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by Alan
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Shortages of food?
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Shortages of food?

woodchuck wrote:Thanks for your info Alan.
I guess living in Huaral any shortages are magnified due to the distance from Lima.
Are large semi-trucks allowed on the highways?
Thanks again Alan.


Yes they are.
by Alan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Shortages of food?
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Shortages of food?

There are certainly no shortages, but I couldn´t find some items when I went last week. Whole Gloria milk, red peppers, panela... Certainly not a problem, but it does let one reflect on how much we take the supply chain for granted. I needed to go to the bank today. Absolutely empty, which is strang...
by Alan
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 30
Views: 557

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

What about scammers who prey on the public such as promising an elixir to cure the virus if one pays a ghastly sum of soles? None of that either, right? I heard of a case in Canada. Someone was selling fake coronavirus testing kits. Slimeballs. Elexirs certainly don't work, but here is some good ad...
by Alan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Maybe Human Activity Must Stop at least 2 weeks per year in the World ?
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: Maybe Human Activity Must Stop at least 2 weeks per year in the World ?

Dolphins seen in Front of the OCean . In Costa Verde , Lima City ... Unbelievable ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_U3-1leOiU Why is it unbelievable? They have always been there. You never looked? You see them frequently in the beaches around Lima, but not so much along the Costa Verde. Noise, ma...
by Alan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lockdowns
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Lockdowns

Ah, the joys of locking down a country. Aren't they just wonderful? https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/28/lockdowns-world-rise-domestic-violence There must be all kinds of terrible human drama playing out at this very moment. Another fallout is that divorce may spike after the quarantine:...
by Alan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Maybe Human Activity Must Stop at least 2 weeks per year in the World ?
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: Maybe Human Activity Must Stop at least 2 weeks per year in the World ?

It will be interesting to see what the shifts will be in values and priorities when this all blows over. Since it is such a long, drawn out trauma - as opposed to a one-off cataclysmic event - people have more time to ponder. We will also need to see how much human damage slamming the brakes on the...
by Alan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 30
Views: 493

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

This article is interesting. Sweden is a country that is following a much milder path, and one of the reasons mentioned in the article is that the state can trust the people to behave and abide by the rules.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/worl ... virus.html
by Alan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Maybe Human Activity Must Stop at least 2 weeks per year in the World ?
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: Maybe Human Activity Must Stop at least 2 weeks per year in the World ?

To use baseball terminology, Mother Nature bats last. Of all species that have existed on Earth, 99.9 percent are now extinct. Nobody can accurately say when, but Homo Sapiens will eventually just be one of the 99.9%. Earth will continue, lilely healthier for mankind's absence. Likelier? You are be...
by Alan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Maybe Human Activity Must Stop at least 2 weeks per year in the World ?
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: Maybe Human Activity Must Stop at least 2 weeks per year in the World ?

The Good Results of 15 days of Lockdown in Lima are now visible.. Since March 16th, We are on the 10th day and we can see birds on our beaches in Lima Maybe we should reconsider to stop our human activity for 2 weeks as part of a new way of thinking and new values , in the World ? https://youtu.be/...
by Alan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Books for sale in English
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Books for sale in English

If you cannot manage to sell them all, the Church of the Good Shepherd takes books as donations that they sell once a year to fund some of their social programs.
by Alan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Birth certificate of adoptee
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Birth certificate of adoptee

Hi Meghan, I don't know if you speak any Spanish, if not, try to Google Translate. The info is on this page: https://www.gob.pe/434-solicitar-copia-certificada-de-partida-de-nacimiento-matrimonio-y-o-defuncion I think that a birth certificate is a public record so anyone can solicit it. I have never...
by Alan
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Black African moving to Peru
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Black African moving to Peru

Hi... wow.. that's a big change. Sounds like a fun adventure. Rents for a one bdroom in that area will be between $600 to $1000. Check out the information on this page, which includes links to popular online real estate sites. You will also find realtors who will help you. https://www.expatperu.com/...
by Alan
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 30
Views: 493

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

What is Mexico doing wrong? Putting fear in the minds of the people? No. Forcing people to stay home with the force of law with a 3 year prison sentence if you go outside? No. It is a small man that has to make fun of a mans religious beliefs. Maybe we all need some religion and not tyranny. 129,00...
by Alan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 380 soles - economic stimulus
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: 380 soles - economic stimulus

Not to my knowledge. Really, it's not a stimulus program, but a social program. It's not that different than the Pension 65 (which gives elderly poor a basic pension, in spite of the fact there were no contributions), or the Juntos program that gives money to poor families (if they comply with certa...
by Alan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 3 Years In The Pokey
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: 3 Years In The Pokey

Wow.. Harsh. That should get everyone's attention though.

