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by DC_20833
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Physiotherapist
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: Physiotherapist

I regret to inform all of you that Dr. Calderon has passed away. He had been fighting Cancer for a couple of years. He will be missed.
by DC_20833
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Spice List English/Spanish
Replies: 36
Views: 10600

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Any more updates to this list?
by DC_20833
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A mortgage loan in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 1820

Re: A mortgage loan in Peru

I have never tried a Mortgage here rates are too high. As far as the market here the prices have dropped and sales are slow. During the real estate boom, I had several apartments but sold all of them except my residence. I do loan money on improved real estate here it must have an occupiable residen...
by DC_20833
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Accountants in Lima
Replies: 4
Views: 5281

Re: Accountants in Lima

If you still have a need for an accountant I know of one who is a retired SUNAT accountant and lawyer. Let me know by Private Message.
by DC_20833
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taxi and reliable transportation from the Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 2741

Re: Taxi and reliable transportation from the Airport

A friend of mine took the Airport Express Bus and he told me it was a horrific experience. First, the bus, departed late as the driver wanted to wait for more passengers. The Wifi that they love to brag about does not work. He said the other passengers went from rude to downright crude. One lady jus...
by DC_20833
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 16435

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

How do you define "classism"? The main problem is not the classism but the culture of corruption. People are obliged to involve themselves in shady business in order to get ahead. It is not the survival of the fittest but the most corrupt. By allowing the country to continue in the curren...
by DC_20833
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Employee Problems and Solutions
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Employee Problems and Solutions

Just calling it like I see it. Your threads have this common theme of putting one over on the working class Peruvians. Your opinions could put in jail read the liable and slander laws here. DC_ This is how you manage a microscopic problem in an online forum ? Threatening someone you do not know goi...
by DC_20833
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Great Links about Living in Peru
Replies: 0
Views: 653

Great Links about Living in Peru

At times we get too serious here so I think it would be helpful if we had some fun. Feel free to add your links too:

https://gomadnomad.com/2012/03/11/top-10-most-annoying-things-about-peru/
https://www.thetraveltart.com/spanish-swear-words-slang-expletives/
by DC_20833
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 17573

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

Hello DC Moral: if we want to have long term loyal personnel , treat them well The Venezuelans have proved to be loyal and are treated well. We tried that attitude with Peruvians and they simply made another choice. Employers have a big problem here with employees threatening to go to the Labor Min...
by DC_20833
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 17573

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

The situation in Venezuela is tough and many economists say it will get even worse next year. The Peruvian government has finally shown some charity in allowing the Venezuelans to come here and work. For those who haven't seen on the news, Venezuela has a horrible dictator who brutally punishes his ...
by DC_20833
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Employee Problems and Solutions
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Employee Problems and Solutions

Formidable 1 wrote:Just calling it like I see it.
Your threads have this common theme of putting one over on the working class Peruvians.


Your opinions could put in jail read the liable and slander laws here.
by DC_20833
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 114
Views: 17573

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

I believe Peru will stop issuing work permits on December 31, 2018, to Venezuelans that is going to be tough because things are supposed to get worse in Venezuela in 2019 not better. Several posters have said that Peru offers little opportunity to its young people and that is probably true. Take you...
by DC_20833
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Employee Problems and Solutions
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Employee Problems and Solutions

Getting into a cab and dictating without negotiating first is a recipe for trouble. You're lucky you got away with it. You are probably right. After this post, I finally got brave, got a drivers license, and bought a car. Driving in Lima is crazy but it is doable and I enjoy the fact that I don't h...
by DC_20833
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Magdalena Del Mar
Replies: 22
Views: 3312

Re: Magdalena Del Mar

Welcome to our forum! Like most of Lima's traditional barrios, Magdalena is in transition. Old family homes built in the 30's 40's and 50's are being razed to make way for 7 to 10 story apartment buildings. It's subjective of course, but I think it's a nice area with areas that maintain a real neig...
by DC_20833
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Employee Problems and Solutions
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Employee Problems and Solutions

Well, you do have a track record of ripping off Peruvians. http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=21119&p=109316&hilit=new+york+rate Better that you keep hiring Venezuelans then. I will follow the Forum Rules and be as civil as possible here. The Peruvian was trying to...
by DC_20833
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Employee Problems and Solutions
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Employee Problems and Solutions

"Peruvians have done this to themselves and while they might have some rights, I have the right to hire only Venezuelans." But do the Venezuelans have the legal right to work? Of course, I check their papers out and I only hire individuals who have the legal right to work. I have always t...
by DC_20833
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is Peru making headway with Corruption?
Replies: 0
Views: 624

Is Peru making headway with Corruption?

I was talking with a Peruvian friend and it appears that there has been a crackdown on Judges and Police accepting bribes. There are judges in jail both here in Peru and in other countries awaiting extradition. Any thoughts?
by DC_20833
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Employee Problems and Solutions
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Employee Problems and Solutions

"Peruvians have done this to themselves and while they might have some rights, I have the right to hire only Venezuelans." But do the Venezuelans have the legal right to work? Of course, I check their papers out and I only hire individuals who have the legal right to work. I have always t...
by DC_20833
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best pollo a la brasa places to eat?
Replies: 18
Views: 8259

Re: Best pollo a la brasa places to eat?

chi chi wrote:
Bobby wrote:In Miraflores have you tried Las Canastas.


