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by captcosmic
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cost of living is expensive in Peru.
Replies: 19
Views: 1623

Re: Cost of living is expensive in Peru.

Looking at it from an online prespective: http://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/comparison/lima/antwerp? The problem with comparing minimum wage folks is that neither make enough money to be able to choose between moving to the other place. At least that was the case when I made minimum wage! Her...
by captcosmic
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: looking for 3 bedroom apt
Replies: 0
Views: 205

looking for 3 bedroom apt

Anyone know of a decent three bedroom furnished apartment for rent for about a month in Lima? We will need it within a week!
by captcosmic
Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: A little something to thing about on a big topic
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: A little something to thing about on a big topic

I worked with SETI a few years ago while working at the Arecibo Observatory. They were a very weird group of folks. But boy did they have the funding rolling in from everywhere. After seven years and a gazillion dollars, it came time for SETI to leave the Observatory. They opened the ceremonial bott...
by captcosmic
Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Welfare in Belgium
Replies: 173
Views: 7615

Re: Welfare in Belgium

Interesting video about France. Kind of ties in with a good defense of socialism. :P I think France and Belgium have a lot on common. But even a Big Mac is cheaper in France than Belgium! :wink:

http://www.cbn.com/tv/3255110732001
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru Bonds Rally After Moody’s Upgrades Credit Rating
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Peru Bonds Rally After Moody’s Upgrades Credit Rating

Not related to the monetary situation of the OP, but..El niño has a good/bad effect up north for me. Hurricane season should be a mild one!
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cuzco Airport
Replies: 28
Views: 3722

Re: Cuzco Airport

Looks can be deceiving, but when they can offer a free car for short trips, shuttle services, goodie bags, etc to their upscale clients, then they have to be making profits on the "free" perks. Nothing is free. It's added to the total price that customers pay. Starting up an FBO at an air...
by captcosmic
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Process of Marraige in Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Process of Marraige in Peru

Hmm. Reading your post, I wondered how my wife, then my future wife, took care of things like that. I flew in the day before and we got married the next day. Working in textiles she seems to have known her way around the various government agencies. I know on my part I never did a blood test. Honest...
by captcosmic
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cuzco Airport
Replies: 28
Views: 3722

Re: Cuzco Airport

I was more referring to a complete lack of an FBO, as in Liberia. Hence my question about private planes coming to Cusco and if there is an FBO there. I have rarely seen more than one FBO unless the amount of private planes warrant the need. Most FBO provide upscale services, hence when you come in ...
by captcosmic
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Palomitas or canchitas - the definitive answer
Replies: 33
Views: 2158

Re: Palomitas or canchitas - the definitive answer

As if the previous pic is not convincing enough, here is another one. This SME (Small Medium Enterprise) entrepreneur may also have a passion for etymology – he uses palomitas and popcorn. But he also appears to lacking a bit of planning ahead skills, see the bottom panel! Lack of planning or he wr...
by captcosmic
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cuzco Airport
Replies: 28
Views: 3722

Re: Cuzco Airport

Mm, too many years spent downing the local jungle juice in Tarapoto, Chi Chi. The world has changed. Getting back to the original question, there definitely used to be private planes going in and out of Cusco, or at least small charter planes, because I have friends who took a flight with a company...
by captcosmic
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cuzco Airport
Replies: 28
Views: 3722

Re: Cuzco Airport

I am sure there are those who could afford a private plane in Peru, but don't use one. The reason I asked is that when I was in Costa Rica flying out of Liberia, the tarmac was lined with private planes. I assumed folks going there for the beaches or other touristic reasons. The one pilot I talked t...
by captcosmic
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: looking for any type of work
Replies: 17
Views: 1465

Re: looking for any type of work

Where im from its a bit offensive to tell someone they're better to live off welfare. No rent either as we own our own house. I dont care about how much i can make, because chamba es chamba and i'll take anything over selling peanuts again. What kind of skills, education or abilities do you have. Y...
by captcosmic
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cuzco Airport
Replies: 28
Views: 3722

Cuzco Airport

This is for your frequent fliers to Cusco. Let me begin by saying, that even though I fly a lot, I do not have a private plane, or ever had the pleasure. You all who fly into Velazco Astete International Airport (CUZ), have you seen a lot of private jets or other private planes transiting or overnig...
by captcosmic
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Neighboors from hell
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Neighboors from hell

A quiet cul de sac, with a mega-dumpster out front? I think they probably don't even notice it.
by captcosmic
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 11352

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

I bet he is sitting at home in Australia thinking "WTF did I get myself into on this board? " :roll:
by captcosmic
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 11352

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

Took me a little less than two years to speak German fluently after living there. Took me two years to be fluent in Spanish after living in Puerto Rico. The secret to being fluent is putting yourself in situations that require you to speak that language. Don't hang out with your own "species.&q...
by captcosmic
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 11352

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

Wait a minute, please... I have to go out and get some palomitas (oh, spleakz0r, that means popcorn). :D Hey wait, "palomitas" isn't the Peruvian Spanish word for pop corn (that's what Mexicans say)... I think Peruvians say "canchita" . Peruvians on the forum, please confirm :) ...
by captcosmic
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?
Replies: 161
Views: 11352

Re: Moving to Peru looking for love - Good or bad?

