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by 69roadrunner
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A mess in San Miguel...
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: A mess in San Miguel...

Had the usual look at house prices in Lima again on adondevivir the other day. I check the prices out every now and again and I still don't understand how the housing prices are so high or how they can justify the prices. The market really is insane. That crash has to come soon like it did in Spain...
by 69roadrunner
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Expat/Us Citizen Abroad: Hiring
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Expat/Us Citizen Abroad: Hiring

How much will you pay? pay?
by 69roadrunner
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: How can I get my package?

Update on package containing CBD oil: IN SUMMARY, IF CUSTOMS IN PERU IS INVOLVED - FIND ANOTHER WAY TO GET WHAT YOU WANT. THEY ARE NOT CUSTOMER SERVICE ORIENTATED. THEY COULD CARE LESS IF YOU EVER RECEIVE YOUR PACKAGE. Customer service? Have you ever experienced positive customer service, in any go...
by 69roadrunner
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sports bars in Lima?
Replies: 20
Views: 8470

Re: Sports bars in Lima?

Wiracocha wrote:What about real football....Aussie Rules ? chuckle. :-)
Cheers,
W

Is that the game where the men wear shorts?
by 69roadrunner
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Transfering Money to Peru.
Replies: 7
Views: 340

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 fee...
by 69roadrunner
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Transfering Money to Peru.
Replies: 7
Views: 340

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 fee...
by 69roadrunner
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: How can I get my package?

Vitamins are legal in Peru too and I have had them confiscated by customs.
Just sayin'
by 69roadrunner
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US mailing address
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: US mailing address

Who knows what he wants but if an address is all he wants, all there is is a one time set up fee, no monthly charge. Free is always better.
by 69roadrunner
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US mailing address
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: US mailing address

Alpineprince wrote:https://www.sbimailservice.com/ I have used this in the past and recommend!

I like free of monthly charges, pay as you use.
https://www.shipito.com/en/shipito-pricing
by 69roadrunner
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PLASTIC BAGS ACTION
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: PLASTIC BAGS ACTION

G'day all, Monday week ago, my local Plaza Vea s/mkt began charging 10c for "bio-degradable"plastic carry-bags at the check-out. Their normal Plaza Vea bags had disappeared. I reckon that this is a good thing and a step in the right direction for the environment. However,I did not notice ...
by 69roadrunner
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How much money do you need to show for naturalization?
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: How much money do you need to show for naturalization?

rudder wrote:They want to know how much you earn? Well how much do they need me to earn?

Just a wild guess.....They don't need you to earn anything, they simply want to know how much you earn. Should be pretty clear don't you think?
by 69roadrunner
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 13
Views: 2218

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

G'day Rudder, I applied for a Rentista Visa & permanent resdidente. W This thread has gotten really confusing. Is it about getting a CE through marriage or how to get a Rentista Visa, 2 different animals, as the OP inquired? http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/viewtopic.php?f=1&p=157889#p1...
by 69roadrunner
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is it COLDER this year than normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: 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. Same as last year. https...
by 69roadrunner
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paradise Lost - PISSED OFF!
Replies: 16
Views: 548

Re: 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 expe...
by 69roadrunner
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorce for US Expats
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Divorce for US Expats

I have been seeing this question come up as a US Lawyer I thought I would answer it. In the U.S., marriage, and divorce are generally considered matters reserved to the states rather than to the federal government. There is no treaty between the United States and any country that pertains to the en...
by 69roadrunner
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol still needed for CE? And bank questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Interpol still needed for CE? And bank questions.

"My visit to Peru will be short, not more than 2 months so I was wondering if I could make the CE on time." Sorry for a dumb question...but given that you are only visiting for 2 months, why not just come in on a tourist visa for that time? It'll take longer than 2 months to get another C...
by 69roadrunner
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IHOP to Expand in South America for First Time
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: IHOP to Expand in South America for First Time

OMG!!!! You found Chili? You are a lucky man, I have been dieing for just a taste.
by 69roadrunner
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IHOP to Expand in South America for First Time
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: IHOP to Expand in South America for First Time

Well I hope they get it right. I remember a few years back a store front was advertising "Pancakes Coming" I waited and waited and they finally opened, to my chagrin they were frying up crepes not even syrup nor butter. I am not too sure Peruvians know what pancakes are, I taught my wife h...
by 69roadrunner
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems with UPS mail from US?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Problems with UPS mail from US?

