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by JanD
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pisco Sour Class
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Pisco Sour Class

But why would you need special pisco sour classes? I think that on YouTube you can find a lot of instruction films... In my house I regurarly prepare like Pisco- and Maracuya Sour as well as f.i. Capitan and to my opinion (and that of others) they actually taste "quite well" Never heard of...
by JanD
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rentista (and some other "foreign resident types") travelling outside Peru: new requirement?
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Rentista (and some other "foreign resident types") travelling outside Peru: new requirement?

The other day I read on the Migraciones site under "Salida y reingresa ciudadanes extranjeros residentes" that, when leaving or re-entering Peru, also the following document(s) should be presented: "(Para las calidades migratorias de; Trabajadores Residentes (WRA), Inversionista (IIA)...
by JanD
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: CLARO (serious) internet problems 4G/cellphone
Replies: 8
Views: 2273

CLARO (serious) internet problems 4G/cellphone

Since a couple of months I have serious internet problems with my CLARO cellphone (Samsung Galaxy S5). As long as I stay in my house using the WIFI connection, there is no problem at all: I can use all apps, without any problem (OK I also have a very slow WIFI connection, but that is another story)....
by JanD
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: surfing lessons in Miraflores.
Replies: 0
Views: 395

surfing lessons in Miraflores.

There is quite a number of surfing schools along the Circuito de Playas in Miraflores.
Could anyone recommend one (or more) of them?
What do their lessons cost?
Thanks!
by JanD
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Water problems in Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 1641

Re: Water problems in Peru

For drinking I use bottled of boiled water. For washing my mouth after cleaning my teeth, I also use tapwater as I don't swallow the water. For cleaning my vegies, including lettuce and tomatoes, I use tapwater. Not really "perfect", but sofar without problems (ok, without taking into cons...
by JanD
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pedestrian Fly Over Parque Maria Reiche, will it EVER be completed?
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: Pedestrian Fly Over Parque Maria Reiche, will it EVER be completed?

Received a reply from mr. Muñoz Wells, alcalde de MF, saying that it is the responsibility of Lima Metropolitano. So I today replied, that, to my opinion, despite that it might be the responsability of Lima Metropolitano, it is (in the sole) interest of the habitants of MF that this work is complete...
by JanD
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pedestrian Fly Over Parque Maria Reiche, will it EVER be completed?
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: Pedestrian Fly Over Parque Maria Reiche, will it EVER be completed?

Thanks Marco!
Just wrote an email to Jorge Muños Wells, with two photos explaining everything!
Let's see if anything happens at last.
Hahaha .. I was getting more and more annoyed by the words "estamos trabajando para usted" .... accompanied by a total and complete silence and inactivity!
by JanD
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Pedestrian Fly Over Parque Maria Reiche, will it EVER be completed?
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Pedestrian Fly Over Parque Maria Reiche, will it EVER be completed?

Passing on the Malecon de La Marina, one can see a sign at the beginning of Parque Maria Reiche saying: "Disculpe las molestias estamos trabajando para usted". It concerns the works on the (re)new(ed) pedestrian fly-over, crossing the Circuito de Playas at that point. However, since MORE t...
by JanD
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheapest way to call the UK from Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Cheapest way to call the UK from Peru

W.a. using Skype on your cellphone/laptop or tablet. I use Skype to call my mother daily to her phone in The Neth. (she does not have a comp.) I pay a monthly fee of E 4,50 (something like that) for illimitate calls to all fixed phones in The Netherlands. Excellent quality (apart from Lima I called ...
by JanD
Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: By bus from Lima to Sta.Cruz/Bolivia
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: By bus from Lima to Sta.Cruz/Bolivia

Sergio, tks for the advise! I already looked at LAN, USD 299. but together with charges it became USD 405. However (your advise!) there was an offer of Peruvian Airlines which (including charges) came upon a total of USD 305 return ticket. Although I love travelling by bus (f.e. Lima - Cusco with Ex...
by JanD
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: By bus from Lima to Sta.Cruz/Bolivia
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

