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by viernes
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Food gifts from Peru when traveling
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Food gifts from Peru when traveling

Some of these have already been mentioned, but we always take Zuko juice mix (chicha morada, maracuya, and the peruvian lemonade), sublimes, Cua Cuas, alacena huancaina sauce, bags for making marcianos, and anything maracuya or lucuma flavored.
by viernes
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where do thieves sell a stolen bike???
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Where do thieves sell a stolen bike???

Stolen or used wares are often sold at Las Malvinas, especially in the market called La Cachina, that sometimes has a huge inflated Panda on top of it. Las Malvinas is a huge conjunction of markets where many types of things are sold. In la cachina they will buy anything from you and sell anything t...
by viernes
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US Citizen with DNI Not Voting
Replies: 9
Views: 2232

Re: US Citizen with DNI Not Voting

Well if your hypothetical wife was traveling on a US passport, then there would be no need to get her DNI worked out. If she were planning on staying for a long time and wanted to get it worked out, then she could probably get it done through the Peruvian Consulate in the US. I believe it entails pa...
by viernes
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Kidnapping Threat in Cusco according to US Embassy
Replies: 9
Views: 2157

Re: Kidnapping Threat in Cusco according to US Embassy

There is something going around facebook right now that might answer this question.... I don't know who this is, but assume it's okay to share here, since it can only help.... https://www.facebook.com/garrett.hand.1 2nd post says the following: This is Larkin, Garrett's sister. I am signed into Garr...
by viernes
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What should we bring from the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: What should we bring from the US?

Why would you not need a car seat if you are going to take taxis?
by viernes
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Beating ATM withdrawal limit?
Replies: 36
Views: 15220

Re: Beating ATM withdrawal limit?

Walk into a bank, queue up, then withdraw money as a credit/debit card transaction. BCP point blank refuses every time I ask and tell me it is impossible, but BBVA is fine with it. They'll ask for ID either way, and usually take a photocopy, but you can withdraw whatever is the maximum per-transact...
by viernes
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What is the craigslist equivalent of Peru?
Replies: 5
Views: 3794

Re: What is the craigslist equivalent of Peru?

The two best ones that I've used are Mercado Libre and the Comercio's classfieds site called kotear.pe
by viernes
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Wong Wong Wong Wong WOOOOOOONG.
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: Wong Wong Wong Wong WOOOOOOONG.

I haven't been to em all....but the pueblo libre one, the one on colonial, and the one on la marina by cinemark all do.
by viernes
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tuberculosis in Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: Tuberculosis in Peru

TB is an airbourne disease, technically, but it doesn't actually spread through the air. It spreads through the coughing of infected phlegm. So the only way you would probably breathe it in, is if you were in close contact with someone who has it. ....but it is scary, and dangerous, and in Peru, the...
by viernes
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Wong Wong Wong Wong WOOOOOOONG.
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: Wong Wong Wong Wong WOOOOOOONG.

Metro! or.....your local mercado...
by viernes
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Background check/certificado de antecedentes policiales
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: Background check/certificado de antecedentes policiales

So....this sounds like a great idea. I've been trying to get ahold of interpol. I've only found one number to contact, and it doesn't allow communication with a real person. The website refers me only to the FBI background check site, which I don't believe contains international information. Though,...
by viernes
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Background check/certificado de antecedentes policiales
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Background check/certificado de antecedentes policiales

Hello all, I'm back in the US. Just got a new job, and because I have lived out of the country for more than 6 months in the last 5 years or something like that, They require an international background check, but for some reason they don't do it themselves, they want me to do it for them. From what...
by viernes
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marrying a Peruvian
Replies: 19
Views: 2665

Re: Marrying a Peruvian

nope, in the end it wouldn't have mattered, since i was trying to register a marraige cert. in reniec, we had this 6 month legal process, with appeals and what not, and by that time I had to go back to the US for a visit anyways, in which I just went to the consulate and registered the marraige ther...
by viernes
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marrying a Peruvian
Replies: 19
Views: 2665

Re: Marrying a Peruvian

I'm not sure how an apostille is not a type of legalization, but that's besides the point. If you get the documents apostilled, you take them directly to the official translator, and then just get their signature legalized. You can skip the first step of taking them to them to RREE. If this is true,...
by viernes
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marrying a Peruvian
Replies: 19
Views: 2665

Re: Marrying a Peruvian

I might just be more confused now but with everyone's answers I am pretty sure that this is what I'll need to do. Get my documents apostilled here in the US by my state (not at the peruvian consulate) and then have those sent to Peru to have them translated and then legalized. Correct? I read that ...
by viernes
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marrying a Peruvian
Replies: 19
Views: 2665

Re: Marrying a Peruvian

you can finish the 129-F finace visa petition and then go to Peru and wait the 6 months you will probably have to wait for him to get his interview in the embassy. You can even attend the interview with him. Problem solved.
by viernes
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marrying a Peruvian
Replies: 19
Views: 2665

Re: Marrying a Peruvian

basically, if you have questions, you need to contact the peruvian consulate closest to you and figure out what they require. Again, the apostille is not done by the peruvian consulate but by the govt organization (probably the liutenant governor's office of the state) with jurisdiction over your do...
by viernes
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: surfing in lima
Replies: 17
Views: 3641

Re: surfing in lima

It is necessary if you are like me and not really a fan of cold water, but if you can handle it then no. FIrst, you should know that the water temperature depends on the swell direction. Waves come in swells. Sometimes we have south swells, when the direction of the waves come from the south. Someti...
by viernes
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: carta de garantia
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Re: carta de garantia

Perfect. Thanks so much.
by viernes
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Flying into Lima Thursday night.
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

Re: Flying into Lima Thursday night.

