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by Peace2009
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8711

Re: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?

Lima a city of 9 million people with VERY LIMITED high quality housing. The supply and demand decides this high price level. Do not compare Peru to other western countries. Western countries depend on Pseudo economy called "service", and a social security network they cannot afford (thus t...
by Peace2009
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to take a cheap taxi TO the airport?
Replies: 21
Views: 1997

Re: How to take a cheap taxi TO the airport?

Actually the government should educate cab drivers giving them access to a table that allows them to calculate how much would be the minimum required to pay. Anything below 30 soles (Airport to Miraflores) is not feasible, the driver is losing money at that point. If people would like the so called...
by Peace2009
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to take a cheap taxi TO the airport?
Replies: 21
Views: 1997

Re: How to take a cheap taxi TO the airport?

Anything below 30 soles (Airport to Miraflores) is not feasible, the driver is losing money at that point. I often took a taxi from Barranco to San Miguel. About the same distance as Airport to Miraflores and paid around 12 soles. OK, it was a worn out TICO with a gas tank. 12 soles is a bit steep ...
by Peace2009
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to take a cheap taxi TO the airport?
Replies: 21
Views: 1997

Re: How to take a cheap taxi TO the airport?

I don't understand how a taxi inside the airport can be safer than a taxi outside the airport. Once I arrived at Lima airport and walk into the arrivals hall, there's a bunch of people offering taxi service. Anyone can enter the airport with his private car, park it in the parking lot in front of t...
by Peace2009
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Dell Laptop - Studio15z - Intel Core i5 & Windows 7 - 15.6"
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: Dell Laptop - Studio15z - Intel Core i5 & Windows 7 - 15.6"

Oh come on, man. You are trying to make a big profit here. For the same configuration will sell for around 600 dollars in Hong Kong and I am talking about totally new ones. I am not trying to break your business but I don't think it is for this forum. Everything here should be second hand bargain IMHO
by Peace2009
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New to Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: New to Peru

Hello Kat, Depends on what you are looking for, there are a number of things you can do: Cultural tour: downtown Lima has some old buildings and cathedrals near the presidential palace. There are also a number of museums that might interest you. Zoo: by San Miguel there is a pretty big zoo and the t...
by Peace2009
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: mid20's expats!
Replies: 63
Views: 15458

Re: mid20's expats!

i think it's a great idea, i'm 27 and I work full time so i can never make it to the events either!!! Although count me out on paintball...ouch!! I can certify this...I've been to many events organized by ACAP and I recall Meg posting "ok..this time I'll make it" :P. After 2 years I still...
by Peace2009
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: mid20's expats!
Replies: 63
Views: 15458

Re: mid20's expats!

I know I'm getting old when 10:00 pm sounds late for a weeknight. Especially since I don't have a job or children... Oh and wait, I'm only 32, what is wrong with me??!!! Let's see, I am 29, no children, no girlfriend, and I feel that 10:00pm sounds a bit late. I am officially the worst... But then ...
by Peace2009
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: mid20's expats!
Replies: 63
Views: 15458

Re: mid20's expats!

renodante wrote:
If anyone wants to organize a meet up, I suggest doing it as a sports event or something


Paintball!


I have to say that sounds like a fabulous idea. Paintball, then some good beer at a cerbiche in Barranco should be the best way to go. That way we can have fun and relax.
by Peace2009
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best Sushi in Lima?
Replies: 8
Views: 3198

Re: Best Sushi in Lima?

Near the U.S embassy, there is a very good sushi place, albeit expensive... It is next to some Scotiabank ATM machines.
by Peace2009
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: mid20's expats!
Replies: 63
Views: 15458

Re: mid20's expats!

I am 29, behave like I am 19, and have hobbies of a 9 year old... Yeah I like hanging out in toy stores :shock: If anyone wants to organize a meet up, I suggest doing it as a sports event or something, because otherwise everybody would be standing around, awkwardly staring at each other, until someo...
by Peace2009
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: intercultural love relationship -- does it works ?..
Replies: 123
Views: 22789

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

If you have to ask this question, then I think it won't work for you. Let's put it this way: the goal of a relationship is to have fun (after all, a relationship really is just friendship + sex), not the discovery of if it "works" or not. When you worry yourself too much of the end result,...
by Peace2009
Tue May 10, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Looking for a mechanic engineer
Replies: 1
Views: 631

Looking for a mechanic engineer

Someone who has experience or at least familiar with heavy machinery: front loader, truck, pumps, electric motors, mining machinery, cranes, etc. I need someone who knows something about installation, maintenance, and is familiar with parts (e.g. you can examine and determine the quality of parts)...
by Peace2009
Tue May 10, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Young Professional for hire
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Re: Young Professional for hire

I might have something for you, although I can't guarantee it. Could you please send me an resume?

[email protected]
by Peace2009
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: I am looking for a civil engineer
Replies: 1
Views: 678

I am looking for a civil engineer

For construction projects.

I am considering investing in real estate in Peru and like to see if there are any engineers who have experience in construction.

I am looking to build apartments.
by Peace2009
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Be my roommate in Miraflore- Lets look for a place together!
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: Be my roommate in Miraflore- Lets look for a place together!

Hello,

I am looking for a room as a work space. I have my own apartment so this will only be for limited day time use, but of course I will share both the rent and utilities. I am looking for about one year commitment.

If you are interested my email is [email protected]

Kent
by Peace2009
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Practical issues of becoming permanent (in Peru)
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: Practical issues of becoming permanent (in Peru)

Wait, I don't get one part. Maybe I am an idiot but if your wife is the police, not you, so why wouldn't you be able to hop on a plane and go somewhere? Or maybe you mean that you can't leave with your wife coming with you? I am a bit curious.
by Peace2009
Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Exchange student from Norway
Replies: 33
Views: 4131

Re: Exchange student from Norway

I will second Remigius here - I would never recommend for someone to come to Peru for the first time - ESPECIALLY someone who doesn't speak Spanish! - to go outside the airport to look for a hack cab on the street. I know one man from S. Africa who did so, and withing an hour of being in Peru had n...
by Peace2009
Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Exchange student from Norway
Replies: 33
Views: 4131

Re: Exchange student from Norway

A few tips for ya: If you land during the day, find a taxi outside the airport will cost you significantly less. To Miraflores will be 20-25 soles (30 during rush hour and if you are not a good negotiator). If you take the "official" taxi, it will be about 70-80 soles. Yes there is a poten...
by Peace2009
Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US Visa explained (slightly) -- 80% rejected
Replies: 59
Views: 10710

Re: US Visa explained (slightly) -- 80% rejected

This thread is very interesting. The U.S consulate staff are actually, in my opinion, a lot friendlier than most immigration officials from other countries. The office of DIGEMIN in Peru is much much nastier towards its applicants. When I apply for my visa in the U.S embassy they usually ask me a fe...
by Peace2009
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Book Swap
Replies: 21
Views: 2871

Re: Book Swap

Hi Kelly I am very interested. Please do contact.

Gracias!!!
by Peace2009
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to buy a used car in Tacna?
Replies: 3
Views: 459

How to buy a used car in Tacna?

I have heard that there are some great deals for used cars in Tacna. Anyone have details please please please share! Pretty please!
by Peace2009
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for folks to hang out with in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Looking for folks to hang out with in Lima

Hi there. I am also looking for hang out buddies. I am mostly interested in working out (I like boxing so if you can spar that will rule) and going to clubs. I am coming to Lima on the 17th. Anyways, send me an email [email protected].com . I have a Peruvian number but some reason it never worked...

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