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by toughrider
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Great Chifas in Lima
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: Great Chifas in Lima

One of my favourites is Chifa Costasur. Located at Jiron Chamaya in San Miguel. (behind Plaza San Miguel) The service isn't that good but the food is excellent. I think that they pay their staff low wages thus causing demotivated staff and a hugh staff turnover. Every time I go there, they have othe...
by toughrider
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: salary of the president of Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Re: salary of the president of Peru

that's what the people ruling this country (so called elites) want! 1% rich and 99% in poverty yeah. Cheap labor force to be exploited and make the rich even richer - and you cannot escape that when you are poor as you must work to eat! Cheap stuff for the upper class. Cheap restaurants, cheap taxi...
by toughrider
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 18414

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

I'm pro "importing" people from VE to (northern) EU & Switzerland. They would be a far better support to these countries than the waves of people from middle east we have seen in the recent path. Why doesn't the US take in all those Venezuelans? The US is closer and there's room enoug...
by toughrider
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 18414

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

I would like you to prove that Spain can actually receive thousands and thousands of new migrants.. I went to Spain in 2014 to look for a job. I applied for at least 750 jobs. I speak fluent Spanish and a few other languages. I have experience in sales, restaurants, hotels, aviation. I am prepared ...
by toughrider
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kuczynski: worst president ever
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Kuczynski: worst president ever

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-odebrecht-kuczynski/odebrecht-paid-firms-linked-to-perus-kuczynski-4-8-million-document-idUSKBN1E808B He should be jailed for a long time, then stripped of his Peruvian nationality and then deported. All his possessions and money must be confiscated and distri...
by toughrider
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Playa Punta Negra - not really recommended
Replies: 9
Views: 2622

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: Rubbish is everywhere in Peru. Though, there are many cleaners and waste collection. But half an hour later, it's full of rubbish again. And that's not just in Lima but almost ...
by toughrider
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Great Chifas in Lima
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: Great Chifas in Lima

Chifa Capon at the plaza in Magdalena del Mar is very good as well. Downstairs is supermercado Capon. Probably the cheapest and for sure one of the best supermarkets in Lima. The also play very good music in the supermarket. They speak little Spanish but the cashiers' looks are worth a detour. Espec...
by toughrider
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Great Chifas in Lima
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: Great Chifas in Lima

Chifa Capon at the plaza in Magdalena del Mar is very good as well. Downstairs is supermercado Capon. Probably the cheapest and for sure one of the best supermarkets in Lima.
by toughrider
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: S&P Lowers the rating of 5 Peruvian Banks
Replies: 11
Views: 3581

Re: S&P Lowers the rating of 5 Peruvian Banks

You could always just buy a house in cash and just save on the whole interest thing anyway. I'm doing the whole two job routine at the moment. It can easily be made to work to your advantage. Obviously it depends where you live but where I am the housing prices are very cheap and working two jobs c...
by toughrider
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Playa Punta Negra - not really recommended
Replies: 9
Views: 2622

Re: 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 al...
by toughrider
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Surviving in Peru
Replies: 15
Views: 3516

Re: Surviving in Peru

My MIL lives alone in a big ole house in Ica. Just her alone, BUT when my wife and Mr. Gringo (me) go for a visit, suddenly all the relatives come out of the woodwork to stay a few weeks. Can't get any peace and quiet. It's gotta be because Mr Gringo (me) is there. Sometimes I feel like a freak in ...
by toughrider
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: S&P Lowers the rating of 5 Peruvian Banks
Replies: 11
Views: 3581

Re: S&P Lowers the rating of 5 Peruvian Banks

Of course you are to young to remember the pre EU days when there was a socialist government in England ,Led by Harrold Wilson. I was paying 16 % and that was competitive. All part of a growing economy. As you said I was a fool, but that said it gave me an investment which has cemented my life (Wit...
by toughrider
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: salary of the president of Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

salary of the president of Peru

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-peru-politics/perus-wealthy-president-mocked-for-complaining-about-salary-idUSKCN12L2JO My gf showed me the above article. She recently started working as a flight attendant for an airline here in Switzerland and makes more money than that. Still she thinks that th...
by toughrider
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Surviving in Peru
Replies: 15
Views: 3516

Re: Surviving in Peru

SilverbackPeru wrote:I work 53 hours a week just doing fast food delivery and yet makes me about $3'500 a month which is S/.11'000.


