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by Alan
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Part-time teaching job at elementary school
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Re: Part-time teaching job at elementary school

Bumping this to the top as the job is open again. Please respond to mail listed in advert.
by Alan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer tax for renewal passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 217

Re: Transfer tax for renewal passport?

You are probably correct, the money I had to pay was a- FINE even tho the Migraciones agent called it a tax. I was never aware there was a fee to register a new/renewal passport. I also paid an 18-19 soles fee (besides the FINE); this must be the fee to register a new/renewal passport. All expats s...
by Alan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer tax for renewal passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 217

Re: Transfer tax for renewal passport?

Sorry, Woodchuck, I couldn't find anything online, and can't really understand why the Peruvian Govt. would charge this kind of a fee, unless they expected you to have notified them of a change in your passport number when it was renewed, though this would be more of a fine than a tax. I wish I coul...
by Alan
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores

Formidable 1 wrote:
BTW, the reviews are dated from Jan. 2018 so it's been there longer than a few weeks.



Right you are.. my mistake.. Their Facebook page mentions a new location soon on Benavides in Surco. Anyway, nice to see that the options for international food continues to increase in Lima.
by Alan
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores

FDiH wrote:Is it more like a fast-food kinda place or a proper restaurant?


It's a proper sit down place, but not very fancy. It's fast food I suppose, but not geared to the take out market.
by Alan
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer tax for renewal passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 217

Re: Transfer tax for renewal passport?

Hi,

More specifically, the concept of what you are being billed for, in Spanish.
by Alan
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer tax for renewal passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 217

Re: Transfer tax for renewal passport?

The fine for failing to transfer a renewed passport is currently 42 soles a month for 2019. Once you pay the fee, your passport is stamped at Migraciones; I doubt there are any further fees. I am hoping Alan or someone can get a copy of the law & post herein. Can you post what the documentation...
by Alan
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Mexican Food - New restaurant in Miraflores

Hi... I just tried "El Mexicano", block two of Manuel Bonilla (Miraflores). The place is new, just a couple weeks old. The food was pretty decent (though I admit to not knowing a lot about Mexican cuisine). They have a choice of either corn or wheat tacos, and a good salad-bar-esque counte...
by Alan
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

G'day Dutchy, And , yes, they will sell at a loss for as almost as long as it takes to destroy almost all local makers....that's their tactic, and then after that, the prices escalate. It happened in my home country,Australia, so I know from experience. Cheers, W I wonder if this is really the case...
by Alan
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fly/mosquito zapper
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Is this what you are looking for?

https://www.sodimac.com.pe/sodimac-pe/p ... scas-2X10W

Snap, crackle and pop.


Bats sound like a good idea, too. It's worth some more research.
by Alan
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6072

Re: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?

With high interest rates home prices should be low. Think of it like a seesaw. If they're both high then something is wrong. In the U.S., the govt is keeping rates low so home prices continue to be high. It's their attempt to prop up the housing market instead of letting economic nature take its co...
by Alan
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6072

Re: why properties are so expensive in Peru ?

I was speaking with a builder the other day. She is on her 4th building in 10 years. She told me that building costs have increased a lot recently because of new safety codes that require new buildings to have sprinkler systems (which requires a reserve tank, piping, and pumps), steel doors to the s...
by Alan
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: Machu Picchu now wheelchair accessible
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Machu Picchu now wheelchair accessible

Anyone who has visited this site can understand how clever you'd need to be to mobilize a wheelchair around the place. Kudos to them. "As for the wheelchair itself, "It's designed with only one wheel and two long sticks that make it look like a wheelbarrow. It is a mix of steel and aluminu...
by Alan
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

Thanks for all the various advice, troops. :D As per my original request, could someone with experience please make a list of what is wise to have in an overnight bag, for quick escape? Water etc etc. Cheers, W Hi. I don't have personal experience, but based on some research, the 72-hour bag should...
by Alan
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Services in Lima
Topic: Physiotherapist
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Physiotherapist

69roadrunner wrote:
G'Day
What does a "physiotherapist" treat?
Cheers
God Bless
Thank you
'

phys·i·o·ther·a·pist
A person qualified to treat disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise; a physical therapist.
by Alan
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone coming to cusco,
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Anyone coming to cusco,

