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by woodchuck
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:25 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?

Tarapoto is extremely hot in the summer & has lots & lots of moto-taxis.
I wasn't there long enough to really experience the city - sorry.
by woodchuck
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sending expensive cell regeneration meds from US.
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Sending expensive cell regeneration meds from US.

I understand why Alan made such a statement. I have been in many small communities of Peru & the doctors are not current on the new medical trends. I would like to try these new meds, but do not want the hassle of having them delivered to Peru. Anyone coming to Peru that could bring the meds wit...
by woodchuck
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sending expensive cell regeneration meds from US.
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Sending expensive cell regeneration meds from US.

Alan, thanks for the info.
A person having the meds in their luggage wouldn't have these issues?
Is Peru more restrictive than other S. American countries in this regard?
What is the maximum value before duties/taxes are assessed (used to be $100)?
Thanks again.
by woodchuck
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sending expensive cell regeneration meds from US.
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Sending expensive cell regeneration meds from US.

My daughter is a doctor in the US & she is testing new cell regeneration meds.
The one product I like is expensive, $200 for a 30 day supply.
Will I have problems having the product shipped to Huaral (import duties, taxes, pick-up issues)?
To your good health...
by woodchuck
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living index by countries
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Cost of living index by countries

How does a person become nationalized?
Are there other benefits?
Thanks.
by woodchuck
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living index by countries
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Cost of living index by countries

Peru costs are very reasonable compared to other S. American countries.

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/r ... ountry.jsp
by woodchuck
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:44 am
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.
by woodchuck
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apartment prices in Latin America
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Apartment prices in Latin America

https://espanol.yahoo.com/finanzas/noti ... 24920.html

Many feel there is a real estate bubble, but I don't see it in the prices in Peru.
by woodchuck
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems with UPS mail from US?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Problems with UPS mail from US?

I am having quite a problem with UPS. My bank sent me a new card as the former expired; I have been waiting 21 days to receive same. Several years ago the new card was sent DHL & I received it in 5 days. I have been notified my card is in the Lima processing center. Why such a hassle to deliver ...
by woodchuck
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: University Jobs...
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: University Jobs...

Good info Alan.
Keep up the great work!
by woodchuck
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is CBD Oil legal in Peru?
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Is CBD Oil legal in Peru?

I have searched & searched for CBD oil here in Huaral. Has anyone found it at any of the numerous pharms in the Lima area? In Huaral, we only have the major players - Inka, Mifarma, etc. My friend in the US can get it in the mail. With nosey customs in Peru, I have serious doubts I would receive...
by woodchuck
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Buying a golf cart (split from: Peruvian Golf Courses)
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Peruvian Golf Courses

I am not a golfer as I have a football injury to both of my shoulders.
I am looking for a golf cart to get around the huge development where we have 2 cottages in Huaral.
Also to go into Huaral (12 miles away) for my wife who doesn't master stick shift.
by woodchuck
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Buying a golf cart (split from: Peruvian Golf Courses)
Replies: 5
Views: 166

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

Nice article, thanks.
I am looking to purchase a used golf cart in any condition to use in Huaral.
Thanks for your help.
by woodchuck
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relaunch of Expatperu.com
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Relaunch of Expatperu.com

The new format is - AMAZING!
by woodchuck
Mon May 27, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is CBD Oil legal in Peru?
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Is CBD Oil legal in Peru?

Thanks for the info.
I would hope the big pharma companies start producing CBD oil for Peru.
In the US, you generally need a doctors prescription to use.
Worldwide, CBD oil is showing fantastic results in certain areas of medicine.
by woodchuck
Sun May 26, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and the River that is really boiling
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Peru and the River that is really boiling

This boiling river could be used to heat buildings in the colder evenings.
Some enterprising people will come up with other uses which will help the poor areas of Peru.
by woodchuck
Sun May 26, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Looking for a job!
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Looking for a job!

