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by chi chi
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How do $ value changes affect Peru vs Ecuador
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

Re: How do $ value changes affect Peru vs Ecuador

In response to chi-chi-nomics, the inflation rate in Peru as of February 2015 is 2.77% adjusted on a yearly basis. The sol has dropped 8.2% against the dollar in a similar period, therefore, the purchasing power of the US dollar has increased significantly. You'll get more bang for your buck. Expec...
by chi chi
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru is off the list.
Replies: 20
Views: 5012

Re: Peru is off the list.

Most Peruvians I know are basically a pretty happy lot too. The ones that stand in line at the Western Unión office at the beginning of the month to pick the giro sendet to them by relatives that have been lucky to get a visa to go abroad are indeed happy. And there are loads of them. For the other...
by chi chi
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 6838

Re: Aeromexico airlines

teamoperu wrote:Someone is exaggerating big time.


Jealous? Then do the job yourself. If you are willing to study a lot and able and willing to work hard then you can do it. Many airlines are looking for staff. Apply now!
by chi chi
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 6838

Re: Aeromexico airlines

After serving food, and telling you that they are out of your preferred selection, they sit in the galley eating the dish you wanted but they kept for themselves. On board there are crew meals. They are much better than what the ''cattle'' gets. I can't imagine that one of my colleagues would eat t...
by chi chi
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru is off the list.
Replies: 20
Views: 5012

Re: Peru is off the list.

Peru is becoming South America's ''behind''.
by chi chi
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru is off the list.
Replies: 20
Views: 5012

Peru is off the list.

Peru was used to be a relative safe country where you could live well on a small budget. Now, it has become an expensive country with a low standards of living. Good products are overpriced and whatever what they call affordable is ''bamba''. The prices of renting are buying a home are a ripp off an...
by chi chi
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 6838

Re: Aeromexico airlines

I am currently working as a purser for an airline so I know what's going in the airline industry. And I have information what only insiders know. Congratulations on your new job. Serious question: Out of curiosity, I know what a pursers job is on a ship, but what does a purser do on a commercial ai...
by chi chi
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How do $ value changes affect Peru vs Ecuador
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

Re: How do $ value changes affect Peru vs Ecuador

Prices in Peru go up all the time so the increase of the value of the dollar won't make a difference in your buying power.
by chi chi
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4169

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

amigorick wrote:In Iquitos it would be a problem. Renting a room with 2 tenants is more expensive than one.


In Tarapoto, clean and big rooms are very affordable.
It's also very easy to find a room. Tarapoto has loads of students. Sharing a rooms won't be a problem. Many (poor) students rent a room together.
by chi chi
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: embarazo
Replies: 20
Views: 2717

Re: embarazo

If you are on unemployment benefit then you are also entitled to 5 weeks paid vacation. I'm confused. If someone is on unemployment benefits, why do they need vacation? Isn't vacation something you take to relax from working? Looking for work can be work in and of itself, but in the US when collect...
by chi chi
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: embarazo
Replies: 20
Views: 2717

Re: embarazo

ok...wow....so no anchor baby laws here....would anyone care to list any South American countries that do? Go to Belgium. They have the best wellfare system in the world. Especially foreigners. If you have a baby there then you can't be kicked out. You get free housing. generous wellfare benefits a...
by chi chi
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Married - Visa Time
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: Married - Visa Time

Incredible that it still takes that long in the US. My gf and I aren't married but she got her visa to go to Europe within 5 days. And it was free of charge. Unmarried partners of EU citizens have that automatic right to join their partner in the EU. They have the same rights than EU citizens to wor...
by chi chi
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bacon
Replies: 13
Views: 3137

Re: Bacon

About a year ago I had business breakfast in Los Delfines Hotel with an American, as he was eating his chcharron he said "this is the most delicious pork I have ever tasted, and I come hog country" I think he meant Iowa. He was probably suffering from a serious hangover from drinking heav...
by chi chi
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: last lunch in Lima
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Re: last lunch in Lima

the last place i ate was McDonalds at Jorge Chavez airport, and it was good :D depends on how much you're willing to spend I grabbed a sándwich at Subway at Jorge Chavez. Way better than that disgusting greasy slop they served on board the United Airlines flight. Even a hungry stray dog wouldn't ha...
by chi chi
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 6838

Re: Aeromexico airlines

teamoperu wrote:I suggest you need to brush up on what is happening today, not live in the past.


