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by windsportinperu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 13
Views: 1910

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

Your enthusiasm for Tarapoto is contagious :o

What was the reason(s) to move from Huanuco to Tarapoto ?
by windsportinperu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and paved highways for the last 30 years
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Peru and paved highways for the last 30 years

Right again. Iquitos do not have a highway. The main reason was because of the negative damage to beautiful National Reserve as Pacaya Samiria and the Eco-system

IMHO, Iquitos should keep it actual mean of transportation, through navigable rivers
by windsportinperu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Games 2019's Torch
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Pan American Games 2019's Torch

Centro Acuatico in La Videna. Aquatic Center in Lima. The most modern scenario for Water Sports in the region..

https://andina.pe/agencia/noticia-lima- ... 54328.aspx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcvNNfikuLM
by windsportinperu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and paved highways for the last 30 years
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Peru and paved highways for the last 30 years

Right, No matter what company is doing the job quality is strictly supervised . Most of them are from here and quality is important because of the harsh environment Same thing for steel bridges https://gestion.pe/economia/mtc-adjudica-buena-pro-construccion-98-puentes-modulares-esmetal-246150 Anothe...
by windsportinperu
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvians paid the lowest Taxes in South America
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Peruvians paid the lowest Taxes in South America

Formidable 1 wrote: What would be a good investment in your opinion?


The good investment depends on the investor. What is you are of expertise ?
by windsportinperu
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and paved highways for the last 30 years
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Peru and paved highways for the last 30 years

The infrastructure in Peru is hard to build because of its Geography. High mountains at 5,000 meters over the sea level and then go down to 3,000 meters and the go up again to 4,000 and then go down ! . Besides the highway, we need additional tunnels and bridges, to go through this scenario The work...
by windsportinperu
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvians paid the lowest Taxes in South America
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Peruvians paid the lowest Taxes in South America

It is very easy to create a small business in Peru . I do not know if it is the same easiness for expats https://gestion.pe/economia/empresas/registrar-micro-pequena-empresa-peru-remype-ruc-nnda-nnlt-249799 Having employees at “planillas” is the same everywhere in South America. You have to pay for ...
by windsportinperu
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvians paid the lowest Taxes in South America
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Peruvians paid the lowest Taxes in South America

Excluding the broken Economy of Venezuela, Peruvians paid 16% of PIB as taxes , while in Brazil 32%

Another good reason to invest in Peru

https://diariocorreo.pe/economia/peru-i ... na-877233/
by windsportinperu
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Games 2019's Torch
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Pan American Games 2019's Torch

We haven't bought yet, but are planning to go to see swimming or Tennis match
by windsportinperu
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Games 2019's Torch
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Pan American Games 2019's Torch

The Torch will go across the Country during 22 days.. Nice videos...

The Itinerary ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tBTEZ9gqWg

In Puno and Cusco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shKKPRqIHvM
by windsportinperu
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US citizen had a great time in Lima..
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: US citizen had a great time in Lima..

Formidable - because of the great moments the guy enjoyed in Lima and the friendly environment he was immersed into
by windsportinperu
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apartment prices in Latin America
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Apartment prices in Latin America

I have been at this forum since 2010

The only place in Lima where repetitively i listen the phrase "real state bubble in Peru" is here at expatperu

AFAIK Bubbles cannot last such a big period of time.
by windsportinperu
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US citizen had a great time in Lima..
Replies: 3
Views: 116

US citizen had a great time in Lima..

I was kindly surprised with this guy. He had a great time in Lima, even from his first moment during his arrival at Lima Airport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0eFINFwUjA
by windsportinperu
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"

What about mom jeans? I've been hankering for a pair ever since I saw this guy wearing them There was an old-fashion jeans in the 60's and 70's the name in spanish was "jean acampanado" https://www.google.com.pe/search?q=jean+acampanado&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKE...
by windsportinperu
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"

Living at provinces is even more cheaper ! In the case of Lima: Medical Services as Solidaridad is dirt cheap. Even though with mass migration , it is a little more crowded Clothing is very cheap. The above report says a man-jeans for 70 usd, but you can get a very good quality non-branded blue-jean...
by windsportinperu
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Milco the Mascot
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Milco the Mascot

The similarity depends on the observer It is quite valid that someone could find similarities between Milco and Bart Going back to the topic . The inspired source for the 3 drawing are a peruvian Lizard, a peruvian flower and a peruvian huaco (cuchimilco). There is no copyright involved , but could ...
by windsportinperu
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Milco the Mascot
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Milco the Mascot

jumpinjack wrote: But not all caricatures.


