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by asgp
Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Furnishing a flat
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Furnishing a flat

Hi! have you read and contacted the people who have selling posts here in the forum? that can be useful! For the good quality wooden furniture I strongly recommend everybody to buy directly from the makers, here in Lima there are this 'mercados de muebles' or 'furniture markets', where the artisans ...
by asgp
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: WTB computer Monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: WTB computer Monitor

Roger that.

I think you are doing good repairing it.
by asgp
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Looking for a climbing partner (Lima)
Replies: 6
Views: 1424

Re: Looking for a climbing partner (Lima)

It sounds interesting! Can anyone post a youtube video of how it is like?

Im not just new at this, but I totally ignore everything about it. Willing to learn.
by asgp
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Making a living in Peru without a visa or job.
Replies: 29
Views: 5673

Re: Making a living in Peru without a visa or job.

:lol:

:lol: I am LMAO reading this thread. It went from selling anticuchos to nanothecnology and rocket sience PDQ... :P

You guys go deep deeper all the way :lol:
by asgp
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best Pollo a la Brasa?
Replies: 20
Views: 6890

Re: Best Pollo a la Brasa?

This sunday is National Pollo a la Brasa day! or how I prefer to call it: Pollo alo spiedo 8)

Sadly I came with this awful news, from now on I will only eat where they use gas ovens. Enjoy with responsibility.

http://peru21.pe/opinion/guido-lombardi ... pa-2223020
by asgp
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Spice List English/Spanish
Replies: 36
Views: 12002

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

My contribution:

- Turmeric Powder: Palillo
- Annatto (seed or powder): Achiote (polvo de achiote for anatto powder)

:D
by asgp
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Spice List English/Spanish
Replies: 36
Views: 12002

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Hi all, I'm planning to move to Lima next June (2016) and open a restaurant. I'm sure I'll be able to cook with whatever I can find, but it would be nice to know: how easy is it to find all of these spices in Lima, how expensive are they, can I ship them from the US and are there any taxes/fees inv...
by asgp
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: El Pacto Peruano...
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: El Pacto Peruano...

Great marketing idea, great BTL... But that's it... Other actions are needed in order to change some things around here.
by asgp
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: you know you are Peruvian when...
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: you know you are Peruvian when...

Continuing with the theme... this is dedicated for all sweet tooth of all ages :lol:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq68Sh6IKLg
by asgp
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: you know you are Peruvian when...
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: you know you are Peruvian when...

hahahaha

I wish it was enough with just showing my underwear to the lady in charge at 'migraciones' they would give me my D.N.I. :roll:
by asgp
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: UNVEILING OF A PADDINGTON BEAR STATUE
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: UNVEILING OF A PADDINGTON BEAR STATUE

I wish I had kids to enjoy that moment, Unfortunately I am the only kid in the block right now and I will be attending another appointment :(
by asgp
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: WTB computer Monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: WTB computer Monitor

Hi! I know a place in downtown Lima where you can find the brand of your choice, size and style, it's a formal store of used computers and screens. I've seen prices starting as low as S/. 150. If you don't have the time to go and check it out by yourself or you just avoid Lima downtown like most of ...
by asgp
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: August climate in Lima
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: August climate in Lima

I am not sure at all to define as 'damp' the weather in Lima in the 'winter' season. We have high humidity but that's it. And as you must know, humidity plays a role in the sensation people can perceive, the 'feels like', both in summer, making you sweat like a pig and making your skin sticky and in...
by asgp
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Daily Living Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: Daily Living Tips

Its my pleasure to help. When it comes to taxi to or from the airport something strange happens. Everybody wants to charge you THE DOUBLE of the actual fare... Absolutely all times. I find this very telling about the Peruvian idiosyncracy... They believe that if you use the airport you are automatic...
by asgp
Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Close-minded Peruvian Mother(Need advice)
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Close-minded Peruvian Mother(Need advice)

Well, I believe there is nothing much to say here, they are two, you are only one. This is unfairly democratic.

You have no option but struggle to success, failing is not a choice.
by asgp
Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Beekeeping
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: Beekeeping

This can be a tricky one...

