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by hatchepsut
Mon May 23, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Skyscanner has the best fares!
Replies: 11
Views: 1278

Re: Skyscanner has the best fares!

I generally get the best airfares when I buy my ticket by the airlines directly.

Cut out the middleman and you pay less. Those websites add hidden extras like beefed up credit card transaction fees and (often non-existing) taxes.
by hatchepsut
Mon May 23, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: how much do you spend on menu?
Replies: 17
Views: 5152

Re: how much do you spend on menu?

Menu places aren't as cheap as you think.

I cook at home. A lot cheaper and at least I know what's put in my food. And my kitchen and toilet is clean.
by hatchepsut
Mon May 23, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expats in Cajamarca?
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Expats in Cajamarca?

Cajamarca is a very nice place.

A clean and nice hostel would do well in Cajamarca. They are tough to find.
by hatchepsut
Mon May 23, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Lima: 11 people shot during robberies in 10 days
Replies: 26
Views: 6480

Re: Lima: 11 people shot during robberies in 10 days

Glad I live in Miraflores, I feel safe anytime of day or night. :D If you barely leave your top floor flat and have 3 inch thick metal bars in front of your windows and 3 or 4 locks on your door then you indeed you can feel safe. My gf was used to work in Miraflores and they snatched her handbag 2 ...
by hatchepsut
Mon May 23, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Over Stay
Replies: 21
Views: 2997

Re: Over Stay

The US Embassy will not help you at all. If embassies would hand out free airline tickets to people who claim to have run out of money then there will be a long line of 'budget travelers' at the door of the embassies. The OP will have to pay his fine. There's no way of getting away with it. Even dr...
by hatchepsut
Fri May 20, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Lima: 11 people shot during robberies in 10 days
Replies: 26
Views: 6480

Re: Lima: 11 people shot during robberies in 10 days

It sounds like crime is getting really bad in Lima :shock: 11 people where shot (many of them did not survive) during the past 10 days: Are things really this bad in Lima? Has anyone noticed an increase in crime lately? Welcome to Lima. A city where most people live in poverty, a sky-high unemploym...
by hatchepsut
Thu May 12, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Focus on Business
Topic: tipo de cambio
Replies: 20
Views: 4133

Re: tipo de cambio

Your money will be less worth after the elections.
As usual prices will go up.
I am thinking of selling my house but my gf told me to wait till after the elections. She thinks that I will get more money for it.
by hatchepsut
Thu May 12, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall
Replies: 13
Views: 1807

Re: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall

It looks like a nice home.

If I were you, I would knock down that ugly warehouse or whatever it is next door.
by hatchepsut
Thu May 12, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Weather Right Now
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Lima Weather Right Now

I often travel to Lima and I always wear summer clothing. In the winter a thin jacket is needed in the evening. It also depends where you go Lima. When I lived in Magdalena and went to Gamarra. I left my home wearing a jacket but I was sweating when I arrived in La Victoria. The area around the coas...
by hatchepsut
Thu May 12, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Over Stay
Replies: 21
Views: 2997

Re: Over Stay

Hi, I came to Peru 7 years ago to marry. The paper work was just so confusing we never followed through. We were very happy but now things have fallen apart. I never had much money or a job in Peru, mostly lived off her. I finally scraped enough together to get a flight. The 7 year fine is impossib...
by hatchepsut
Thu May 12, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying meat in Lima
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: Buying meat in Lima

Thanks for the suggestion. I hope it is not like some of the other places I have looked. Everywhere I go it is an open market where all meat is hanging on a hook in the warm, humid air. Yes all are helpful and I not sure they even know what a roast is. You have to go to the mercado early in the mor...
by hatchepsut
Thu May 12, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Albert-Jan Tuijn urgently needs BLOOD
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Albert-Jan Tuijn urgently needs BLOOD

His travel insurance should repatriate him home. In the Netherlands, he will get blood immediately and medical care is much better than in Peru.
by hatchepsut
Wed May 11, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying meat in Lima
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: Buying meat in Lima

dupx100 wrote:Sorry for the little aside here, where could I find a nice beef roast in Lima?


At the mercado in Magdalena Del Mar,they sell good meat. And the staff are always helpful and very friendly.
by hatchepsut
Wed May 11, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting jobs and salaries in Peru
Replies: 14
Views: 3551

Re: Getting jobs and salaries in Peru

With that pay rate how do people afford to buy all of the housing that is for sale? I understand many live with family which is what I intend to do at first. How can one afford to pay for a car and a mortgage and all of the other living expenses? Even small homes in modest areas we've looked at are...
by hatchepsut
Sun May 08, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting jobs and salaries in Peru
Replies: 14
Views: 3551

Re: Getting jobs and salaries in Peru

Hi, Does anybody have information / experience on following. I'm from Western Europe and considering potential migration to Peru. However this leads naturally to question of how to make money in Peru. Following questions: 1) How easy it is get a good job in Peru. Being well of in my own country wou...
by hatchepsut
Sun May 08, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Peru Presidential Election
Replies: 70
Views: 14217

