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by euroman
Wed May 25, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making top money and be your own boss
Replies: 37
Views: 14115

Re: making top money and be your own boss

I wrote teaching your native language 5 hours a week, not per day. 5 hours a week should be pretty easy to do and that is very far from being a slave to someone and you make more at that than working all night. Not sure I understand your point about it. Again, if it was a lucrative business, ie top...
by euroman
Wed May 25, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No More Cell Phones for Tourists & Informals
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: No More Cell Phones for Tourists & Informals

Well, euroman, your presumption sort of does not fit the reality. OSIPTEL now requires a second process for activiating your phone that requires a verified carnet or dni, so ignoring the rule will give you a phone that does not function. There also another way of communicating? http://www.cartoonst...
by euroman
Wed May 25, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking for 2 single mattresses
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Looking for 2 single mattresses

There is no such thing as free transportation to or from anywhere, in the same way there is no such thing as a free carrier bag from a supermarket. Somewhere along the line you will be paying through the nose for it. As Kelly said, if you are offered "free transportation" you've payed too...
by euroman
Wed May 25, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making top money and be your own boss
Replies: 37
Views: 14115

Re: making top money and be your own boss

I'm quite aware with regards to how informal businesses work. These same people who work at night and now make a couple hundred soles per month (a lot different from 100 soles per day). That's very little for a foreigner that could teach their native language for $5-$10 an hour. I don't know what y...
by euroman
Wed May 25, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Craft beers in Lima??
Replies: 25
Views: 10142

Re: Craft beers in Lima??

The Vivanda on Libertadores in San Isidro (and possibly other Vivandas too) has started selling some of the imported beers that Chez Phillipe sells. They don't have them in the beer section but rather on the tables of imported foods that are near the cheese and ham counter. They are about half the ...
by euroman
Wed May 25, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No More Cell Phones for Tourists & Informals
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: No More Cell Phones for Tourists & Informals

There is a new rule from Osiptel that says you can no longer get a pre-paid cell phone with a passport, you must now present a carnet or DNI. I am not sure why the rules have been presented, just saw the notice at 3 different cell phone stores tonight. Pfff, there are a lot of notices of whatever a...
by euroman
Wed May 25, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Trouble / Need Info
Replies: 44
Views: 5699

Re: Immigration Trouble / Need Info

They said there would be problems for everyone if I wasn't gone when they returned. And they did return a week later with a Peruvian that had had a problem with my friends leading the posse ! I was history and the boys in blue were totally pissed at our "X-amigo"..... :roll: What I think ...
by euroman
Wed May 25, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making top money and be your own boss
Replies: 37
Views: 14115

Re: making top money and be your own boss

, business "license" I'm trying to get the full picture. Check it out for yourself. Walk around town and ask those streetsellers if they have a licence and how much they pay for SUNAT. Don't make it complicated, doing a business is much easier than you think. Just buy a cart, buy cheap st...
by euroman
Wed May 25, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Trouble / Need Info
Replies: 44
Views: 5699

Re: Immigration Trouble / Need Info

Police would take all your information, it's ok, it's their job. But what problems could there be if you didn't leave? Would they buy you a ticket to California? :lol: Seriously, they could do nothing. They can't even keep criminals behind bars. In my understanding, police really can't lay any char...
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making top money and be your own boss
Replies: 37
Views: 14115

Re: making top money and be your own boss

Profit or sales? 100 soles profit can be made a day. But it depends of yourself. If you sell bad food and treat your customers bad then you will be making a lot less. You can buy a second hand cart for 250 soles, buy stock and start selling. It's not a glamourous business and you won't become a mil...
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Trouble / Need Info
Replies: 44
Views: 5699

Re: Immigration Trouble / Need Info

Is this the type of help people want? I am sure there are many other tricks you can show them. Adrian, in this particular case, someone betrayed him be someone who has something against him. That guy probably paid police money to give him and his friends some problems. I am advising people to borde...
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making top money and be your own boss
Replies: 37
Views: 14115

Re: making top money and be your own boss

Kelly wrote:I love that a four paragraph response fails to answer the questions.


