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by bigdaddy
Sun May 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS

You gotta caboose?
by bigdaddy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Long distance relationship
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: Long distance relationship

JimHartz wrote: I had a friend screwed by a Cubana.
Jim


Literally or figuratively?
Or both?
by bigdaddy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No one seems to know?
Replies: 18
Views: 2160

Re: No one seems to know?

Nice, investigative work there, woody.
That should be a sticky note in the forum for anyone that runs into the same problem.
by bigdaddy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Opening in Peru

Hola! I am expanding my global health and beauty business into Peru in early March! I would love to connect with highly motivated people who are interested in a ground floor opportunity to create income through social media. Training provided. No experience necessary. Smart phone/computer required....
by bigdaddy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New Visitor
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: New Visitor

I am visiting Lima for 10 days from 19th - 28th February I am looking to gain information or meet up with someone over a beer of coffee to understand the area in more detail. What to look out for and what not too any guidance and advice would be appreciated . Many thanks Steve Hi there! Lots depend...
by bigdaddy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 15
Views: 2271

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

I considered relocating to Tarapoto before I decided on moving to Huaral. Tarapoto is nice but very hot while Huaral is said to have the BEST WEATHER in Peru. You are much farther away from Lima in Tarapoto; Huaral is only 3 hours if there is minimal traffic congestion. Big Daddy, you are always we...
by bigdaddy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best Antique and Classic Cars Collection in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: Best Antique and Classic Cars Collection in Peru

Hello Wira, The collection belongs to Jorge Nicolini, the owner of a renowned brand of spaghetti in Peru, this guy has been restoring antique classic cars since decades ago. I like the 50's cars as the Chevrolet Bel Air 1955 ! ! was restoring a car like that abroad, but never ended. Sold in the mid...
by bigdaddy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 15
Views: 2271

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

I found several real estate sites using that search tool known as Google.
Here's one below...
https://greendreams.pe/en/
by bigdaddy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tourist visa,current Migraciones law.
Replies: 28
Views: 5480

Re: Tourist visa,current Migraciones law.

Attention woodchuck

PM Forthcoming
by bigdaddy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pro Wrestling in Peru
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Pro Wrestling in Peru

Alan's thread on bull and cockfighting got me thinking about pro rasslin' Does anyone on here ever go? If so, how hot are the crowds? To me, half the fun is watching the crowds get into it. Below is a Q&A with one of the local wrestlers... https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sportskeeda.com/amp/pro...
by bigdaddy
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coin Shop?
Replies: 10
Views: 2644

Re: Coin Shop?

On a somewhat related note..bitcon Lol!
https://nypost.com/2018/11/26/the-bitco ... -collapse/
by bigdaddy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does this make any sense?
Replies: 12
Views: 1755

Re: Does this make any sense?

We have recently relocated from Lima to Huaral & use BCP bank. I went to deposit $1,000 the other day & the teller told me there would be no charges. Today, I wanted to deposit a similar amount & was told there would be a charge of 4-5 dollars as my card was issued in Lima? Why was the ...
by bigdaddy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coin Shop?
Replies: 10
Views: 2644

Re: Coin Shop?

This guy is calling silver @ $130 /oz. Eventually...
https://investingnews.com/daily/resourc ... per-ounce/
by bigdaddy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: where to purchase pillows & sheets?
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: where to purchase pillows & sheets?

woodchuck wrote:Thanks.
I always liked the quality & price a Kohl's.
There are no Wongs close by but will make a trip & buy all at one time.
Appreciate your help...


Hey, woody. PM sent.
by bigdaddy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Looking babies for photoshoot.
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Re: Looking babies for photoshoot.

Dear Expats. I am looking 3-6 months old babies for photoshoot. baby blankets and baby sleeping bags. If You dont mind to send photos from your baby to our email:perualpaca2010qgmail.com kind regards Jaanus Oh, my. That sounds exciting. Do the babies need to be swaddled in the blanket or sleeping b...
by bigdaddy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: children naturalization
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Re: children naturalization

Hello Me and my husband are from argentinan nationals, our children aged 10 and 15 are spanish and argentinian nationals, born in spain. we have lived in peru since 2016. is it posible for my children to become peruvian citizen when they are under 18 years. can they become peruvians and also still ...
by bigdaddy
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fishing in Tingo Maria
Replies: 1
Views: 838

Re: Fishing in Tingo Maria

I'm going to be visiting Tingo Maria in a couple of months and thought about having a go at fishing in the river there. Does anyone know if there are any fish in it, and if so, what they might be? And as I'm a complete novice, what type of bait, spinners etc should I use? I was going to avoid using...
by bigdaddy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Hitler vs Lennin
Replies: 4
Views: 3540

Re: Hitler vs Lennin

woodchuck wrote:Thanks "Big Daddy" for such an interesting article.
Haven't had any emails from you in a while?
Best wishes.