@Beep Beep, I was talking about Serpost...NOT USPS. USPS gets things to here in 8-10 days...then it spends forever in the Serpost system...that was my point. It can be in the Serpost system that cards can/may disappear....sticky fingers and all that....not in the USPS side of things. May I quote so...
by 69roadrunner
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems with UPS mail from US?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Problems with UPS mail from US?

G'day Woody, Nothing new there,mate. Serpost should be named Snailpost!! I have had stuff arrive from USA to Serpost's system in 10-12 days...BUT, then it sits in their system for another 3-4 weeks. Buggered if I know what they do for all that time with normal letters & parcels. The only time t...
by 69roadrunner
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Los Olivos, Lima, Peru _English Speaker _Plaza de Pro
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Los Olivos, Lima, Peru _English Speaker _Plaza de Pro

Hello there I'm looking for an English speaker who lives in Los Olivos near to Plaza de Pro I'm hoping this person can do some very simple Spanish to English translations/conversations and can be available at short notice in the local area to help out. I'm willing to pay by the hour - there will be...
by 69roadrunner
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Milco the Mascot
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Milco the Mascot

But his head is similar to Bart. Besides, I'm not the only one who thinks he looks like Bart... "Milco parece Bart Simpson color puerta." https://www.forosperu.net/temas/que-opinan-de-milco-la-mascota-de-los-juegos-lima-2019.1337080/ LOL He does look like Bart. Let's hope the producers of...
by 69roadrunner
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: how to cash my Income Tax Check here in Peru??
Replies: 21
Views: 5507

Re: how to cash my Income Tax Check here in Peru??

How did the check get to Peru?
by 69roadrunner
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Firewood in Lima?
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Firewood in Lima?

Hi everyone When we arrived last year, our house had a supply of firewood and it was a very welcome thing to have when the weather got chilly. Now we're out and I was wondering if anyone here knew a good place in Lima that supplied firewood. I've done a google search and come up with this place Dis...
by 69roadrunner
Fri May 31, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..
Replies: 46
Views: 7471

Re: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..

I have been in Lima for 5 days now and I have experienced nothing but rudeness and lack of basic manners. Limeños appear distant, rude, impersonal, and insulting at times. I am Venezuelan but I am here as a tourist. I normally am very polite nice and proper towards people. I use polite words as dis...
by 69roadrunner
Sat May 25, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 1212

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

Formidable 1 wrote:Pigeon a la brasa...

https://honest-food.net/roast-pigeon-recipe/

Ok I'll take another chomp....Where do they cook with coal? What does "carob tree" refer to?
by 69roadrunner
Fri May 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 1212

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

I´ve seen these price for a roasted chicken in Plaza Vea here in Lima. Let's be honest, it is not the best Pollo a la brasa you can taste, because it is roasted in the same store with a hot air machine, it is not a real pollo a la brasa... Ok I will bite........what is real pollo a la brasa? Pigeons?
by 69roadrunner
Fri May 24, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Looking for a job!
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Looking for a job!

Hi everyone! I’m looking for a job, and was wondering if anyone knew of any vacancies in Lima. I speak English very well and Hebrew fluently, but unfortunately only beginner Spanish. I have some computer skills with no diploma such as project manager (1/2 year experience), marketing & adv (1 ye...
by 69roadrunner
Tue May 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reputable Agency for Nannies?
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Reputable Agency for Nannies?

I suppose so, but it's a bit of a stretch. The website is pretty solid, with tons of first hand references and related experiences and reviews. Here is a pretty solid website The biggest disadvantage to Workaway is you don’t always get what you signed up for. Profiles can be falsified or lacking, c...
by 69roadrunner
Tue May 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Reputable Agency for Nannies?
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Reputable Agency for Nannies?

Hi, It's tough to recommend an agency for nannies! The only time we used an agency (for a housekeeper, not a nanny) we discovered that she was not who she said she was, and was an unstable, possibly dangerous, person. The agency had done zero due dilligence. Most Peruvians use their networks of fri...
by 69roadrunner
Fri May 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Good Questions, 69road, Carapongo PTAR - Waste Water Treatment Plant - works just before the Rimac goes into the Ocean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoZLYoXq0wo The fish meal industry - harina de pescado - is based on Anchoveta and is caught far from Rimac at "high seas" and far from t...
by 69roadrunner
Fri May 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Better to eat wild caught fish vs fish from a fish farm. Farmed fish are often fed corn, soy, or other feedstuffs that contain little or no omega-3's. This unnatural, high-corn diet also means some farmed fish accumulate unhealthy levels of the wrong fatty acids. Further, farmed fish are routinely ...
by 69roadrunner
Thu May 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Arapaima - Paiche - Amazon Fish Protected in Peru

