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by Drake
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Selling a farm&guesthouse
Replies: 0
Views: 526

Selling a farm&guesthouse

by Drake
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chachapoyas
Replies: 13
Views: 3470

Re: Chachapoyas

From Tarapoto to Chachapoyas takes around 8-9 hours if you take the highway. I would recommend doing the trip from Lima to Chachapoyas in two parts. Staying in Trujillo you can go to see the mud fortress "Chan Chan" which is huge. Also you can enjoy the beautifull beach "huanchaco&quo...
by Drake
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AMAZON TOURS
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: AMAZON TOURS

If you like to travel a bit and see something really cool you should try region of Amazonas in Northern Peru. And passing Amazonas you can go to Tarapoto or Iquitos to do your spiritual trip :shock:
by Drake
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chachapoyas
Replies: 13
Views: 3470

Re: Chachapoyas

Hi, for the coffee lovers we have this place http://villakepno.webstarts.com We have a small coffee farm, guesthouse and a coffee bar. You can also buy roasted coffee :D You can also do Kuelap but I found Yumbilla waterfall far more intresting than the touristic gocta. There is so much to see in the...
by Drake
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Maca root and/or weight loss remedies
Replies: 8
Views: 2629

Re: Maca root and/or weight loss remedies

Well since I started working with the land "chakra" about two months ago I´ve dropped my weight from 103kg to 84 kg, I went to the doctor because I got scared of this weightloss and he said that you would better start eating son. Now instead of one 3 meals a day I eat 5 meals. For weightlo...
by Drake
Fri May 04, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for Information on Living in Peru
Replies: 23
Views: 3613

Re: Looking for Information on Living in Peru

Horrible sandbox with lots of contimination and way too much people and not mentioning the cocarachas. But if you like living in the ghetto you´ll love lima.
I recommend europe, US or Canada if you want to live a quality city life. But if you like countryside, Peru has lot to offer :)
by Drake
Fri May 04, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Well boys the party’s over.
Replies: 30
Views: 5654

Re: Well boys the party’s over.

In my country Finland and most parts of Europe has speeding cameras. What you will basicly see is a flash of the camera and guess what, no one stops you or chase you. In few weeks you will get your mug shot with your silly face in it in the mail and a fine which they actually calculate according to ...
by Drake
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help me find a Finca
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: Help me find a Finca

Jaa pues! :D
by Drake
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help me find a Finca
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: Help me find a Finca

Hello and thanks for you help! I visited Moyobamba and finding a land there did not work out for me. The farmers a reluctant to sell anyone who they don´t know. But I managed to find a small finca in Shipasbamba. I am planting coffee now and I am happier than ever. Life is tought when you cultivate ...
by Drake
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help me find a Finca
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Help me find a Finca

Hello, I am currently looking for a small finca "land" in moyobamba. We are talking about 5-10 hectars with a house. I am interested to cultivate coffee and it would be great to find some land with ready production. Please any help? I am on the spot right now so you can give me a call if y...
by Drake
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???
Replies: 141
Views: 25091

Re: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???

You call the majority of Peruvians greedy liars and then you wonder why they are not overly friendly with you? My guess is that they can smell your hostility before you even open your mouth. Actually they have been very friendly with me when money is not involved. As soon as you make business with ...
by Drake
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???
Replies: 141
Views: 25091

Re: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???

A false prothet of hatred with a heart of poison? I forgive you friend. I don´t have hate in my heart and I am not a racist if I would be I would not marry a peruvian. People exploit me because I want to see good in them even they are not worth of anyones trust. It´s been like this all my life. I ra...
by Drake
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???
Replies: 141
Views: 25091

Re: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???

Googd conversation here. I will give you few examples. In the same building where I live there is an hairstore downstairs. My wifes brother had a lockstore next to the hairstore. There is a one woman who owns these retails. First she told my wifes brother that he has to leave because she needs the s...
by Drake
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???
Replies: 141
Views: 25091

Re: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???

In Belgium, the N-word is almost the same in writing and pronunciation as in the US but it isn't racist at all. We are not in Belgium friend, we are in Peru now. it depends on the tone of course. gringo can be a term of endearment, a neutral description, or a slur. like cholo. Exactly, sometimes Pe...
by Drake
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???
Replies: 141
Views: 25091

Re: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???

Gringo is inherently an offensive term to foreigners, it would be as if I were to call a Latino a spic. Due the the general lack of education and blindly following norms in Latin America it's somewhat accepted but you're not going to hear that word much in the States. Nigger is an extremely offensi...
by Drake
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???
Replies: 141
Views: 25091

Re: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???