It's not a lot of money in London. And you risk getting attacked by moped gangs who are after your moped and money.
by toughrider
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AYACUCHO
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: AYACUCHO

Thanks for the info on Tarapoto. Maybe we will take a few days & explore as my wife has friends there. Is the area you mention cooler all year round? We appreciate all the comments. Tarapoto has the same weather all year round. December and January generally is warmer as there's less rain. But ...
by toughrider
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AYACUCHO
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: AYACUCHO

My wife has friends in Tarapoto; it is a beautiful city but gets very hot at times.t I die in the heat & humidity of Lima, that's why we seek a cooler area. I have no info on Pucallpa; anyone wish to share some comments? Thanks to all... La Banda de Shilcayo and Morales can be hot but if you li...
by toughrider
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Binoculars
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Binoculars

We are looking for binoculars; especially for use at dawn & dusk. We will use for patrolling a park where cats & dogs are routinely abused by a few "idiots". Help us help these innocent victims of animal abuse. Thanks. Personal email - [email protected].com There's a gunshop a...
by toughrider
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: S&P Lowers the rating of 5 Peruvian Banks
Replies: 11
Views: 3581

Re: S&P Lowers the rating of 5 Peruvian Banks

They just happily get their loans at 12% and work hard to pay these mortgages. It will be here more painful than in other countries. 12%. In Europe, you be called a fool in you pay more than 2% interest on your mortgage. Must be a lot of fools in Europe. Including Begium: https://www.statista.com/s...
by toughrider
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Great Chifas in Lima
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: Great Chifas in Lima

Chifa Canton in Tarapoto is very good too.

Next month, I am travelling to Shanghai. I am wondering how the Chifa's will be over there.
by toughrider
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: S&P Lowers the rating of 5 Peruvian Banks
Replies: 11
Views: 3581

Re: S&P Lowers the rating of 5 Peruvian Banks

mrsteak wrote:They just happily get their loans at 12% and work hard to pay these mortgages. It will be here more painful than in other countries.


12%. In Europe, you be called a fool in you pay more than 2% interest on your mortgage.
by toughrider
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AYACUCHO
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: AYACUCHO

If you want peace and quiet, you could do worse... if you want something close to city life, you'd do better in Chiclayo, Arequipa or Trujillo. I'd never live there myself, but kudos for you for considering it. Arequipa is a nice city. Beautiful restored Spanish style buildings but the traffic is h...
by toughrider
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: fumones
Replies: 1
Views: 819

fumones

I was used to live at Avenida La Paz in San Miguel. Their were loads of fumones in the neighbourhood (better called ''in da Hood''). They loitered around Avenida La Paz during the day, trying to steal whatever they could and beg. After dark and after getting their stuff at the Cajenones at Avenida L...
by toughrider
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: tax
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: tax

Where does the money go? Education, policing, military, roads and infraestructure, healthcare, social programs, and to fund the administration. The links sent give a more detailed picture. Education? People even have to pay to go to university. Social programs? Are that the Champagne and Caviar fue...
by toughrider
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2623

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 toughrider
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Surco is full of cockroaches :evil:
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

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? Mr Steak, you should open a restaurant in Vietnam. You will quickly get awarded with 3 Mi...
by toughrider
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Surco is full of cockroaches :evil:
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: Surco is full of cockroaches :evil:

We have them coming in from our garden. Fumigation twice a year keeps them at bay, but you will still get the odd one. Never kill or damage a cockroach in your home. They will release spores and in no time you will have an infestation of the little blighters. And never step on them. Their eggs will...
by toughrider
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

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.
by toughrider
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Surviving in Peru
Replies: 15
Views: 3516

Re: Surviving in Peru

I know that won't sound nice to a Peruvian reading this, and it honestly isn't aimed at all Peruvians as Peruvians can be the nicest people you will ever meet but the sad fact is there is a lot of people in Peru that are willing to just f**k you over unfortunately. I think Peruvians will be agree. ...
by toughrider
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: tax
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

tax

What does the Peruvian government do with all the money it's receives from tax? Peruvians pay a lot of tax. Income tax, tax on purchases,... Many roads are privately owned, airports are privately owned, the public transport system is privately run, people have to pay to go to school and they even ha...
by toughrider
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2623

Re: Vote for Peru

There are a lot of people complaining about their life in Peru. Why don't they just leave? I enjoyed the 6 years I was living in Peru but after 6 years, I have seen it all and wanted to explore and live in another country. I will visit Peru again as a tourist for a week or two but I am no longer int...
by toughrider
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Surco is full of cockroaches :evil:
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: Surco is full of cockroaches :evil:

In November, I was in Da Nang in Vietnam.

Over there, cockroaches are a delicatesse.

They roast them and put them on skewers. They sold well.
by toughrider
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Electricians in Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 861

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 toughrider
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the washing line
Replies: 2
Views: 698

the washing line

Do you hang your washing outside to dry in Lima?