It is a tightrope.. if the government begins to be perceived as too heavy handed, there could be some push back.
by Alan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 380 soles - economic stimulus
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: 380 soles - economic stimulus

Well, in a sense we are ALL being affected by the crisis, but the payment will go to the people the govt has determined do not have enough cash to get through the next week. I am curious to see how the distribution plays out. Tough to see people going to their neighborhood bank or bank stations inst...
by Alan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 30
Views: 557

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

@ Beep beep. It's kinda like [/size] squaring numbers. eg. 2 x 2=4, 4 x 4=16 ,16 x 16=256 etc etc. W By the way, where did you get that formula? The nursing school mum went to? Just because 2 people carrying a virus comes in contact with 2 not carrying a virus does not mean 2 will contract a virus....
by Alan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Canadian Going Out for Supplies During this Corona Time...
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Canadian Going Out for Supplies During this Corona Time...

Canadian-Eh wrote:Poutine sounds really good right about now :)

Cheers and thanks for the kind input Alan!


The quintessential comfort food!
by Alan
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Workaround for slow Movistar internet
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Workaround for slow Movistar internet

So in short, if you find yourself with dysfunctional Movistar internet due to all the people working from home, try using a VPN and select an access point in Peru and see if helps bypass the bottleneck. * Note: Even servers that have .pe domains are typically not physically located in Peru. Good ad...
by Alan
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Canadian Going Out for Supplies During this Corona Time...
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Canadian Going Out for Supplies During this Corona Time...

Hi all, Should I be concerned about military and/or police harassment as a Canadian who applied for residency but my status is 'pending'? I have nothing but a Canadian passport and no other local ID. The paranoid Peruvian family are telling me to stay home... I'm like ok, I don't mind being catered...
by Alan
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 30
Views: 493

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/19/australians-stuck-in-peru-amid-covid-19-outbreak-try-to-raise-300000-for-charter-flight-home In hindsight, maybe folks were a little cavalier about traveling while a pandemic was brewing in China, but live, learn and spend. It is the first even...
by Alan
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 30
Views: 493

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

No, please don't misunderstand me. I was just following up on your answer to the question about whether you'd prefer to live in a country NOT taking measures as they are attempting to take in Peru. If I understand your answer correctly, you said that you would. That's fine and congruent. I was makin...
by Alan
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Problems flying from Peru to US?
Replies: 18
Views: 332

Re: Problems flying from Peru to US?

Can anyone provide reliable info about flying from Peru to the US in the next 2 weeks? Layover in Fort Lauderdale then on to final destination. Are flights back to normal? Any issues I should be aware of? Thanks. There are exceptional humanitarian flights being programmed to different countries. It...
by Alan
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 30
Views: 493

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

At last, a sane politician. Would you feel the same way if you lived there? Clue me in. Why would me or anyone feel different? Why would anyone like to with a tyrannical, hysterical, knee jerk, me too government? Same reason some people idolize despotic regimes.. as long as they don't actually have...
by Alan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 30
Views: 493

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

69roadrunner wrote:At last, a sane politician.


Would you feel the same way if you lived there?
by Alan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Web Site Hosting
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Web Site Hosting

I use siteground mostly, and find them reasonably priced with good quality of service. They have a branch in Spain, so we can get tech support in Spanish when needed.
by Alan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 30
Views: 557

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

69roadrunner wrote:What 'experts'? Seems there are only governments dictating. Name an 'expert'. lol


I like your optimism and hope you are right.
by Alan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 30
Views: 557

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

It is nothing but mass hysteria. You wanna know why Italy has such a high number of cases? The most aged population in Europe (very few young people get it by the way) most importantly Italy's population travels to China and vice versa, than any other western country. Another country with a lot of ...
by Alan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: BAT SOUP VIRUS HERE IN PERU
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: BAT SOUP VIRUS HERE IN PERU

There are some very good reasons to pay close attention to the covid 19 coronavirus. Peru, and particularly Lima, has several things working against it: high levels of informality (so you can't just tell people not to show up to work); low incomes/savings, which means a lot of folks need to be out t...
by Alan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Divorce in Peru or US?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Divorce in Peru or US?

by Alan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Notifications?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Notifications?

Alan, I am being harassed by being told I am watching a certain post when in most cases, I am NOT. Members should have the option if they desire "notifications" or not. This is probably a new idea on how to increase "traffic" to expatperu but for me, it is wasting my time. Pleas...
by Alan
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to move to Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 378

Re: How to move to Peru?

