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by mrsteak
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 17557

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

I would distribute the 150.000 migrants across UK, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland - that would hardly create any chaos. :!:
by mrsteak
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AYACUCHO
Replies: 19
Views: 1546

Re: AYACUCHO

Dusty place with ugly construction of sticking iron bars :P
by mrsteak
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 17557

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

I suggest to re-read my words. ""Let's Imagine 150,000 Venezuelan getting into Spain nowadays. It would be total chaos"" . It was my statement, not yours. Hmmmm.......... suffering from a reading dissociative disorder? You fail to deliver any proof for your claim. Not funded by ...
by mrsteak
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AYACUCHO
Replies: 19
Views: 1546

Re: AYACUCHO

All beach towns around Lima look similar: https://www.google.de/maps/place/Malabrigo,+Cercado+de+Lima/@-12.3378895,-76.8253202,3a,66.8y,122.98h,99.87t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1seOr6Zs1OfE3V3VDThKV0mg!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x9105a29d4cd9629b:0xd88f4da738b75dc0 not really attractive, isn't it?!
by mrsteak
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 17557

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

:D you are evading the question. I do not blame you for that, because once you check your false reality vs evident reality, you get somehow no answer. Spain has political instability. The region of Cataluña wants to be independent from Spain. Is it enough reason for you ? I would like you to prove ...
by mrsteak
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 17557

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

windsportinperu wrote:
mrsteak wrote: I see lot of chaos caused by Venezuelan here in Lima.


What kind of chaos are you seeing that the rest of us are not seeing ?


Maybe it is not polite to answer a question with a question, but: what chaos do you mean would have happened in Spain if 100.000 Venezuelan migrated to Spain? :roll:
by mrsteak
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 17557

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

Let's Imagine 150,000 Venezuelan getting into Spain nowadays. It would be total chaos. This is also an assumption without proof. I see lot of chaos caused by Venezuelan here in Lima. Maybe something is wrong with your perception eh?! Btw I have very positive views of life, however not here in Peru ...
by mrsteak
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 17557

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

Here is South America we are very rich, but not in the way you think about richness. I don't think so. You are not rich if you are sitting on a gold mine but the gold remains in the soil and you barely have anything to eat. What you probably mean: South America has the potential to be a rich contin...
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 17557

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

@windsportingperu: nobody claims that these people are bad people, they are just bad FOR Peru. This country hardly gives any opportunities to young Peruvian, so how do you imagine to integrate hundreds of thousands of young migrants from VE into the labor market? Anything concrete about it? Or just ...
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A mortgage loan in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: A mortgage loan in Peru

It is a very bad idea to buy property in Peru using a mortgage. You are buing on top of a real estate bubble, that means you are very likely to loose lot of value on your investment. I'm not sure how banks in Peru would handle a dropping property value if you hold a mortgage on it, but let me tell y...
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru : November inflation was the lowest since 2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3255

Re: Peru : November inflation was the lowest since 2010

By the way, Spain has one of the highest inflation in Europe All EU zone has around 7-8% of inflation, despite the official figures saying it is 1.2% or so. Just manipulated crap, not even worth reading it. The best indicator for me is the energy price. Assume the inflation is at least as high as t...
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol changed the way they operate
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Re: Interpol changed the way they operate

MrSteak, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing be be worried about I do not complain about the checks being done - I complain about the way it is done and the lack of transparency. Other countries let *you* provide the necessary documents if you want residence. You request them from your co...
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 17557

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

Peru will have lot of problems with this type of immigration. There are hardly good jobs for Peruvians and now half a million (more?) of young people from Venezuela? What kind of jobs will they do? Does the Peruvian government have any plans to accommodate these people? I guess not? Everything is le...
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Foreigner getting Married in Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Foreigner getting Married in Peru

If the translation is done outside of Peru: you must apostille the translation.
If the translation is done IN Peru: no need to apostille it, if the translator is certified (sworn).
by mrsteak
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol changed the way they operate
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Re: Interpol changed the way they operate

Maybe... however I do not like how it works now. It lacks some rules imho. For instance in my country you can easily go to jail for repeatedly using public transportation without buying a ticket :mrgreen: yeah, happens quickly! Now imagine you have a 6 month conviction in your penal record and they ...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol changed the way they operate
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Re: Interpol changed the way they operate

I had to go to interpol 15 years ago for my CE and at that time I had to order a FBI report on myself. Luckily there was nothing on their I did not know about! Yeah you still have to order FBI report yourself, if and only if you are US citizen. However apparently for non-US they are ordering the re...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Decent Internet in Lima near La Molina?
Replies: 33
Views: 2621

Re: Decent Internet in Lima near La Molina?