In Peru it's used for people with white skin. Whether they are local or foreign. Hate to break the buble here but if it like this isn´t a rasistic expression then? In spanish has also words "rubio", "moreno", extranjero. The thing is that only few people call me gringo, others c...
by Drake
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???
Replies: 141
Views: 25091

Re: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???

I have been treated quite well, few times some older people get shocked when they see me and start yelling "oye gringo Americano!!" Firstly all of the people who have white skin are not Americans and secondly word "Gringo" comes from the word Green Go. Wikipedia will tell you the...
by Drake
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What do you do if you don't have a job?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: What do you do if you don't have a job?

Fixing my rig :twisted:
by Drake
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima air quality
Replies: 23
Views: 4760

Re: Lima air quality

There is a one taxi driver in my neighbourhood who told me that once when he was driving he was wearing this disposable white construction mask. When he called the day the mask was completely black. And yes he was driving windows open.
by Drake
Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TAXI safety tips.
Replies: 12
Views: 3153

Re: TAXI safety tips.

Or solamente bust a cap first to the head and then to the stomache. Like this one guy guy did in the news. That should keep the rateros away! And it´s all legal if you have a good lawyer ;)
by Drake
Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Yes another CE question
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: Yes another CE question

The last time we were there, they let my husband hand write one.


You need to legalize the carta de garantia in the notarium. And there they wanted it to be written with computer as I remember it.
by Drake
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Any tips for getting a driving license?
Replies: 93
Views: 20207

Re: Any tips for getting a driving license?

1) Does the certificate (licence accreditation) from the DVLA need to be translated? 2) Do my certificates of studies need to be translated? Hello, as it comes to the certification of licence they accept it if it is in english or spanish. Mine was is english and no problemo! The certifacate of stud...
by Drake
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Terrorism in Peru... still
Replies: 60
Views: 7113

Re: Terrorism in Peru... still

Sometimes it is very hard to understand that Peru can be very dangerous. I´ve been here 4 months now and I do not feel unsafe and that is making me a bit worried. I drive a car in the traffic every day, I just try to give a away all those who seems to have a horrible hurry to wait in the next traffi...
by Drake
Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Register and plate a car in Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: Register and plate a car in Peru

I do not believe that you will need a driverlicence but a peruvian identity card probably. And all of this can be done in sunarp:
http://www.sunarp.gob.pe/
by Drake
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starting a relationship with a Peruvian man
Replies: 26
Views: 23740

Re: Starting a relationship with a Peruvian man

I say take the risk and enjoy it fully, if you keep holding yourself back it might turn against you at some point.
Just remember never to loose the respect. Relationship need some work time to time. I wish you best of luck!!
by Drake
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Any tips for getting a driving license?
Replies: 93
Views: 20207

Re: Any tips for getting a driving license?

Mike have you studied the rules of parking?
Next time when you park your tamdem bicycle don´t park it in front of garages or 5 metres from the intersections or pedestrian crossings.
:lol:
by Drake
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying a car in Lima...anyone do it recently?
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Re: Buying a car in Lima...anyone do it recently?

It depends what you want. For example I´m looking for a car 4x4 pickup. Probably I have to go for new one because many of these cars work in the mines here. During christmas time lots of mines renew their cars and sell it cheap and then the re-sales people makeup the cars and sell them with profit. ...
by Drake
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying a car in Lima...anyone do it recently?
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Re: Buying a car in Lima...anyone do it recently?

Word of warning when you are buying a used car. First find a reliable mechanic who can come with you and check the car before you make any decicions. Before you even go see the car, ask the plate number and the name of the owner. If they refuse to give you this information, DONT GO! If they do give ...
by Drake
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gasoline or Diesel?
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Gasoline or Diesel?

Hello, my question is when you want to leave Lima and travel around Peru with your car how is the issue with fuel. For example in the mountains they have gasoline stations? And which one is more sold gasoline or diesel? And I know that it is a big risk to buy diesel mixed with parafine or gasoline m...
by Drake
Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expats in Tarapoto?
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Expats in Tarapoto?

Hello, "Sauce" hhhmm interesting. In what altitute is this place and what is the average land cost around that area. I checked google maps and it says it around 600-800 meters above sea level. The land Im looking for is agricultural land or virgin land because I was not planning to live in...
by Drake
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Trustworthy mechanic??
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Trustworthy mechanic??

I know one good mechanic, he is talented and not too expensive. Where are you located. This mechanic I know works in Surquillo Lima. If you want I can ask if he has time. And what car you have?
by Drake
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Any tips for getting a driving license?
Replies: 93
Views: 20207

Re: Any tips for getting a driving license?

Gracias amigo!
Hahaha!
Hey about the class A. You can drive a motorcycle with class A also?
:D
by Drake
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What do you do in case of...
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: What do you do in case of...

Looks nice man :)
by Drake
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Any tips for getting a driving license?
Replies: 93
Views: 20207

Re: Any tips for getting a driving license?

