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by Alan
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...

Ok, quick update...as you know she is coming next month July/August and we are both excited...to be honest, I am a little nervous...I'm 51, Veteran, have four kids...seen some nice so nice things in life...but this THIS is making me nervous....WTF... Well, I have a trip planned to travel to Lima in...
by Alan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Buying a golf cart (split from: Peruvian Golf Courses)
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Buying a golf cart (split from: Peruvian Golf Courses)

woodchuck wrote:
I am looking to purchase a used golf cart in any condition to use in Huaral.
Thanks for your help.


That's a tough one! Why not consider a "cuatrimoto" instead? Plentiful, cheap, and easy to service.

https://listado.mercadolibre.com.pe/cuatrimotos#D[A:cuatrimotos]
by Alan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Unaccompanied minors traveling
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Unaccompanied minors traveling

I have my son who is going to visit family in Lima, Peru. He is a US citizen that is 11 years old and will be traveling alone and received by family. He will stay only 6 weeks which is within his allowable tourist VISA limits. He will then fly back alone after his visit. The immigration website say...
by Alan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...

Wow.. what a fantastic love story. You are very lucky to have found someone so compatible with you, and since you are of the age to know what you want, you are right to trust your instincts. There are cultural differences to be sure, but people are people. Having said that, it will be good to meet h...
by Alan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Big and Beautiful Parks in Lima...
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Big and Beautiful Parks in Lima...

Some of my favorites: Parque de las Aguas... a really nice park that brings the community together. Even though they charge to enter, it's innexpensive and definitely worth it. You see entire families there. Malecon de Miraflores... it's hard to imagine, but 20 years ago, these spaces were terrible....
by Alan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Firewood in Lima?
Replies: 8
Views: 83

Re: Firewood in Lima?

Hi everyone When we arrived last year, our house had a supply of firewood and it was a very welcome thing to have when the weather got chilly. Now we're out and I was wondering if anyone here knew a good place in Lima that supplied firewood. I've done a google search and come up with this place Dis...
by Alan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relaunch of Expatperu.com
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Relaunch of Expatperu.com

woodchuck wrote:The new format is - AMAZING!



Thanks a lot. I'm glad you like it!
by Alan
Fri May 31, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Peruvian post office / UPS / DHL
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Peruvian post office / UPS / DHL

ExpatPeruMods wrote:What has been your experience mailing, or recieving packages in Peru? should we add anything to our article "Mail and courier services in Peru"?
by Alan
Fri May 31, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Peruvian Slang Expressions. (No swearing please)
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Peruvian Slang Expressions. (No swearing please)

Formidable 1 wrote:I don't see cholo/a on the list.
I hear that a whole lot.


"Cholo / Chola" .. someone who comes from the Andes. This is often used like "buddy" , but sometimes is used despectively as a racial insult. Depends on context and tone of voice.
by Alan
Fri May 31, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Peruvian post office / UPS / DHL
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Peruvian post office / UPS / DHL

What has been your experience mailing, or recieving packages in Peru? should we add anything to our article " Mail and courier services in Peru "? Is it possible to have Amazon.com to ship to Peru? Yes. It is my understanding that they use DHL and the service is very good. A friend told m...
by Alan
Thu May 30, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Forum Guidelines
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Forum Guidelines

This forum is meant to be a place where readers can comment on specific content on the webpage and contribute helpful ideas and updates in the spirit of helping others.
by Alan
Thu May 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relaunch of Expatperu.com
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Relaunch of Expatperu.com

What do you guys like most? I like the "Articles: Comments and Experiences" section the most. :lol: Once I get bit of time I will create topics in the forum where people can discuss and add to the information given in the articles, something like a wiki. This is Peru, and rules and regula...
by Alan
Tue May 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relaunch of Expatperu.com
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Relaunch of Expatperu.com

Hey all, We took some time the last couple months to update the information included in the articles on the main page of http://www.expatperu.com and we gave the site a new look. It's a little more "lively" and much easier to navigate. I hope that you enjoy it. If there is information that...
by Alan
Tue May 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: READ FIRST - Forum Rules and Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 6913

