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by zepol96
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help obtaining medicine
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Help obtaining medicine

CORRECTION>>>>
Sorry partner, I meant to say DROXAMIDA which may be the spanish equivalent of HYDROXYUREA in PERU
by zepol96
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help obtaining medicine
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Help obtaining medicine

Have you checked DROXIA? it contains Hydroxycarbamide. DROXIA is manufactured by AC FARMA S.A. in Peru.
by zepol96
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Citibank Credit card
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Citibank Credit card

All Citibank operations (around the world) are not the same but all Citi organizations are related very much like stepchildren in a family. Citi operations conform to the local as well as the international banking regulations. With a US based account you can only perform ATM withdrawals (checking an...
by zepol96
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: help!
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: help!

Please allow me to offer my 5-cent opinion. Such request from the embassy makes no sense. Did you ask the embassy where to get such document? I'll bet they will not give u a direct answer. As far as I know, there is no central repository of marriage records. Those records are kept by the individual ...
by zepol96
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ponzi-meister
Replies: 16
Views: 1433

Re: Ponzi-meister

The FBI had located him living in Lima Peru since 2010. The warrant for his arrest must have been sent via messenger pigeon. I've know since 2006 that he has been here. At that time he was living in the Orrantia del Mar area. He had been selling investment news letters from there under the name &qu...
by zepol96
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ponzi-meister
Replies: 16
Views: 1433

Re: Ponzi-meister

I just saw the guy profiled in an episode of AMERICAN GREED last week. The FBI had located him living in Lima Peru since 2010. The warrant for his arrest must have been sent via messenger pigeon.
by zepol96
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian police did a great job. 2 drugssmugglers busted.
Replies: 49
Views: 7105

Re: Peruvian police did a great job. 2 drugssmugglers busted.

I do not know about police sniffing dogs at the airport in Lima but I can tell you that there is DEA presence in that airport. A few months ago, as I was waiting for a relative to check in for her fllight to Miami, I was enjoying people-watching when I noticed two guys in their 30s (not the peruvian...
by zepol96
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Race, and funerals
Replies: 19
Views: 2141

Re: Race, and funerals

Five years ago, at my father's funeral in Lima, I was approached by two older women (wailers)with an offer to cry for three hours for a fee. What was the fee? Seriously, the fee was 30 soles per lady during the wake...additional 5 soles if I wanted a little drama (throw themselves over the casket a...
by zepol96
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Race, and funerals
Replies: 19
Views: 2141

Re: Race, and funerals

It strikes me as hardly racist and undoubtly fashionable amongst the rich and powerful in Lima. Growing up in Lima in the 50's and 60's I saw black pallbearers at the funeral of other black people (I assume family members) Never saw or heard of black pallbearers for hire until now. However, over the...
by zepol96
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: best American Last Name to blend into American Society
Replies: 18
Views: 2097

Re: best American Last Name to blend into American Society

can not go wrong picking your favorite color, metal or materials: Brown, Green, White, Black, Wine, Red, Silver, Gold, Wood, Irons, Rock, Stone, Cooper ...you may even combine Red and Wine, Black and Gold, Brown and Stone ...the combinations are endeless and will help you blend nicely into the ameri...
by zepol96
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Egg Nog
Replies: 10
Views: 1872

Re: Egg Nog

the mexican version is called RONPOPE but the locals know it as STRONYER. I've seen it the the liquor dept at Wong's
by zepol96
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Spice List English/Spanish
Replies: 36
Views: 11115

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Just recently I got into a friendly argument with the produce mgr at a grocery store in S Florida. I came across a bunch of wide/long green leaves tagged as CULANTRO. I said to the manager that I knew culantro and that bunch was no culantro, I also said culantro was also known as cilantro. The guy w...
by zepol96
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: buying property- at what moment do you pay?
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: buying property- at what moment do you pay?

How about a 'cheque de gerencia' With that both parties have the guarantee that the payment is valid, and offcourse you only give the cheque at the moment that it passed by the notary. This is exactly what I did two weeks ago when I sold a property. The notary public acted as the escrow service. Th...
by zepol96
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru 21 and "The Onion"
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: Peru 21 and "The Onion"

It looks like Diario Correo was the one to run with the fake story. Also, I agree that the Diario Correo editor is obnoxious in person and when writing his op-eds.
by zepol96
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taxi Price for waiting
Replies: 13
Views: 1382

Re: Taxi Price for waiting

Just last week, I hired taxicabs to take me from San Miguel to San Isidro and back to San Miguel. The first taxi driver charged me $30 soles and I gave him an additional $10 soles for having to wait for me for 30 minutes in San Isidro. The second cabbie, same itinerary, charge me $40 soles in additi...
by zepol96
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What is the name of papas al hilo in English
Replies: 8
Views: 5402

Re: What is the name of papas al hilo in English

try "shoestring fries"
by zepol96
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: poto ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: poto ?

you could have beem looking at pieces of giant squid. Natives call it POTA. Poto is something else not sold in open markets.
by zepol96
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DNI- Peru-born US Citizen Returning to Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 5560

Re: DNI- Peru-born US Citizen Returning to Peru

From experience I can only say, it's much easier getting your documents in order when actually being in Lima. My husband did it six years ago and it was fairly easy and quick. After more than 30 years abroad he first went to the municipality where his birth was registered and got a new copy of his ...
by zepol96
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: dual citizenship? american mother, peruvian father.
Replies: 15
Views: 8571

Re: dual citizenship? american mother, peruvian father.