PM sent.
by bigdaddy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Can vets write pets RXs here? Also, cat boarding in Callao
Replies: 2
Views: 3015

Re: Can vets write pets RXs here? Also, cat boarding in Callao

Most prescription only medicine you can buy without a prescription. Maybe medicine like sleeping pills etc which can cause addiction are enforced. If you are currently in Peru, why don't you just try to buy the medicine you need ? Then you know for sure. If 10 people on the forum tell you there wil...
by bigdaddy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Hitler vs Lennin
Replies: 4
Views: 3540

Hitler vs Lennin

by bigdaddy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Venezuela Bolivars
Replies: 3
Views: 1670

Re: Venezuela Bolivars

WOW! Talk about worthless money. On a bus, at Plaza Norte, a group of Venezuelan people were selling Bolivars for "pocket change". No doubt these Bolivars were for use other than currency, but a few people purchased for 10-50 centimos. I applaud their entrepreneurial venture & wish th...
by bigdaddy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do I get OH! card?
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Re: How do I get OH! card?

Getting the credit card OH! is a real "pain in the a**". You have to have a 2-3 year satisfactory work history; but what if you are an expat & retired? Are there any other ways you can qualify? You can get some nice discounts/promotions with the OH! card. Any help would be greatly app...
by bigdaddy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Do you need an agent/rep in Huaral?
Replies: 3
Views: 1488

Re: Do you need a rep in Huaral?

Hallelujah for Pepsi. I remember a lil man pitching a hissy fit (pink fit?) for not having any to drink.

Congrats woody.
Looking forward to seeing some pics of your new pad
PM forthcoming.
by bigdaddy
Sat May 26, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cat Transportation
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Re: Cat Transportation

woodchuck wrote:This will probably be an expensive proposition.
Best wishes.


If I recall correctly, you're a cat person, Woody.
Maybe you could take on her pussies.
by bigdaddy
Sun May 20, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chicken Information
Replies: 19
Views: 4110

Re:

Alienescape wrote:Lol .It also feels really awkward trying to smell people's meat before buying it haha. .


Yeah, When I buy people's meat, I try to hold my breath.
by bigdaddy
Sun May 20, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Costa Verde Restaurante
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: Costa Verde Restaurante

From years past, my favorite restaurants in Lima were Francesco and Costa Verde. I understand that Costa Verde has been closed for a while. Can anyone verify this because if you Google them, they appear to still be active. Thanks for any information. Re Costa Verde Saw it from a distance but never ...
by bigdaddy
Thu May 17, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Boyfriend
Replies: 10
Views: 3898

Re: Peruvian Boyfriend

I hope things work out for you Aussie but you have to understand and be willing to accept the Latino machista culture for it to happen.
by bigdaddy
Wed May 02, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bringing expensive gifts to Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 2557

Re: Bringing expensive gifts to Peru

I am flying to Lima, Peru on May 11, 2018, to marry my beautiful fiancee. I am bringing my suit, her wedding dress, various other dresses and negligees, plus some nice jewelry to go with them. She is already warning me that if the gifts are over $1000. I will get taxed heavily. She suggests I hide ...
by bigdaddy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bringing popcorn & soda to movie theater
Replies: 8
Views: 2713

Re: Bringing popcorn & soda to movie theater

This scheme works like a charm if you're a woman...
https://blogs.babycenter.com/parenting/ ... re-genius/
by bigdaddy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheap Wedding Reception Venues
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Cheap Wedding Reception Venues

We had our reception at Rustica in Barranco.
Small group. Set me back about $250.
I felt that was a democratic price to pay.
by bigdaddy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Requirements for an American, marrying his Peruvian fiancee
Replies: 10
Views: 3557

Re: Requirements for an American, marrying his Peruvian fiancee

K1 vs CR1

If she came to visit you in Jax then I assume she had a visitor visa so it would be best to marry in Peru then apply for a spousal visa because doing a fiancee visa right after visiting on a visitor visa would send up a major league red flag.
by bigdaddy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2908

Re: Vote for Peru

Not meaning to stray off topic but I've heard the major complaints about the Facebook groups are not being able to join up immediately because of the closed group format and not being able to be anonymous.
Some value their privacy.
by bigdaddy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2908

Re: Vote for Peru

Hi as my threads about Peru being good or bad for living have been closed without a final conclusion, I propose you just vote for it :P So be so kind and select one of the answers. (Mods please do not tweak it LOL). Vote your subjective impression pls. Steak You should be commended for conducting a...
by bigdaddy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Please help, dental implants
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Please help, dental implants

Before thinking about cutting corners and saving some money on a dentist, you may want to read this thread and what happened to woodchuck...

viewtopic.php?t=11028&start=30
by bigdaddy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How to exchange damaged sole notes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2406

Re: How to exchange damaged sole notes?

