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by teamoperu
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ATM fee increase?
Replies: 18
Views: 3550

Re: ATM fee increase?

Oh. OK, how do you do that now? It is not an option for more than S/.500. Multitransactions?
by teamoperu
Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ATM fee increase?
Replies: 18
Views: 3550

Re: ATM fee increase?

Playing around have been able to go over the daily limit by using different Scotia ATMs
by teamoperu
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Preparation for el niño
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Preparation for el niño

I guess you were not here for the last one? Not even seen pics of it? Serious flooding and damage up here. Nice thought to help, reality was to get around with all those washed out bridges etc. was more than an adventure. Have an escape plans if you are living low and back up plans to access your fu...
by teamoperu
Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Preparation for el niño
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Preparation for el niño

Rained in Piura again today, wow. I see the signs in Lima about being prepared for el niño (clean the drains and check electricity) and the coastal protection work they have been doing there. In Piura, normally el cole ends at the end of December. This year school end is end of November because of t...
by teamoperu
Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Prepper group in Quillabamba
Replies: 14
Views: 3774

Re: Prepper group in Quillabamba

"just the over the western side of the Andes" yet near MP???

Do you have a particular date when the NWO will happen? I'm a bit older so maybe not so relevant to me?
by teamoperu
Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to find some ingredients - cream, semolina
Replies: 7
Views: 3425

Re: Where to find some ingredients - cream, semolina

rgbjr wrote:Heavy whipping cream is available in Plaza Vea, Vivanda and Wong. The only thing is you have to search on different days they have it then not for a long period of times.
Bobby :D


and you can ask at the store what day that delivery comes in, so you know
by teamoperu
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New to Lima - Safety concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 3916

Re: New to Lima - Safety concerns

Really? Do you think so? Sorry, I have to disappoint you. There are a few things I miss, sure; but no, right now there is nothing pulling me back to Peru soon. I'm actually very happy and content where I am right now :-) Thinking you are one of those fine people who can be happy just about anywhere...
by teamoperu
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8605

Re: Crime in Peru

The article states that there is crime in Peru (dah, yeah) and that it is worse in the three largest cities in Peru (dah, yeah). It also states crime in other places is very much lower ie Loreto is ½. Some smaller places I know never have had any serious crime. Meanwhile in the USA: “The fact is, th...
by teamoperu
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 26461

Re: New immigration law

Ok - let's see if I understand this. We're Canadian snowbirds who come to Peru every January to April, no problem under the old rule of 183 days in a calendar year as we come January to April. But, under the new law when we come again in January we have been in Peru 4 months or 118 days (since Janu...
by teamoperu
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ATM fee increase?
Replies: 18
Views: 3550

Re: ATM fee increase?

That's been my experience, too. I remember not too long ago that withdrawals of up to $500 were permitted. Yeah, Alan, part of the changes when they went to chip. Of course you can go into some banks and do a manual transaction for more $$ than ATM limit. As well, with currency rate rapid changes s...
by teamoperu
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 26461

Re: New immigration law

Wow. No real impact for me, but I can see it will be for others. Sort of lines up with what other countries do. (As with most laws there is often some way to play with it a bit.)
by teamoperu
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: BANOS on Buses--traveling INTERNATIONALLY (for DAYS)
Replies: 10
Views: 2525

Re: BANOS on Buses--traveling INTERNATIONALLY (for DAYS)

Or on Sky one way for $231.

But the bus 3 days... ah, to be young again :) Great scenery though.
by teamoperu
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Saving your guests 10% hotel tax
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Saving your guests 10% hotel tax

Thanks. I should have known it wouldn't be simple, it has to b complicated in Peru :) :) I need to know if a hotel is Exportador de Servicios or in the RUS regimen or RUC ooofff You are right it must be well hidden on the SUNAT site, I have yet to find any reference to this there, but onward and upw...
by teamoperu
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Saving your guests 10% hotel tax
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Saving your guests 10% hotel tax

Interesting. Thanks! In the north here it is not so much a SOP to do this, at least I am referring to the more modest hotels with few foreign guests. Can I ask, can you refer me to a link where I can print out a page to show to the hotel should there be a discussion?
by teamoperu
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Customs rules and Laptops
Replies: 15
Views: 3824

Re: Customs rules and Laptops

BTW there is no red/green light anymore, everyone's bags get scanned arriving international.
by teamoperu
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Saving your guests 10% hotel tax
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Saving your guests 10% hotel tax

Do I have this right? When we have foreign guests wanting us to tour them around the sites :) when they stay at a hotel and have a Tarjeta Andina showing they are here less than 60 days the hotel can reduce the charge by 10% because the hotel doesn't have to collect and submit this tax?
by teamoperu
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rabies post exposure - how to obtain?
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Rabies post exposure - how to obtain?

caliguy wrote:if it's not available in Chiclayo, i would suggest going back to the same place in Ecuador, or coming down to Lima. whichever is more convenient.



or pop a bus up to Machala. But hard to believe there is not the vaccine in a city the size of Chiclayo?
by teamoperu
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hotel next to Macchu Picchu
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: Hotel next to Macchu Picchu