Once, you have a good customer base you can easily make 100 A DAY. But you must give good service and keep the quality of your products at the same level.
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: fake STARBUCKS
Replies: 7
Views: 2184

Re: fake STARBUCKS

sbaustin wrote: you can check the bathroom. If you can't eat off the toilet seat, it probably isn't legit. Kidding about the bathroom.


In that case, Chillis at Plaza San Miguel isn't legit.

But TGIFridays surely is legit.
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making top money and be your own boss
Replies: 37
Views: 14115

Re: making top money and be your own boss

100 per night profit or sales? Every night or just weekends pulling in the 100? The distinction matters greatly. You might not make 100 a day from day one. Like any business, you must build up a customer base. Don't be scared of competion. Competition can be good. Just sell a product that's slightl...
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Trouble / Need Info
Replies: 44
Views: 5699

Re: Immigration Trouble / Need Info

If you find yourself in Lima airport, there is no way they would not allow you into the country. According to international rules, this would mean airline has to wear the costs of flying you back. This only happens in USA, I'm pretty much sure it never happened in history of Peru. And if you find y...
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Belgian Chocolates
Replies: 1
Views: 897

Belgian Chocolates

Anyone knows where I can find Belgian chocolates?

I've to some 'places to be seen' like Wong and Vivanda but they don't have them.

http://www.stockfood.co.uk/images-pictu ... 405549.jpg
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Want a dual purpose motorcycle
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Re: Want a dual purpose motorcycle

What make and what price range are you looking at? I can have a look around. There are many people selling bikes around here.
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Becoming Peruvian?
Replies: 18
Views: 3583

Re: Becoming Peruvian?

I heard that if you have the nationality from certain countries that if you get the Peruvian nationality that you can loose your original nationality. Not all countries accept double nationality, so if you are going to have the Peruvian nationality only, it will be tough to travel as Peruvians need ...
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Becoming Peruvian?
Replies: 18
Views: 3583

Re: Becoming Peruvian?

Hey all, I know this is a popular topic, but I have a few questions that I haven't found answers to in the archive. First, I know that after having a CE for 2 years, you can apply to change your status to Migrant. With that, are you able to get a DNI, or is that a completely different tramite? How ...
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: fake STARBUCKS
Replies: 7
Views: 2184

fake STARBUCKS

How can we be sure that the places like Starbucks, McDonalds, Pizza Hut are real and not fake? In Tarapoto there's a hamburgerjoint that uses the McDonalds sign but isn't a real McDonalds. When I am in Lima, I eat often at Chillis (the S./15 special) and at the Mac. They are good but are they real? ...
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Trouble / Need Info
Replies: 44
Views: 5699

Re: Immigration Trouble / Need Info

If he didn't have to pay a fine then it shows that nothing is registered against him. That's an assumption, nothing more, nothing less. He was ordered to leave, so at the airport they checked his passport and whatever the reason may have been he didn't have to pay a fine does not automatically mean...
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how much for a highway bribe?
Replies: 52
Views: 11295

Re: how much for a highway bribe?

How much for a highway bribe? See if they will accept Bush - but this might not work with female cops. I tried it but they only drink best bitter and Guinness plus a chacer of Scotch. Adrian, you could try to bribe them with a cup of coffee from STARBUCKS :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: and a SUBWAY sandwi...
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Craft beers in Lima??
Replies: 25
Views: 10142

Re: Craft beers in Lima??

markr wrote:You will find an excellent selection of beers here http://www.chez-philippe.net in San Isidro but be prepared to take out a bank loan if you want to get even the slightest bit tipsy. I have to say though it's a nice treat from time to time.


Sure it is.

http://www.chez-philippe.net/gl_cerv/
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HSBC Holdings to Pull Out of Chile, Peru, Poland, Sky News
Replies: 6
Views: 1750

Re: HSBC Holdings to Pull Out of Chile, Peru, Poland, Sky News

GianO wrote:That's.....not too good :? I was going to switch my banking needs to them once I move in the summer but if they aren't going to have branches there anymore, I might need to find a new bank.


