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by hoyce
Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Great Studios & 2 Bedrooms Available in Surco
Replies: 0
Views: 386

Great Studios & 2 Bedrooms Available in Surco

Hey Guys, My landlady has just renovated a building in Surco and has some four units for rent Nice urbanization Near parks, malls and markets Very secure area Some have carpet, some are 2 bedroom - they all share a common garden (but no one lives there now). Everything is fairly new. Well lit for Li...
by hoyce
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..
Replies: 46
Views: 7755

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

peruvian culture is rude in general by western standards. that's just the truth, whether you're walking down the sidewalk trying to make room for the other person (who will gladly have you walk in the street before budging an inch) to walk by, or making a transaction just to have someone behind you ...
by hoyce
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: cost of taxi from piura airport to downtown piura?
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

cost of taxi from piura airport to downtown piura?

hey, could anyone tell me the cost of a taxi from piura airport to downtown piura. i don't need an exact number, just a ballpark.
by hoyce
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: they walk like they drive
Replies: 138
Views: 18159

Re: they walk like they drive

you are a gringo here so quit crying, even if you have peruvian friends and you are not present they are going to refer to you as the gringo. at the school where we teach, the teachers will tell the students to go with "the gringos" and when they answer the phone they'll say they can't tal...
by hoyce
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???
Replies: 141
Views: 24660

Re: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???

they should be trusted more. whether your making a deal with a peruvian on rent, a job, or a business agreement - they are not going to keep their word, if they do keep they're word they wont deliver on time, and if they do deliver on time it wont be what was promised. fine if a few things are missi...
by hoyce
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dream of moving to Peru from Dallas
Replies: 50
Views: 14892

Re: Dream of moving to Peru from Dallas

you know one of the reasons i was excited to move to my neighborhood was because on google maps it showed a mexican restaurant sports bar a short walk away. a week later i head down there and its a beautiful building, but i come to find out it went out of business after a year. i would have spent al...
by hoyce
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Terrorism in Peru... still
Replies: 60
Views: 6969

Re: Terrorism in Peru... still

i just cant figure it out. you see how crazy and impatient they are when driving. but look at them when they're in line at the bank, or in line for one of those mc donalds sunday/ice cream stands - they are so patient. are they the same people?
by hoyce
Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: how to make the lemony salad dressing they put on everything
Replies: 2
Views: 2792

how to make the lemony salad dressing they put on everything

hey guys,

whenever something comes with salad, the salad always has that sweet/sour/lemony salad dressing. does anyone know how to make it? whenever i ask about "crema por ensalada" they think i'm just asking for mayyonaise.
by hoyce
Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Working without a Work Visa in Lima
Replies: 37
Views: 5858

Re: Working without a Work Visa in Lima

i think the worst that can come of it is being out a months worth of work, + the week or 2 they pay late. i've never worked legally here and have been ripped off only once. i'm not too worried about my rights, if i don't like the job i have the right to quit. i mean, for what they pay here being out...
by hoyce
Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Washing Fruits & Vegetables
Replies: 31
Views: 7586

Re: Washing Fruits & Vegetables

who taught everyone to use clorox? i mean it's clorox, isn't there anything more nature'ish?
by hoyce
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: plugging things in to electrical outlets
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: plugging things in to electrical outlets

thanks guys, yeah i really havn't been to radio shack in 15 years. anyway, i got the 1000 volt thing one. it costs 50 u.s., but its working great so far. thanks guys
by hoyce
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: is this arequipa apartment a scam?
Replies: 21
Views: 3697

Re: is this arequipa apartment a scam?

thanks for the help guys, and i will certainly cheak out that lead. right now, i have kind of made residence at a hotel for a whopping $5.00 a day. i have no windows and 2 of my walls dont reach the ceiling, but it has the best internet i have ever found in this country. i was hoping to pay 1000 sol...
by hoyce
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?

ok, i've been messing with this card a bit and will tell you my experience whether or not it makes sense. i'm using it fine at scotia bank. the bank shows no transaction fee at the atm. when i log in to green dot to see what i was charged - it show 50 u.s. cents for a foreign transaction fee or what...
by hoyce
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Washing Fruits & Vegetables
Replies: 31
Views: 7586

Re: Washing Fruits & Vegetables

i always drink the tap water, you guys don't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? oh man. everyone does something different, can't we make a rule or something?
by hoyce
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: is this arequipa apartment a scam?
Replies: 21
Views: 3697

Re: is this arequipa apartment a scam?

