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by gringito
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8712

Re: Crime in Peru

@ironchefchris:

The issue with "We only see what we want to see..." has a considerable drawback:

There are also people which even ignore what is CLEARLY VISIBLE in front of their nose and replace it by something more pleasant.
In psychology this is called displacement.
by gringito
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: La Punta and Chosica
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: La Punta and Chosica

Hola wypeck la Punta, as a neighborhood, is not that bad and cannot be compared to other parts of Callao which have a bad reputation due to high crime. However, it has several other disadvantages which would lead my choice to other local destinations in Lima: LP1: First of all, La Punta is not tsuna...
by gringito
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: MIGRACIONES - no companion allowed!
Replies: 0
Views: 409

MIGRACIONES - no companion allowed!

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m202/perubilder/migracionesnocompany_zpsnvhqqelr.jpg 28.10.2015 Migraciones does not allow companions when you are realizing a "tramite"! If you have to realize a "tramite" in Migraciones such as the anual "prorraga de residencia" or ...
by gringito
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 27123

Re: New immigration law

If (…) the Residencia Permanente will require, for example, a certain minimum amount of monthly income, for example 3500,- Soles per month, several foreigners, including foreign spouses of Peruvian citizens, may not be able to fulfil this requirement and “fall into the trap”. I don't think they wil...
by gringito
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 27123

Re: New immigration law

Several aspects of the new PEruvian Immigration Law D.L. 1236 have already been discussed, in particular with respect to the tourist visa. Therefore, in the following, I will explain some other interesting aspects of the new law: ONLY TWO TYPES OF RESIDENT VISAS According to the new law, there will ...
by gringito
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New to Lima - Safety concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 3983

Re: New to Lima - Safety concerns

sunflower wrote:
gringito wrote:
PS:
@sunflower: the Caribbean seem to be boring....


You seem to have no idea .... :D


It seems you miss Peru...
by gringito
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8712

Re: Crime in Peru

I've been living in Trujillo for just about three years and not been robbed yet. But as for the Malls being safer, you have to watch out there too: http://elcomercio.pe/peru/la-libertad/trujillo-robaron-70-mil-soles-centro-comercial-noticia-1810445 Thanks for speaking up. So now we have two gringos...
by gringito
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New to Lima - Safety concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 3983

Re: New to Lima - Safety concerns

Lived over 9 years in Lima and even rode my bike on a regular basis ... and I'm still alive to now enjoy the Caribbean :-) . When YOU ride a bike it is like a "lighthouse on wheels"! Therefore, you may not be representative as far as the biking safety issues is concerned. Moreover, WHERE ...
by gringito
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How does the new site work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: How does the new site work?

- Login did not work for days.

- "contact us" on the front page does not work

- Avatar images disappeared.

etc.
by gringito
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8712

Re: Crime in Peru

Search for " policiales lima ", for example in the Peruvian Google. It is getting worse and worse. Totally irrelevant. The OP was specific asking about Trujillo. If we want to be off topic, did you know that every 16 seconds there is a robbery in the USA? Sorry to disappoint you, teamoper...
by gringito
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Login does not work, et al
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Login does not work, et al

@admin:
Seems your login into your new forum interface does not work correctly. Could not log in for days!

Moreover, several links on your new front pae do not work, for example the "contact us" link.

Maybe you should do something about it....
by gringito
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New to Lima - Safety concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 3983

Re: New to Lima - Safety concerns

Sergio Bernales wrote:Carry a gun at all times!

Good idea!

@Ward:
The MOST dangerous thing in Lima is to drive by bicycle!!!!
by gringito
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Looking for web designer
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Looking for web designer

Andywalters wrote:Hi,
I have responded in a timely fashion to all PM´s
Thankyou for your message

Oh..sorry, had other infos.

Hope you finally found somebody.
Suerte.
by gringito
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17372

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

@ironchefchris: I will prepare an answer to your question, hoever, now they throw me out of the cabinas internet. I hope I will post it tomorrow or so. Gringito, nosiness makes me curious about your response to this and it's always interesting hearing someone else's perspective to the good and the ...
by gringito
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8712

Re: Crime in Peru

Search for "policiales lima", for example in the Peruvian Google.
It is getting worse and worse.
by gringito
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Looking for web designer
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Looking for web designer

Hi Andywalters,
Yes, I know one, he is here in Lima, and he is quite a whiz!
Meanwhile, as I could find out, he already sent you a PM but it seems you do not answer...
by gringito
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17372

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Maybe this is the solution...
Seen in a FB-thread of RPP noticias.

