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by woodchuck
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Courier Service?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Courier Service?

Many readers may be aware of all the problems I have had importing CBD oil for personal use. If you are not already aware, Customs is NOT consumer friendly & they list an apparent non-staffed phone # on their forms (the phone rings, but is never answered nor is there an option to leave a message...
by woodchuck
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status

This was an expensive learned when I had a new passport issued. The US embassy never informed me of this law & I had no reason to believe otherwise. When I moved to Huaral, I owed a significant fine at Migrations. With all the people employed in the embassy passport department, someone should be...
by woodchuck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: How can I get my package?

Thanks for all the help everyone.
I didn't get anything (not even the TUMS); I refuse to be treated like a "piece of crap".
I will find some other way to get my CBD oils & not have to kiss anyone's A**.
When will Peru enter the 21st century & allow the new innovations in medicine?
by woodchuck
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Expat relocation

woodchuck wrote: My friend can not afford the real estate prices in Cieneguilla plus I have been told there are issues with water (having to be delivered by tanker truck) vs. natural groundwater/wells. As I have friends in VMT, it would be worth exploring the neighboring towns & then coming back...
by woodchuck
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Expat relocation

My friend can not afford the real estate prices in Cieneguilla plus I have been told there are issues with water (having to be delivered by tanker truck) vs. natural groundwater/wells. As I have friends in VMT, it would be worth exploring the neighboring towns & then coming back thru the mountai...
by woodchuck
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: How can I get my package?

They were all established/professional doctors. I didn't want to insult them with the offer of a "propina" (a monetary tip). I have already suffered a lot due to customs & costs to ship to Peru; I am cutting my losses. It appears Peru is making it as difficult as possible for expats to...
by woodchuck
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: How can I get my package?

Update: I have gone to several Peruvian doctors & all refuse to sign any paperwork (including writing a prescription) to pick up my CBD package. This makes no sense as CBD oil is legal in Peru. I am hoping t find a specialty vitamin shop at a mall & purchase the CBD oil there. If anyone know...
by woodchuck
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Expat relocation

I have a newly-retired friend in the US that will be relocating to Peru. He is seeking a location that offers: 1. Sunny/warm weather year-round. 2. Within 2 hours of Lima. 3. Reasonable house/land prices. Any help will be greatly appreciated (realtors welcome to reply). Thank you windsport for your ...
by woodchuck
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Expat relocation

Thanks for your suggestions.
I will do some research online to get a better idea of these locations.
by woodchuck
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Expat relocation

I have a newly-retired friend in the US that will be relocating to Peru.
He is seeking a location that offers:
1. Sunny/warm weather year-round.
2. Within 2 hours of Lima.
3. Reasonable house/land prices.
Any help will be greatly appreciated (realtors welcome to reply).
by woodchuck
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: How can I get my package?

Update on package containing CBD oil: 1. Finally received mail from customs telling why they are holding my package. 2. Finally had a phone #, but no one answers from 11 am to 3:15 pm (must be taking a long lunch). 3. From the internet find that there could be substantial fees if package is not pick...
by woodchuck
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Transfering Money to Peru.
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Transfering Money to Peru.

Are there any options for transferring more than $1,000,000 USD to Peru? I understand transferring "bank to bank" using a SWIFT code will work but: 1. Will this trigger the Peruvian government getting involved in your finances? 2. Will you be required to file yearly reports (& pay fees...
by woodchuck
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")
Replies: 28
Views: 371

Re: Coffee in Peru (Split from "Dairy in Arequipa")

I remember 4-5 years ago TUNKI coffee was winning global awards.
Where can Tunki coffee be purchased?
by woodchuck
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: How can I get my package?

This is a "trial run" of a small amount of CBD oil.
Maybe CBD oil will not offer me the benefits for my personal situation.
I doubt the feds would get involved for a 10 day supply of a total of 30 grams.
I am still confused why no Peruvian pharmacies carry legal CBD oil???
by woodchuck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Diet Coke
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Diet Coke

Anyone consuming diet soda (of any brand) is taking a health risk.
These comments are backed by many unbiased articles online.
Rather than list any here, do your own research with the web sites you prefer.
Sorry to be the provider of bad news...
by woodchuck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: How can I get my package?

