Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

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Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

Postby chi chi » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:32 pm

Huge number of foreigners are entering Peru.

Many of them are heading for the provinces. The expatcommunity in Tarapoto is growing quickly.

Many French, British and Spanish expats are arriving.

An increasing number of eastern Europeans is coming to Peru as well.

In Lima, I have noticed a lot of Pakistanis that are running kebab stands on the streets and markets.

The amount of unlicensed businesses is growing too as most foreigners don't bother with licences for businesses or paying tax.


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Re: Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

Postby Bobby » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:57 pm

Hi,
In the specific case of Tarapoto what do these foreigners do for a living?
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Re: Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

Postby caliguy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:44 pm

i have yet to see a Pakistanian run kebob stand on the street :lol: what part of Lima are they consentrating on?
every place has it's own spirit. you just need to tune into it.
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Re: Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

Postby Kelly » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:58 am

caliguy wrote:i have yet to see a Pakistanian run kebob stand on the street :lol: what part of Lima are they consentrating on?


The part that exists in Chi Chi's imagination :lol:
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Re: Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

Postby fanning » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:05 am

That is in the same area where they have the 'Muslim Patrol' http://jn1.tv/video/news/jj1402op10-london-muslimpatrol-air.html
I think it is located in Villa el Salvador, on the east side, pointing to Mecca.
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Re: Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

Postby chi chi » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:45 pm

Bobby wrote:Hi,
In the specific case of Tarapoto what do these foreigners do for a living?


An Italian has a restaurant and bar.
A Spanish has a cocktail bar.
Several Italians cultivate tobacco.
A Korean has a hotel.
A French guy works as mototaxista.
Another French guy has a hostal.

And there's a bunch of English teachers. They seem to be in high demand in Tarapoto as there's a shortage.

caliguy wrote:i have yet to see a Pakistanian run kebob stand on the street :lol: what part of Lima are they consentrating on?


In Magdalena Del Mar there's a Pakistani running a kebab stand on the street in front of Supermercado Capon. He has been there some time and makes good money.I talked to him recently. He sells on average 50 kebabs a day and charge 7.50 soles.
Earning 375 soles a day working without any licence and on a tourist visa isn't bad.
There's a Moroccan guy doing the same around the corner.
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Re: Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

Postby TShadow » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:36 pm

Sometimes I have the feeling me and chi chi are not living in the same country, but wait, can we be sure he is real?
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Re: Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

Postby Bobby » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:54 pm

chi chi wrote:
Bobby wrote:Hi,
In the specific case of Tarapoto what do these foreigners do for a living?


An Italian has a restaurant and bar.
A Spanish has a cocktail bar.
Several Italians cultivate tobacco.
A Korean has a hotel.
A French guy works as mototaxista.
Another French guy has a hostal.

And there's a bunch of English teachers. They seem to be in high demand in Tarapoto as there's a shortage.



Thanks for the input. Is Tarapoto area now safe? Years ago Yurimaguas and Juanji were "hot" with MRTA and narcos activity...I'll be visiting Tarapoto soon.
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Re: Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

Postby chi chi » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:12 pm

Bobby wrote:Thanks for the input. Is Tarapoto area now safe? Years ago Yurimaguas and Juanji were "hot" with MRTA and narcos activity...I'll be visiting Tarapoto soon.


Tarapoto is the safest and cleanest city in Peru.
You can sleep with your windows open and park your motorbike on the street all night.
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Re: Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

Postby caliguy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:20 pm

In Magdalena Del Mar there's a Pakistani running a kebab stand on the street in front of Supermercado Capon. He has been there some time and makes good money.I talked to him recently. He sells on average 50 kebabs a day and charge 7.50 soles.
Earning 375 soles a day working without any licence and on a tourist visa isn't bad.
There's a Moroccan guy doing the same around the corner.
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if they serve basmati rice, i'm in like flint :D
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Re: Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

Postby metal moth » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:54 am

I love me a good kebob now & then.
Thanks for the info, Chi Chi.
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Re: Huge increase of foreigners in Peru

Postby Bobby » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:24 pm

I have also witnessed in Lima many business people coming from India. Domains: chimical and pharmaceutical industries, and telecommunications. Not to mention spaniards. I think this is positive.

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