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by Formidable 1
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and paved highways for the last 30 years
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Peru and paved highways for the last 30 years

windsportinperu wrote: Most of them are from here


Right, and have to admire the companies for hiring cheap local labor to stay on budget.
by Formidable 1
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and paved highways for the last 30 years
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Peru and paved highways for the last 30 years

I guess fooks from Iquitos might disagree with you there. But I must admit that the road network is improving. Especially on this side of the Andes, lots of work is done by Chilean and Chinese companies and the quality seems excellent Yep, leave it to the Chilean and Chinese companies to get things...
by Formidable 1
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvians paid the lowest Taxes in South America
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Peruvians paid the lowest Taxes in South America

Excluding the broken Economy of Venezuela, Peruvians paid 16% of PIB as taxes , while in Brazil 32% Another good reason to invest in Peru https://diariocorreo.pe/economia/peru-impuestos-america-latina-877233/ "Little by little, one walks far" What would be a good investment in your opinion?
by Formidable 1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sending expensive cell regeneration meds from US.
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Sending expensive cell regeneration meds from US.

My daughter is a doctor in the US & she is testing new cell regeneration meds. The one product I like is expensive, $200 for a 30 day supply. Will I have problems having the product shipped to Huaral (import duties, taxes, pick-up issues)? To your good health... Probably the same problems as th...
by Formidable 1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Games 2019's Torch
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Pan American Games 2019's Torch

As an aside, does Peru have a policy on ticket scalping?
by Formidable 1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living index by countries
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: Cost of living index by countries

Peru costs are very reasonable compared to other S. American countries. https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/rankings_by_country.jsp A lot depends on where you're living in Peru. Big city Lima - big city prices. Living in fly over country out in the boonies in a straw hut or a flophouse, then it's...
by Formidable 1
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IHOP to Expand in South America for First Time
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: IHOP to Expand in South America for First Time

69roadrunner wrote: pounding them as flat as she could.


Same as frying chicken. I called it a UFO unidentified frying object lol
I don't get the point of pounding them to oblivion.

BTW, sometimes it's hard to find flour to make pancakes but I found it at Metro a couple aisles over from the cans of chili con carne.
by Formidable 1
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IHOP to Expand in South America for First Time
Replies: 3
Views: 98

IHOP to Expand in South America for First Time

Pancake lovers rejoice! Of course, nothing is better than breaking out the ole griddle and whipping up some homemade cakes. "The first IHOP restaurant is expected to open in mid to late 2019 in Lima, with an additional 24 restaurants expected to open throughout Peru in the next 10 years." ...
by Formidable 1
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Issues logging in to forum using mobile?
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Issues logging in to forum using mobile?

Good to know I wasn't alone.
by Formidable 1
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: What happens if you overstay your visa
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: What happens if you overstay your visa

woodchuck wrote:There was talk the fine would be $5.00; the current fine of $1.25 is manageable.


But wouldn't an increased fine act as a deterrent?
by Formidable 1
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems with UPS mail from US?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Problems with UPS mail from US?

G'day Woody, Nothing new there,mate. Serpost should be named Snailpost!! I have had stuff arrive from USA to Serpost's system in 10-12 days...BUT, then it sits in their system for another 3-4 weeks. Buggered if I know what they do for all that time with normal letters & parcels. The only time t...
by Formidable 1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apartment prices in Latin America
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Apartment prices in Latin America

https://espanol.yahoo.com/finanzas/noticias/las-ciudades-mas-caras-de-latinoamerica-para-comprar-apartamento-190524920.html Many feel there is a real estate bubble, but I don't see it in the prices in Peru. A lot depends on the number of units being built. If there is a case of overbuilding going o...
by Formidable 1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US citizen had a great time in Lima..
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: US citizen had a great time in Lima..

windsportinperu wrote:I was kindly surprised with this guy. He had a great time in Lima, even from his first moment during his arrival at Lima Airport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0eFINFwUjA


Why were you surprised?
by Formidable 1
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mortgages and earning from abroad...
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Mortgages and earning from abroad...

so though I would rather wait for the house price bubble to go 'pop' it might just not You definitely don't want to overpay then have something of little value in a few years. It is difficult to gauge when it might pop and when a bottom is reached. Remember what Confucius say, "He who pick bot...
by Formidable 1
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"

windsportinperu wrote:

a man-jeans for 70 usd, but you can get a very good quality non-branded blue-jean for 60 soles = 18usd


What about mom jeans? I've been hankering for a pair ever since I saw this guy wearing them.
https://www.popsugar.com/fashion/photo- ... rack-Obama
by Formidable 1
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"

And the fourth most expensive city in South America! You feel it with real estate, rents, the price of gas, private schools. According to Mercer (who did the study) Lima is expensive because our currency, the Sol, has not devalued as much vis-a-vis the dollar as our neighbors in the region. But I t...
by Formidable 1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...
Replies: 16
Views: 548

Re: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...