Hi Adrian and thanks for the translated questions. I took the test today and passed. Still I would have to say that there was many questions that weren´t in your list of translated questions so when you take the english test prepare to practise with the simulator in the touring website and if you ha...
by Drake
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expats in Tarapoto?
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Expats in Tarapoto?

Ahh, yes well.. maybe not ;)
by Drake
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expats in Tarapoto?
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Expats in Tarapoto?

I´m planning to move Tarapoto or Moyobamba in few weeks. It would be great to hear some experiences of these places and meet new people also. Give me shout :D Cheers!
by Drake
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Serenazgo, anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: Serenazgo, anyone?

I heard from a friend that Serenazco is a goverment security organization. They don´t have much power and are not allowed to carry firearms. Usually they call the police if something happens. Sounds a bit dangerous and can imagine is not very well paid either. If I were you would try my luck in some...
by Drake
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What would you change about Peru?
Replies: 62
Views: 9607

Re: What would you change about Peru?

The fisrt thing I would change is to clean the tap water. I come from a country where you can drink from the tap and the water doesn´t contain heavymetals, bacterias or toxins. Second thing is healthcare. I mean it should be available for everyone if you have income you will pay and if you don´t hav...
by Drake
Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: safely leaving a property for 2-4 years
Replies: 13
Views: 1859

Re: safely leaving a property for 2-4 years

So "Euroman" is back as "El conquistador" is what you think but what is the truth really and why it concerns you it could be me also or maybe one of you.. I find this all quite amusing. Maybe we should make a new topic for this and spin a bottle and see who it points. "He wi...
by Drake
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: high way robberies by gangs in la Selva
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: high way robberies by gangs in la Selva

Not in yarimaguas, but somewhere between tarapoto and moyobamba, we are looking for lands there with my wife. You live in the area? It would be nice to know someone there :) We can continue this conversation thru email [email protected]
by Drake
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: high way robberies by gangs in la Selva
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: high way robberies by gangs in la Selva

The stole phones, wallets and some other stuff.


That is some scary stuff but easily to be avoided if you just drive during the day right?
Im planning to move this area very soon I just hope that I never encounter with these highway robbers.
by Drake
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: high way robberies by gangs in la Selva
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: high way robberies by gangs in la Selva

Hello, uuum how did this really happened? They stole the cars too or just things of the people? They were armed? You also say the road between tarapoto and yurimaguas but the san francisc road is not near this location? :)
by Drake
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: land invaded by squatters
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: land invaded by squatters

Unbeliavable, isn´t PNP the authority that is specifictly taking care of these issues? If the law doesn´t help what can you do really? According to peruvian law you are allowed to defend what is yours, hate to say this but probably violence is the only solution here. I will take some pictures and po...
by Drake
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: land invaded by squatters
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: land invaded by squatters

Hhmmm, intresting so any kind of fence will do even if it is barbwire with poles or hawthorn fence for example? Or you can always rent a bulldozer for few hours ;)
by Drake
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Importing Hunting Guns To Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 5923

Re: Importing Hunting Guns To Peru

Ok here are the details: Before you arrive: Original licence for you gun Spanish translation of your licence Original purchase receipt of the gun Exract of criminal records (your own country) showing you have´t committed any crimes Spanish translation of the extract Reason why you import (There are ...
by Drake
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: land invaded by squatters
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: land invaded by squatters

I had a long conversation with my wife and his brother about this. And they both said the same thing if you have lands and some people start camping there you need to contact the authorities and show your deed and documents of the land and the police will remove these people by force. But like in th...
by Drake
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun Laws!
Replies: 236
Views: 54709

Re: Gun Laws!

To get a gun in Peru you must be a resident and have a CE. It's tough to get a gun licence. How is that hard? You need to take a psygolocigal test and shooting test and fill a form and you can get a gun for selfdefence. I got a licence for hunting gun. But Im not planning to get a licence for a pis...
by Drake
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mistura 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2805

Re: Mistura 2011

We liked also, good event with lots of food, drinks, and desserts. If you go as a group the key is to split up because we spent 1-3 hours in line just for one thing. Or go very early as it was previously stated. The best food definetly was chancho al palo. And for the desserts churros and picarones ...
by Drake
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..
Replies: 123
Views: 23428

Re: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..

From my perspective sixty year old old goats with babies are incredibly selfish people.


Thank you mate that is exactly how it is!
If you´re around Lima let me know and I will buy you a beer mate :)
by Drake
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..
Replies: 123
Views: 23428

Re: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..

Im sorry if I stepped on someones toes here but I just don´t get it. I would not be intrested of some 50 years- old granny who would like to bite me with her fake teeth, no offence but I find it a lil bit perv ;)

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