Better to eat wild caught fish vs fish from a fish farm. Farmed fish are often fed corn, soy, or other feedstuffs that contain little or no omega-3's. This unnatural, high-corn diet also means some farmed fish accumulate unhealthy levels of the wrong fatty acids. Further, farmed fish are routinely ...
by 69roadrunner
Wed May 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru? Why do you ask? I can't say that I have ever seen that question pop up before! Bc I have a friend who is trying to get his green card in the US and the lawyer is asking about this kind of things among another ones and I'm trying t...
by 69roadrunner
Tue May 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1516

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

69roadrunner wrote:You should be asking for ideas on how to get legal so you can legally work or start a business.

Oh, and he will be able to stay in the country forever to run it.....right.
by 69roadrunner
Tue May 14, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1516

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

You should be asking for ideas on how to get legal so you can legally work or start a business.
by 69roadrunner
Sat May 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 1516

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

Hey, thanks for the great comment! I am looking for a business oppertunities, therefore i dont really care where , only it will be in Lima. Perfer Miraflores. I dont have any problem of working in my business, if necessary. For your next question - i dont have any special skills, i worked in a digi...
by 69roadrunner
Sat May 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TUMS - where to find?
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: TUMS - where to find?

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

Bicarbonato de sodio. Find it in the cooking section.
by 69roadrunner
Thu May 09, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 1212

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

On the cooked chook theme here....in Feburary at my local Plaza vea (Los Olivos), because I spent a certain amount in my general shopping, the check-out sheila gave me a voucher to collect a cooked,hot chook from the hot food area for....wait for it....S/1.00 ...one Sole....couldn't resist telling ...
by 69roadrunner
Thu May 09, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 1212

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

On the cooked chook theme here....in Feburary at my local Plaza vea (Los Olivos), because I spent a certain amount in my general shopping, the check-out sheila gave me a voucher to collect a cooked,hot chook from the hot food area for....wait for it....S/1.00 ...one Sole....couldn't resist telling ...
by 69roadrunner
Sun May 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS

G'day all, Amoungst our expats, is there anyone who engages in the popular hobby of model railways ? If so, I have a few new items remaining from my own layout construction that I wish to sell off. My stuff is HO scale for a size reference.Rails/tracks,cork type trackbeds,turnout pads,etc etc.plus ...
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Waste treatment plant in Cusco
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: 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-inaugurates-a-treatment-plant-that-transforms-organic-matter-in-biofertilizer/ You asked in another thread "why is the water...
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hiring Local Labor
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Hiring Local Labor

Hola a todos, Also, if anyone has advice on where to find reliable workers, that would be helpful as well. If you already have a couple contacts in the area, they are your logical first step since the informal network is the way to go, especially in Provincias. Failing that, ask at the bodega, or a...
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hiring Local Labor
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Hiring Local Labor

Hola a todos, I'm looking to hire a couple of locals for some unskilled physical labor in Moquegua, and am wondering if anyone has an idea of what would be a reasonable rate? I'll be hiring them for a couple of months and most of the work will consist of some light digging and moving equipment. Als...
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE

Belay my request...I have found a way. Used the "record"function and then recorded another tune on the phone from the internet on my computer speakers, and then set it as my ring tone...mission accomplished. The tune??...Peruvian National anthem !! Gotta be different, eh? :-0 Cheers, W P....
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 1212

Re: 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! Are you sure they are "chicken...
by 69roadrunner
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Jesus Christ ate Cuy - Guinea Pig !
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Jesus Christ ate Cuy - Guinea Pig !

Cuy is the spanish word for Guinea Pig. According to this painting from 1748, Jesus Christ ate Cuy. The artist belonged to a group of painters in Cusco. They are the "Escuela de Pintura Cusqueña". It was done during the Colony https://bigbenantiguedades.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/la-ultima-...
by 69roadrunner
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE

G'day all, Could someone, with a Claro cell phone , please advise me how to change the incoming call ring tone ? Well, IF it's possible, that is. :-) My cell phone is NOT a Smart nor I phone...just a cell phone. The standard ring tone is the same as heaps of other people and I never quite know if i...
by 69roadrunner
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

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. I am not really sure what your thinking is behind that statement. The quality of life in a city is more about personal behaviour and economics than religion. Boy, I'd rather ...
by 69roadrunner
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

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. I am not really sure what your thinking is behind that statement. The quality of life in a city is more about personal behaviour and economics than religion. Boy, I'd rather ...

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