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_kojak



Joined: 19 Sep 2005
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Location: Massachusetts, USA

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Help in trujillo! Reply with quote

So ive finally arrived in trujillo and it's a good time to be here because of the Marinera festival, but after trying for some time to get a room for the night, everything was booked becasue of the very same festival!

Can anyone recomend a place to me that will be cheaper? (I eventually did find a place at Hotel Peregrino, but its s/ 90 per night) It doesnt have to be near the center or anything...I just want a place to set myself up until i can find an apartment. (any help with that would also be greatly appreciated)

And lastly, does anyone in town want to get together for lunch, dinner, or drinks and help out a new guy in town?

Thanks!
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naturegirl321



Joined: 04 May 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try lookin on hotelz.com, you shouldn't pay mre than 30 soels
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keepwalking



Joined: 17 Feb 2005
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Location: Peru, at last

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to weigh in late with this advice but I've been away.

Try Condor del Arce on Independencia, about half a block from the plaza. It's around 25 soles a night, private bathroom, cable TV. Ideal location.

If you fancy meeting up for a drink at some time, PM me or contact me via the Fleming website. I've been in Trujillo a while now and can point you in the right direction for work opps.

Hope you are sorted for a cheaper place to stay!

Hilary
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nineisone



Joined: 23 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second Conde del Arce as a good cheap place in Trujillo. I stayed there when I had first arrived in 06. Price was 30 soles a night. Ask for the room in the far back. Quieter than the communal rooms. Also a good spot to get a basic city map which they usually provide on check in.
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Luna Chica



Joined: 04 Sep 2005
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Location: Trujillo, Peru

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey,

I don`t know if you have yet found a place, but there are plenty of homes renting out rooms for about 200 soles a month. Get La Industria on a Saturday to check out places to rent.

More than happy to meet up for drinks or a coffee or whatever to help a new kid out. Email me at Fleming. [email protected]

Rachel
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_kojak



Joined: 19 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I ended up not checking back here for a while sice I got sorted with a job and an apartment. Im working at El Britanico and it seems pretty good so far. Its not nearly as organized as my last school, but it seems much more open to doing what I/we want to do.

Im definitely down for meeting up with you guys from Fleming, Ill get in contact with you later...my time at the cabina is about to run out.
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nineisone



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck at Britanico. Next time you are cursing under your breath the low quality and amateur acting of the male vocalist on the audio teaching aids, it's me Very Happy . Couldn't help the dialogue, I was reading from a script.
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nineisone wrote:
Good luck at Britanico. Next time you are cursing under your breath the low quality and amateur acting of the male vocalist on the audio teaching aids, it's me Very Happy . Couldn't help the dialogue, I was reading from a script.


So besides Fleming, are there any good places to work at in Trujillo?
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keepwalking



Joined: 17 Feb 2005
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Location: Peru, at last

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

El Cultural (used to be IPNA) looks after their staff in terms of training etc. It can seem a bit demanding - meetings, training sessions etc that are compulsory but not paid time - but if you are looking to develop as a teacher and be part of a suportive environment then it's the best institute in town. If you want complete freedom and irregular hours to fit in with the surfing, CIDUNT is the place to be.

Of course, Fleming remains the best place to be in Peru!
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keepwalking wrote:
Of course, Fleming remains the best place to be in Peru!


And probably the best paying in Trujillo
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_kojak



Joined: 19 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, man, I dont know what they used to record those CDs, but they are probably the worst quality that there could possibly be! No offense intended, because the voice isnt so bad, but the sound is all over the place! Ill hardly be able to hear you and then the girls voice will almost blow the speakers!

UK Britanico is the complete opposite of my last job. For the past 2 years I was a manager at a very very structured institute in Korea (CDI... if anyone has worked out there, youve probably heard of it) that payed great, had very proffesional materials and a great staff backing me up. On the other hand, you have UK which is really so incredibly unorganized with shoddy material and very strange systems in place. But its actually kind of nice having total freedom for a bit (at least compared to CDI).

My students are great, however.
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's typical of Peru, you make your own materials. I'd prefer a good book that I can use. I know people are into not following a book, but with tons of teaching hours and lots of classes and grading, I don't have the luxury to make my own materials.
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nineisone



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kojak,

Never got to hear the finished audio product. Britanico used really poor equipment(cheap laptop with Bob Barker's 1970s microphone) plus I think they synched it wrong causing for the discrepancy in voices.

Having also taught in Korea, I can relate to your observations about the disorganization at the school in Trujillo. Hang in there, it isn't too bad once you find your rythym. I sort of learned to be independent and not depend on the school or staff to help or even give direction.

These are some of the challenges you face in L.A. compared with the far East which is filled with soft shoe, ready made classes with little need for prep. time and lots of support from the administration.

Hope you are enjoying Peru, the lifestyle usually makes up for other shortages. May need to PM you with a question/favor.
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