Again I have sh**** Internet here in Surco. A 8mbps line delivers me since ~1 hour only around 1 mbps... this is really typical for this country! Line Rate - Upstream (Kbps): 599 Line Rate - Downstream (Kbps): 1235 <---- getting only around 1/8th of the contract!!! only downlink is jammed. LAN IPv4 ...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol changed the way they operate
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Interpol changed the way they operate

I was told this today: while before the Interpol check was a passive search in the Interpol data base to see if someone is looking for you, now they do an active search in your country of origin and request also all your data (antecendentes penales and policiales) from your country of origin. If som...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: salary of the president of Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: salary of the president of Peru

Her sister works for a bank at the ''Counter''. She attended a 3 years training course at Cepeban which she had to fund herself with working 2 jobs. She now makes a meaner 800 soles a month after tax. And recently a customer paid in a fake 200 euro note. They deducted it from her wage. that's what ...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: salary of the president of Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: salary of the president of Peru

They forgot the $ 7 million of bribes he got from Odebrecht.... :P
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Playa Punta Negra - not really recommended
Replies: 9
Views: 2573

Re: Playa Punta Negra - not really recommended

In Spain they at least sieve the sand from time to time on main beaches. In Peru all the dirt is left over for ever :evil:
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Returning with an Expired CE
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: Returning with an Expired CE

they will let you pay fines...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A mortgage loan in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

Re: A mortgage loan in Peru

Unlikely... the banks want you to have local income, so they can grab the money from your local bank account in case you fail to pay. You should also take into account that mortgage rates in Peru are 3-4x higher than in civilized world, in other words it is a rip off! I would rather try to get a pri...
by mrsteak
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Playa Punta Negra - not really recommended
Replies: 9
Views: 2573

Re: Playa Punta Negra - not really recommended

I think everything down to Asia is just diluted poop... poop stays poop no matter how much you dilute it :cry:
by mrsteak
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Playa Punta Negra - not really recommended
Replies: 9
Views: 2573

Re: Playa Punta Negra - not really recommended

Alan wrote:Sorry... I meant to say "Pulpos". Wicked waves, though, and there is no food available at beach level.


Pulpos is flooded with E.Coli (poop) according to Peruvian TV...
by mrsteak
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Surviving in Peru
Replies: 15
Views: 3353

Re: Surviving in Peru

I wonder what happened to that guy from Belgium, who wanted to move to Lima and live in Villa Maria with his GF? Did he come already and is he still alive? :mrgreen:
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Playa Punta Negra - not really recommended
Replies: 9
Views: 2573

Re: Playa Punta Negra - not really recommended

We were actually between Punta Negra and Punta Rocas - same thing Alan.
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Binoculars
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Binoculars

My opinion: if you want good binoculars get one from astronomy shops. Get a brand like Skywatcher, Celestron, Meade and so on, you will not be disappointed.
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Playa Punta Negra - not really recommended
Replies: 9
Views: 2573

Playa Punta Negra - not really recommended

Our daily trip today was to Punta Negra. There is a large beach over there, some restaurants and even hostels. However what I noticed compared to previous year they have raised the prices nearly by 50% for food - it is quite insane. Chicharon de pescado s/45, it was s/30 last year! The water was als...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Binoculars
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Binoculars

toughrider wrote:There's a gunshop at Jockey Plaza and they sell special binoculars.


you mean Armaq... they are also in San Isidro (main office).
by mrsteak
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AYACUCHO
Replies: 19
Views: 1546

Re: AYACUCHO

1. Cooler weather with very minimal humidity year-round. 2. Real estate is substantially cheaper with many green areas (vs. so much desert in Lima). 3. Traffic congestion is at a minimum even in the city areas. 4. FRESH AIR: MINIMAL FUMES/SMELLS FROM TRAFFIC. No dengue there? Yellow fever? and all ...
by mrsteak
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AYACUCHO
Replies: 19
Views: 1546

Re: AYACUCHO

Is it any nice to live there?

Maybe you could share your motivation for going to Ayacucho?!
by mrsteak
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Surco is full of cockroaches :evil:
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: Surco is full of cockroaches :evil:

I have an idea.... I could cook the cockroaches and then blend them with french cheese and avocado, should give nice dip sauce for tequenos :mrgreen:

Do you think you would taste cockroaches in tequenos sauce?
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2411

Re: Vote for Peru

Here in Europe, I don't have to worry if I am out of work or if I am too sick to work. The government pays welfare benefits, free housing and free healthcare if I need it. I am guaranteed a good pension as well. Public transport is very good as well. Not sure what country you talk about but e.g. in...
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

Re: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?

