand the number of times someone has tried to take advantage of me, as far as trying to overcharge me. The vast majority of people I've met have treated me extremely kindly. The only people who've ever had an "an...
by Kelly
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to obtain DNI to become Peruvian citizen
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: How to obtain DNI to become Peruvian citizen

If only you'd looked a little further down the page :wink:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20588
by Kelly
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LC BUSRE Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 5268

Re: LC BUSRE Airlines

If ChiChi is right, and they're now LC Peru, here's their website - http://www.lcperu.pe/ - there's a phone # on there, maybe try giving them a call and asking what kind of game they're playing.
by Kelly
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: judo near San Isidro?
Replies: 13
Views: 6629

Re: judo near San Isidro?

Check around in all your local gyms - often, they'll have martial arts classes for kids a couple of days a week.
by Kelly
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: trick or treating?
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: trick or treating?

A little late now, but you can go in pretty much any residential area. We had at least 50 kids stop by tonight here in Miraflores.
by Kelly
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Oh you're "offended?" WHO CARES?
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Oh you're "offended?" WHO CARES?

I find that offensive.
by Kelly
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What´s Happening to the Dollar?
Replies: 37
Views: 6698

Re: What´s Happening to the Dollar?

chi chi wrote: The unions are pushing people into wellfare. Not avoiding them to get in it.


I would bet these children would disagree with you.

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by Kelly
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: MISSING POSTER?
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: MISSING POSTER?

Or maybe it's just easier to contact her via pm or email...
by Kelly
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What´s Happening to the Dollar?
Replies: 37
Views: 6698

Re: What´s Happening to the Dollar?

China doesn't "steal" jobs - manufacturers choose to send jobs there.
by Kelly
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: MISSING POSTER?
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: MISSING POSTER?

I don't think anyone is "responsible" for any such thing; any response is a kindness, not a responsibility. Not everyone comes to the forum every day, or even every week.

The thread you're looking for is here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19856&start=30
by Kelly
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Round Trip...or One-Way???
Replies: 69
Views: 16599

Re: Round Trip...or One-Way???

No, as long as you can show something confirming that you are leaving Peru, you should be fine.
by Kelly
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living in Chiclayo
Replies: 13
Views: 3853

Re: Cost of living in Chiclayo

Not just inflation, but inflation + (possible) continued depreciation of the dollar as compared to the sol.
by Kelly
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What´s Happening to the Dollar?
Replies: 37
Views: 6698

Re: What´s Happening to the Dollar?

Please don't talk about me as if you know me.
by Kelly
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What´s Happening to the Dollar?
Replies: 37
Views: 6698

Re: What´s Happening to the Dollar?

Philipc4u59 wrote:...China "owns" the USA!!!


No they don't. Not even close. They are the largest of foreign US debt holders, but they only hold a little over 1 trillion of our total debt. And over the last year, our debt to China has actually decreased.
by Kelly
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Yoga Ball/Medicine Ball
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Yoga Ball/Medicine Ball

Awesome - I've been thinking of getting one myself because I spend so much of my day sitting at the computer writing.
by Kelly
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kennel Recommendations- (place that watches dogs)
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: Kennel Recommendations- (place that watches dogs)

The only place I'm familiar with is in Lurin http://www.elrefugioperu.com/ I've not used their services, but have heard them recommended by other people.

They've got a Facebook page, too - https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Refug ... 6180811609
by Kelly
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best market for.....
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Best market for.....

One block to the west of the Plaza Mayor, on Calle Camana, there are a variety of stores up and down the street. The prices were way lower than I'd seen anywhere else, and they had some cool different things I hadn't seen much of in other places. Head west on calle Callao from the plaza Mayor, then ...
by Kelly
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Flat iron?
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

Re: Flat iron?

Adaptors and transformers are two different things. An adaptor makes the plug fit into the socket correctly. The transformer "steps down" the voltage that passes into your appliance. Peru has 220v, the US uses 110v, so if you plug most appliances in without a transformer, they overdose on ...
by Kelly
Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Probiotics
Replies: 6
Views: 3272

Re: Probiotics

Hey - I just talked to my mom, she's coming down on Tuesday and would be happy to bring a bottle of acidophilus tabs for you (I think they're actually the capsules).
by Kelly
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apt. Leases
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Re: Apt. Leases

You can go to the Digemin offices in Brena and easily get a special permission to sign contracts so that contracts will be legal, even if you're here on a tourist visa. As far as leases, they're probably different for every landlord. Our first one was just written out by hand on a piece of notebook ...
by Kelly
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expat Meet - Ica
Replies: 15
Views: 3063

Re: Expat Meet - Ica

And yet she trusted you enough to buy a house for you.
by Kelly
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: RECYCLING - it doesn't make sense...
Replies: 15
Views: 2733

Re: RECYCLING - it doesn't make sense...

Often getting stinged by surgical needles that stick out of the bags.


Yes, those "surgical needles" are a big danger on the streets, since every house is .. what? filled with doctors or junkies?
by Kelly
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Flat iron?
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

Re: Flat iron?

If you're going to be here any length of time, buy one here to use here. The electric system here is different than in the US (not sure if by adapter you mean transformer, sorry if this is something you already knew). You're other option is to bring one from the US and use a transformer - but you mu...
by Kelly
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: RECYCLING - it doesn't make sense...
Replies: 15
Views: 2733

Re: RECYCLING - it doesn't make sense...

