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by bigdaddy
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Casinos & Online Betting
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Casinos & Online Betting

I hit the tragamonedas one in awhile when I feel like donating some money lol but I'd like to make a sports book wager mostly American football.

Do any of you posters participate in betting with online services or have any experience/opinions?
Any that you could recommend or steer clear of?
Thanks!
by bigdaddy
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What are the penalties?
Replies: 14
Views: 1895

Re: What are the penalties?

Slippery Jack wrote:Reinhold Niebuhr Quotes. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.



In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
Dalai Lama
by bigdaddy
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need Info and advice on starting family in Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Need Info and advice on starting family in Peru

Cost of living is less in other cities but you have to weigh whether you'd rather live without the amenities of a larger city. As for as whether Peruanas are attracted to East Asians, you'd have to ask them. I think for the most part, they would be happy with a hard working loyal man who isn't machi...
by bigdaddy
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need Info and advice on starting family in Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Need Info and advice on starting family in Peru

Whoa let's back up here a minute, fella. You just ended a bad marriage and now you're wanting to jump right in the gene pool feet first? I think you need to take a deep breath step back and reassess things. Good that you speak the language. Good weather and inexpensive living in Peru?  That can be d...
by bigdaddy
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Renewal new Time Frame
Replies: 29
Views: 6238

Re: Visa Renewal new Time Frame

Learn to offer propinas.
They'd rather have a few extra soles in the pocket and food on the table than enforce some silly law.
by bigdaddy
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Renewal new Time Frame
Replies: 29
Views: 6238

Re: Visa Renewal new Time Frame

"When your time Runs Out you are classified as irregular, but not illegal."

Is the term really "irregular"?
Sounds like someone with poor bowel movements.
by bigdaddy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: My top 5 cravings from my home country
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: My top 5 cravings from my home country

I miss roast beef.
Anybody know where I can buy it?
by bigdaddy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting my African American type hair styled
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

Re: Getting my African American type hair styled

Greetings everyone, I am a recent transplant from New York and I must say I have fallen in love with Lima. However I have run into a big of an issue when it comes to getting my hair styled. I have médium length thick tightly coiled curls, and have gone to several salons which seem as if they can do...
by bigdaddy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sim Card
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Sim Card

Im on a tourist Visa but need a peru sim card. My gf tells me if i get a pay as you go with one of the companies i can use whatsapp for free....without using the credit. I find that hard to believe...can anyone confirm what is the best thing to get ? If you already have whatsapp downloaded on your ...
by bigdaddy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taxi and reliable transportation from the Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 4033

Re: Taxi and reliable transportation from the Airport

The bus is an option.
You can go anywhere in the city from the airport for a few soles.
Here's a good thread that might make you think twice about taxis...

viewtopic.php?t=25714
by bigdaddy
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Man with a Van
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: Man with a Van

Can it be used for parties?
by bigdaddy
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Generic ink cartridges?
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Generic ink cartridges?

Same with me. Very expensive.
Nowadays I try to keep my printing to a minimum and store important documents in the cloud.
by bigdaddy
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Halloween costumes
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: Halloween costumes

Polaron wrote:I've been debating about whether or not to get a fancy costume. Potential I'll probably just put a potato in my pants and go as a dictator.



Cool. The trick or treaters bob for tators instead of apples at your place.
by bigdaddy
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Music!
Replies: 458
Views: 63922

Re: Music!

by bigdaddy
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru at 53 in list "The Best & Worst Places for Expats in 2016"
Replies: 22
Views: 5142

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

Its interesting that the best places to live are places that get very cold weather"

That's because most people (not all) rather be cold than hot.
Look at the US.
The cheapest places to live are in the south where the weather is brutal in the summer.
by bigdaddy
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Movies shot in English and Spanish
Replies: 10
Views: 1692

Re: Movies shot in English and Spanish

Back on topic, IMO, making people read subtitles is no bad thing. Besides, subtitles are usually short to the point phrases or sentences. Almost Twitter like. Lol Good case made here for subtitled films. http://screenrant.com/great-subtitled-foreign-movies-ross-20232/ Being a war buff, I found this ...
by bigdaddy
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to obtain an - annulment?
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: How to obtain an - annulment?

The civil ceremony is the LEGAL one, the church weddings are simply symbolic - a dog and pony show so your friend's marriage was consummated.   Perhaps your friend could prove he was coerced into the marriage?  You said he was nervous and feeling ill.  Perhaps your friend was drugged beforehand and ...
by bigdaddy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vegetarian restaurants in Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 2947

Re: Vegetarian restaurants in Peru

Wow, I never knew there were so many vegetarian options.
Are these restaurants mostly geared to expats?
Generalization here but the Peruvians I know are all carnivores.
by bigdaddy
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best Pollo a la Brasa?
Replies: 20
Views: 7116

Re: Best Pollo a la Brasa?

