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by Kelly
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Question: How much do people make in Lima, Peru???
Replies: 23
Views: 18262

Re: Question: How much do people make in Lima, Peru???

Agreed. Thanks, Sergio.
by Kelly
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 10974

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

Chi Chi vs. the trolls: 10-0 Is your implication that I'm trolling you? Please explain how I was trolling. Trolls post comments that are off-topic and inflammatory. I was completely on topic, and my intention was not to be inflammatory. It was to voice my opinion that yes, there are gringos who are...
by Kelly
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 10974

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

I'm no bully. Bullies are insecure, cowardly people. They find a perverse joy in taking out their own self hatred on the people they blame for their problems. Bullies do things like hide behind screen names, or create anonymous blogs that they can use to insult, make fun of, and tell lies about peop...
by Kelly
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 19923

Re: What's Missing?

Barbecuing is cooked at low temperature for a long time - if it's done right, it should be tender and fall off the bone. Grilling is usually cooked at high heat and quickly, so that you get a sear on the outside. A truly well grilled steak will be very well cooked on the outside but still pink in th...
by Kelly
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Student Visa
Replies: 10
Views: 2313

Re: Student Visa

If you have a student visa for 2 years, can you apply for citizenship the way you can with other visas? (I'm guessing no, but thought I'd ask if anyone knows)
by Kelly
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Driving in the middle of the road?
Replies: 16
Views: 2583

Re: Driving in the middle of the road?

That is a big part of it. Another part is the lack of a "driving culture" in Peru. Very few of the people you see driving today were brought up in a family with a car - owning a car and driving is a fairly new experience for Lime~nos. The rules of the road aren't something that's ingrained...
by Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 10974

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

Ah yes, this terrible house that you described like this when you wanted to sell it - I am selling my house in Tarapoto. It's fully furnished and beautifully decorated. It's has a design garden with small pond and tropical plants. The furniture is of high quality and less than 1 year old. All white ...
by Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 10974

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

Like I said - you bought it, using your girlfriend's name in order to get a discount. She didn't buy it. You were very clear about how it happened when you first posted about it under your former name "Euroman", before you got banned for trolling. I just moved into my new house. I bought i...
by Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Flying into Lima
Replies: 9
Views: 3989

Re: Flying into Lima

I 2nd Tomas up there - Peru Roadtrip B&B is run by super nice people! (Not me, I'm a different Kelly!) They advertise here - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/80701
by Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 10974

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

And the worst kind are the gringos that go stealing. Stealing at markets, stealing at shops, paying with fake bills or getting on a bus and not paying the fare or pretending not to have money. How low can you fall to go stealing from people in a poor country? That's some pretty ballsy talk coming f...
by Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New Uncensored ExPat Peru Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

Re: New Uncensored ExPat Peru Forum

metal moth wrote:
Kelly wrote:Tom - that's the thing I've never understood about trolls. What a massive waste of time it is!


Unless you're trolling for information.




....or fish.
by Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: White Rice obsession
Replies: 31
Views: 9203

Re: White Rice obsession

Peruvian cuisine became what it is out of necessity - rice and potatoes are cheap, plentiful and provide a lot of energy in the form of carbohydrates. They didn't become part of the cuisine because they provide the perfect accompaniment to the sauces, the sauces were created to provide some flavor t...
by Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New Uncensored ExPat Peru Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

Re: New Uncensored ExPat Peru Forum

Tom - that's the thing I've never understood about trolls. What a massive waste of time it is!
by Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Similar to EXPATPERU?
Replies: 20
Views: 2512

Re: Similar to EXPATPERU?

Well there you go, Philip - if you do decide to move to Ecuador, that can be your calling, to start an ExpatEcuador site!
by Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Summer this year
Replies: 16
Views: 2941

Re: Summer this year

We've never had A/C in the 9 years I've lived here - just a few strategically placed floor fans. Heat is easier for me to deal with than cold, by far.
by Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: finally, a safe place for trolls and bigots
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: finally, a safe place for trolls and bigots

Yeah, I didn't get a pm (que sorpresa!), but I did get a comment on my blog with a comment back - guess he didn't realize I was the same person. I'm all for free speech - If someone wants to create a blog and write horrible, hateful, vile things, more power to them. Those of us who don't like it are...
by Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Summer this year
Replies: 16
Views: 2941

Re: Summer this year

Yeah, it cooled off a lot yesterday afternoon. It felt much more comfortable last night. I grew up in Florida, and I'm used to heat and humidity, so this hasn't been horrible for me, but it did cross the line into being uncomfortable. I'm lucky to live in one of those house that gets a good breeze t...
by Kelly
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: WHERE'S THE F-I-B-E-R???
Replies: 22
Views: 3397

Re: WHERE'S THE F-I-B-E-R???

