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by Alan
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?

I got that the other day, but I was IN downtown Lima. The question was how to get out to Av. La Marina. So, I think the deal is to ask for a reference to a location that people will recognize so that they will stop and engage in conversation, trying to help out. Unfortunately, the pitch that I got w...
by Alan
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Expat relocation

by Alan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: passport swapping
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: passport swapping

rosa.aspillaga wrote:random question if anyone knows... can i leave the country with my american passport but then enter peru again with my peruvian passport?


Should not be a problem, as long as you leave Peru again with the same document as you used upon arrival (in this case, the Peruvian passport)
by Alan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to Advertise to Find/Hire Local Housekeeper? Chaclacayo/Chosica
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Where to Advertise to Find/Hire Local Housekeeper? Chaclacayo/Chosica

Here is a tip I just heard: go to the neighborhood park, the place nannies will take children, and ask them if they have friends or family members to recommend. Again though, always ask for ID, and check references.
by Alan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: ISO Computer Desk and Chair :) - Chaclacayo/Chosica
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: ISO Computer Desk and Chair :) - Chaclacayo/Chosica

There are specialty shops for office goods, but you can usually do pretty well at Sodimac.
by Alan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to Advertise to Find/Hire Local Housekeeper? Chaclacayo/Chosica
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Where to Advertise to Find/Hire Local Housekeeper? Chaclacayo/Chosica

Hi Gerald, These positions are usually filled using informal networks. For example, friends or cousins of your sister-in-law's housekeeper, or somebody somebody in the community (maybe a shop owner) might recommend. Besides that, sometimes people will simply hang a sign outside. The other scenario i...
by Alan
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost for Party in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Cost for Party in Lima

Hey there.. could you give a few more details? Are you planning a buffet? Alcohol? Is it a wedding reception? Is it posh, not so posh, budget? There is a wide range of options...
by Alan
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Elegant old Home to share in Magdalena del Mar
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Elegant old Home to share in Magdalena del Mar

I browsed through the web page. It looks like a really interesting project. Congrats to the couple who are behind it all.
by Alan
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Incredible story! My lord..

What year did that happen? Any idea what they were protesting?
by Alan
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Marketing Assistant
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Marketing Assistant

Hi. We are looking for someone to do sales, community management and outreach work. Candidates must be very comfortable and effective writing and speaking in English (native ability) and have at least an intermediate level speaking Spanish. Sales experience and a university or community college degr...
by Alan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dairy in Arequipa
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Dairy in Arequipa

As mentioned above, another option is "leche evaporada", which is a liquid, but a reduction of milk. But no, it's not cream.

Not to be confused with "leche en polvo", which is powdered milk.
by Alan
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vegan Meetup?
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Vegan Meetup?

Just a suggestion... somebody who is interested in participating should set a date and convoke...
by Alan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?
Replies: 20
Views: 307

Re: Argentina Economic Crisis is awful, will it affect Peru ?

I don't think the situations in Argentina and Venezuela are comparable. Argentina's economy is much more diversified and is a richer country overall. Besides, if they do begin to leave the country , their first stops would be Chile and Uruguay. Also, they have closer ties with Europe. Sorry to see t...
by Alan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !

If you want to keep researching, try using the word "raquetbol", which is the translation into Spanish. I couldn´t find any reference of a Peruvian team, and like I say, I've never met anyone here who plays it... as opposed to squash (Peru won the men's gold). While I was surfing the web, ...
by Alan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Diet Coke
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Diet Coke

But now Coke Zero is being replaced. What's on the shelves might be the last of it. I'm a Pepsi man myself. https://www.businessinsider.com/coke-zero-is-being-replaced-by-coke-zero-sugar-2017-7 Interesting, but they specify the USA in the article, which doesn't necessarily mean Peru. "On Wedne...
by Alan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Diet Coke
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Diet Coke

If it were to be found here, it would have to be imported... and that wouldn't make very much economic sense, given the popularity of Coca Cola Zero.
by Alan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !

Now that the games have concluded, I would like to know the availability to visit/use the racquetball courts at the REGIONAL SPORTS VILLAGE OF CALLAO. Up until the Pan Am games, racquetball has been pretty much unknown in Lima. Are there players from Lima? I am visiting Lima again in early Septembe...
by Alan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of simple living in Lima
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Cost of simple living in Lima

I need information about below topics: Average cost of cooking at home per month Average cost of for electricity bill(using a laptop, 2 hours of tv every day, careful about not leaving the lights on, using the dishwasher and laundry machine once a week) Average cost of a medium quality Spanish lang...
by Alan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US Social Security while living in Peru
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: US Social Security while living in Peru

Those are bank fees, not taxes.
by Alan
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: Pan American Sport 2019 Inauguration and Closing Ceremony - Just Amazing !

