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by Polaron
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: MOVISTAR
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: MOVISTAR

I am sad to say that regardless of which carrier you use, you are going to be bombarded with ads. And if you use Claro or Entel, You will also receive some times daily phone calls urging you to switch to Movistar. In the past this did not happen so much but in the last few years it has just become o...
by Polaron
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Electric adjustable bed wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1373

Electric adjustable bed wanted

I am looking to buy an electric adjustable bed. Used is not a problem as long as it’s in great condition and clean . However there’s one slight detail. Almost all of the beds I have seen here are either hospital beds which means they are twin or three-quarter burnt almost all of the beds I have seen...
by Polaron
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Brand Spanking New Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycles
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Brand Spanking New Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycles

Wouldn't we all, brother!
by Polaron
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do you keep from being bothered by locals?
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Re: How do you keep from being bothered by locals?

Also what would you say are more expat friendly countries in Latin America? Ecuador? Costa Rica? Maybe Panama? Why is that? hard to tell.... I would say try Uruguay, the population is made 99% of immigrants. The question is what option you have to live in a foreign country. You should go for immigr...
by Polaron
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Brand Spanking New Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycles
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Brand Spanking New Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycles

The only time they're hot is when they're tearing up the road beneath you. These motorcycles are 100% legal and are also street legal in Peru.
by Polaron
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Roku Streaming Stick (3600R)
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: Roku Streaming Stick (3600R)

Is it still available?
by Polaron
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Brand Spanking New Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycles
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Brand Spanking New Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycles

2017 Ninja 650 and 2016 Ninja 350. Both are completely new (0 km) and are priced to sell. Check them out in the dealerships here - the 650 goes for over $20,000 and the 350 for around 8k. A U.S. friend recently bought these bikes for transportation, but he lost his job before he could even take a te...
by Polaron
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Colonoscopy...
Replies: 7
Views: 837

Re: Colonoscopy...

This Thread reminds me of a joke that was popular about 30 years ago:

Have you heard about the Reagan Typewriter? It has no memory and no colon.
by Polaron
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ATM withdrawals
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

Re: ATM withdrawals

The Dutch embassy posted a message on their FB page regarding BCP atm transactions: Dutch expats and Dutch tourists in Peru CAUTION Due to technical changes in the computer system of the Peruvian bank, Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP), the Dutch bank card is only available once a month for a maximum...
by Polaron
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ATM withdrawals
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

Re: ATM withdrawals

You're right this darn voice to text. What I meant to say was that I was able to withdraw only 700 soles. I think the autocorrect got me as well. Anyway it seems that Scotiabank also changed their policy. Fortunately I have opened an account at Bank of America, and for now I can use it to make withd...
by Polaron
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Restaurant recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 4163

Re: Restaurant recommendations?

Let's revive this topic with some recommendations for great restaurants in Miraflores, San Borja San Isidro and other nearby areas within Lima. I'm curious to see what people will say.

I'm also taking a first date tomorrow evening so I would appreciate some suggestions.
by Polaron
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ATM withdrawals
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

ATM withdrawals

I realize this may have been discussed before but I see something that might be a major change. Or it might just affect me. I do my banking with USAA because it is one of the less evil contential institutions. They charge only 1% foreign currency fee instead of the customary 3% and they always reimb...
by Polaron
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How is your Spanish after living in Peru?
Replies: 32
Views: 3093

Re: How is your Spanish after living in Peru?

By the way Burger King does have two types of beef. Carne tradicional y carne brava. Carne brava is seasoned and as a similar taste to the meat you get at bembos. In other words it doesn't quite taste like the real thing. If you order Burger King delivery they will always ask you which meat you want...
by Polaron
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How is your Spanish after living in Peru?
Replies: 32
Views: 3093

Re: How is your Spanish after living in Peru?

I've been speaking Spanish longer than many peruvians have been alive so I was already completely fluent when I arrived here. This last time I've been improved for 2 years now having lived here once before for two years as well. However some Peruvian lexicon sounds quite strange to me and I know tha...
by Polaron
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 113
Views: 16649

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

I wonder if the shoe was on the other foot, would Venezuela be willing to help Peruvians? That's an interesting question Daddy. During the period that Alberto fujimori was president of this country thousands upon thousands of peruvians fled to Venezuela. They were welcomed with open arms so the Per...
by Polaron
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru isn't a cheap country.
Replies: 17
Views: 2132

Re: Peru isn't a cheap country.

