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by Slippin' Jimmy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Food Festival in Valparaiso, Chile
Replies: 3
Views: 74

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: 11032

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.

viewtopic.php?f=11&p=156749&sid=1e2694026f0a5194388e153cc5c426c2#p156749
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Long distance relationship
Replies: 6
Views: 119

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: 150

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: 385

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: 167

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: 167

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: 167

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: 36
Views: 6061

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: 460

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: 122

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: 357

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: 357

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: 357

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: 586

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: 586

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: 269

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: 32239

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: 737

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...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Favorite Paneton
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Favorite Paneton

Well, boys and girls, now that the calendar has rolled into December and Papa Noel will be sliding down the chimney soon, it's time to discuss that wonderful rubberized fruit sensation that we all know and love. So, do you have a favorite that you prefer? Personally, I prefer whatever is on sale sin...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: where to purchase pillows & sheets?
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: where to purchase pillows & sheets?

My Peruvian wife & I have purchased two (2) "condos" in Huaral (some of the best weather ib Peru). They are called "condos" but actually vacation/weekend casitas with a shared (but private) pool, personal grill, coffee maker, small zoo, small childrens' play area, hot shower...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: Peruvian Cooking Lessons in Lima, Peru.
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Peruvian Cooking Lessons in Lima, Peru.

Alan wrote:
Reciprocity ONG wrote:4.) Single men + Stuffed Pepper + Chicha Morada or Water.



Google translate brings us a smile today. I am supposing that this is "solterito" :D


Or something kinky.
by Slippin' Jimmy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So many fake people?!? Hard to make friends or relationships
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Re: So many fake people?!? Hard to make friends or relationships

Two words. Pizza Street.
You'll be lonely no more.
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 95
Views: 13873

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

As a newly appointed citizen of Peru (and now recognised as 'Peruvian by birth') I have been following the refugee crisis from Venezuela and am glad that the Peruvian government opened its doors in the way it did to help people fleeing from chaos and danger and I felt have led by example in regards...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Meetups
Topic: EXPAT REGISTRY?
Replies: 8
Views: 4503

Re: EXPAT REGISTRY?

I have personally found it very difficult to locate expats outside of the major cities of Peru. Many times, I was only in a location for less than 2 weeks, so time is of the essence. It is always a pleasure to meet another expat & have a coffee or beer & talk about the pros & cons of a ...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LIMA TRAFFIC
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: LIMA TRAFFIC

The ideal vehicle for Lima traffic...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_truck
by Slippin' Jimmy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Streaming American Football
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Re: Streaming American Football

The football season is here! As an expat, what free streams are you using to watch the games? Any good promos for paid subscriptions? Thanks. Unaware of any free streams or promos. Back when I cared, I watched football on USTV Now. But I found better use of my time than to watch a bunch of brain da...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Electrical Mechanical Engineer looking for job anywhere in Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: Electrical Mechanical Engineer looking for job anywhere in Peru

Why even try to make a go of it in Peru?
Marry your woman. Get her a visa. Go make bank in Carolina.
Live happily ever after.
End of story.
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Can Openers
Replies: 25
Views: 3845

Re: Can Openers

Here's some other methods along with the knife.
The key is diligence and finding something edible and worth eating from a can of course.
For instance, chili con carne.

https://www.thestar.com/life/2017/11/22 ... pener.html
by Slippin' Jimmy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: cat carriers
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: cat carriers

woodchuck wrote:We are moving to Huaral from Lima & need cat carriers.
Could be metal or plastic.
Thanks for your help.


Felines can be quite nervous in enclosures.
You might want to consider sedating them.
Good luck with your search.

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