Hi. There is a student visa available in Peru for students who would like to study for more than 6 months. Any less, you can study with a tourist visa. Whether or not the credits taken here are transferable to institutions abroad depends on the criteria of the institution at hand, and the willingnes...
by Alan
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Real estate in Huaraz area
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Real estate in Huaraz area

Caraz is very nice,and much nicer than Huaraz in my view. A friend built there several years ago and now does quite nicely renting two bungalos through airbnb and booking.com. I know that you do something similar in Huaral, so Caraz sounds like a good location to consider. Here is a link to get you ...
by Alan
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Apartments in Lima
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: New Apartments in Lima

I am not saying it can't happen, but I have never, ever heard of a case of an apartment financing the buyer. They partner with banks, and banks are strict about lending and will not consider out-of-country income (somebody please correct me if I am wrong). Search the forum using "mortgage"...
by Alan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

woodchuck wrote:Thanks for the update Alan.
Is there a license center close to Huaral?


Nope. Doesn't look like it. The next closest one appears to be in Trujillo, which would be around 7 hours away from you.

Hopefully they will offer services in the Cono Norte at some point.

Good luck.
by Alan
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status

In typical bureaucratic fashion, I notified the US Embassy about this issue when it happened to me. A friend who went to the Embassy to pick up a renewed passport tells me there is no sign or warning. What is the large (& well-compensated) Embassy staff doing with all their time? It is really n...
by Alan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Books for sale in English
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Books for sale in English

Hi Michael... why not post the titles?

cheers..
by Alan
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

fractaldragon wrote:The documentation I've read online (thanks for the links) say I need a DNI to obtain my Peruvian license.
What about with my Carnet de Extranjeria? Will it be accepted as well? Thanks!


Yes.
by Alan
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 90 days only for tourists now?
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: 90 days only for tourists now?

DonaldDale wrote:ahh.. even cross the border even 3 days then back? Just like that?


Even the same day. The same taxi could take the same person back and forth.
by Alan
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Division of property in Peru
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Division of property in Peru

Hello Alan, AFAIK, a Judge cannot force to one of the owner to selll their property. It seem to be that the Percentage of the property has been unfairly distributed 85% vs 15% Hi Windsport. I checked with the lawyer who writes articles for this webpage, and he is in the midst of a similar scenario,...
by Alan
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Division of property in Peru
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Division of property in Peru

What a mess, and unfortunately, this kind of scenario is far to common. The biggest risk is that whoever is in the house now refuses to leave, which is another nightmare altogether. As far as I know, if the issue cannot be settled amicably, your option is to go to the judiciary. There, the first the...
by Alan
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Be careful if you choose to remain after 180 days on a tourist visa
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Be careful if you choose to remain after 180 days on a tourist visa

This group of lawyers took the trouble to speak directly to the folks at migrations. Worth a read.

http://bit.ly/2ObeUUb
by Alan
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Work remotely while living Peru
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Work remotely while living Peru

Hello! I am planning to move to Peru with my girlfriend. She is Peruvian but I hold US and EU passports. I have a job lined up with a US company that I will be able to do from there as a remote contractor. I am trying to figure out a good formula to be able to reside there legally and work remotely...
by Alan
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Flights (Departure) ex Jorge Chavez International Airport
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: International Flights (Departure) ex Jorge Chavez International Airport

That hasn't been my experience recently, but yeah, you never know. Lineups at the counter can also surprise. In Lima you really need to be at least two to three hours minimum before flight is scheduled to leave. I have seen several people miss their flights recently because they were confident they ...
by Alan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to go for all things medical
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Where to go for all things medical

glegrand wrote:Has anyone had experience with Surgeryinperu ?


I have known Lloyd for years and have used the dental services he works with. The dentist was very good.
by Alan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The price of beer?
Replies: 15
Views: 691

Re: The price of beer?

Any thoughts on Tres Cruces beer? It's less expensive than Pilsen or Cusqueña. I bought a six pack the other day and was pleasantly surprised.
by Alan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 90 days only for tourists now?
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: 90 days only for tourists now?

That sucks. You might have already found this but if not, check it out: https://www.perutelegraph.com/peru-information/legal-stuff/tourist-visa-extension-in-peru Try going to Migraciones in person and request a visa extension anyway. Looks like you can't do a visa run either, so it might be your on...
by Alan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

Thanks, Alan for your help. This is what makes - EXPATPERU - such a valuable resource. I wonder what is the difference with all the various driver options at the end of the simulator explanation page? Thanks again Alan & Happy New Year 2020 to you & yours. Those are the different categories...
by Alan
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AirBnB in Peru?
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: AirBnB in Peru?

The only direct experience we have had is with a friend who stayed. She was a newbie to airbnb so chose a place without reviews. Total nightmare (but a great story!). I find that the review system is reliable, but sometimes you need to read between the lines. If you are interested in another option,...
by Alan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License
Replies: 12
Views: 868

Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

With the off-topic posts, my genuine post has gotten lost: : Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License Postby woodchuck » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:50 pm How can a person qualify for a "foreign license exemption"? I have been told the Peruvian driver's test is mostly about history questions & v...

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