This is just my advice on meeting someone. IMHO, Go online. There are several sites where you can meet females, easily by location. Find a place you want to go and visit. I don't care if it is Peru, Colombia or the Dominican Republic (Who IMHO have the most beautiful women, with Colombia and Venezue...
by captcosmic
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Choquequirao
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

Choquequirao

Has anyone made the Choquequirao trek as of late? I saw there were some who did it in 2012. Was it worth the hike?
by captcosmic
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Civil Engineer seeking work in Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

Re: Civil Engineer seeking work in Peru

I PM you :) Don't take it personally. Lots of post go unanswered here. :roll:
by captcosmic
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paul Harvey..Good day.
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Paul Harvey..Good day.

Not sure if any of you US expats remember Paul. I used to listen to him on Armed Forces Radio in the early 80s. This voice from the past was from 1965 I believe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGVCO6CByQ
by captcosmic
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru less attractive countries for doing business
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: Peru less attractive countries for doing business

I know the shops in Gamarra are pretty cut throat. It was not even time for renewal of the lease and the landlord wanted to up my wife's rent on the small shop. AND he asked for a year in advance. She said she had a lease, but he said, "so sue me" more or less. Needless to say that shop wa...
by captcosmic
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 26
Views: 1786

Re: World Cup

I am glad you opened this thread! I have to admit that every time the world cup rolls around I find myself getting drawn further and further in. I mean, did anybody else watch the Ghana/US game today? What a mail biter... complete with drama, spirit, unbelievable persistence and sportsmanship. Get ...
by captcosmic
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Excellent APP!
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Excellent APP!

Wow. Did not know that! Will have to check it out as well! Thanks.
by captcosmic
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Third world war?
Replies: 22
Views: 1304

Re: Third world war?

Ok.. I can buy that the US took the lead, and you got no where. Never mind it was a political promise to get out of there, instead of doing the right thing. Or should we have went in there in the first place. Even more reason Europe should do something and take the lead, despite US mistakes, and do ...
by captcosmic
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Excellent APP!
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Excellent APP!

Not sure if you spanish challenged folks have tried this app, but it is very cool. It instantly translates what is on the screen of your 'driod. Even uses the same colors. Check it out! Think this is great for menu and the many other signs of life. :) Watch the demo video. Did I say it was very cool...
by captcosmic
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Third world war?
Replies: 22
Views: 1304

Re: Third world war?

Sounds like Europe has a vested interest in this and should be playing a major role instead of waiting for the US to take some kind of lead. Because if you wait for the POTUS to decide, it may be too late.
by captcosmic
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: ALDI in Peru.
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: ALDI in Peru.

So is Aldi en Peru already? Or is this wishful thinking.
by captcosmic
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most peacefull countries in the world.
Replies: 91
Views: 5779

Re: The most peacefull countries in the world.

Who pays for all those stellar welfare apartments and those other wonderful programs in Belgium? "The top individual income tax rate is 50 percent, and the top corporate tax rate is 33 percent. Other taxes include a value-added tax (VAT) and an estate tax. Tax revenue equals 44 percent of GDP, ...
by captcosmic
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and the US to discuss visa-free travel
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Peru and the US to discuss visa-free travel

He left Peru for greener pastures.
by captcosmic
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wikileaks Reveal U.S. Role in Bagua
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Wikileaks Reveal U.S. Role in Bagua

Thats a good way to look at, probably because i agree with you. Unkike all of them past knuckleheads, Hillary will be the only one running for POTUS. Thats the problem with the present POTUS, no one vetted him. Just were washed away by his promises.. but his qualifications? The last president i vote...
by captcosmic
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: mohagany office wall unit
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: mohagany office wall unit

Yes. My wife has not advertized it yet "locally". Her name is Nelly and you can call her at 014375866 or 981965461. Best in spanish. If not ask for Mellyssa our oldest.
by captcosmic
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most peacefull countries in the world.
Replies: 91
Views: 5779

Re: The most peacefull countries in the world.

Not a different country, but maybe a more real part of Lima? :D
by captcosmic
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most peacefull countries in the world.
Replies: 91
Views: 5779

Re: The most peacefull countries in the world.

