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by Alan
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visiting Lima 11/19-11/25
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: Visiting Lima 11/19-11/25

Hey there..

Drop me a PM when you are in town. Hopefully we can meet over coffee.

There are also a number of Facebook groups for Expats living in Lima. You can find more information here.

https://www.expatperu.com/facebook-grou ... s-in-peru/

Cheers.
by Alan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !

While that is good news for Peru, I have a few bones to pick with JC: 1- Cab drivers harassing you and following you around. 2- ID checks at the door? Never seen this anywhere else in the world. Also, security guards make you go out the door and come in from a different door, instead of just walkin...
by Alan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !

Interesting survey results.

It's a good, functional airport, with nothing really special. I am so glad they have redone the food fair area though. It was an embarrassing mess before with those cheap, aluminum chairs. The renovation of that area made a big difference.
by Alan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Are there any age restrictions for work in Peru? I
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Are there any age restrictions for work in Peru? I

Yes, there are some restrictions. You´ll find info here: https://tusalario.org/peru/ley-laboral/ ... to/menores
by Alan
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: We are moving to Peru! Should we bring our items or buy new one in peru ?
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: We are moving to Peru! Should we bring our items or buy new one in peru ?

I like the "near and dear" comment. Mostly true. If you have quality china, pots pans, bed linen and quality furniture, you might want to pack it; while its pretty much available here too, you pay a premium, and may not find what you like. And as mentioned before, check your appliances to ...
by Alan
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru, the Country with the Best Reputation in Latin America !
Replies: 22
Views: 289

Re: Peru, the Country with the Best Reputation in Latin America !

Wouldn't be hard for a lot of Brits - their knowledge of South America can be best described as hazy and ill informed... Peru - Paddington Bear! And who doesn't love Paddington Bear! Brazil - samba, Pele, fit birds etc... Colombia - Coke, Pablo Escobar and shoot outs... Mexico - shoot outs, Trump w...
by Alan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Astonishing Cycling in Mountainous Region , Cordillera Blanca Andes of Peru !
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Astonishing Cycling in Mountainous Region , Cordillera Blanca Andes of Peru !

Nice video. Promo Peru does some pretty slick stuff.

I wonder how many foreigners come here to mountain bike, or if the vid is aimed more at cyclers from Lima.
by Alan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tacna
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Tacna

Thanks for opening this thread. Interesting! What I remember about my visit there was the heat! I can't remember the month, but the experience is burned (haha) into my memory. It's a very arid zone with lot's of commerce and clinics and such, though. They have recently made some legal changes that h...
by Alan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru, the Country with the Best Reputation in Latin America !
Replies: 22
Views: 289

Re: Peru, the Country with the Best Reputation in Latin America !

My goodness. With all the recent events, it's hard to believe. Then again, very little news about Peru seems to filter abroad. Just as well! :)
by Alan
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Numismatic Museum in Peru a wonderful collection of Coins !
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Numismatic Museum in Peru a wonderful collection of Coins !

Fantastic museum. The history of money here tells you a lot about the history of Peru, too.
by Alan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status

Do you have a "carné de extranjeria"? If so, be aware that Migrations is actively applying fines to those who do not update personal information, such as address, foreign passport number (if you renew) employer and marital status, within 30 days of the change. The fine is 42 soles per mont...
by Alan
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tren Macho, Beautiful Scenery seen from this Train !
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Tren Macho, Beautiful Scenery seen from this Train !

I had fun shooting this video about the trip a while back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs8dJBunlyo
by Alan
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Emergency Eye Care/Optometrist/Ophthalmologist
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Emergency Eye Care/Optometrist/Ophthalmologist

Hi. If it seems serious, try the Good Hope clinic and check in to emergency. Otherwise, you may have to wait until Monday.

You could also try this place, which attends on Saturdays: https://nahui.com.pe/sede/miraflores/ (I have had no personal experience there)
by Alan
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Personal Injury Lawyers
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Personal Injury Lawyers

Neighbors need to give their okay before the new building can officially launch, so your friend has more leverage than he knows. We had a similar (though lesser) problem a few years ago. One of our properties (an older building) had an adobe wall cave in from the pressure from cement being poured f...
by Alan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !

Sorry to see that the measure appears to be illegal, so long term, nothing good will come of this. I understand your worries but it is 100% legal. Our Constitution gives the President the ability to dissolve the Congress when "cuestión de confianza" is denied time after time Several lawye...
by Alan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !

windsportinperu wrote:Peru has got rip of Corruption out of our Congress, nothing can be as real as this



Sorry to see that the measure appears to be illegal, so long term, nothing good will come of this.
by Alan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Personal Injury Lawyers
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Personal Injury Lawyers

Neighbors need to give their okay before the new building can officially launch, so your friend has more leverage than he knows. We had a similar (though lesser) problem a few years ago. One of our properties (an older building) had an adobe wall cave in from the pressure from cement being poured fo...
by Alan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Pandero car for sale!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Pandero car for sale!!!

Hey there...just a suggestion... you might want to explain how the Pandero system works, since many might not be familiar with it.
cheers.
by Alan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 2527

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

Good for you. Nice to see that you have been able to network so quickly! Please keep us posted. I suspect there are others who visit this board who are looking for options other than Lima or the Sacred Valley. Tarapoto looks like a really interesting option.
by Alan
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?
Replies: 8
Views: 249

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: 10
Views: 314

Re: Expat relocation

by Alan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: passport swapping
Replies: 12
Views: 1502

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: 199

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: 103

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: 199

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: 133

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: 122

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: 13
Views: 999

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: 156

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: 339

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: 629

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: 425

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: 295

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: 317

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: 317

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: 295

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: 255

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: 191

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: 295

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: 292

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: 202

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: 202

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: 135

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: 221

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: 201

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: 128

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: 113

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: 122

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: 463

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...

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