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by Wiracocha
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: A smile for tough times
Replies: 1
Views: 35

A smile for tough times

Hola todos, "Aussie Humour at its best!" The Australian Tax Office actually commented on this one. The importance of accuracy in your tax return. The ATO has returned the Tax Return to a man in Townsville after he apparently answered one of the questions. In response to the question, "...
by Wiracocha
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: TV news readers here
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: TV news readers here

Thank you jumpinjack....I was guessing that but was not sure.
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: TV news readers here
Replies: 2
Views: 54

TV news readers here

G'day all,
A small something that I have been curious about for a while here....the TV news readers have on their desk a small,black device ,with a round knob, that they twiddle with often.
What is that for ? Anyone know ?
Wiracocha.
(Aussie in Peru)
by Wiracocha
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 32
Views: 581

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

Ummm. well, if I put 2.8 x 2.8 in the calculator and continue mulilpying by that factor five times, the answer appears. Don't understand your comment Beep Beep. Either which way, it's exponential. I am not personally saying there is a vaccine cure...but I did read the following from the Internet. &q...
by Wiracocha
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 32
Views: 581

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

Well I said "kinda like" for starters. That was only my opinion after what I observe happenings in Italy and other places. But using Alan's reported figures/stats...2.8 x 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.8 = 481 Secondly, "prevention is better than cure" expression....if there is not any cure...
by Wiracocha
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 32
Views: 581

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

@ Beep beep. It's kinda like [/size] squaring numbers. eg. 2 x 2=4, 4 x 4=16 ,16 x 16=256 etc etc. None of us can have the attitude that "it won't happen to me". To use a very old adage from my mum, a nurse..."prevention is better than cure". Stay at home Beep Beep and leave the ...
by Wiracocha
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: SERPOST
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: SERPOST

Thanks Windy. Whoops, I think that I know why I put it in Spanish here...I had posted it on Facebook in Spanish and just copied & pasted here without thinking. So, it wasn't the bat-soup virus !! :-)
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: SERPOST
Replies: 3
Views: 106

SERPOST

Hola a todos, ¿alguien puede avisarme si Serpost continúa funcionando durante este período de cuarentena actual para las entregas de correo? Gracias de antemano, Peter.
by Wiracocha
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: BAT SOUP VIRUS HERE IN PERU
Replies: 2
Views: 103

BAT SOUP VIRUS HERE IN PERU

G'day all, I was at the local supermarket this morning(Los Olivos) and the lines were long, with crowded people and full to overflowing shopping carts ... it seems like the bat soup virus is already scaring people into "panic buying" ... at just 42 cases of the lovely Chinese viruses repor...
by Wiracocha
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BAT SOUP VIRUS HERE IN PERU
Replies: 0
Views: 49

BAT SOUP VIRUS HERE IN PERU

G'day all, I was at the local supermarket this morning(Los Olivos) and the lines were long, with crowded people and full to overflowing shopping carts ... it seems like the bat soup virus is already scaring people into "panic buying" ... at just 42 cases of the lovely Chinese viruses repor...
by Wiracocha
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to move to Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 381

Re: How to move to Peru?

Lime, You are not permitted to work on a tourist visa.Any employer would ask for your ID...CE or DNI, so don't get your hopes up about that. Yes, you could over stay and pay the multa at the airport when you leave....but I don't think that you can re-enter for another 12 months, and even that could ...
by Wiracocha
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The price of beer?
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: The price of beer?

Well Alan,
As we used to say back in Oz, "all beer is good, it's just that some taste better than others". But it's gotta be at 3 or 4 C....not like the Poms and Kiwis who have many types of beer at room temperature !! :-0
Cheers,
Aussie W.
by Wiracocha
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

I really don't see the point in going for a driver's licence here...no-one drives like they have one, or knowledge of road rules....it's Raferty's Rules in Lima....go where you like when you like, and bugger everyone else !! I have been driving cars for more than 50 years, and could not even dream o...
by Wiracocha
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Westerner style Christmas fruit cakes
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Westerner style Christmas fruit cakes

Hi all,

Can someone advise me IF there is anywhere in Lima that English/European/Westerner style Christmas fruit cakes are imported/made/sold, please? Or even a "traditional"plum pudding ?
I am not a panetone cake fan and crave these items for Christmas...if possible.

Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The price of beer?
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: The price of beer?

