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by SilverbackPeru
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apartment prices in Latin America
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Apartment prices in Latin America

I have been at this forum since 2010 The only place in Lima where repetitively i listen the phrase "real state bubble in Peru" is here at expatperu AFAIK Bubbles cannot last such a big period of time. Yeah the word "bubble" has been used a lot since I moved to Peru and it's stil...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apartment prices in Latin America
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Apartment prices in Latin America

I have been at this forum since 2010 The only place in Lima where repetitively i listen the phrase "real state bubble in Peru" is here at expatperu AFAIK Bubbles cannot last such a big period of time. Yeah the word "bubble" has been used a lot since I moved to Peru and it's stil...
by SilverbackPeru
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..
Replies: 46
Views: 6870

Re: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..

Yeah I have to admit I always thought people in Lima could be very rude but on the flip side sometimes they could be very friendly. Walking my dogs, I always found the other dog owners and people in the park to be extremely friendly. But store owners could be beyond rude or cold. When ever I bought ...
by SilverbackPeru
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Big and Beautiful Parks in Lima...
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Big and Beautiful Parks in Lima...

I don't mind the tourist aspect to the Malecon as it makes it feel like you are in an active international city and the views over the bay are really nice. Plus it's a good 8km walk one way to Barranco so you can make a proper walk out of it (although the link between Barranco and Miraflores isn't g...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Big and Beautiful Parks in Lima...
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Big and Beautiful Parks in Lima...

Good to see there is some more green spaces being added to Lima. I was very lucky where I lived when I was there as there was eight small parks within a 4 block radius for walking my dogs, but sometimes you want to go to a green space that is a lot larger. I love the Malecon and the Park in San Isid...
by SilverbackPeru
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Most livable cities in the world

I can see those cities mentioned in the top places being good places to live but at the same time when the list states London as being the most livable city in the U.K you can't help but think there's some major B.S going on! :roll: :lol:
by SilverbackPeru
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: property
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: property

Adondevivir.com
by SilverbackPeru
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Spice List English/Spanish
Replies: 36
Views: 10831

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Is it possible to get Garam Masala in Lima?
by SilverbackPeru
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Average Life Expectancy for gringos
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: Average Life Expectancy for gringos

I apologize as this post doesn't really "fit" any of the titles; maybe there should be an "FYI" title. Just sharing what I found online: No link but if you've got a lot of stress, anxiety and depression, it goes without saying your life expectancy will be shortened. Ffs that'll ...
by SilverbackPeru
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Price Boom is Over !!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2948

Re: The Price Boom is Over !!!

Luxury property is a good way of cleaning illegal money (same as high end casinos and hotels) so there could be a little bit of truth when people say prices are being pushed up cos of the drug trade. That's a good point. According to this article, nearly 50% of illegal money is laundered through re...
by SilverbackPeru
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Price Boom is Over !!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2948

Re: The Price Boom is Over !!!

As Alpine said, barely enough gringos to make any impact. The people buying the expensive houses and apartments are rich Peruvians who are making a lot more money than most of the gringos who move here from businesses involved in Perus natural resouces. You'll have a few gringos down there working i...
by SilverbackPeru
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bull Fights and Rooster Fights
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Bull Fights and Rooster Fights

I've been a couple of times with in-laws to Rooster fighting. I don't agree with it but there isn't much in the way of stadium sports in Peru and compared to some of the football games Rooster fighting is in a safe environment with a great atmosphere. I think it would be a bit harsh to ban it with o...
by SilverbackPeru
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 3-4 meals in Lima - What are some of the not to miss places?
Replies: 10
Views: 1756

Re: 3-4 meals in Lima - What are some of the not to miss places?