I was used to live at a busy road in San Miguel.
Twice a week, cleaned my balcony. I collected almost half a bucket of black smog.
I couldn't imagine hanging my clothes out to dry.
by toughrider
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru isn't a cheap country.
Replies: 17
Views: 2486

Re: Peru isn't a cheap country.

mrsteak wrote: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.
by toughrider
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2623

Re: Vote for Peru

The disadvantage was that as a foreigner, you aren't allowed to work in Peru so it gets bored after a time. That's the main reason why I left. you are allowed - if you get the proper paperwork :D But wants to go through all that hassle to get a job working 6 days a week, 12 hours a day for a lousy ...
by toughrider
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The real life
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: The real life

mrsteak wrote:
toughrider wrote:Beer, tattoos and motorbikes...that's the real life.


and no girls? At least a trio is a must... unless u are gay :P


Bikers always get swarmed by groups of hot girls.

Hot girls and cold beer is the bikers diet.
by toughrider
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Lovely Guest House in Lima
Replies: 6
Views: 2240

Re: Lovely Guest House in Lima

It looks very nice.

How much is the rent for a week?
by toughrider
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vote for Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 2623

Re: Vote for Peru

I lived in 8 different countries. It's hard to say which one is the best as every country is different. Some things are better in some countries but then there are other benefits. I wasn't working in Peru but I could afford to buy my home cash, had my own motorbike and bought food at the mercado so ...
by toughrider
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where Can I Find a Good Pizza with Lots of Tomato Sauce?
Replies: 7
Views: 2465

Re: Where Can I Find a Good Pizza with Lots of Tomato Sauce?

mrsteak wrote:
toughrider wrote:The azafatas are young and very good looking.


so then you maybe should think it twice before going there with your wife....


My wife doesn't like pizzas so I pop in alone while she's at the nailbar.
by toughrider
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 9....99
Replies: 1
Views: 605

9....99

Anyone driving a motorbike in Peru?

What make of bike do you drive and what are your experiences?
by toughrider
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expats with small children
Replies: 23
Views: 2055

Re: Expats with small children

Move to Tarapoto.

It's one of the few places where kids can safely play outside without the risks of getting abducted or get hooked to drugs.

It's also a very affordable city to live. Nice weather all year round and the people are the friendliest in Peru.
by toughrider
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Electricians in Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Electricians in Lima

I am also wondering why there aren't more housefires due to short circuits in Peru.
by toughrider
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The real life
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: The real life

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:You got that right.
And the bikes need to be choppers not some old Kawasaki Ninja.


Anyone who has greasy hair, a bike over 125CC and loads of flies between his teeth, qualifies in Peru to be a 1%' er.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EExahMsBoWM
by toughrider
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where Can I Find a Good Pizza with Lots of Tomato Sauce?
Replies: 7
Views: 2465

Re: Where Can I Find a Good Pizza with Lots of Tomato Sauce?

Pizzeria Zarella Jiron Cuczo 471 Magdalena Del Mar It's like a monument. It has been there for ages and is always busy any day of the week. They are open till late. Prices are democratic. In the winter, I advice to wear a big coat or drink a few 7Raices before you enter because the doors and windows...
by toughrider
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The real life
Replies: 4
Views: 816

The real life

Beer, tattoos and motorbikes...that's the real life.
by toughrider
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: prices
Replies: 86
Views: 7114

Re: prices

I believe victims of crimes will not share your view of 6 month penalty being the max applicable penalty. And I'm sure you will change this view once you were victim of any serious crime - unless maybe you are a criminal itself :? Jailing someone for a long time, won't benefit the victims of a crim...
by toughrider
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: prices
Replies: 86
Views: 7114

Re: prices

even if you are Peruvian you missed lot of developments in Lima, apparently. I would never consider moving out of US if I lived there now. Housing is really cheap. If you are too poor to live in a big US city just scale down and move to the country side. The time you can live well on SS cheque in P...
by toughrider
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Housing Prices
Replies: 32
Views: 4008

Re: Housing Prices

Smart people don't buy in Peru. They squat and get the land or house they squatted allocated to them. Or they rent a place. Pay a months deposit and a months rent in advance and after that they no longer pay. As it easily will take at least 2 years to evict them, they can live rent free. After getti...
by toughrider
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 9227

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

SilverbackPeru wrote:I have to admit I'm not a fan of Last Menu restaurants. Definitely over priced for what you get even if you are only paying 6 soles.


The Chinas offer best value for money.
by toughrider
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: SELL a US car in Peru to a foreigner
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Re: SELL a US car in Peru to a foreigner

Those cars use to much gas and road tax will be too high.

You neither will get a lot of money for a 19 year old banger.
The easiest way to get rid of it is too bring it too someone who buys scrap metal.
They buy metal per kg.

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