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by 19naia
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is the crowd at Mancora too dense this time of year?
Replies: 0
Views: 746

Is the crowd at Mancora too dense this time of year?

Trying to know what to expect in Mancora this time of year, July-August. Mainly the crowd and party scene is what i am trying to gauge. I don't like being in bed at 9pm tossing and turning til 3am or 4am just because the loudest people just can't find a way to quit and don't care who it disturbs. Cr...
by 19naia
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The San Diego of Peru?
Replies: 9
Views: 2088

Re: The San Diego of Peru?

Mexico, Ecuador and Peru. I just got back from 6 months in Mexico and am right now in Ecuador and next week headed to Peru. Spent 4 months in Peru 4 years ago. Peru is on the bottom of the 3 stack i am working for myself right now. I am only in Ecuador to escape 4 months of Summer in Mexico and USA ...
by 19naia
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Forum area of Expatperu
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Forum area of Expatperu

I am very active on facebook and keep that separate from expat/international-travel forums. I always check out any existing up to date forums before i travel to another country. Face book for me has a lot of my travel pictures and friends list, likes and shares and i keep it all public to everyone. ...
by 19naia
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru at 53 in list "The Best & Worst Places for Expats in 2016"
Replies: 22
Views: 5295

Re: Peru at 53 in list "The Best & Worst Places for Expats in 2016"

I started writing and didnt stop and looked back at several pages, so i decided to not post that. Peru is not for me. I love to visit and maybe try a less polluted area next time for a few months stay. Peru is not a clean place and i was just looking at flights and no flights from my route in UsA La...
by 19naia
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: increasing cost of living
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: increasing cost of livin

It can't be that bad considering how cheap it was 2014. Lima was always more expensive in the more developed areas but thats true for any country's commercial capital. Has the $2 menu gone up to $3 now? Or is it closer to $5 now? The US dollar is up and the British Pound has been down. Is it the Bri...
by 19naia
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru is No. 1 in crime rate
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Re: Peru is No. 1 in crime rate

The way statistics are reported, often leave a lot of room for interpretation.. Probably because the reporters aren't real statisticians to be able to think up more detailed renditions.. I have been to every central american country and then peru and ecuador.. I was in Nicaragua for a year where it ...
by 19naia
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How do $ value changes affect Peru vs Ecuador
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

Re: How do $ value changes affect Peru vs Ecuador

It means, the terms of trade for Ecuador have gone from bad to awful, which should in the medium to long term lead to lower prices and probably outright deflation. Thats what i was wondering.. Its easier to wrap my head around exchange rates between two different currencies, but not as easy to wrap...
by 19naia
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: How do $ value changes affect Peru vs Ecuador
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

How do $ value changes affect Peru vs Ecuador

So its obvious to me that when $ values go up or down, the amount of Soles that i get also goes up and down which affects my buying power in Peru... Right now its favorable... I am not so clear what effects any changes have in Ecuador where they use the $ but have their prices set to mingle with the...
by 19naia
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US MEDDLING IN PERU : Troops
Replies: 60
Views: 12046

Re: US MEDDLING IN PERU : Troops

Crystal meth is whats wiping america out these days... Its doing more damage than cocaine can, because it does its damage fast and hard ,and it is hard to recover from even if effective rehab comes in.. Entire small towns all over the country(USA) are being wiped out via the entire mid to younger ge...
by 19naia
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Huanchaco malecón destroyed by the sea
Replies: 9
Views: 2909

Re: Huanchaco malecón destroyed by the sea

seems like all the Peru coastal areas are between the sea and steep land rises or cliffs... Huanchaco is not the worst of them, but its a short walk from the ocean to the very steep high ground that rises like a cliff in many places.. The center market area rises steep but gently enough to let house...
by 19naia
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants
Replies: 17
Views: 4782

