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by woodchuck
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Peru News and Views
Topic: The HANGOVER in Latin America
Replies: 1
Views: 82

The HANGOVER in Latin America

https://www.americasquarterly.org/content/latin-americas-decade-long-hangover?utm_source=AQ%27s+Week+in+Review&utm_campaign=3c0b0c30dd-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_15_01_52_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6a33e16b5d-3c0b0c30dd-26093309 Peru has seemed to weather the storm better than our n...
by woodchuck
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health Insurance?
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Health Insurance?

Living in Huaral, what would be a good health insurance provider?
Scotia bank wants us to take a policy where the doctor/nurse comes to our home for about $6 a month for both of us.
Any comments about this policy, especially anyone who has this policy.
Thanks.
by woodchuck
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pension options - Peru or US?
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Pension options - Peru or US?

My Peruvian wife needs to start a pension as she was scammed out of her retirement money a while ago. Is she better off to use a retirement option from the US or set up a Peruvian pension? What scares me about a Peruvian pension is the previous hyperinflation that wiped out people's savings. Any com...
by woodchuck
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Communes in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Communes in Peru?

Does Peru have a history with communes/communal living?
If so, are the communes still functioning or what happened?
Do you know anyone who lived/lives in a commune in Peru?
Thanks in advance for your help.
by woodchuck
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: S
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Seeking extremely low-budget accomodations

Excellent reply.
Best wishes.
by woodchuck
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: S
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Seeking extremely low-budget accomodations

Even is the place was crawling with rats, I doubt 3 soles was the going rate. The woman may have had to provide "other services" to get a good rate, but I doubt it was 3 soles. I have traveled to many smaller areas in Peru & never paid less than 10 soles, but this came with bed bugs &a...
by woodchuck
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: Underwater restaurant in Lima?
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Underwater restaurant in Lima?

Everyone has their own personal preferences.
With the super competitiveness of restaurants, an underwater place would have a tremendous advantage plus the option of lodging makes this a possible good investment.
by woodchuck
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 717

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

I am glad to see that at least one Peruvian bank is not taking advantage of expats.
With all those extra soles, will you be buying breakfast soon?
by woodchuck
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Services in Lima
Topic: US Native English Teacher - GMAT, IELTS, GRE, TOEFL, SAT (Lima Peru)
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Re: US Native English Teacher - GMAT, IELTS, GRE, TOEFL, SAT (Lima Peru)

I can provide a reference for George Roman, he is excellent as a translator, tutor & mentor.
If you need any more info, please feel free to PM me.
Have a great day...
by woodchuck
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: Underwater restaurant in Lima?
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Underwater restaurant in Lima?

Do you think Lima will ever have an underwater restaurant? Certainly, a creative option to consider for investors, especially when lodging is an option to generate more income. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norway-restaurant-underwater/going-under-europes-first-underwater-restaurant-opens-in-no...
by woodchuck
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Most livable cities in the world

Any list regarding anything is ripe for interpretation.
I was shocked by London especially with the recent Muslim influence.
by woodchuck
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Most livable cities in the world

Just stumbled upon this info & thought I would share with other expats.
I am perfectly happy living in Huaral, Peru; but if I was to do some traveling - these cities would appeal to me.
Enjoy your day.

http://news.trust.org/item/20190312234913-0wgcx
by woodchuck
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Peru Travel Forum
Topic: I am looking for 2-3 more people in my auto trip to Huancaya
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: I am looking for 2-3 more people in my auto trip to Huancaya

Thanks for offering others the opportunity to visit this beautiful area.
by woodchuck
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No one seems to know?
Replies: 18
Views: 1148

Re: No one seems to know?

I use the word "customer" when I should probably say "consumer". The attitude of the US Embassy is what concerns me; they could care less about this issue that could affect every expat in some way. The Embassy has an abundance of staff & could easily designate at least one to...
by woodchuck
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No one seems to know?
Replies: 18
Views: 1148

Re: No one seems to know?

