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by 69roadrunner
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Milco the Mascot
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: Milco the Mascot

But his head is similar to Bart. Besides, I'm not the only one who thinks he looks like Bart... "Milco parece Bart Simpson color puerta." https://www.forosperu.net/temas/que-opinan-de-milco-la-mascota-de-los-juegos-lima-2019.1337080/ LOL He does look like Bart. Let's hope the producers of...
by 69roadrunner
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how to cash my Income Tax Check here in Peru??
Replies: 21
Views: 4986

Re: how to cash my Income Tax Check here in Peru??

How did the check get to Peru?
by 69roadrunner
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:00 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 69roadrunner
Fri May 31, 2019 8:46 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..

I have been in Lima for 5 days now and I have experienced nothing but rudeness and lack of basic manners. Limeños appear distant, rude, impersonal, and insulting at times. I am Venezuelan but I am here as a tourist. I normally am very polite nice and proper towards people. I use polite words as dis...
by 69roadrunner
Sat May 25, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 523

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

Formidable 1 wrote:Pigeon a la brasa...

https://honest-food.net/roast-pigeon-recipe/

Ok I'll take another chomp....Where do they cook with coal? What does "carob tree" refer to?
by 69roadrunner
Fri May 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 523

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

I´ve seen these price for a roasted chicken in Plaza Vea here in Lima. Let's be honest, it is not the best Pollo a la brasa you can taste, because it is roasted in the same store with a hot air machine, it is not a real pollo a la brasa... Ok I will bite........what is real pollo a la brasa? Pigeons?
by 69roadrunner
Fri May 24, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Looking for a job!
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Looking for a job!

Hi everyone! I’m looking for a job, and was wondering if anyone knew of any vacancies in Lima. I speak English very well and Hebrew fluently, but unfortunately only beginner Spanish. I have some computer skills with no diploma such as project manager (1/2 year experience), marketing & adv (1 ye...
by 69roadrunner
Tue May 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reputable Agency for Nannies?
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Reputable Agency for Nannies?

I suppose so, but it's a bit of a stretch. The website is pretty solid, with tons of first hand references and related experiences and reviews. Here is a pretty solid website The biggest disadvantage to Workaway is you don’t always get what you signed up for. Profiles can be falsified or lacking, c...
by 69roadrunner
Tue May 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reputable Agency for Nannies?
Replies: 5
Views: 206

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: 276

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: 276

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: 276

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: 9
Views: 304

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: 30
Views: 622

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: 30
Views: 622

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: 30
Views: 622

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: 130

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: 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 69roadrunner
Thu May 09, 2019 8:30 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 69roadrunner
Sun May 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS
Replies: 4
Views: 169

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: 150

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: 171

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: 171

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: 158

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: 26
Views: 523

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: 126

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: 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 69roadrunner
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 614

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: 614

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: 10
Views: 546

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: 234

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: 878

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: 200

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: 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 69roadrunner
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:28 pm
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

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: 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 69roadrunner
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:49 pm
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

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
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: selling land in the jungle
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: selling land in the jungle

For those who are interested in buying property in Amazon jungle of Peru. We are selling parcels of rainforest land not far from Iquitos (department Loreto). The location of the available parcels might be different. Some of them, which are the virgin land, are quite distant being in the dense part ...
by 69roadrunner
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Underwater restaurant in Lima?
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Underwater restaurant in Lima?

Just wait for the next sunami... I've heard that the water is murky here, thanks to high amounts of plancton (great for fish, though), so the view might be kind of dismal. But on the other hand, there are all kinds of other new touristic offers popping up that take advantage of clear views in the m...
by 69roadrunner
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Does Peru store you entry and exit details on computer?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Does Peru store you entry and exit details on computer?

Alan wrote:Your entry date is online. They scan your passport upon arrival.

I have never heard of anyone forced to leave the country unless they have committed a crime.

By not complying with a law, in this case immigration law, is that not committing a crime?
Just saying.
by 69roadrunner
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vegan Meetup?
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Vegan Meetup?

Sounds great!! Don't know of any such restaurants but put me on the list.
Cheers g,day
by 69roadrunner
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No one seems to know?
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Re: No one seems to know?

Jimmy as you may have realized by now, customer service is a major issue in all of Peru. It would appear you do have to come to Lima, but the process is very simple if you don't have to pay a FINE! For those interested, here is the latest response I have had from Migraciones (a great example of poo...
by 69roadrunner
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:23 pm
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:Please read previous posting here "New Immigration Law" Feb 28. That may help you.
Cheers,
W

I don't see the previous post there is only, you and the op showing, nothing prior.
by 69roadrunner
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Pisco and India
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Re: Peruvian Pisco and India

Brandy is a distillation of grapes, right. But if they add water.. Is it still a brandy ? P.S. Technically speaking Pisco (in Peru) belongs to the family of brandy , but with a unique method of production. For example it is distillated once - just one time PS beg to differ. Factually.......brandy i...
by 69roadrunner
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Pisco and India
Replies: 23
Views: 1299

Re: Peruvian Pisco and India

I had it several times. No aroma and no flavor Did you know that they add water to reduce the level of alcohol ? Two different drinks entirely. Peruvian pisco has a much richer flavour. It's a brandy. I am not sure what you'd consider Chilean pisco. As I recall, it has a lesser alcohol content. I d...
by 69roadrunner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 878

Re: New port in Chancay

The new law will allow goods in Lima bound north can go by ship instead of truck and vice versa? Yes you are right. They will be smaller cargo ships that will go from Callao and (the future Chancay Port) to the rest of the Ports in the Country by sea P.S. Considering that one of those smaller ships...
by 69roadrunner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 878

Re: New port in Chancay

They will absorb nothing. The traffic will be the same because the demand is the same. The 2º good news, is a new Law that will allow maritime transport of goods and merchandise across the ocean. This will greatly reduce the cost of transport goods and will relieve the traffic in Panamericana Highw...
by 69roadrunner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 878

Re: New port in Chancay

The good news is that the Cargo from-and-to northern cities as Chimbote, Trujillo, Chiclayo, etc. will not arrive to Callao Port anymore. This will relieve the pressure of traffic in Lima, at least for districts as Los Olivos, Ventanilla, etc. Bad news is, the northern cities must absorb Lima's rel...
by 69roadrunner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 878

Re: New port in Chancay

Peru will have the best and biggest port in the Ocean Pacific, South America Region.. It will be able to receive the biggest container ships in the World. Those big cargo ships are triple E Class of about 400 meters long https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPVjZccg_js Can't wait for those big ol' truck...
by 69roadrunner
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do I call/text a friend in Lima...
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: How do I call/text a friend in Lima...

I'm in the U.S. using mobile trying to text an old friend in Lima that I've lost contact with. His # is 961217722. I know I have to dial 011 51 and then the #. However, I remember using another digit for Lima (1?) after the 51. I can't remember if it changed or is it omitted now? I can't find anyth...

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