Isn't there some rule against electronic devices during landing and takeoff? I feel like at some point I heard that there might be a rule against that? who knows...

But besides that, I hope its a nice camera, because the landing in Lima is pretty dark.
by viernes
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: carta de garantia
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

carta de garantia

As a CE holder, the DIGEMIN requirements say that I need a carta de garantia to leave peru. since my CE designation is through family, then I'm guessing that my wife is the one who needs to write this. Does anybody know exactly what it needs to contain? Does it need to be notarized? Any help is appr...
by viernes
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Daft Peruvian Myths
Replies: 59
Views: 10394

Re: Daft Peruvian Myths

Some of my favorite phrases in Peru: Me pasó aire.....when a window was left open or a fan is on me sube la presión....during any occasion, i think translated this means, please pity me! te vas a resfriar...when you drink anything cold deja que se enfrie...when something is too hot...or, and this i ...
by viernes
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Salida Definitiva
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Salida Definitiva

After searching the DIGEMIN website, I can see that it says that anytime I leave the country I have to have a guarantia notorial from the family member that solicited the visa, in this case I assume my peruvian wife. Otherwise I could go the other route and actually cancel my C.E., which I actually ...
by viernes
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Salida Definitiva
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Salida Definitiva

Ok, too be honest, I'm not saying goodbye to Peru forever, but it will be for a while... I'm wondering, since there is very little chance that once I leave I will be back within the next 180 days, or even for any extended period in the next 365 days... Do I need to do something in particular when I ...
by viernes
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: surfing in lima
Replies: 17
Views: 3641

Re: surfing in lima

Water shoes or surf booties are not essential...but it does make the whole experience a little more comfortable... Not just because of the urchins, the rocks can be unpleasant as well, but the urchins are a general cause for concern... The people who don't use water shoes just learn not to put their...
by viernes
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: surfing in lima
Replies: 17
Views: 3641

Re: surfing in lima

The waves vary in size all the time....that depends on storms in the pacific, wind, ocean currents. Anytime you enter the ocean you should have respect for it. If you are a good swimmer then you will be fine, but you should know that there is no sport, and very few exercises that can really get you ...
by viernes
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: surfing in lima
Replies: 17
Views: 3641

Re: surfing in lima

I go surfing at Makaha by the Rosa Nautica all the time, and pretty much all the guys who teach surfing down there are pretty cool. Though they can be a little pushy trying to get you to choose them. I think lessons with board and wetsuit rental included generally go for about 50 soles down there fo...
by viernes
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: soccer
Replies: 14
Views: 2166

Re: soccer

Great, I missed it !!! I wish Expat had a way to email me when there were replies.....
by viernes
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Recommended Cevicheria, Anticucheria & Chifa in Lima
Replies: 8
Views: 2857

Re: Recommended Cevicheria, Anticucheria & Chifa in Lima

There's this place in Chorillos that is the best ceviche I've had, although there are lots of good places. I want to say its called Punto Limon. It's near Plaza Lima Sur, a few blocks south right next to a Pizza Hut, and across the street from the very last Metropolitano station. It's super good, th...
by viernes
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where can I buy chocolate chips for baking? Brown sugar?
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Where can I buy chocolate chips for baking? Brown sugar?

I buy chocolate chips to make cookies once a week or so, and I see them all over the place. Pretty much any metro, wong, or plaza vea. Sometimes they run out, but I live in Pueblo Libre and just yesterday they had them at the metro on sucre. Plaza vea and metro in Jesus Maria usually have them as we...
by viernes
Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Search for a Peru Country Specialist: (2/3/2012, Peoria, IL)
Replies: 1
Views: 897

Re: Search for a Peru Country Specialist: (2/3/2012, Peoria, IL)

Why don't you just refer the person to Expatperu and have them create an account. These forums will likely answer any questions that a person new to Peru might have.
by viernes
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mister or Gringo
Replies: 49
Views: 6445

Re: Mister or Gringo

Gringos are always trying to pretend that they aren't gringos, that they don't speak spanish with an accent, that they haven't had it easy, they can't understand why anyone would overcharge them, that they are just as peruvian as any peruvian, that they don't eat everything from cans in their own co...
by viernes
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: soccer
Replies: 14
Views: 2166

Re: soccer

26 years old. I miss playing soccer more often.
by viernes
Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: soccer
Replies: 14
Views: 2166

soccer

I have seen a few commentaries about people wanting to play, and I remember about a year ago somebody took down a bunch of names to get people together to play, but that was about the time I was leaving Peru for a few months. Are people still doing this? I would love to play, especially on a larger ...
by viernes
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone own a scooter?
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: Anyone own a scooter?