They will all be stolen on day one and broken up for scrap metal. I have seen people removing the gearstick and even the steering wheel to avoid it getting stolen overnight. And then they still find their car back without wheels on bricks. That's not so bad! In certain parts of the world they would...
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: tax
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: tax

My observation is that everywhere in the world you need certain minimum taxes for any money to ever go into any public services. So first they serve themselves and what is left eventually goes into anything for the public. Expect Peru to be at the border line where all taxes are basically eaten up b...
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Prepper group in Quillabamba
Replies: 14
Views: 3596

Re: Prepper group in Quillabamba

I wonder whether the thread starter is still alive over there in the Amazon.... or maybe he got "prepped" (or peppered?) ?!
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Are you a CONSPIRACY THEORIST in Cusco? (shock!)
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: Are you a CONSPIRACY THEORIST in Cusco? (shock!)

If you want to know the truth you should watch this movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wj3xn-8y0Q

it tells you everything you need.
by mrsteak
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Surco is full of cockroaches :evil:
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: Surco is full of cockroaches :evil:

toughrider wrote:And never step on them. Their eggs will get stuck on the bottom of your shoes and you spread them all over your home.


I fight them with a flame thrower
by mrsteak
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2411

Re: Vote for Peru

Wow!! More than half the people say Peru is better or the same as their home country?? Sure Peru is a nice place, I would love to hear what country and or countries are worse than Peru. Certainly can not be the food or housing or simply driving around. Mystery. Anyway the question was if they are d...
by mrsteak
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru isn't a cheap country.
Replies: 17
Views: 2286

Re: Peru isn't a cheap country.

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Forget shaving cream and shaving.
Shaving is for girly men.
Man up and grow a beard.
If you must shave, use an electric razor.


I use a machete to shave myself but anyway it needs something to glide. Electric razors are for pus**** :mrgreen:
by mrsteak
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the washing line
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: the washing line

toughrider wrote:Do you hang your washing outside to dry in Lima?


If you do that your clothes will get a sort of "lavado a seco" - dry cleaning LOL
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Surco is full of cockroaches :evil:
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Surco is full of cockroaches :evil:

Brrrr.... just right now killed one in my home!!! :x :x :x They are here in quantities since 3 weeks or so. And we live in the "exclusive zone of Lima" LOL.... it wasn't like that last year! Cockroaches outbreak?! :evil: :evil: :evil: The authorities should really fumigate this freaking ci...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: dual citizenship? american mother, peruvian father.
Replies: 15
Views: 8406

Re: dual citizenship? american mother, peruvian father.

You do not need to obtain Peruvian citizenship as you have it by birth. You need to register your US birth certificate with RENIEC, they will do the further. Do not forget the apostille and if it is in English language you should translate the the certificate (after the apostille!) into Spanish and ...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Electricians in Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Electricians in Lima

One more thing: do you know where the majority of electricity installation material in Peru come from? It comes from Costa Rica yeah. If I had property here I would not accept that it is cabled with material from CR (I'm classist, sexist and racist as Alan remarked, this time with respect to install...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Electricians in Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Electricians in Lima

an RCD in his home/flat. . RCD is obligatory in any house of building. We have at least one, but could have 2 or more forget it. Even if there is an RCD they will be a 500mA, maybe a 300mA one - if ever. It is meant as "fire protection" but it will not protect any humans. Believe me. I'm ...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Electricians in Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Electricians in Lima

We had a terrible experience once with an electrician who made canals in our ceiling and embedded wire without any tubing. We found out later. It's one of those industries that still has way too much informality, so ask for recommendations. Over time though, we found a reliable guy who works really...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Electricians in Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 803

Re: Electricians in Lima

Are you sure you take that picture ? It looks like an stock photo got from Internet yeah I took it. And the ceiling was full of these "junctions" (aka hidden fire triggers). Ask anyone here if he has e.g. an RCD in his home/flat. It is for me obligatory if you have kids. So far I did not ...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru isn't a cheap country.
Replies: 17
Views: 2286

Re: Peru isn't a cheap country.

I wonder how shaving foam of same size can cost 1.59€ in any European ALDI... :shock: Yesterday, I crossed the border into Germany to do my shopping. I bought a bottle of shaving foam for 0.79 at Müller in Waldshut Tiengen. possible - for a 100ml bottle :mrgreen: I was getting these mini shaving bo...
by mrsteak
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2411

Re: Vote for Peru

But wants to go through all that hassle to get a job working 6 days a week, 12 hours a day for a lousy wage. You are better off on welfare in your home country. yeah that's really true. With 3 kids and wife not working you are really better somewhere in the EU than on this continent. But anyway man...

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