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by Formidable 1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...
Replies: 10
Views: 181

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: 70

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: 76

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: 68

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: 68

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: 44
Views: 6454

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: 152

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: 44
Views: 6454

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: 45

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: 177

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: 143

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: 4
Views: 171

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: 163

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: 275

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: 304

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: 304

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: 523

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: 523

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: 622

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: 622

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: 149

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: 622

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: 622

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: 523

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: 150

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: 613

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: 158

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: 523

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: 126

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: 158

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...
by Formidable 1
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 523

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

I guess that one advantage to living out in the boonies.
Cheap chicken.
by Formidable 1
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Perú and the origin of Potato
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Perú and the origin of Potato




You'd figure with all those taters, they would have invented vodka.
But then again, Chile would have claimed that too.
by Formidable 1
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Communes in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Communes in Peru?

Does Peru have a history with communes/communal living? If so, are the communes still functioning or what happened? Do you know anyone who lived/lives in a commune in Peru? Thanks in advance for your help. Isn't that similar to a hostel? A bunch of unwashed backpackers sharing a toilet and shacking...
by Formidable 1
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Looking for roomates/recidence
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Looking for roomates/recidence

ElGato wrote: just be open minded 8)


1. Open minded




What do you mean be "open minded"?
by Formidable 1
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Average Life Expectancy for gringos
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Average Life Expectancy for gringos

WilburnDor wrote:Are chicha moradas like a fountain of youth or something? haha


Yeah, I like to bath in it.
by Formidable 1
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

G'day Adrian, As of this week my Aussie Navy pension arrives in Soles to my Interbank account....mission accomplished. To top it all off, Interbank did not hit me with an International transfer cost(as was the case with Scotiabank)...which Interbank originally said could be approx' 75 Soles. The on...
by Formidable 1
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best way to cover yourself when using laborers
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Best way to cover yourself when using laborers

Gee, Rudder.
That's a tough one.
The Venezuelans definitely need the cash but they could be axe murderers.
The locals could put up a stink and demand a higher pay.
Hard to say which way to go.
Sure wouldn't want to be in your moccasins.
by Formidable 1
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: International House Lima is Hiring Experienced Teachers of English
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: International House Lima is Hiring Experienced Teachers of English

International House are looking for highly professional and experienced teachers to fill part-time positions. Candidates should ideally hold a CELTA or equivalent qualification and have the drive and people skills to deliver a learning experience that exceeds students’ expectations. We have a well-...
by Formidable 1
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tasa Anual 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Tasa Anual 2019

I've been having the seem issue, I can't upload any pdf - have tried various browsers, older versions of pdf etc etc. The error message says "you must use .pdf format" as if it doesn't recognise the file format. Has anyone seen a written confirmation of abolishing the TAE? The Migraciones...
by Formidable 1
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vegan Meetup?
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Vegan Meetup?

Hi, Are there veg food loving expats that would like to meet up? I know some expats and Peruvians in Lima but would like to meet more vegans or vegetarians. Let me know if you're interested! Maybe we could meet at a vegan restaurant in Lima. So none of the expats and Peruvians in Lima that you know...
by Formidable 1
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No one seems to know?
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Re: No one seems to know?

woodchuck wrote:I wonder how the other Embassies (UK, Canada, Australia, Spain, etc.) handle this issue?


The same as Peru.
It's like roadie said "ignorance of the law is no EXCUSE!"
by Formidable 1
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I want to rent a house in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: I want to rent a house in Lima

PaulineSinclair wrote:I want to rent a house in Lima, in which location is the price reasonable and convenient for traffic? Thank you


Hi there!
Knowing your budget will go a long way as to determine what you can afford and where.

Cheers!
by Formidable 1
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I am looking for 2-3 more people in my auto trip to Huancaya
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: I am looking for 2-3 more people in my auto trip to Huancaya

windsportinperu wrote:I drove there about 15 years ago, when it was not as popular as now. At that time it was an unpaved dusty road

People must be previously acclimatized it is at 3,500 meter above sea level, higher than Cusco at 3,200

The scenery is great



That's what the mate de coca is for, windy.
by Formidable 1
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Wiracocha wrote:G'day Beep beep. It is 7 postings under this one, with the topic I wrote. If you cannot see it, I can't explain that. :-) aww
Cheers,
W


Could you link the thread in question, please?

Cheers!
by Formidable 1
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 17556

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

Here's an interesting look at other South American countries and their opinions on the Venezuelan exodus.
It doesn't mention Paraguay or Uruguay so I'm assuming they have a zero tolerance policy.

https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-ven ... story.html
by Formidable 1
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Pisco and India
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Re: Peruvian Pisco and India

windsportinperu wrote:
Formidable 1 wrote: In Chile, Peruvian pisco is labeled aguardiente or destilado de uva.


You are right. And at the moment they drink it as Pisco-Sour , they know they are drinking Pisco, Ironic, Isn't it ?


It's because Peru does not meet the denominación de origen requirements in Chile.
by Formidable 1
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Pisco and India
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Re: Peruvian Pisco and India

Multiple distillation lower the quality of Pisco, and you are right at the end process Chile add water. A very poor method to obtain good quality Pisco Pisco made here is an art. It has aroma and flavor. Try Pisco type "Mosto Verde". The fermentation is only 5 to 7 days and uses about 10k...
by Formidable 1
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Pisco and India
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Re: Peruvian Pisco and India

windsportinperu wrote:
Formidable 1 wrote: When distilling, it's necessary to add water.


Wrong



The multiple distillations of pisco raise the alcohol content, which Chilean distillers can then lower with the addition of water.
by Formidable 1
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Pisco and India
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Re: Peruvian Pisco and India

windsportinperu wrote:I had it several times. No aroma and no flavor

Did you know that they add water to reduce the level of alcohol ?


When distilling, it's necessary to add water.

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