I admit that I am ignorant of real estate in Peru and only have about a year here, but I am a real estate broker in the states and have sold property internationally including double nets, triple nets, co-ops, residential and even a Walmart (they don't own their own buildings), and stuff in Mexico. ...
by hoyce
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: is this arequipa apartment a scam?
Replies: 21
Views: 3697

Re: is this arequipa apartment a scam?

thanks guys, i kind of stopped talking to them. just a vibe. my hostal sucks but its cheap, so ill take it slow. i wasnt really willing to put a deposit down on something i wasnt allowed to see.
by hoyce
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: is this arequipa apartment a scam?
Replies: 21
Views: 3697

Re: is this arequipa apartment a scam?

yeah, when i re-read my post it seemed to state the obvious, but the presentation materials were so . . . professional and the english was so good, and stories about the german neighbors. they really put a lot of work into this hustle, but i guess maybe this is a common thing although it is foreign ...
by hoyce
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: is this arequipa apartment a scam?
Replies: 21
Views: 3697

is this arequipa apartment a scam?

http://arequipa.locanto.com.pe/ID_122428729/ALQUILO-DEPARTAMENTO-AMOBLADO-TEMPORADAS-MUY-CERCA-AV-EJERCITO.html so, i've been apartment shopping. most owners want to know everything about you. i found this ad and thought it looked great, i sent an email saying i was interested and anibal replied in ...
by hoyce
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: looking for a good job?
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: looking for a good job?

: / I think we should be working for you . . .
by hoyce
Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ordering Items From US Retailers, Amazon, Etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 2421

Re: Ordering Items From US Retailers, Amazon, Etc.

in the past i've had packages sent from the u.s. directly to the owner of the house with no problem. i never tried to have stuff sent to myself because of too many horror stories.
by hoyce
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: looking fot appt in arequipa
Replies: 0
Views: 324

looking fot appt in arequipa

if anyone has any leads, they would be appreciated!
by hoyce
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?

thanks javacat, that was very helpful!
by hoyce
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how to open a bank account?
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

Re: how to open a bank account?

thanks guys, i will def try a credit union, i'm specifically looking in arequipa, i suppose like most everything in peru - its hit and miss. anyone else?
by hoyce
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how to open a bank account?
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

how to open a bank account?

hey guys, this thread: http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11940&hilit=bank+account was all about opening bank accounts and new requirements for opening them. then the thread just died, i wanted to know if anyone can say what the deal is on opening bank accounts in peru ...
by hoyce
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: plugging things in to electrical outlets
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: plugging things in to electrical outlets

well i just want to safely plugin my two u.s. laptops, aren't they like 110v strict? or something, i mean, they're all the same right? i don't know, i just got into a conversation with an electric guy and he talked about how power fluctuations cause things to fry. i really don't know what i'm talkin...
by hoyce
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: plugging things in to electrical outlets
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

plugging things in to electrical outlets

hey guys, on my way back over and bringing some electronics from the u.s. i remember last time i was there my mp3 player got fried when i plugged it into the wall. i'll be bringing some computers this time and wanted to know if there is anything besides that adapter thing with the circles that will ...
by hoyce
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?

Hey Guys,

Just wanted to see if anyone is using the Visa Green Dot pre-paid/re-stockable cards in Peru. They have the interlink, plus, and green dot symbols on the back.

Thanks guys, any help is appreciated.
by hoyce
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What don't they have there?
Replies: 14
Views: 1916

Re: What don't they have there?

amazon kindles take up less space and are much more profitable. i saw one selling for 500 us retail a year ago. i do not know if this has changed.
by hoyce
Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: information about peru
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: information about peru

nah, you cant drink while driving here. i've gone out to clubs at night with a lot of peruvians and even they are scared to have a drink before they drive. getting otc precription drugs is hit and miss. sometimes they say yes and sometimes no. i have better luck at the smaller ones. walking around w...
by hoyce
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Baby
Replies: 10
Views: 1679

Re: Baby

congrats man! it's gonna be real tough for 6 months, but it'll get easier after that
by hoyce
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apartment near Barranco/Miraflores wanted
Replies: 19
Views: 1709

Re: Apartment near Barranca/Miraflores wanted

can anyone else confirm that apartments for that price can be found in barranco?
by hoyce
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A different account of life in Lima
Replies: 114
Views: 25657

Re: A different account of life in Lima

This is a great post. I think a lot of people feel the same way. Honestly, I only live in Peru to take advantage of the economy. It's by far the most un-friendly country I've visited in Latin America - not saying much as I've only been to two. Also, I think you receive a lot of what you "put-ou...
by hoyce
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone know where to get Botox and if so how much?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Anyone know where to get Botox and if so how much?