Not really when this is taken into consideration: "Peru’s largest ever sporting event came at price tag of about $1 billion. Organizers said that was about half as much as Toronto 2015 and that the project created world-class infrastructure for the 9 million residents of the Peruvian capital l...
by Alan
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is it COLDER this year than normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Is it COLDER this year than normal?

It has certainly been a wetter year, too. I mean, it never really rains of course, but there has been a lot of heavy mist in the morning along the coast in Lima.. much more than usual.
by Alan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why are realtors hard to find?
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Why are realtors hard to find?

Hi there. Really, I don't know, since I live in Lima, but give them a try. BTW, I found the page searching "agentes inmobilarios cusco" (also spelled "cuzco"). Remax is a going concern, so if those realtors are no longer working, they will be able to recommend others to you. Good...
by Alan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why are realtors hard to find?
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Why are realtors hard to find?

Try this page. There are a number of listings. https://www.remax.pe/agentes.php?combooficina=135
by Alan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Museum of Hats in Peru - Sombreros - Amazing variety of Forms and Styles !
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Museum of Hats in Peru - Sombreros - Amazing variety of Forms and Styles !

Sorry, but if you read the article carefully, the museum is still just a dream.

Too bad though.. it would be interesting to some people.
by Alan
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PLASTIC BAGS ACTION
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: PLASTIC BAGS ACTION

It was interesting to watch how they phased it in at Vivanda. Starting a couple months ago, they began to have cashiers that did not give plastic bags... making that line shorter and raising people's awareness. They also began selling cloth bags. At the other tills, the cashier would ask "do yo...
by Alan
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Tarapoto in the Jungle
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Crime in Tarapoto in the Jungle

In Tarapoto, there have been a couple brazen crimes recently. The Megaestacion discoteca was subjected to armed robbery. Also someone was followed into a restaurant after withdrawing money from the bank. After leaving the bank, the young man realized he was being followed, and looked for refuge in ...
by Alan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Revalidation of AA degree required to work in Lima?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Revalidation of AA degree required to work in Lima?

That's an interesting question. As far as I know, there is no equivalent for an associate arts degree from a community college in Peru. I may be wrong. What sort of work will you be looking for? It may not be necessary to convalidate the degree in the first place.
by Alan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Working in Lima
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Working in Lima

Hey there... I think the best thing for somebody with your background is to pick up remote IT contracts before you travel, and then supplement your income with English teaching if necessary. If you commit to learning the language and staying long term here, you can also make a go setting up an IT co...
by Alan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where is Coca grown nowadays?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Where is Coca grown nowadays?

The region that most pops up on the news programs is the VRAEM. http://bit.ly/2YRj1Lq "The Peruvian region VRAEM, the valley of the three rivers Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro, has long been stigmatised by the outside world as a "lawless" region overrun by "narco-terrorists". It'...
by Alan
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Touring by bike
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Touring by bike

You do not mention the climb and what that was like, now that is what really worth mentioning. Or did you get a ride to the top? He mentions that it was a downhill. Pretty standard for these tours. You avoid the grunt, but get the views and the rush of the descent. I did something similar in Huaraz...
by Alan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Where can I buy cheap suitcases in Lima?
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Where can I buy cheap suitcases in Lima?

Sorry, I don't know about La Molina, but if you cannot find anything close, and you want to see the mother-of-all-suitcases-emporium, go downtown (mid-day, avoid the traffic) to the Amazonas gallery. Dozens upon dozens of stores selling only suitcases. Unbelievable. The area is is a little sketchy n...
by Alan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 16
Views: 2294

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

People from Huanuco have a reputation of being rude, disrespectful and unfriendly. Unfortunately, this is correct. The behaviour can be seem in all parts of daily life in Huanuco: traffic, crime, family relations, cleanliness. Besides 2 malls, there is nothing to do really. No tourism, no (outdoors...
by Alan
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol still needed for CE? And bank questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Interpol still needed for CE? And bank questions.

I work with three different banks, including Interbank. They all now request a card number. Maybe it is a new standard?

Regarding Interpol, some of the info you are looking for might be found here: https://www.expatperu.com/interpol-office-visa-peru/
by Alan
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 16
Views: 2294

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

Thanks for the update. Funny you should mention the real estate. I have a friend, from Lima, who has done exactly what you are mentioning. He subdivided and is selling off the lots at a rate of one per month.

