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by vivaperusurf
Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Prepper group in Quillabamba
Replies: 14
Views: 3465

Re: Prepper group in Quillabamba

interesting location you have chosen. thanks for sharing with us. keep posting pls.

i always wanted to see a united SA but so much has occurred throughout history that i would think would prevent any kind of serious unity.

however with the way things are heading, who knows.
by vivaperusurf
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Preparation for el niño
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Preparation for el niño

I guess you were not here for the last one? Not even seen pics of it? Serious flooding and damage up here. Nice thought to help, reality was to get around with all those washed out bridges etc. was more than an adventure. Have an escape plans if you are living low and back up plans to access your f...
by vivaperusurf
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Emerging Markets Credit Bubble?
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

Re: Emerging Markets Credit Bubble?

thanks for posting the actual text.
by vivaperusurf
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Interesting article in the FT about Peru
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Re: Interesting article in the FT about Peru

i cant seem to read the article, appears you need to be a member....the link just redirects to their home page.
by vivaperusurf
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 24941

Re: New immigration law

I am sure my input is of little value here, but been here happily for more than a few years now, and not even slightly worried about any new immigration laws, unless they stop accepting dollars at the borders. :mrgreen:
by vivaperusurf
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Preparation for el niño
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Preparation for el niño

I see the whole thing as more of an excuse for corrupt govt officials to ask for huge handouts and do nothing or very little, and pocket the rest. Make your own preparations and take care, don't count on anyone! I hope we make it out alive past the end of of this year. The way they are playing it up...
by vivaperusurf
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hotel next to Macchu Picchu
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

Re: Hotel next to Macchu Picchu

yes alan thanks for clarifying, and that is what i was saying. better to NOT be in the proper town, but up the hill away from the negative energy. teamoperu, you have a good point i never went 20 years ago, just reporting on recent conditions. i can imagine how back then it was different. probably a...
by vivaperusurf
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: trujillo expats....airshow this sept 13th
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: trujillo expats....airshow this sept 13th

the surf was good! small but fun. yeah so was the show. anyone anyone? buller buller? :mrgreen: trujillo was a ghost town, with just about all the residents and police out in force for the show, probably would have been a good day to go robbing houses. no im not a choro. take it easy now. :oops: not...
by vivaperusurf
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: trujillo expats....airshow this sept 13th
Replies: 1
Views: 339

trujillo expats....airshow this sept 13th

http://www.rpp.com.pe/2015-09-11-huanchaco-sede-del-primer-festival-aereo-trujillo-2015-noticia_834746.html After the bullaza this morning, I saw the posters in the municipalidad and it made sense. Seems they are/were running some practice flights, announcing their arrival/disturbing my peaceful tru...
by vivaperusurf
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hotel next to Macchu Picchu
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

Re: Hotel next to Macchu Picchu

my humble opinion....there is something evil afoot in the town of aguas calientes. stay at this fat cat hotel if you can afford it, or if it is not booked up. higly reccomended. alan, lucky you getting in to use the hot tub :mrgreen: no offense if you work in aguas calientes or are from there, but t...
by vivaperusurf
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Locked up Abroad: Peru unique meetup opportunity
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Locked up Abroad: Peru unique meetup opportunity

very humanitarian of you. i wish i were closer to you, i would love to assist. is there anything i can do from afar? thanks for your efforts random person.
by vivaperusurf
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Prescription Medication in Cusco, Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 3486

Re: Prescription Medication in Cusco, Peru

i dont want to get into some silly discussion about the context of peruvian slang, however you bring up a valid point and yes in other parts maybe it is used in that context. the people who taught me the meaning provided several contexts. not that this has anything to do with helping the OP. i proba...
by vivaperusurf
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima - Tarapoto
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: Lima - Tarapoto

yes good question...you bring up a valid point. be careful travelling in the north....might be more than you expected but for now no pasa nada.

the official govt weather agency....for more info

http://www.senamhi.gob.pe/

lets see if this post works... :mrgreen:
by vivaperusurf
Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima - Tarapoto
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: Lima - Tarapoto

Every darn time i post a reply it says you must be logged in. I already logged in. I give up. Have a nice life folks
by vivaperusurf
Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima - Tarapoto
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: Lima - Tarapoto

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by vivaperusurf
Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima - Tarapoto
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: Lima - Tarapoto

I live up here in la libertad. Wanting to get to know the north, I struck out, with a good 4x4 with the ultimate goal of reaching the selva and tarapoto, making a huge circle using only dirt roads wjerever possible. This was a few years back so my beta may be a bit outdated. We took the road from pa...
by vivaperusurf
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Prescription Medication in Cusco, Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 3486