I must say this to people with peruvian-american dual citizenship: when you are in Peru...you are peruvian and subjected to peruvian laws as any peruvian would. You can only be an american inside the US Embassy. Conversely, when you are in the US you are considered an american citizen not a peruvian...
by zepol96
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Military Schools
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

Re: Military Schools

I know of three militarized high schools in Peru ("Francisco Bolognesi" in Arequipa, "Elias Aguirre" in Chiclayo and "Leoncio Prado" in La Perla/Callao). They are sort of boarding schools for boys during the last 3 years of high school. They all provide a regular HS edu...
by zepol96
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Two Passports!
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: Two Passports!

Very good comments! As far as I understood for your comments. There is no any “danger” of losing the U.S. Citizenship, if I use my Peruvian passport for traveling. Is the same with the presidential election vote? Honestly, I am not thinking in the future to vote for Peruvians elections, but I was c...
by zepol96
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Two Passports!
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: Two Passports!

zepol96 wrote: ...Your US passport indicates the place of birth and until you officially renounce your peruvian citizenship you will be considered a peruvian citizen while in Peru. TechDude wrote: I'm curious, what would they put on your passport as place of birth is you renounce?, how would the pe...
by zepol96
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Two Passports!
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: Two Passports!

I also have dual citizenship and I reside in the USA. For many years I traveled to Peru with my US passport but my stay was always a short one (up to 60 days)and was usually granted a 60-day visa. A couple of years ago I needed to stay in Lima a bit longer (18 months) and for that reason I used my p...
by zepol96
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru Elections 2011 (December talk)
Replies: 34
Views: 4126

Re: Peru Elections 2011 (December talk)

PPK may have had a distinguished professional career in the business world, but as a presidential candidate he will have to convince all peruvians he is not a foreign agent. Additionally, I wonder if he is prepared to renounce his US citizenship if elected president of Peru. "Pedro Pablo Kuczyn...
by zepol96
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why New Jersey?
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Re: Why New Jersey?

Over the years I have asked peruvian immigrants about their reasons that brought them to the US and specifically to the communities they live now. I gather that new immigrants come and join relatives/friends already established in these communities in NJ,CA resulting in the growth and expansion of t...
by zepol96
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I do not bank with BCP here in Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 4887

Re: Why I do not bank with BCP here in Peru

While we are in the subject of banks...I've had 2 problems with Interbank. First event, I tried to get cash from ATM, first try resulted in invalid pin, second try resulted in invalid pin and atm kept the card. My PIN is the same for many other accounts I have. i could not understand how I could ent...
by zepol96
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When Are You (No Longer) "Joven"?
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: When Are You (No Longer) "Joven"?

Same thing goes for "senorita". I'm not sure when to address a woman by "senora" or "senorita". When I asked the question some would say "go by the person's appearance/age" or "does she wear a wedding band?" or "pay attention to how she walks&qu...
by zepol96
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help needed...
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Help needed...

you can begin by visiting the property assessor website. Property details are recorded as public records in the office of the county property assessor. Need to know which county is the property located. Use owner's name or property address. Broward County Property Assessor: http://www.bcpa.net Miami...
by zepol96
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DNI
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: DNI

Ask in RENIEC if someone else can pick up your DNI for you. They like you to pick it up yourself but they (the all mighty bureaucrat) may allow you to send someone with a power of attorney (carta poder) to represent you. If they tell you can send someone else with a power of attorney, make sure you ...
by zepol96
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Purchase of real estate under the name of one spouse
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: Purchase of real estate under the name of one spouse

If you state in your DNI that you are married (casada) your spouse becomes co-owner of the property. He must sign the same papers you sign and his name appears in the deed filed with Registros Publicos. A marital status of single (soltera) will allow you to have sole ownership of the property.
by zepol96
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian helpfulness
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: Peruvian helpfulness

very helpful driver indeed...call me a cynic but I can assure you that the driver is not motivated by your interest in documenting your blog, or by his interest in preserving the history of his relatives in Chiclayo. He may very well be interested in the compensation he may receive from you after yo...
by zepol96
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The concept of 'Blame' in Peru
Replies: 26
Views: 4083

just this morning I was browsing the comments sent to El Comercio (local newspaper) regarding the recent theft of a lung from THE HUMAN BODY exhibition visiting Peru. The lung was returned by the father of the young thief. I read all 30 comments and 90% of the comments blamed the "gringa" ...
by zepol96
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why I will NEVER fly Spirit Air and not reccomend them
Replies: 41
Views: 14450

