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by Alan
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Clean out your mailbox
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Clean out your mailbox

Just a reminder to users on this board, please please take a moment to empty your mailbox. Once it is full, no new PM's will enter, and worse still, the system will not notify you that someone is trying to contact you on our messaging system.

Cheers.
by Alan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Schools
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Schools

Hi.. From which months to which months? School year here is March to December. I have never heard of a school doing this, but who knows? Try the International Christian School in Lima. They are small, English speaking, and offer good quality education (though the infrastructure lacks in sporting fie...
by Alan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima,what are the good district to rent an appartment
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Lima,what are the good district to rent an appartment

Hi, Top of mind are MIraflores, San Isidro, San Borja, Santiago de Surco, San Miguel, Barranco and Magdalena. I have listed these in order of preference, according to the criteria you expressed, and based on my own experience. I am not up to speed on the price of rents, hopefully somebody else can w...
by Alan
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: New port in Chancay

Hello Alan, "On the other hand, Venezuela down the road has sold their soul to the Chinese and Russian governments, and that's going to be a tricky bargain for them to manage in the future." Exactly my concern for Peru in the long term. It all sounds really beaut on the surface and could ...
by Alan
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: New port in Chancay

G'day all, I am curious to know whose money is financing all this ? Can any informed person enlighten me,please? ( and I don't mean Beep Beep) Why do I have the suspicion that it is Chinese money, as the financier is not disclosed here. IF it's a loan from China to Peru, then this could eventuate i...
by Alan
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting Peruvian Residency For my 18 Years old Daughter
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Getting Peruvian Residency For my 18 Years old Daughter

That's an unfortunate situation, and one most of us would not have predicted either. Wiracocha's advise is good. Years ago, I was asked for a "Certificado de solteria", and this was solved by a trip to the embassy where I swore an affadavit. Luckily though, my embassy was in Lima. But the ...
by Alan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 717

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

G'day Adrian, As of this week my Aussie Navy pension arrives in Soles to my Interbank account....mission accomplished. To top it all off, Interbank did not hit me with an International transfer cost(as was the case with Scotiabank)...which Interbank originally said could be approx' 75 Soles. The on...
by Alan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru has the more solid and strongest money in Latin America
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Peru has the more solid and strongest money in Latin America

Winds, you make a good point. Peru is pretty much exporting to everyone. Alan, I did not realize that was the case. I’ve heard a lot of talk about the “silk world order” or the Eurasian Trade Zone rising up quickly as the world superpower with a gold-backed world reserve currency. Rudder, who knows...
by Alan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru has the more solid and strongest money in Latin America
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Peru has the more solid and strongest money in Latin America

rudder wrote:Thanks for posting this. It’s a topic on my mind. I’ve been wondering for the past 8 years how long until the world dumps the dollar.

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The biggest problem here is that there is no viable alternative. There is a lack of trust in China, and Europe is struggling with Brexit.
by Alan
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: French Teacher Required
Replies: 0
Views: 95

French Teacher Required

If you are a native speaker of French, or have native French speaking abilities, let me know if you are interested in teaching a French class once a week, for 1.5 hours, in Miraflores. Pay is 50 soles per class. Some teaching experience is preferred. Send me a PM.

Thanks!
by Alan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Most livable cities in the world

Any list regarding anything is ripe for interpretation. I was shocked by London especially with the recent Muslim influence. I am not really sure what your thinking is behind that statement. The quality of life in a city is more about personal behaviour and economics than religion. Boy, I'd rather ...
by Alan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: Underwater restaurant in Lima?
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Underwater restaurant in Lima?

Just wait for the next sunami... I've heard that the water is murky here, thanks to high amounts of plancton (great for fish, though), so the view might be kind of dismal. But on the other hand, there are all kinds of other new touristic offers popping up that take advantage of clear views in the mo...
by Alan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Does Peru store you entry and exit details on computer?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Does Peru store you entry and exit details on computer?

Your entry date is online. They scan your passport upon arrival.

I have never heard of anyone forced to leave the country unless they have committed a crime.
by Alan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Overstaying tourist visa - What doea it entail

Never took a domestic flight but traveled by bus on a Tourist Visa. The bus line checks your passport and federal officials will stop the bus and check passports. So I cant even take buses? Is it all bus lines that check passports? And how common are these official stops? What about trains? Ive nev...
by Alan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fishing in Lima and coast.
Replies: 45
Views: 13213

Re: Fishing in Lima and coast.