It's not the best seafood restaruant in Peru but Embar Cadero 41 does have a good standard. The one good thing about Embar Cadero 41 is that the menu has a picture for every dish available. It sounds stupid but just being able to see a picture of a dish makes it so much easier to know what you want ...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 18395

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

VisualPolitik is a great little channel to help you understand what's happening around the world in economics in 10 to 15 minute long videos. This is a really good video explaining how Peru in the 80's was in the same situation as Venezuela and how Peru managed to turn the situation around. If only ...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Magdalena Del Mar
Replies: 22
Views: 3503

Re: Magdalena Del Mar

Your impression of Peru is honest, but at the same time ... May I disagree ? No such crime and traffic in the streets of Magdalena , but I highly respect your words I hope that next time you come here, could eventually see it all with different eyes.. BTW, I made a search in urbania.pe about your p...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Magdalena Del Mar
Replies: 22
Views: 3503

Re: Magdalena Del Mar

For example it doesn't matter where in Magdalana it is I'd still never pay $90'000 to live there! How much would you pay ? Well considering what Magdelana is like, traffic problems, not always the tidiest of places for most of the area, problems in areas with crime, the building quality of those ap...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Magdalena Del Mar
Replies: 22
Views: 3503

Re: Magdalena Del Mar

Are you assuming with a 100% of certainty that there is no Real State Bargains in Peru ? :D Of course there will be some but I doubt there will be many. I've spent enough time in Peru to know plenty about the renting and housing prices to not be very impressed. For example it doesn't matter where i...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Magdalena Del Mar
Replies: 22
Views: 3503

Re: Magdalena Del Mar

Welcome to our forum! Like most of Lima's traditional barrios, Magdalena is in transition. Old family homes built in the 30's 40's and 50's are being razed to make way for 7 to 10 story apartment buildings. It's subjective of course, but I think it's a nice area with areas that maintain a real neig...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Magdalena Del Mar
Replies: 22
Views: 3503

Re: Magdalena Del Mar

Billy Magdelana has some really nice parts to it, usually along the coast and yes there is some dangerous parts but it's like that everywhere in Lima. The coastal areas are developing fast in most suburbs so as you say in 30 years time it could be a totally different place and if you have lived in L...
by SilverbackPeru
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TEFL Certification in Lima
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Re: TEFL Certification in Lima

I haven't used them but I know International House Language school in Miraflores trains in Telfs or Celtas.

That's about the only one I know.
by SilverbackPeru
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru ranks #20 on best food worldwide
Replies: 2
Views: 2301

Re: Peru ranks #20 on best food worldwide

As Mr Steak says Peru isn't even on the list. These sites are usually just easy click bait with little basis in fact. Seriously Wales and Scotland are on the list, how researched can it be!!! I would agree with several of the top ones being correct however, French, Italian, Mexican, Thai and Indian ...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Reasonable real estate?
Replies: 12
Views: 2943

Re: Reasonable real estate?

If you do have rental property back home better have a care taker to handle things. There's always the risk of renting to some deadbeats or squatters that will trash the place. Usually renting the property out through an agency is the best option as they will handle almost every aspect of it, inclu...
by SilverbackPeru
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Reasonable real estate?
Replies: 12
Views: 2943

Re: Reasonable real estate?

I just wouldn't buy in Peru at all. The boats already gone on this one and if you are wanting to buy property then it really should have been done before 2010. I would put some serious thought into just how much money you could lose if you plough half of your life savings into buying a house in Peru...
by SilverbackPeru
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best places to retire - May 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Re: Best places to retire - May 2018

It's pretty interesting how France and Italy aren't all that expensive compared to some of the other locations.

You'd have thought Spain and Greece would have been on as you can easily live more cheaply in those two compared to France and Italy.
by SilverbackPeru
Fri May 18, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chicken Information
Replies: 19
Views: 3851

Re:

One problem I find is you go to the market and the whole place smells kind of bad, so it can be difficult to tell if a chicken smells bad on site. It also feels really awkward trying to smell people's meat before buying it haha. Look for yellow or greying of colour in the meat. Raw chicken should b...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu May 17, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Boyfriend
Replies: 10
Views: 3682

Re: Peruvian Boyfriend

I really wouldn't trust the guy and he'll just be using you. There's a lot of Peruvians that are really all about family and having you being part of that environment and it would be great if the guy you met was like that but he's probably not. He's probably just using you for his next adventure and...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu May 17, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to live in Peru for 6 Months with family?
Replies: 8
Views: 2933

Re: Where to live in Peru for 6 Months with family?

