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by ironchefchris
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Latam caused this CRASH!
Replies: 6
Views: 845

Re: Latam caused this CRASH!

1. Why would there be a penalty for buying a (new) ticket? 2. Contact Latam and/or read the fine print of their policies online. 3. Talk to a lawyer about possible compensation under Peruvian law and if you even really have a case at this point. 4. Talk to a lawyer and/or INDECOPI. 5. Go straight to...
by ironchefchris
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Please help, dental implants
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: Please help, dental implants

I'll second the recommendation for Peru Dental. As mentioned, probably not the least expensive option available, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Even though they're a bit pricier, it was still a fraction of what I'd pay in the states and with better service and overall experience. ...
by ironchefchris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live
Replies: 79
Views: 4065

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live

mrsteak to say why the above post is rubbish in 5-4-3-2.....
by ironchefchris
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 9227

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

But count me as another one not looking to get too deep into this discussion. It really doesn't effect me how people view inflation. Might as well debate something as objective as religion/politics where people also tend to feel absolute in their convictions and opinions. So with that, have a prosp...
by ironchefchris
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 9227

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

14, 15, 17, or 18 years might not "work best" measuring a, b, c, d, and e, but if you measure 16 years, leave out d, and add f, it very well could give a person the looked for result that proves their desired conclusion. This is not what I propose. You should not be measuring inflation fo...
by ironchefchris
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 9227

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

Numbers can always be massaged in such a way that if you apply certain variable parameters (what goods you're (not)/considering in your calculations, timelines, etc.) you can always find a way it "works best" so that the numbers draw the conclusion you'd like them to. you mess stuff up he...
by ironchefchris
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 9227

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

Numbers can always be massaged in such a way that if you apply certain variable parameters (what goods you're (not)/considering in your calculations, timelines, etc.) you can always find a way it "works best" so that the numbers draw the conclusion you'd like them to. Politicians, governme...
by ironchefchris
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 9227

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

Didn't see any mentions of Peru being one of the worst countries to live on any lists, but I did see mention of Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela in addition to countries like Syria, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, etc.. Of course the whole idea of "worst" is subjective. I could...
by ironchefchris
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 9227

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

Maybe you're misreading me. I'm just stating a preference when I say I prefer alpaca and offering a suggestion/alternative to those who say they can't find a decent steak. I'm hawking alpaca as much as you're hawking t-bone - which I don't think you are at all. Not that it matters. I only asked wher...
by ironchefchris
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 9227

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

Where do you live, jumpinjack?
by ironchefchris
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 9227

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

Aplaca steaks are real tasty. Better nutritional profile as well when compared to steaks from cattle. Are you seriously judging the entire country (based on thread title) to be one of the worst countries to live because of the rush hour commutes between Sucro and Miraflores? If I want a Chevy, why ...
by ironchefchris
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 9227

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

Are you seriously judging the entire country (based on thread title) to be one of the worst countries to live because of the rush hour commutes between Sucro and Miraflores? Well honestly I made a very simple experience in my life: JUST DRIVE ONE HOUR, or two, or three somewhere in a capital city o...
by ironchefchris
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 9227

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

Aplaca steaks are real tasty. Better nutritional profile as well when compared to steaks from cattle.

Are you seriously judging the entire country (based on thread title) to be one of the worst countries to live because of the rush hour commutes between Sucro and Miraflores?
by ironchefchris
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Prorroga de Residencia
Replies: 9
Views: 2727

Re: Prorroga de Residencia

At least that's what they told me. Check the paper they gave you.

Residencia Vigente Hasta El: (Fecha)
by ironchefchris
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Prorroga de Residencia
Replies: 9
Views: 2727

Re: Prorroga de Residencia

Just got back from migraciones. No longer need to bring the marriage certificate or copies of your and spouses ID/DNI. Just the 007 (which has been updated) and the receipt from the bank showing you've paid the S/. 25.60 (tributo 1827). Best news is that it's good for two years so unless I want citi...
by ironchefchris
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Navidad sales on smartphones
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Navidad sales on smartphones

I'm with Big Daddy on this. Since I don't watch videos, play games, or do other things that require the latest and greatest, I don't need to drop $$$ on an expensive phone that will be somewhat obsolete in a few years. All I care about is call quality, storage capacities, and that it won't fall apar...
by ironchefchris
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corcho Libre (corkage fee)
Replies: 1
Views: 1653

Re: Corcho Libre

Good subject for a thread. Sorry I have nothing to add since I don't live in Lima.

Considering the markup on wine, bring your own wine places are some of my favorite restaurants.
by ironchefchris
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Almost a victim!
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Re: Almost a victim!

Glad to hear it ultimately worked out for you.

I doubt they would've placed you in jail, otherwise you would've been taken there.