Do you mean anyone coming to Cuzco "from" Lima?
by Alan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: Nice article about Chifa
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Nice article about Chifa

I found this today while browsing. Worth a read if you are interested in Peru's culinary traditions:
https://food52.com/blog/23106-chifa-chi ... ies-recipe
by Alan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

I figure that most of our homes will not collapse and most people will not have to evacuate for more than a few hours. That's not to say that the evacuation kit isn't necessary... better safe than sorry. But, given the reality of a city rocked by a quake, with tens of thousands of people trapped or ...
by Alan
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Testing water quality from tanks
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Testing water quality from tanks

Cool. Thanks very much to both of you for the recommendations. Apparently the Universidad Agraria also provides the testing service.
by Alan
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Testing water quality from tanks
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Testing water quality from tanks

jumpinjack wrote:Ya gotta consider where the water is coming from. The water tank is the :shock least of your worries. :shock:


That might be true, and this would be a good oportunity to test this too. SEDAPAL isn´t a shining example of efficiency, as the recent sewage problems en San Juan de Lurigancho show.
by Alan
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Testing water quality from tanks
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Testing water quality from tanks

Don't know who they use but the junta de properterios has a company that comes in once a year to clean the tank on top of the building. I assumed all buildings did this? Same thing here, we have it cleaned every year, but you wouldn´t believe the crap that grows on the walls in the interval. Our bu...
by Alan
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Testing water quality from tanks
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Testing water quality from tanks

Hi, Does anyone have a lead on how to get water tested from your tap, and from the water tank in an apartment building. We have noticed a lot of bacteria and sediment build-up on the walls of the tanks (basement and rooftop) and wonder how this might impact water quality. Also, if we do choose to ac...
by Alan
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 13428

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

Do some reading, you just might learn something... you might have to pay, but knowledge is power. https://www.jstor.org/stable/3339226?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents JOURNAL ARTICLE Silent Racism and Intellectual Superiority in Peru A discussion about something as sensitive and subjective as classism...
by Alan
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Pisco and India
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Peruvian Pisco and India

Wiracocha wrote:

The average Australian(non-South American) would not even know what Pisco is.!! :-/

Cheers,
W


You have your work cut out for you!

Anyway, thanks for the info. Very interesting.
by Alan
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 13428

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

They don't want to talk about classism because they don't want to be challenged. Peruvians, even if they are poor, want to feel superior if they have a European complexion. They may not be the brightest, but they can't believe or accept that a person of modest means or darker than them can be smart...
by Alan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian Pisco and India
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Peruvian Pisco and India

Wiracocha wrote:G'day Windy,



Having said that, correct Pisco costs an arm and a leg in Aussie now.
Cheers,
W



That's really interesting. I had no idea that Australia was leading the way. Just how high are the prices? Do you think it sells outside of the Peruvian expat community?
by Alan
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Peru agro-exportation had another booming year !

The amount of selling was more than 7,000 millions of dollars ! , the increased was more than 800 millions compared to 2017 https://gestion.pe/economia/agroexportaciones-sumaron-us-7-030-millones-2018-productos-tuvieron-ventas-254606 It's terrific news. This industry is also much more labor intensi...
by Alan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Warning to Expat = Venezuelans
Replies: 47
Views: 5166

Re: Warning to Expat = Venezuelans

With 500,000 there are bound to be more than a few bad apples. My question is what would happen if entry were restricted? Would refugees still find their way across Peru's long and open border? Would this increase corruption at the border crossings? Would we end up turning other wise law abiding ref...
by Alan
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: contraceptive implant (Nexplanon)
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: contraceptive implant (Nexplanon)

Hi, If you have not found an answer yet, write to this NGO http://www.pathfinder-peru.org. They have offices in Boston, so they likely have English-speaking staff. According to this article, they sponsored a campaign to promote the free distribution of Nexplanon in Peruvian hospitals. https://elcome...
by Alan
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: DRIVER - flexible schedule & insured
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: DRIVER - flexible schedule & insured

Good luck with your new ventures, Woodchuck. I imagine anyone interested will PM you.
Cheers,

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