At least in Lima, I do not think you will find what you are looking for. Any place near the beach that is also safe and convenient and near a school is going to be very expensive. I agree that Arequipa is very nice, and you may want to look there. In general I'd say that coming to Peru to live for ...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu May 17, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chicken Information
Replies: 19
Views: 3851

Re: Chicken Information

The non-refrigerated meat should be sold during the day it was butchered Try to find a seller in Truijllo who has the best of both World : refrigeration + fresh breasts butchered and sold the same day.. Early in the morning is the best hour I think .. Sorry I wasn't trying to generate unnecessary c...
by SilverbackPeru
Sat May 12, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chicken Information
Replies: 19
Views: 3851

Re: Chicken Information

Yeah it's exactly the same everywhere, if you want the best food you get fresh ingredients. We still have the fish mongers and butchers with fresh meat daily and all restaurants try to stock fresh ingredients but that's not the point. The point is it doesn't matter how fresh something is, if it's no...
by SilverbackPeru
Sat May 12, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chicken Information
Replies: 19
Views: 3851

Re: Chicken Information

You should not be leaving chicken out unrefrigerated for long periods of time. Once the chicken has been killed and butchered it should refrigerated as soon as possible and any chicken bought from any shop should be taken home and refrigerated as soon as possible. The confusing seems to be with fres...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu May 10, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do Expat (or Travelers) like Salsa de Aji (chilli pepper sauce) ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2246

Re: Do Expat (or Travelers) like Salsa de Aji (chilli pepper sauce) ?

Usually with steak it involves having to go to an expensive restaurant but those restaurants make the best dips as well. I've never been overly impressed beef from the markets, same goes for potatos. Salsa Criolla is another great sauce. It's almost exactly the same as one of the Indian dips you get...
by SilverbackPeru
Wed May 09, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do Expat (or Travelers) like Salsa de Aji (chilli pepper sauce) ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2246

Re: Do Expat (or Travelers) like Salsa de Aji (chilli pepper sauce) ?

Totally love the stuff, it's brilliant!. I've not always been the biggest fan of Peruvian foods as I thought it could be really bland and boring at times (Lomo Saltado, arroz con pollo, huancaina based dishes, almost any other stewed dish with boiled potatos or white rice). I think you'll be hard pr...
by SilverbackPeru
Sun May 06, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: These Are the 50 Cheapest Countries to Live
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

Re: These Are the 50 Cheapest Countries to Live

$490 for rent based on living in the Lima city center. Do you think these people that create the polls realise how much of a dump Lima's city center is! You've got to ask if the author has actually been to any of these places. But it's just like all of these top things list that webpages churn out n...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu May 03, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bringing expensive gifts to Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 2450

Re: Bringing expensive gifts to Peru

Probably a good idea to bring your receipts for all this stuff. From what I have been told customs will charge you for what they think it's worth if they do decide to tax you and they could estimate it at an extremely high price. At least if you have your receipts you have proof of what it costs, bu...
by SilverbackPeru
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health insurance for a year in peru
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Health insurance for a year in peru

I'm starting to think a good option for me to help with covering all these bills would be to buy a house/apartment in the U.K as I can easily find something cheap enough here and then use the money from renting it to cover bills like Health Insurance. Also it would be an income for life. I'm startin...
by SilverbackPeru
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health insurance for a year in peru
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Health insurance for a year in peru

Thanks Alan. So it should be possible for a couple get get a good second tier coverage for $1000 a year?. I have so many questions about health insurance that I have to ask cos luckly we have an NHS system back home where you don't need to pay for anything so dealing with the whole health insurance ...
by SilverbackPeru
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health insurance for a year in peru
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Health insurance for a year in peru

Just out of curiousity but what do members generally pay for their health insurance per person in Peru and what is the minimum amount you'd expect to pay for decent cover? Does decent cover mean you'll be fully treated for long term illnesses too? Or do long term illnesses have cut off points where ...
by SilverbackPeru
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Looking for a small income
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Looking for a small income

You could always try and teach English online if you have a Telf. It'll give you a lot of freedom to move around but still have a tiny income.
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Resignation of Kuczynski - What's to come?
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Resignation of Kuczynski - What's to come?

