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by Nemoshark
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: RE: Travel insurance required after travel started
Replies: 1
Views: 1165

RE: Travel insurance required after travel started

Hi everyone, I thought I'd share information about a travel insurance company you can take out a policy with after you've already started traveling. World Nomads is a company recommended by Lonely Planet and I've just taken out a policy with them. Some travel insurance providers in your home country...
by Nemoshark
Tue May 24, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: RE: Updating TAM card with new passport
Replies: 0
Views: 555

RE: Updating TAM card with new passport

Hi everyone, I thought I'd share my experience of what I needed to do to update my TAM card after I was issued a new passport, just in case it's helpful to anyone else. From start to finish the process took 1hr 40 mins. The office is open from 8AM - 4PM Monday to Friday, and I think on Saturdays unt...
by Nemoshark
Wed May 11, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ELECTRIC OVENS FOR ROASTS AND CURRY
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: ELECTRIC OVENS FOR ROASTS AND CURRY

I love my little oven and stove top combo that I got 2 years ago. I haven't tried to bake or roast anything for as long as 2.5hrs but, I've done small roasts and baked many goodies. What I've found is that because the oven space is a lot smaller I need to lower the temperature and some times even t...
by Nemoshark
Wed May 11, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ELECTRIC OVENS FOR ROASTS AND CURRY
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: ELECTRIC OVENS FOR ROASTS AND CURRY

Oh, I just bought the roast meat from Metro, I haven't come across any nice butchers out my way, only the unsanitary looking ones in the open local markets.
by Nemoshark
Wed May 11, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ELECTRIC OVENS FOR ROASTS AND CURRY
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: ELECTRIC OVENS FOR ROASTS AND CURRY

I love my little oven and stove top combo that I got 2 years ago. I haven't tried to bake or roast anything for as long as 2.5hrs but, I've done small roasts and baked many goodies. What I've found is that because the oven space is a lot smaller I need to lower the temperature and some times even t...
by Nemoshark
Wed May 11, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ELECTRIC OVENS FOR ROASTS AND CURRY
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: ELECTRIC OVENS FOR ROASTS AND CURRY

I love my little oven and stove top combo that I got 2 years ago. I haven't tried to bake or roast anything for as long as 2.5hrs but, I've done small roasts and baked many goodies. What I've found is that because the oven space is a lot smaller I need to lower the temperature and some times even th...
by Nemoshark
Tue May 10, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Over Stay
Replies: 21
Views: 3182

Re: Over Stay

Hi, I'm just curious to see how you got on? did you manage to leave Peru yet? In terms of negotiating a deal, I haven't done this personally but, I've read from other posts that this has been done at the point of the border crossing, the frontera, and I've only heard of it done at the land borders n...
by Nemoshark
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: independent room
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: Looking for a professional gay roommate

Yes, I agree about Paola's work - but this should be in another thread. :roll: Yes, you're probably right Woodchuck, and it's something I wouldn't normally do. I just happened to see a post specifically requesting a professional gay roommate, and a week before that I saw a post from Paola advertisi...
by Nemoshark
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: independent room
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: Looking for a professional gay roommate

Hi there, On a side note to your quest to find a roommate, should you ever need any electrical work done, or appliances repaired I know an electrician who is gay friendly, that's how she advertises her company, and does great work. Just look up on Facebook: Mantenimiento instrumentos medicion y cont...
by Nemoshark
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Joining boyfriend in Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: Joining boyfriend in Peru

Hello, I absolutely agree with one of the other members that you should try get a job related to your career and degree as that could be a realistic option for you here and possibly pay better than teaching, I'm not sure if you speak Spanish or if i'ts a must in your field, for many other fields out...
by Nemoshark
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: proof of funds when coming to Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: proof of funds when coming to Peru

Yes, as The saborTooth adivised,
I have never been asked to show proof of funds either, but the first time time I came I wasn't sure how it would go so, I took a current print out of my bank statement showing funds and credit card account in case I needed it.
by Nemoshark
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I need to rent a van with 10 seats
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: I need to rent a van with 10 seats

Budget Car Rentals has Huyundai vans

http://www.budgetperu.com/en/
by Nemoshark
Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Which areas of Lima are good to live in that are not too expensive?
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: Which areas of Lima are good to live in that are not too expensive?

