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by vivaperusurf
Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Prepper group in Quillabamba
Replies: 14
Views: 4035

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: 889

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: 1565

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: 1383

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: 27904

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: 889

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: 2040

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: 369

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: 369

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: 2040

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: 1037

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: 4083

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: 1823

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: 1823

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: 1823

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: 1823

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: 4083

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: 3311

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: 3311

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: 3311

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: 3311

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: 10548

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: 9118

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: 3907

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: 1009

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: 4564

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: 2591

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: 1584

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: 4564

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: 1224

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...
by vivaperusurf
Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Import Junk Yard Car Parts to Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

Re: Import Junk Yard Car Parts to Peru

caliguy wrote:to my knowledge, used auto parts are not permitted into the port.


because used auto parts come from stolen cars here in peru, why bother importing them.
by vivaperusurf
Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Looking for web designer
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: Looking for web designer

this is one of my many talents. it might be nice to hear a little bit about what you are looking for. scope of work. timeline. etc. i tend to shy away from people who have no idea what they want.
by vivaperusurf
Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New to Lima - Safety concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 4144

Re: New to Lima - Safety concerns

Plenty of popular hiking places in the sierra of lima dept. stick to the popular well known spots. on another note small remote villages in the sierra, they are isolated and do NOT take kindly to strange people wandering THEIR land. some parts of the sierra are very dangerous, while others welcome y...
by vivaperusurf
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Huanchaco malecón destroyed by the sea
Replies: 9
Views: 2591

Re: Huanchaco malecón destroyed by the sea

this beach will always have problems with big swells. this is nothing new. this year there have been some good strong waves so no surprises here. you also know - or probably not - but the 100 year old pier in chicama was destroyed by a big swell around this time. i cant remember if it was this one o...
by vivaperusurf
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Being Called Fat. Sensitivity issues.
Replies: 47
Views: 13315

Re: Being Called Fat. Sensitivity issues.

as far as im concerned if you are very sensitive peru is not the place for you. make a big bubble, get inside, and never crawl out. oh and 20 mgs of valium and a few chelas would help too. as it has been my experience many many people enjoy maleteando or palteando - embarassing someone or talking be...
by vivaperusurf
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 18589

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

I feel safer here in Peru than I ever did in the states. Then again I am not in Lima, and from what I can tell the majority of posters seem to be commenting on lima. general security protocols apply anywhere in the world and here in the north, they say for example trujillo is super dangerous but i w...
by vivaperusurf
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee Thread - 2015
Replies: 55
Views: 7338

Re: Coffee Thread - 2015

CAFE DE ALGARROBA TOSTADA Y MOLIDA. while this is not true coffee, it a an excellent replacement and has the same protien content as oatmeal. it is toasted a ground up friut of the algarrobina tree that grows so prominently here in the north. i consider this to be one of my go to enegry sources befo...
by vivaperusurf
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Prescription Medication in Cusco, Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 4083

Re: Prescription Medication in Cusco, Peru

they have been cracking down on pharmacies lately so things you used to be able to get without a scrip, even though required, no eran muy controlada, they were not very controlled. now it seems you have to get the scip, but my experience is there are huecos that will sell whatever, just depends on t...
by vivaperusurf
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Money going out of Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Money going out of Peru

general rule is always less than 10k in us dollars. so break it up and send it in parts. personal experience.
by vivaperusurf
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mantas, Tapestries , rugs wholesale
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Mantas, Tapestries , rugs wholesale

go to the sierra. choose your locale. north, central, south. in this manner all your money goes directly to the people who make them, no middlemen. well worth the trip.
by vivaperusurf
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Passport validity for entering Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Passport validity for entering Peru

depends on how you enter....through the backdoor (meaning not jorge chavez intl airport)....well :mrgreen: seems there is less n less control in some spots these days.
by vivaperusurf
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: lodging in Peru with fireplace in room oh and bathtubs
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: lodging in Peru with fireplace in room oh and bathtubs

stayed in a place once in cieneguilla that had all you all you are looking for but damn if i remember the name. some cabins even had their own private pools.
by vivaperusurf
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US Citizen Marrying a Peruvian
Replies: 15
Views: 9621

Re: US Citizen Marrying a Peruvian

anyone know what a brichero is?

imho chokifuga mejor. less probs in the aftermath. sorry im a guy.
by vivaperusurf
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fishing Industry in Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Fishing Industry in Peru

how complex can the fishing industry be? is there any wiggle room for profits? are you now in the fish biz? 1st off ..... sorry if i was being a bit sarcastic and didnt mean to sound so harsh but i just thought there might be some expats out there who had some info back when i posted. how complex i...
by vivaperusurf
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fishing Industry in Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Fishing Industry in Peru

answering my own question. a couple years ago -2013- i came on here and asked if anyone had any info in the fishing industry in peru. i got either no answer or very very uselss answers. i am here to say - andate a la mierda! all of you. in the nicest way possible of course. i am in peru. living in a...
by vivaperusurf
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Book on Peruvian Slang. Free kindle download.
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: Book on Peruvian Slang. Free kindle download.

Thanks much for posting up the link to download this free. I think it was a good read and provided me with some valuable words that either I didnt know at all, or had heard in conversation but wasnt able to infer meaning from context. While I wont claim to be a literary genius or grammar perfectioni...
by vivaperusurf
Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Work visa with criminal offense in the US
Replies: 6
Views: 2063

Re: Work visa with criminal offense in the US

I have accepted a position in Peru, but I have some misdemeanor offenses on my criminal record (driving under the influence of alcohol, disorderly conduct and misdemeanor assault - all of which occurred over 4 & 5 years ago). Is this going to affect my ability to obtain a work visa? :oops: Diso...
by vivaperusurf
Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Music!
Replies: 458
Views: 57458

Re: Music!

Great thread. Viva la musica! Big fan of live music, no shortage of cumbia concerts for me to check out here. Thanks for all the links. Maybe I will come back and post a few here later, too laxy now though. I was surprised to see el opio mentioned i didnt think anyone here would listen to them for s...
by vivaperusurf
Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is hard learnng spanish? Does Peru's accent make it easier?
Replies: 22
Views: 3787

Re: Is hard learnng spanish? Does Peru's accent make it easier?

Spanish in peru is very well spoken. I learend that the hard way after spending some time here then going to chile for a while, man they talk bad there! It was easy for me to learn mostly but i got bad grades in school due to being a thick headed student. Thankfully spanish class continued for many ...
by vivaperusurf
Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: I DON'T KNOW ?...
Replies: 23
Views: 2538

Re: I DON'T KNOW ?...

Surprised you got a verbal answer. Must be a lima thing. Most obscure places i went to that i didnt have good directions for, when asking directions in spanish would be answered with a hand waving in the direction they thought was right. I learned early on to ask often and ask people who look like t...

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