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by redrum
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Giving birth in Lima - Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Re: Giving birth in Lima - Insurance

some private clinics offer a plan just for the period of time during the pregnancy and the birth, after that you have to pay for every visit or get another plan
by redrum
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: which district is most popular for expats to live
Replies: 81
Views: 14290

Re: which district is most popular for expats to live

Not about offending, slagging off and drug and alcohol fueled raws written from the PC at the lobby of a run down hostel full of bums like yours. So, if you want to do that, start a separate topic for that. funny, I didn't notice a computer on your list of the appliances you currently have in your ...
by redrum
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Villa El Salvador is booming.
Replies: 32
Views: 7028

Re: Villa El Salvador is booming.

The municipalidad bought 35 brand new trucks to collect garbage. just realized chi chi must be working in the sanitation dept of villa el salvador to have inside info such as this, and riding around on the back of one of these brand new truck collecting the garbage is a good way to see all these ne...
by redrum
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Villa El Salvador is booming.
Replies: 32
Views: 7028

Re: Villa El Salvador is booming.

I have fond memories of Villa El Salvador. Drive down the PanAmerican and as soon as you hit the smell you have arrived. Heaps of garbage by the side of the road and semi complete buildings line the view. Passing Es Salud with a que at least 500 yards long, waiting for emergency service, we parked ...
by redrum
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: internet shopping for harry potter decals
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: internet shopping for harry potter decals

you can take any picture to a print shop in downtown Lima (wilson) and have it turned into a sticker of any size you want not too much available in internet shopping yet in Peru. I have heard that Saga Falabella (http://www.falabella.com.pe/falabella-pe/?kid=70035)has some. you can also find alot on...
by redrum
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores
Replies: 40
Views: 8287

Re: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores

not really, the same potato is NOT 4 soles at Vivanda, I just got back, it is 2.19 Soles por kilo. We can all rest assured that Chi Chi is still saying random unsupportable comments that confuse and mislead people. so if I go all the way to minka callao, I would save about 1.00 sol on my 1kg of pot...
by redrum
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Villa El Salvador is booming.
Replies: 32
Views: 7028

Re: Villa El Salvador is booming.

I am still waiting to hear about all these upmarket shops and restaurants that are "flocking" to villa el salvador
by redrum
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: which district is most popular for expats to live
Replies: 81
Views: 14290

Re: which district is most popular for expats to live

They got on the bus at Parque Kennedy and got off at the Marriot. That ride costs 0.50 soles not 5 soles. Even a taxi wouldn't charge that much. so why didn't you help them? you still haven't answered that question. the only answer would be that you couldn't help them because its a story that never...
by redrum
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: which district is most popular for expats to live
Replies: 81
Views: 14290

Re: which district is most popular for expats to live

I only use one TV at a time. I watch less than 2 hours TV a day. Washer and dryer are the newest models so use less energy and use it 3 times a month. The dryer uses gas to heat. And the ventilators hardly aren't used. I brought them over from Tarapoto. I go to bed early and get up early so don't u...
by redrum
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores
Replies: 40
Views: 8287

Re: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores

chi chi wrote:Compare the prices of the fruit and vegetables hall at Minka with the prices at Vivanda and 75% difference isn't exagerated.


so if 1 kg of potatoes is 4.00 soles in vivanda, the minka price is 1.00 sole/kg?
by redrum
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Villa El Salvador is booming.
Replies: 32
Views: 7028

Re: Villa El Salvador is booming.

first upmarket, now nice? what is it??
by redrum
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Villa El Salvador is booming.
Replies: 32
Views: 7028

Re: Villa El Salvador is booming.

chi chi wrote:
A lot upmarket restaurants and shops are flocking to Villa El Salvador.


your definition of upmarket I assume is a roky's chicken and elektra?
by redrum
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Halloween costumes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1777

Re: Halloween costumes?

mostly rent, i don't recall ever seeing adult costumes for sale, other that masks..
by redrum
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: which district is most popular for expats to live
Replies: 81
Views: 14290

