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by teamoperu
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru is No. 1 in crime rate
Replies: 11
Views: 1937

Re: Peru is No. 1 in crime rate

You really should add that the article is clear that the stats are for Latinoamérica. There are many many many worse places in the world. Also, to be clear, the article states: "Carlos Basombrío, however, stressed that while Peru has the highest rate of crime victimization, it does not for thef...
by teamoperu
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lan's prices
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: Lan's prices

Lets be honest, there is no discount, this amounts to a tourist tax. Ontop of that you have to pay a exit tax to fly within Peru if you are not a resident. They know that foreigner coming to Peru have $$$$$$$. Only another way to milk it. They surely do not advertise as a discount. Just another way...
by teamoperu
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lan's prices
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: Lan's prices

A couple of weeks ago I had to buy a same day ticket. There were no low price fares left, the plane was almost full. I paid exactly the same fare as everyone. At that late date, everyone, residents and non-residents, DNIs and CEs, Peruvians and gringos, green eyed monsters and all LGBTQQ like me, we...
by teamoperu
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: two questions in one
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: two questions in one

belastar12 wrote:1- what is needed to open a bank account if from US?

2- what is needed to buy a house in cusco?


Money? :) :)
by teamoperu
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 7423

Re: Aeromexico airlines

The thread is about Aeromexico. So for the umpteenth time, chi chi has managed to hijack the thread. I do not know what kind of attention deficit disorder it takes to have this happen so often.

Chi chi, every thread is NOT about you.
by teamoperu
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4470

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

I would say, first of all, that I doubt anyone cares whether you are lesbians. I have been on the Metropolitano and seen girls together, holding hands, and obviously a couple. The same thing often happens at el Puente de Suspiros. No one paid them any mind. However, I do think the landlord might be...
by teamoperu
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 7423

Re: Aeromexico airlines

Someone is exaggerating big time. Jealous? Then do the job yourself. If you are willing to study a lot and able and willing to work hard then you can do it. Many airlines are looking for staff. Apply now! Wages are way too low for me. The idea of flying standby doesn't appeal to me. The suggestion ...
by teamoperu
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How do $ value changes affect Peru vs Ecuador
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Re: How do $ value changes affect Peru vs Ecuador

In response to chi-chi-nomics, the inflation rate in Peru as of February 2015 is 2.77% adjusted on a yearly basis. The sol has dropped 8.2% against the dollar in a similar period, therefore, the purchasing power of the US dollar has increased significantly. You'll get more bang for your buck. Expec...
by teamoperu
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru is off the list.
Replies: 20
Views: 5305

Re: Peru is off the list.

Most Peruvians I know are basically a pretty happy lot too. The ones that stand in line at the Western Unión office at the beginning of the month to pick the giro sendet to them by relatives that have been lucky to get a visa to go abroad are indeed happy. And there are loads of them. For the other...
by teamoperu
Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 7423

Re: Aeromexico airlines

After serving food, and telling you that they are out of your preferred selection, they sit in the galley eating the dish you wanted but they kept for themselves. On board there are crew meals. They are much better than what the ''cattle'' gets. I can't imagine that one of my colleagues would eat t...
by teamoperu
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru is off the list.
Replies: 20
Views: 5305

Re: Peru is off the list.

Total nonsense. I fail to see what personality deficiency is bolstered by badmouthing, insulting, and misrepresenting the truth about Peru from afar. There is more to life than money and living cheap.

Like adrian, I have a great life here. Most Peruvians I know are basically a pretty happy lot too.
by teamoperu
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 7423

Re: Aeromexico airlines

The use of “purser” is European. Won't hear it in NA much. A purser = stewardess. They serve food and beverages to passengers and have safety training... mostly to tell you to put away your tray table and raise your seat back. Most do this with glee, loving being all powerful. In an emergency some a...
by teamoperu
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How do $ value changes affect Peru vs Ecuador
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Re: How do $ value changes affect Peru vs Ecuador

chi chi wrote:Prices in Peru go up all the time so the increase of the value of the dollar won't make a difference in your buying power.


