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by billybob72
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lockdown and walking my dog.
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Lockdown and walking my dog.

It has just been on the news (TVPeru) just now that you can take your dogs/pets for a walk as long as you're near your house.
by billybob72
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to move to Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 385

Re: How to move to Peru?

Good to know for the OP or anyone else who wants to learn Spanish in Peru. :D I wonder if that is the 'trick' the OP was looking for to 'trick' immigration? Who knows? It is an option if they have a few quid and want to stay longer, if not - it might help someone else who wants to stay on and learn...
by billybob72
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to move to Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 385

Re: How to move to Peru?

Good to know for the OP or anyone else who wants to learn Spanish in Peru. :D I wonder if that is the 'trick' the OP was looking for to 'trick' immigration? Who knows? It is an option if they have a few quid and want to stay longer, if not - it might help someone else who wants to stay on and learn...
by billybob72
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to move to Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 385

Re: How to move to Peru?

Hi. There is a student visa available in Peru for students who would like to study for more than 6 months. Any less, you can study with a tourist visa. Whether or not the credits taken here are transferable to institutions abroad depends on the criteria of the institution at hand, and the willingne...
by billybob72
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to move to Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 385

Re: How to move to Peru?

Key word 'probably'. Of course a Catholic college of such prestige will have transferable credits. Nice cherry picking. The OP seems to be looking for a way to scam immigration. Unlike many colleges in Peru, the college, you reference, requires, Advanced Spanish Language Skills (ideally through the...
by billybob72
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to move to Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 385

Re: How to move to Peru?

Key word 'probably'. Of course a Catholic college of such prestige will have transferable credits. Nice cherry picking. The OP seems to be looking for a way to scam immigration. Unlike many colleges in Peru, the college, you reference, requires, Advanced Spanish Language Skills (ideally through the...
by billybob72
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to move to Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 385

Re: How to move to Peru?

it would be probably the best value for money for anything anywhere. :D Except if you are looking for any of those class credits transferable to a first word country, probably ain't going to happen. It looks like you're wrong. https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/global-education/study-abroad/studyabro...
by billybob72
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to move to Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 385

Re: How to move to Peru?

Are those fees the same for folks with tourist visas as they are for citizens? Can a tourist even enroll? According to my understanding of it, there is no such thing as a 'student visa' as such - for the purposes of studying in Peru - you enter on a tourist visa, enrol and then take your enrolment ...
by billybob72
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to move to Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 385

Re: How to move to Peru?

Just checked the email they sent me regarding fees, not even a thousand dollars a semester - the prices ( 2018, make sure you are sat comfortably...) Two hours a day - Monday to Friday - a whopping 380 soles a month. Two hours a day for two months - 660 soles. That's an absolute steal, I am sure pri...
by billybob72
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to move to Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 385

Re: How to move to Peru?

What you could do is enrol at PUCP's Spanish for foreigners course, not all that expensive and take your enrolment papers to immigration and you should get an extension. Apparently, you are meant to enter on a tourist visa to study in Peru and set it all up in country. So try that (or one of the ot...
by billybob72
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Trujillo in this day and age - safety...
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Trujillo in this day and age - safety...

Cheers folks!
by billybob72
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to move to Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 385

Re: How to move to Peru?

What you could do is enrol at PUCP's Spanish for foreigners course, not all that expensive and take your enrolment papers to immigration and you should get an extension. Apparently, you are meant to enter on a tourist visa to study in Peru and set it all up in country. So try that (or one of the oth...
by billybob72
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sao Paulo fans compare Juliaca to Kabul...
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Sao Paulo fans compare Juliaca to Kabul...

https://larepublica.pe/deportes/2020/03/06/binacional-vs-sao-paulo-hinchas-brasilenos-compararon-a-juliaca-con-afganistan/ Well, they compared it to the whole of Afghanistan but I doubt the thick bastards knew the name of the capital :roll: I know if I had to pick to be stranded in Juliaca, Sao Paul...
by billybob72
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Trujillo in this day and age - safety...
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Trujillo in this day and age - safety...

So I have read the forum regarding safety and Trujillo and it seems that it was once rather dangerous and had a problem with crime but now it has improved. I read a lot of posts by the wonderful poster 'KenBE' who had a lot of great information about Trujillo but it seems things have changed accordi...
by billybob72
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mollendo and Ilo
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Mollendo and Ilo

I was in Mollendo last year and I really liked it. Small but really quaint and safe! Lots of good eating options for a town that size, lovely big beach and nice people! Can't fault it but it didn't seem to have too many real estate options around there. So, though I didn't make it to Ilo, it's furth...
by billybob72
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Apartments in Lima
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: New Apartments in Lima

I am not saying it can't happen, but I have never, ever heard of a case of an apartment financing the buyer. They partner with banks, and banks are strict about lending and will not consider out-of-country income (somebody please correct me if I am wrong). Search the forum using "mortgage"...
by billybob72
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Apartments in Lima
Replies: 2
Views: 111

New Apartments in Lima

Probably a stupid question - please forgive me if it is. So, when looking for new apartments in Lima and when of course, looking around these new builds on the ground. There is always a little office nearby - does the company selling the apartments help you get a mortgage with a bank or can you go i...
by billybob72
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru became the Leader in World Exporter of BlueBerries during 2019 !
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Peru became the Leader in World Exporter of BlueBerries during 2019 !