It may be a bit expensive at first but, perhaps until you've settled and familiarised yourself with Lima and where your job will be, I'd also suggest booking into a hostel or hotel for the first couple of weeks or month. There may even be opportunities on the roommates forum here, I find they're on ...
by Nemoshark
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 27078

Re: New immigration law

[/quote] Unfortunately, the 3000 and something Soles are the status quo. There are MANY regulations that do not only contradict common sense but also infringe basic rights of foreigners here in Peru. I will be gratefull IF the new regulations for the new law, i.e.the TUPA 2016, would abolish the so ...
by Nemoshark
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mysterious and magical.
Replies: 2
Views: 1334

Re: Mysterious and magical.

kels.os wrote:Heres another good one! Trujillo gets overlooked sometimes so I LOVED this article http://www.evolvetours.com/trujillo-the ... al-spring/


Thanks for posting this, Trujillo is one of my destinations next month so it was great to read this article.
by Nemoshark
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Rugby World Cup

Saludyvida wrote:Yes! I thought I was the only All Blacks fan in the country.


I thought I was going to pass from holding my breath during their first match against Argentina, it took a while for the men in black to settle into that one. Enjoy the rest of the cup!
by Nemoshark
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Rugby World Cup

I'm supporting the All Blacks, and really enjoying some of the surprises like Japan's fantastic win in the last minute against the Boks.
by Nemoshark
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BANOS on Buses--traveling INTERNATIONALLY (for DAYS)
Replies: 10
Views: 2555

Re: BANOS on Buses--traveling INTERNATIONALLY (for DAYS)

I did a 56 hour bus journey with Cruz Del Sur from Lima to Santiago, Chile, so it was 2 nights and 3 days. The bus made a couple of toilet break stops each day. I took a lot of snacks and some water but, didn't go crazy with the food consumption because what goes in must come out and I didn't want t...
by Nemoshark
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Rave cruise vacancies
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: Rave cruise vacancies

I do not want to step on any toes, but I have done some investigation and I warn other people to do so, but this is what appears to be a scam. If you apply, they send you a letter asking for an advance (money) to have a travel agent get your papers and visas in order. Please remember that no travel...
by Nemoshark
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: registering new passport with DIGEMIN
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: registering new passport with DIGEMIN

Can somebody please tell me if this can be done at the airport on the day of departure? or if I would need to go do this at the immigration department ahead of time?

Thanks,
Natalie
by Nemoshark
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Passport validity for entering Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: Passport validity for entering Peru

Thanks a lot guys and for the information link. I was having trouble trying to find that info on the Peruvian immigration website.

Much appreciated.
by Nemoshark
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Passport validity for entering Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Passport validity for entering Peru

Hi,

Does anyone know how much validity a visitor needs to have on their passport when entering Peru? I have a New Zealand passport.
by Nemoshark
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: English conversation classes
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: English conversation classes

Thank you both for your suggestions. Great feedback, I'll mention them both to the person interested.
by Nemoshark
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy Puff Pastry / Danish Pastry
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Where to buy Puff Pastry / Danish Pastry

I've been here 3 years and still can't find premade puff or flakey pastry, so I make it by hand. I agree with the OP, pastry is a bit tricky, sometimes I get it right and sometimes not.
by Nemoshark
Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Private English Lessons - where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 2023

Re: Private English Lessons - where to start?

Hi Joe, I don't know where in Lima you're based but, I worked for a cruise line recruitment agency on Avenida Ejercito, 10 mins from Miraflores. The company is called CRC, and they hire English teachers to teach prospect crew members. Any way it's reliable income very standard for over here. I'll g...
by Nemoshark
Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: DO NOT WORK AT LANGROW
Replies: 8
Views: 2415

Re: DO NOT WORK AT LANGROW

CRC cruise recruiting center is a great one too. Do you have any sort of contact information for CRC? I looked them up online, but the English version of their website is currently unavailable, and my Spanish isn't quite that good. :) Any help is greatly appreciated! Call their mainline all the fro...
by Nemoshark
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Private English Lessons - where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 2023

Re: Private English Lessons - where to start?

Hi Joe, I don't know where in Lima you're based but, I worked for a cruise line recruitment agency on Avenida Ejercito, 10 mins from Miraflores. The company is called CRC, and they hire English teachers to teach prospect crew members. Any way it's reliable income very standard for over here. I'll gi...
by Nemoshark
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: English conversation classes
Replies: 3
Views: 704

English conversation classes

Hi all, Do any of you know of any places that offer English conversation practice for basic level learners? The person I'm enquiring on behalf of lives in San Miguel, Lima, so she's interested in anything from out that way or as far in as Miraflores. She's not looking to go to a large institute such...
by Nemoshark
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corn Syrup and Vanilla for Baking
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Re: Corn Syrup and Vanilla for Baking

You can buy corn syrup from Metro. I found it next to the chocolate ice cream topping syrups. The brand is called "La Cabana" (cabanya). It's called Glucomiel, jarobe de Maiz. It's a 500ml bottle for S/.23.40.
by Nemoshark
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: Plugs

The loose wobbly sockets drive me mad, and the worst offenders are the round pinned European plugs because they just fall out of the dual socket systems in place over here.
by Nemoshark
Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where can you buy Molasses in Lima?
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: Where can you buy Molasses in Lima?

