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by Alpineprince
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are most people in lima rude? Or close minded..
Replies: 44
Views: 6454

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

As a ex-Ny'er I resemble that remark!
by Alpineprince
Wed May 29, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Relaunch of Expatperu.com
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Relaunch of Expatperu.com

Thanks Alan!
by Alpineprince
Sun May 26, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is CBD Oil legal in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Is CBD Oil legal in Peru?

Also derived from "Hemp".
by Alpineprince
Thu May 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Moving sale
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Moving sale

Not currently for sale, maybe the end of the year?
by Alpineprince
Wed May 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.
Replies: 30
Views: 622

Re: Ideas for business in Lima,Peru.

How about a Taxi?
by Alpineprince
Wed May 01, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Most livable cities in the world
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Most livable cities in the world

I am thankful they have arrived in Peru and have brought their cuisine. I have a Shawarma once a week!
by Alpineprince
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Moving sale
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Moving sale

Thank you everyone! The Sofa's and dining table are sold. We would consider selling the Dining room set in the second picture for $200.00 but you must pick up this week. It is located on Malecon Balta in Miraflores.
by Alpineprince
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Moving sale
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Moving sale

Or you can have this Dining room table and 6 chairs for $200.00, which ever sells first.
by Alpineprince
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Moving sale
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Moving sale

For sale;
Distressed Argentinian leather sofa and love seat $150.00
Expandable Dining table and 6 chairs $60.00
by Alpineprince
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interbank charges/fees.
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: Interbank charges/fees.

G'day Adrian, As of this week my Aussie Navy pension arrives in Soles to my Interbank account....mission accomplished. To top it all off, Interbank did not hit me with an International transfer cost(as was the case with Scotiabank)...which Interbank originally said could be approx' 75 Soles. The on...
by Alpineprince
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I want to rent a house in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: I want to rent a house in Lima

Also where you will be working and if you will have a car or need mass transit?
by Alpineprince
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tasa Anual 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Tasa Anual 2019

I did not have to pay it last year, so I think you are right?
by Alpineprince
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best VPNs for Peru?
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: Best VPNs for Peru?

Tunnel Bear.
by Alpineprince
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fly/mosquito zapper
Replies: 12
Views: 861

Re: Fly/mosquito zapper

Another good reason to live in Miraflores, I never see flying bugs where I live!
by Alpineprince
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Testing water quality from tanks
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: Testing water quality from tanks

Don't know who they use but the junta de properterios has a company that comes in once a year to clean the tank on top of the building. I assumed all buildings did this?
by Alpineprince
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Modifying my US cell phone
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Modifying my US cell phone

why not get it unlocked?
by Alpineprince
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Going back to the US -- AFP question
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Going back to the US -- AFP question

As pension plans in the USA are few and far between, you should refer to it as a retirement account such as a IRA or company 401k. By the way (as of today) a 401k is only worth 320.8k
by Alpineprince
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bull Fights and Rooster Fights
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: Bull Fights and Rooster Fights

I have been to Rooster fights in Oxapampa where it is very popular and although quite cruel I enjoyed the atmosphere. Never have been invited to the Bullfights and would enjoy the opportunity if it did not require going to a restaurant and eating testicles first!
by Alpineprince
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Price Boom is Over !!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2771

Re: The Price Boom is Over !!!

Any ideas on where to advertise to reach this market?
by Alpineprince
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Price Boom is Over !!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2771

Re: The Price Boom is Over !!!

Not enough of us here to even move the needle!
by Alpineprince
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Price Boom is Over !!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2771

Re: The Price Boom is Over !!!

It's a good time to sell, prices in my neighborhood have jumped alot recently!
by Alpineprince
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: where to purchase pillows & sheets?
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: where to purchase pillows & sheets?

We buy our sheets in the USA at Ross or Kohls and have friends bring them down. Pillows we buy when on sale in Wong!
by Alpineprince
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HELP! Real Estate Tax Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: HELP! Real Estate Tax Question

Hi PeruFan If domiciled in Peru (again meaning physically in the country for at least 183 days of the year prior to the year of the sale, regardless of resident, citizen or even tourist) the property being sold is a normal residential dwelling (not a commercial property for example), it is the only...
by Alpineprince
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HELP! Real Estate Tax Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: HELP! Real Estate Tax Question

A friend has sold two places recently. In both cases he had too pay the tax "upfront" on the morning of the closing before receiving the check. Also, you need to advise one of the agencies (forgot which) of the sale and tax payment within a short period of time or you will face fines.
by Alpineprince
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Car rental in Lima to Ica and Nazca?
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

Re: Car rental in Lima to Ica and Nazca?

You can rent a car as a tourist! I would book with one of the european "booking sites" as they seem to include all insurance at no additional cost.
by Alpineprince
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tourist visa,current Migraciones law.
Replies: 28
Views: 4876

Re: Tourist visa,current Migraciones law.