I would love to purchase CBD oil in Peru to avoid the extreme cost & aggravation of having it mailed to Peru.
I have previously posted in expatperu seeking to purchase CBD oil in Peru & had no options suggested.
If anyone has any suggestions, please advise.
by woodchuck
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Hiking near Arequipa
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Hiking near Arequipa

Let me ask my friend's wife who was born & raised in Arequipa.
Best wishes.
by woodchuck
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: How can I get my package?

It would appear that USPS - EXPRESS is quicker than USPS - PRIORITY? I was told the opposite by USPS supervisor. Does anyone really understand how to get US packages quickly to expats in Peru? Do expats in other S. American countries experience such delays? Would a private courier service speed up t...
by woodchuck
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 25
Views: 481

How can I get my package?

A friend from the US sent me a package using USPS of CBD oil (legal in Peru) & TUMS (not available in Peru). Customs now has the package (see below), but they provide no info (or phone #) how to pick up the package. Hoping someone can provide advice on how to proceed; what is "LIMA COLIS&qu...
by woodchuck
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is it COLDER this year than normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Is it COLDER this year than normal?

I guess this is a "getting older" issue.
Thanks.
by woodchuck
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!
Replies: 16
Views: 681

Re: Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!

Yes, sorry.
I loved that VW camper van.
My son when he was in high school painted it in hippie colors.
His then gf made hippie-style curtains.
It would be worth a small fortune now if I had been able to keep it.
I was never a hippie nor ever will be.
by woodchuck
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!
Replies: 16
Views: 681

Re: Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!

Great Song - thanks.
Enjoyed the VW vans; I had a 69 VW camper van that was painted with hippie colors & curtains.
by woodchuck
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is it COLDER this year than normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Is it COLDER this year than normal?

It seems this year it is colder as compared to other years.
I have been in Peru for almost 8 years & it feels colder (in Lima department) than in previous years.
Are there any reasons for this or am I just getting older & minding the cold more?
Thanks for your help.
by woodchuck
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Where to purchase old Peruvian currency?
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Where to purchase old Peruvian currency?

I enjoy collecting old Peruvian currency & looking for new places to purchase same. Enclosed are 2 unique examples from my limited collection: 1879 is unique as it lists the denominations in Roman Numerals (II) along with the traditional numbers (2). The 5,000,000 Inti is unique as this was duri...
by woodchuck
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!
Replies: 16
Views: 681

Re: Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!

To answer your questions: * I never said we don't have access to the pool. * The pool is shared by the 16 owners of the cottages (we own 2 cottages) * We have already been forced to pay for a new pump (not cheap) or not have use of the pool * Intimidation can take many subtle forms (multi-millionair...
by woodchuck
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!
Replies: 16
Views: 681

Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!

My wife & I thought we had the perfect situation - Paradise. We purchased 2 cottages in Huaral; one to live in & one to rent. Everything was fine until the owner sold the last of the 16 cottages with a private pool & bar-b-que area. He now is forcing all the owners to take over the expen...
by woodchuck
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone recently ship household goods to Peru?
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Anyone recently ship household goods to Peru?

Just be prepared for unexpected PROBLEMS!
Very few endeavors in Peru seems to go smoothly or at the expected cost.
Best wishes.
by woodchuck
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Where can I buy cheap suitcases in Lima?
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Where can I buy cheap suitcases in Lima?

We just donated 3 suitcases to the Catholic church in VMT.
We would have gladly sold for 10 soles each or 3 for 25 soles.
They were leather & very strong, but we had no room to store them.
Best wishes in your return to the US.
by woodchuck
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Campo/land
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Campo/land

My wife & I are seeking a significant amount of land within 1 hour of Huaral.
We are using a real estate agent in Huaral, but exploring all our options.
A budget of $400,000 and up; will consider 50% ownership share (for the right situation).
All documents must be in order.
by woodchuck
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 2527

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: 272

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: 272

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: 272

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: 297

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: 297

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: 607

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: 430

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: 400

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: 595

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: 952

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: 404

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: 404

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: 11
Views: 828

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: 952

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: 440

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: 764

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: 952

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: 952

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: 6
Views: 508

TUMS - where to find?

What Peruvian pharmacies carry an antacid product similar to TUMS?
Thanks.

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