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by Alan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 15
Views: 1940

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: 2
Views: 20

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: 15
Views: 1940

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: 983

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: 68

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: 87

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: 85

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: 87

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: 91

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: 91

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: 267

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: 267

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: 65

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: 65

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: 151

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: 267

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: 151

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: 130

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 ...
by Alan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: University Jobs...
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: University Jobs...

These universities all have HR departments. First thing would be to send a resume and follow up with a phone call. Consider the location of the University, vis-a-vis where you will live. Note that universities, La Catolica and El Pacifico come to mind, have a separate entity that handles their Engli...
by Alan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"

Ah, another one... Painters. Very inexpensive to hire someone to paint your house. Carpentry, too, although on 2 occassions we've had them make off with the advance payment :shock: Some musical instruments are inexpensive.. you can find an okay locally made accoustic guitar for a couple hundred. And...
by Alan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Lima at spot 121 in the Mercer "COST OF LIVING CITY RANKING"

And the fourth most expensive city in South America! You feel it with real estate, rents, the price of gas, private schools. According to Mercer (who did the study) Lima is expensive because our currency, the Sol, has not devalued as much vis-a-vis the dollar as our neighbors in the region. But I th...
by Alan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Cot needed in Lima
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Cot needed in Lima

I have never seen something like this, and have asked around to no avail. You may want to begin seeking alternatives.
by Alan
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...
Replies: 16
Views: 545

Re: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...

Ok, quick update...as you know she is coming next month July/August and we are both excited...to be honest, I am a little nervous...I'm 51, Veteran, have four kids...seen some nice so nice things in life...but this THIS is making me nervous....WTF... Well, I have a trip planned to travel to Lima in...
by Alan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Buying a golf cart (split from: Peruvian Golf Courses)
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Buying a golf cart (split from: Peruvian Golf Courses)

woodchuck wrote:
I am looking to purchase a used golf cart in any condition to use in Huaral.
Thanks for your help.


That's a tough one! Why not consider a "cuatrimoto" instead? Plentiful, cheap, and easy to service.

https://listado.mercadolibre.com.pe/cuatrimotos#D[A:cuatrimotos]
by Alan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Unaccompanied minors traveling
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Unaccompanied minors traveling

I have my son who is going to visit family in Lima, Peru. He is a US citizen that is 11 years old and will be traveling alone and received by family. He will stay only 6 weeks which is within his allowable tourist VISA limits. He will then fly back alone after his visit. The immigration website say...
by Alan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...
Replies: 16
Views: 545

Re: Where to begin...LDR w/ Peruvian Woman...

Wow.. what a fantastic love story. You are very lucky to have found someone so compatible with you, and since you are of the age to know what you want, you are right to trust your instincts. There are cultural differences to be sure, but people are people. Having said that, it will be good to meet h...
by Alan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Big and Beautiful Parks in Lima...
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Big and Beautiful Parks in Lima...

Some of my favorites: Parque de las Aguas... a really nice park that brings the community together. Even though they charge to enter, it's innexpensive and definitely worth it. You see entire families there. Malecon de Miraflores... it's hard to imagine, but 20 years ago, these spaces were terrible....
by Alan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Firewood in Lima?
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Firewood in Lima?

Hi everyone When we arrived last year, our house had a supply of firewood and it was a very welcome thing to have when the weather got chilly. Now we're out and I was wondering if anyone here knew a good place in Lima that supplied firewood. I've done a google search and come up with this place Dis...
by Alan
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relaunch of Expatperu.com
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Relaunch of Expatperu.com

woodchuck wrote:The new format is - AMAZING!



Thanks a lot. I'm glad you like it!
by Alan
Fri May 31, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Peruvian post office / UPS / DHL
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Peruvian post office / UPS / DHL

ExpatPeruMods wrote:What has been your experience mailing, or recieving packages in Peru? should we add anything to our article "Mail and courier services in Peru"?
by Alan
Fri May 31, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Peruvian Slang Expressions. (No swearing please)
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Peruvian Slang Expressions. (No swearing please)

Formidable 1 wrote:I don't see cholo/a on the list.
I hear that a whole lot.