The 16 sol's is for the permission to sign contracts for 30 days which was paid to the Government thru their bank.
by Alpineprince
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for a place to put money on a debit card
Replies: 7
Views: 1520

Re: Looking for a place to put money on a debit card

If you want to deposit money from Peru in your US bank account, that would mean an international bank transfer. Very unlikely you can do that without costs involved. But the normal procedure would be that you transfer it from a Peruvian bank to your US account, paying the fees of around US$50-80 Bu...
by Alpineprince
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for a place to put money on a debit card
Replies: 7
Views: 1520

Re: Looking for a place to put money on a debit card

You will have to have somebody "back home" deposit money into your account if they have no online presence.
by Alpineprince
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: cheapest region of Peru for buying a motorbike from dealer
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Re: cheapest region of Peru for buying a motorbike from dealer

I would imagine that would be Iquitos, as that is where the factory is.
by Alpineprince
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Plannning ~6 months of remote work for U.S. based company, tourist visa or work visa?
Replies: 7
Views: 1822

Re: Plannning ~6 months of remote work for U.S. based company, tourist visa or work visa?

US citizens have to pay tax on their world wide income no matter where it comes from. But depending on your income you may not make enough to owe any taxes.
by Alpineprince
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What's with all the FOR SALE signs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: What's with all the FOR SALE signs?

I guess it would depend on the district, here where I live, I do not see much for sale other then new construction.
by Alpineprince
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Just making sure...
Replies: 3
Views: 2264

Re: Just making sure...

Depends on the Municipality, years ago I used San Miguel as it was easiest and we had a friend who worked their.
by Alpineprince
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Wire transfer from Peru to the U.S.
Replies: 11
Views: 3542

Re: Wire transfer from Peru to the U.S.

I just paid $22.00 yesterday for a similar amount into my Interbank account. I do not pay fee's on the US side as it is Schwab bank.
by Alpineprince
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Wire transfer from Peru to the U.S.
Replies: 11
Views: 3542

Re: Wire transfer from Peru to the U.S.

First National Bank in Omaha has 3-4 different swiftcodes, Make sure you are using the correct one!
by Alpineprince
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: FATCA info request from bank
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: FATCA info request from bank

What country are you a citizen of? I am a citizen of both Peru and the US. Ever had more than 10K in this account? I have never had more than $10,000 in this account. It's a local currency account and I rarely make more than 2000 Soles per month Ever filed a FBAR in the USA? I'm not sure what that ...
by Alpineprince
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: FATCA info request from bank
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: FATCA info request from bank

What country are you a citizen of?
Ever had more than 10K in this account?
Ever filed a FBAR in the USA?
by Alpineprince
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Best places to retire - May 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

Re: Best places to retire - May 2018

France & Italy probably offered more money to make the list.
by Alpineprince
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: V-people; obey the laws or leave!
Replies: 26
Views: 4591

Re: V-people; obey the laws or leave!

No clue what you are talking about?
by Alpineprince
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: V-people; obey the laws or leave!
Replies: 26
Views: 4591

Re: V-people; obey the laws or leave!

The one's I have encountered at "Molly's'' have all been very nice and good server's as well!
by Alpineprince
Fri May 11, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: San Isidro migraciones office
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: San Isidro migraciones office

What about the annual renewal of a CE?
by Alpineprince
Sat May 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: These Are the 50 Cheapest Countries to Live
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Re: These Are the 50 Cheapest Countries to Live

This is a few years old!
by Alpineprince
Sat May 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gas or Electric
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Gas or electric?

Need good water pressure for gas thermas! I have both but have not used the gas in years.
by Alpineprince
Fri May 04, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can you locate
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: How can you locate

It's 50KM, so a little over 1 hour.
by Alpineprince
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health insurance for a year in peru
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: Health insurance for a year in peru

Our family of 4 will be living in Peru for a year (2 kiddos) and I'm looking into local vs. international health insurance. We don't need preventative care and are fine paying out of pocket for minor issues, but feel like we need coverage for urgent or emergent care. We also will be doing travel ou...
by Alpineprince
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health insurance for a year in peru
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: Health insurance for a year in peru

Thanks Alan. So it should be possible for a couple get get a good second tier coverage for $1000 a year?. Is it easy to cancel health insurance and then get another one later on a few years later. I've heard that it starts to become difficult to get a new insurance the older you are and depending o...
by Alpineprince
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Soft pretzel machine
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Re: Soft pretzel machine

I used to buy them at La Mora (several locations) when I lived 2 blocks away. Have not been back in about 2 years. I don't think it was that popular, in Peru they are called "Bretzel".
by Alpineprince
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorcing in Peru internationally
Replies: 19
Views: 5354

Re: Divorcing in Peru internationally

It should get rectified on it's own this time around.
by Alpineprince
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Private school tuition increases?
Replies: 0
Views: 1259

Private school tuition increases?

I just noticed our children's private school tuition is up 14% for the 2018 year. Anybody else seeing similar or are we just playing "catch-up"?
by Alpineprince
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arequipa one of the "10 coolest cities to visit in 2018"
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Re: Arequipa one of the "10 coolest cities to visit in 2018"

Been there several times, love it!
by Alpineprince
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Divorce as an expat
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Re: Divorce as an expat

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