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by edgeclinger
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Time Remaining on Passport when Entering Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Time Remaining on Passport when Entering Peru

Anybody know if it's necessary to have at least 6 months remaining on ones passport in order to enter Peru? I seem to remember seeing this somewhere. I'm getting ready to make a short trip to the US and just realized I will have only 2 months left on my passport when I return to Peru. Yikes! Thanks ...
by edgeclinger
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Favorite Breakfast Places
Replies: 21
Views: 4839

Re: Favorite Breakfast Places

You probably did, Mike! We were trying to learn and absorb a lot of stuff 10 months ago. But just like La Bistecca, we may have heard about it, but had no idea it was around the corner from our house! What a cool place! So thanks for the recommendation, even if I didn't remember it!
Lauris
by edgeclinger
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Favorite Breakfast Places
Replies: 21
Views: 4839

Favorite Breakfast Places

Do you have a favorite place for breakfast? Like maybe a place to meet up with friends on a Sunday morning for good conversation and relaxed eating? I know San Antonio and Tanta are always good. And we recently "discovered" VLady on Av. Paseo de la República con Junín (http://www.vlady.com...
by edgeclinger
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to take a cheap taxi TO the airport?
Replies: 21
Views: 2809

Re: How to take a cheap taxi TO the airport?

And by the way Kelly's husband Arturo is a taxi driver. He drives safely, has a really comfortable car and speaks English. We've used him a few times to pick up friends at the airport and he has picked us up at our apartment and waited in the terminal with us until they arrived. I definitely recomme...
by edgeclinger
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 65641

Re: a weekly coffee group

Here it is MONDAY already. And I have to endure my oral exam in Spanish this morning, but my reward is that I get to meet up with my lovely group of varied friends at 4 this afternoon at Starbucks (across from Tottus, not Ripley!)
Hope to see you there!
by edgeclinger
Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 65641

Re: a weekly coffee group

Hope to see y'all this afternoon around 4! Besides hearing some great stories, it is also always an opportunity to practice listening to and understanding the many various English dialects spoken by the group. Isn't that true, Tony? And of course with 7 coffee drinkers from 6 different countries in...
by edgeclinger
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 65641

Re: a weekly coffee group

Hope to see you all this afternoon - around 4 or after at Starbucks across from Tottua (not Ripley) on Av Begonia in San Isidro. Looking forward to talking to everyone again. I'm at least 80% sure that I will be able to make it. :)
by edgeclinger
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Great website on Lima's buses
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: Great website on Lima's buses

Very helpful. Also, it seems I've never been able to figure out where one district ends and another starts. This one shows the districts, with street detail. Nice. But according to this map, I've been living in San Isidro for the past year, all the while thinking I'm in Miraflores. Everyone here say...
by edgeclinger
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 65641

Re: a weekly coffee group

OK, Tony. I have absolutely nothing to say also, but it sounds different when I don't say it in my refined New England/Texas/Mississippi/Pacific NW accent than it does when you don't say it in your version of "English." So I guess I'll just show up this afternoon around 4 at Starbucks in S...
by edgeclinger
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Independence Day Events
Replies: 0
Views: 359

Independence Day Events

Anybody have information on the schedule and locations for independence day events?
by edgeclinger
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 65641

Re: a weekly coffee group

Yo, Music Lover! Glad that you were wrong about your day so that you were indeed able to show up yesterday. There was good conversation, as always, and another new face, too. Nice to meet you, Marie.
Hey, MarcoPE: Que pasó??? We missed you? You ok???
Lauris
by edgeclinger
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HEALTH CLINICS IN LIMA
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: HEALTH CLINICS IN LIMA

We have thus far been happy with Hospital Clinica Good Hope. The emergency department sees patients quickly and is very attentive. For most things I think you can usually get an appointment with a doctor for the next day. The doctors and other personnel we have dealt with have been very attentive an...
by edgeclinger
Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: starting a bloggers group
Replies: 12
Views: 1814