By bus from Lima to Sta.Cruz/Bolivia

What is the best way to travel by bus from Lima to Sta. Cruz, Bolivia? I have abt. one week to get there and sofar was thinking of: 1. Lima - Cusco ((Excluciva).. stay one or two nights in wonderfull Cusco 2. Cusco - La Paz (Trans Salvador) . Stay one day and a half in La Paz 3. La Paz - Sta Cruz (T...
by JanD
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: where to buy (good quality) deet in Lima
Replies: 0
Views: 423

where to buy (good quality) deet in Lima

Anyone knows where to buy insect repellent (read: deet) in (preferably)Miraflores?
Also, any proper, well equipped outdoor shops?
Thanks!
by JanD
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Paying the annual tasa, more specifically: claiming exemption for rentistas
Replies: 7
Views: 2906

Paying the annual tasa, more specifically: claiming exemption for rentistas

The rentista part in the relative article on this site has changed. I forgot all about claiming my exempt (that's to say: I was not aware that when being exempted by law for paying the annual taxes, you still have to claim that exempt: that's imo a really "high level" bureaucracy). But ok,...
by JanD
Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: renouncing CE
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: renouncing CE

I have been told at the embassy that it is also possible to get a permanent travel permission (made up by a notary public). In that case the other (or both?) parents only have to give their permission once by signing this deed...
by JanD
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 27441

Re: New immigration law

A practical problem. Normally airlines check whether a traveler has all the necessary papers before being allowed on a plane. But what will happen in this case? As I think the airline cannot check whether a traveler already stayed 183 days in Peru during the previous 365 days, the traveler will be a...
by JanD
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Locating a Lima resident by the address
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

Re: Locating a Lima resident by the address

My dear Sherlock ....that were some well thought and very effective ideas :lol: :lol:
by JanD
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Locating a Lima resident by the address
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

Re: Locating a Lima resident by the address

In the municipality (of Miraflores, so certainly also of San Isidro and other parts of town) they have a registration of the properties and the owners, also used for collecting taxes. I presume that the registration key is the property. But I think it that you can do a search on (correct) name, f.i....
by JanD
Fri May 22, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorcing in Peru internationally
Replies: 19
Views: 6030

Re: Divorcing in Peru internationally

And what about "Conducta deshonrosa"?
by JanD
Wed May 20, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: URGENT BLOOD DONATION NEEDED
Replies: 8
Views: 1674

Re: URGENT BLOOD DONATION NEEDED

I'm so sorry that I'm at the moment in The Netherlands, otherwise I certainly would have donated!
But I hope a lot of members step forward to help this girl!
by JanD
Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Spanish Consulate in Lima refusing to issue a Schengen Visa!
Replies: 12
Views: 2320

Re: Spanish Consulate in Lima refusing to issue a Schengen Visa!

In 2015 the Visa requirements for Tourists from Peru to Shengen is lifted, they are working on it as we speak.


I hear this already for the last couple of years, but sofar nothing.
So I really wonder when this will be efectuated.
by JanD
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel Insurance, valid in Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Re: Travel Insurance, valid in Europe

Hello Fanning,
you are right but there appear to be some Dutch health insurances intended for foreigners or Dutch living abroad.
I selected one on this site: http://www.reisverzekeringblog.nl/reisv ... enlanders/
by JanD
Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Leaving Peru with a CE rentista
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Leaving Peru with a CE rentista

Tks for the correction Adrian!
by JanD
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Leaving Peru with a CE rentista
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Re: Leaving Peru with a CE rentista

Thank you all for your valuable information and advise! I downloaded a TAM which I will fill in and present together with my passport and CE to Peruvian Customs when leaving Peru. When returning to Peru, I will present my passport and CE and check that Peruvian Customs enter the CE number in my pass...
by JanD
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Leaving Peru with a CE rentista
Replies: 7
Views: 925

