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by windsportinperu
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !

there doesn't appear to be a clear path out of this mess. Alan, It has already been over, this morning .. Some Congressmen are trying to escape and Mercedes Araoz is hidden into her house OAS has given an indirect support to Vizcarra, and said that Peru should find a way out by ourself, and it is e...
by windsportinperu
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !

The right to choose and debunk corruption is at the ballot box or impeachment You are right again. Even though, we all believe in Democracy, every Country has its own way of making Politics. For us going to the streets and making massive public manifestations is the way to go. This way, our authori...
by windsportinperu
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !

Isn't that the first step to dictatorship, dissolving the duly elected representatives of the people? I understand your point of view and is 100% valid If we see it on the surface, It could be understood as dictatorship , but on the contrary it is 100% legal, it is democratic and it was what People...
by windsportinperu
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !

Sorry to see that the measure appears to be illegal, so long term, nothing good will come of this. I understand your worries but it is 100% legal. Our Constitution gives the President the ability to dissolve the Congress when "cuestión de confianza" is denied time after time Several lawye...
by windsportinperu
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !

Peru has got rip of Corruption out of our Congress, nothing can be as real as this
by windsportinperu
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !
Replies: 16
Views: 864

President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !

People in Peru is so happy, now Finally Vizcarra decided to close the Congress and Call for New Elections All over the country and in all cities, Peruvians are supporting to their President The End of a Corrupted Congress is on its last days The Army, Navy, Aviation and Police has also demonstrated ...
by windsportinperu
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: Expat relocation

You are Welcome, Wood..

You might want to put on your list Cieneguilla and all the towns on the way up to the highlands. The last town in the row is Antioquia and is 3+ hours away from Lima (There is another city in Colombia with the same name)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7MRfZK-A9Q
by windsportinperu
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?

and was momentarily concerned that I did not have my pistol with me. It's probably time to head back to the range for some practice. Be very careful my friend, those violent young venezuelans are heartless A proxeneta (pimp) shot to a sex-worker, because she refused to pay money. This has happened ...
by windsportinperu
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: Expat relocation

Hello WoodChuck, There are some small towns in the nearby area of Lima, within 2 hours or less. The first one is Azpitia an small town, not as sunny as Chosica, but could be interesting as well. On the same road to Azpitia, but going in the direction to the highlands, there is another town as Calang...
by windsportinperu
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?

There are hundreds and hundreds of places to work. Agriculture sector is one of the most needed market.

Alan, Is it needed specialized or qualified personnel for picking asparagus or avocados ?
by windsportinperu
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?

Formidable. but not young healthy people who can work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8dC91DhNCA
by windsportinperu
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?

Hello Gringolandia, It is another dishonest method to cause a solidarity reaction. They ask us how to go to an address or place (usually away from the place they are), because they are in a hurry. Then they ask you for money to take a taxi to that place. Lazy Venezuelans. They ask for "Centro d...
by windsportinperu
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Elegant old Home to share in Magdalena del Mar
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Elegant old Home to share in Magdalena del Mar

Nice Location and beautiful well-maintained House..
by windsportinperu
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: According to European Union, Peruvians are considered Excellent Workers !
Replies: 0
Views: 291

According to European Union, Peruvians are considered Excellent Workers !

Peruvians are considered to be hard-worker and disciplined in several European Countries as Spain, Italy, Netherlands, etc. Another good characteristic is that they have the ability to adapt to the new place very easily. It was said by Irene Horejs, a high member of the EU It was also confirmed by t...
by windsportinperu
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")

Formidable 1 wrote:Where can Cafe Mistico be purchased?


Not exactly that name, but there are several sellers of "cafe organico" in olx..

https://www.olx.com.pe/nf/search/cafe%20organico
by windsportinperu
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")

woodchuck wrote:I remember 4-5 years ago TUNKI coffee was winning global awards.
Where can Tunki coffee be purchased?


Hello Wood, it is sold at mercadolibre.

https://listado.mercadolibre.com.pe/otr ... idas/tunki

Let's us know what was your experience with the great variety..
by windsportinperu
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Building with Timber in Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Building with Timber in Peru

JimboJohn wrote:Thanks for the feedback! It's been helpful! I've managed to find a number of aserraderos online.