Re: starting a bloggers group

Great suggestion from MarcoPE! Since the bloggers' group is not meeting until Wednesday of NEXT week, drop by the other Starbucks for our regular coffee meetup this afternoon if you can. Maybe we can do a little pre-meeting brainstorming about the new blogging group.
Lauris
by edgeclinger
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: starting a bloggers group
Replies: 12
Views: 1814

Re: starting a bloggers group

Whoops! After I wrote below that I would be there, I realized that the other regular coffee group is on Tuesdays - at the other Starbucks! (http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13651) so I wont be able to make this one. If you decide to meet at a different time, I would love ...
by edgeclinger
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 65641

Re: a weekly coffee group

Sorry we didn't get to meet with everybody yesterday. A lot of school work and other stuff going on this week. Hopefully we will see you all next week. We have really enjoyed the talks and meeting new people - even if we don't understand the "English" spoken by certain participants!
Lauris
by edgeclinger
Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reasonable Charges for Services
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Re: Reasonable Charges for Services

Peruvian cooking. I love Peruvian food and think it would be fun to learn to prepare it - and practice my Spanish at the same time! A lovely young woman who works in our neighborhood panadería has offered to come to the house and give me lessons, but she won't tell me what she wants to charge, expla...
by edgeclinger
Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reasonable Charges for Services
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

Reasonable Charges for Services

How often have you tried to figure out what is a reasonable amount to pay for various services? Seems it's easier to compare and figure out the right prices when buying things, but when agreeing on payment for services, it seems more complicated and often we wonder what others pay - or would conside...
by edgeclinger
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mercado Meat
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: Mercado Meat

Kelly: Is Mercado #2 better than #1 ? I go to #1 frequently - and love the outdoor lunch on the weekends, too - but have never been to #2! Need to get over there to check it out this week! I buy meat in the Surquillo Market #2 and have never had a problem with it - again, the trick is to go early. I...
by edgeclinger
Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening a Bank Account in Peru
Replies: 91
Views: 19720

Re: Opening a Bank Account

This is fascinating. We haven't received any notice from Interbank yet. I'm wondering if they are really going to close our account, what are they going to do with the money that is in it! I'm also wondering how a person would go about transferring a big chunk of cash to buy an apartment for example...
by edgeclinger
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 65641

Re: a weekly coffee group

That was a fun meet-up yesterday. Fun talking to all of you who showed up. See you next week!
Lauris
by edgeclinger
Sun May 29, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Searching for Art Supplies
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Searching for Art Supplies

Can anyone tell me where to buy any of the following: (1) artists' canvas by the roll (rather than already stretched), (2) an air brush compressor, (3) acrylic paints for air brush. Locating either of the first two, but especially the compressor, could possibly save my sanity and make the artist in ...
by edgeclinger
Sun May 01, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru GPS project version 3.10 released today
Replies: 21
Views: 4875

Re: Peru GPS project version 3.10 released today

Has anyone had experience using a GPS while exploring on foot the nooks and crannies or Lima? Or Cusco? Or anywhere else in Peru? Does one need a different type of GPS for walking as opposed to driving?
Thanks
Laurie
by edgeclinger
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Santa Semana events
Replies: 19
Views: 2478

Re: Santa Semana events

Gary: Thanks. Outstanding photos. I didn't make it there yesterday, but will definitely plan to go on Viernes Santo next year. What kind of camera do you use?
Lauris
by edgeclinger
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Restaurantes de los Pescadores-Chorillos
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Restaurantes de los Pescadores-Chorillos

A couple of years ago, when we were visiting, we had a fabulous lunch right on the beach in Chorillos. There were all these little seafood "shacks" serving some of the best fish I have ever had in my life. I NEED to go back there. Does anyone know if they are still there? And if so, I wond...
by edgeclinger
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Santa Semana events
Replies: 19
Views: 2478

Re: Santa Semana events

Thanks for this information. We may try to get out to Surco today to see the alfombras. I had been wondering if this custom was done in various places here in Peru (specifically the Lima area). I've been twice to La Antigua, Guatemala for Semana Santa and their incredible procesiones and alfombras. ...
by edgeclinger
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Ways to Entertain Guests in Lima
Replies: 25
Views: 5101