Leaving Peru with a CE rentista

I'm living here with a Rentista status and going to The Netherlands for two months.
What is the best thing to do?
Leave Peru on my CE Rentista or on my Dutch passport?
And before leaving Peru do I have to do some paperwork for DIGEMIN or other official institutions?
Thanks again!
by JanD
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel Insurance, valid in Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Re: Travel Insurance, valid in Europe

Tks all for the info!
In the meantime I also found some Dutch companies who offer that kind of Insurance at a very competitive price.
by JanD
Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel Insurance, valid in Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Travel Insurance, valid in Europe

I don't have a Health Insurance here in Peru. But as I will travel to Europe the end of next week for two months, I prefer to have a Travel Insurance for this period. Does anyone know were I can take out a reliable travel Insurance? Apparently the Travel Insurance " https://www.insureandgo.com/...
by JanD
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Owner responsible for (maintenance) electric wiring?
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Owner responsible for (maintenance) electric wiring?

A friend of mine, renting an appartment in an apartment building, has a serious electric breakdown, due to bad electric wiring. Almost certainly most or whole of the wiring has to be replaced and she is afraid she has to pay for it. However, to my opinion it is the owner who is responsible for the (...
by JanD
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carpet Cleaning
Replies: 12
Views: 2159

Re: Carpet Cleaning

Finally an update!
As the shop on "La Paz/Bolivar" wasn't there anymore, I contacted "aseototal.com.pe".
They did a very good job leaving my carpets spic-and-span!
They charge 150 Soles ("now" on offer 100 Soles) for 25 sqm and 6 Soles for each extra sqm.
by JanD
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy Puff Pastry / Danish Pastry
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: Where to buy Puff Pastry / Danish Pastry

OK, tks for your reactions!
Apparently have to make it myself, so just give it a try...
by JanD
Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to buy Puff Pastry / Danish Pastry
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Where to buy Puff Pastry / Danish Pastry

Anyone knows where to buy (deep frozen) Puff Pastry also called Danish Pastry?

It is "quite difficult" to prepare it yourself and in The Netherlands it is available (deep frozen) in almost all supermarkets.
However, sofar can't find it here...
by JanD
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will wood work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1486

Re: Will wood work?

What abt going back to the topic?
by JanD
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will wood work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1486

Re: Will wood work?

Back in 2004 we constructed a second floor, including kitchen-corner, living/sleeping space, of abt 6 x 8 mts of laminated wood, supported by a frame of wooden beams: self supporting floor, walls, roof (wooden sheets with on top corrugated plastic sheets as a rain protected layer). Partly painted, m...
by JanD
Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru to Bolivia by Bus
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Peru to Bolivia by Bus

by JanD
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Issues with searching internet in Peru.
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Issues with searching internet in Peru.

Add "Peru" to your search keywords. There are quite some sites on the internet, although not all "very interactive". Examples are Ripley, Saga Fagabella, Linio (all types of consumer goods). A considerable number of smaller companies also use "Mercadolibre" (Peru!) as i...
by JanD
Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Abortion....to get info, not to start a moral discussion!
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Abortion....to get info, not to start a moral discussion!

Adrian, Tks very much! The site of Women on Waves is really excellent and gives all the necessary information and support! I already knew this organisation a couple of years ago, when still living in The Netherlands, when they were demonstrating also against the Irish Abortion Policy. But was not aw...
by JanD
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Abortion....to get info, not to start a moral discussion!
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Abortion....to get info, not to start a moral discussion!

Tks. sofar for the replies :!: But there are people like "charliebee" who, in their twisted :twisted: mind, think that "Little Jan" is responsible for this :oops: So this is to inform all those people that "Little Jan" has been made "harmless" many, many years...
by JanD
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apostille stamp needed on a Peruvain marriage certificate?
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Apostille stamp needed on a Peruvain marriage certificate?