And Woody never mentioned a Peruvian bank turning him down.
Youse guys brought it up.
by bigdaddy
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do you keep from being bothered by locals?
Replies: 12
Views: 1475

Re: How do you keep from being bothered by locals?

And this member didn't have his taxi situation all worked out...

viewtopic.php?t=7677
by bigdaddy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving back to the States, with my Peruvian Wife...
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: Moving back to the States, with my Peruvian Wife...

I have a question regarding moving back to the US with my wife. I'm a US citizen, but not a US resident (lived here for 14 years). Is the process the same to apply for my wife's green card or immigration visa or is there something different because I don't have my residency in the US? Any informati...
by bigdaddy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Navidad sales on smartphones
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Navidad sales on smartphones

Here's the smartphone I bought last year on cyber Monday. Huawei Ascend XT from the Chinese company Huawei. Not your top of the line model but I can't justify paying hundreds of dollars for something that will be outdated in a yr or two. I'm happy with it. Good speed and a large screen. Almost phabl...
by bigdaddy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need expert for printer
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Need expert fo printer

Sometimes, YouTube has how to videos to guide you.
Just Google® the product name and number.
by bigdaddy
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reasons Why I Became "Peruvian" - Peruvian Citizen
Replies: 60
Views: 14049

Re: Reasons Why I Became "Peruvian" - Peruvian Citizen

Hi, I know this is an old post but hopefully you can help me out. My question is about your last name. When you became a peruvian citizen did they add your mom´s last name so you would have two or did you remain with only your father´s last name? Does Reniec even allow DNI´s to be issued with just ...
by bigdaddy
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reasons Why I Became "Peruvian" - Peruvian Citizen
Replies: 60
Views: 14049

Re: Reasons Why I Became "Peruvian" - Peruvian Citizen

My question is how many of these citizens on this thread stuck it out and are still living in Peru?
by bigdaddy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Census is Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 1882

Re: The Census is Sunday

It was a good day for sitting around and passing the pisco glass. :lol:
by bigdaddy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Structures in desert
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Structures in desert

So with the invasiones those people don't have to live in the house? Just build it and let it set for so many years? I didn't see any sign of habitation in numerous collections of the huts. Probably don't want to live around smelly chicken crap and all that crowing and clucking going on. It would d...
by bigdaddy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International texting with Claro
Replies: 5
Views: 1578

Re: International texting with Claro

But WhatsApp only works for sending messages to other people with WhatsApp installed, right? No one I know back in the states uses that. It doesn't have the popularity back there that it does down here. Right. You and the others would have to have the app installed. Not sure why it hasn't caught on...
by bigdaddy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Structures in desert
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Structures in desert

Chickfarms. That is what they usually are. And the huts I think are 'invasiones' I think once you put a 'house' on it, after a while you can claim it yours, so they put a shack on it, and after some years they can get ownership of it, and build a real house on it, usually with some sort of associac...
by bigdaddy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Structures in desert
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Re: Structures in desert

Okay, I'm confused.
Are the huts the huge chicken coops?
by bigdaddy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Medicine in Peru
Replies: 18
Views: 16431

Re: Medicine in Peru

lyndelld wrote:Is there anything new on getting codeine or some other harder drugs? I`ve had a sinus infection and these mamby pamby drugs don`t knock out the pain.


Coca?
by bigdaddy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International texting with Claro
Replies: 5
Views: 1578

Re: International texting with Claro

I just got prepago service with Claro. Data & domestic calling and domestic texting are fine. Texts I send to/from the USA are not getting through. I am using 1 + area code + number. I had Claro prepago in Colombia two years ago and had no trouble with text to/from the USA then. Anything specia...
by bigdaddy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Congrats to the Peruvian futbol club!
Replies: 0
Views: 1750

Congrats to the Peruvian futbol club!

They made the play in game vs. New Zealand for the World Cup in Russia next year.

Hypothetical question. If New Zealand are known as the "All Whites" would Peru be the " All Browns"?
Lol :lol:

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