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by LDX
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Musical Friends
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Musical Friends

uh man.. i wish i have the time to jam a little..
I already lost all the callus on my fingertips...

did u bring any cool toys from the states?
looking for an amp...

welcome to perú
by LDX
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: LOOKING 4 BEST PRICES ON A COMPUTER
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: LOOKING 4 BEST PRICES ON A COMPUTER

Yap, online overseas shopping for computers it is not a good idea not only customs but everything with wifi needs that extra MTC paperwork that takes 5 days and a lot of time... besides computers here are not that expensive... I would go for a store with great customer support, I think Hiraoka is no...
by LDX
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Serpost on strike yet again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1904

Re: Serpost on strike yet again.

I have received 2 packages couple days ago, and one package yesterday
still waiting for one more (3 out of 4 so far)
by LDX
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dating in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: Dating in Peru

dating used to be fun at ther end of the 90s
now is not really fun
by LDX
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Antiques?
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Antiques?

there is an area nearby the surquillo market... however my wife always takes me to av aviación (Ex tienda 501) between week days, cause during the weekend is really crowded and more dangerous, a third option is la cachina... I suggest you to visit these places with male peruvian friends and let them...
by LDX
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: GARAGE SALE/VENTA DE GARAGE
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: GARAGE SALE/VENTA DE GARAGE

a futon would be useful
by LDX
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying a used item on ebay - shipping to Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: Buying a used item on ebay - shipping to Peru

I have bought some electronic sensor part for a Mercedes Benz, but it was a very little package... Like a Rubick Cube
by LDX
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvians spend between S /. 1,200 and U.S. $ 1,000 in limou
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

Re: Peruvians spend between S /. 1,200 and U.S. $ 1,000 in limou

I haven't met any of those peruvians...
by LDX
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Serpost and Customs duties
Replies: 32
Views: 5584

Re: Serpost and Customs duties

I have bought many itmes thru' ebay, but the ONLY ocassion when I didnt get my package or a refund, it was because I was buying camera accesories for a friend...

but that would be related to the seller rather than serpost itself.
by LDX
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 11899

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

Buckey wrote:I've read Piura is a great place to meet sweet, attractive young ladies.


I have lived in Piura... and I love that place, but I wouldnt pick that area in a search for ladies.
by LDX
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall and Painting Business
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Drywall and Painting Business

I am in the drywall and painting business in Canada. I am considering starting a business like that Lima Peru. If anybody has any comments or suggestions that would be very welcome. I understand that drywall is used mostly commercial in Peru. If anybody would be able to comment on the need for that...
by LDX
Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Nine Jobs you've never heard of - only in Peru
Replies: 31
Views: 1942

Re: Nine Jobs you've never heard of - only in Peru

Those jobs don't only exist in Peru but in most Latin American, Asian and African countries. You are right. They are checking if buses don't follow too closely to each other. about that 2 sundays ago I took a bus to magdalena and I saw and foreigner young caucasian guy working as a cobrador, can't ...
by LDX
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: SBS: New regulations for credit card customers
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: SBS: New regulations for credit card customers

That sounds smart!

From time to time I get dollar bills with a very tinny cut in the edges.
It seems bank employees are used to this because they replace the bills with no questions asked.
by LDX
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Looking for a Job...
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Looking for a Job...

chi chi wrote:With the different skills and work experience that you have, it won't be too hard to find a job.

Look at http://www.aptitus.be or buy the Sundays' edition of ElComercio.


Thanks Chi Chi

I always enjoy your posts, :mrgreen:
by LDX
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Looking for a Job...
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Looking for a Job...

I actually came across to this forum when a user (from here) sent me a CC email referring me to a 3rd party, I googled his email and then I saw this place... I am a Peruvian and I've been working in Real State Appraisals since 2007 (USPAP, Wintotal, MLS, etc) I work with appraisers in Utah and Washi...
by LDX
Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Breaking Bad
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Breaking Bad

LiveInPeru wrote:You can also use the Hola Unblocker to get access to the UK Netflix - It opens up a whole new bunch of options, including all of the final episodes of Breaking Bad.

I'm still devastated from the ending.


There is still hope

by LDX
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: African hair...
Replies: 18
Views: 2674

Re: African hair...

Well, my mom travels there every month, not really sure if those are gettin robed since the distance is kinda short.... But perhaps my mom is not the best example that lady was in the center of the earthquake back in 2007... BTW is not that chincha is crowded of african folks, I think for that u nee...
by LDX
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: African hair...
Replies: 18
Views: 2674

Re: African hair...