Jimmy as you may have realized by now, customer service is a major issue in all of Peru. It would appear you do have to come to Lima, but the process is very simple if you don't have to pay a FINE! For those interested, here is the latest response I have had from Migraciones (a great example of poor...
by woodchuck
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Peruvian Cuisine
Topic: Italian restaurants
Replies: 5
Views: 3538

Re: Italian restaurants

I appreciate your restaurant reviews Alan.
Can't wait to see what comes next - previously Mexican restaurant review.
Keep up the great work!
by woodchuck
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do I call/text a friend in Lima...
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: How do I call/text a friend in Lima...

When you are trying to contact someone important in your life, worrying about what these two guys posted is not an issue.
These type of posts waste everyone's time & don't add "value" to expatperu.
I am thrilled the two parties have reconnected thanks to Alan.
by woodchuck
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru helping to Venezuela
Replies: 113
Views: 16253

Re: Peru helping to Venezuela

Thanks Windy for the info.
Best wishes.
by woodchuck
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Part-time teaching job at elementary school
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

Re: Part-time teaching job at elementary school

This seems like a good opportunity, especially with the taxi service provided.
I am glad the post specifies the compensation as often this is missing.
by woodchuck
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No one seems to know?
Replies: 18
Views: 1148

Re: No one seems to know?

NO! When I picked up my renewal passport, the US Embassy did not advise me of having to register my new # with Migraciones or I would be subject to a MONTHLY FINE. When I notified them of this they told me basically "We are not responsible for advising/interpreting Peruvian law...". I hope...
by woodchuck
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No one seems to know?
Replies: 18
Views: 1148

Re: No one seems to know?

Just trying to be a good expat & share my experiences with others.
I feel the fine is quite excessive versus the minimal cost to comply with the law.
Just another "money grab" by a government that has all the power to do so.
by woodchuck
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No one seems to know?
Replies: 18
Views: 1148

Re: No one seems to know?

I have continued to try to find answers to my post & I believe I have succeeded. Immigration law was changed in March 2017 by Legislative Decree No. 1350. This turned into Supreme Decree No. 007-2017-IN *Rules of Procedure". From the Migraciones web site discussing fines: 3. Not updating yo...
by woodchuck
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer tax for renewal passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Transfer tax for renewal passport?

I have continued to try to find answers to my post & I believe I have succeeded. Immigration law was changed in March 2017 by Legislative Decree No. 1350. This turned into Supreme Decree No. 007-2017-IN *Rules of Procedure". From the Migraciones web site discussing fines: 3. Not updating yo...
by woodchuck
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No one seems to know?
Replies: 18
Views: 1148

No one seems to know?

Recently in "expat information" I posted a question about my renewal US passport. I went to Migraciones to update my new address on my CE & was informed I had to pay a FINE for apparently not registering my new passport # (the agent called it a "tax"). The fee to register a n...
by woodchuck
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer tax for renewal passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Transfer tax for renewal passport?

I agree Alan; I am surprised no one has offered any more information.
I apologize as I am still confused about what transpired.
Thanks for your help.
by woodchuck
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best VPNs for Peru?
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: Best VPNs for Peru?

NO
by woodchuck
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Brand Ambassador
Replies: 15
Views: 649

Re: Brand Ambassador

YES, the recruitment aspect is troubling.
Has anyone checked out this offer?
by woodchuck
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer tax for renewal passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 795

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 sh...
by woodchuck
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer tax for renewal passport?
Replies: 16
Views: 795

Re: Transfer tax for renewal passport?

All that was mentioned was a "transfer tax", sorry.
As you can see, my renewal passport was stamped.
Maybe this is a new tax on expats?
Thanks for your help.
by woodchuck
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Valentine's Day
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Valentine's Day

An article from a US newspaper:

https://www.pennlive.com/life/2018/02/w ... s_day.html

Enjoy...

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