G'day Woody, While I can't comment on the prices of cases of beer, I can comment on individual bottle prices. I buy my favourite Cusquena Negra & Trigo 620ml bottles from the local bodega. It is now S/6 per bottle, when I exchange the empties for the new. That to me is dirt cheap at US$1.80 per ...
by Wiracocha
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: TO EACH ,HIS OWN
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: TO EACH ,HIS OWN

Slippinjimmy.... well , I suppose one can't knock in a 6"nail witrh a tack hammer...ha ha.
W
by Wiracocha
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: TO EACH ,HIS OWN
Replies: 4
Views: 335

TO EACH ,HIS OWN

G'day all, Here's a topic that may rock a few boats....but anyway, where angles fear to tread !! I have noticed in my 2 years + here in Lima, that there seems to be a distinct preference ( or fettish) by men for women with large arses. Why is that ? Is it a traditional thing?... or just a surrender ...
by Wiracocha
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: sending gifts to Peru from the US
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: sending gifts to Peru from the US

To "sailor", Postage times from the US to Lima may only take 8-10 days to arrive in Lima....BUT, then through Customs and Snailmail-Serpost, can add another 2-3 weeks before actual deivery, or availability to collect from Serpost,IF the parcel is deemed to large for the postie to take on h...
by Wiracocha
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sports bars in Lima?
Replies: 20
Views: 9474

Re: Sports bars in Lima?

Yes, Beep Beep, Shorts but no body padding nor metal helmets like Yankee gridiron etc. All are sports are good though.

However,since I have come to reside in Peru now (for more than 2 years)
, I have grown to like soccer also. (futbol)

Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sports bars in Lima?
Replies: 20
Views: 9474

Re: Sports bars in Lima?

What about real football....Aussie Rules ? chuckle. :-)
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I want to marry my Peruvian gf and have her live with me in the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: I want to marry my Peruvian gf and have her live with me in the UK

G'day Andrew, It seems to me the logical thing to do could be that you should get married soon and then for her to apply to the British Embassy for a "spouse visa"to go over to live with you in the UK. That could take some time, if it's anything like it was for my Peruvian wife in 2006 thr...
by Wiracocha
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PLASTIC BAGS ACTION
Replies: 6
Views: 478

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 a...
by Wiracocha
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 14
Views: 2843

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

G'day Rudder,

I applied for a Rentista Visa & permanent resdidente.

W
by Wiracocha
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 14
Views: 2843

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

G'day Esteban, The only reason I used a lawyer(the son of a friend of one of my in-laws here) was because Migraciones stuffed me about on my first submission last year(see my earlier posts in mid last year)),so to assist me to be more certain this time on my second attempt, I used the lawyer to over...
by Wiracocha
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 14
Views: 2843

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

G'day Rudder, I don't have a template as such, but here is the link, to get the required form for submission to Migraciones, for what my lawyer & I did...but remember my original comment..."especially IF they write "30 days"on your application receipt document" of your CE app...
by Wiracocha
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is it COLDER this year than normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Is it COLDER this year than normal?

G'day Woody, Yes, in my opinion it is colder this year....but not sure why that is...maybe something to do with ocean currents temperatures near out coast?? We also live in Lima (Los Olivos) for 2 years now and we have noticed that it is a couple of degrees lower than 2018, coupled with misty rain a...
by Wiracocha
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol still needed for CE? And bank questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 736

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 CE...
by Wiracocha
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Vegan Meetup?
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Vegan Meetup?

69roadrunner wrote:Sounds great!! Don't know of any such restaurants but put me on the list.
Cheers g,day


Yeah, I can just imagine Beep Beep going...probably turn up wearing a "Feed the Man Meat" T-shirt !! :-)

My turn !!
W
by Wiracocha
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems with UPS mail from US?
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Problems with UPS mail from US?

As one of many examples of my experiences with receiving stuff from the USA (EBay) via USPS. Product arrived to Serpost on May 10(within 10 days of exiting USA very good!!)...BUT still not delivered by Serpost. With most of my EBay purchases ,via USPS ,the product arrive into Peru within 10 days(ver...
by Wiracocha
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems with UPS mail from US?
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Problems with UPS mail from US?

@Beep Beep,
Point taken...it was what I was told by my Peruvian in-laws.
No, I have never had a card sent, so haven't had one nicked....but, nonetheless, I would be cautious myself about that situation.
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems with UPS mail from US?
Replies: 7
Views: 675

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 som...
by Wiracocha
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Problems with UPS mail from US?
Replies: 7
Views: 675

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 th...
by Wiracocha
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY

Thank you Windy.

