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by goalie3443
Thu May 18, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: La Republica, La Crema and Allianza
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: La Republica, La Crema and Allianza

Dale U!!!! Definitely going to more futbol matches next trip I have been to a couple of games at the Monumental stadium. A bit different from going to a game in the US as I was not aware of certain restrictions, no drinking(even before the game) and no mens belts permitted at the gate. They give eve...
by goalie3443
Thu May 18, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: taxis from Airport to Barranco?
Replies: 12
Views: 4873

Re: taxis from Airport to Barranco?

Appears I am too late but dont talk to the taxi drivers waiting like sharks right outside the terminal door. Begin walking to your right on the sidewalk that runs next to the exit lane Taxitas will stop after dropping of their fares and try to pick you up. During the daylight its a lot cheaper. I p...
by goalie3443
Wed May 17, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying and Building in Peru Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Buying and Building in Peru Thread

Glad to hear back from you guys I will try to contact woodchuck. My wife had her house built in Lima so would probably just do some of the finishing after a rough in to get exactly what we want. I noticed that there is a REMAX Peru website but not much in the way of listings. I may contact a realtor...
by goalie3443
Mon May 15, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying and Building in Peru Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Buying and Building in Peru Thread

I have been looking to buy a place in Peru and we are getting closer with kids finishing up school and planing for retirement. My wife is Peruvian and so are 2 of our kids while I am still without so much as a CE and only travel about 3 months at a time when we go. I have a bunch of questions so I f...
by goalie3443
Mon May 15, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Finally going to Peru.. Any suggestions... And can I work internationally if retired.. Without paying tax
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Finally going to Peru.. Any suggestions... And can I work internationally if retired.. Without paying tax

Hi Franz and welcome! If you wife is still holding peruvian citizenship you can get your CE pretty easily. You may also consider getting citizenship yourself after 2 years and some paperwork. As far as importing goes I am not sure. Cars are not really an option but you might get someone else to chim...
by goalie3443
Mon May 15, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?
Replies: 24
Views: 2467

Re: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?

yeah that stuff is probably more like hardie backer board than straight sheetrock, says a sheet weighs 75lbs and doesn't require exterior paneling and is fire rated and moisture resistant. But as far as both safety and security is concerned I would take rebar and crete over that anyday. would be eas...
by goalie3443
Sun May 14, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?
Replies: 24
Views: 2467

Re: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?

sounds like they are saying hardie backer board and stick built construction because you aint building nothing with strictly sheetrock....

brick and mortar will obviously hold up better regarding earthquakes and normal wear and tear. come on wood n sheetrock vs brick n crete? no question.
by goalie3443
Sun May 14, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Insurance Agents
Replies: 6
Views: 8282

Re: Insurance Agents

what kind of home and auto insurance is available in peru and what does a typical policy cost?

thanks
by goalie3443
Fri May 12, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: taxis from Airport to Barranco?
Replies: 12
Views: 4873

Re: taxis from Airport to Barranco?

Appears I am too late but dont talk to the taxi drivers waiting like sharks right outside the terminal door. Begin walking to your right on the sidewalk that runs next to the exit lane Taxitas will stop after dropping of their fares and try to pick you up. During the daylight its a lot cheaper. I pi...
by goalie3443
Fri May 12, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best Pollo a la Brasa?
Replies: 20
Views: 6156

Re: Best Pollo a la Brasa?

Other, Campestra across the bridge towards Rimac from Chabuca Granda. BEST POLLO FALLING OFF THE BONE....delicious crispy skin BEST PAPA FRITAS BEST ENSALADA BEST AJI SALSA Don't tell ANYONE! Seriously last time I spread the word they jacked up the prices x2! Seriously, do not tell a soul! Dude that...
by goalie3443
Thu May 11, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where are the best Pisco Sours?
Replies: 16
Views: 4879

Re: Where are the best Pisco Sours?

Where are they? In my belly!

Seriously best I have had was probably at a high end restaurant in Barranco or Larcomar a long time ago. I stick to Pilsen, Tall and Cold. Occasional Margarita Mondays at home but only Jose, Fresh key limes, splash of OJ, rocks and sal!
by goalie3443
Thu May 11, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: carnet de extranjeria and travel abroad
Replies: 13
Views: 2356

Re: carnet de extranjeria and travel abroad

Any use in getting a CE if I'm not going to permanently reside in Peru? Married to a Peruvian....
by goalie3443
Thu May 11, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Top 10 rock bands, in your mind.
Replies: 76
Views: 14799

Re: Top 10 rock bands, in your mind.

I only need 3 bands to get me through it....

1 Pink Floyd

2 The Dead

3 Wailers

and maybe a Hector Lavoe here and there depending on the situation....
by goalie3443
Thu May 11, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Large clothing...
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: Large clothing...