Best of luck with this new stage in your life!
by Alan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lomas de Lachay
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: Lomas de Lachay

onetakenatep wrote:Hi all... just wondering if anyone has been to Lachay recently?

I'm guessing right now in the middle of winter is the best time to go? More garua/moisture means that the plant life there is more lush?

Cheers!



Yup.. June to October. The park is open from 8am to 5pm and entrance costs 10 soles.
by Alan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvians paid the lowest Taxes in South America
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Peruvians paid the lowest Taxes in South America

Excluding the broken Economy of Venezuela, Peruvians paid 16% of PIB as taxes , while in Brazil 32% Another good reason to invest in Peru https://diariocorreo.pe/economia/peru-impuestos-america-latina-877233/ Actually, it is a good reason not to invest in Peru, since the 16% is an average, and than...
by Alan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living index by countries
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Cost of living index by countries

By nationalizing, I mean becoming a citizen. The easiest route is through marriage: https://www.expatperu.com/becoming-peru ... -marriage/
by Alan
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sending expensive cell regeneration meds from US.
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Sending expensive cell regeneration meds from US.

Even over the counter items such as vitamins can be stopped by customs when shipped by courier and they ask the recipient to present a prescription from a Peruvian doctor at the offices of the DIGEMIN. It's a huge hassle and would be especially so in this case, since it is experimental and a doctor ...
by Alan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living index by countries
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Cost of living index by countries

Taking Venezuela out of the equation, Colombia win's hands down as cheapest place I would want to live! Alpine, any city in particular? By the way, expats who take the decision to nationalize as Peruvians can easily migrate to other countries in the Andean pact to live or work. This includes Columb...
by Alan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Games 2019's Torch
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Pan American Games 2019's Torch

As an aside, does Peru have a policy on ticket scalping? If they do, it's not a firm one. I see scalpers all the time. A couple years ago, I was going to buy a ticket from one when one of the concert organizers came over and began to chew him out. So, I walked over and bought the legit ticket, in t...
by Alan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pan American Games 2019's Torch
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Pan American Games 2019's Torch

It's going to be fantastic. Has anyone bought tickets yet?
by Alan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: What happens if you overstay your visa
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: What happens if you overstay your visa

Thank you for your reply In my case as I was leaving Peru I was told by the immigration agent that they only give 90 days when I responded that the law stipulates up to 183 days she then ask me when And where did I see this law.it was like she did not know the law That's discouraging! It seems like...
by Alan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: What happens if you overstay your visa
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: What happens if you overstay your visa

Why do agents give only 90 days when the law allows 183 days? Excellent question! I am just speculating here, but maybe the assumption is that most people stay for less than 90 days, but the visitor MIGHT leave Peru and wish to return to Peru much later in the year, thus, if they give them the full...
by Alan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Issues logging in to forum using mobile?
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Issues logging in to forum using mobile?

Anybody else?
by Alan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Issues logging in to forum using mobile?
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Issues logging in to forum using mobile?

Hi all,

Have any of you had problems logging on to this forum using your mobile device?
by Alan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apartment prices in Latin America
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Apartment prices in Latin America

I have been at this forum since 2010 The only place in Lima where repetitively i listen the phrase "real state bubble in Peru" is here at expatperu AFAIK Bubbles cannot last such a big period of time. Yeah the word "bubble" has been used a lot since I moved to Peru and it's stil...
by Alan
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: What happens if you overstay your visa
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: What happens if you overstay your visa

There was talk the fine would be $5.00; the current fine of $1.25 is manageable. But wouldn't an increased fine act as a deterrent? It's a great point you are making. As the fine stands now, it's not much of a deterrent at all. Now if it were 5, 10 or 20 dollars a day, people would feel the pinch.....
by Alan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apartment prices in Latin America
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Apartment prices in Latin America

https://espanol.yahoo.com/finanzas/noticias/las-ciudades-mas-caras-de-latinoamerica-para-comprar-apartamento-190524920.html Many feel there is a real estate bubble, but I don't see it in the prices in Peru. Prices in other major capitals in South America are also quite high... and there is a housin...
by Alan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mortgages and earning from abroad...
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Mortgages and earning from abroad...

I am a dual national Peruvian with a DNI (or soon to be issued with a card... :D )but I earn my money in China - is it possible to get a mortgage with a Peruvian bank if I make my money abroad? I will be able to invest 40000 dollars or so into a nice little pad in Magdalena or San Miguel so though ...

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