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by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sports bars in Lima?
Replies: 20
Views: 8470

Re: Sports bars in Lima?

Well, they all have one thing in common.
Shorts.
Cheers!
by Slippin' Jimmy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: roomate en Jesus Maria, linda zona de Lima por U del Pacifico
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: roomate en Jesus Maria, linda zona de Lima por U del Pacifico

woodchuck wrote:The room is not free; it is AVAILABLE!


You're using the literal translation. It means vacant room.
by Slippin' Jimmy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Campo/land
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Campo/land

My wife & I are seeking a significant amount of land within 1 hour of Huaral. We are using a real estate agent in Huaral, but exploring all our options. A budget of $400,000 and up; will consider 50% ownership share (for the right situation). All documents must be in order. I might be intereste...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Buying a golf cart (split from: Peruvian Golf Courses)
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Peruvian Golf Courses

woodchuck wrote:Nice article, thanks.
I am looking to purchase a used golf cart in any condition to use in Huaral.
Thanks for your help.


How's the golf course in Huaral?
What's your handicap?
by Slippin' Jimmy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Milco the Mascot
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Milco the Mascot

Jimmy, I do not necessarily disagree, just was showing the source BTW, People from Huaral are very proud that their design won. There was 3 finalist all of them representing iconic figures from Peru: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0YtP5P4R8k And #2 looks like the Geico insurance mascot. https://w...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Milco the Mascot
Replies: 10
Views: 433

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-opi ... 9.1337080/
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Milco the Mascot
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Milco the Mascot

A few subtle differences but it seems he was modeled a bit like Bart Simpson...

https://www.lima2019.pe/milco
by Slippin' Jimmy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...

Irish, PM sent.
by Slippin' Jimmy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Leaving Peru with coca leaf
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Leaving Peru with coca leaf

Have you or any one you know had a good, or bad, experience travelling across the border with coca leaves, or coca tea? Check our article: "Coca, Conquistadors and Customs" Really a luck of the draw. Had a friend have his box of mate de coca confiscated after landing in the U.S. We never ...
by Slippin' Jimmy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Communes in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 507

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: 1351

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: 1770

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: Expat Information
Topic: Underwater restaurant in Lima?
Replies: 10
Views: 980

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: 578

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: 1021

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: 1021

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: 890

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: 2163

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: 613

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: 12968

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: 11
Views: 1070

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: 807

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: 1379

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: 1179

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: 1179

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: 1179

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: 8467

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: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet
Replies: 12
Views: 1647

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: 605

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: Expat Information
Topic: Modifying my US cell phone
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

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: Expat Information
Topic: Modifying my US cell phone
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

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: Expat Information
Topic: Modifying my US cell phone
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

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: 1645

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: 1645

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: 668

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: Expat Information
Topic: Dentists in Lima
Replies: 57
Views: 36358

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: 1438

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: 1438

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: 1093

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: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Cooking Lessons in Lima, Peru.
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

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: 2155

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: 114
Views: 19510

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: Expat Conversations
Topic: EXPAT REGISTRY?
Replies: 8
Views: 5133

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: 2121

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: 1394

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: 1937

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: 4689

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: 1479

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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