Re: READ FIRST - Forum Rules and Advice

Welcome to the Expat Buy and Sell Section. Posting Pictures: If you would like to add a photo to your post, scroll down below the dialogue box and look for the "attachments" tab. Please note the following: 1. The posting of illegal items for sale is not allowed. 2. Please, no advertisement...
by Alan
Tue May 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: "Roomates /Rooms for Rent" Forum Guidelines
Replies: 0
Views: 103

"Roomates /Rooms for Rent" Forum Guidelines

If you're looking to share your home or apartment, or have a spare room in your home to rent out, this is the place. Please, no commercial listings; no homes or apartments for rent or sale.
by Alan
Tue May 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Tall Boat built in LatinAmerica
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Biggest Tall Boat built in LatinAmerica

windsportinperu wrote:BAP Union is the biggest Tall boat in America and the 2º biggest in the World.

It is fast and beautiful. Built at SIMA, Peru

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eDCrYRUkW4



Wonderful story. It's something to be proud of. The ship will be a good ambassador.
by Alan
Fri May 24, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 705

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Nirborgel wrote:
Alan wrote:If you directed that last question to me, yes I do.

Can we be in touch via Whatsapp?


I am happy to meet up and share ideas. Just send me a private message on this board. Much better than whattsapp for me.
by Alan
Thu May 23, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Marinera, the elegant traditional dance in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Marinera, the elegant traditional dance in Peru

It's a beautiful dance, but I have to admit that hearing the music for hours on end can feel a little repetitive. We caught the annual festival in Trujillo 3 years ago. Nice! There is a big party afterwards, if memory serves me, at the Club Libertad. Everyone wears white! This makes picking somebody...
by Alan
Tue May 21, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reputable Agency for Nannies?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Reputable Agency for Nannies?

I suppose so, but it's a bit of a stretch. The website is pretty solid, with tons of first hand references and related experiences and reviews. Here is a pretty solid website The biggest disadvantage to Workaway is you don’t always get what you signed up for. Profiles can be falsified or lacking, c...
by Alan
Tue May 21, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reputable Agency for Nannies?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Reputable Agency for Nannies?

I suppose so, but it's a bit of a stretch. The website is pretty solid, with tons of first hand references and related experiences and reviews.
by Alan
Tue May 21, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reputable Agency for Nannies?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Reputable Agency for Nannies?

Hi, It's tough to recommend an agency for nannies! The only time we used an agency (for a housekeeper, not a nanny) we discovered that she was not who she said she was, and was an unstable, possibly dangerous, person. The agency had done zero due dilligence. Most Peruvians use their networks of frie...
by Alan
Mon May 20, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 705

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

If you directed that last question to me, yes I do.
by Alan
Fri May 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Most of the information regarding the Rimac is pre-2013, but I found this fairly recent article about some initiatives to improve the quality:

https://theecologist.org/2017/jul/20/se ... ver-valley
by Alan
Thu May 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Better to eat wild caught fish vs fish from a fish farm. Farmed fish are often fed corn, soy, or other feedstuffs that contain little or no omega-3's. This unnatural, high-corn diet also means some farmed fish accumulate unhealthy levels of the wrong fatty acids. Further, farmed fish are routinely ...
by Alan
Tue May 14, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 705

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

in this link you have 50 ideas of business if u do not speak spanish well you can download in chrome google translate. gestion.pe/especial/50-ideas-de-negocios/ideas Well I would like to open a gym in miraflores like planet fitness of USA, only with 10 soles and 20 soles of membership, sure behind ...
by Alan
Tue May 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Chino2056 wrote:Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru?


Why do you ask? I can't say that I have ever seen that question pop up before!
by Alan
Tue May 14, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 705

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

69roadrunner wrote:You should be asking for ideas on how to get legal so you can legally work or start a business.


