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by 69roadrunner
Tue May 21, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reputable Agency for Nannies?
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Re: Reputable Agency for Nannies?

Hi, It's tough to recommend an agency for nannies! The only time we used an agency (for a housekeeper, not a nanny) we discovered that she was not who she said she was, and was an unstable, possibly dangerous, person. The agency had done zero due dilligence. Most Peruvians use their networks of fri...
by 69roadrunner
Tue May 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reputable Agency for Nannies?
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Re: Reputable Agency for Nannies?

Hi, It's tough to recommend an agency for nannies! The only time we used an agency (for a housekeeper, not a nanny) we discovered that she was not who she said she was, and was an unstable, possibly dangerous, person. The agency had done zero due dilligence. Most Peruvians use their networks of fri...
by 69roadrunner
Fri May 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Good Questions, 69road, Carapongo PTAR - Waste Water Treatment Plant - works just before the Rimac goes into the Ocean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoZLYoXq0wo The fish meal industry - harina de pescado - is based on Anchoveta and is caught far from Rimac at "high seas" and far from t...
by 69roadrunner
Fri May 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 136

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 ...
by 69roadrunner
Thu May 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 136

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 ...
by 69roadrunner
Wed May 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru? Why do you ask? I can't say that I have ever seen that question pop up before! Bc I have a friend who is trying to get his green card in the US and the lawyer is asking about this kind of things among another ones and I'm trying t...
by 69roadrunner
Tue May 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 28
Views: 293

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

69roadrunner wrote:You should be asking for ideas on how to get legal so you can legally work or start a business.

Oh, and he will be able to stay in the country forever to run it.....right.
by 69roadrunner
Tue May 14, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 28
Views: 293

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

You should be asking for ideas on how to get legal so you can legally work or start a business.
by 69roadrunner
Sat May 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 28
Views: 293

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Hey, thanks for the great comment! I am looking for a business oppertunities, therefore i dont really care where , only it will be in Lima. Perfer Miraflores. I dont have any problem of working in my business, if necessary. For your next question - i dont have any special skills, i worked in a digi...
by 69roadrunner
Sat May 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TUMS - where to find?
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: TUMS - where to find?

woodchuck wrote:What Peruvian pharmacies carry an antacid product similar to TUMS?
Thanks.

Bicarbonato de sodio. Find it in the cooking section.
by 69roadrunner
Thu May 09, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 21
Views: 278

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 69roadrunner
Thu May 09, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 21
Views: 278

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 69roadrunner
Sun May 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS

G'day all, Amoungst our expats, is there anyone who engages in the popular hobby of model railways ? If so, I have a few new items remaining from my own layout construction that I wish to sell off. My stuff is HO scale for a size reference.Rails/tracks,cork type trackbeds,turnout pads,etc etc.plus ...
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Waste treatment plant in Cusco
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Waste treatment plant in Cusco

This is a good article as waste is a common problem in Peru. Are there other treatment plants up & running or anticipated in Peru? https://www.livinginperu.com/cusco-inaugurates-a-treatment-plant-that-transforms-organic-matter-in-biofertilizer/ You asked in another thread "why is the water...
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hiring Local Labor
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Hiring Local Labor

Hola a todos, Also, if anyone has advice on where to find reliable workers, that would be helpful as well. If you already have a couple contacts in the area, they are your logical first step since the informal network is the way to go, especially in Provincias. Failing that, ask at the bodega, or a...
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hiring Local Labor
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Hiring Local Labor

Hola a todos, I'm looking to hire a couple of locals for some unskilled physical labor in Moquegua, and am wondering if anyone has an idea of what would be a reasonable rate? I'll be hiring them for a couple of months and most of the work will consist of some light digging and moving equipment. Als...
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE

Belay my request...I have found a way. Used the "record"function and then recorded another tune on the phone from the internet on my computer speakers, and then set it as my ring tone...mission accomplished. The tune??...Peruvian National anthem !! Gotta be different, eh? :-0 Cheers, W P....
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 21
Views: 278

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

Here in Huaral, Plaza Vea has had whole rotisserie chicken for 9.90 soles for the last 4 weeks! This seems like a fantastic price; what is the price elsewhere in Peru? There are a lot of chicken operations in the Huaral area, so this may make a difference. Enjoy! Are you sure they are "chicken...
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Jesus Christ ate Cuy - Guinea Pig !
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Jesus Christ ate Cuy - Guinea Pig !

Cuy is the spanish word for Guinea Pig. According to this painting from 1748, Jesus Christ ate Cuy. The artist belonged to a group of painters in Cusco. They are the "Escuela de Pintura Cusqueña". It was done during the Colony https://bigbenantiguedades.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/la-ultima-...
by 69roadrunner
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE
Replies: 5
Views: 79

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 69roadrunner
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Most livable cities in the world

Any list regarding anything is ripe for interpretation. I was shocked by London especially with the recent Muslim influence. I am not really sure what your thinking is behind that statement. The quality of life in a city is more about personal behaviour and economics than religion. Boy, I'd rather ...
by 69roadrunner
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Most livable cities in the world

Any list regarding anything is ripe for interpretation. I was shocked by London especially with the recent Muslim influence. I am not really sure what your thinking is behind that statement. The quality of life in a city is more about personal behaviour and economics than religion. Boy, I'd rather ...
by 69roadrunner
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Underwater restaurant in Lima?
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Underwater restaurant in Lima?

woodchuck wrote:Good info!
What causes the water to be so murky?
Thanks.

You ever wonder where the Lima sewerage goes? Follow the flush.
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Perú and the origin of Potato
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Perú and the origin of Potato

I wonder if there is a home-grown equivalent of distilled liquor made from potatos in the Andes. Good question. I have just realized that the Inca Civilization didn't have any strong liqour as Pisco, Vodka, etc. That is true, Windy, Pisco has nothing to do with Peruvian natives. Pisco was invented ...
by 69roadrunner
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 648

Re: New port in Chancay

windsportinperu wrote:
P.S. When I listen about corruption in Peru , i do not know why but inmediately after, I imagine a modern French Guillotine

I think of banns republic, lol
by 69roadrunner
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Unkown Legal Battle for a Song ANANAU
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Unkown Legal Battle for a Song ANANAU

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Kinda reminds me of this battle...

http://time.com/3528555/led-zeppelin-lo ... n-lawsuit/

That was a travesty. Just goes to show, the one with the most money wins.
George Harrison lost his but I guess Hari Kersner told him not to fight.....he would have won btw.
by 69roadrunner
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 826

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 69roadrunner
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best way to cover yourself when using laborers
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Best way to cover yourself when using laborers

So, I’m planning some land-based projects, and will probably need the help of 4-5 workers for a period of 3 weeks. At first I assumed I would just go to the local pueblo and pay 4 people a daily rate to come help out for no more than 3 weeks. However, I’m wondering what responsibilities that opens ...
by 69roadrunner
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 826

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 69roadrunner
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best way to cover yourself when using laborers
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Best way to cover yourself when using laborers

So, I’m planning some land-based projects, and will probably need the help of 4-5 workers for a period of 3 weeks. At first I assumed I would just go to the local pueblo and pay 4 people a daily rate to come help out for no more than 3 weeks. However, I’m wondering what responsibilities that opens ...

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