I am currently working as a purser for an airline so I know what's going in the airline industry.

And I have information what only insiders know.
by chi chi
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Evicting bad tenant?
Replies: 18
Views: 2089

Re: Evicting bad tenant?

Not really... With this sort of contract, the landlord can get a denuncia against the tenant and collect these fines. Chi Chi, you have to have faith in the legal system here in Peru. If the tenant doesn't have any money then nothing can be collected. I had an issue with a powerful person who claim...
by chi chi
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AirBnB Flipkey
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: AirBnB Flipkey

It depends on how you treat your guests. If you provide your guests with a clean room, can make a nice breakfast for them and you can provide them with information about touristic sites, restaurants, bars and shops then you'll be succesfull. Your success depend on the the comments that your previous...
by chi chi
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 6838

Re: Aeromexico airlines

American was pretty much bare bones with small and uncomfortable seats. And my wife and I are both slim people so I can imagine what those seats would be like for a hefty person. Airlines like American and United have suffered a lot from the success of the low fare airlines like JetBlue, Southwest,...
by chi chi
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Evicting bad tenant?
Replies: 18
Views: 2089

Re: Evicting bad tenant?

A lot of things have changed this year. Last week I had the contracts with my tenants renewed and there were quite a few changes in the form of the contract itself: the notary added new entries about $10 per day fine if the tenant delays monthly rent payment, $100 per month fine if the tenant overs...
by chi chi
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy electronic components here in lima?
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Re: Where to buy electronic components here in lima?

SODIMAC

HOMECENTER (MAESTRO)
by chi chi
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4169

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

Landlords are more interested in your ability to pay the rent and that you will look well after their property than your sexual orientation.
by chi chi
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thunderbird Hotels info
Replies: 10
Views: 957

Re: Thunderbird Hotels info

Asking for a friend. He is coming to Lima in the near future and was looking at the Thunderbird Hotels. On their website, I noticed there are 4 hotels - interspersed within Lima. Does anyone have any experience with the Thunderbird Hotels or prefer one over the other? Do the Thunderbird Hotels have...
by chi chi
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Evicting bad tenant?
Replies: 18
Views: 2089

Re: Evicting bad tenant?

# Can the water and electric be turned off without legal ramifications? # Can the locks be legally changed and any furniture, etc. removed from the apartment? NEVER do anything like this because he will get arrested. If he removes ítems from the flat then the tenant can report him for theft. I hope...
by chi chi
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: La Cachina
Replies: 16
Views: 2134

Re: La Cachina

Why one would buy a stolen charger when you could easily purchase one legit is beyond me Why are you curious then????? If you're such a law abiding citizen why in the world would you like to know where La Cachina is? Stay in your tiny crystal clear legit world and don't start a thread just to make ...
by chi chi
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4169

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

Tabalosos is probably the gay capital of Peru. It's a small city located somewhere along the carretera between Tarapoto and Moyobamba and is home to more tan 14000 gay men. Link? Proof? If you cannot prove it is not believable, given the many falsehoods you have posted. Add: A quick search: Wiki Ta...
by chi chi
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: La Cachina
Replies: 16
Views: 2134

Re: La Cachina

As you say they can be anywhere. I had my overtaking mirror stolen during the morning and so popped over to Ave Canada. I stopped and asked the several guys, who were waving overtaking mirrors at me. I parked up and within thirty minutes my order was being fitted. I would swear it was the same one ...
by chi chi
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants
Replies: 17
Views: 3830

Re: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants

tomsax wrote:We have the UK Independence Party here who constantly talking about the problem of immigration while also claiming that they are colour blind. They aren't.



And Nigel Farage his wife is...foreign. :lol:
by chi chi
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bacon
Replies: 13
Views: 3137

Re: Bacon

Probably because they don't put any hormones or other chemical rubbish in it.
by chi chi
Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4169

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

My first destination in Peru, after landing in Lima, was Iquitos.. I ended up walking into the Belem dirty market area.. I stumbled across an area of hair dressers who all seemed to be men expressed in very feminine form.. I would trust them to do my hair any day, if i ever did my hair.. They all t...
by chi chi
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4169

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

maybe it's because i am all over Lima, in the good parts and bad. i've seen lots of gay people here. in my observation, they are not frowned upon. i would imagine 2 girls are more acceptable for roomies than 2 guys. :D Indeed, many gays are very open when it comes to showing their sexuality. Especi...

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