Re: which district is most popular for expats to live

Jump in a taxi and don't speak any spanish at all. The fare will be seriously beefed up. Especially in Miraflores. Expect to pay up to 10 times more. Last week, my gf and were invited by friend for dinner at the Marriot. We took the bus from Parque Kennedy to Larcomar. The rate is 0.50 soles. Two g...
by redrum
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores
Replies: 40
Views: 8287

Re: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores

Nope, it sounds like you never took the shuttle. Just like any bus, it doesn't wait for anyone. It stops at every street corner and goes as fast as possible to Minka. Off course during rush hour it might take a few minutes more. Thank you for proving my point. multiple buses, multiple stops, waitin...
by redrum
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores
Replies: 40
Views: 8287

Re: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores

Ballpark estimate, how much less? I would say that your savings wouldn't reach 5%, not even worth the time that it takes to get there unless you are buying in LARGE quantities, then you may see saving of 15%. (by large I mean hundreds of one item). but in NO way will anyone ever see savings of 75% ...
by redrum
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores
Replies: 40
Views: 8287

Re: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores

Take the bus to Avenida La Paz and than the (free) express shuttle to Minka. So now its a series of buses to get from surquillo to minka callao in the short span of only 25 minutes??? Even less credible. From surquillo to avenida la paz, at LEAST 10 minutes with all the stops, traffic lights, traff...
by redrum
Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: which district is most popular for expats to live
Replies: 81
Views: 14290

Re: which district is most popular for expats to live

I have a 3 bedroom flat in San Miguel. I pay 40 soles for electricity a month. A friend of mine has a 2 bed flat in Miraflores and pays 125 a month. And he travels a lot. More misinformation. Before you make statements like this you need to take in account various factors. Like your flat probably h...
by redrum
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores
Replies: 40
Views: 8287

Re: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores

No thanks, I don't want your money. Please, just donate it to a poor person you see begging on the bus or street. Once again, show me a bus that goes from surquillo to minka callao in 25 minutes and I will gladly give $100 to a poor person, otherwise speak the truth and say that it takes at least 4...
by redrum
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: which district is most popular for expats to live
Replies: 81
Views: 14290

Re: which district is most popular for expats to live

The areas you mentioned are very expensive. Only very rich people can afford to live in those areas. You live cheaper in most big European cities than in those areas. Not only rent is much more expensive in those areas. Utilities, food, restaurants are very expensive in those areas. People assume t...
by redrum
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores
Replies: 40
Views: 8287

Re: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores

rama0929 wrote:
chi chi wrote:
redrum wrote:more proof that the famous troll chi chica is living in a dreamworld


Several other expatperu members contacted me and brought your offending posts about other members to my attention.


I didn't know you were a mod here... Neat!



I hope he doesn't get mad at you for insinuating that he is a mod
by redrum
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores
Replies: 40
Views: 8287

Re: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores

more proof that the famous troll chi chica is living in a dreamworld Several other expatperu members contacted me and brought your offending posts about other members to my attention. It's people like you that are bringing down the quality of the site and the good spirit. I said nothing derogatory ...
by redrum
Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores
Replies: 40
Views: 8287

Re: US Exchange rates at Grocery Stores

25 MINUTES BY BUS FROM SURQUILLO TO CALLAO????
more proof that the famous troll chi chica is living in a dreamworld
by redrum
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: For Sale: Chrysler Crossfire 2005 SRT6
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: For Sale: Chrysler Crossfire 2005 SRT6

buyer beware, may be missing an airbag and has some millage rollback issues: 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Report Run Date: 2012-09-04 07:17:33.833 EDT Report Summary Class: Sport Car - Premium Engine: 3.2L V6 SFI Country of Assembly: United States Vehicle Age: 7 year(s) Calculated Owners: 4 VIN: 1C...
by redrum
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American Football in Arequipa?
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

Re: American Football in Arequipa?

or just get directv and order the NFL package
by redrum
Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dealing with the humidity
Replies: 17
Views: 4283