People here complain about cell phone antennas... Go figure with bees! Anyways, there is a place you can ask if this could be done. I will let you know.
by asgp
Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Daily Living Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: Daily Living Tips

Hi Antonio! I do not teach, but I learned not to survive, I learned to LIVE in live with very little, it is an art :lol: But only mastered with time, patience and astuteness :lol: Here in Peru I heard this phrase: 'Un peruano se puede morir de todo menos de hambre' it can be translated to something ...
by asgp
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3589

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

That's right amigo. :!:
by asgp
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy Inti banknotes in Lima?
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Re: Where to buy Inti banknotes in Lima?

And the results are in! :lol: I went those places, saw, touched and admired the Inti bills :lol: they are not super expensive. The place I told you about near Plaza Francia is FULL of Inti bank notes :!: The place as you said in your post is called Pasaje Tambo de Belen Here is the place in google m...
by asgp
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Leaving Peru in a week: Everything must go. Low prices
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: Leaving Peru in a week: Everything must go. Low prices

I will contact you for more details.
by asgp
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3589

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

I am venezuelan, and I can tell you something about that beautiful country and that horrible regime who runs it. The last actual, properly called 'golpe de estado' happened in 1958, when the country was ruled by a military dictatorship and that golpe de estado overthrew the government who, yes, it w...
by asgp
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 19849

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Well........ The crime has raised, mainly in the VAST majority of districts in Lima, maybe Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro scape this situation because of the tourism industry that lives there, police knows this and they won't allow crime go deeper there. I feel more danger than I did 2-3 years ...
by asgp
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Copa America
Replies: 19
Views: 2826

Re: Copa America

Yes... Chile won, And... some even say 'sadly for the peruvian people Chile won'... It is a endless rivalry between this two countries... :roll: Anyways... Next year it will happen again my friends... There will be a extraordinary Copa America to celebrate the 100 years of the tournament, and this t...
by asgp
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Mattresses

I trust Paraiso when it comes to mattresses... It is also a little bit cheaper I guess... Some stores like SagaFalabella and Ripley have cheaper prices on their website e-stores... It won't hurt going to the actual stores checking first the website before going. I am sure all the stores have compute...
by asgp
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Copa America
Replies: 19
Views: 2826

Re: Copa America

It's fun to see people standing still in the sidewalk looking 'el partido' in some restaurant TV... :lol:

The city stops for 90 minutes... and today it will happen again. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by asgp
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3589

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

New Update:



Pulso Perú: 4 out of 10 peruvians have a authoritarian vision. Ideology poll shows eight percent growth in one year and represents 39.5% of the population.

http://peru21.pe/politica/cuatro-cada-d ... ia-2221424
by asgp
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian folk remedies
Replies: 20
Views: 2994

Re: Peruvian folk remedies

I had coca leaves when I was in Cusco, I chewed some of them in the treck to Machu Picchu. It was very useful, I had this feeling... I was very energized, walked all the ruins up and down, not tired at all.
by asgp
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What to do in Lima - The first 36 hours
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Re: What to do in Lima - The first 36 hours

Yes, It was nice to read that article. I knew about it by a local proud limeña. :D
by asgp
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3589

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

And in the meanwhile... No coup d'état, no PPK and no hope, :lol:
by asgp
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian folk remedies
Replies: 20
Views: 2994

Re: Peruvian folk remedies

What about Coca leaves? Has anyone tried these?
by asgp
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian folk remedies
Replies: 20
Views: 2994

Re: Peruvian folk remedies

caliguy wrote:there is also a radio channel (87.5 fm) dedicated to health related problems and healing, and also plays cool music.
http://www.radiomaster.es/


Thanks for sharing.
by asgp
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: XOOM-wire transfer receival fees
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: XOOM-wire transfer receival fees

That's the fee 20-30, last time I checked Interbank was charging $25, it depends of the type of account you have.
by asgp
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Borderhop(ish) from Tacna to Arica
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

Re: Borderhop(ish) from Tacna to Arica

Thanks for sharing.

I knew already about how easy is getting trough Ecuador.

Anyways, what a waste of time this migration procedures...
by asgp
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: In Peru with nothing to do
Replies: 14
Views: 2386

Re: In Peru with nothing to do

Jesus. You all seem to be really great people. Jaqueson I have nothing to add to this but take these people advice. I feel bad for those who lost that special significant other here in Peru. I am one of them, and I envy you too, you had it easy. Some of us weren't that lucky, in my case it has been ...
by asgp
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3589

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

Interesting... Would the military support the presidential couple? I am not sure, obviously, but my bet is going for a NO. Have you discussed this topic with local peruvians? I have, and yes, a third of them would support a dictatorship, but one dictatorship coming from a strong leader, both Ollanta...
by asgp
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3589

Re: Does Humala plan a coup d'état ?