Google can be found at www.google.com
by ironchefchris
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Navidad sales on smartphones
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Navidad sales on smartphones

I need to get a new smartphone but figure I'll wait until the deals for Navidad kick in, which I'm told will be mid to the last week of November. I'm fine with a S/69 - 99 plan and am hoping to get a phone with better specs where currently you would have to sign up for a more expensive monthly plan....
by ironchefchris
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Census is Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 1682

Re: The Census is Sunday

Does anyone know if this applies only to citizens or to those of us with CE's as well?

Friend from Canada with a tourist visa is visiting as well. Wonder what I should tell him if he wants to take advantage of the empty streets and plazas to take pictures or go for a hike in the country.
by ironchefchris
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mercado Libre - be careful!
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

Re: Mercado Libre - be careful!

Caveat Emptor. Due diligence is the buyer's responsibility, not the seller's, and not Mercado Libre's who is solely providing a platform for transactions. Don't assume one company's (MercadoLibre) business model and polices on returns/buyer protection will apply to a similar type of company offering...
by ironchefchris
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arequipa - living
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: Arequipa - living

I've lived in Arequipa for close to five years and agree with just about everything said above. For me, it's big enough to be interesting without being metropolis sized. Traffic and the resulting pollution are at their worst in the center part of town, but not nearly so much in other parts of the ci...
by ironchefchris
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What items are more expensive in US vs. Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: What items are more expensive in US vs. Peru?

Cell phone plans, internet, cable television - cheaper in Peru.
by ironchefchris
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Questions regarding culture in Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Questions regarding culture in Peru

Just my observations. I haven't dealt with anyone above small business owner. Perhaps others who've been here longer and/or have experience with business dealings on a higher level will offer differing or more in depth opinions/observations. 1) The one I can think of off the top of my head is pointi...
by ironchefchris
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gringos hitting up gringos on the streets for cash
Replies: 15
Views: 1768

Re: Gringos hitting up gringos on the streets for cash

I've seen studies that show well dressed people being much more successful at getting 'donations' from other well dressed people than are their less well dressed counterparts. Test subject hung out at Penn Station in NYC asking strangers for money (lost/stolen wallet story) so he could catch a train...
by ironchefchris
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The legality of recording conversations
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: The legality of recording conversations

The news casts at night are full of recordings made by one party without the knowledge and consent of the other, including politicians, and members of the farandula, and most recently a recording of the national Comptroller! So yes, it is legal. I had a feeling it would be legal, but wanted confirm...
by ironchefchris
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The legality of recording conversations
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: The legality of recording conversations

::sigh:: Another one. Or maybe the same one using a different account? I used to get you two confused since your posts are so similar. Either way and whatever the case may be............. yawn. What specific illegal purpose are you referring to? I don't see where I stated any purpose other than my h...
by ironchefchris
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The legality of recording conversations
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: The legality of recording conversations

"Us" would be anyone who reads the forum and specifically this thread. Thought that would be obvious and wouldn't need to be stated, but your asking just goes to show, one should never make assumptions about even the most basic of things. Common sense isn't always all that common. Poe's La...
by ironchefchris
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The legality of recording conversations
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: The legality of recording conversations

Go to court? Nope. Sue anybody? Nope. Never been my style to sue or threaten people with legal actions. I never said anything at all about what the context is so 'what's the dif?' is an irrelevant question to what I was asking. I don't feel the need to go into details because they are irrelevant to ...
by ironchefchris
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The legality of recording conversations
Replies: 10
Views: 938

The legality of recording conversations

Anybody know offhand if recording conversations without the other party's consent is legal in Perú? There have been times when people I've spoken with have gone back on their word and then insisted they never said what I know they have and that I must have misunderstood them. Recently grabbed a conv...
by ironchefchris
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 2 & 5 sole coins are confusing!
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: 2 & 5 sole coins are confusing!

I believe the govt. tried to remedy this situation in the design stage by making one coin larger, one smaller, and printing a 2 on one and a 5 on the other. This sometimes happened in the US as well with the similarity between the Susan B. Anthony dollar and the quarter when the former was introduce...
by ironchefchris
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: CLARO - SUCKS!
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: CLARO - SUCKS!

I was just thinking the same about Movistar, though for different reasons. Internet service for me is pretty decent, but the cable TV package is real janky. Customer Service? Lots of promises of 'we'll be there within the next 48 hours' that are never fulfilled. Don't even bother calling them on the...
by ironchefchris
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best Bath Soap?
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Best Bath Soap?