When in doubt head to the Gamarra and ask around you are sure to find some Lacoste knockoffs that big. I am XXL and find what I need there....Shorts and jeans are not readily available without quite a walk. Polvos azules may have shorts but haven't bought jeans in peru. For that matter the plaza de ...
by goalie3443
Thu May 11, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Exchanging Money in Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Exchanging Money in Peru

I always change large amounts at the casa's de cambio's in Plaza San Martin best rates and you dont have to do it in the middle of the street. Taxi in and Taxi out. Always check your bills going in and when they bring you your stacks. Watermarkings and holograms, 1 fool tried to pass me a falso C-No...
by goalie3443
Thu May 11, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Restrooms
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Restrooms

HAHAHAHAHa! Noice! You can get more TP just ask and they might need an additional FARE, Fare, hahahaha! Anyways TIP #1 visiting Peru or any 3rd world country, BYOTP! Bring Yo Own TP! roll off a large amount and keep it stashed. haven't you been in a taxi? Those Taxistas always have a roll on the das...
by goalie3443
Thu May 11, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LOOKING FOR ADVICE ON BEACHES NEAR LIMA
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: LOOKING FOR ADVICE ON BEACHES NEAR LIMA

South of Lurin is where its at for the Lima area. You can catch the San Bartolo bus at puente ataconga on the highway, look for the brown and white with yellow strips. Once you get to Lurin you can jump off and grab a combi to go to all the individual spots all the way down. Even in the winter the s...
by goalie3443
Thu May 11, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mortgages in Lima. Rates?
Replies: 17
Views: 4750

Re: Mortgages in Lima. Rates?

speaking of mtg's anyone got any recommendations on searching for property in Peru? The internet classifieds are pretty lean and REMAX seems to be the only MLS type listings but not much there from what I have seen over the years. I know that a lot of folks just spray paint SE VENDE on the front of ...
by goalie3443
Thu May 11, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dentists in Lima
Replies: 57
Views: 34220

Re: Dentists in Lima

My wifes cousin is a dentist in Lima fairly reasonable and great hygienists too. Actually its super affordable and normally no wait. PM me for info I can't remember the hospital or whereabouts.
by goalie3443
Thu May 11, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima Transportation system (split from: If you import your car what is the duty.)
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Lima Transportation system (split from: If you import your car what is the duty.)

Cuidado jumping on Combis during rush hour my very first ride the combi smashed into the back of a coach bus at 40km/hr jolting everyone in the combi. Still have a scar from my wife digging her nails into my wrist during impact! Got fare back and jumped off in the shoulder as the combi was dead and ...
by goalie3443
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vegetarian restaurants in Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

Re: Vegetarian restaurants in Peru

I am the only meat eater in our family and can say that they are able to adapt most things to vegetarian. Rice is the mainstay of course but veggies are abundant especially in the markets. The best thing about the markets is that everyone buys fresh daily. The only times I get sick in Peru it has be...
by goalie3443
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima, Sur y Tumbes Surf Sesh?
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

Re: Lima, Sur y Tumbes Surf Sesh?

I can't believe not a one of you here in the land of the lefts considers yourselves ocean goers....I have yet to be in Peru during their summer and want to know how much it differs from the winter months of July and August?

Is it different in the north like mancora during the peruvian summer too?
by goalie3443
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Hard to find Aji
Replies: 2
Views: 2514

Re: Hard to find Aji

why not dry out a few, plant the seeds and grow your own? I even have a steady supply of Pinguita de mono, rocoto, amarillo and panca in the states every summer just bag em up and throw them in the freezer and they last until the next harvest season!
by goalie3443
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pizza flour?
Replies: 7
Views: 3208

Re: Pizza flour?

Plain enriched white flour is all the real pie shops use in NYC...
by goalie3443
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan Frances
Replies: 10
Views: 4551

Re: Pan Frances

There is a small boulangerie on the corner close to our place in Rimac with some of the most spectacular pan frances in the entire world made fresh in the morning, closed in the late afternoon and reopened with more fresh pan at around 5 pm local time. Its super cheap too we buy it in huge bags but ...
by goalie3443
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best Pollo a la Brasa?
Replies: 20
Views: 6156

Re: Best Pollo a la Brasa?

Not at any of those mcdonaldesque chains sorry to say but I absolutely refuse to divulge the name or location of the best pollo a la brasa in the entire country as the last time I did they raised the price by 50%.... My Uncles restaurant in Curawasi does a fantastic pollo but my favorite is close to...
by goalie3443
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: how much do you spend on menu?
Replies: 17
Views: 5227

Re: how much do you spend on menu?

In Lima I never spend more than s./7 for Menu and normally S./5. This is mostly at our local market where the locals eat and there are plenty of choices and the food is better than anywhere I have eaten in miraflores. With the one exception of a very fine chateaubriand I enjoyed at the larcomar one ...
by goalie3443
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health food stores
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: Health food stores

we just go to the local market and stick to a healthy mostly vegetarian diet except I still eat meat the rest of the family refuses to join the fun!

Veggies and fruits at the local market are about as healthy and cheaper than you will find in any chain stores.
by goalie3443
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall
Replies: 13
Views: 1833

Re: Construction Cost =: Brick/Concrete vs Drywall

I used to be a sheet rocker in the states I know my wife was about to try and add a 3rd floor on our house in Lima but the Neighbors did the typical bullshit and caused a hell of a ruckus with the city and they keep coming by to bother our family and continue trying to fine us for a multitude of BS....
by goalie3443
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima, Sur y Tumbes Surf Sesh?
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

Lima, Sur y Tumbes Surf Sesh?

I am back in the states but thought I would see if there are any other ocean loving types around the forums. I am a complete novice but would be interested to meet up with anyone looking to hang out or hit up the beaches in and around Lima on my next stay. Not sure how quick I will be back but we ar...

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