You can either use Soyuz or Flores... http://www.soyuz.com.pe/ http://www.floreshnos.net/ A cheap way to go by Soyuz Cheaper is to take the bus at montevideo street Drivers pick up passengers and charge less if they take the bus outside of the station But If you are going by yourself u better keep i...
by LDX
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Driving in Lima
Replies: 41
Views: 5426

Re: Driving in Lima

I'm wondering who they're going to get to drive the Google Street view cars when they come to Lima - I heard they're coming soon. And more importantly what are the images going to look like? This is the first image from Google Street: http://www.google.com.pe/imgres?um=1&sa=N&hl=es&tbm=...
by LDX
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Making a living in Peru without a visa or job.
Replies: 29
Views: 5355

Re: Making a living in Peru without a visa or job.

I think u are talking about these guys or similar guys http://mpe-s1-p.mlstatic.com/vendo-combi-sanguchera-marca-volkswagen-1562-MPE4759800941_082013-F.jpg I know some brazilian guy is running a few of these vans and making tacos, kebabs, and burgers sometimes kebabs are offered in some kind of wago...
by LDX
Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Business on the 3rd floor
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: Business on the 3rd floor

When younger I used to go to a Pool Hall (Billiards) on a 3rd floor...
It had nice music (not loud) and drinks

I wonder if its still there...
by LDX
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Monsters in Peru
Replies: 40
Views: 7161

Re: Monsters in Peru

This woman already realized that ur son can be used as an extorsion tool... There is no way u will get any decent agreement without a lawyer.... A normal wife would do anything to have her son and father together, even if divorced. Too bad u didnt make a friend here to lookup how things are, But I w...
by LDX
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Breaking Bad
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Breaking Bad

Thanks for the Hola link! I was afraid of using a proxy or something similar. This looks safe. By the way, they air Breaking Bad on AXN. A couple of days ago they started from the first episode, in order to prepare for the last season. It's channel 20 on Movistar TV. Glad to be useful....! I'm redi...
by LDX
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Breaking Bad
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Breaking Bad

Thanks for the Hola link! I was afraid of using a proxy or something similar. This looks safe. By the way, they air Breaking Bad on AXN. A couple of days ago they started from the first episode, in order to prepare for the last season. It's channel 20 on Movistar TV. Glad to be useful....! I'm redi...
by LDX
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dehumidifier or Heater?
Replies: 12
Views: 6167

Re: Dehumidifier or Heater?

Hi all, So I'm starting to really feel the autumn/winter in my Miraflores apt at nights, and was told by a coworker I should get a heater. However, I also heard that if I use a dehumidifier this also helps with the temperature along with reducing the humidity. Thanks! if u are thinking on the dehum...
by LDX
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Housekeeper from Peru needed to work in USA
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: Housekeeper from Peru needed to work in USA

yap, better to get a peruana in the US

City and state?
by LDX
Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Guitar wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Guitar wanted

Hmmm 200 soles for an electric or acoustic guitar? you might wanna look into the asian brand names (StarSun, Mekse, california, etc) but those are usually in stores at Plaza 2 de Mayo. (Not great just OK) Cantuarias, miraflores and plaza san miguel sells mostly well known brands (fender, cort, ibane...
by LDX
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Driving in Lima
Replies: 41
Views: 5426

Re: Driving in Lima



by LDX
Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Breaking Bad
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Breaking Bad

easier than proxy is http://hola.org/

pretty easy to setup and only for chrome
I wonder if it works with HULU
by LDX
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: I DON'T KNOW ?...
Replies: 23
Views: 2531

Re: I DON'T KNOW ?...

It happened to me several times, and yes u need to be really wise to figure out who really knows, sometimes its due to the fact the street names many times are duplicated by districts or sometimes a street name or a neigborhood (urbanizacion) could have the same name... so they assume they are the s...
by LDX
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Breaking Bad
Replies: 36
Views: 5544

Re: Breaking Bad

I have downloaded BB latest episode thru' piratebay/torrent (about 15 minutes download)

Netflix only has 4 seasons, but for the first half of the 5th season
I used a site called cuevana (movies and TV shows)
no ads, no banners, and at least BB is in english
by LDX
Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best way to set up phone in Peru with US number
Replies: 18
Views: 9104

Re: Best way to set up phone in Peru with US number

I have tried magicjack once... simple to use, but I also use Vonage which is a little bit more expensive but has interesting extra advantages. For example: -U can get a flat rate plan for calling latinamerica as well (meaning: here Peru) so your VOIP could be ur main landline -U can avoid using a P...
by LDX
Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AM I CORRECT???
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: AM I CORRECT???

yeah I never heard of those 30% income taxes either...
by LDX
Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: "Peru has all the components to a housing bubble"
Replies: 19
Views: 4204

Re: "Peru has all the components to a housing bubble"

The other part of the problem are rentals they are gettin so expensive that many people might be forced to buy than rent which is one of the things I saw going on in US during 2006-2008 so it wasnt about how expensive is the dwelling, but how much you pay by month... Fortunately I have reached to bu...
by LDX
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HOW WOULD YOU RATE - EXPATPERU?
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: HOW WOULD YOU RATE - EXPATPERU?