That's right - if I want blueberries here in China - they're usually Peruvian blueberries (which I always buy - to support the economy!) sometimes they're Chilean though.

Avacados and red grapes are usually Peruvian over here also - the FTA with China is working out fine for Peru. :D
by billybob72
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Metro - lineas 5 y 6
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Lima Metro - lineas 5 y 6

windsportinperu wrote:The Governmental Organization in charge of administrating the Subway and all the Lines 1 to 6 is AATE

AFAIK, 5 and 6 are in the planning stages , but could use this link for future reference

https://www.aate.gob.pe/puente-informativo-mtc/


Cheers!
by billybob72
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Nueva Lima
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Nueva Lima

That's really interesting. 120 km from Lima is a bit of a drive though, especially given the congestion entering Lima. That said, a bit of decentralization will be good, and maybe 120 won't seem so far as Lima continues to expand to the south. Lot's of new industrial parks are going in. You need to...
by billybob72
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Metro - lineas 5 y 6
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Lima Metro - lineas 5 y 6

windsportinperu wrote:Hello, The names of the Metro Lines are the same as their numbers


I asked for the names of the stations on lines 5 and 6. Thanks in advance if you know and are kind enough to share. :D
by billybob72
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Metro - lineas 5 y 6
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Lima Metro - lineas 5 y 6

Does anyone know the stations on the pink line (line 5) and the purple line (line 6) or have they yet to be named? https://www.tunneltalk.com/images/article-0032/line-Lima-metro-6.jpg It looks like line 6 is going to be the Miraflores to Chorillos line which will be fantastic and line 5 will have st...
by billybob72
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Nueva Lima
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Nueva Lima

https://nuevalima.com/ This metropolis that is meant to take the burden of housing prices and traffic/pollution from the already overcongested Lima is being built near the beaches of Asia. I have read from other sources however that it is a bit of a swizz, it would be nice to see more cities spout u...
by billybob72
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !

It's good news that the airport if going through a major expansion as it seems there will be more new routes coming in and out of Peru in the future - at this moment in time, we're pretty limited to direct flights from Europe - I think we have a choice of Air France, KLM and Iberia and there are no ...
by billybob72
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !

I am not as familiar with JC as I am with other airports but last time I was there (not long ago...) and the food court had their prices in dollars and not soles and it wasn't bloody cheap! A bottle of Inca Kola and a packet of crisps was nearly 10 dollars! Now Bogota Airport was far more affordable...
by billybob72
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru, the Country with the Best Reputation in Latin America !
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Peru, the Country with the Best Reputation in Latin America !

Wouldn't be hard for a lot of Brits - their knowledge of South America can be best described as hazy and ill informed... Peru - Paddington Bear! And who doesn't love Paddington Bear! Brazil - samba, Pele, fit birds etc... Colombia - Coke, Pablo Escobar and shoot outs... Mexico - shoot outs, Trump w...
by billybob72
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Need 3xl mens clothes
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Need 3xl mens clothes

It calls for a trip to Gamarra, take a local who knows the area...

https://www.gamarra.com.pe/
by billybob72
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru, the Country with the Best Reputation in Latin America !
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Peru, the Country with the Best Reputation in Latin America !

Wouldn't be hard for a lot of Brits - their knowledge of South America can be best described as hazy and ill informed... Peru - Paddington Bear! And who doesn't love Paddington Bear! Brazil - samba, Pele, fit birds etc... Colombia - Coke, Pablo Escobar and shoot outs... Mexico - shoot outs, Trump wa...
by billybob72
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: TO EACH ,HIS OWN
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: TO EACH ,HIS OWN

Saw a lot more of that in Colombia - you would see some little lady - eight stone soaking wet - with an arse the size of a back of a tractor.

Pretty sure most of these backsides were 'surgically enhanced' not for me personally... but tastes differ I suppose... :?
by billybob72
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tacna
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Tacna

Thanks for opening this thread. Interesting! What I remember about my visit there was the heat! I can't remember the month, but the experience is burned (haha) into my memory. It's a very arid zone with lot's of commerce and clinics and such, though. They have recently made some legal changes that ...
by billybob72
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tacna
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Tacna

Hello, Tacna has made a lot of improvement the last 20 years ago. Even though I have not visited the City a long time ago, it is well known that thousands and thousands of Chileans visit the City because of the Cheap and Good Quality Food and Medical Services . Some of them are living there with th...
by billybob72
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tacna
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Tacna

What do you think of it down there? Is this a place where expats could settle? Prices of property must be more reasonable than Lima! :shock:

I have scoured the forums for information and there seems to be very little information about the place, or online to be honest.
by billybob72
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Radio Oxigeno!
Replies: 0
Views: 207

Radio Oxigeno!