There's always INTERBANK.
by euroman
Tue May 24, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Trouble / Need Info
Replies: 44
Views: 5699

Re: Immigration Trouble / Need Info

I am not giving him bad advice. I told him that he will not get any problems getting back. He hasn't been charged with anything so he can come back. You advise was bad, because your case does not resemble his. Basically you are assuming the federal police and customs at Jorge Chavez have not made a...
by euroman
Mon May 23, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Humala swears he'll behave
Replies: 24
Views: 4094

Re: Humala swears he'll behave

If informality reigns in the lower social classes, then how can expect good social health care if no-one pays for it? It's a mentality issue that you cannot simply blame on the rich. I guess what's needed is good unions. To stop exploitation. It's one of the biggest problems in Peru. Many people ar...
by euroman
Mon May 23, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coffee Group Weekly
Replies: 276
Views: 57036

Re: a weekly coffee group

What's the address again? I might come too?
by euroman
Mon May 23, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Trouble / Need Info
Replies: 44
Views: 5699

Re: Immigration Trouble / Need Info

I, my friend, went from passport, to Carnet de Extranjería (2x), to citizenship, DNI and passport complying with all the requirements set by the Peruvian government, renewing documents, paying fees and taxes *on time*, without having to overstay one single day or bribing officers to dodge my obliga...
by euroman
Mon May 23, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Looking for room in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Looking for room in Lima

Hey, my name is Markus and I'll be working in Lima for the next six month (->till october). So I am looking for a furnished room (around 200$) in an apartment not too far away from San Isidro. I'd like to share the apartment with spanish speaking people. If you can offer me a room just write me an ...
by euroman
Mon May 23, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making top money and be your own boss
Replies: 37
Views: 14115

Re: making top money and be your own boss

euroman are u thinking to do this vending business on your owN? I been thinking to do this for a long time, just need to find the right location, How much u think you can make doing salchipapas, chiken sanwich, and amburgesas? Good location could be JESUS MARIA, O BREÑA, what u think'?...let me kno...
by euroman
Mon May 23, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Trouble / Need Info
Replies: 44
Views: 5699

Re: Immigration Trouble / Need Info

John, you would´t have any problem at all. Oh, what great advise from Tarapoto. :roll: One day a overzealous officer will knock on your door and your party will be over. I recently got another 183 days so I am legal and in August I go to Brasil or Bolivia. So, from July onwards I will get again 183...
by euroman
Mon May 23, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking for 2 single mattresses
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Looking for 2 single mattresses

You can find them cheaper in El Villa Salvador, buying directly from the factory, but transportation back to Lima would probably eat up most of your cost savings. After you negotiated the price, ask for free transportation. If they say no, then walk off. Sure, they will run behind you and offer fre...
by euroman
Mon May 23, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how much for a highway bribe?
Replies: 52
Views: 11295

Re: how much for a highway bribe?

How much for a highway bribe? See if they will accept Bush - but this might not work with female cops. I tried it but they only drink best bitter and Guinness plus a chacer of Scotch. Adrian, you could try to bribe them with a cup of coffee from STARBUCKS :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: and a SUBWAY sandwi...
by euroman
Mon May 23, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Trouble / Need Info
Replies: 44
Views: 5699

Re: Immigration Trouble / Need Info

John, you would´t have any problem at all. I did a few weeks ago a border hop after overstaying more than 2 years. The immigration officer put my name in the computer but couldn´t find anythings back about me so he had to look at the stamp in my passport. The fee I paid was much lower than I was sup...
by euroman
Mon May 23, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Analysis: Nervous Peruvians delay home buys before election
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: Analysis: Nervous Peruvians delay home buys before election

I heard that house prices would go up after the elections.
by euroman
Sun May 22, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Subway Sandwiches
Replies: 40
Views: 8977

Re: Subway Sandwiches

sbaustin wrote: I'm sure every company in Peru needs the support so go forth and spend your money where you see fit before the world ends (now in 2012 since it didn't end yesterday).