I have only been to Las Canastas in Tarapoto. It was quite good and one of the cheapest pollerias in town.


Las Canastas is good but I find that Don Belisario has more variety and the chicken is moister and they use a special marinate that I like.
by DC_20833
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Employee Problems and Solutions
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Employee Problems and Solutions

I have lived in Peru for 12 years and have employed up to 4 people me and my mom’s home. Three to take care of my mom and one as a housekeeper in my apartment. Over the time I have been here I have had to terminate a few. In recent years I have found the Peruvians more difficult to deal with and alw...
by DC_20833
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marriage Counseling
Replies: 25
Views: 5195

Re: Marriage Counseling

I am sorry your marriage is going through difficult times. I can give Dr. Jorge Calderon Marttini the highest recommendation. I have seen him for over 3 years and I am bipolar. I have come a long way since I started seeing him. Here are his contact details email: [email protected].com his ce...
by DC_20833
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Blood is Urgently Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Blood is Urgently Needed

How much $ can you make donating? You cannot sell blood in Perú, it is illegal. Your comment is totally inappropriate. Try sitting in a Blood Bank with families that need blood for a loved one it is not a pretty scene. Why is that comment inappropriate? Money and getting paid money is a great motiv...
by DC_20833
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Blood is Urgently Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Blood is Urgently Needed

mrsteak wrote:I have 0 RH-.... if I have an accident I'll die in Peru.
You should donate every three months and have it designated for you. The blood will expire and then right before the expiration date, it can go to somebody who needs it if you do not need it. I call that a win-win situation.
by DC_20833
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Blood is Urgently Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Blood is Urgently Needed

I have 0 RH-.... if I have an accident I'll die in Peru. You can become a member of Club RH negativo. ( I am, also O-neg ) In that case you can donate blood, and when you are in need, they provide you with O-neg donors without cost. http://rhnegativoperu.com That is a wonderful organization.
by DC_20833
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Blood is Urgently Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Blood is Urgently Needed

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:How much $ can you make donating?
You cannot sell blood in Perú, it is illegal. Your comment is totally inappropriate. Try sitting in a Blood Bank with families that need blood for a loved one it is not a pretty scene.
by DC_20833
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Blood is Urgently Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Blood is Urgently Needed

There is a serious shortage of blood in Peru. I have stated this before and about three years ago I did a blood drive at Clinica San Felipe with limited involvement. People on this forum objected to the fact that Clinica San Felipe caters to wealthy people. I have listened to you. So I pose this que...
by DC_20833
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marriage Counseling
Replies: 25
Views: 5195

Re: Marriage Counseling

I am sorry your marriage is going through difficult times. I can give Dr. Jorge Calderon Marttini the highest recommendation. I have seen him for over 3 years and I am bipolar. I have come a long way since I started seeing him. Here are his contact details email: [email protected].com his cel...
by DC_20833
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live
Replies: 132
Views: 8823

Re: Why I think Peru is one of the worst countries to live

I came to Peru on November 6, 2006, and I have had my moments. Real Estate prices are dropping because of the corruption. Simply put foreign investors are becoming less interested in Peru because of the corruption. The traffic is terrible I think we can all agree on that; however, I have the luxury ...
by DC_20833
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Online Driving Test for Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Re: Online Driving Test for Peru

A friend of mine got a Peruvian Driver's License and took the written exam online. Does anybody know about this? Hi. I looked at the website (http://www.gob.pe/196-examen-de-reglas-de-transito-para-obtener-licencia-de-conducir-brevete) and didn't see any mention of an online option. I wonder if you...
by DC_20833
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Price Boom is Over !!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2775

Re: The Price Boom is Over !!!

I have been in Peru for 11 years and the price of housing boomed until 2 years ago. It is now a buyer's market. I paid $450,000.00 in September of 2016 for a 3-bedroom apartment which is 1937.504 square feet and I would get today around $400,000.00. What drives the Peruvian economy is precious meta...
by DC_20833
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Price Boom is Over !!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2775

Re: The Price Boom is Over !!!

Actually, the price of metals is back up, thank goodness. Agro is strong, too and foreign direct investment is also gaining speed. It's not as bad as it feels. copper prices.png Actually, Alan is correct what is driving the price drop is the corruption. Look at President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski he ba...
by DC_20833
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Doctors in Lima
Replies: 22
Views: 17965

Re: Doctors in Lima

Now here is a great doctor for Internal Medicine. His name is Dr. Carlos A. Salazar he practices at Clinica San Felipe and charges s/. 350.00 if you do not want a receipt or s/.400.00 if you want a receipt. He also works with Peruvian insurance companies so you only pay your deductible. I first met ...
by DC_20833
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Doctors in Lima
Replies: 22
Views: 17965

Re: PERU PSYCH DOC

http://www.perupsychdoc.com Dr. Jorge Calderon I am just tickled, having taken anti-depressants for decades, scores of doctors, to find this guy here in Lima. Born in Peru, lived and worked in the USA for many years. It is quite unusual to have any sort of 'human' vibe from psych docs--it isn't rea...
by DC_20833
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Online Driving Test for Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Online Driving Test for Peru

A friend of mine got a Peruvian Driver's License and took the written exam online. Does anybody know about this?
by DC_20833
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Price Boom is Over !!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2775

The Price Boom is Over !!!