Re: Dealing with the humidity

the simplest solution is a clothes dryer, they sell them in plaza vea and various other appliance stores in lima.
by redrum
Sat May 26, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: god, godzilla, etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 4769

Re: god, godzilla, etc.

you can't honestly be comparing the existence of God with Godzilla, can you? is there a group of people that associate themselves because of a common belief that Godzilla does or does not exist?? there are some things that don't even warrant a discussion as to their existence or not (Godzilla being ...
by redrum
Sat May 26, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Atheists around
Replies: 21
Views: 3698

Re: Atheists around

because to not believe in something, that something has to exist to even have the belief that it doesn't exist. Do you believe in Godzilla? Careful how you answer, if you say no, then it's just like saying he exists. Never took logic in school did you? Being agnostic = IGNORANT it means admitting y...
by redrum
Sat May 26, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Atheists around
Replies: 21
Views: 3698

Re: Atheists around

by saying they don't believe in God they are saying there is a God because to not believe in something, that something has to exist to even have the belief that it doesn't exist. love how people who don't believe in a God call themselves agnostics or atheists. Being agnostic = IGNORANT just saying.....
by redrum
Fri May 18, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mancora
Replies: 16
Views: 9992

Re: Mancora

ok correction...if you want to travel 3 hours with sweaty stangers in an overcrowded car or micro TAKE CHI CHI"S advice. if you want to travel in comfort with your wife for 3 hours and you can afford to pay 200 - 300 soles for a car to Mancora or Punta Sal, take my advice There are many buscom...
by redrum
Thu May 17, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mancora
Replies: 16
Views: 9992

Re: Mancora

Just ignore the advice from chi chi. You wouldn't want to take a 3 hour car ride in a collectivo. A taxi charges between 200 - 300 soles from the Piura airport to Punta Sal / Mancora. Just ignore my advice??? But what an advice from you! Suggesting to pay 200-300 soles for a taxi ride. Do you work ...
by redrum
Wed May 16, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mancora
Replies: 16
Views: 9992

Re: Mancora

Just ignore the advice from chi chi. You wouldn't want to take a 3 hour car ride in a collectivo. A taxi charges between 200 - 300 soles from the Piura airport to Punta Sal / Mancora. I have a contact there that is a taxi driver / tour guide. If you want I can give you his number. Also would recomen...
by redrum
Wed May 16, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tarapoto
Replies: 10
Views: 4235

Tarapoto

Just returned from a 3 day trip to Tarapoto. By far the worst place that I have visited in Peru. And I have visted Ica, Nazca, Pisco, Chinca, Canete, Ilo, Matarani, Arequipa, Tacna, Cuzco, Piura, and Tumbes. There is NON STOP noise from the millions of motor bikes / motor taxis all day and all night...
by redrum
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying a car. Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

Re: Buying a car. Help!

todoautos.com.pe check out both the used car part and the car forum. the site is touch and go...sometimes it doesn't load, but people post on the forum. there is also a street crossing the Puente Quiñones called Nicolas Arriola-I think. they have newer used cars all lined up for like a block. whate...
by redrum
Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: employment
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: employment

People who works at groceries stores, make if they are lucky enough the minimum wage of 600 soles a month but often get paid far less than that. I suggest doing your own business will generate an income sufficient to live on. Opening a small business requires very little investment and low risk. Ag...
by redrum
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: maquinista
Replies: 12
Views: 1839

Re: maquinista

There`s a need for every job in Lima. But pay is low for every job. Expect to work at least 6 days a week, 12 hours a day and if you are good at your job you will get 550 soles a month. what is it with your negativity? 550 is not even minimum wage (600/month is). and a typical work day (monday - fr...
by redrum
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: King size bed.
Replies: 12
Views: 5053

Re: King size bed.

there is a furniture store chain called Rosen that sell high quality designer bedware.
by redrum
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying an Apartment Pre-Construction
Replies: 10
Views: 2326

Re: Buying an Apartment Pre-Construction

I was in Lima this week and visited some projects. I noticed that appartments sold pre construction those days are getting more expensive and smaller. I visited the projet in San Miguel behind Tottus/Sodimac. They sell appartments for 100000 soles. You might think that`s not bad for the area. But t...
by redrum
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying an Apartment Pre-Construction
Replies: 10
Views: 2326