Nonsense.
by teamoperu
Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Huanchaco malecón destroyed by the sea
Replies: 9
Views: 2556

Re: Huanchaco malecón destroyed by the sea

Never underestimate the power of nature. As much as we like to ignore it, coastal areas are not static and never will be.
by teamoperu
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 7423

Re: Aeromexico airlines

I suggest you need to brush up on what is happening today , not live in the past. I am currently working as a purser for an airline so I know what's going in the airline industry. And I have information what only insiders know. Apparently not, given the outdated info you recently posted. But no won...
by teamoperu
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4470

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

Landlords are more interested in your ability to pay the rent and that you will look well after their property than your sexual orientation. Yes, I understand. This is exactly what I would say to someone like me asking this, however (as I believe I have said already) I want to be able to rent ONE r...
by teamoperu
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Evicting bad tenant?
Replies: 18
Views: 2228

Re: Evicting bad tenant?

An everyone said - OFF TOPIC!!! Please limit your comments to the intent of the OP and not your dislike for me! Also, there should be a limit of 1,000 words per reply IMO. You waste the valuable time of ethical/professional posters with your continued ranting. :roll: WRT evicting a tenant, Philip c...
by teamoperu
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 7423

Re: Aeromexico airlines

American was pretty much bare bones with small and uncomfortable seats. And my wife and I are both slim people so I can imagine what those seats would be like for a hefty person. Airlines like American and United have suffered a lot from the success of the low fare airlines like JetBlue, Southwest,...
by teamoperu
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thunderbird Hotels info
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

Re: Thunderbird Hotels info

I have found that in Peru, some businesses change policy/service rather quickly. Possibly due to new ownership or management, any number of reasons. Also, my friend would prefer first hand experiences vs. what is portrayed on the web site. Peruvian businesses are no different from other countries w...
by teamoperu
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thunderbird Hotels info
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

Re: Thunderbird Hotels info

Asking for a friend. He is coming to Lima in the near future and was looking at the Thunderbird Hotels. On their website, I noticed there are 4 hotels - interspersed within Lima. Does anyone have any experience with the Thunderbird Hotels or prefer one over the other? Do the Thunderbird Hotels have...
by teamoperu
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LAN: Direct Flights between Orlando and Lima
Replies: 13
Views: 2743

Re: LAN: Direct Flights between Orlando and Lima

tupacperu wrote:Never used the term Gringo :).

Foreigner = Tourist


Nope, you did not, but others are. :)

More appropriately:

Resident = Resident
Non-resident = Non-resident

The fare rule is residency based, not tourism, foreigner etc. Nationality or reason for travel is irrelevant.
by teamoperu
Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4470

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

Lola and partner, Honesty is always the best policy in life If I or my Peruvian gf can help you in an way once your arrive in Peru, it would be our pleasure to do so. Best wishes for safe travel and in your many years together as a couple. I reread the thread. Lets be honest, no one was suggesting ...
by teamoperu
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LAN: Direct Flights between Orlando and Lima
Replies: 13
Views: 2743

Re: LAN: Direct Flights between Orlando and Lima

Actually, I read somewhere that LAN fine non Peruvian passengers. Can this be true? They do charge a couple hundred extra for foreigners traveling within Peru (cities). THis has been documented in other threads on EP. Yeah, tupacperu , there probably are some posts on EP that provide the wrong info...
by teamoperu
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4470

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

Teamoperu, Why do you consider advising the landlord of the situation - bad advice? Do you want to see these young women evicted after the landlord is furious? Is this the bad advice or that it comes from me??? People are funny. I get the sense she wants to declare her LBGTQ status to a potential l...
by teamoperu
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4470

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

Teamoperu, Why do you consider advising the landlord of the situation - bad advice? Do you want to see these young women evicted after the landlord is furious? Is this the bad advice or that it comes from me??? People are funny. I get the sense she wants to declare her LGBTQ status to a potential l...
by teamoperu
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: La Cachina
Replies: 16
Views: 2345