I was speaking to a fellow the other day. He rod fishes off one of the jetties on the costa verde in Miraflores. I couldn't believe the size of the fish he pulls in! He told me that sometime he'll ask the surfers to pull his line further out (where I imagine he uses a float and a weight). No joke.. ...
by Alan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Pisco and India
Replies: 23
Views: 1012

Re: Peruvian Pisco and India

I had it several times. No aroma and no flavor Did you know that they add water to reduce the level of alcohol ? Two different drinks entirely. Peruvian pisco has a much richer flavour. It's a brandy. I am not sure what you'd consider Chilean pisco. As I recall, it has a lesser alcohol content. I d...
by Alan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to extend tourist visa
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: How to extend tourist visa

So I went to the Migracion office in Pucallpa and asked for another 90 days and they told me that Irish citizens are only allowed to stay for 20 days and they couldn't extend my visa at all. I looked that up on the internet after and see thats not true, Irish people get the same maximum 180 days as...
by Alan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: New port in Chancay

It´s great news. The truck situation in Callao has become a real bottle neck. A good selection of working ports throughout the country is also useful during El Niño when you need to get aid in to coastal regions. On the subject of shipping, I have always wondered why there isn´t more port to port tr...
by Alan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do I call/text a friend in Lima...
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: How do I call/text a friend in Lima...

Nextel doesn't exist anymore, but hopefully the number was passed along to the new carrier when the company was sold. When dealing with a cellular number, you omit the city code 1. Most people here use the whatsApp app for communication. If you're not familiar with it, it is similar to Facebook mess...
by Alan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Immigration Law
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: New Immigration Law

Hi Wiracocha,

Click "Reply", then look below the dialogue box for the 4 buttons. Click "Load draft", and you will see what you have saved. Click on the line to load, and voila.

Cheers,
Alan
by Alan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: Italian restaurants
Replies: 5
Views: 3538

Re: Italian restaurants

I just spent last Sunday in La Punta, Callao. There was once a large Italian community there, and there are enough old timers still around to support a good handful of authentic Italian restaurants. We went to two. The first was a bakery called Panarello. It serves up the usual chicharron but also h...
by Alan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: WILLS
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: WILLS

Wiracocha wrote:Thanks Adrian,

After reading your advice/comments, I think I won't bother to get wills made...seems the law automatically gives to the spouse.
Cheers,
W



Please check this post:

http://www.expatperu.com/legal-issues/g ... e-in-peru/
by Alan
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Part-time teaching job at elementary school
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

Re: Part-time teaching job at elementary school

Bumping this to the top as the job is open again. Please respond to mail listed in advert.
by Alan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer tax for renewal passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Transfer tax for renewal passport?

You are probably correct, the money I had to pay was a- FINE even tho the Migraciones agent called it a tax. I was never aware there was a fee to register a new/renewal passport. I also paid an 18-19 soles fee (besides the FINE); this must be the fee to register a new/renewal passport. All expats s...
by Alan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer tax for renewal passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Transfer tax for renewal passport?

Sorry, Woodchuck, I couldn't find anything online, and can't really understand why the Peruvian Govt. would charge this kind of a fee, unless they expected you to have notified them of a change in your passport number when it was renewed, though this would be more of a fine than a tax. I wish I coul...
by Alan
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores

Formidable 1 wrote:
BTW, the reviews are dated from Jan. 2018 so it's been there longer than a few weeks.



Right you are.. my mistake.. Their Facebook page mentions a new location soon on Benavides in Surco. Anyway, nice to see that the options for international food continues to increase in Lima.
by Alan
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores

FDiH wrote:Is it more like a fast-food kinda place or a proper restaurant?


It's a proper sit down place, but not very fancy. It's fast food I suppose, but not geared to the take out market.
by Alan
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer tax for renewal passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Transfer tax for renewal passport?

Hi,

More specifically, the concept of what you are being billed for, in Spanish.
by Alan
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer tax for renewal passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Transfer tax for renewal passport?

The fine for failing to transfer a renewed passport is currently 42 soles a month for 2019. Once you pay the fee, your passport is stamped at Migraciones; I doubt there are any further fees. I am hoping Alan or someone can get a copy of the law & post herein. Can you post what the documentation...
by Alan
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores

Hi... I just tried "El Mexicano", block two of Manuel Bonilla (Miraflores). The place is new, just a couple weeks old. The food was pretty decent (though I admit to not knowing a lot about Mexican cuisine). They have a choice of either corn or wheat tacos, and a good salad-bar-esque counte...

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