"Cholo / Chola" .. someone who comes from the Andes. This is often used like "buddy" , but sometimes is used despectively as a racial insult. Depends on context and tone of voice.
by Alan
Fri May 31, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Peruvian post office / UPS / DHL
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Peruvian post office / UPS / DHL

What has been your experience mailing, or recieving packages in Peru? should we add anything to our article " Mail and courier services in Peru "? Is it possible to have Amazon.com to ship to Peru? Yes. It is my understanding that they use DHL and the service is very good. A friend told m...
by Alan
Thu May 30, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Forum Guidelines
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Forum Guidelines

This forum is meant to be a place where readers can comment on specific content on the webpage and contribute helpful ideas and updates in the spirit of helping others.
by Alan
Thu May 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relaunch of Expatperu.com
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Relaunch of Expatperu.com

What do you guys like most? I like the "Articles: Comments and Experiences" section the most. :lol: Once I get bit of time I will create topics in the forum where people can discuss and add to the information given in the articles, something like a wiki. This is Peru, and rules and regula...
by Alan
Tue May 28, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relaunch of Expatperu.com
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Relaunch of Expatperu.com

Hey all, We took some time the last couple months to update the information included in the articles on the main page of http://www.expatperu.com and we gave the site a new look. It's a little more "lively" and much easier to navigate. I hope that you enjoy it. If there is information that...
by Alan
Tue May 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: READ FIRST - Forum Rules and Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 7033

Re: READ FIRST - Forum Rules and Advice

Welcome to the Expat Buy and Sell Section. Posting Pictures: If you would like to add a photo to your post, scroll down below the dialogue box and look for the "attachments" tab. Please note the following: 1. The posting of illegal items for sale is not allowed. 2. Please, no advertisement...
by Alan
Tue May 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: "Roomates /Rooms for Rent" Forum Guidelines
Replies: 0
Views: 220

"Roomates /Rooms for Rent" Forum Guidelines

If you're looking to share your home or apartment, or have a spare room in your home to rent out, this is the place. Please, no commercial listings; no homes or apartments for rent or sale.
by Alan
Tue May 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Tall Boat built in LatinAmerica
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Biggest Tall Boat built in LatinAmerica

windsportinperu wrote:BAP Union is the biggest Tall boat in America and the 2º biggest in the World.

It is fast and beautiful. Built at SIMA, Peru

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eDCrYRUkW4



Wonderful story. It's something to be proud of. The ship will be a good ambassador.
by Alan
Fri May 24, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1055

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Nirborgel wrote:
Alan wrote:If you directed that last question to me, yes I do.

Can we be in touch via Whatsapp?


I am happy to meet up and share ideas. Just send me a private message on this board. Much better than whattsapp for me.
by Alan
Thu May 23, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Marinera, the elegant traditional dance in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Marinera, the elegant traditional dance in Peru

It's a beautiful dance, but I have to admit that hearing the music for hours on end can feel a little repetitive. We caught the annual festival in Trujillo 3 years ago. Nice! There is a big party afterwards, if memory serves me, at the Club Libertad. Everyone wears white! This makes picking somebody...
by Alan
Tue May 21, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reputable Agency for Nannies?
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Reputable Agency for Nannies?

I suppose so, but it's a bit of a stretch. The website is pretty solid, with tons of first hand references and related experiences and reviews. Here is a pretty solid website The biggest disadvantage to Workaway is you don’t always get what you signed up for. Profiles can be falsified or lacking, c...
by Alan
Tue May 21, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reputable Agency for Nannies?
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Reputable Agency for Nannies?

I suppose so, but it's a bit of a stretch. The website is pretty solid, with tons of first hand references and related experiences and reviews.
by Alan
Tue May 21, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reputable Agency for Nannies?
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Reputable Agency for Nannies?

Hi, It's tough to recommend an agency for nannies! The only time we used an agency (for a housekeeper, not a nanny) we discovered that she was not who she said she was, and was an unstable, possibly dangerous, person. The agency had done zero due dilligence. Most Peruvians use their networks of frie...
by Alan
Mon May 20, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1055

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

If you directed that last question to me, yes I do.
by Alan
Fri May 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Most of the information regarding the Rimac is pre-2013, but I found this fairly recent article about some initiatives to improve the quality:

https://theecologist.org/2017/jul/20/se ... ver-valley
by Alan
Thu May 16, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Better to eat wild caught fish vs fish from a fish farm. Farmed fish are often fed corn, soy, or other feedstuffs that contain little or no omega-3's. This unnatural, high-corn diet also means some farmed fish accumulate unhealthy levels of the wrong fatty acids. Further, farmed fish are routinely ...
by Alan
Tue May 14, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1055

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

in this link you have 50 ideas of business if u do not speak spanish well you can download in chrome google translate. gestion.pe/especial/50-ideas-de-negocios/ideas Well I would like to open a gym in miraflores like planet fitness of USA, only with 10 soles and 20 soles of membership, sure behind ...
by Alan
Tue May 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Chino2056 wrote:Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru?


Why do you ask? I can't say that I have ever seen that question pop up before!
by Alan
Tue May 14, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1055

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

69roadrunner wrote:You should be asking for ideas on how to get legal so you can legally work or start a business.


As long as he gets the "permiso" to sign contracts, he is as legal as he needs to be in order to invest in a business.

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