Re: Prescription Medication in Cusco, Peru

Some additions to my first post.... A little background and off topic sorry. Pharmacies are big busniess here. It has been my experience that they are just as much peperos or peperas - slang for pill poppers - but sometimes also pepas are slang for strong benzos such as xanax and 10 mg diazepam, so ...
by vivaperusurf
Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: GM crop option to fishmeal
Replies: 8
Views: 3133

Re: GM crop option to fishmeal

I spoke to a neighbor involved in the industry and he agrees with you. His point was that, even if fishmeal stops going into the mouths of farmed fish, it will still go to feed poultry and swine (just like in the good old days), and even though the price will drop, the current profit margin will ea...
by vivaperusurf
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: GM crop option to fishmeal
Replies: 8
Views: 3133

Re: GM crop option to fishmeal

Ken yeah....I dont want to be all negative about chimbote as we are just further sidetracking alans thread. Ill make another post to get back on track, but it is true what you say about the cevicherias very economic, and the ONLY place i have bought in resteraunts ceviche de pejerrey, supposedly the...
by vivaperusurf
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: GM crop option to fishmeal
Replies: 8
Views: 3133

Re: GM crop option to fishmeal

I saw this article the other day, which deals with a recent scientific discovery that allows canola seeds to be genetically modified in order to replicate the same kind of fish oils that make anchoveta-based fish meal such an attractive ingredient in feed for farmed fish. If the crop is eventually ...
by vivaperusurf
Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: GM crop option to fishmeal
Replies: 8
Views: 3133

Re: GM crop option to fishmeal

Decimate the market for peruvian fishmeal. Lets say it again for effect, deciamte the peruvian fishmeal market. Oh no! Wont happen.The waters may be overfished, polluted, what have you, but this will not happen. They can do all they want but I find it very hard to believe the people who are really i...
by vivaperusurf
Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US MEDDLING IN PERU : Troops
Replies: 60
Views: 9919

Re: US MEDDLING IN PERU : Troops

For what it is worth I have spotted quite a few us military goons in my neck of the woods lately. Pretty easy. Reading this thread in entirety would give me a splitting headache. Dont you people have anything better to do with your time? I personally think the troops and whoever really controls them...
by vivaperusurf
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8274

Re: Crime in Peru

First to the gringo who calls himself huanchaquero, were you born there? If not better be careful calling yourself that. 9 years is a long time but we are always considered outsiders extranjeros no matter what you may think. Second, Huanchaco is NOT Trujillo. Punto! I have nothing more to say on thi...
by vivaperusurf
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ATM fee increase?
Replies: 18
Views: 3392

Re: ATM fee increase?

Check out Charles Schwab Bank. They refund all ATM fees no matter where in the world you withdraw cash. I've never seen a fee on my account that needed to be refunded. Best suggestion, get a bank that will not charge, or reverse the charges, or these fees will kill you. I once had this bank that no...
by vivaperusurf
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: advice or help on jobs in lima or near lima peru
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: advice or help on jobs in lima or near lima peru

HI Gutarman 1987. First thing, your screen name....well in case you don't know, it seems that 80´s rock/pop is "en moda" or in fashion here in Peru for now, at least from what I can tell with a lot of people. Of course this doesnt apply everywhere thanks goodness, but that alone may help y...
by vivaperusurf
Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: tipo de cambio
Replies: 20
Views: 4169

Re: tipo de cambio

I was sort of joking about 3.50 but after seeing 3.30 for reelz im jaw dropping at four.:-):-):-):-):-):-) I heard it was all because of chickens and china. Wzit i already survive on chaufa when not fishing. Thanks china. You can make transfers. Depends on what you consider a "problem" to ...
by vivaperusurf
Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Huanchaco malecón destroyed by the sea
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

Re: Huanchaco malecón destroyed by the sea

Beaches bring tourism which equals money. Money will always be misspent to protect this resource. Huanchaco was recently designated a world surfing reserve. I have surfed in LA in the us during and afte a heavy rain close to storm drains and the water quality is still better than the average day at ...
by vivaperusurf
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How does the new site work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: How does the new site work?

Personally wanted to thank you for the change, the time and effort. Sure it is a work in progress but it will be worth it. So far so good for me.
by vivaperusurf
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: tipo de cambio
Replies: 20
Views: 4169

tipo de cambio

im no economist. it keeps going up. when are we gonna see 3.50 to the dollar :mrgreen: any insight on this?
by vivaperusurf
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: North Peru and Amazon.
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: North Peru and Amazon.

ask for directions often, confirm and reconfirm. 99% of the way is de freeeeente nada mas but easy to get sidetracked. travel during the day as much as possible. fill up every chance you get. definitely fill up in chiclayo. they are improving roads here in the north and some are now even two lane. w...

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