recent news found in the Sun Sentinel (Ft Lauderdale) DOT FINES SPIRIT AIRLINES FOR RULES VIOLATIONS South Florida Sun - Sentinel - Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Author: Jaclyn Giovis Date: Sep 18, 2009 Start Page: D.1 Section: Business Text Word Count: 502 Abstract (Document Summary) Spirit bumped passenge...
by zepol96
Sat May 23, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Birthday Ideas for Mom
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Mom loves to celebrate her b-day by going to a buffet criollo. Her favorites are: EL HAWAIANO near Javier Prado, very east of the zanjon (never been there myself) PURO PERU (Barranco) buffet criollo and sushi rolls. Good service and good food. LA CASA DEL PRESIDENTE on La Costanera Ave (La Perla-Cal...
by zepol96
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fish
Replies: 13
Views: 5406

here is my 2 centimos:

perico = parrot fish (some 60 varieties involved)

dorado = mahi mahi or dolphin fish
by zepol96
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Medicines (OTC) from USA to Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 2523

I avoid using Serpost around holiday time such as Mom's Day, Dad's Day and Xmas. Busy times for Serpost and packages can easily be misplaced.
by zepol96
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Medicines (OTC) from USA to Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 2523

Received meds (pills in three bottles) twice in the last 6 months with no problem. It was shipped to me from Florida via Serpost in a standard 8X10 postal envelop with bubble wrap inside. First certified shipment cost some $18.00 and received in 5 days, second shipment was regular mail cost $6.00 re...
by zepol96
Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: English to Spanish translator wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 3018

I'm peruvian. I'm moving back to Fort Laud in 10 days. Done legal and technical translations (english-spanish-english) in the US. Translation costs depend on size, font, margins....and the work is usually charged by the word. The typical page includes 220-260 words typed double spaced with 12 point ...
by zepol96
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need help
Replies: 17
Views: 2606

SORRY...I made a big mistake o Do not overlook the EIRL (empresa individual de responsabilidad limitada) another type of business structure. This is a unipersonal type of business where the business owner is not personally responsible for the business obligations. This type of business structure is ...
by zepol96
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need help
Replies: 17
Views: 2606

Do not overlook the EIRL (empresa individual de responsabilidad limitada) another type of business structure. This is a unipersonal type of business where the business owner is not personally responsible for the business obligations. This type of business structure is constituted with the sole purpo...
by zepol96
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need help
Replies: 17
Views: 2606

Small investors should consider 3 areas of reasonable profitability: food and beverage (cevicheria, cafe), transportation (taxis, shuttle services) and education (nidos, neighborhood schools). Renting out a taxicab to a driver should bring you some 35 soles per a 12 hour/shift. A taxicab in good con...
by zepol96
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How much electricity do you use?
Replies: 24
Views: 3814

watch out!!! I'm coming in from a different angle ... I've been asking myself whether the water and power companies have enough manpower to do monthly readings of all meters in the city. Could it be terribly wrong if the reading is done every 2 or 3 months, while guestimating the rest? OR , if I was...
by zepol96
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why are you here?
Replies: 15
Views: 2020

I've returned to Peru to care for my aging parents. Lived in the US for the last 39 years returning to Peru regularly to visit my parents. My sister and brothers also migrated to different parts of the world some time ago. Two years ago, Dad was diagnosed with mild senile dementia. His condition det...
by zepol96
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: OK, because people want "controversy"
Replies: 30
Views: 5000

churritis wrote:Come on Timothy- anyone would wonder WTF is your pet Cuy doing in the way?
How could that be the fault of cholo


Exactly!!! You are so right on the money.
by zepol96
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The paying bribes thread.
Replies: 22
Views: 3452

I must confess I have never been directly involved in a "coima" situation in Lima. I do pay for services rendered such as 1 sol for keeping an eye on my car (not necessary in many places) 3 soles for wiping window and washing tires and for keeping an eye on mi car while I'm shopping or goi...
by zepol96
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: OK, because people want "controversy"
Replies: 30
Views: 5000

AWESOME....interesting responses...all very well articulated. I have not been in the presence of so much articulation since I took Fisiology 101. I, for one, never miss a chance to say "I'm sorry I made a mistake" in the presence of my peruvian paisanos even when there is no need to say it...
by zepol96
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Urgent:Have U brought non Peru kids into Peru by yourself ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

Can't resist piggybacking here....
What problems should I expect if my wife (grandma) and our 2 grandkids (10 and 6) want to come to Lima for a short visit? They are US citizens and have their own passport.
by zepol96
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The pongos dream
Replies: 1
Views: 532

great story. JM Arguedas is a master storyteller. Here's the same story in a cool spanish video:

http://es.sevenload.com/videos/lj24OJN- ... -del-pongo.
by zepol96
Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reliable VoIP provider
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Reliable VoIP provider

Have you dealt with VoIP providers in Lima other than Telefonica?
Would you recommend a reliable provider to support a small call center (20 seats) from Lima to USA.
gracias
by zepol96
Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is this ad considered "racist" in Peru
Replies: 32
Views: 4623

Americorps wrote: here in Peru, AT THE PRESENT TIME, it is not considered racist and will not be until such time as the local black population decides it is demeaning, which may never happen. Although many will say the adjetive ZAMBO, NEGRO is a term of endearment I consider the term to be a clear m...

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