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by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Advice on New Business Opportunities
Replies: 5
Views: 2538

Re: Advice on New Business Opportunities

That's nice... however I always wonder WHY you operate the business in Peru? What's the point? Would you be less or more profitable operating same type of business e.g. in US? You stories do not tell much in fact. I suppose what a newcomer to Peru would like to know is for example: how much % you ma...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cacao / Chocolate
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Re: Cacao / Chocolate

The world is weird... countries that farm cacao do not produce chocolate. Countries who produce chocolate do not farm cacao.... I doubt we are an intelligent species :mrgreen:
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Passport Exit Stamp Question.
Replies: 3
Views: 2806

Re: Passport Exit Stamp Question.

You forget the days count from your very FIRST visit to Peru. The time interval you are allowed to stay 183 days is counted from your first entry date ever to Peru. It is not per calender year. So while you may technically overstayed your visa, you may have not exhausted the days they are allowed to...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru ranks #20 on best food worldwide
Replies: 2
Views: 2656

Re: Peru ranks #20 on best food worldwide

It isn't there anymore? The list is bogus anyway... what is US food? Mc Donalds? Or do they mean all the latin & co restaurants prevalent across US? I would not take anything from the top ten, except maybe Greece and Thailand... The other countries maybe have tasty food but it isn't healthy (eit...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to buy grass fed beef, lamb, free range chicken??
Replies: 13
Views: 7127

Re: Where to buy grass fed beef, lamb, free range chicken??

I think a lot of people assume Peru is organic. I thought that when I first came here. I found that to be very untrue for most places. From a lot of reading and talking to people Peru has a lot of pesticides from China, cheap toxic pesticides that are outlawed in other countries. I thought maybe in...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: S&P Lowers the rating of 5 Peruvian Banks
Replies: 11
Views: 4306

Re: S&P Lowers the rating of 5 Peruvian Banks

It will still take a while for the banks here to collapse, however such news only confirms the direction where this country is headed for. Major US rating agencies derating 3 biggest banks in Peru means globalists aim Peru as new target and this should always call your attention. Unfortunately these...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa Renewal new Time Frame
Replies: 29
Views: 6422

Re: Visa Renewal new Time Frame

Just returned from the Tacna border hop last week/was told that I could not re-enter due to the new 6 months out of the year rule. I have been a tourist for the past DECADE and have always flown out/returned via the Lima airport and ALWAYS received the 183 days because my wife has always been with ...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Internet Speed & Reliability
Replies: 48
Views: 21598

Re: Internet Speed & Reliability

DSL sucks. Never get DSL unless you you don't really use the internet much and don't care about speed or reliability. In that case I guess it is fine. No, not really... DSL just sucks. The high powered signals they have to send down the copper wire to make DSL work actually destroys the DSL modems ...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Internet Speed & Reliability
Replies: 48
Views: 21598

Re: Internet Speed & Reliability

Speedtest is not really a good quality meter of your Internet connection. It is maybe an estimate how good it can be, during certain hours, to certain destinations. But believe me many services from outside Peru will be sluggish even on a "fast" line. Skype call US <-> Peru : always proble...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: I propose to start a flat Earth thread here
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: I propose to start a flat Earth thread here

My flat is flat. And five minutes ago I had to change some flat head screws. I also have a flat rate. So is she flat or not? :lol:
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru isn't a cheap country.
Replies: 17
Views: 3524

Re: Peru isn't a cheap country.

Hotels, restaurants and public transport are fairly cheap. But food isn't as cheap as you might think. Milk, beer, wine, cheese and many food items are the same price or even more expensive than in Europe. When it comes to cosmetics, hairgel, tooth paste, aftershave, perfume,...then it's even more ...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

Re: Could driver less cars succeed in Peru?

SilverbackPeru wrote:I wouldn't think it would be a smart idea for driverless cars in Peru.


You forget most cars in Lima are already driver less... they move like there is no driver :mrgreen:
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: I propose to start a flat Earth thread here
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: I propose to start a flat Earth thread here

Ah and before I forget: chemtrails, HAARP and Moon hoax posts also go here :mrgreen:
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: I propose to start a flat Earth thread here
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

I propose to start a flat Earth thread here

Otherwise I feel like this forum is not complete. It really flattens me :mrgreen:
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Baby born in Peru but don't want them to have DNI
Replies: 6
Views: 1628

Re: Baby born in Peru but don't want them to have DNI

Get the Spanish nationality for your child. As Britain has been kicked out of the EU, the British passport will be useless. Unless your child dreams about a life in Britain or some of the 'great' British colonies like Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Togo and Gabon. I am sure you don't ...
by mrsteak
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 23508

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

Not necessarily. Many Venezuelans are willing to work more hours than the average Peruvian. Plus they willingness to work is an big deal to Peruvian employers. Great! Work more for less in a country where you make nearly nothing on an average wage is exactly what this country needs! I guess many pe...
by mrsteak
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Electricians in Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