Who's a fan of the station that plays 80's and 90's hits 24 hours a day? I love this station though they have just had an annoying loop where they played Toni Basil's 'Mickey' four times an hour for the past three hours! :evil:
by billybob72
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Magdalena Del Mar
Replies: 25
Views: 4967

Re: Magdalena Del Mar

I work in an office in Magdalena and my family are members at the Cricket Club. That area surrounding the Club is nice and I would say pretty darn safe. I lived in San Borja and San Isidro and people got robbed there just the same so I would not worry about that in this area of Magdalena. I am sure...
by billybob72
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A mess in San Miguel...
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: A mess in San Miguel...

Had the usual look at house prices in Lima again on adondevivir the other day. I check the prices out every now and again and I still don't understand how the housing prices are so high or how they can justify the prices. The market really is insane. That crash has to come soon like it did in Spain...
by billybob72
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost for Party in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Cost for Party in Lima

Where in Lima - a wedding/engagement party will cost a bit more than it would in Ate.
by billybob72
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A mess in San Miguel...
Replies: 4
Views: 467

A mess in San Miguel...

by billybob72
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Government/Private Pensions in Peru
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Government/Private Pensions in Peru

I have read there are various private and a public contributory pension that exist in Peru. And there has been a law where every Peruvian gets a minimum of 500 soles every month - is this contributory, and if anyone can help - what is the best private pension and how much would one pay a month? Chee...
by billybob72
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: University Jobs...
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: University Jobs...

woodchuck wrote:Good info Alan.
Keep up the great work!

Indeed! An invaluable source on this forums!
by billybob72
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: University Jobs...
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: University Jobs...

These universities all have HR departments. First thing would be to send a resume and follow up with a phone call. Consider the location of the University, vis-a-vis where you will live. Note that universities, La Catolica and El Pacifico come to mind, have a separate entity that handles their Engl...
by billybob72
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mortgages and earning from abroad...
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Mortgages and earning from abroad...

so though I would rather wait for the house price bubble to go 'pop' it might just not You definitely don't want to overpay then have something of little value in a few years. It is difficult to gauge when it might pop and when a bottom is reached. Remember what Confucius say, "He who pick bot...
by billybob72
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mortgages and earning from abroad...
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Mortgages and earning from abroad...

I am a dual national Peruvian with a DNI (or soon to be issued with a card... :D )but I earn my money in China - is it possible to get a mortgage with a Peruvian bank if I make my money abroad? I will be able to invest 40000 dollars or so into a nice little pad in Magdalena or San Miguel so though ...
by billybob72
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mortgages and earning from abroad...
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Mortgages and earning from abroad...

I am a dual national Peruvian with a DNI (or soon to be issued with a card... :D )but I earn my money in China - is it possible to get a mortgage with a Peruvian bank if I make my money abroad? I will be able to invest 40000 dollars or so into a nice little pad in Magdalena or San Miguel so though I...
by billybob72
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"

I enjoy Lima a great deal. I lived in Buenos Aires a few years ago (I heard it has gone downhill since then...) and though I liked my life there, Lima is a far nicer city. The only thing it lacks over Buenos Aires is the metro/subte which went everywhere in the city, I know Lima has one line but whe...
by billybob72
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: University Jobs...
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

University Jobs...

I live and work in China teaching English. I am about to get my Peruvian DNI - what is the best way to approach universities here in Lima? There are a lot of universities in the city but is it about going to the language departments of the university and handing out CV's or does an actual vacancy ha...
by billybob72
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...
Replies: 16
Views: 1682

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

Alan - I agree, however I am trying to be open with it all. I dont want to offend anyone and want to get along w/ her family. To be honest, I am more than her boyfriend, I am her fiance...soon to be husband...so, there's that... :D Formidable 1 - OMG, I totally understand where you are coming from....
by billybob72
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..
Replies: 46
Views: 8865

Re: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..

I don't think Peruvians are particulary rude, apart from when they're scamming you of course in shops and catching taxi's - that's the height of rudeness :lol: Venezuelans are bearing the brunt these days of a lot of misfortunes of the city (here in Lima at least...) - hearing a chamo/a accent might...
by billybob72
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...
Replies: 16
Views: 1682

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

You need to go to Peru and spend quality time not just around her and her family but also her culture and her surroundings, because sooner or later you'll be there whether you want to be or you don't. You have no need to rush into marriage, you have just come out of one marriage as little as two yea...
by billybob72
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Magdalena Del Mar
Replies: 25
Views: 4967

Re: Magdalena Del Mar

Welcome to our forum! Like most of Lima's traditional barrios, Magdalena is in transition. Old family homes built in the 30's 40's and 50's are being razed to make way for 7 to 10 story apartment buildings. It's subjective of course, but I think it's a nice area with areas that maintain a real neig...
by billybob72
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Favorite Paneton
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: Favorite Paneton

D'Onofrio - if you can't fork out a bit extra for a classic brand then why bother?

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