Yeah, having that special sauce is always key.
I have a secret sauce that I use to marinate meat but if I told you, I'd have to kill you. Lol!
by bigdaddy
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru at 53 in list "The Best & Worst Places for Expats in 2016"
Replies: 22
Views: 5142

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

Jeez.. the list might as well be in alphabetical order. I can't seem much rhyme or reason in it. Why is Spain near the top, and Italy near the bottom? Ecuador in the top ten! Columbia outstripping Chile... and I know Peru isn't always a paradise, but based on what I have heard from expats who have ...
by bigdaddy
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Rio Olympics
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Rio Olympics

Punishing athletes for underperforming is nothing new. Look at the Hussein regime. Finishing worse than first was not an option with Uday Hussein. The Iraqi Olympic headquarters had torture contraptions that included a sarcophagus, with long nails pointing inward from every surface, including the li...
by bigdaddy
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: how much do you spend on menu?
Replies: 17
Views: 6049

Re: how much do you spend on menu?

I found a wonderful restaurant here in Tacna. I ate there every day for a month for 6 soles per meal. Unfortunately, I came down with a bad case of parasites. I have returned to my routine of eating only at home. Smart move. Makes no sense to save money eating questionably prepared food only to hav...
by bigdaddy
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: increasing cost of living
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

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 Br...
by bigdaddy
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TV service providers for American football
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: TV service providers for American football

USTVNOW. The free version includes six channels: ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, NBC, and PBS. The paid version obviously has more channels. The strange thing is that the content comes out of Harrisburg PA so you'd be seeing local stuff/commercials from that area along with Steelers/Eagles games. Below is a revi...
by bigdaddy
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Issues unique to Expats
Replies: 32
Views: 4496

Re: Issues unique to Expats

"It´s not like when you asked for suggestions on where to find coffee grinders to equip your sales team for your coffee distribution business, suggstions for any other of your past business ventures, or any of the other suggestions you´ve asked for." I looked at woodchuck's posts and I can...
by bigdaddy
Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Issues unique to Expats
Replies: 32
Views: 4496

Re: Issues unique to Expats

woodchuck wrote:That's great news & what I was expecting from PPK.
For too long expats have had no voice in Peru & that has to change.
Thanks for your efforts. Best wishes. :roll:
PS - the woman who answered the contact actually speaks English!



She wrote not spoke.
Maybe she was using a translator.
by bigdaddy
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pisco Sour Class
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: Pisco Sour Class

Just in case you were wondering the 2 hour Pisco class was $150. I thought that was a bit much. I don't mind the $40 for an art gallery tour but I plan on going to Mistura and doing other things and bringing my own bottles of Pisco back to the states with me. I have a Pisco Sour book with recipes i...
by bigdaddy
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Issues unique to Expats
Replies: 32
Views: 4496

Re: Issues unique to Expats

Update: After sending an email, I got a response from a PPK spokesperson, a nice woman who wrote me (in English) that PPK is legitimately interested in the Expat community and their issues and would welcome all comments, questions & concerns. So it might be in your best interest to reach out to ...
by bigdaddy
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pisco Sour Class
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: Pisco Sour Class

From what I've heard, the main thing is to not squeeze the limes too much. After you get the main part of the juice out, don't try to get every last drop out because the last drops will not taste the same and ruin the flavor of the drink. Why? I have no idea. But I've heard this from a lot of peopl...
by bigdaddy
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Issues unique to Expats
Replies: 32
Views: 4496

Re: Issues unique to Expats

I googled PPK and found this page below with his email addy.
Maybe if enough ex-pats contact him, it would help to voice our concerns....


http://ppk.pe/
by bigdaddy
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: surviving spouse will
Replies: 35
Views: 5439

Re: surviving spouse will

Nobody said life was simple but in this case, it's cut and dried.
His rational is they don't deserve 50% but it's her share and should be her decision.
by bigdaddy
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: surviving spouse will
Replies: 35
Views: 5439

Re: surviving spouse will

I can't believe these replies here. The woman is very ill and you don't want to honor her last wishes? That's cold blooded. i want to honor her wishes. 50% just seems a a bit much to give her brothers who have done nothing for her. i need to start a new life as well. as i said above, the 1/3 rd. is...
by bigdaddy
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: surviving spouse will
Replies: 35
Views: 5439

Re: surviving spouse will

I can't believe these replies here.
The woman is very ill and you don't want to honor her last wishes?
That's cold blooded.
by bigdaddy
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to watch Olympics online?
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: How to watch Olympics online?

woodchuck wrote:I would be interested in the box & online service.
Hope someone may have a name or link to access.
Thanks. :roll:



I got a box.
Just shoot me a PM.

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