Re: Buying an Apartment Pre-Construction

the first step is to see if the project is being financed by a bank. if so, then you are virtually guaranteed a safe purchase.
by redrum
Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: fake carnet de extranjeria
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: fake carnet de extranjeria

don't trust ANYONE that works on the street outside of migraciones. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS A THIEF.
by redrum
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Advice on getting a Divorce in Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 6619

Re: Advice on getting a Divorce in Peru

inscop wrote:"Can you trust your wife's uncle with the divorce papers ? Maybe find an independent lawyer."

Even if you THINK you can trust him, pay the soles that it takes to have your own lawyer read the documents.
Protect yourself.




word....DON'T TRUST ANYONE!
by redrum
Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Atheist Group
Replies: 109
Views: 15667

Re: Atheist Group

I would have to hope that if someone wanted to start a Christian Group, or Muslim Group, or Jewish Group or what-have-you, that they too would be freely allowed to do so. I will NOT be joining the group, but I will be supportive of you having the group. I suspect if you do not react so much, by and...
by redrum
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Atheist Group
Replies: 109
Views: 15667

Re: Atheist Group

atheists are a contradiction, by believing there is not a God they are saying there exists a God to not believe in. what a good idea to form a group to give more attention to God!!
by redrum
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction costs in Pisco
Replies: 15
Views: 3300

Re: Construction costs in Pisco

That, Sir, is a BUBBLE... $90-135 a square foot??? When land prices are that high you are looking at a crash. So, let's say a 1/4 acre of land. 43,560*.25 = 10,800 sf. 10,890 sf = 1,011 m2 1,011 m2 x $1,000 = A MILLION DOLLARS? For land in Lima, Peru? So, you build a 2500 sf house for $75,000 and t...
by redrum
Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Laptop battery question
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Laptop battery question

Greetings from sunny and warm London! My laptop needs a new battery and I was wondering if it would be cheaper to buy one in the UK or if I should just wait until I get back to Lima to buy one. I don't have a clue how much a battery for an Acer notebook would cost in Lima or here in the UK, but I'd...
by redrum
Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: real estate law in Peru what can go wrong
Replies: 14
Views: 2450

Re: real estate law in Peru what can go wrong

I hate to say it, but you should NEVER buy property that doesn't have direct access from the nearest road. that's just asking for problems. I would think the person with the property that you have to cut through would have the right to secure his property, as to not allow access. I know I would not ...
by redrum
Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction costs in Pisco
Replies: 15
Views: 3300

Re: Construction costs in Pisco

Tks Redrum! I believe you of course when you say that terrains with oceanview will cost that much. But what I meant by "in the vicinity of MF and the ocean" is somewhere near Miraflores and the ocean. Which could be Surco, Surquillo, San Borja. But also MF/SI/Magdalena/Barranco: no ocean ...
by redrum
Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction costs in Pisco
Replies: 15
Views: 3300

Re: Construction costs in Pisco

Hope that there are some areas in the vicinity of MF and the coast which are "a bit" cheaper than USD 1k/1,5/k sqm?? And what abt. the construction costs, are those abt. the same as mentioned in earlier postings (abt. USD 70/k for that construction)? Tks! if you can find something with an...
by redrum
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction costs in Pisco
Replies: 15
Views: 3300

Re: Construction costs in Pisco

Would those construction costs (grand total of USD 70k) also apply to Lima? In addition you would need to buy of course the terrain , connect everything to sewage, water, electricity, etc. What would the last cost more or less ( terrain per sqm : good location ("Barranco, San Isidro, Miraflore...
by redrum
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction costs in Pisco
Replies: 15
Views: 3300

Re: Construction costs in Pisco

I am in construction/architecture and can help you out with anything you have questions about. basic construction costs will be about S/. 500.00 per m2 ($180m2). that's just to complete the foundation, walls, and roof of your house(casco). your acabados will vary depending on the quality you wish t...

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