OK, you undoubtedly have checked that you have to pass customs to enter the Schengen territory to do all this and yes in that case the Schengen visa is required for your wife and children. However, the apostille has nothing to do with the language of the document, but is an authentification of the d...
by JanD
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruanas abroad
Replies: 47
Views: 5395

Re: Peruanas abroad

As you stated the UK and Ireland are not part of the Schengen treaty. Consequently, being a Peruvian (and other), you indeed need a separate visa to travel to those countries. When my Peruvian wife (living in The Netherlands in those days still without her Dutch nationality) and I wanted to visit th...
by JanD
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apostille stamp needed on a Peruvain marriage certificate?
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Apostille stamp needed on a Peruvain marriage certificate?

As far as I know your wife and children in this case do not need a Schengen visa. You travel to Ireland (non Schengen country), making a stopover/change of flight in Madrid. They will have to remain in the "international area" of Barajas Airport and will not be allowed to pass customs to e...
by JanD
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Abortion....to get info, not to start a moral discussion!
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Abortion....to get info, not to start a moral discussion!

A young daughter of one of my friends unwantedly became pregnant. She apparantly is in her first/second month. She at the end decided that she wants to have an abortion, however forbidden here in Peru. But there are a certain number of doctors who do abortions. However nor my friend, nor me have any...
by JanD
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pisco Day febrero
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Pisco Day febrero

Tks for the reminder!
Although I love Pisco Sour, I prefer Maracuya Sour or Camu Camu Sour..... :D :D
by JanD
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Choquequirao
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Re: Choquequirao

Yes, I did May last year. Although a streneous two days' walk to get there, the reward made it all worthwhile. Somewhere else on this forum I wrote something more about getting there..... The article in The Peruvian Times is indeed very well written (to my humble opinion) and gives a lot of detailed...
by JanD
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Perut v4.30 just released! (GPS for Garmin, iPhone, Android)
Replies: 11
Views: 1887

Re: Perut v4.30 just released! (GPS for Garmin, iPhone, Android)

OK, I'll give it a try :!:
I just downloaded and installed Navitel and the Perut maps on my Samsung.
Although I'm a bid addicted to Google Maps...... :oops:
by JanD
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Perut v4.30 just released! (GPS for Garmin, iPhone, Android)
Replies: 11
Views: 1887

Re: Perut v4.30 just released! (GPS for Garmin, iPhone, Android)

I've Google maps on my Samsung Galaxy and sofar quite satisfied with it.

Is there any reason to prefer Perut v4.30?
by JanD
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: reliable repair shop, screen Samsung Galaxy S$
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Re: reliable repair shop, screen Samsung Galaxy S$

Problem solved (at last).. :idea: I bought the spare parts in China through DHGate.com, as none of the US based companies I contacted (through Amazon.com) shipped those parts to Peru. The Chinese company even send me for the price of the lcd/glass screen a new back cover, the frame parts and two pro...
by JanD
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone with Claro Digital TV
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Anyone with Claro Digital TV

Best visit one of their mayor servicecenters/shops te get this information!
by JanD
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health insurance for residents.
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: Health insurance for residents.

PM Adrian Thorne. I think to remember that his wife (or he as well) is/are (an) Insurance broker(s). Anyway, I used Grupo Prado (which might be their company) for my health- and fire Insurance. To use a corredor/Insurance broker has the benefit that they can give you offers from different Insurance ...
by JanD
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hard to Find Ají
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Hard to Find Ají

And places like Mercado no. 1 and no. 2 in Surquillo?
Easy to get there and especially at Mercado no. 1 (Ricardo Palma/Via Expresa) they sell products, elsewhere difficult to find, like Sachaculantro and Bihau.
So I would suggest you to try there as well.
by JanD
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: reliable repair shop, screen Samsung Galaxy S$
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Re: reliable repair shop, screen Samsung Galaxy S$

There is another problem: the data on the memory of the phone (not the sd card) are only accessible after typing the password ..... on the screen :oops: !

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