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by Formidable 1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?

Another very popular method among young lazy venezuelans is using children for begging. They use their own children to cause pitty in native peruvians. We peruvians are so naive and so supportive and they take advantage of these qualities. Some of them are renting children of another Venezuelans fo...
by Formidable 1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Expat relocation

woodchuck wrote:I have a newly-retired friend in the US that will be relocating to Peru.
He is seeking a location that offers:
1. Sunny/warm weather year-round.
2. Within 2 hours of Lima.
3. Reasonable house/land prices.
Any help will be greatly appreciated (realtors welcome to reply).



Huaral.
by Formidable 1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A mess in San Miguel...
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: A mess in San Miguel...

Had the usual look at house prices in Lima again on adondevivir the other day. I check the prices out every now and again and I still don't understand how the housing prices are so high or how they can justify the prices. The market really is insane. That crash has to come soon like it did in Spain...
by Formidable 1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to Advertise to Find/Hire Local Housekeeper? Chaclacayo/Chosica
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Where to Advertise to Find/Hire Local Housekeeper? Chaclacayo/Chosica

The job sites I check regularly (with little luck :lol: ) are CompuTrabajo, Bumeran and Indeed. Add a .com.pe after each. If this is for your residence, as opposed to a business, then Alan said it better than I can. Ask your neighbors, put the word out, let it spread through the grapevine. You're l...
by Formidable 1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost for Party in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Cost for Party in Lima

I'd figure 5-10 bucks a head.
So around $500-1500.
Or maybe you could find a menu buffet and go cheaper.
by Formidable 1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marriage / divorce in Peru
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Marriage / divorce

If your wife finds out about that anchor, then you will be sunk. $$$
by Formidable 1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sports bars in Lima?
Replies: 20
Views: 8478

Re: Sports bars in Lima?

Wiracocha wrote:What about real football....Aussie Rules ? chuckle. :-)
Cheers,
W


The only real football is futbol.

Cheers!
by Formidable 1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 271

Re: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")

Where can Cafe Mistico be purchased?
by Formidable 1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Building with Timber in Peru
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Building with Timber in Peru

windsportinperu wrote:No serious worker in the building area, recommend Pino Radiata. They work with Tornillo or Cedro.

The situation gets works, when buying Furniture made of Pino Radiata,


When appropriately treated, there's no reason not to.
by Formidable 1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Building with Timber in Peru
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Building with Timber in Peru

We have already used Pino Radiata during the construction of a wooden ceiling , pre-treated with costly "preservante de madera" , didn't work. The frist 2 or 3 years, everything looks fine. But after more years the beams began to be "picado" by "polilla". Actually afte...
by Formidable 1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Building with Timber in Peru
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Building with Timber in Peru

P. radiata is a versatile timber; it is widely used for the full range of structural and decorative applications including framing, lining, glue laminated beams, veneer and plywood. When appropriately treated, it can be used for many exposed structural and non- structural applications. It is the mos...
by Formidable 1
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: How can I get my package?

This is a "trial run" of a small amount of CBD oil. Maybe CBD oil will not offer me the benefits for my personal situation. I doubt the feds would get involved for a 10 day supply of a total of 30 grams. I am still confused why no Peruvian pharmacies carry legal CBD oil??? Contraband is c...
by Formidable 1
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Jumpin, thanks for your sudden interest in learning more about spanish, hope you do not forget the spanish phrase "taza de cafe pasado", this way your life in Peru will be more enjoyable :D Wrong thread, windy. The cafe discussion is here... http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic....
by Formidable 1
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

I don't think the situations in Argentina and Venezuela are comparable. Argentina's economy is much more diversified and is a richer country overall. Besides, if they do begin to leave the country , their first stops would be Chile and Uruguay. Also, they have closer ties with Europe. Sorry to see ...
by Formidable 1
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Last time I checked, robbery was a crime.
Serious one at that.
by Formidable 1
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Argentina and Peru have a long tradition of being good friends, not only at the Government Level, but also at person-to-person contact We love them, as they love us... so it's reciprocal Fortunately Argentina does not have high level of crimes, so I hope crimes will not be increased, but cost of re...
by Formidable 1
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Argentina has had an awful economic crisis, and it seem to be that President Macri will not find a solution... Devaluation of their money and high inflation, low salaries, etc. My guessing is that we will see in Peru, thousands and thousands of Argentinians in the Short Term https://www.theguardian...
by Formidable 1
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: How can I get my package?