Some villages in the Sierra handle it precisely this way.

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by gringito
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17372

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

@admin Interesting....The day before yesterday I posted an answer in this thread....and yesterday another one. Meanwhile other users posted. All these inputs disappeared. Is you database corrupted? PS: As far as I can see even complete threads which were visible yesterday disappeared completly !
by gringito
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17372

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

@ironchefchris:
I will prepare an answer to your question, hoever, now they throw me out of the cabinas internet.
I hope I will post it tomorrow or so.
by gringito
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17372

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Gringito... Please do not overreact.. the 2 options a. and b. are wrong.. Option c) relax and forget it.. 3) Why do you consider it an "overreaction"? You make many assertions, but if someone deals with it, you retreat. 4) Maybe you feel capable of answering my above mentioned question 1)...
by gringito
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17372

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

The robbery with the title “enjoy your ceviche” was a lack of respect and therefore was offensive 1) Lack of respect vis-à-vis whom/what? 2) Is it possible A) that you do not understand irony? B) that (I ask this with all my respect and without irony...) your self-esteem and/your self-control are l...
by gringito
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Mattresses

Paraiso!
by gringito
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3164

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

My point is that 'golpes de estado' are no longer well received in the region, they have evolved to this people elected democracies when corruption have taken place and the use of the force and weapons to repress the dissent is no longer necessary, for that purpose now dictators have laws and corru...
by gringito
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17372

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Searching and linking bad news about USA and Canada could be offensive for expats who live in Peru. Searching and linking bad news about Peru is offensive for me.. Let''s see this World from a positive point of view.. You have a strange attitude to offense.... I would simply call it Peru forum and ...
by gringito
Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17372

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

http://trome.pe/actualidad/independencia-contadora-fue-asesinada-balazo-raqueteros-2053434 http://trome.pe/actualidad/san-borja-encontraron-cadaver-acequia-2054102 http://trome.pe/actualidad/victoria-empresario-y-su-empleado-detenidos-caso-cambista-carbonizado-2053424 http://trome.pe/actualidad/coma...
by gringito
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Traffic Accident
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: Traffic Accident

we got a small traffic accident last week in Cercado de Lima, now we are doing the paperwork in the Police Station. Our car got some scratches and dents ... If fully agree with @fanning! I is usually even more effective to pay little damages by yourself. Police is not really interested in such litt...
by gringito
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need information please
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Need information please

In general, it may be helpful to consult a Peruvian lawyer. Your contract of purchase may give you first information about how decisions about the entire building have to be handled by the different owners of the apartments in the building. Some insurances in Peru cover damages caused by earthquakes...
by gringito
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Small towns - mild weather
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Small towns - mild weather

Beach small towns, south of Lima. San Bartolo, Pucusana, Punta Hermosa.. Puerto Azul.. Does not fit this criteria: .. does not like ... humid weather in the Lima area. . Tarma.. Very nice place...but too cold for me! :-) Huanuco, Like! Jungle towns with "warm" climate.. La Merced and San ...
by gringito
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3164

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

International agreements are no obstacle. I don´t think this is true anymore; Peru is tied through trade to most of the major trade blocks in the world,... ... as was Venezuela. Why shouldn´t a golpe de estado benefit economy and trade? Nonetheless the questions is who would personally benefit from...
by gringito
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Small towns - mild weather
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Small towns - mild weather

What about Cañete? Located south of Lima. Canete is hot in summer and humid in winter! Not a favourable option. 6 hours away from Lima? Hmhhh.. You may look for small towns at an altitude of approx. 800 to 1000 meters. These towns or villages usually have a micro climate with sun and moderate tempe...
by gringito
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3164

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

Peru is now a signatory to so many international agreements that they simply cannot afford to be ostrocized by the international community, and the way things stand now, there is not much appetite in the world for dictatorships, at least in Latin America. International agreements are no obstacle. T...
by gringito
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3164

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

I believe there is no chance for a 'golpe de estado'... not even by mistake. Why? Ollanta Humala regime has no enough strength, popularity levels of the presidential couple is in free fall and everybody in this regime is looking forward to end this presidential period standing still. Not to mention...
by gringito
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Quitting Smoking
Replies: 11
Views: 1725

Re: Quitting Smoking

Try cigars!
There are very good Peruvian ones!
:wink:
by gringito
Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Amazonas Recovery Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Amazonas Recovery Project