Sounds good.

Oh,there is a principal Serpost complex a few minutes from me in Los Olivos...so no worries.

Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY
Replies: 4
Views: 564

SERPOST & CUSTOMS AGENCY

G'day all, Could someone with the experience please advise me about sending mail type parcel/box to overseas. In so far as, I know that the Serpost office inspects all mail...envelopes or boxes, before they accept them for posting... but my query is :- after that Serpost check,do then Customs also o...
by Wiracocha
Mon May 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 14
Views: 2843

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

Hello, Did you get an answer to your questions. I am looking to get the rentista visa, and would like to find a lawyer (good but inexpensive) to help me with the process. Do you have any experience with this? Thank you. G'day Donadpree, Below is a copy of one of my earlier postings about protracted...
by Wiracocha
Mon May 20, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria
Replies: 14
Views: 2843

Re: Help with Carnet de Extranjeria

Hi How long should it take to get the actual card after your residency application has been approved? My application was approved after 3 months of processing. I registered for the carnet and got the pick up date. When I went to the Migraciones my CE wasn't there and I was told it hasn't been print...
by Wiracocha
Thu May 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 2064

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

"Yarr! ye don't seem to be from my parts. T'is thee sound a 69 Road Runner makes. Yer ignorance is fergiven." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX56azPYytI[/quote] My comment was aimed at Formidable's use of the word "dag"....nothing else.It's a rather common word in the Kiwi idiom...
by Wiracocha
Thu May 09, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 2064

Re: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles

[
W[/quote]
No quarter! Blimey ye impressed me.
Sha Na Na[/quote]

He's a bit of a dag, mate!

Cheers![/quote]

Yes, he is.Kiwi !! :-)
by Wiracocha
Wed May 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Whole rotisserie chicken - 9.90 soles
Replies: 26
Views: 2064

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 y...
by Wiracocha
Sun May 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS

You gotta caboose? No, sorry mate. Apart from the loco:- all new: Peco 36"lengths of HO code 100 flex track,(8) Midwest 36"track beds, (4) Midwest turnout pads,( 2 pair,one each of LH & RH) Woodlands Scenic packs of railway figures..engineers,track workers etc Rustyrail track paint pe...
by Wiracocha
Sun May 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS

12 volt DC for the loco.
by Wiracocha
Sun May 05, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MODEL RAILWAY ITEMS
Replies: 4
Views: 814

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 a...
by Wiracocha
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE
Replies: 5
Views: 656

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.S...
by Wiracocha
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: RING TONE ON CLARO CELL PHONE
Replies: 5
Views: 656

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 it...
by Wiracocha
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Communes in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: Communes in Peru?

Woody,
I think there is still a German commune a little out of Lamas.( In the north)
I would also imagine that there could be in Oxapampa...but not sure.
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: New port in Chancay

Hello Alan, "On the other hand, Venezuela down the road has sold their soul to the Chinese and Russian governments, and that's going to be a tricky bargain for them to manage in the future." Exactly my concern for Peru in the long term. It all sounds really beaut on the surface and could d...
by Wiracocha
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New port in Chancay
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: New port in Chancay

G'day all, I am curious to know whose money is financing all this ? Can any informed person enlighten me,please? ( and I don't mean Beep Beep) Why do I have the suspicion that it is Chinese money, as the financier is not disclosed here. IF it's a loan from China to Peru, then this could eventuate in...
by Wiracocha
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting Peruvian Residency For my 18 Years old Daughter
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Getting Peruvian Residency For my 18 Years old Daughter

@farman,
IF I can be of any useful help by putting you in contact with an appropriate person, I will send you are private message...no promises though....am waiting for advice.
Cheers,
W
by Wiracocha
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting Peruvian Residency For my 18 Years old Daughter
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Getting Peruvian Residency For my 18 Years old Daughter

Hello farman, Interesting predicament to normal on visas. Having a little think about your words, may I suggest to you that there is both a Peruvian & a Pakistani Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Contact details for both are on the Internet. "They said that "she needed a letter to demonstra...
by Wiracocha
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 2580

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

@ Alpineprice: "I have had direct deposit to Interbank for years and have never had an issue!" I have posted much before this...but am happy to summarise for you. Well, I was receiving my Navy pension into Scotiabank Peru, in US dollars from Aussie, and the banks' commssions in between the...

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