Re: Why are white people expats and the rest are immigrants

I never knew this was an issue, but its not surprising.. Thats because many white people in USA who encounter the word "ethnic" tend to think of it as referring only to people of darker skin or from distinctly different cultural background.. As if it was invented for European spawned peopl...
by 19naia
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: LGBTQ in Lima?
Replies: 29
Views: 5151

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 to...
by 19naia
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 21252

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

I never did have issues last year when there in trujillo area... Im Over 6ft tall, walk fast even on a casual stroll and have some build and maneuver to my body and movements... The Bandidos are all cowards and pick on who they think will not leave them at risk as well... Never doubt that robbers fe...
by 19naia
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Too tall for Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 1867

Re: Too tall for Peru

actually you end up becoming taller after all the bumps.. After so many bumps, scar tissue can pile up or actual knots -to make your height a bit more ,and the problem gets worse while making you taller still.. Or you can work a hunch back posture that will become permanent after a while.. I am 6 fe...
by 19naia
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 13
Views: 2897

Re: A cautionary tale

I was in philippines back and forth from feb. 2010 and nov.2011.. Most of two years there.. Its cheap but not much cheaper than Peru.. Peru has a quality and diversity of offerings from climate to food.. Trust me, if you could live in philippines, you would rather live in peru unless you were lookin...
by 19naia
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buy remote land in the amazon
Replies: 1
Views: 2371

Re: Buy remote land in the amaz

I was in Iquitos area and i went out of town past the airport half way between Iquitos and the last road bound town...Maybe 30 minutes slow ride on a motorcycle or bus.....I took a dirt road off a road front village with a medical center...The dirt road led to some simple houses and some jungle reso...
by 19naia
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Racism and misinformed people of Peru
Replies: 17
Views: 2209

Re: Racism and misinformed people of Peru

Its interesting when i consider where i lived in USA,that many White people are very much into the old native cultures of central and south america,very much drawn into the Natives history Mystique from having pyramids,Citadels of baffling architecture and much more that baffles even the most educat...
by 19naia
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: If not Peru Where?
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

Re: If not Peru Where?

I lasted 4 months in Peru and 1 year in central america..I lasted most of 2 years in south asia...AND I AM DONE...I gave up trying to live the cheap foreign dream... My body denied me the joy of it with constant ills.... 4 years traveling and trying to live in these places....I will still travel eve...
by 19naia
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreign drugsmule gets a reward
Replies: 75
Views: 7414

Re: Foreign drugsmule gets a rewa

hard treatment to each other,we want to see every body put in more,go through more hardship for less in return while the very very few who gain from it demand more and give back less as they wallow in so much they can never figure what to do with it other than amass MORE because addicted to MoRE...A...
by 19naia
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: pictures lima
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: pictures lima

Hoi...Thats photo shop thingys tacked onto my avatar photo....its me but the contraption is fake,supposed fake cool factor.... I started out in Iquitos and outside the city in the jungle but i got bad symptoms there as well as the terrible motorbike smoke in the city corridors...Then i went to huan...
by 19naia
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 11
Views: 1688

Re: Should I be sane for the easter bunny?

i never got my absentee voter ballot i ordered just like the embassy instructions directed me to follow 2012.....Mail from rich countries is very tempting to very many people,there are countries where almost every such mail is pilfered somewhere between the postoffice and the place it was delivered....
by 19naia
Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Return ticket FROM Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: Return ticket FROM Peru

i flew to peru first time with one way ticket to peru on united airlines....I had an ecuador lan ticket but never got asked for anything and the LAN ticket was waste of $350...I bought an avianca ticket leaving peru this month 1 way also...All from USA.....There is so much inconsistency with the imm...
by 19naia
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: pictures lima
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: pictures lima