Re: Best Ways to Entertain Guests in Lima

My friends have arrived! Thanks again to all of you for your ideas. Huaca Pucllana is 2 blocks from my house and is definitely on my list. Fascinating history. They had a great trip - all the way from Olympia, Washington, and are ready to start exploring my new city. I'll report in at some point and...
by edgeclinger
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bus to the Airport
Replies: 18
Views: 5671

Re: Bus to the Airport

Really? I didn't know that. :o Well, anyways, my "disabled" husband walks a couple of miles everyday and backpacks when he travels, so he probably could make it to the airport. :lol: Having said that, thanks for everyone's advice. If it had been during the day, we definitely would have tak...
by edgeclinger
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bus to the Airport
Replies: 18
Views: 5671

Bus to the Airport

So ... it just occurred to me that we've always taken taxis to the airport in the past because we were traveling and thus had luggage. But this time we will be going to meet friends who are arriving. So it seems we could just take a bus to the airport and then take a taxi to return to our house once...
by edgeclinger
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Ways to Entertain Guests in Lima
Replies: 25
Views: 5101

Re: Best Ways to Entertain Guests in Lima

Thanks so much to all of you who have offered up your favorite places for taking guests. I keep adding to the list of places that I consider to be "must sees." :D I think I'm going to have to keep them here for 6 months or so instead of 2 weeks! I hadn't thought of doing a peña, which I th...
by edgeclinger
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Ways to Entertain Guests in Lima
Replies: 25
Views: 5101

Best Ways to Entertain Guests in Lima

We just got home from an unplanned trip and now have our very first visitors in Peru arriving in a week! It is their first trip here and we're looking forward to showing them our wonderful new home so I'm starting to do some planning and list-making! It would be fun to hear what things others in thi...
by edgeclinger
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Solo Trip to Machu Picchu
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Re: Solo Trip to Machu Picchu

I''m also thinking it might be best for her to purchase an all-inclusive tour out of Lima. Any suggestions on this???
Laurie
by edgeclinger
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Solo Trip to Machu Picchu
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Re: Solo Trip to Machu Picchu

Thanks for the info. I'm working on sites to send to my friend so that she can make reservations before coming down. I just did a search for airline tickets for her and found $300 US Ida y Vuelta Lima - Cusco on Star Peru and only $178 on Peruvian Airlines. I'm wondering if I'm missing something in ...
by edgeclinger
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need to Buy a Cell phone
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Re: Need to Buy a Cell phone

Double chip phone? Fabulous! How does that work? I can answer/make calls on either system from the same phone? How do I find out if my new phone is a double-chip phone?
Laurie
by edgeclinger
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Solo Trip to Machu Picchu
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Solo Trip to Machu Picchu

I just found out that my best friend from the US is coming to see me and I'm really excited. :D She and her boyfriend will be here March 20 and stay for a couple of weeks. Of course she wants to go to Machu Picchu! I can't go because of health issues, and neither can her boyfriend. Because of this I...
by edgeclinger
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need to Buy a Cell phone
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Re: Need to Buy a Cell phone

OK, so I decided I was making a big deal out of nothing again and should just buy the damn phone like a normal person. So while I was at Plaza Vea one day, I bought a cute little CHEAP purple cell phone and prepago service from Claro. I figured worst case scenario is I hate te service for some reaso...
by edgeclinger
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying an Apartment Pre-Construction
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

Buying an Apartment Pre-Construction

Has anyone on here bought pre-construction? If so, would you share your experiences with us? We are considering doing this. We understand the risks and are concerned about them, but it's possible to get a much better price by buying this way. And we've found something in the area we want. We've disc...
by edgeclinger
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need to Buy a Cell phone
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

Need to Buy a Cell phone

OK. So I need to get around to buying a cell phone. A little research first ... Movistar, Claro, Nextel, Desbloqueado, prepago, Tarifa Unica Nacional. TUN postpago, plan internet mail, plan internet redes sociales, Súmate, Movitalk, Smartphone, Android, Multimedia, Analógica, iPhone, Blackberry, fij...
by edgeclinger
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: STOPPING SMOKING
Replies: 20
Views: 3952

