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by mickd
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Photography
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: Photography

Hi Alan,
Thank you very much for the tips that you have given me.
The street theatre looks to be my favourite to go to.
Unfortunately I shall not be here for the Military Parade because that would have been ideal.
by mickd
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Photography
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Photography

Could you please recommend a place/institution in Lima that will allow me to take photographs. I have been to the Palace for the changing of the guard, and the police prevented me from getting near to the railings to photograph, so group shots were impossible of the soldiers, as the railings were in...
by mickd
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Changes
Replies: 56
Views: 10776

Re: Immigration Changes

Hi, Maybe someone can help me here. Soon my girlfriend is going to be moving to Lima for work. Her immigration status is being taken care of, and originally we were hoping I could come with her as her dependent. But that's looking less and less likely each day. We've been considering our options. Th...
by mickd
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Photograph Enlargements
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Photograph Enlargements

Thank you very much for the heads up Alan.
I now have a number of places to go on the link you have given.
by mickd
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Photograph Enlargements
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Photograph Enlargements

Can anyone tell me, is there a business in Lima that will enlarge photographs that are held on a USB, to a 75 x 50 cm size? Besides printing on Paper do they print on Canvas and stretch it on a wooden frame, thus allowing it to be hung on a wall as photo/picture? I can get this done with no problem ...
by mickd
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DHL & Couriers
Replies: 18
Views: 4519

Re: DHL & Couriers

I have sent a letter containing Legal Documents, to Lima this week from the UK. I used FedEx, and it was picked up on Monday afternoon, and was delivered in Barranco this Thursday afternoon. It was tracked and using the Express Package Service cost £59.57. To have sent this via the Royal Mail and be...
by mickd
Mon May 02, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Acupuncturists in Lima
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: Acupuncturists in Lima

Hello

Last week we went to the Maison de Sante in San Isidro to find that they have closed down that Clinic.
We then had to go to Surco, where they have a much larger Clinic to get the treatment we required.
by mickd
Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TV content from 'home'
Replies: 19
Views: 2317

Re: TV content from 'home'

I have download the app FilmOn Live TV. This app gives British and American TV, Spanish, German progs. Apart from the time differential, 6 Hours for the UK, it is good to see the current favourite shows from Blighty.
by mickd
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dollars AND Soles - Why?
Replies: 11
Views: 2308

Re: Dollars AND Soles - Why?

As a fellow Brit, if you look at the Martin Lewis Money Saving expert on the internet, you will see that he recommends the Halifax Clarity Card, which gives the best rates of sterling exchange rates on the day of each use of the card. The card is free, and is so convenient to use, simply agree to pa...
by mickd
Mon May 04, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee Thread - 2015
Replies: 55
Views: 7285

Re: Coffee Thread - 2015

Hi Guys, I have been following this thread, and I have found it so interesting. I love my coffee but know nothing about grinding/roast etc. I simply have a bean to cup machine in the UK, and a few other types of machine. Well I have found this link on the internet, and for all you connoisseurs out t...
by mickd
Fri May 01, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Double Glazing
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Double Glazing

Thank you both for your replies.
We shall be contacting them next week after the holidays.
by mickd
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Double Glazing
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Double Glazing

Hi Everyone,
I have an apartment in Lima which needs to have all the windows replaced with Double Glazing. Can anybody tell me please, is there a company/retailer in Lima, that will design, and install good double glazing with a white PVC finish?
Thanking you for your time in reading this.
by mickd
Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coffee Thread - 2015
Replies: 55
Views: 7285

Re: Coffee Thread - 2015

I looked up the Aeropress site and this is the distributor in Peru, they should be able to tell you where it can be purchased

ZANESCO
Phone: +51-985600422
Email: [email protected]
by mickd
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The magic question
Replies: 27
Views: 2361

Re: The magic question

I was in Singapore in the late 60's, and the laws on the carrying of guns were, in the execution of a crime, carrying a gun, was an automatic 10 year prison sentence. If the gun was discharged (nobody hurt, it could have been fired in the air), automatic death penalty. Also note that prison in Singa...
by mickd
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: De-humidifiers
Replies: 1
Views: 412

De-humidifiers

We are hoping to buy a humidifier from Hiraoka. Is there a particular brand/make, and size that you can recommend for a 2 bed apartment,
Thank you
by mickd
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: cheap tickets uk to lima
Replies: 15
Views: 3393

Re: cheap tickets uk to lima

Hi Eve When visiting your family in Lima, if the holiday is 30 days or less KLM return flight comes out at approx £650, if you want to stay longer the cost goes up to £985. I have queried this with KLM and never received a satisfactory answer why they increase, if even 1 day over. Hope that you have...
by mickd
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Electricity prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2761

Re: Electricity prices

We have received the electricity bill for March 2014 and it is from,

edelnor serving San Isidro and is Precio Unitario S/. KWh 0.334
by mickd
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transferring money to buy a house
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Transferring money to buy a house

When I purchased my apartment in 2012, I transferred the monies from my UK bank account to my Peruvian wife's account in Lima, with no problem. However it is advisable to have all records of transfers from which bank account and, sent to whom and for how much. This is in the event of the Sunnat want...
by mickd
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Technology Center
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: Technology Center

Expect to pay at least double what you would in Europe or America, unless you go the chi chi route :lol:[/quote]

I purchased a battery for my Apple Macbook Pro last year in UK for $140 so perhaps that could be used as a guide for you.
by mickd
Fri May 09, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Proof of onward travel
Replies: 37
Views: 3491

Re: Proof of onward travel

Reference the last comment about English as the first language in Cardiff/Wales. I have lived in Wales now for 60 years and have heard Welsh spoken twice. Apart from the National Anthem sung at Football/Rugby matches.
by mickd
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Health Insurance for Expats in Peru?
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: Health Insurance for Expats in Peru?

Hello, I hope that this is of some help. I am British married to a Peruvian, and I went to the Maison de Sante, and was signed onto their system with no problem at all. They have clinics in San Isidro, and Miraflores,and other parts in Lima. The cost per month for my wife and I, is $49. We are not a...
by mickd
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: House Insurance Claims
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: House Insurance Claims

Dear Adrian, Thank you so much for your kind offer of help. Last night I had tried e-mailing you and attaching files but the site would not allow this. This morning however I have cut and pasted the documents to the e-mail, and sent it to you. The broker specifically mentions your wife's company whi...
by mickd
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: House Insurance Claims
Replies: 2
Views: 658

House Insurance Claims

My apartment in Lima has sustained water damage, I am Insured with RIMAK, and I thought that I was covered for all eventualities, except that now I have been informed by my Broker that although the assessor that has been sent by the insurance company, has seen the damage that has been sustained to m...
by mickd
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Transfer money to the U.K.
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Transfer money to the U.K.

Is there another,cheaper method of transferring monies from a Lima account to a U.K account than using a bank. The HSBC would have cost almost £90 for transferring £1000.
by mickd
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pre paid SIM cards
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Re: Pre paid SIM cards

My wife brought her unlocked Blackberry from the U.K. and bought a prepaid SIM card from Claro. When that did not work, we were then told that with Blackberry you can only have a contract, and not a Pay As You Go card. My wife bought a cheap Pay As You Go phone to use in Lima.
by mickd
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 3G Modems and Router Compatibility in Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: 3G Modems and Router Compatibility in Peru

I recently purchased a Samsung Smart TV (WiFi capability), and had Claro provide the communications. After 14 men had come from Claro, some saying that they had never had success with Samsung Smart TV and that I should buy LG, and many promises from Claro that never happened. We had Samsung come and...

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