Yes, it's called "Chancaca" here, and in Bolivia. In Peru it comes either in solid blocks, or in a syrup (traditional molasses) form. However, you CAN buy brown sugar just about anywhere. It's called Azucar Rubia, or Azucar Morena, depending on where you look for it. Or perhaps these don'...
by Nemoshark
Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where can you buy Molasses in Lima?
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: Where can you buy Molasses in Lima?

I need to make brown sugar since I can't find it ready made in Lima, does anyone know where I can buy molasses? I live in San Miguel. In a Peruvian produce market, look for "Chancaca". It comes as crystallised blocks in the shape of a large muffin mould. Imagine two of those placed top-to...
by Nemoshark
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where can you buy Molasses in Lima?
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: Where can you buy Molasses in Lima?

Thank you for your suggestion I'll have to look into that. I've found something at Wongs which I think might be molasses, it's called Melao de cana, made by the company Dulcana. Hopefully this is the stuff, it costs S/.13.90 a jar that was about 250g.
by Nemoshark
Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where can you buy Molasses in Lima?
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Where can you buy Molasses in Lima?

Hi everyone,

I need to make brown sugar since I can't find it ready made in Lima, does anyone know where I can buy molasses? I live in San Miguel.


Thanks,
Natalie
by Nemoshark
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Working Visa in Peru? Please help!
Replies: 51
Views: 4686

Re: Working Visa in Peru? Please help!

I hear the Beatles song "All you need is love". I wish that were true but, when people are blindly in love it's hard to make them see rational. I see there are many experienced expats who have given you the hard core facts about moving for the right reasons so there's not much need for me ...
by Nemoshark
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are you working in Peru?
Replies: 73
Views: 6447

Re: Why are you working in Peru?

I'll give you the short and skinny of why I'm working in Peru. I'm here for the sole purpose of my Peruvian partner. I'm not a highly skilled person in great rare demand, so it's certainly not the income or the hectic lifestyle or, any other matter that keeps me here. I find Lima very expensive havi...
by Nemoshark
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The most peacefull countries in the world.
Replies: 91
Views: 5592

Re: The most peacefull countries in the world.

I've been told by many visitors that my home country New Zealand is pretty peaceful, but then again the entire population is only half of Lima's so that helps.
by Nemoshark
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Phrases you won't hear in Peru
Replies: 21
Views: 2030

Re: Phrases you won't hear in Peru

15) how about some basic greetings from store vendors such as
Hello, good morning, good afternoon, good evening and THANK YOU
by Nemoshark
Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Womens Shoes - Larger sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Womens Shoes - Larger sizes

I share your problem, I'm a size 40 or 41 depending on the shoe design. Last weekend a saleswoman insistently tried for 5mins to jam my foot into a size 40,and told me it fits good when I sit down. Having failed to sell me on that speech she then tried to sell me a pair of mens shoes claiming they'r...
by Nemoshark
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: NEED HELP NEED JOB FROM NZ
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: NEED HELP NEED JOB FROM NZ

Hi James,

Did you see the post on this forum for the 22nd of May advertising bar staff to work in a British Pub in Barranco? Just thought it may be something that you can do that's bilingual.

Best of luck.
by Nemoshark
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Are there any Kiwis living in Peru?
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Are there any Kiwis living in Peru?

Kia Ora Mika :) hello,

nice to know there is another kiwi out there in this beautiful country. I will keep you in mind for when I eventually make it to Arequipa, probably next trip. I have a friend who's also from there.

Thanks for responding.
Natalie (JAFA) :lol:
by Nemoshark
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Are there any Kiwis living in Peru?
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Are there any Kiwis living in Peru?

Hi guys,

my name is Natalie and I'm from Auckland, New Zealand. I'm living in Lima for 3 months with my boyfriend (Peruvian) and will be here until the end of August. I will be returning to Lima next March 2013.

Just curious to know if there are any other kiwis in Lima, or other cities in Peru.
by Nemoshark
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 212779

Re: Introduce Yourself!

Hello, I'm a kiwi in Lima. Just a brief introduction to the expat community. My name is Natalie, I'm from Auckland, New Zealand and have been living with my boyfriend (Peruvian) for one month now in Lima. I'll be here until the end of August and then return again March 2013. Are there any other kiwi...

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