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by woodchuck
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 13
Views: 238

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: 339

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: 268

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: 13
Views: 238

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: 256

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: 13
Views: 238

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: 43

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: 13
Views: 238

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: 13
Views: 238

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: 222

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: 547

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: 547

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: 222

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: 161

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: 547

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: 547

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: 170

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: 183

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: 165

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: 15
Views: 2272

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: 219

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: 219

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: 219

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: 231

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: 231

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: 516

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: 382

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: 338

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: 433

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: 631

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: 344

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: 344

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: 708

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: 631

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: 396

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: 668

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: 631

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: 631

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: 438

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: 528

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: 1208

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: 1208

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: 1208

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: 1130

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: 420

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: 1208

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: 979

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: 493

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: 450

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...

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