Re: STOPPING SMOKING

I used Wellbutrin when quitting several years ago. It was very helpful. I don't know if it is available here in Peru but would guess that it probably is.
by edgeclinger
Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Custom made men's shoes
Replies: 10
Views: 3296

Custom made men's shoes

Somewhere recently I read about someone who had some very nice men's leather shoes made here in Lima. I don't remember where I read it - here, someone's blog or what, and now I can't seem to find it. My husband has problems with his feet and wears one of those ridiculous large sizes which can't be f...
by edgeclinger
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Washing Fruits & Vegetables
Replies: 31
Views: 8921

Washing Fruits & Vegetables

Reading through the posts on the Cost of Living, various people's Budgets (some seem to eat on very small budgets), and the quality of water, I'm wondering what people do about washing fruits and vegetables, especially those that are going to be consumed raw, like in a salad. It occurs to me that ru...
by edgeclinger
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opthamologist
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Opthamologist

Anyone have an English speaking opthamologist they can recommend? Preferably in the Miraflores area.
Thanks
Lauris
by edgeclinger
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Book Swap
Replies: 21
Views: 3592

Re: Book Swap

I hate it that I missed another book swap and great get-together - just because I was recovering from "el gripe." I was so hoping to meet some of you, but don't think you would have wanted to listen to me coughing! Next time, I hope.

Lauris
by edgeclinger
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Haircuts
Replies: 20
Views: 7558

Haircuts

So what do you pay for a haircut? I hadn't had my hair cut since moving to Peru. So this week I stopped by two different salons in my area and inquired about prices. In both of them I was told 50 soles for shampoo, trim and blow dry. This seemed very high to me, but since they both gave me the same ...
by edgeclinger
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT GET-TOGETHER FRIDAY JAN. 28
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: EXPAT GET-TOGETHER FRIDAY JAN. 28

Still wondering who the anonymous person was who posted on my blog where I wrote that we were going there last night and ended with "c ya there!!!" I have the distinct impression that I didn't "c ya there," whoever you are! :lol: Adrian and Rosario: Thanks for the ride home. Lauris
by edgeclinger
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Post your monthly budget, Perusta
Replies: 30
Views: 5752

Re: Post your monthly budget, Perusta

I have been following this thread with much interest. We have lived here (Miraflores) 4 months now. We have been in the "honeymoon" phase of eating out most of the time and playing like tourists. There are so many wonderful places to eat (both menu places and more upscale restaurants) that...
by edgeclinger
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EXPAT GET-TOGETHER FRIDAY JAN. 28
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: EXPAT GET-TOGETHER FRIDAY JAN. 28

Wow! Where was everybody? Well, anyhow, we had a good time talking with hopefully henry and with Adriean and Rosario. And I totally love this restaurant. I am sure we will return there many times over. The owners are lovely, the food is good, the people and the atmosphere are wonderful. Good evening...
by edgeclinger
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US medicare in Peru
Replies: 20
Views: 5406

Re: US medicare in Peru

You might find this site useful for searching for prices locally for various medicines. I don't know how accurate it is but is published by the Ministerio de Salud and appears to be very comprehensive.
http://observatorio.digemid.minsa.gob.pe/

Laurie
by edgeclinger
Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thanks for Your Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Thanks for Your Help

A year-end thank you to all of you on this forum who freely offer up the benefit of your experiences living here. This forum is a wealth of information for all, but especially to those of us who are new to Peru. I know from being involved in expat forums in other places how discouraging it can be to...
by edgeclinger
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Christmas Day Dinner
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Christmas Day Dinner

We had a fabulous Christmas Day dinner at the Marriott. Their buffet is incredible, with offerings from a sushi bar and a ceviche bar through an amazing variety of hot food tables to the anticuchos, pork, turkey and roast beef. Add to this a welcoming glass of champagne as well as unlimited pisco so...
by edgeclinger
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Things to Do on Dec 24 & 25
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: Things to Do on Dec 24 & 25

So I really liked the idea of going to the Circuito Magico del Agua on Christmas Eve, but then we got a sweet invitation from a friend to spend the evening at her home with her family. She didn't want us to spend our first Peruvian Christmas alone without family, she said. We had a fabulous evening ...

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