Search found 2647 matches

Go to advanced search

by Alan
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best Antique and Classic Cars Collection in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Best Antique and Classic Cars Collection in Peru

Hello Wira, The collection belongs to Jorge Nicolini, the owner of a renowned brand of spaghetti in Peru, this guy has been restoring antique classic cars since decades ago. I like the 50's cars as the Chevrolet Bel Air 1955 ! ! was restoring a car like that abroad, but never ended. Sold in the mid...
by Alan
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bull Fights and Rooster Fights
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Bull Fights and Rooster Fights

I have been to Rooster fights in Oxapampa where it is very popular and although quite cruel I enjoyed the atmosphere. Never have been invited to the Bullfights and would enjoy the opportunity if it did not require going to a restaurant and eating testicles first! Have you heard the one about the gr...
by Alan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Price Boom is Over !!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1149

Re: The Price Boom is Over !!!

Alpineprince wrote:Any ideas on where to advertise to reach this market?


Some of the government channels on television?
by Alan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Price Boom is Over !!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1149

Re: The Price Boom is Over !!!

Luxury property is a good way of cleaning illegal money (same as high end casinos and hotels) so there could be a little bit of truth when people say prices are being pushed up cos of the drug trade. That's a good point. According to this article, nearly 50% of illegal money is laundered through re...
by Alan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pro Wrestling in Peru
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Pro Wrestling in Peru

No idea that this even went on here. Huh.

Crowds look pretty quiet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9-IvrOHN3c, and the wrestlers lightweight.
by Alan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Meetups
Topic: Rotary Club Lima Sunrise - English speaking
Replies: 12
Views: 2145

Re: Rotary Club Lima Sunrise - English speaking

I sent you a PM. Good luck.
by Alan
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Meetups
Topic: Rotary Club Lima Sunrise - English speaking
Replies: 12
Views: 2145

Re: Rotary Club Lima Sunrise - English speaking

Hi Larry.. the Lima Sunrise club has merged with another Spanish speaking club, but I understand that there are still English speakers involved. Let me see if I can dig up some more info.
by Alan
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Price Boom is Over !!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1149

Re: The Price Boom is Over !!!

Gestion newspaper yesterday had an article about how prices are up in most areas. Price of copper is back up, agro is strong, the economy just clicks along in spite of it all. Sure be nice if the country risk would drop so mortgages might become a little cheaper.
by Alan
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bull Fights and Rooster Fights
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Bull Fights and Rooster Fights

I was in downtown Lima today and saw a march with at least 1000 people from all over Peru who were demonstrating in support of "Peleas de gallos" (Rooster fights). I had no idea that this could stir up so much popular support. I imagine the government is cooking up a law that might restric...
by Alan
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: metal detecting ancient leylines
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: metal detecting ancient leylines

I met a man, a Columbian, in Trujillo a couple years ago. He rented a room from a friend of mine. He was always out with his detector. He eventually found something like a gold cup, which he sold in a hurry for $2,000. He later learned that it was worth 10 times that amount. There is a store that se...
by Alan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Only 90 days allowed to US citizens
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Re: Only 90 days allowed to US citizens

Have a look at this https://cel.migraciones.gob.pe:8081/PRPL/PRPL_Inicio and this https://www.migraciones.gob.pe/Normativa%20Interna/Resoluciones%20de%20Superintendencia/RS156-2018.pdf So basically you can do your extension online. You only need your passport and TAM and payment of S/11.70. You are...
by Alan
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Does this make any sense?
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Does this make any sense?

We have recently relocated from Lima to Huaral & use BCP bank. I went to deposit $1,000 the other day & the teller told me there would be no charges. Today, I wanted to deposit a similar amount & was told there would be a charge of 4-5 dollars as my card was issued in Lima? Why was the ...
by Alan
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apartment in Barrio Chino, Lima?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Apartment in Barrio Chino, Lima?

I really don't see many apartments there at all. It's pretty much all commercial on the main floor, and the upper floors are often used for warehouse spaces. You might want to broaden your horizon and go a couple blocks away. You should be able to rent a one bedroom for around 1000 soles. My advice,...
by Alan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reliable private drivers in Lima?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Reliable private drivers in Lima?

There are a few recent posts on this thread that you might want to check: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=11026

gt-cri, why not add Victor's name there, too?