The only place you'll find it in large quantities will be at the mercados, and I don't even remember ever seeing it there. They only sell small bags in the grocery stores.
by Kelly
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 19923

Re: What's Missing?

Sorry but the idea of cheese or beans is not BBQ to us BBQ means anticuchos for example Which is grilling to us. Parriadas :) Beans, mac, slaw, greens, etc are all side dishes, not the primary food for barbecue. Definitely - cooking something on the grill is something completely different from barb...
by Kelly
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Summer this year
Replies: 16
Views: 2941

Re: Summer this year

I thought it stayed cool for a lot longer this summer, also - but the last 4 days or so have been some of the hottest (feeling) I remember. It normally stays pretty cool inside our house during the day, but this weekend was uncomfortable. The humidity does make it feel warmer - around midday yesterd...
by Kelly
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Rice Krispies
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Re: Rice Krispies

I usually see them in Plaza Vea, I'm surprised if they aren't in Wong.


edit - Just checked Wong's website, they've got Choco Krispies listed, but not Rice Krispies. weird.

I don't normally look for them in the store, so maybe they aren't at PV anymore, either.
by Kelly
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Alice's Restaurant (Hand carry)
Replies: 16
Views: 3457

Re: Alice's Restaurant (Hand carry)

There's also corned beef in Lima now - https://www.facebook.com/pages/JJ-Braha ... 0631142866
by Kelly
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 10974

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

Go in the ocean around Lima, you might come out dirtier than you went in...
by Kelly
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Swiming Classes
Replies: 7
Views: 1706

Re: Swiming Classes

We took our boys to the Johnny Bello school mentioned above for 3 years, and were very impressed with the instructors. It isn't indoors, though.
by Kelly
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 10974

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

That German dude has been around for years, he's assaulted a couple of people. There was a thread about him here in the forum a couple or three years ago.
by Kelly
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 19923

Re: What's Missing?

My kids turned their noses up at baked beans the first time, so I never made them try again. But they like beans in general - like good Peruvians :) - and eventually came around to trying them on their own. It was just the shock of having 'sweet' beans - once they got used to it they like them very ...
by Kelly
Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bikers, chicks and gasoline
Replies: 14
Views: 2584

Re: Bikers, chicks and gasoline

tomsax wrote:That's actually me when I rode around Andahuaylas on my 250 some 10 years ago. You can see the church of Pampachiri in the background.


The years have been quite kind ;)
by Kelly
Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 10974

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

There's a couple (as in a guy and girl together) that dress up like clowns and work intersections here in Lima that I've seen.

The only time I've seen an abundance of dreadlocked foreigners here in Peru was at Huacachina.
by Kelly
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 19923

Re: What's Missing?

Funny, when I go anywhere near those places, they are packed full of Peruvians buying.

We went to Chili's for my kids birthday last week, we actually had to wait for a seat.
by Kelly
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bikers, chicks and gasoline
Replies: 14
Views: 2584

Re: Bikers, chicks and gasoline

chi chi wrote:
Hot girls love motorbikes and bikers...


Sure, if they look like this -
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by Kelly
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Metro/Tottus/Plaza Vea
Replies: 12
Views: 2629

Re: Metro/Tottus/Plaza Vea

I haven't shopped in a Metro in years, but when I did go, it seemed like their fish department always smelled very strong. And then I saw little cockroaches roaming around on the shelves. That was enough for me. Plaza Vea is my store of choice. I think they've got good low prices, checkout is usuall...
by Kelly
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What if a Taxi hits you
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: What if a Taxi hits you

My husband has driven a taxi for most of the last few years, and so has been involved in his share of fender benders. If you're hit by a car, I don't think it should make any difference whether or not it's a taxi, the deal is still the same. There has only been one time that the fault was contested....
by Kelly
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: WHERE'S THE F-I-B-E-R???
Replies: 22
Views: 3397

Re: WHERE'S THE F-I-B-E-R???

I switched my family over to brown rice and they love it. I also buy the 'pan integral' from wong, and they... eat it, but don't like it as much as the rice. Of course, it's easier for me - I do the cooking, so if they don't like what I cook, it's their problem! :lol: To be extra sure on fiber, I ea...
by Kelly
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: fruit
Replies: 51
Views: 9002

Re: fruit

Green bell peppers are starting to show up more often. I just bought 2 in Plaza Vea Angamos.
by Kelly
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Metro/Tottus/Plaza Vea
Replies: 12
Views: 2629

Re: Metro/Tottus/Plaza Vea

I dislike Metro - I never feel like it's clean in there. Tottus, I shopped at a few times but don't really have an opinion on. Plaza Vea is my favorite. I think the quality of meats/veggies etc is pretty much equal across the stores. I'd include Wong (who also own Metro) - Wong is much better than M...
by Kelly
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A used bookstore?
Replies: 28
Views: 6803

Re: A used bookstore?

