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by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Communes in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 82

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 Slippin' Jimmy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 563

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


Viva la Revolution!
by Slippin' Jimmy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 728

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

woodchuck wrote:I am glad to see that at least one Peruvian bank is not taking advantage of expats.
With all those extra soles, will you be buying breakfast soon?


Better to invest those extra soles in something tangible like an underwater restaurant.
by Slippin' Jimmy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: Underwater restaurant in Lima?
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Underwater restaurant in Lima?

Do you think Lima will ever have an underwater restaurant? Certainly, a creative option to consider for investors, especially when lodging is an option to generate more income. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norway-restaurant-underwater/going-under-europes-first-underwater-restaurant-opens-in-n...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of building a home in Huancayo
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Cost of building a home in Huancayo

I can’t help you with the costs but I would suggest building something very secured and fortified since you’re looking to build in a poor area of the city. You’ll want to be protected from the hoodlums & thieves just waiting to steal something. I’d also suggest lining the place with security cam...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tasa Anual 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: Tasa Anual 2019

agantuk wrote:No, have tried different browsers, different computers - same result.

Called Migraciones just now and was told that Tasa Anual has been abolished. Is this true? :shock:



Why would they lie?
by Slippin' Jimmy
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tasa Anual 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: Tasa Anual 2019

Hello all, has anyone tried to do the process of *Exoneración del Pago de la Tasa Anual de Extranjería* online (through: https://sel.migraciones.gob.pe/SEL/AccesoPublico) this year? I have been completing the process online for the last 3-4 years, but I have been unable to this year because the upl...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Immigration Law
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: New Immigration Law

Does anyone have up to date information on the enforcement of the immigration law. We are planning to rent an apartment and stay in Lima for one year. During that time we expect to make 3 trips back and forth to the United States. What may happen to us at Jorge Chavez? What is the exact daily fine ...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No one seems to know?
Replies: 18
Views: 1156

Re: No one seems to know?

I returned from the U.S. in January where I renewed my passport. Upon arrival in Peru, they stamped my new passport with the date of entry. I live in Trujillo and went to local Migraciones here yesterday. Much to my dismay, the local bureaucrat told me that I must secure an appointment online. He a...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Food Festival in Valparaiso, Chile
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Peruvian Food Festival in Valparaiso, Chile

windsportinperu wrote:This food festival in only exclusive for the Peruvian food in Chile

it lasted 2 weeks in the port of Valparaiso !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e3jfuqK0bY


Did you attend it?
by Slippin' Jimmy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Being Called Fat. Sensitivity issues.
Replies: 47
Views: 11758

Re: Being Called Fat. Sensitivity issues.

You can get anything you want
At the El Mexicano Restaurant.
But whether it's good or not is debatable.
Everyone has different tastes.

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by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Long distance relationship
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Long distance relationship

Expect to pay more for flights in the summer.
That's high season and when people like to travel for
vacation in Peru.
As for raising money, maybe take out a personal loan or borrow from someone.
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone know where to buy big shoes?
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Anyone know where to buy big shoes?

woodchuck wrote:I am a size 45 & can sometimes find in Tottus for a fair price.
Good luck.


Do they come in wide sizes?
And would a fair price be considered a democratic price?
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

Wira, Unfortunately, the only country in the World that actually are making the big investment in Peru is China ! No more presence of US, Canada, Europe or Japan For example: Las Bambas Mine is a big investment started up by Canadians, but was sold to Chinese. The mega-port in Chancay is also going...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fly/mosquito zapper
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Alpineprince wrote:Another good reason to live in Miraflores, I never see flying bugs where I live!


Probably lots of raquetas electricas where you live.
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fly/mosquito zapper
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Never considered a - bat house. As the area around the chicken farm is being developed, would the bats cause a problem to the residents? Thanks to all for the help. Only if they're rabid and less than 1% are. There are vampire bats in South America that make a small slit in the hide of cattle and l...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fly/mosquito zapper
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

The farmer would be well served to build a bat house. A bat can eat about 1000 mosquitoes an hour. A natural predator. The houses are available online... https://www.amazon.com/BAT-House-PEST-Control-Mosquitoes/dp/B074HG1X2V/ref=mp_s_a_1_1/133-6444152-7101908?ie=UTF8&qid=1549327337&sr=8-1-sp...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?
Replies: 38
Views: 6952

Re: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?

With high interest rates home prices should be low. Think of it like a seesaw. If they're both high then something is wrong. In the U.S., the govt is keeping rates low so home prices continue to be high. It's their attempt to prop up the housing market instead of letting economic nature take its cou...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Carnet
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

Re: Carnet

Beep!
I'm buggered by all of this.

Cheers!
by Slippin' Jimmy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bridge Players wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: Bridge Players wanted

donadpree wrote:We will be in Lima for 3 months and would love to find people to play bridge with. Does anybody play, and where? Thank you.


Do you play for money?
by Slippin' Jimmy
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Modifying my US cell phone
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Modifying my US cell phone

This cell phone gift was due to a yearly UPGRADE by my US friend; he has a service provided. I don't know much about cell phone so I will try to have it unlocked - if this is the issue. The sales reps that examined the phone were amazed by all the extra features. Why do phone companies make things ...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Modifying my US cell phone
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Modifying my US cell phone

why not get it unlocked? Depends on the carrier. Some won't unlock it unless you have service with them for a certain amount of time. Would be useless for him being in Peru not to mention throwing money away. AT&T is more lenient with their phones. They'll send you an unlock code if you're a ne...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Modifying my US cell phone
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Modifying my US cell phone

I received an expensive LG cell phone from the US as a Christmas present. Went to all the carriers here in Huaral (Claro, Movistar, B-Tel) & they all told me I could not just swap out the chip, I had to completely gut the whole insides & start new (expensive). What has your experiences been...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Employee Problems and Solutions
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: Employee Problems and Solutions

Don't feed the trools.
by Slippin' Jimmy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Employee Problems and Solutions
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: Employee Problems and Solutions

Getting into a cab and dictating without negotiating first is a recipe for trouble.
You're lucky you got away with it.
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying rural land (split from "Home construction costs in Peru").
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Buying rural land (split from "Home construction costs in Peru").

dannyd0sh wrote:Can anyone help me with a website or someone in buying a plot of land more interested in rural areas any recommendations


https://peru.realigro.com/for-sale/property/tarapoto/
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Services in Lima
Topic: Dentists in Lima
Replies: 57
Views: 33834

Re: Dentists in Lima

Do your due diligence on Price & EXPERTISE! I made the mistake of trusting a dentist in Peru (a referral) & he extracted four (4) of my teeth with no x-rays. He assured me he could tell they were in need of extraction just by visually looking at the teeth. When my regular dentist returned f...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Favorite Paneton
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Favorite Paneton

On the same note as Jimmy, about Christmas cakes....what about the traditional gringo type English/Australian/American fruit cakes with icing. Does anyone know if and where they maybe imported & sold in Lima ? Oh yes, and plum puddings also ??? Not a big fan of panetone. :-(...yet!! Cheers, W R...

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