I believe there is no chance for a 'golpe de estado'... not even by mistake. Why? Ollanta Humala regime has no enough strength, popularity levels of the presidential couple is in free fall and everybody in this regime is looking forward to end this presidential period standing still. Not to mention ...
by asgp
Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Amazonas Recovery Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Re: Amazonas Recovery Project

Hello! Well, I give you a lot of credit, I am impressed and I admire all the time and dedication you have had put in this project. I believe that in this world is we need more people willing to take action, and it is amazing that many locals aren't concern about it. I salute this kind of effort, spe...
by asgp
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Small towns - mild weather
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Small towns - mild weather

What about Cañete? Located south of Lima.
by asgp
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian folk remedies
Replies: 20
Views: 2994

Re: Peruvian folk remedies

Four years ago my Mother in Law was diagnose with cancer that had spread to the bones and was given a month to three months to live. My wife immediately went in to action and my Mother in Law went on an Amazonian diet. She lived for three years and totally without pain, passing away in her sleep. I...
by asgp
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Small flags
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: Small flags

Hello. I work with any kind of printings, vinyl, banners, posters, magnetic stickers, decoration, canvas, frames, cut-out printings, advertising, visual merchandising... you name it. For a printing of a flag design the size of a postcard I would charge 2 soles each, laminated in plastic for more pro...
by asgp
Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of SAC
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Cost of SAC

off course: http://www.conexionynegocios.com/Peru/ Augusto Tamayo 160 San Isidro, Lima https://www.google.com.pe/maps/place/Cofide/@-12.0973849,-77.0271193,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x8fde0f95f99d4e69?hl=es you can write to the lady in charge there, she told me she reads all emails. Thi...
by asgp
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Boxing
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Boxing

Don't know if its too late, but there is this place called Peru Fight... check it out. No drinks tho, but there are plenty of places nearby


http://www.perufightacademy.com
by asgp
Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When will my stomach agree?
Replies: 21
Views: 4405

Re: When will my stomach agree?

Wow... this is shocking, how can you survive walking in front of a restaurant of comida criolla? Jesus, it must be really hard. I had to adjust too, only with bottled water, that was it for me the first months, now I have almost two years here and I'm cured lol. Also I buy the local pepto, wich is c...
by asgp
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy Inti banknotes in Lima?
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Re: Where to buy Inti banknotes in Lima?

Hi! wow. this is very interesting. Recently I started to like collecting the current 1 sol coins, it is very interesting. I've never collected bills, but I certainly know where you can find what you are looking for, I've walked almost the entire Lima by my own LOL. You are very aware that in the Mir...
by asgp
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of SAC
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Cost of SAC

Hello! What do you mean with 'starting'? If you are meaning the certificate of incorporation equivalent here in Peru it can go as low as S/. 500 - 600. If you do it all by yourself it can be even cheaper. I know a place where they assist people and enterpreneurs and they charge that amount, they eve...
by asgp
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Delinquencies up on Housing Market
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: Delinquencies up on Housing Market

Interesting, I hope for it to remain this slow.
by asgp
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Housewares in Cusco
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Housewares in Cusco

Hi... In Cusco there are three big chain stores where you can find what you need to outfitting your home, they are PROMART, MAESTRO and PLAZA VEA. PROMART and MAESTRO are two of the three peruvian top retailers for home appliances and home improvement (the other one is SODIMAC, wich recently bought ...
by asgp
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: OLO interner
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: OLO interner

I've heard its a luck bet, as it works with antennas and signals you can awesome or crappy signal quality. they work with speed limits... if you reach the download limit they have for each plan within a month, your speed will drop and you will have to wait to the next month to get it restored. IMHO:...
by asgp
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to buy ingredients (all cuisines)
Replies: 15
Views: 5564

Re: Where to buy ingredients (all cuisines)

Thanks, I've tried Wong many times. They never have truffles or mascarpone, for example. The things I am looking for would probably be fresh, not packaged. my friend, wong supermarkets have this online store where you can browse items and even make shopping list delivered to your home or to be pick...
by asgp
Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taxi fromLa Victoria to the Airport how much?
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: Taxi fromLa Victoria to the Airport how much?

I would go with 20 - 25 soles... But La Victoria es big... so it depends of where you are at. Hope you had luck.

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