We can all thank the so-called 1% for that.
by Polaron
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Housing Prices
Replies: 32
Views: 3443

Re: Housing Prices

I've lived in 9 different countries and in all but 3 of them, I've lived in the national capital. As housing prices go only San Jose Costa Rica in Asuncion Paraguay we're less expensive than Lima. the other cities, namely Madrid Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile were significantly more expensive. F...
by Polaron
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: U.S. Notary Public in Lima
Replies: 0
Views: 1347

U.S. Notary Public in Lima

Hi next month I'm going to need the services of a notary public and this is for a matter in the United States. It's for a telephonic court hearing that I will be participating in. If necessary I will use a notario publico. but the organization will want to send some paperwork to the notary first and...
by Polaron
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Hey! For Eyes
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Hey! For Eyes

Thanks for the links. Does anyone have any other ideas?
by Polaron
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Colonoscopy...
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Colonoscopy...

See if you can do the non invasive treatment somewhere. Mail in a stool specimen, they analyze it and let you know the results. http://www.cologuardtest.com/ Oh man that's the one for me. I don't ever want to have to do that fracking test again. Yes they put you to sleep while they do it but it's a...
by Polaron
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Hey! For Eyes
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Hey! For Eyes

hello fellow ecpatperu members. Can anyone recommend a good optometrist or ophthalmologist and a place to get nice eyeglasses with a good selection and low prices? Furthermore does anyone know of such a place in San Miguel or Callao?

I don't ask for much, do I? Thanks.
by Polaron
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Citizenship now only in 2 months
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: Peruvian Citizenship now only in 2 months

SilverbackPeru wrote:Does anyone know how long it takes between appling for citizenship and actually getting it?


Sorry I can't resist this. I don't know how long it will take but you could refer to it as bobbing for birthrights (sorry but you did write "appling").
by Polaron
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Renewal new Time Frame
Replies: 29
Views: 5169

Re: Visa Renewal new Time Frame

Then Krista from a dollar a day to $5 a day this year, but as always in Latin America is often depends on the individual to deal with.
by Polaron
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: USA Election viewing
Replies: 60
Views: 5545

Re: USA Election viewing

Never in my life have I been so embarrassed or ashamed to be a U.S. person. What were people thinking? Man people in the United States are easy to fool.
by Polaron
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: FLOR DE JAMAICA
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: FLOR DE JAMAICA

Es rico y sano. Ideal para bajar de peso. Es natural Controla la hipertensión. Para combatir contra el insomnio, ansiedad, e estreñimiento. Ayuda a controlar el colesterol y triglicéridos Es desintoxicante y cicatrizante. Contiene minerales como calcio, fosforo, hierro y vitaminas. Es natural. Y es...
by Polaron
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: USA Election viewing
Replies: 60
Views: 5545

Re: USA Election viewing

Could that be attributable to a lack of education, perhaps?
by Polaron
Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: USA Election viewing
Replies: 60
Views: 5545

Re: USA Election viewing

well said Chris
by Polaron
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: USA Election viewing
Replies: 60
Views: 5545

Re: USA Election viewing

People in the United States are really quite sheltered and insulated from the reality that goes on in the rest of the world. Based on the amount of propaganda they are spoon-fed everyday it's sometimes difficult to fault them for their ignorance. For example people in the United States are taught t...
by Polaron
Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: USA Election viewing
Replies: 60
Views: 5545

Re: USA Election viewing

In the first place America is a continent or if you prefer two continents not a country. And with regards to the remaining twaddle, Winfield Scott summed it up quite nicely: " Wayward sisters, depart in peace." Of course when it comes to Trump, rockers may prefer a song by Joe Walsh, name...
by Polaron
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: USA Election viewing
Replies: 60
Views: 5545

Re: USA Election viewing

In the first place America is a continent or if you prefer two continents not a country. And with regards to the remaining twaddle, Winfield Scott summed it up quite nicely: " Wayward sisters, depart in peace." Of course when it comes to Trump, rockers may prefer a song by Joe Walsh, namel...

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