Shoot on my first visit here, we had a small get together at my then girlfriends house. And we put a big bottle of beer in the middle and passed around the glass as each person said, "te invito" to the next. With thoughts of some one being sick, and hoping the beer would kill the virus off...
by captcosmic
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wikileaks Reveal U.S. Role in Bagua
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Wikileaks Reveal U.S. Role in Bagua

Maybe some one can ask the next candidate for the POTUS what happened under her watch as US secretary of state in the Bagua massacre. I think her standard answer would be "What difference at this point does it make?" I am sure this will be big big headlines in the mainstream media in the s...
by captcosmic
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking for Xbox 360 power cord -
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Looking for Xbox 360 power cord -

Power supply. Pulvo azul best bet. Daughter got ons for her nintendo there. :D
by captcosmic
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Looking for Xbox 360 power cord -
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Looking for Xbox 360 power cord -

http://site.rctoyz.com/GAMES_XBOX360_XB-3062.jpg

You mean the power supply? The power cord would not get harmed just by plugging it into 220.
by captcosmic
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: mohagany office wall unit
Replies: 3
Views: 581

mohagany office wall unit

Beautiful lightly used wall cabinet for sale. Made from quality mohagany solid wood. It is about seven feet tall and six feet across. Perfect book shelf and storage for your office. With a little change it would make an excellent entertainment center! S/1000. PM me for more info. Joe
by captcosmic
Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keurig
Replies: 15
Views: 2435

Re: Keurig

I have always had to pay into some form of coffee fund. Well except working at a resturant way back when. Never been free in my 30 + years of scratching for my daily bread. :) :)
by captcosmic
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keurig
Replies: 15
Views: 2435

Re: Keurig

Yeah, when I was visiting the States I noticed how there were a zillion different K-cup options, but even the cheap ones seemed expensive compared to buying coffee by the pound and brewing it the old fashioned way. They are convenient though, and a nice perk in an office where not everyone likes th...
by captcosmic
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Apartment very near to LARCO MAR next to MARRIOT HOTEL!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Apartment very near to LARCO MAR next to MARRIOT HOTEL!!!

So whats a view like that going to cost me? :) :)
by captcosmic
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Serpost and Customs duties
Replies: 32
Views: 5485

Re: Serpost and Customs duties

I have sent a lot of things to my wife in Lima.Funny thing, no matter what it is, if it comes in a box, they always make her go down to where ever it is to pick it up. Across town someplace. However, if it is in a envelope, no matter about the size or contents, they always just drop it off at our ho...
by captcosmic
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keurig
Replies: 15
Views: 2435

Re: Keurig

No K-Cups sold here, but I use the refillable one, the "My K-Cup". Works well :) http://www.amazon.com/Keurig-K-Cup-Reusable-Coffee-Filter/dp/B000DLB2FI The problem with the Keurig brand is that you have to take a piece out of the machine to use it. Fine if it is your home machine and you...
by captcosmic
Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keurig
Replies: 15
Views: 2435

Re: Keurig

I bought a little plastic cup the same size as the disposable ones. Keurig makes them but so does "as seen on TV." You open the top, load up your favorite coffee and brew it as with the throw away ones. This way you get your own brew type, and it is cheaper! Only small drawback, you have t...
by captcosmic
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Home for sale!
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Home for sale!

We redid the 2 inch thick solid mahogany garage door. Man that thing would cost you an arm and a leg in the states!! Reposted it to Craigslist and OLX in Peru. Craigslist: http://lima.es.craigslist.org/reo/4499574135.html OLX: http://lima-lima.olx.com.pe/casa-en-salamanca-de-monterrico-iid-657999718
by captcosmic
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Real adventure in the North Peru.
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Real adventure in the North Peru.

How close in do they come? Or is a boat trip to see them?
by captcosmic
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Real adventure in the North Peru.
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Real adventure in the North Peru.

Used to watch the humpbacks jump from the balcony of my house in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Really amazing.
by captcosmic
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: INVENTIONS THAT PERU NEEDS
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: INVENTIONS THAT PERU NEEDS

How about a public toilet seat that can't be stolen? I always figured they were just never installed in the first place. I even happens on aircrafts. When I was working as a flight attendant, I often noticed during the post flight checks that ítems like seatbelts, lifejackets, armrests, MRT'S, fold...
by captcosmic
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Food hygiene.
Replies: 16
Views: 1213

Re: Food hygiene.

How this chef deals with customer complaints... http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82325993/ You would have to be a real idiot to eat at that place. He does not like folks coming up to the kitchen, well he should have put a door on the place! And it is no wonder he is in financial troubles. Goo...
by captcosmic
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian ceviche vs Mexican ceviche
Replies: 10
Views: 4320

Re: Peruvian ceviche vs Mexican ceviche

SilverbackPeru wrote:There's not really going to be any competition is there really when it comes to Peruvian Ceviche v Mexican Ceviche! Peru will win hands down all the time!


Especially if my wife is preparing it! :) She can sure rock some Ceviche!

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