Wondering if anyone here has gotten Botox, and where and for how much.

thanks
by hoyce
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When Applying for a Job - What Salary to Ask?
Replies: 25
Views: 4274

Re: When Applying for a Job - What Salary to Ask?

i posted a job ad in computrabajo looking for a practicante and got 60 applicants. i couldn't believe it. then i posted the same job for 800 soles and got . . . almost 200. it's just crazy. i've noticed that young peruvians use google the same way we do. i'm wondering, if you dominated google with y...
by hoyce
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When Applying for a Job - What Salary to Ask?
Replies: 25
Views: 4274

Re: When Applying for a Job - What Salary to Ask?

are you guys seriously willing to work for that? 700-900 soles? if you are pm me, i pay the same. i will be opening a 2nd outsourcing . . . home/office/flat/whatever in lima on november 25th. work is easy but boring - no sales. just manage websites n stuff. don't need a lot of experience because the...
by hoyce
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Way to Have a U.S. Phone Number in Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 3071

Re: Best Way to Have a U.S. Phone Number in Peru

ok, i've really made up my mind now. ill get the obi cause its a business phone and i cant have it wishy washy. i head to aqp in 2 weeks so if i have any problems ill know where to turn ! muah haa
by hoyce
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: We might shut-down the "Focus on Business" Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 6481

Re: We might shut-down the "Focus on Business" Forum

i dont know if you guys know it but you can ask "xrumers botmaster" to blacklist your site. i've seen your spam and can identify it as coming from xrumer, there is really only one bot used for forums as opposed to blogs where there are unlimited spam bots. i told him i was a customer and a...
by hoyce
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Way to Have a U.S. Phone Number in Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 3071

Re: Best Way to Have a U.S. Phone Number in Peru

oh man, there are so many phone options. ok, i think im going with skype now. just cause i get it and its all in my computer. i dont have to attach stuff, i dont have to buy the number someplace, i dont have to have a different service for incoming and outgoing. it'll suck having to sit in frony of ...
by hoyce
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Way to Have a U.S. Phone Number in Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 3071

Re: Best Way to Have a U.S. Phone Number in Peru

I've used internet-computer methods as well as 3g iphone methods. I have an iphone on a US plan but don't use it for anything except data because the per minute costs are too much. I JUST found another option I far prefer. I bought a OBI110 for $40 in the states, configured it easily with google vo...
by hoyce
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Way to Have a U.S. Phone Number in Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 3071

Re: Best Way to Have a U.S. Phone Number in Peru

thanks guys, i'm gonna bookmark this page and check out everyones stuff
by hoyce
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Way to Have a U.S. Phone Number in Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 3071

Re: Best Way to Have a U.S. Phone Number in Peru

I have a Toll free number in the USA. Actually via Canada. It costs $2 a month for the number, and $0.06 per minute for the transfer of the call to my Peruvian number. I use Telcan. Wait, could you tell me more about this? This is what I need. Do I buy the Number from Telcan or is that the servicer...
by hoyce
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening a Bank Account in Peru
Replies: 91
Views: 16620

Re: Opening a Bank Account

I'm so glad I registered my CE with Interbank a few months ago. While I understand this is mostly a anti-drug trafficking measure, between this and the home visits to foreigners it sounds like the country is starting to make life a little difficult for "tourists" that never leave. and for...
by hoyce
Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Way to Have a U.S. Phone Number in Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 3071

Best Way to Have a U.S. Phone Number in Peru

Hey Guys, Can you help me out? What's the best way to have a U.S. phone number (computer land line) in Peru? I mean via the computer. It's just confusing. The Skype thing is sometimes free and sometimes it's not. I used the magicjack in Lima and the quality just was a mess. I've heard of VOIP but th...
by hoyce
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying Water
Replies: 45
Views: 15353

Re: Buying Water

i believe people would be able to taste the difference between tap and bottled. after months in lima i got lazy and stopped buying bottled and started boiling. then i got lazier and stopped boiling. it took a week or two to not get sick, but, yes i could taste the difference without a doubt. it is a...
by hoyce
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to track a mobile phone number?
Replies: 11
Views: 2408

Re: How to track a mobile phone number?

this post really bothers me. i myself wouldn't mind paying as i have done in another latin american country where it is considered a custom; but in peru (no offense people), as soon as you've made a deal and paid - they start negotiating. i dont believe you would ever be done paying there because on...
by hoyce
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Customs rules and Laptops
Replies: 15
Views: 3939

Re: Customs rules and Laptops

hey guys help me out. im going through in a couple weeks with an xbox 360, a laptop and a kindle. if i get red im going to say the xbox is a donation to my volunteer organization, but just the same. what are they going to charge me. full retail? american or peruvian? or are they just going to charge...
by hoyce
Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: questions about hiring
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: questions about hiring

i appreciate it
by hoyce
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: questions about hiring
Replies: 3
Views: 537

questions about hiring

hey,

how many hours is "tiempo completo"? 40 or 48 - usually?
for salary what is "a tratar"

thanks guys
by hoyce
Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..
Replies: 123
Views: 22762

Re: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..

back to the "old" thing . . . umm how old do you have to be to be old, or how many years difference to you have to have between you and your partner? :roll:

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