That's why we bag our recyclables separately - trying to give at least a little helping hand to the folks that come by looking for it.
by Kelly
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Contract without notarial seal = valid contract?
Replies: 13
Views: 2777

Re: Contract without notarial seal = valid contract?

I believe Fanning noted above that the notary seal is not necessary to make it legal, so it could be valid without the seal. However, the fact that you are not legally able in Peru to sign contracts MIGHT make it invalid anyway, seal or no. But please remember that this is not legal advice - if you'...
by Kelly
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dentists in Miraflores
Replies: 5
Views: 2197

Re: Dentists in Miraflores

I'm going to close this thread since we have a section for dental recommendations in the SErvices thread.
by Kelly
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: MERCADOS
Replies: 16
Views: 2672

Re: MERCADOS

I absolutely agree.
by Kelly
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: MERCADOS
Replies: 16
Views: 2672

Re: MERCADOS

Yes, here's what the electric train looked like yesterday in Gamarra - http://www.peruthisweek.com/uploads/news_image/big_image/650X458/20121025182922eQvb.jpg Seriously, I shop Gamarra, I shop Polvos Azules, whatever. But I'm not blind to the risks that are inherent to doing business in these areas....
by Kelly
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: good kids birthday party entertainment?
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: good kids birthday party entertainment?

If you go to the Magdalena market, there's an area that has tons of party stuff. In that area, you can find clowns, magicians, bands, and so on. I tried to find the card from the clown we used last time, he was aces, but sadly, it's been so long I don't know where it's gone.
by Kelly
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima
Replies: 72
Views: 20727

Re: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima

And thank you for proving my point.
by Kelly
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: which district is most popular for expats to live
Replies: 81
Views: 13937

Re: which district is most popular for expats to live

chi chi wrote:Those stories are from years ago.



No, they aren't. My stories are from as recent as 2 months ago.
by Kelly
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Villa El Salvador is booming.
Replies: 32
Views: 6868

Re: Villa El Salvador is booming.

Yes, but because you don't speak native English, you may be unaware that 'cheap' also has the meaning of 'poorly made, shoddy, of inferior quality'. I want a good product, as inexpensive as possible. I don't want something made cheaply that will fall apart after a year of use.
by Kelly
Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Beating ATM withdrawal limit?
Replies: 36
Views: 17577

Re: Beating ATM withdrawal limit?

Philip - I made the change on your other post. There should be a button on the top of your posts - top right - that says "edit".
by Kelly
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: special of the day
Replies: 17
Views: 6431

Re: special of the day

Doesn't the "special of the day" represent a post on food; maybe I mis-interpreted - sorry??? Philip PS - now In understand why the name... yes, but your post was about making updates to something else on the forum, unless I'm misunderstanding, so putting it here doesn't help people in th...
by Kelly
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima
Replies: 72
Views: 20727

Re: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima

Pardos, Roky and Norky all sell the same things too - but each one has their fans. Asi es la vida.

Greasy deep fried chicken.


And if you didn't buy it, how do you know it's "greasy"? it's not greasy - it's "para chupar los dedos" :lol:
by Kelly
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: which district is most popular for expats to live
Replies: 81
Views: 13937

Re: which district is most popular for expats to live

Those stories come from people have businesses and rent out flats in Miraflores and San Isidro. They want to make gringos believe that Miraflores and San Isidro are the only places where a gringo can live safely. So, they can ripp of the gringo with skyhigh prices. They want to avoid that the gring...
by Kelly
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Villa El Salvador is booming.
Replies: 32
Views: 6868

Re: Villa El Salvador is booming.

There is a subtle difference between inexpensive and cheap. Lots of folks in Peru need inexpensive furniture - they don't necessarily need cheap.
by Kelly
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Contract without notarial seal = valid contract?
Replies: 13
Views: 2777

Re: Contract without notarial seal = valid contract?

From what I understand (and this is not legal advice) if you don't have a CE or special permission to sign contracts, the contract is not valid.
by Kelly
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Contract without notarial seal = valid contract?
Replies: 13
Views: 2777

Re: Contract without notarial seal = valid contract?

Do you have a CE or permission to sign contracts?
by Kelly
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: special of the day
Replies: 17
Views: 6431

Re: special of the day

It's "El Sabor del Gordo" - El Gordo (the fat guy) is the chef.

But I'm curious why put that information here as it's got nothing to do with this thread? Why not find the original thread and update it? The information here doesn't help anyone reading the original thread.
by Kelly
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: which district is most popular for expats to live
Replies: 81
Views: 13937

Re: which district is most popular for expats to live

If you're talking about metropolitan LIma, I'd put Surquillo at the top of my list, with the disclaimer that it's the Aurora Este area of Surquillo, not the "Pequeno Chicago" area. Surquillo is shaped like a bow tie, sort of - two triangular shapes that meet at the point. The north-westerl...
by Kelly
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Beating ATM withdrawal limit?
Replies: 36
Views: 17577

Re: Beating ATM withdrawal limit?

I agree with Philip about Xoom - If you can open a dollars bank account in Peru, and deposit directly into it, you don't lose anything in exchange rates. The charge for me to transfer $2999 is $29.99, so it's $1 per ever $100. If you can't open a bank account here, you can still pick the money up at...
by Kelly
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paranormal activity
Replies: 65
Views: 11311

Re: Paranormal activity

Comet's account has been deleted at his request, so I think the best course is to continue the original conversation.

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