I always see people with regular bikes that they have put motors on. those look pretty fun. Maybe I'll buy one on mercado libre and take it back to the states.

But yeah, Not sure where you live, but if its Lima, you are very brave.
by viernes
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima airport question (Peruvian passport)
Replies: 11
Views: 2123

Re: Lima airport question (Peruvian passport)

This is obviously just an assumption, but it seems to me that it would be obvious to anyone who cared enough to look, how long she had been out of the country. And I assume most countries would check that out on her return back into the country.
by viernes
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Lima - Preparations?
Replies: 19
Views: 4376

Re: Moving to Lima - Preparations?

Most computers and things that use an in-line electrical supply will operate on 110V-220V, although I did note a tingling if I touched metal surfaces when using my laptop on 220V. It is plainly stated if they will operate on 220V. The little palm-sized transformers are only good for charging camera...
by viernes
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visiting Lima In March
Replies: 6
Views: 1850

Re: Visiting Lima In March

Don't know much about asia, but Punta Hermosa has a few hotels around and a decent beach area (Don't expect the beaches to look like Hawai'i near the City of Lima). I've also heard San Bartolo does as well.
by viernes
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chase Bank Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 3735

Re: Chase Bank Cards

unfortunately, not even seeing my balance in soles makes me feel rich these days.
by viernes
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Laundromats
Replies: 13
Views: 4290

Re: Laundromats

Maybe in Miraflores they are all by the kilo, but I pay 9 soles per load for washing and drying in Pueblo Libre. Basically, they just take a look at it, and if it looks like it will fit into a basket they will charge that price. 4.50 for washing and 4.50 for drying. If its not a lot of clothes but i...
by viernes
Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border Hopping
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Border Hopping

I've never explicitly asked for the 180 days, but the two times I received it, were when I told them I was planning on applying for a visa once in the country.

I can't see asking for it being a bad thing though. They are generally pretty nice at the border, then again, I haven't met everyone.
by viernes
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apostille
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Apostille

I second speaking to the school. I remember my university having a notary in the administration office, which isn't the same as an apostille, but similar. If they can't do it, they should at least know where to go. Also, I received an apostille on personal documents by going to the state deputy gove...
by viernes
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chase Bank Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 3735

Re: Chase Bank Cards

Globalnet does accept chase cards, but if you have a working spanish, I would recommend going into a Banco Continental (the blue bank) and going to the teller and taking it out from there. You will be charged much less, and you can take out as much as you want. I believe the foreign transaction fee ...
by viernes
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TAXI safety tips.
Replies: 12
Views: 3068

Re: TAXI safety tips.

I'm not sure about the vomiting thing, but it always helps to be aware of your surroundings. I have an Iphone, I don't get it out much, and I hardly show it to anyone, but I do use the GPS function often. In my first weeks in Lima it helped to always know where I was and where I was going. If you ar...
by viernes
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: what's up with san luis water?
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Re: what's up with san luis water?

hey they are all out of regular size bottles on my street, and at metro the other day on Sucre they didn't have any either ( I usually buy the 6 packs of 2.5 liter bottles).

Crazy.
by viernes
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Being Called Fat. Sensitivity issues.
Replies: 47
Views: 13275

Re: Being Called Fat. Sensitivity issues.

Well, I'm not so sure about just accepting it. I also do not believe that peruvian nicknames exist for everyone whether you are el flaco, el gordo, el chino, el negro, el gringo, etc... in your circle of friends are really terms of endearment as they would have you believe. What I do believe, is tha...
by viernes
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Washing Fruits & Vegetables
Replies: 31
Views: 7608

Re: Washing Fruits & Vegetables

you don't wash fruits and vegetables???

welp, perhaps you are immune to disease.
by viernes
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: bank fees and crock pot
Replies: 1
Views: 589

bank fees and crock pot

I realize these are two completely unrelated topics, but since both have been spoken about on these forums before, i figured i would include them both here. SO first of all I was recently inquiring about bank fees for chase cards. I was going to go to banco de la nacion to use their atm as I had hea...
by viernes
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How safe is San Miguel?
Replies: 11
Views: 5608

Re: How safe is San Miguel?

something to think about...? How is your spanish? can you blend in? not to be racist or anything, but are you white? San Miguel has really nice areas, but just like anywhere in Lima, stray a little bit, and you can find yourself in a not so nice area. As others have mentioned, be careful, pay attent...
by viernes
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Music Playing in Lima
Replies: 4
Views: 1538

Re: Music Playing in Lima

Hey, How's it going? I play guitar, nothing fantastic, but I play. Also know a few people who play some other instruments. I'd love to gig in Lima, and I've got lots of time on my hands these days. What kind of music are you into, what are you thinking? if nothing else, getting together to jam would...

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