Re: Peru Presidential Election

I am going to sell my house but my gf told me to wait till after the elections.
She told me that any time there's a new president, prices go up. (And wages only rise marginally).
by hatchepsut
Sun May 08, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bathroom suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Bathroom suppliers

To get work done at my home, I buy materials at ConSelva. The can also get you in touch with professional tradesmen who guarantee their work. If you aren't happy with the work done, they fix it till it's done properly without any quibble or extra cost. The rates of their tradesmen aren't negotiable...
by hatchepsut
Sun May 08, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How long Peruvians live? Lima vs southern highlands
Replies: 13
Views: 1567

Re: How long Peruvians live? Lima vs southern highlands

I am originally from Texas. I read a recent article that people who live in the cities of Texas have a greater life expectancy than people who live in the rural areas of Texas. I believe they attributed it to better access to quality medical care. People in the cities do light work like 9-5 office ...
by hatchepsut
Sat May 07, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Peru Presidential Election
Replies: 70
Views: 14217

Re: Peru Presidential Election

With age comes - experience & wisdom! Many countries have had presidents in the 70's & flourished under their leadership. If anything, Keiko has a - lack of experience/wisdom which is worrisome. :roll: I think the less experience in politics the better. No experience in politics is even bet...
by hatchepsut
Sat May 07, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How long Peruvians live? Lima vs southern highlands
Replies: 13
Views: 1567

Re: How long Peruvians live? Lima vs southern highlands

Read an interesting statistic today about how much longer people tend to live in Lima compared to the southern highlands of Peru. It quite surprised me. Anyone like to guess how much longer? When I lived in Lima, my landlord was 96 years old. He was originally from Macedonia but has been living in ...
by hatchepsut
Fri May 06, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: Best bet for non touristy things to do
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Best bet for non touristy things to do

Pick up some cheap clothes and see the sights in the the Gamarra textile district. http://www.gamarra.com.pe/ The cheap clothes at Gamarra are bad quality and often the brand clothing they sell is fake. You'll get a better deal at Jockey Plaza and Plaza San Miguel when there's a sale at the end of ...
by hatchepsut
Fri May 06, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Toyota Prado 4.0 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Toyota Prado 4.0 2011

A friend of mine is interested in a car like yours.

What's the lowest price you are prepared to accept?
by hatchepsut
Fri May 06, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bathroom suppliers
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Bathroom suppliers

To get work done at my home, I buy materials at ConSelva. The can also get you in touch with professional tradesmen who guarantee their work. If you aren't happy with the work done, they fix it till it's done properly without any quibble or extra cost. The rates of their tradesmen aren't negotiable ...
by hatchepsut
Fri May 06, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: IT jobs in lima - any success stories?
Replies: 13
Views: 2408

Re: IT jobs in lima - any success stories?

Not a good comparison I am afraid, money is not the only measure too... I heard Peruvian, especially women, turn into snobby bi**hes, "forget" Spanish a few months after leaving their motherland, talk bad of their compatriot, even relatives only because they live and develop their country...
by hatchepsut
Fri May 06, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Peru Presidential Election
Replies: 70
Views: 14217

Re: Peru Presidential Election

Kuczynski sounds like a nice guy but I think he's too old. Why should he still have a job at his age? Especially a job as president. Most people in the world don't get that old as him. He should enjoy the little time he has left. Keiko is still young and still far away from retirement age so she's e...
by hatchepsut
Fri May 06, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: INTERNATIONAL MOVERS
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: INTERNATIONAL MOVERS

Save yourself from the hassle.

Sell your stuff in Peru and buy new stuff in the US.
Furniture and other household goods are cheaper in the US.

You'll be bullied by customs and bureaucrcy to the limit.
by hatchepsut
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: Peru Presidential Election
Replies: 70
Views: 14217

Re: Peru Presidential Election

Kuczynski will make the rich richer and the poor poorer. He will only support his kind of people.
by hatchepsut
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: IT jobs in lima - any success stories?
Replies: 13
Views: 2408

Re: IT jobs in lima - any success stories?

I think your wife's (or wives'...?) idea of prices is five or ten years out of date. Even if you mange to get an IT job in Lima, $2,000 a month isn't much to live on if you're planning to start a family and send your children to private school. House prices in Lima have tripled in ten years. Unless...
by hatchepsut
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: new president
Replies: 4
Views: 747

new president

Obviously, Keiko will be the new president as there's no real alternative candidate that people can vote for. Kuczynski is nice guy but he lost the elections a few times before and somehow only the people living in the rich and most affluent areas of Peru vote for him. Unfortunately 99% of Peruvians...
by hatchepsut
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Employment agency for expats?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Employment agency for expats?

western world wrote:But none of them are in English.
I need one in English.
I'm in the same boat as those other 2 fellers.
I need a job b/c I'm close to broke.


Why don't you learn Spanish? It will be easier to get a job if you speak Spanish.

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