Maybe you ought to pay someone a few soles to pick it up just to be safe.
by Formidable 1
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Diet Coke
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Diet Coke

But now Coke Zero is being replaced. What's on the shelves might be the last of it. I'm a Pepsi man myself. https://www.businessinsider.com/coke-zero-is-being-replaced-by-coke-zero-sugar-2017-7 Interesting, but they specify the USA in the article, which doesn't necessarily mean Peru. "On Wedne...
by Formidable 1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 271

Re: Dairy in Arequipa

YouTube has a video about Cafe Altomayo...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TIhY7W12o6A
by Formidable 1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Diet Coke
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Diet Coke

But now Coke Zero is being replaced.
What's on the shelves might be the last of it.
I'm a Pepsi man myself.

https://www.businessinsider.com/coke-ze ... gar-2017-7
by Formidable 1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of simple living in Lima
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Cost of simple living in Lima

Okay got it.
But why Peru?
by Formidable 1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 271

Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")

Nescafe.
Or as some call it, No Es Cafe LOL!
by Formidable 1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why are realtors hard to find?
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Why are realtors hard to find?

First you mentioned Cusco then Arequipa.
You sound indecisive on where to live.
Perhaps renting in an area would be the best strategy to make sure you like the area.
by Formidable 1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of simple living in Lima
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Cost of simple living in Lima

Hello, I'm going to move to Lima from Turkey at the end of next month and i'm trying to make some calculations regarding budget. I've been checking numbeo and expatistan but i'd like to also hear from people actually living there. Firstly, I'm not looking for living luxuriously, i will be cooking m...
by Formidable 1
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !

A big whole paragraph talking about Toledo and Alan Garcia, was totally unnecessary. There was not even a hangover as was stated. People were not drunk or partying at night after the Games. The next day everything was as normal as during the days of the Games The pessimistic report did not mention ...
by Formidable 1
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !

Not really when this is taken into consideration: "Peru’s largest ever sporting event came at price tag of about $1 billion. Organizers said that was about half as much as Toronto 2015 and that the project created world-class infrastructure for the 9 million residents of the Peruvian capital lo...
by Formidable 1
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !

The Inauguration and Closing Ceremony of Pan American Sports 2019 in Lima were amazing It was inclusive of all Peru. All regions were depicted. Were colorful, interesting, emotional and funny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmVF2MRycEc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoSo7Y-T4no Sorry I couldn't fi...
by Formidable 1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living in the Cusco area
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Cost of living in the Cusco area

You don't really need a car.
Considering gas and maintenance, that would be a big savings.

Cooking at home will save money but there's always menus/chifas if you want to take a break from it and they are cheap.
by Formidable 1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Museum of Hats in Peru - Sombreros - Amazing variety of Forms and Styles !
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Museum of Hats in Peru - Sombreros - Amazing variety of Forms and Styles !

Most of Peruvians are totally unaware that Peru has a big tradition making Hats ... A good collection is at the Museum .. https://elcomercio.pe/somos/historias/museo-nacional-sombrero-peruano-sueno-dos-academicas-esplendida-coleccion-noticia-601127?foto=10 Those are okay if you're trying to make a ...
by Formidable 1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PLASTIC BAGS ACTION
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: PLASTIC BAGS ACTION

A travesty to ban plastic bags.
They make great poop containers for the homeless.
by Formidable 1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I want to marry my Peruvian gf and have her live with me in the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: I want to marry my Peruvian gf and have her live with me in the UK

Any chance you could live and conduct your business in Peru?
That would simplify matters.
by Formidable 1
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Tarapoto in the Jungle
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Crime in Tarapoto in the Jungle

Yeah, bungle in the jungle...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EJhAyg2LTEk
by Formidable 1
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!
Replies: 16
Views: 550

Re: Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!

windsportinperu wrote:Thanks Formidable, Let try this another one:

"Las cuentas claras mantienen la amistad"



No clue.
Maybe there's a YouTube video with Spanish/English translations.
by Formidable 1
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!
Replies: 16
Views: 550

Re: Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!

It is common sense to pay your share of the cost for the new pump for the pool that you are already using or are going to use Moral: "no hagas una tormenta en un vaso de agua" I would like to know the english translation of the above phrase "don't make a storm in a glass of water&quo...
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: 237

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: 237

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: 201

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: 222

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: 218

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: 233

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: 212

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: 212

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: 187

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: 520

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: 343

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: 384

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: 301

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?

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