As long as he gets the "permiso" to sign contracts, he is as legal as he needs to be in order to invest in a business.
by Alan
Mon May 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 705

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Another business that is very inexpensive to begin, and which goes to your skill sets, is to remarket tours and packages for agencies.
by Alan
Fri May 10, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Most livable cities in the world

Peace loving? Keep in mind, these kids are entrenched in the USA, could be your next door neighbor anywhere in the western world. Imagine what their parents must be like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTc4BxzAICg&fbclid=IwAR0UIFg4w-7FdtHhBghly9NZbagpamTBwJHweL681Xv-f3y5BT3jdza8iuY No thanks! ...
by Alan
Fri May 10, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 705

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Hey, thanks for the great comment! I am looking for a business oppertunities, therefore i dont really care where , only it will be in Lima. Perfer Miraflores. I dont have any problem of working in my business, if necessary. For your next question - i dont have any special skills, i worked in a digi...
by Alan
Wed May 08, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 705

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Hey everyone, i was traveling in Lima and i fell inlove in this place, i really think there is a lot of business options there. I would like to get an ideas for a business, i have 50,000 sol (around 15,000$) or more that i can invest in a business. Or maybe even a partnership! Thanks :) What an int...
by Alan
Tue May 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Changes to the forum
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Changes to the forum

Hey all...

Don't be alarmed at the fact that several forum areas have disappeared. The topics have been melded into the forums that still exist. We are making some important changes to the web over the next couple of weeks, and a revamp of the forum is one of them.

More to come soon!

Alan
by Alan
Thu May 02, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Most livable cities in the world

I am thankful they have arrived in Peru and have brought their cuisine. I have a Shawarma once a week! Filling our bellies with great grub is something we can all agree on. After all, that's why we're here. It's probably not the reason why most people come, but it is one of the better reasons to st...
by Alan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hiring Local Labor
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Hiring Local Labor

He would not go there to find workers, but to find somebody who could recommend people as workers. Shopkeepers and ministers are easily approachable and they are connected, and you are not going to find day workers hanging out on street corners or in front of hardware stores. I have never tried it m...
by Alan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hiring Local Labor
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Hiring Local Labor

Hola a todos, Also, if anyone has advice on where to find reliable workers, that would be helpful as well. If you already have a couple contacts in the area, they are your logical first step since the informal network is the way to go, especially in Provincias. Failing that, ask at the bodega, or a...
by Alan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 596

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

I guess that one advantage to living out in the boonies. Cheap chicken. - Clean(er) air - Cheap housing - Cheap veggies There are downsides, too, no doubt, but if you want to live a cheaper, quieter life, it's not a bad option. Yeah, one of those downsides living next to a chicken operation would b...
by Alan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hiring Local Labor
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Hiring Local Labor

Hi, I can't speak specifically to the case in Moquegua, but suspect that the rate would be approx 50 or 60 soles per day. Whether you are supplying food or transport may be a factor. The way to ask the question is to find out what the " jornal " is worth. Roughly translated, that means a d...
by Alan
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 596

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

Formidable 1 wrote:I guess that one advantage to living out in the boonies.
Cheap chicken.


- Clean(er) air
- Cheap housing
- Cheap veggies


There are downsides, too, no doubt, but if you want to live a cheaper, quieter life, it's not a bad option.
by Alan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 596

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

Wow.. that is cheap!

I checked today in Metro, Miraflores. Whole roasted chicken was S./ 16.99
by Alan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Underwater restaurant in Lima?
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: Underwater restaurant in Lima?

woodchuck wrote:Good info!
What causes the water to be so murky?
Thanks.



Sediments and nutrients. The cool water from the Humbolt current is great for plankton and other tiny sea creatures. It is what makes the fishing industry so strong here.
by Alan
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Perú and the origin of Potato
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Perú and the origin of Potato

Nice and informative videos ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9qWJ89m-hY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yAPVWZo6wM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSNLvG3zcQU You'd figure with all those taters, they would have invented vodka. But then again, Chile would have claimed that too. That's a good poin...
by Alan
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Clean out your mailbox
Replies: 0
Views: 239

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: 196

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: 304

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: 927

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: 927

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: 288

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: 1105

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: 347

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: 347

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.

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