Caricatures are usually inspired in real things (animals, plants, etc) therein lies their similarities
by windsportinperu
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Milco the Mascot
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Milco the Mascot

All kind of Horses look like similar, same thing for lizards - lagartijas :)
by windsportinperu
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Milco the Mascot
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Milco the Mascot

Jimmy, I do not necessarily disagree, just was showing the source

BTW, People from Huaral are very proud that their design won. There was 3 finalist all of them representing iconic figures from Peru:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0YtP5P4R8k
by windsportinperu
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Milco the Mascot
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Milco the Mascot

Milco is based on Cuchimilco , Chancay Culture . North of Lima

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2zYrhu0eiU
by windsportinperu
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...
Replies: 16
Views: 543

Re: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...

Hello Irish,

Congrats and Thanks for sharing with us your happiness .. :)

I took the necessary time to read it all. It is so clear that you are in love with her

LDR - Long Distance Relationship needs to be tested by Near Distance Relationship , The nearer the better ..
by windsportinperu
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Tall Boat built in LatinAmerica
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Biggest Tall Boat built in LatinAmerica

BAP Pisco ; Length = 122 meters l

Biggest Ship ever built in LatinAmerica. Not so bad, for a poor country as Peru

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-34SO7DgaOU
by windsportinperu
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Big and Beautiful Parks in Lima...
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Big and Beautiful Parks in Lima...

Malecon de Miraflores... it's hard to imagine, but 20 years ago, these spaces were terrible. Now they are a tourist attraction and they have certainly added a lot of value to the apartments that overlook them. Alan, I found this good video about the Malecon ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlrME...
by windsportinperu
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Firewood in Lima?
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Firewood in Lima?

You are welcome, SheepKnots There are 2 main type of Leña. Softwood (Leña de Pino) and the hardwood (Leña de Algarrobo). Something in between soft and hard = Leña de Eucalipto I checked the link above and some guys give it for free, usually from demolitions of houses or pallets For cooking Leña de A...
by windsportinperu
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Firewood in Lima?
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Firewood in Lima?

FIREWOOD = LEÑA
CHARCOAL = CARBON

A good starting point for Leña is this: https://www.olx.com.pe/nf/search/le%C3%B1a
by windsportinperu
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Big and Beautiful Parks in Lima...
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Big and Beautiful Parks in Lima...

Lima as a City has made a great effort in creating big Parks the last decades. Some of them are really big...

Parque Zonal Huascar in VES (Villa El Salvador). 53 hectares, micro-zoo and a lagoon..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAj2eet4VbY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF2Fnr36fL0
by windsportinperu
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Caballo de Paso Peruano - Paso Horse - Unique in the World
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Caballo de Paso Peruano - Paso Horse - Unique in the World

https://www.viovet.co.uk/breed_information/2-345/Chilean-Horse The horses went from Peru to Chile and not vice versa. First was created "Viceroy of Peru" and later "Capitania of Chile" Pedro de Valdivia, the man who conquer Chile went from Cusco to Arequipa and then to Chile in s...
by windsportinperu
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Caballo de Paso Peruano - Paso Horse - Unique in the World
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Caballo de Paso Peruano - Paso Horse - Unique in the World

Formidable 1 wrote: So does the Tennessee Walker...


Is this a unique horse or a breed of horses ?

Colombia has also a unique kind of horses. The name is "Paso Fino" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi3dz63fhFg
by windsportinperu
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Caballo de Paso Peruano - Paso Horse - Unique in the World
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Caballo de Paso Peruano - Paso Horse - Unique in the World

First arrival of horses went to Jamaica and from then to Peru and later to Chile . They all comes from the same Spanish origin, but after 400 years differences are notorious. The character, the mood, the form of the body specially the neck, the way they walk, etc. Peru-paso-horse walks in a unique w...
by windsportinperu
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Caballo de Paso Peruano - Paso Horse - Unique in the World
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Caballo de Paso Peruano - Paso Horse - Unique in the World

Horses were brought by Spain a long time ago While most horses walk moving as this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtWliY1yQXY&list=PLE69C22C6A4FCD146 Caballo de Paso Peruano has a unique way of walking. It creates a smooth movement of the saddle. This create a comfortable way for ridding the ho...
by windsportinperu
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY

Hello Wiracocha I have always used EMS - Express Mail Service - with Serpost. Once it is sealed by printed tape at the post office, In my experience has never been open again. But it could be open if someone think something inside is illegal or dangerous Serpost works as follow: In the area where I ...
by windsportinperu
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 18379

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

Pollada is baked chicken – pollo. This is cooked for asking money for a true honest cause. Honest Venezuelan girl asked for help and received more than she thought. Her brother was sick at Hospital and she was in the need of money for paying medicines and hospitalization. The help given by Peruvians...
by windsportinperu
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..
Replies: 46
Views: 6864

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

I have been in Lima for 5 days now and I have experienced nothing but rudeness .... .... Glad I went but I am done. This is not a place I would like to visit again. You have been 5 days now, so you are still in Lima .... Suddenly at the end of your writing you already left Lima. How can you be back...
by windsportinperu
Tue May 28, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relaunch of Expatperu.com
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Relaunch of Expatperu.com

Great Job !

Definitely the work done is fantastic, Thanks Alan
by windsportinperu
Tue May 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Tall Boat built in LatinAmerica
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Biggest Tall Boat built in LatinAmerica

Formidable 1 wrote:That's impressive but I've heard that Chile has plans to build one even bigger and faster.


Where did you hear or read that ? AFAIK Chile cannot built such a big boat ..
by windsportinperu
Mon May 27, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Tall Boat built in LatinAmerica
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Biggest Tall Boat built in LatinAmerica

BAP Union is the biggest Tall boat in America and the 2º biggest in the World.

It is fast and beautiful. Built at SIMA, Peru

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eDCrYRUkW4
by windsportinperu
Wed May 22, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Marinera, the elegant traditional dance in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Marinera, the elegant traditional dance in Peru

Yeah.. !

It is living tradition and is practice across the country by all ages, including children

There are several good place to learn to dance as "Academia de Marinera"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOD2BzAwG8Y
by windsportinperu
Wed May 22, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Marinera, the elegant traditional dance in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Marinera, the elegant traditional dance in Peru

Peru has a good number of traditional dance as El Festejo, Danza de Tijeras, La Diablada, El Huayno, Huaylas, Vals Peruano, Wititi

There is one of them that is by far the most elegant and beautiful: La Marinera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OHb4jy2a0o
by windsportinperu
Fri May 17, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Sorry if the information wasn't useful
by windsportinperu
Fri May 17, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Good Questions, 69road, Carapongo PTAR - Waste Water Treatment Plant - works just before the Rimac goes into the Ocean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoZLYoXq0wo The fish meal industry - harina de pescado - is based on Anchoveta and is caught far from Rimac at "high seas" and far from th...
by windsportinperu
Thu May 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

These 2 elements are together : 1º protection of nature + 2º opportunities of business for the people from remote areas in Peru Paiche is a high protein fish - as high as 20% USA is importing Paiche as a delicatessen, and it seem to be that new markets are going to be open in Europe https://gestion....
by windsportinperu
Thu May 16, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Formidable 1 wrote:Better to eat wild caught fish vs fish from a fish farm.


Definitely everything that is 100% natural is always better
by windsportinperu
Wed May 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Paiche is the biggest fish in the Amazon - It was an endangered species, but no more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjn9GblBhJE I.I.A.P (Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana) has made a huge investigation the last decades. They are promoting the cultivation of this big fish in aquacu...
by windsportinperu
Tue May 14, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Hello Chino,

The most traumatic experience I personally had in Perú was the day I was born. My mother said I was crying and crying, but fortunately I cannot remember anything :)
by windsportinperu
Tue May 14, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1054

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Church is not a place for making money and businesses , at least for those who really believe in God
by windsportinperu
Mon May 13, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1054

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Nirborgel wrote: Hmmm . Sounds interesting. Can i get more information? More specific info. Thx ;)


Do you want ideas or a free business-plan ?

No seas Conchudo !
by windsportinperu
Sun May 12, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Multi-vitamins
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Multi-vitamins

It is not necessary in a country as Peru where you can get free vitamins eating fresh vegetables and fresh fruits all year around There is no best way to ingest vitamins through their natural way With vegetables and fruits we are not only ingesting vitamins + also the necessary minerals + fibers + a...
by windsportinperu
Sat May 11, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TUMS - where to find?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: TUMS - where to find?

You might try "Sal de Andrews" it is effervescent

It is sold everywhere at any Pharmacy

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