Ok, quick update...as you know she is coming next month July/August and we are both excited...to be honest, I am a little nervous...I'm 51, Veteran, have four kids...seen some nice so nice things in life...but this THIS is making me nervous....WTF... Well, I have a trip planned to travel to Lima in...
by Formidable 1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Buying a golf cart (split from: Peruvian Golf Courses)
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Peruvian Golf Courses

I am not a golfer as I have a football injury to both of my shoulders. I am looking for a golf cart to get around the huge development where we have 2 cottages in Huaral. Also to go into Huaral (12 miles away) for my wife who doesn't master stick shift. I'm betting you will have better luck finding...
by Formidable 1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Unaccompanied minors traveling
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Unaccompanied minors traveling

Alpineprince wrote:Also check the unaccompanied minor policy of your airline as it normally requires a direct flight?


The OP didn't say anything about it not being a direct flight.
by Formidable 1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...
Replies: 16
Views: 548

Re: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...

Well, Irish "you are the answer to my prayers" could be taken many ways. Maybe she means she has found someone compatible? Or maybe something deeper or sinister like I finally got me a gringo meal ticket. Only you can figure it out. Here's a list that can help somewhat with the folks that ...
by Formidable 1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Firewood in Lima?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Firewood in Lima?

Hi everyone When we arrived last year, our house had a supply of firewood and it was a very welcome thing to have when the weather got chilly. Now we're out and I was wondering if anyone here knew a good place in Lima that supplied firewood. I've done a google search and come up with this place Dis...
by Formidable 1
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY

Or it could be opened and stolen if someone thinks it's valuable.
by Formidable 1
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Caballo de Paso Peruano - Paso Horse - Unique in the World
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Caballo de Paso Peruano - Paso Horse - Unique in the World

Peru-paso-horse walks in a unique way.


So does the Tennessee Walker...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKTURFsgTwE
by Formidable 1
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Caballo de Paso Peruano - Paso Horse - Unique in the World
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Caballo de Paso Peruano - Paso Horse - Unique in the World

No doubt it has some Chilean genetics.
It is known to be the oldest breed of stock horse in Southern America.

https://www.viovet.co.uk/breed_informat ... lean-Horse
by Formidable 1
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..
Replies: 46
Views: 6874

Re: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..

I have been in Lima for 5 days now and I have experienced nothing but rudeness .... .... Glad I went but I am done. This is not a place I would like to visit again. You have been 5 days now, so you are still in Lima .... Suddenly at the end of your writing you already left Lima. How can you be back...
by Formidable 1
Fri May 31, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Peruvian post office / UPS / DHL
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Peruvian post office / UPS / DHL

That's good to know.
I was really hoping that drone delivery service would take flight (pardon the pun).
by Formidable 1
Fri May 31, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..
Replies: 46
Views: 6874

Re: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..

valentina.tirado-garza wrote: I am Venezuelan but I am here as a tourist.


Therein lies the problem. They think you are like the other Venezuelans coming to squat and take employment away from Peruvians.
by Formidable 1
Fri May 31, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Peruvian Slang Expressions. (No swearing please)
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Peruvian Slang Expressions. (No swearing please)

I don't see cholo/a on the list.
I hear that a whole lot.
by Formidable 1
Thu May 30, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relaunch of Expatperu.com
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Relaunch of Expatperu.com

jumpinjack wrote:What do you guys like most?


I like the "Articles: Comments and Experiences" section the most.
by Formidable 1
Mon May 27, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Tall Boat built in LatinAmerica
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Biggest Tall Boat built in LatinAmerica

That's impressive but I've heard that Chile has plans to build one even bigger and faster.
by Formidable 1
Mon May 27, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is CBD Oil legal in Peru?
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Is CBD Oil legal in Peru?

While the complete legalization of marijuana in Peru is unlikely to happen any time soon, medical marijuana is now legal in Peru. In October 2017, Peru's conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and ...
by Formidable 1
Wed May 22, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Marinera, the elegant traditional dance in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Marinera, the elegant traditional dance in Peru

Peru has a good number of traditional dance as El Festejo, Danza de Tijeras, La Diablada, El Huayno, Huaylas, Vals Peruano, Wititi There is one of them that is by far the most elegant and beautiful: La Marinera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OHb4jy2a0o Oh yeah, the napkin dance. Popular at weddin...
by Formidable 1
Wed May 15, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Better to eat wild caught fish vs fish from a fish farm. Farmed fish are often fed corn, soy, or other feedstuffs that contain little or no omega-3's. This unnatural, high-corn diet also means some farmed fish accumulate unhealthy levels of the wrong fatty acids. Further, farmed fish are routinely d...
by Formidable 1
Tue May 14, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru? This one... http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7677 Thank you but that one doesn't help :( Re green card Is your friend trying to adjust status? If so then he/she needs to fill out the form and pay the fee.
by Formidable 1
Tue May 14, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Chino2056 wrote:Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru?