I always thought it was in 2000. Computers would go tilt and the world would have exploded.
by euroman
Sun May 22, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Subway Sandwiches
Replies: 40
Views: 8977

Re: Subway Sandwiches

I'm curious, is the 1 sol coffee you are drinking instant, brewed, or espresso/americano? Also, what kind of beans do they use. On a separate topic: Typically franchisees pay royalties on sales back to the franchisor (ie Subway). It looks like in the case of Subway it is 11.5% which includes 3.5 % ...
by euroman
Sun May 22, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chorillos/Calloa
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Chorillos/Calloa

I figure you could start the first ever coffee meetup in callao that's not at the airport. It's a bit too far from Tarapoto. But I might organise a coffee meet up in Tarapoto. The coffee place owned by La Inmaculada is quite good.(sure Adrian would come too because this place is a place to be seen ...
by euroman
Sun May 22, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: hypothetical: you're hit by a car
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: hypothetical: you're hit by a car

Mike, I would run off. It could be an attempt to kidnap you.

Especially, if the occupants of the car offer you to bring to hospital. :D
by euroman
Sun May 22, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: McDonalds
Replies: 55
Views: 11567

Re: McDonalds

I cannot drink coffee myself but I heard if you want to drink a good cup of coffee, the Mac has the best.
by euroman
Sun May 22, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Subway Sandwiches
Replies: 40
Views: 8977

Re: Subway Sandwiches

Starbucks is not. Plus, their coffee sucks. That's what almost everyone says. You can buy a good. delicious cup of coffee at a local refrigerio for 1 sol. And you get a friendly service and your coffee get served in porcelain cup. Not served lukewarm in a carton cup like in Starbucks. But many grin...
by euroman
Sun May 22, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chorillos/Calloa
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Chorillos/Calloa

I spend a lot of time in Callao. There are a couple areas that are ok and the rest is horrible. Bellavista/ciudad de pescadores and la punta are the two areas and you can find very affordable housing in the former. Luckily for you Callao has both a Starbucks and a subway (sandwiches). I am not look...
by euroman
Sat May 21, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chorillos/Calloa
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Chorillos/Calloa

Anyone living in Chorillos or Callao? How is it, to live in those districts.
by euroman
Sat May 21, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making top money and be your own boss
Replies: 37
Views: 14115

Re: making top money and be your own boss

Going back to the original subject, I think Euroman is a good idea. But not those little carts, here in NY there are large food trucks like this: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3424/3997944104_38646b56cf_z.jpg Imagine parking one of those outside of the Congress or a busy hospital 8) With the capti...
by euroman
Sat May 21, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: SODIMAC, TOPITOP, RIPLEY, MAESTRO PRICES
Replies: 14
Views: 3673

Re: SODIMAC, TOPITOP, RIPLEY, MAESTRO PRICES

Is it a neighborhood thing? For instance in a lower income neighborhood you get one price and in a higher income neighborhood, you pay for something else? It make sense for small stores, but large chain stores like that, I think what you pay in one location should be the same in another considering...
by euroman
Sat May 21, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Subway Sandwiches
Replies: 40
Views: 8977

Re: Subway Sandwiches

Subway, isn't that, that chain of places where you have to stand 1 hour in line whilst the staff their sweat is dripping over the food whilst preparing it. They serve old bread, stick it in the microwave for a minute so the customer thinks it's fresh and then overload it with mayonaise and dress it ...
by euroman
Sat May 21, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Writers Wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 2919

Re: Writers Wanted

Yes! I heartily endorse a collaboration between Soltero de Repente and Euroman (or is it really Euromen? sometimes I wonder given some of the contradictions in the stories). Surely their combined literary output will become the stuff of legends. Or at least be good for a few laughs. Jude, get some ...
by euroman
Sat May 21, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Writers Wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 2919

Re: Writers Wanted

I propose Euroman for membership of the group. As everyone here can attest he tells the best tales. What a fantastic idea. He has the most vivid, colourful and unsubstanciated imagination that I have ever come across, but his writing ability is so poor I am afraid he would not be coherent and there...
by euroman
Fri May 20, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: making top money and be your own boss
Replies: 37
Views: 14115

Re: making top money and be your own boss

I have never in my life lived on benifits from anywhere and do not intend to now. I don't know the situation in your country but entering the UK after two years will require an application for a re-entry visa. You will no longer be classed as an EU member and will not get any benifits from the Brit...

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