Re: La Cachina

By coincidence, I was listening in on a conversation yesterday. A Piurana was explaining shopping options to a Limena visiting Piura for the first time. “La Cachina” in Piura was used as a general term understood by all.
by teamoperu
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LAN: Direct Flights between Orlando and Lima
Replies: 13
Views: 2743

Re: LAN: Direct Flights between Orlando and Lima

Actually, I read somewhere that LAN fine non Peruvian passengers. Can this be true? They do charge a couple hundred extra for foreigners traveling within Peru (cities). THis has been documented in other threads on EP. Yeah, tupacperu , there probably are some posts on EP that provide the wrong info...
by teamoperu
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4470

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

Back on topic - please! I feel it is just good manners to advise any landlord of the situation. If they do not approve, probably better that you did not enter into an arrangement with them. I had rental property in the US and never had an issue with two women sharing a room or unit. Actually, they ...
by teamoperu
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4470

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

Tabalosos is probably the gay capital of Peru. It's a small city located somewhere along the carretera between Tarapoto and Moyobamba and is home to more tan 14000 gay men. Link? Proof? If you cannot prove it is not believable, given the many falsehoods you have posted. Add: A quick search: Wiki Ta...
by teamoperu
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 4470

Re: LGBTQ in Lima?

My first destination in Peru, after landing in Lima, was Iquitos.. I ended up walking into the Belem dirty market area.. I stumbled across an area of hair dressers who all seemed to be men expressed in very feminine form.. I would trust them to do my hair any day, if i ever did my hair.. They all t...
by teamoperu
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Snus?
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Re: Snus?

there shouldn't be any problem with bringing it in. i would be more concerned of the cheese though. just in case, put it in the very tip of your shoe then stuff a sock in behind it, in your checked bag of course :lol: i've brought food items to Peru and have never been questioned about them, even w...
by teamoperu
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 7423

Re: Aeromexico airlines

BTW chi chi given your experience (n)ever flying AM how do you rate it against Avianca (which I think you actually have flown)? I only flew once with Aeromexico but I flew numerous times with Avianca. It's difficult to give an opinion after only having flown once with one airline and then comparing...
by teamoperu
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: cmmttee rejects same sex union bill
Replies: 1
Views: 913

cmmttee rejects same sex union bill

Given the questions on other threads...

http://www.peruviantimes.com/11/congres ... ill/23867/
by teamoperu
Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Living the Good Life in Peru 5
Replies: 14
Views: 2103

Re: Living the Good Life in Peru 5

Living cheap:
Taxi to estacion S/.4, bus to Paita 4x5 = S/.20, colectivo to Playa Colan 4x4 = S/.16, moto to hotel S/.5
Total = S/.45 (15 USD)

Living the good life:
Private modern car door-to-door service = S/.70 (23 USD)
by teamoperu
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: La Cachina
Replies: 16
Views: 2345

Re: La Cachina

^ that was pretty long, wordy and prolonged itself by the standards applied to me, but I didn't mind as it was also quite articulate. Read faster than a short Yahoo! news article and who amongst us can't manage that? Anyway, if the above description of La Cachina is incorrect, perhaps you'd be will...
by teamoperu
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: La Cachina
Replies: 16
Views: 2345

Re: La Cachina

^ that was pretty long, wordy and prolonged itself by the standards applied to me, but I didn't mind as it was also quite articulate. Read faster than a short Yahoo! news article and who amongst us can't manage that? Anyway, if the above description of La Cachina is incorrect, perhaps you'd be will...
by teamoperu
Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Restuarant recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 4056

Re: Restuarant recommendations

Unclear why for recommendations an American should go to Chilis or TGIFridays. He can do that at home. Come all the way to Lima better to try out the wonderful options here not available elsewhere.
by teamoperu
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: La Cachina
Replies: 16
Views: 2345

Re: La Cachina

Interesting deafening silence. Speaks volumes about those posters, no? Your question is valid, maybe I can help, but my personal experience is a bit limited. Open to corrections. Generally, La Cachina is used as a general term for where they sell stolen (or used) property. As a general term it is an...
by teamoperu
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Living the Good Life in Peru 5
Replies: 14
Views: 2103