Electricians in Lima

Be careful... Example of how "electricians" work in Peru: https://s17.postimg.org/u0v5dnbnj/IMG_0307.jpg This piece of wire with socket has been dissected from our roof light cabling. The wires have been just twisted together and isolated with cheap black tape. After a while such "con...
by mrsteak
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Architecture in Lima
Replies: 5
Views: 1196

Re: Architects in Lima

Does your home have only 2 sides (front and back) designed by architects like the most property in Peru? Or did they also design the laterals of your home, to at least have some windows? Isn't this done because architects anticipate that one day there will be other buildings constructed next door? ...
by mrsteak
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Please help, dental implants
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Re: Please help, dental implants

Before thinking about cutting corners and saving some money on a dentist, you may want to read this thread and what happened to woodchuck... http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?t=11028&start=30 Such stuff happens everywhere not only in Peru. The difference is it may happen to you...
by mrsteak
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: solar panel
Replies: 7
Views: 3005

Re: solar panel

does anybody know where in peru you can get got solar panels? in the internet i found only cheapstuff how doesent work. thank for your help You can find some solar panels in Paruro. There are few stores selling them. Expect it about 3-4 times more expensive than in US/China/EU. I saw a (probably) 8...
by mrsteak
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Architecture in Lima
Replies: 5
Views: 1196

Architecture in Lima

Does your home have only 2 sides (front and back) designed by architects like the most property in Peru? Or did they also design the laterals of your home, to at least have some windows?
by mrsteak
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live
Replies: 79
Views: 6684

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live

Nope I strongly disagree there. If you are on a limited income then you will be mostly eating the cheapest and most filling of foods and that is going to be rice, potato's and bread. It's the same anywhere in the world, the poorer of society usually have the worst diets. Good food usually costs a b...
by mrsteak
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live
Replies: 79
Views: 6684

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live

A good address is the previously mentioned numbeo. https://www.numbeo.com/quality-of-life/country_result.jsp?country=Peru As you see mostly all quality of life marks are negative in Peru. Yeah you have the climate but is it really good in Lima? Take the cost of living and climate with care, coz it i...
by mrsteak
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: SELL a US car in Peru to a foreigner
Replies: 8
Views: 2063

Re: SELL a US car in Peru to a foreigner

In any case if you do not clear it from customs, you will see a customs official driving your car here in Lima after a while... they will find a way for themselves believe me.
by mrsteak
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Please help, dental implants
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Re: Please help, dental implants

I am looking for help . I am long term, senior traveler, and I am about to loose two front teeth . Does anybody have, resent , good experience with dentist, expert of dental implants in Lima ? Is anybody on this forum, who is willing to help, and had, again resent experience with dental implants wo...
by mrsteak
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where do you shop for [blank] in Lima?
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: Where do you shop for [blank] in Lima?

Formidable 1 wrote:Next time, try the Chinese food.


I hate chinese food. Not only in Peru, everywhere in the world chinese food is full of sodium glutamate and other stuff that I really do not want to eat. Plus usually prepared with the cheapest fat/oil. No thanks.
by mrsteak
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

I know what you are trying to say and yes the education is rated lower in comparison to EU countries. But can you blame the students for trying to achieve something their parents were not able to do so? I do not blame anybody. Your problem might be only that the grades from Peru are not so great ab...
by mrsteak
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live
Replies: 79
Views: 6684

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live

SilverbackPeru wrote:Thanks! :) I'm judt going to ahve to return to Lima with a better plan and a lot of savi gs and see what i can achieve!


your savings will be spent on bribes to achieve the achievements.
by mrsteak
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live
Replies: 79
Views: 6684

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live

The problem is they are NOT on diet... :mrgreen: Peruvian food is very unhealthy. Just look at the people. Too much meat, too much sugars. Consequence are lot of cardiac and rheumatic diseases in Lima. Ambulance will not arrive on time btw. It is always stuck in traffic jam. So, before you decide t...
by mrsteak
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live
Replies: 79
Views: 6684

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live

Regarding rents it’s true, not that cheap, but for $1000 a month you can actually get a 3 bedroom apartment of 150 sq mts aprox in a very good neighbourhood, which is very good compared to the sizes in the US, also I have Peruvian friends that have very good jobs and have salaries ranging from USD5...
by mrsteak
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 15767

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

luxury item when you are on a Peruvian wage and having to eat like a Peruvian. My budget was five to six soles for dinner during the work breaks and there doesn't leave you with a great deal of options. The summary is: either you have a western wage paid from outside of Peru and then you can eventu...
by mrsteak
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live
Replies: 79
Views: 6684

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live

The problem is they are NOT on diet... :mrgreen: Peruvian food is very unhealthy. Just look at the people. Too much meat, too much sugars. Consequence are lot of cardiac and rheumatic diseases in Lima. Ambulance will not arrive on time btw. It is always stuck in traffic jam. So, before you decide to...
by mrsteak
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where do you shop for [blank] in Lima?
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: Where do you shop for [blank] in Lima?