PayPal will do any needed currency conversions automatically. The company has a contact page on their website. Looks like they're based in Cusco. Maybe if you ask them they can send it by courier or use a bus company's cargo service. I'm looking for a place that sells natural, unscented or naturally...
by ironchefchris
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Urgent help - blood donors needed in Arequipa
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Urgent help - blood donors needed in Arequipa

Good luck to you I hope you get your donations. Are you having difficulty finding blood because there are no blood banks in Peru? I think I read that somewhere. When blood is needed, folks in Peru depend on family and word of mouth for donations. I am a hemophiliac and can not give blood or I would...
by ironchefchris
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Urgent help - blood donors needed in Arequipa
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Urgent help - blood donors needed in Arequipa

I'm sorry to hear about your friend and wouldn't hesitate to donate, but I'm already a donor and am unable to do so since I've recently donated at another hospital. I will pass your information on.
by ironchefchris
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Obama Legacy
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Obama Legacy

Obama tough on deadbeats. Some might applaud this, but I understand those affected by such "extreme measures" being not too happy about the government's desire to collect what it says is theirs. From the linked article: To qualify for such extreme measures, the outstanding taxes must excee...
by ironchefchris
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Music!
Replies: 458
Views: 54111

Re: Music!

Just want to bump this thread out of immense appreciation to guys like victmanu and KenBE (among others) who have contributed so much to this thread and helped me expand my knowledge of Peruvian/Latino music.

A thousand thank yous.
by ironchefchris
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DHL scam
Replies: 11
Views: 1748

Re: DHL scam

After this last, most recent, hack I think I'm done with Yahoo.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-dele ... o-account/
by ironchefchris
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: EXTRAS FOR A FILM
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: EXTRAS FOR A FILM

For sure on production assistants. Everybody's gotta start at the bottom if you're not the beneficiary of nepotism. When you make it to production coordinator you're the one telling people what to go-for. By production manager you're not dealing with any of that and are working with the producers. W...
by ironchefchris
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: EXTRAS FOR A FILM
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: EXTRAS FOR A FILM

Production assistant, production coordinator, production manager, location scout, and some other below the line positions. Nothin' fancy, but I was never a grip.
by ironchefchris
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: EXTRAS FOR A FILM
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: EXTRAS FOR A FILM

Postponed for security issues sounds intriguing. Shooting a film is like going to war and having to deal with daily unexpected problems, putting out fires, etc.. Hope it all works out.
by ironchefchris
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Laptop to Lima
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: Laptop to Lima

My last trip back from the states I had to shuffle things from one suitcase to another at the airport in order to get both to weigh no more than 50 kilos. I had not one square centimeter or a single gram to spare and had an overweight carry-on and a large camera bag the nice airline counter person o...
by ironchefchris
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Discount airline coming to Perú in 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Discount airline coming to Perú in 2017

Viva Air Perú (launched by the same people behind Ryan Air in Europe) will be offering domestic flights with seats at S/. 60 which will include one carry-on up to 6 kilos. Looks like everything else will be extra - food, drinks, checked luggage, (bathroom ?). Does the low price inspire you to pack a...
by ironchefchris
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Perfect Xmas Gift
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: The Perfect Xmas Gift

Then again and on the other hand, thanks to the dems, who have run everything offshore with grossly high taxes imposed on corporations, it is difficult to find those manufacturers in America. Who is being played, lol I don't really see it as being quite so simplistic, black/white, Democrat/Republic...
by ironchefchris
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is discrimination towards Spanish speakers increasing in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 8969

Re: Is discrimination towards Spanish speakers increasing in the USA

Makes sense to learn English in an English speaking country. Sometimes it's useful to speak your native tongue in private conversations. Regardless, people shouldn't be discriminated against or have acts of hatred tossed their way because they're not speaking English in a country with no official la...
by ironchefchris
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is discrimination towards Spanish speakers increasing in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 8969

Re: Is discrimination towards Spanish speakers increasing in the USA

I didn't mention hate groups, I mentioned acts that are described as hate crimes. I really don't see how you shot anything down as you've provided nothing from a reputable news organization to suggest that what is being reported is in any way false. I know, we're in the age of post-truth and fake ne...
by ironchefchris
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is discrimination towards Spanish speakers increasing in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 8969

Re: Is discrimination towards Spanish speakers increasing in the USA

I'm no fan of Obama and neo-liberalism either, but I will say that Obamacare isn't the only reason premiums have gone up. Insurance companies have a lot to do with that. Check out how much top executives get huge compensation package raises just from last year to now. Premium hikes are do to many fa...
by ironchefchris
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is discrimination towards Spanish speakers increasing in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 8969

Re: Is discrimination towards Spanish speakers increasing in the USA

I'd hardly call coming across something from Reuters as having to spend time digging. It's major news reported on a variety of media sites; not having to dig on some obscure corner of the internet. Maybe you're just getting your "news" from Alex Jones and alt-right media? I agree these hat...
by ironchefchris
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is discrimination towards Spanish speakers increasing in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 8969

Re: Is discrimination towards Spanish speakers increasing in the USA

At the Trump rallies and on the campaign trail I didn't see Trump try to convince his working class base that automation is the source of their problems and lack of work. The blame was squarely put on immigrants and his supporters clearly lapped it up instead of countering that it's Silicon Valley ...

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