This one...
http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/vi ... f=1&t=7677
by Formidable 1
Fri May 10, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 823

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

"Yarr! ye don't seem to be from my parts. T'is thee sound a 69 Road Runner makes. Yer ignorance is fergiven." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX56azPYytI My comment was aimed at Formidable's use of the word "dag"....nothing else.It's a rather common word in the Kiwi idiom. W[/qu...
by Formidable 1
Thu May 09, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 823

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

On the cooked chook theme here....in Feburary at my local Plaza vea (Los Olivos), because I spent a certain amount in my general shopping, the check-out sheila gave me a voucher to collect a cooked,hot chook from the hot food area for....wait for it....S/1.00 ...one Sole....couldn't resist telling ...
by Formidable 1
Wed May 08, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

The problem with a taxi is competing with a million others.
Plus running the risk of it getting stripped or stolen.
by Formidable 1
Wed May 08, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Hey everyone, i was traveling in Lima and i fell inlove in this place, i really think there is a lot of business options there. I would like to get an ideas for a business, i have 50,000 sol (around 15,000$) or more that i can invest in a business. Or maybe even a partnership! Thanks :) An underwat...
by Formidable 1
Wed May 08, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Qualified EFL Teachers required
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Qualified EFL Teachers required

Private top university in Lima requires qualified native-speaker EFL teachers The new Language Center of one of the top universities in Lima is recruiting qualified native-speaker teachers of English. It is mandatory to live in Lima and have a valid work permit. Minimum Qualifications: Bachellor´s ...
by Formidable 1
Wed May 08, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Hey everyone, i was traveling in Lima and i fell inlove in this place, i really think there is a lot of business options there. I would like to get an ideas for a business, i have 50,000 sol (around 15,000$) or more that i can invest in a business. Or maybe even a partnership! Thanks :) An underwat...
by Formidable 1
Wed May 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Hey everyone, i was traveling in Lima and i fell inlove in this place, i really think there is a lot of business options there. I would like to get an ideas for a business, i have 50,000 sol (around 15,000$) or more that i can invest in a business. Or maybe even a partnership! Thanks :) An underwat...
by Formidable 1
Tue May 07, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 823

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

Huaral is perfect for us as we can be in Lima within 2 hours if we leave before the traffic is an issue Maybe we are going to be neighbors, because I am planning to buy a House in Santa Rosa or Ancon. In the future, there will be a new "Tren de Cercanias". It will connect Lima with Huacho...
by Formidable 1
Fri May 03, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Waste treatment plant in Cusco
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Waste treatment plant in Cusco

Are there other treatment plants up & running or anticipated in Peru? Peru has made a great effort the last years to clean up the Ocean and it is being done well, but it is needed to work more and more in provinces PTAR = Planta de Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales Lima cover 98% of all the waste...
by Formidable 1
Thu May 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Most livable cities in the world

Alpineprince wrote:I am thankful they have arrived in Peru and have brought their cuisine. I have a Shawarma once a week!


Filling our bellies with great grub is something we can all agree on.
After all, that's why we're here.
by Formidable 1
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE

Wiracocha wrote:P.S Am now waiting for a beaut comment from Beep Beep !! :-) ha ha.


"The world's my home
When I'm mobile, ey woo, beep beep"
by Formidable 1
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 823

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

I guess that one advantage to living out in the boonies. Cheap chicken. - Clean(er) air - Cheap housing - Cheap veggies There are downsides, too, no doubt, but if you want to live a cheaper, quieter life, it's not a bad option. Yeah, one of those downsides living next to a chicken operation would b...
by Formidable 1
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Jesus Christ ate Cuy - Guinea Pig !
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Jesus Christ ate Cuy - Guinea Pig !

Yeah, and speaking of disgusting food back then John the Baptist ate bugs.
by Formidable 1
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE

G'day all, Could someone, with a Claro cell phone , please advise me how to change the incoming call ring tone ? Well, IF it's possible, that is. :-) My cell phone is NOT a Smart nor I phone...just a cell phone. The standard ring tone is the same as heaps of other people and I never quite know if i...

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