Paruro really has three sections: behind the Congress... be cautious, in Chinatown -- no problem; and towards Av. Grau, which can be dicey.. especially at night.... but since the stores are closed at that time, there is no reason to go down there. The latter is where you will find electonics, parti...
by mrsteak
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live
Replies: 79
Views: 6684

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live

The WOMEN are beautiful if you don't get killed/maimed or scammed. Like everywhere in the world - you have to b very careful. I am amazed that married women & those in their 30's, 40's, 50's have long beautiful ebony hair! IMO, women look the best in long hair! some women in Peru are beautiful....
by mrsteak
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live
Replies: 79
Views: 6684

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live

In the city for easy access is Parque de la Amistad which is a new eco park with a small lake. I've not been to Amistad but I thought Parque Ecologico Lomo Amarilla was a really nice pleasant surprise. It's a park which is on a small steep hill with a main path leading to the top and several side p...
by mrsteak
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

One more thing about the new young generation in Peru: it is good by itself that your GF intents to study something. However be aware that public universities have a very low standard in Peru. I looked at it once at even the best private university from Peru (iirc la catolica or so) was around place...
by mrsteak
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: prices
Replies: 86
Views: 10578

Re: prices

Another thing i've also noticed is the price of furniture say from Surquillo. Basic wardrobes, cupboards etc are lower but not much compared to most of the mass producted furniture you can buy from cataloges here inthe UK. Any Ikea product beats easily all furniture you can buy in Lima. At 1/4 price.
by mrsteak
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: prices
Replies: 86
Views: 10578

Re: prices

Ok i've just got into Manchester today and i'm stopping overnight and straight away it just amazes me how you can eat cheaply in England compared to Peru, and good quality food as well. Just a few of the prices i've seen while i've been back and take into consideration that the minimum wage here is...
by mrsteak
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: SELL a US car in Peru to a foreigner
Replies: 8
Views: 2063

Re: SELL a US car in Peru to a foreigner

So it is imported to Peru? It has ingreso temporal? Or is it waiting in some customs warehouse to be cleared? The car is in Lima with ingreso temporal which is suspended now till we can sell the car or travel out of Peru Then you either have to bribe the customs to somehow get it out, or you must b...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

I'm curious what the possibilities there are for a 27 year old with a degree in commercial economics in Peru. Are there even possibilities or would you guys say i have a better chance at earning monthly income with teaching English? Let me lay it down for you in a simpler way: In Peru you must be a...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

I'm not sure if i do have the typical gringo face though. I'm half indonesian/dutch, i think i look more asian than gringo :) Then you will be known as, "El Chino". The problem is he WILL be known as something - and this is a problem by itself in Peru. Once people perceive you as non-loca...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live
Replies: 79
Views: 6684

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live

I don’t know what neighbourhood you are living in, but in any affluent neighbourhood in Lima you will have people complaining in no time. I’m starting to realize maybe you just haven’t travelled much, thus seen many places, your attempts to annoy me by offensive words are really futile :mrgreen: I'...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

Did you ever consider this was less to do with your gringo face and more to do with your propensity to repeatedly insult the entire country and its population? I have tattooed on my forehead "I hate Peru", of course :mrgreen: Well I even would, but then my company would fire me (not due t...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live
Replies: 79
Views: 6684

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live

:D I relate! We are trying also to go back. We should know this March or April. It would be nice to meet open-minded people that appreciate the luxuries we are privileged to receive when living in developing countries, that we dont get in the first world. I currently live in Toronto and am so tired...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live
Replies: 79
Views: 6684

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the best countries to live

You probably need some reading to do, to understand the history behind those dusty places you don’t know how to appreciate, No thanks, I do not appreciate dusty, dirty places in the middle of a desert no matter what history is behind. There are other places to appreciate, everywhere around the worl...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

One more question about the safety, which has also been mentioned a few times in this topic. In what ways would a certain district be unsafe? I'm aware of the petty theft, even in Miraflores. But what if we go to a district which is unsafe, would there be like gang members walking around with mache...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

She lives apparently in one of the lowest social class districts but she completed her education at CPU, international business and management. My first thought because she was traveling Europe and even finished an university that she is part of a newer generation with bright future chances. Would ...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

you can explore your future family's place here: https://www.google.de/maps/place/Parque+Industrial,+Separadora+Industrial,+Villa+EL+Salvador,+Peru/@-12.1711383,-76.9415761,3a,66.8y,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sB-wcYf7stSPPFGe4d261Ww!2e0!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x9105b875394f9e21:0x2fc1431693d2759!2sSantiago+De+Su...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

unless he has bad luck and his GF is from SJL or La Victoria.... I'm not very informed about the state and safety of all the different districts in Lima. But she told me she lives near metro station Villa Maria. then you have bad luck... this is one of the lowest social class districts of Lima. Jus...
by mrsteak
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 6878

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

The threads gone off topic and I guess I could be part of that but to the OP you should check out urbania.pe. It's a housing webpage for Peru. Aquiler means rent. Just have a flick through and this will help you get an idea of rental prices. yeah and he will find there what was already quoted here....

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