Most of the book swaps we've done have only had 4 or 5 people max show up. People talk about wanting books all the time, but when you try to do something, they don't want to go out of their way for it. It may be better for a fixed location.
by Kelly
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: fruit
Replies: 51
Views: 9002

Re: fruit

I think you meant that you put them in your freezer. Nope - I meant what I said, a couple of weeks - depending on the type of fruit/veggie. Kept down in the crisper part of the fridge, carrots, leeks, zucchini, cucumbers, apples - stuff like that - keeps quite well. Tomatoes, not so much, have to e...
by Kelly
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: fruit
Replies: 51
Views: 9002

Re: fruit

Buying fruit and vegetables at the market is good if you shop every day or two - but I've found that even though stuff in the markets is cheaper, it doesn't last because they don't refrigerate. Things tend to over ripen or rot very quickly. It just didn't work for me, because I like to buy in bulk t...
by Kelly
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Question: How much do people make in Lima, Peru???
Replies: 23
Views: 18262

Re: Question: How much do people make in Lima, Peru???

caliguy wrote: Customer service can go a long way, even if it means going out of your way :D


Amen.
by Kelly
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Maximizing withdrawals from US banks
Replies: 8
Views: 1512

Re: Maximizing withdrawals from US banks

Or use Xoom.com to send money from your US bank account for pick-up at a bank in Peru. You don't have to have a Peruvian acct, you pick it up from the teller. Sending $1000 will cost you $12.99, I believe. Not much cheaper than an ATM, but more convenient that making a bunch of trips.
by Kelly
Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Child support
Replies: 15
Views: 4294

Re: Child support

She has kidnapped a child. If anyone should be scared, it's her.

http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=te ... lay&tid=21

Find out what your options are, and don't let her bully you.
by Kelly
Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Does the Expatperu Mailing List still exist?
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: Does the Expatperu Mailing List still exist?

You may need to go to the front page of the website and resubscribe. Alan changed the format quite a while back, and you may have been lost in the change. (2 minutes later) - I just searched the front page and don't see a place to subscribe anymore. There is a subscription to the newsletter at the t...
by Kelly
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: WHERE DO "THEY" GO???
Replies: 26
Views: 4857

Re: WHERE DO "THEY" GO???

I'd recommend the book "Internet for Dummies" - (no offense meant - that's the actual name of the book!) I bought that and 'PCs for Dummies" for my grandfather. He was an electrical tech in the Navy and a pretty sharp guy, but when tech started moving so fast, he found it hard to keep...
by Kelly
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Air We Breathe
Replies: 14
Views: 2219

Re: The Air We Breathe

They also tell you that drinking anything cold, standing in front of the refrigerator or fan, or sitting too close to an open window is the cause of all your health problems. You learn to ignore it.
by Kelly
Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DO I HAVE ANY OPTIONS?
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: DO I HAVE ANY OPTIONS?

The interest is high, I agree - but all our cards have a minimum of 30 days no interest. So, if you pay it off as soon as the bill arrives, there are no interest charges. Pay attention to people shopping with credit cards - There are a lot like my husband, who make a purchase then turn around and pa...
by Kelly
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Help find a place for a new mom
Replies: 17
Views: 3831

Re: Help find a place for a new mom

http://www.adondevivir.com/propiedades/departamento-alquiler/lima-surquillo/minidepartamento-en-surquillo_537465.html http://www.adondevivir.com/propiedades/departamento-alquiler/lima-surquillo/departamento-en-surquillo-de-1-dormitorio_540654.html http://www.adondevivir.com/propiedades/departamento-...
by Kelly
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does ANYONE know WHERE to get a bagel?
Replies: 8
Views: 3115

Re: Does ANYONE know WHERE to get a bagel?

Lox - while it's not a perfect solution, I often find Philadelphia cream cheese in the smoked salmon flavor at Plaza Vea.
by Kelly
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pay High School Age Babysitter
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Re: Pay High School Age Babysitter

I don't know how many hours she's planning on staying each time she comes, nor how many times a week - But assuming twice a week for a couple of hours, I'd probably give her $20/weekly. Or 20 soles each time she came.
by Kelly
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So, what is Sexism ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3018

Re: So, what is Sexism ?

The idea of 'maternity leave' in and of itself could be considered sexist, because it is assuming that a mother deserves time to bond with a child, while the father doesn't. I'm tree hugging, bleeding heart liberal. I believe 1) it shouldn't be a sex based issue because dad's deserve some time at ho...
by Kelly
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So, what is Sexism ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3018

Re: So, what is Sexism ?

Men and women are different. Noticing those differences isn't sexist, imo. It's when people use those differences to create barriers that it becomes a problem. Like, because women are in general not as physically strong as men, women are often seen as not suitable for certain jobs and so have tradit...

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