Hoi...Thats photo shop thingys tacked onto my avatar photo....its me but the contraption is fake,supposed fake cool factor.... I started out in Iquitos and outside the city in the jungle but i got bad symptoms there as well as the terrible motorbike smoke in the city corridors...Then i went to huanc...
by 19naia
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: pictures lima
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: pictures lima

contrast of my place in peru and kentucky USA...
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thats where i viewed out from in huanchaco n the fourth floor....Now im in USA up on the 11th floor
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the view from my window these days..Went from huanchaco peru to here in just a matter of a week
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the view from my window these nights..Went from huanchaco peru to here in just a matter of a week....
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by 19naia
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: pictures lima
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: pictures lima

made it from lima to mami to the freeze of snow covered USA
by 19naia
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: pictures lima
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: pictures lima

flght out of lima to miami and some other curiosities about peru life
by 19naia
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: pictures lima
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: pictures lima

flght from trujillo to lima
by 19naia
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: pictures lima
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: pictures lima

taxi ride from airport to mira flores
by 19naia
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: pictures lima
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

pictures lima

So i fled peru on short notice march 1st for being tired of being sick so much there.i lasted 4 full months..Mild ills and bad smells and smoke almost every day.....4 years around the worlds cheaper(filthier) countries from asia,central america and south america....I never got over always being sick...
by 19naia
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: crop burning
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: crop burning

Cane is plenty around trujillo and it grows like the grass relative it is,always growing......Everything is burnt,i even saw peru president on world TV exclaiming burning being the best way to recycle crop fields..I lasted 4 months in peru and fled on short notice march third...Im here in louisville...
by 19naia
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: pictures

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bus driver seat with toilet paper..Bet his seat has a potty hole in it
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grooming kennel
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dogs at the grooming kennel
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by 19naia
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 646

pictures

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huge pelicans or the mssing lnk pterodactyls
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waves picking up this time of year
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waves picking up this time of year
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by 19naia
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I EXTREMELY want to experience a waterbirth..
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: I EXTREMELY want to experience a waterbirth..

you want to search mid wives or birth doulas...Hospitals or conventional clincs are least likely to show what you want.....If there is a clinic it would be known among many midwives and doulas because as they often do home assisted births,they liason with certain clinics and hospitals for the eventu...
by 19naia
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bedbug free hotel/hostel/B&B?
Replies: 15
Views: 2985

Re: Bedbug free hotel/hostel/B&B

well now that the web phishers have been informed where to go to find personal valuables and wallets layin around unattended,they will be caesing the place for an opportunity or job opportunity.. :shock: i remember hotel experience in thailand with bedbugs,ever since i travel to cheap countries with...
by 19naia
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: crop burning
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: crop burning

i dont know what was burning yesterday,but when it reached its peak i was heaveing for breath and got my respirator,the peak was short and then all was cleared...My tumbes experience was for sure a grain crop with crops of less than 2 feet tall,maybe avena or trigo..I saw areas where they dried the ...
by 19naia
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Get a ride from Lima to Huanchaco
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Get a ride from Lima to Huanchaco

good on you there,,Well the airport inside has a kiosk for rental cars,tour vans,hotels and premium versions but more reliable than stepping out side the airport..Hotels also tend to have cards and brochures like i said before....There are travel agents in huanchaco that arrange bus tickets,rental c...
by 19naia
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Get a ride from Lima to Huanchaco
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Get a ride from Lima to Huanchaco

does it have to be a car? Why not the bus? The buses have option to sit in a fold out extra large seat for the 10 hour ride with wifi and tv on board,very comfy more than first class on KLM..except the food service is not like KLM...Its cheap like 100 to 130 dollars for the top quality or 30 to 40 d...
by 19naia
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: crop burning
Replies: 4
Views: 782

crop burning

So i go to google earth to see perus city layouts in the greater landscape..It seems every city and town is surrounded by even greater areas of vast agriculture fields on all sides.....I checked this because one trip to tumbes and beyond was full of field fires as we drove the highway through endles...
by 19naia
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living in Peru
Replies: 488
Views: 196599