Holziiiiiiii! Back in Peru THAT quickly?! What happened? I thought the majority of the family members wanted to go back to and stay in good old Germany? Regarding the Amazonas Recovery Project: 1) Setting up a NPO for US$ 70,000 (including running it the first 6 months) is much too much! Setting up...
by gringito
Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3164

Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

June 15, 2015 Considering the government crisis during the last weeks and days, in particular Ollanta Humala repeatedly threatening the Peruvian Congress with disolving the same as well as mentioning the posibility of ruling the State on his own on the basis of decretos the urgencia .... do you thin...
by gringito
Tue May 12, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17372

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

ironchefchris wrote:Whatever you think or however you feel about Peru/US/wherever, at least it's not as bad as our neighbors in Venezuela.

http://www.npr.org/2015/05/12/406105639 ... e-epidemic


Damn true!
:|
by gringito
Tue May 12, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorcing in Peru internationally
Replies: 19
Views: 5838

Re: Divorcing in Peru internationally

randomperson wrote:Source: I'm a jailhouse lawyer and have vast personal experience marrying and divorcing Peruvians :lol:

Off topic: Then you must be the reincarnation of Phil or the Big bold Biker... :shock:
by gringito
Mon May 11, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorcing in Peru internationally
Replies: 19
Views: 5838

Re: Divorcing in Peru internationally

Divorce must usually be requested in the country where your last common domicile has been.

Did you check if this requirement applies in your case?
by gringito
Thu May 07, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17372

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

expatPERU.com

Jesus...teamoperu...Baltimore, Texas and Toronto.
Your geography teacher should have a serious word with you. :|
by gringito
Thu May 07, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PISCO omnibus order – who likes to join?
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: PISCO omnibus order – who likes to join?

May 07, 2015:

From our current order there are a few bottles left (in La Molina).

If you are interested, call 969379616.
by gringito
Fri May 01, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17372

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Vigorous shooting and panic in Surquillo

May 01., 2015

http://trome.pe/actualidad/surquillo-as ... ia-2047420
by gringito
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tarapoto questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2714

Re: Tarapoto questions

@teamoperu: off topic: quoting a previous post completely + extra citation makes reading a post a little bit uncomfortable. Social live Nearly every person has different ideas of how THEIR social live should look like. You cited some of your personal preferences. BTW: The Anaconda discotheque is sur...
by gringito
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No crime in Huamba, Perú
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: No crime in Huamba, Perú

teamoperu wrote: Indeed, we probably agree that there are thousands and thousands of places of crime free places just like Huamba in Perú.

The only magic question is....if you have the pleasure to live in one of these lovely lonely planets.
by gringito
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian production dropped 4,48%
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Peruvian production dropped 4,48%

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During February 2014 and February 2015 Peruvian production dropped from 5,42% to 0,94%, i.e. 4,48%!

Source:
INEI
by gringito
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tarapoto questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2714

Re: Tarapoto questions

Tarapoto has some bigger marktes where you usually find everything you need. (Good meat and also a lot of fresh fruits, by the way, for the ones who love it) Personally I do not need supermarktes like Plaza Vea or Metro. Loud mototaxis? I felt more comfortable with them than with the usual traffic h...
by gringito
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No crime in Huamba, Perú
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: No crime in Huamba, Perú

Fortunately, crime is not a blanket that completely covers a country. There are always crime free zones, even in countries with a very high crime rate. Anybody who is capable of living in a small pueblo in for example the Sierra or the Selva, with a handfull of huts and without internet, stores, mar...
by gringito
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Perú is No. 16 in neighbourhood murders in Latinoamérica
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: Perú is No. 16 in neighbourhood murders in Latinoamérica

Perú is #16 in neighbourhood murders in Latinoamérica http://elcomercio.pe/politica/actualidad/peru-tiene-mas-alta-tasa-delincuencia-latinoamerica-noticia-1805807?ref=portada_home This means there are 15 countries in Latinoamérica that have a worse rate of murders in the neighbourhoods. Great...but...
by gringito
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru is No. 1 in crime rate
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Re: Peru is No. 1 in crime rate

How about this one: http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-the-economist-peru-ranks-in-top-50-safest-cities-105162 A corresponding Spanish language source, for example: http://elcomercio.pe/economia/mundo/ciudades-mas-seguras-america-latina-segun-the-economist-noticia-1788745) From the article: However, a...

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