Cheers,
Alan
by Alan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: 3-4 meals in Lima - What are some of the not to miss places?
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: 3-4 meals in Lima - What are some of the not to miss places?

Marriot Hotel and the Brujas de Cachiche. Both in upper price range.
by Alan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coin Shop?
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: Coin Shop?

by Alan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: 3-4 meals in Lima - What are some of the not to miss places?
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: 3-4 meals in Lima - What are some of the not to miss places?

There are three "top" restaurants in Lima that make all the lists. Central (tough to get a reservation, but good. They now only have a closed tasting menu now, so not as good as it used to be. Disappointing for most Limeños that I've talked to, but for a first timer, it might be a good cho...
by Alan
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: 3-4 meals in Lima - What are some of the not to miss places?
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: 3-4 meals in Lima - What are some of the not to miss places?

Ooo.. love this topic. Here are my for three top 3 picks. For Arquipeño dishes, try El Rincon de Tia Baya. https://www.facebook.com/rinconcitodetiabaya/. Innexpensive, and close to Miraflores (in case that is where you are staying). Not the best neighborhood, but the food is legit. Try the stuffed p...
by Alan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: SERPOST CHARGES
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: SERPOST CHARGES

I checked and see that to send from Australia to Peru it costs Aus$3, or around S./7.30, so that is a pretty big difference with S./11.80 in the other direction. My best bet is that it is a question of critical mass of letters that the mail service sends here. Not very many people seem to use the po...
by Alan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: children naturalization
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: children naturalization

This was such an interesting question that I reached out to the law firm that advertises on this site (rgbavocats.com). They answered the following: 1. With regard to adults, applicants who wish to nationalize must have at least (02) years of legal residence; according to Article 3°, sub-section 1) ...
by Alan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Refund of IGV for tourists. Anyone tried?
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Refund of IGV for tourists. Anyone tried?

Hi, I was wondering if those of you here on a tourist visa have ever tried to recuperate the money you spent on IGV while in Peru? This legislation says that if you present your receipts at the SUNAT office at the airport, they will reimburse you. Is it really that easy? https://pymex.com/noticias/p...
by Alan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: Car rental in Lima to Ica and Nazca?
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: Car rental in Lima to Ica and Nazca?

As long as the rental agency has bilingual staff, you'll be fine. The only other time you might need to communicate is when you gas up. By the way, that process is very simple here as there are always attendants on hand to fill your tank. Just say: Tanque lleno, por favor. (full tank please) (by the...
by Alan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Looking babies for photoshoot.
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Looking babies for photoshoot.

Hi Jaanus,

Maybe you could be a little more specific. Is this for publicity purposes? Will the parents get some complementary photos out of the deal?

A few more details might help generate some interest.

Thanks!
by Alan
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: Car rental in Lima to Ica and Nazca?
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: Car rental in Lima to Ica and Nazca?

I have driven here for close go 15 years. It's a little funky, but not as bad as you have been advised. The route to Ica is pretty decent, and even at night you should not have a problem. The problem is other traffic, not the thieves. That said, there are other places in Peru where I would not drive...
by Alan
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Trying to understand IGV...business experts please help?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Trying to understand IGV...business experts please help?

I´ll take a run at this... Company 3 still needs to charge IGV to company 2 on the rental by law, since the service they provide is provided in Peru. They are evading tax by not providing company 2 with a factura. Company 1 could enter into the "off the books" game, but they would also be ...
by Alan
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Services in Lima
Topic: Taxi and reliable transportation from the Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 1528

Re: Taxi and reliable transportation from the Airport

If there is only one or two of you, an inexpensive alternative is the new airport express buses. More than 2, it makes more sense to take a taxi.

https://www.airportexpresslima.com/
https://www.quickllama.com
by Alan
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Apartment in San Borja
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Apartment in San Borja

Congratulations!!

Can you share some insight on the process?
by Alan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Part-time teaching job at elementary school
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: Part-time teaching job at elementary school

I am bumping this back up to the top as the position is open again, and the requirement is URGENT.
by Alan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HELP! Real Estate Tax Question
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: HELP! Real Estate Tax Question

Sad about your situation, but as non-residents in Peru , you will have to pay 30% tax on the profit in Peru. Had you been living in the house as your main dwelling and as a Peruvian resident it would be 3% Hi PeruFan and Adrian, Actually, the scenario is not so bleak. One of the changes made in the...

Go to advanced search

Login  •  Register