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by Polaron
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: MOVISTAR
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

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: 1507

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: 957

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: 1353

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: 957

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: 802

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: 957

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: 910

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: 2539

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: 2539

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: 4408

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: 2539

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: 3534

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: 3534

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: 114
Views: 18379

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: 2486

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: 4002

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: 1402

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: 765

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: 852

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: 765

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: 1215

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: 5362

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: 5877

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: 1264

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: 5877

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: 5877

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: 5877

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: 5877

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: 5877

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...
by Polaron
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: USA Election viewing
Replies: 60
Views: 5877

Re: USA Election viewing

To all those to Bang the Drum for their so-called brother Trump let me quote Sophocles: "Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness."
by Polaron
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 211509

Re: Introduce Yourself!

YaTuSaEscosia. Are you able to answer an age old question for us? The question is whether the person wearing a kilt actually wears underwear under the kilt? I have heard the question asked before but I never heard the question answered. If your question isn't answered here you might consider asking...
by Polaron
Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: USA..
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: USA..

From USA to UN .......... Internet in the hands of United Nations ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwtY5WL-Xb8 What a "charming" message presented by the right-wing. They don't want a body that represents the entire world to control the internet. Instead they would rather have a handfu...
by Polaron
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Up In Smoke
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: Up In Smoke

To paraphrase Stewart Brand, once common sense rolls over you, you're either part of the steamroller or part of the road.
by Polaron
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Up In Smoke
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: Up In Smoke

Dave's not here man :lol: they should have at least kept the marijuana for medicinal use. That would be illegal. Weed, including medicinal is illegal in Peru. doesn't mean you can't get it. That sounds dishonest and law breaking. Heaven forbid anyone ever breaking the law here in Peru. :twisted:
by Polaron
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Up In Smoke
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: Up In Smoke

Cop: " Oh, is that a hot dog?"
"Yeah."
Cop: Could I have it?"

Who else here remembers those three lines? (Hint: Think about the title of this thread.)
by Polaron
Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Urgent requirement for an entire apartment/house in Lima district
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Re: Urgent requirement for an entire apartment/house in Lima district

Best wishes on your search. You can try doing a Google search for what you're looking for. One thing to keep in mind you need to have permission to sign contracts here in Peru in order to rent a place you will need to have a Peruvian go with you and put the place in their name as well, unless you al...
by Polaron
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What are the penalties?
Replies: 14
Views: 1390

Re: What are the penalties?

There's a concept called diminishing returns and I think that's very applicable to this type of situation. Is it really worth all the time Hassle and effort to go about pursuing a business to get what you want when in the end the best you can hope for if you're lucky is to get reimbursed? As expats ...
by Polaron
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: This Site's Exchange Rate Indicator
Replies: 10
Views: 1787

Re: This Site's Exchange Rate Indicator

The exchange rate tool ison the fritz again. Today it reads no existe información.

edit: it's now working again.
by Polaron
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Renewal new Time Frame
Replies: 29
Views: 5362

Re: Visa Renewal new Time Frame

Actually, your problem was not having overstayed but having lost your Tam. I remember being at the airport in Mexico City and I had lost my paper acknowledging my temporary visa while I was in the airport to change flights. They would not let me on the plane for the connecting flight. I had to go t...
by Polaron
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Renewal new Time Frame
Replies: 29
Views: 5362

Re: Visa Renewal new Time Frame

The person in question was a US person. Irregulars, lol. Great term. Wonder if that will catch on elsewhere. We are not law breakers (illegals), we are irregulars. The term irregular is used by immigration for someone whose permission in the country has expired. It doesn't really matter what any of...
by Polaron
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Renewal new Time Frame
Replies: 29
Views: 5362

Re: Visa Renewal new Time Frame

The person in question was a US person.
by Polaron
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Renewal new Time Frame
Replies: 29
Views: 5362

Re: Visa Renewal new Time Frame

There is no legal basis to enforce it at this time. The Reglamento for DL 1236 is yet to be published. The law will not come into effect until 90 days after the Reglamento is published. That nay be the way it is supposed to work, but I personally know of at least one case in which a person was not ...
by Polaron
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sim Card
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Sim Card

What Bigdaddy says about what'sapp is correct. There's just one slight detail. Unless you have a DNI or a carne de extranjeria, you cannot get a SIM card of any type, not even prepay. The best thing would be to have your GF get you a prepaid sim card under her own name. In any event the chip will ha...
by Polaron
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: My top 5 cravings from my home country
Replies: 18
Views: 2186

Re: My top 5 cravings from my home country

I miss Mexican food, roast beef, cheese steak sandwiches, hamburgers from either Five Guys or In-N-Out, and really good Chinese food like you get in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hawaii, or Mexicali Mexico. And this is just the beginning. :-)
by Polaron
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Halloween costumes
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Halloween costumes

Halloween, or La Noche de las Brujas , is not a very big deal in Latin America, Google find stores selling candy and things all over the place. There are people here that celebrate it but it's not as big as in the United States. Having said that you are to be able to find someone that celebrates it....
by Polaron
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Movistar Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: Movistar Problems

To save money and hassle claro and movistar like so many other companies have outsourced their customer service. Unfortunately the companies that pick up these contracts employed people that get paid less than the going rate and these people something their clients' customers. Movistar and Clara are...
by Polaron
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Movistar Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: Movistar Problems

Another Movistar internet outage, just came up after Midnight this morning (Sept. 14). On hold so far 8 minutes awaiting an answer. Movistar is outdoing itself in outages this week. edit to add details: The first call I made I got cut off after about 12 minutes waiting on line to speak to a service ...
by Polaron
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Halloween costumes
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Halloween costumes

bigdaddy wrote:
Polaron wrote:I've been debating about whether or not to get a fancy costume. Potential I'll probably just put a potato in my pants and go as a dictator.



Cool. The trick or treaters bob for tators instead of apples at your place.


And the more dim-witted ones will no doubt be bobbing for French fries
by Polaron
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 15
Views: 2532

Re: What does Peru need?

I'm with you on this one, Chef. To me expecting the nation as a whole to go way out of this way in order to accommodate I need buy a handful comparatively of people who aren't even citizens is the height of hubris. Getting on to the presidency here and I hope I'm wrong but I don't think much is goin...

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