[/quote] My fear is that this perception will result in a widespread revolt against the pro-economy / pro-business / pro-private property parties and socialists will come to power, at which point you can kiss Peru's future good bye. I really have no idea how likely this actually is, but it seems far...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: salary of the president of Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Re: salary of the president of Peru

I have to admit I'm shocked at that but i highly doubt it's the true figure! If it is correct then I'm not too far off that wage per month and I'm delivering pizzas! :shock:
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: S&P Lowers the rating of 5 Peruvian Banks
Replies: 11
Views: 3578

Re: S&P Lowers the rating of 5 Peruvian Banks

Of course you are to young to remember the pre EU days when there was a socialist government in England ,Led by Harrold Wilson. I was paying 16 % and that was competitive. All part of a growing economy. As you said I was a fool, but that said it gave me an investment which has cemented my life (Wit...
by SilverbackPeru
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expats with small children
Replies: 23
Views: 2053

Re: Expats with small children

Thank you Gerad! I am actually Peruvian and know where we want to move to, either La Molina or Cieneguilla. ... By the way, are there any “good” schools in Cieneguilla or Asia? La Molina maybe but Cieneguilla? You are out of this place for lot of time right? Your questions suggest that. Asia is a p...
by SilverbackPeru
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: prices
Replies: 86
Views: 7110

Re: prices

I remembered my login information and can finally reply :mrgreen: . Are you FREAKING KIDDING ME? You are trying to compare prices and life styles of Europe with Peru? If you think that you can live in Peru with a salary like in Europe (social security checks included) then you are INSANE! No way wi...
by SilverbackPeru
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expats with small children
Replies: 23
Views: 2053

Re: Expats with small children

I don't have kids but you should look into some of the quieter neighbourhoods in San Borja, Surco, San Isidro and La Molina. They can be very family orientated, with lots of nice parks and schools nearby. They are usually extremely safe and the areas with parks tend to be a block or two away from th...
by SilverbackPeru
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2621

Re: Vote for Peru

Not meaning to stray off topic but I've heard the major complaints about the Facebook groups are not being able to join up immediately because of the closed group format and not being able to be anonymous. Some value their privacy. Very true. I think it's not very easy to check a topic from the pas...
by SilverbackPeru
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2621

Re: Vote for Peru

I can understand how Peru can drive some folk a bit mad, I'm not one of Lima's biggest fans but it does have lot's of plus points going for it if you can afford to live there. I'm still waiting for these plus points :roll: can you explain? Anything besides food? There is a awful lot of terrible bui...
by SilverbackPeru
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2621

Re: Vote for Peru

Hi as my threads about Peru being good or bad for living have been closed without a final conclusion, I propose you just vote for it :P So be so kind and select one of the answers. (Mods please do not tweak it LOL). Vote your subjective impression pls. Steak You should be commended for conducting a...
by SilverbackPeru
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2621

Re: Vote for Peru

I agree with Silverback Peru. I was "forced" to move to Peru as I live on a modest Social Security check. My recent Peruvian wife & I could never afford to live in any of the nice areas of Lima. We are looking for real estate in Ayacucho. If anyone has any contacts in or about Ayacuch...
by SilverbackPeru
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2621

Re: Vote for Peru

Lima is great if you have the cash for a modern neighbourhood. But there's just something about those lesser neighbourhoods and the endless trash, metal bars and poor brick work that just destroys your will to live in Peru's coastal cities. The poor buildings can be more easily forgotten about once ...
by SilverbackPeru
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2621

Re: Vote for Peru

Great if you have the money for the nicer neighbourhoods which can give you a great life. Considerably worse if like me you don't have a degree as you have no way of saving for some of lifes most important things like a home, retirement fund, schooling for children and savings in case of serious hea...

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