You are Welcome !,

If you have any data or experience about your project to share with us, will be welcome
by windsportinperu
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")

There are some few high quality coffee producer in Peru and they sold in the local market.

To anyone who is interested in learning more, could visit Ferias de Productos Agropecuarios that are organized regularly along the year..

ExpoCafe is also a good place to know more
by windsportinperu
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Building with Timber in Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Building with Timber in Peru

Lima, is in a subtropical region. Those "polillas" as are named everywhere in Peru, are in fact Termites They are very aggressive. During the summer time they fly everywhere and find the minor spot where to live and eat low quality woods. Only tropical hardwoods are free from the plague. U...
by windsportinperu
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Building with Timber in Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Building with Timber in Peru

No serious worker in the building area, recommend Pino Radiata. They work with Tornillo or Cedro.

The situation gets works, when buying Furniture made of Pino Radiata,
by windsportinperu
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Building with Timber in Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Building with Timber in Peru

We have already used Pino Radiata during the construction of a wooden ceiling , pre-treated with costly "preservante de madera" , didn't work. The frist 2 or 3 years, everything looks fine. But after more years the beams began to be "picado" by "polilla". Actually after...
by windsportinperu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Dairy in Arequipa

After all , my appreciation that you have a good sense of humor was correct :)

What is a lil Miller Time ?
by windsportinperu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Building with Timber in Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Building with Timber in Peru

part 2... As far as I remember, Madera in Perú is sold as pie-cubico (cubic-foot) It would be recommendable you to ask the seller from Pucallpa, what types of woods are good for building there, where rain + insects are abundants ! Remember that with some tropical woods is only possible to drill and ...
by windsportinperu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Building with Timber in Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Building with Timber in Peru

I hope someone who lives in Pucallpa could give you a better approach... in the meanwhile, just an introduction: Here in Lima for timber is used "pino radiata", a low quality wood imported from Chile. it is "eaten" by "polillas" , an small insect who lives inside the wo...
by windsportinperu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Dairy in Arequipa

Yes 3.33 a pound next to the Altomayo example you provided at 3.40 per pound. Anything else? but in Peru the price is 3.4 usd per 500 grams (not per pound) And considering that 1 pound = 453 grms (not 500 grms) Applying simply mathematics 3.4 usd/500grams x 453 grams/pound = 3 usd per pound (cost i...
by windsportinperu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Dairy in Arequipa

That is a US website ! ! ! Sorry but I have no way to check its prices because have no account with them..

But as you wrote..... , $3.33 per pound sound a bit overpriced..

One question my friend. Do you drink coffee in Peru, other than the "Nescafe instant coffee" ?
by windsportinperu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Jumpin, I would be very glad to talk about coffee, but in the respective thread... I do not want to break any rules here..
by windsportinperu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Dairy in Arequipa

jumpinjack wrote:Nope no plans. Did I give that impression?


Well, you are who put that link about imported Colombian coffee sold in Perú
by windsportinperu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Point taken.. Murder rates per 100,000 inhabitants per country :

Venezuela 57.10
Colombia 26.50
Peru 7.20
Argentina 6.50

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countr ... y-country/
by windsportinperu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Jumpin, thanks for your sudden interest in learning more about spanish, hope you do not forget the spanish phrase "taza de cafe pasado", this way your life in Peru will be more enjoyable :D
by windsportinperu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Dairy in Arequipa

jumpin, in case of you want to buy imported coffee from Colombia to Peru, just to prove that Peruvian coffee is expensive, then you are right :D
by windsportinperu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Uruguay is a very small country to cope with Argentinians problems. They are affected by what happens in Brazil and Argentina In Chile are more than 1,000,000 migrants , people are against more migrants, because medical services and others services are collapsing Europe is not in good situation, as ...
by windsportinperu
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Jumpin, in spanish the word "criminal" is frequently used as "murderer" as well. You might search these two Spanish words in google "criminal" + "mato" or "criminal" + "asesino" Hope this helps to prove that my knowledge of spanish is prist...
by windsportinperu
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Alan, me too. I cannot understand why they voted for a proven rotten party as kirchnerismo Toledo received a bribery of about 30 millions of dollars and he is in the process of going to jail for that crime But for Kirchner's family was 120,000 millions of dollars ! ! ! ! ! This is 4,000 times more t...
by windsportinperu
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !

As far as I know all the new infrastructure will be given and administrated by their respective "Federaciones"

Probably Raquetball is going to be administrated by the "Federación de Squash" they could have a better answer to your questions.

https://squash.pe/
by windsportinperu
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Formidable, You are right. Crimes are robberies + murderers + everything else as drugs smuggling, extortionist, etc, . My confusing comes from the fact that in Spanish the word "criminal" is usually consider as "asesino" or murderer in English. Murders made by Venezuelans are a u...
by windsportinperu
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Formidable, I don’t have statistics, but have just read an article in Spanish where Argentina seem to be high in robberies rates the last years, but still low in crimes (killing people)

http://www.momarandu.com/amanoticias.ph ... 0&c=172377
by windsportinperu
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Argentina and Peru have a long tradition of being good friends, not only at the Government Level, but also at person-to-person contact We love them, as they love us... so it's reciprocal Fortunately Argentina does not have high level of crimes, so I hope crimes will not be increased, but cost of ren...
by windsportinperu
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

Argentina has had an awful economic crisis, and it seem to be that President Macri will not find a solution... Devaluation of their money and high inflation, low salaries, etc. My guessing is that we will see in Peru, thousands and thousands of Argentinians in the Short Term https://www.theguardian....
by windsportinperu
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living in the Cusco area
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Cost of living in the Cusco area

Jumpin, on my side, the conversation with you is far away from being offensive, on the contrary it is nice and welcome In my humble opinion, long term eating Mc-Donalds and Pizzas creates undernourishment , high level of cholesterol, etc. I use to eat Pizzas and thing you use to eat, but only a few ...
by windsportinperu
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living in the Cusco area
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Cost of living in the Cusco area

You are not offending, Jumpin... On the contrary, it is a good for me, to try to understand your point of view.

IMHO, that kind of food is considered crappy in both sides of the "fence", but, we are free to eat whatever we want, indeed...
by windsportinperu
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living in the Cusco area
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Cost of living in the Cusco area

So I survive on Big Macs and Whoppers and the occasional chicken joint. Oh, and pizza ... :o jumpin, Peru has one of the best collection of food of the World: Quinoa, Kiwicha, Big Tasty Corn, wonderful potatos, camotes, healthy organic meat, big variety of beans, organic sugar, an astonishing amoun...
by windsportinperu
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Dairy in Arequipa

Cafe Altomayo, 500 grms - 16 ounces for 12 soles about 3.4 usd

https://www.plazavea.com.pe/cafe-tostad ... lsa-500g/p
by windsportinperu
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Dairy in Arequipa

jumpin,

We also might get a coffee brand as "CAFETAL"everywhere, it is not so good as recently ground coffee, but better than Nescafe
by windsportinperu
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Dairy in Arequipa

jumpin, sorry if my comments makes you think that I was offended Coffee in Peru is not as popular as in Colombia It is very popular to drink a cup of coffee - cafe pasado - with a tasty "sandwich de chicharron con camote" ... There are several places we can get recently ground coffee grain...
by windsportinperu
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Dairy in Arequipa

jumpin , Your level of misinformation amaze me.

Coffee in Peru is very cheap. Peru is one of the top coffee producer in the World.

There are a lot of place where you can get a real cup of coffee obtained from grains of coffee . Have you heard the name "taza de cafe pasado" ?
by windsportinperu
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !

Neven ilic, The President of Panam Sport said that this was the greatest ever seen organization of all the events ! :o
by windsportinperu
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 1060

Re: Dairy in Arequipa

Try "Leche Fresca de Vaca" it is the milk recently obtained from the Cow . In Arequipa, try in the outskirts of the City

Just boiled it and drink with "cafe pasado" - tasty !
by windsportinperu
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !
Replies: 15
Views: 757

Re: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !

A big whole paragraph talking about Toledo and Alan Garcia, was totally unnecessary. There was not even a hangover as was stated. People were not drunk or partying at night after the Games. The next day everything was as normal as during the days of the Games The pessimistic report did not mention t...

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