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James Hetfield



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:31 pm    Post subject: NatureGirl questions re your Ultimate Peru Blog Reply with quote

Commissioner Gordon: Joker on the loose! Light the BatBeacon for Naturegirl!
Gotham Mayor: What if Naturegirl doesn't see it Commissioner?
Dick Grayson: Mayor I know Naturegirl! She never lets us down! Don't worry she'll see the BatBeacon!
(Gotham night skyline pan to BatBeacon: "CALLING NATUREGIRL")

NatureGirl thanks for your www.theultimateperulist.blogspot.com superb and mandatory for anyone considering Peru. Few questions:
1. Tapwater drinkable in Lima and suburbs? Middle Class may prefer bottled, but do poor locals buy bottled in Lima, or do they just boil tapwater to drink? I cannot afford your suggested bottle service. I shocked wussies in Taiwan by always drinking water from tap, dismissing them with: "hey this aint India!" Wink
2. Re your cost list, can you confirm a few shockers: Pocket CD player US$200? In USA it costs US$30, Peru costs 600soles? Shocked
Pocket DVD player 6" screen US$250? In USA it costs US$100, Peru costs 750soles? Shocked
3. How much for a music CD? In USA it costs US$15. In Buenos Aires I bought Beethoven CD's for AR15 (US$5) each.
4. How much for cheap plug-in radio, maybe 6"x10" weighing 1lb? In USA it costs US$15.
5. In Lima where can I buy 120>220 volt converter? How much? In Buenos Aires I bought one for AR30 (US$10), but I lost it! Crying or Very sad
6. In Lima where could I buy recharge batteries and recharger? In USA recharger costs US$20.
7. On Lima radio can I hear classical music and BBC World Service? Razz

Enjoy Korea! I hope you still read this Peru forum in Korea, since you seem to be just about the only poster in Peru forum! Razz

NatureGirl: Joker perhaps this time you'll learn crime never pays. Hasta Luego Commissioner Gordon! Boy Wonder to the batmobile! Er um I mean come on Master Grayson I'll drive you home! (cue theme music roll credits) Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile Here are your answers.

1. Tapwater drinkable in Lima and suburbs? Middle Class may prefer bottled, but do poor locals buy bottled in Lima, or do they just boil tapwater to drink? I cannot afford your suggested bottle service. I shocked wussies in Taiwan by always drinking water from tap, dismissing them with: "hey this aint India!" Wink
If you don't buy bottled, then either boil it, or buy water purifiying tablets (but I don't think that you can buy them here) Or just forget about water and drink bottled juice.

2. Re your cost list, can you confirm a few shockers: Pocket CD player US$200? In USA it costs US$30, Peru costs 600soles? Shocked
Sorry, should be 20 USD

3. How much for a music CD? In USA it costs US$15. In Buenos Aires I bought Beethoven CD's for AR15 (US$5) each.
Real CDs, about 5 USD, burnt ones, maybe 4 CDs for 3 USD. But who really buys CDs anymore? We just download music.

4. How much for cheap plug-in radio, maybe 6"x10" weighing 1lb? In USA it costs US$15.
I'm not really sure. But if you go to the market, should be about the same 15 USD.

5. In Lima where can I buy 120>220 volt converter? How much? In Buenos Aires I bought one for AR30 (US$10), but I lost it! Crying or Very sad.
Radio Shack would have it. Or any market. Probably 10 to 15USD.

6. In Lima where could I buy recharge batteries and recharger? In USA recharger costs US$20.
Again, Radio Shack or in the market. I bought a recharger 3 years ago, cost 60 soles, probably you could get one for 45 soles now.

7. On Lima radio can I hear classical music and BBC World Service? Razz
Yeah right. I think there's a classical station, but not very good reception. There0's mostly cumbia Rolling Eyes ugh, or Spanish pop, or English pop. BBC, forget it. BUt with internet, you can really listen to anything. Download it and put it on an MP3 or MP4, they're about 30 USD for a small one here.

Enjoy Korea! I hope you still read this Peru forum in Korea, since you seem to be just about the only poster in Peru forum! Razz
Not there yet. Still have to finish the school year until November, go back to the US to get a visa and sell our flat.
Luna Chica and keepwalking are also active posters, but in Trujillo. Luna Chica will be in Lima next year. But I think that keepwalking is going back home.
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James Hetfield



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naturegirl thanks so much! Please reply to my new 11/11 LIMA URGENT FINAL QUESTIONS post! I'm buying ticket this week but got last questions!
Forever grateful for your priceless advice! Razz
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