I have been in Peru for 11 years and the price of housing boomed until 2 years ago. It is now a buyer's market. I paid $450,000.00 in September of 2016 for a 3-bedroom apartment which is 1937.504 square feet and I would get today around $400,000.00. What drives the Peruvian economy is precious metal...
by DC_20833
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Great Rehab Center
Replies: 1
Views: 1412

A Great Rehab Center

I pray that no one ever need one but just in case. This comes from experience for a reason I wish to keep private. Rehab in Peru can be a nightmare or a living hell for the patient with nothing accomplished. However, you should do the following when considering Rehab. First you must visit the Center...
by DC_20833
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorce / Family Law Lawyers
Replies: 8
Views: 3174

Re: Divorce / Family Law Lawyers

jimdillard_NC wrote:Good morning,

Can anyone recommend a good family law lawyer in Lima? i already search the forum and found two:
Rafael Delgado
Paolo Macassi (Macassi may not be her last name but i have her email)

Others would be helpful. Thank you.

Jim


Do you have the contact information for these 2 lawyers?
by DC_20833
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying Apartment - Seller Not in Lima
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: Buying Apartment - Seller Not in Lima

No, for selling a house it should be registered in registros publicos ( Sunarp ) Ask for the 'partida electronica' and get a copy (copia literal) of it yourself in Sunarp. That would be the safest way assuring no document was forged. ( And will only cost you like S/20 orso) I looked at some documen...
by DC_20833
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Census is Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: The Census is Sunday

Alan wrote:
Of course, the question likely to cause the biggest stir is "Who is head of the household?" :D


I hope there are no frying pans available.
by DC_20833
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying Apartment - Seller Not in Lima
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: Buying Apartment - Seller Not in Lima

There should be a notarized Power of Attorney specifically giving the person in Peru the power to sell the apartment. Your attorney and a notary should check this carefully.
by DC_20833
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Census is Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: The Census is Sunday

Does anyone know if this applies only to citizens or to those of us with CE's as well? Friend from Canada with a tourist visa is visiting as well. Wonder what I should tell him if he wants to take advantage of the empty streets and plazas to take pictures or go for a hike in the country. It applies...
by DC_20833
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Census is Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

Re: The Census is Sunday

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:What should the illegals do?
Hide in the closet?


No register for welfare benefits like they do in the US.
by DC_20833
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Census is Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 1622

The Census is Sunday

For those of you that have come to Peru since 2007, Sunday the Peruvian Government is doing a census. That means everybody has to stay at home and wait for representatives from the government office conducting the census to arrive and ask you a bunch of questions. If I remember correctly all busines...
by DC_20833
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gringos hitting up gringos on the streets for cash
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Re: Gringos hitting up gringos on the streets for cash

I have had drivers break into tears twice and hold animated conversations with hospitals on their cell while they drove. Most likely a scam... but definite points for effort and acting! Yeah, when it comes to money Peruvians are good actors. Even some members of my wife's family give me hard luck s...
by DC_20833
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LICENSE
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LICENSE

Congrats! So now that you can drive, you won't have to worry about those taxi drivers trying to rip you off. Assuming you own a car, of course. My wife owns a car but don't expect me to drive it in Lima or anywhere in Peru. I got the license so I can rent a car when I travel to places where people ...
by DC_20833
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LICENSE
Replies: 2
Views: 299

INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LICENSE

Well I finally did it I got my Peruvian Drivers License. This is a real accomplishment for me I had no problem with the Road Test the problem was written exam because I did not read a lot of Spanish. After some hard study and a good tutor I finally read enough to pass the written exam and went for t...
by DC_20833
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gringos hitting up gringos on the streets for cash
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Re: Gringos hitting up gringos on the streets for cash

I hate to sound cold but I don't give money away to people on the streets no matter what the story is. See those ladies with babies begging for money, the babies are rented from their real mothers. My wife told me she actually heard one of them say she was gonna get a new one because the baby pooped...
by DC_20833
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Supreme Court Translator
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Supreme Court Translator

Does anybody know of a Supreme Court Translator in the Miraflores/San Isidro area?
by DC_20833
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Debating returning to Peru/critical Peruvians
Replies: 15
Views: 2381

Re: Debating returning to Peru/critical Peruvians

lol.. if you dont like it, start in another country. Simple. . Agreed. I considered leaving a year ago but stayed. A Peruvian friend put it like this when you encounter bad experiences. "It is like using soap in the shower on shoulder you wipe it on and rinse it off and the dirt." Really ...
by DC_20833
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody Coming to Peru from the US?
Replies: 25
Views: 3789

Re: Anybody Coming to Peru from the US?

Hey let me check my private messages.

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