Re: Cost of living in Peru

I,ve read those old expat reports so common about the standard $800 a month(us dollars) and then people saying its more like $1200 a month nowadays....Im solo at $750. a month in peru 2014 and live in a decent hotel and eat out and actually have to spend on stray outings to use up $750...I was at $6...
by 19naia
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Does equator runs trough Peru?
Replies: 7
Views: 1751

Re: Does equator runs trough Peru?

no..Ecuador has the title to that and seems to be named ECUADOR AS IN EQUATOR...In Quito the capital,its easy to get a short ride north to Mitad del Mundo or Middle of the Earth= equator..Its the national monument to the equator even though the equator can be met in other parts of the country along ...
by 19naia
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: photos
Replies: 13
Views: 2380

Re: photos

Alan is right,he saw it and called it...Here in huanchaco,come on down people or come up and over... :wink:
by 19naia
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: strange weather
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Re: strange weather

friend in west africa close to the equator as well just posted yesterday about how cold the winter is there also. I think maybe the huge arctic dip that has been freezing farther south such as snowing in sunny florida,its finally mixing into the worlds air stream that circulates the equitorial belt ...
by 19naia
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: photos
Replies: 13
Views: 2380

Re: photos

i know,all them good looking veggies and no serveings when i go out to eat,and i cant cook much.,So i bring home fresh veggies and ramen noodles,boil the noodle pack and load the pot up with chopped veggies..Once a day And eat out and fruit the rest of the day...
by 19naia
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: photos
Replies: 13
Views: 2380

Re: photos

cool ,OCA? I looked at the skin and its a lot like potato skin but they are all tubers anyway and so they told me it was PAPA..I guess,but then it fooled me into thinking ginger..Maybe its a ginger spud :mrgreen:,I believe at the very least,its a relative to the potato or in that family of tubers...
by 19naia
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: photos
Replies: 13
Views: 2380

Re: photos

cant help but wonder if they dress like that and play like that to get tips to afford to buy sagging baggy jeans,oversized sports team logo T-shirts and back turned base ball caps and iphones with downloads of rap music....I looked up close and they seemed rather fresh and untainted by swag... :mrgr...
by 19naia
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: photos
Replies: 13
Views: 2380

Re: photos

jelly fish washed ashore in peru
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jelly fish washed ashore in peru
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Surf school peru
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other option to surf board is the old fashioned style reed skiff or what the indigenous name is.. :mrgreen:
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reed skiff or pseudo kyak
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by 19naia
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: photos
Replies: 13
Views: 2380

photos

good excuse to practice photo loading and resizeing.
thats potato even though i was sure it was ginger of some sort or tumeric at least..No its potato in peru..
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thats potato even though i was sure it was ginger of some sort or tumeric at least..No its potato in peru..
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more veggies,they look so fresh so often in peru,and big robust pieces
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by 19naia
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: peru ecuador transit
Replies: 7
Views: 2022

Re: peru ecuador transi

yep thats the one and only option these days..Its modern and well equipped,isolated and guarded...Its just outside of town and the road into agua verdes has a highway divert to the new outpost otherwis through the over crowded market border cross...If you go the old way,theres no one to process stam...
by 19naia
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: peru ecuador transit
Replies: 7
Views: 2022

Re: peru ecuador transit

yeah its $200 and more likely to be marked for a year against rentry even if no prior extensions beyond 90 days.....All that applies to whoever is documented in and scrutinized at exit....Most people crossing who cant afford $20 fine much lees $200,are crossing without documenting in or out...They h...
by 19naia
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: peru ecuador transit
Replies: 7
Views: 2022

Re: peru ecuador transit

i live in trujillo area now and it seems cheaper to fly to USA from Guayaquil Ecuador than from Lima or Quito...Not any harder getting to lima from here than to ecuador border and then the trip to Guayaquil isnt that bad at all to save a few hundred dollar or more....Every time i check,Guayaquil com...

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