I would change the layout so users can post html content such as videos, embed gadgets, and stuff.

Besides that everything is cool
by LDX
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lady Gaga
Replies: 16
Views: 2854

Re: Lady Gaga

I went to the show. I wasn't planning on it but my boyfriend called me at about 8:30 and told me that they were selling tickets for 30 soles at the door...I would probably never have the chance to see her again for so cheap! I had a great time. I'm not a huge fan of her music but I think she's fabu...
by LDX
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bullfighting in Peru
Replies: 29
Views: 3707

Re: Bullfighting in Peru

My brother was or is still an activist against "tauromaquia" bullfighting, I am not, however I do not enjoy it at all... From my brother's background I can tell that many of his other activists friends also belong to the Boys scouts organization, they are not required to participate but it...
by LDX
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lady Gaga
Replies: 16
Views: 2854

Re: Lady Gaga

I live a block away from the stadium where the concert was...

There were many people with very exotic outfits....
I believe there was some kind of an outfit contest going on there.

But I'm not really into her music. I also heard the re-sellers were giving out the tickets extremely cheap.
by LDX
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carpenter recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Carpenter recommendations?

I'm looking for recommendations for a carpenter. I would (like?) a simple square bookshelf made that has 4 cubbies and no backing, what I think would be a simple project. Also, if you've had work like this done before what did it cost more or less so I have an idea if it is a good deal? I live in S...
by LDX
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: looking for work in lima peru
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: new to lima- looking for work and new contacts:)

Music and Carpentry? what a great blend, im sure u have tried to learn how to be a "luthier" too which is building string instruments, i have tried that before... very interesting I might try checking the embassy first http://lima.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html when I got jobless 4 ye...
by LDX
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do these thieves at Telefonica still get away with this?
Replies: 36
Views: 6117

Re: How do these thieves at Telefonica still get away with this?

fanning wrote:Just did the test. 3.42 Mbs download / 0.40 Mbs upload.

sounds fair, thanks for sharing...
by LDX
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 215549

Re: Introduce Yourself!

HI My work is 100% online so i could basically move to anyplace in the planet if I wasnt a so henpecked husband... I have worked with many EXPATs here but currently working on Real estate appraisals covering WA and sometimes UT... I'm also a musician, geek, videogamer, 3d modeling or sketchUp artist...
by LDX
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 215549

Re: Introduce Yourself!

Hi All. A newbie here. I am 42 yrs old Korean man who has recently retired and looking for some places to move. The reason to move? I am just simply tired of being in this competitive society. I have been living this life for more than 30 yrs. I think this is enough. I was looking for some Asian co...
by LDX
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Seeking skilled guitarist
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: Seeking skilled guitarist

how skilled? what kind of music are u planning to play?
by LDX
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Halo 4? New release....where can we find in Lima?
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Halo 4? New release....where can we find in Lima?

if u are planning online gaming I would try online purchase
I think its not on steam yet, but I dont think u will be able to
play pirated games online

I have many stuff from wilson and polvos, they never work online

PD: currently playing NFS world, Pointblak, and WAR.INC, free and online multiplayer
by LDX
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best way to transfer money?
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

Re: Best way to transfer money?

I use Xoom, but for transactions less than $2,999 - their limit for some reason (money laundering?)... If you can have transfered for less than $30 (cost for my US bank draft); I would seriously consider. Good luck with your business; as a former consumer advocate & business consultant - I am a...
by LDX
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best way to transfer money?
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

Re: Best way to transfer money?

I use XOOM about 7 years ago.... it also goes from any bank account or VISA credit card on the US to my account at Interbank... if u dont have a bank account XOOM also sends money on ur name the charge is less than 20 bucks for every 1 grand Aprox. and it is totally online, no need to go to the bank...
by LDX
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Did you buy your christmas decoration yet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

Re: Did you buy your christmas decoration yet?

We're is the cheapest place to get a tree? Do they sell live trees in Lima? I just hate to dish out 150-200$ for a Christmas tree and deco. But we have kiddos and have to do a tree. What sense does it make anyway allready putting a christmas tree in October??? It's the same as leaving your christma...
by LDX
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do these thieves at Telefonica still get away with this?
Replies: 36
Views: 6117

Re: How do these thieves at Telefonica still get away with this?

I have a Movistar Trio with 3 TV decoders, 4 Mb Internet, and no problems at all, in Miraflores. I download torrents at 390kB/s and have a Popcornhour ( http://www.popcornhour.com ) to see (Dutch) Internet TV on my 46'' screen, without ANY problem. Now we just renew our RPC Claro plan to include a ...
by LDX
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What to Do about Internet for 4 months??
Replies: 18
Views: 9461

Re: What to Do about Internet for 4 months??

get a 3g android phone and google: "tethering"

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