Re: Living the Good Life in Peru 5

Some of the best cigars come from the Pinar del Rio part of Cuba. Depending on which leaves from where on the tobacco plant, and the blending, they make Cohiba and Romeo Juliet and others, top quality and very expensive. World renowned. In San Martin, in Peru, the only place in Peru for cigar tobacc...
by teamoperu
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 7423

Re: Aeromexico airlines

chi chi since you say you have flown Aeromexico (LOL) how does it rate (as per the OP topic)... how about answering the question instead of being off-topic? But Aeroméxico is much much better than American Airlines or any other US airline. Not according to world airline rankings: http://www.airline...
by teamoperu
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: LAN: Direct Flights between Orlando and Lima
Replies: 13
Views: 2743

Re: LAN: Direct Flights between Orlando and Lima

Slippery Jack wrote:Actually, I read somewhere that LAN fine non Peruvian passengers. Can this be true?


No not true. What are you trying to do, troll? Lets see if chi chi falls for it.
by teamoperu
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 7423

Re: Aeromexico airlines

chi chi since you say you have flown Aeromexico (LOL) how does it rate (as per the OP topic)... how about answering the question instead of being off-topic? But Aeroméxico is much much better than American Airlines or any other US airline. Not according to world airline rankings: http://www.airline...
by teamoperu
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Restuarant recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 4056

Re: Restuarant recommendations

The San Fernando in Jesus Maria (Garzon). Frequented by congressman, has a permanent police guard outside, most guests arrive by chauffeur and sometimes police motorcycle escort. Top quality cebicheria, so only open for lunch, specializing in northern dishes (hence my preference). http://www.donfern...
by teamoperu
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Living the Good Life in Peru 5
Replies: 14
Views: 2103

Re: Living the Good Life in Peru 5

Sergio :D we both know a massage on Mancora beach or one at the Decameron (!) are not at all typical, but I tip my hat to you for spoiling yourself on vacation. Well done! Living the good life. A few soles will mean nothing when you are dead. mauk mauk In Lima I pay S/.50 at two different places dep...
by teamoperu
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Haircut
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Re: Haircut

Costs less? Everything in life isn't about getting cheap. And I fail to see how using your money and time to get from Miraflores to Callao to save a few soles makes sense. More importantly I do not see in the OP him asking for a cheap haircut, rather a good haircut. He could get a cheap and good ha...
by teamoperu
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Haircut
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Re: Haircut

Costs less? Everything in life isn't about getting cheap. And I fail to see how using your money and time to get from Miraflores to Callao to save a few soles makes sense. More importantly I do not see in the OP him asking for a cheap haircut, rather a good haircut. He could get a cheap and good ha...
by teamoperu
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 7423

Re: Aeromexico airlines

Untrue. There are Asian and European airlines that are worse and US airlines better. Asian airline like Malaysian (or whatever the name they morph into)? Too much of a simplistic generalization = useless statement. What a childish comment. What happened to Malaysian airlines could have happened to ...
by teamoperu
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Haircut
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Re: Haircut

I would give the same advice as randomperson. In Callao, there are a lot hairdressers and loads of Afro people. And it would cost you far less money than in Miraflores or Barranco. Costs less? Everything in life isn't about getting cheap. And I fail to see how using your money and time to get from ...
by teamoperu
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Living the Good Life in Peru 5
Replies: 14
Views: 2103

Re: Living the Good Life in Peru 5

Right you are! A smoker smoking a pack a day would pay $160 dollars a year in Peru.
At home (s)he would pay $4500 dollars. A HUGE difference.
Living the good life (if you are a smoker at least).
by teamoperu
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Aeromexico airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 7423

Re: Aeromexico airlines

The actual in-flight experience was positive, and the food good. 2 things you will never get with US airlines. The best airlines in the world are the Middle Eastern and Asian Airlines, followed by the Latin American and European Airlines. US airlines are at the bottom. Untrue. There are Asian and E...

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