IMO, it is extremely difficult for many qualified persons to secure quality work in Peru.
This is a waste of their talents & Peru as a whole is the - loser.
Lessen or abolish all the technicalities & allow a "free market" system to be implemented.
Best wishes.
by woodchuck
Sun May 26, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is CBD Oil legal in Peru?
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Is CBD Oil legal in Peru?

Yes, thanks.
But is it available & legal in Peru?
by woodchuck
Sat May 25, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is CBD Oil legal in Peru?
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Is CBD Oil legal in Peru?

CBD Oil is oil derived from cannabis.
Many health benefits in the areas of pain management & anxiety have been scientifically proven.
Is this CBD Oil legal to purchase or have delivered to Peru?
Best wishes for GOOD HEALTH.
by woodchuck
Fri May 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TUMS - where to find?
Replies: 4
Views: 254

TUMS - where to find?

What Peruvian pharmacies carry an antacid product similar to TUMS?
Thanks.
by woodchuck
Fri May 10, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Multi-vitamins
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Multi-vitamins

Any suggestions on where to purchase good quality multi-vitamins in Peru?
The store & price for how many would be appreciated.
Do the vitamins include magnesium & zinc?
Best health to everyone.
by woodchuck
Fri May 10, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 818

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

Let's get this post back on track - please.
by woodchuck
Wed May 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 818

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

Trains will certainly open up these areas to more opportunities.
Thanks for the video.
by woodchuck
Mon May 06, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 818

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

It is a CHICKEN, the same size as those in most other supermarkets (like Plaza Vea). If you want the fries & bottle of soda, the price is s/. 14.90. Huaral is perfect for us as we can be in Lima within 2 hours if we leave before the traffic is an issue. I am glad I enjoy chicken cause we eat a l...
by woodchuck
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Most livable cities in the world

I personally know a bunch of former London residents that have come to Peru due to the Muslim influences.
The sharia law situation would personally bother me also.
It would be great if all nationalities could exist together, but some are too violent for the average person.
by woodchuck
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Waste treatment plant in Cusco
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Waste treatment plant in Cusco

This is a good article as waste is a common problem in Peru.
Are there other treatment plants up & running or anticipated in Peru?

https://www.livinginperu.com/cusco-inau ... ertilizer/
by woodchuck
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 818

Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

Here in Huaral, Plaza Vea has had whole rotisserie chicken for 9.90 soles for the last 4 weeks!
This seems like a fantastic price; what is the price elsewhere in Peru?
There are a lot of chicken operations in the Huaral area, so this may make a difference.
Enjoy!
by woodchuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Underwater restaurant in Lima?
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: Underwater restaurant in Lima?

Good info!
What causes the water to be so murky?
Thanks.
by woodchuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lawyer needed
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Lawyer needed

When traveling & a passport is needed, make sure the expiration date is MORE than 6 months valid upon entry. The airlines are supposed to check this & there are significant sines to the airline if there is a problem; plus you will be forbidden to enter the country & the airline is requir...
by woodchuck
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The HANGOVER in Latin America
Replies: 1
Views: 348

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: 312

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: 302

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: 349

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: Expat Information
Topic: S
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Seeking extremely low-budget accomodations

Excellent reply.
Best wishes.
by woodchuck
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: S
Replies: 3
Views: 477

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: Expat Information
Topic: Underwater restaurant in Lima?
Replies: 10
Views: 744

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: 1362

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: Expat Information
Topic: US Native English Teacher - GMAT, IELTS, GRE, TOEFL, SAT (Lima Peru)
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

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: Expat Information
Topic: Underwater restaurant in Lima?
Replies: 10
Views: 744

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: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 866

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: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 866

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: Expat Information
Topic: I am looking for 2-3 more people in my auto trip to Huancaya
Replies: 3
Views: 470

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: 1786

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: 1786

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: Expat Conversations
Topic: Italian restaurants
Replies: 5
Views: 3800

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: 603

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: 114
Views: 18395

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: 2153

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: 1786

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: 1786

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.

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