Okay. Just to clarify. If you had been in Aguas 20 years ago, well, it was a mudhole. But a welcome one. After days of hiking the Inca Trail, to go down to the hot springs to soak the aching muscles was a real treat. But I understand what you are saying, have done stopovers over the years it has bec...
by teamoperu
Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8605

Re: Crime in Peru

So OK I searched “policiales lima trujillo” and could not find any incidents involving gringos. None. So no reports in the news and no reports here on Expat from gringos having major problems in Trujillo. Indeed, the opposite. Posters here, people living and visiting Trujillo, report not having prob...
by teamoperu
Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima - Tarapoto
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Lima - Tarapoto

Sounds like fun. Isn't someone here doing it right now? Route? Lima-Chiclayo-Tarapoto. The Lima-Chiclayo fine anytime. Makes sure you go Chiclayo-Tarapoto before the rainy season starts Nov-Dec, that route can get “interesting” with the rains. What to see? How long do you have? What interests you, n...
by teamoperu
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Recommendation for areas: Split: "Does Humala plan a coup?"
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: Recommendation for areas: Split: "Does Humala plan a coup?"

lauramarinuiz, see viewtopic.php?f=1&t=94 for some good info on costs of living
by teamoperu
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New to Lima - Safety concerns
Replies: 24
Views: 3916

Re: New to Lima - Safety concerns

As no one has replied i am assuming that means there are NO Safety concerns. You say you are experienced travellers, then a statement like this? Maybe people wonder if you really think a question as you posed it will give you an answer and do not want to waste time answering you. Especially when th...
by teamoperu
Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visited Cusco - Machu Picchu
Replies: 8
Views: 1976

Re: Visited Cusco - Machu Picchu

Lcwell511 wrote:It's per person. 4 days/3 night tour includes lunch, dinner, tents and personal porter. Does not include tip to porters and tour guide.


WOW. Have prices ever skyrocketed... I won't tell you what I was paying when visiting MP 15-20 years ago! :)
by teamoperu
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17097

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Interesting, thanks for posting this. In general, vigilante rule is not acceptable. The rule of law is better because it allows a process for determination of guilt and appropriate punishment to fit the crime... ... but the exception makes the rule. Over many years I have contemplated the serious pr...
by teamoperu
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8605

Re: Crime in Peru

Search for " policiales lima ", for example in the Peruvian Google. It is getting worse and worse. Totally irrelevant. The OP was specific asking about Trujillo. If we want to be off topic, did you know that every 16 seconds there is a robbery in the USA? It seems in this thread from real...
by teamoperu
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What's it like?!?: The Oltursa Bus Station - CHICLAYO
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: What's it like?!?: The Oltursa Bus Station - CHICLAYO

Agree with above, Oltursa is good as is the terminal, no worries.
by teamoperu
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8605

Re: Crime in Peru

Your assumption is not correct, not so sure gringos are attractive targets in Trujillo. Crooks are generally lazy cowards. They want their booty easy. A lone female, or one pulling a kid is more vulnerable, easier prey. But yes, a larger gringo might make them think twice. There are not snatching lo...
by teamoperu
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8605

Re: Crime in Peru

I've been living in Trujillo for just about three years and not been robbed yet. But as for the Malls being safer, you have to watch out there too: http://elcomercio.pe/peru/la-libertad/trujillo-robaron-70-mil-soles-centro-comercial-noticia-1810445 Thanks for speaking up. So now we have two gringos...
by teamoperu
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8605

Re: Crime in Peru

I scarcely know a Peruvian who hasn't been robbed. And yes, as KenB states, those poorer ones living in poor areas are more victimized. One I know in a bad area has gotten robbed multiple times per year recently, terrible. Purse snatching while in a moto, followed when she made a largish withdrawal...
by teamoperu
Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8605

Re: Crime in Peru

You make a good point about Peruvians we know and love being victims. Well done. Of course, their risk is the same whether we exist or not. Crime risk for his girlfriend in Trujillo likely the same whether the OP moves there to be with her or not. It might even decrease when he is with her -I sugges...
by teamoperu
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8605

Re: Crime in Peru

So what? We are talking about Trujillo. Specifically risks to gringos in Trujillo. How are country-wide statistics relevant to one city? Or one city to another. Or Pruvians versus grinogs. And relating what happened years ago when there was a spike does not represent today after recuperative steps h...
by teamoperu
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8605

Re: Crime in Peru

Say what? You get distorted views from people who ignore reliable statistics and instead use tabloid sensationalism and anecdotal evidence.... or already have their mind made up. The only thing I have to admit is "telling" is that someone seems to be ignoring the suggestion that gringos ar...
by teamoperu
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8605

Re: Crime in Peru

draikin1, I am thinking you are getting simplistic anecdotal impression about crime in Peru and to match seemingly niave views of crime anywhere. There surely is crime in larger cities in Peru (though relatively safe elsewhere, smaller towns, the mountains, etc.) and with apparently no crime in the ...
by teamoperu
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8605

Re: Crime in Peru

Yeah, but Ken you do not live there now... you are speaking about a quite few years ago, right? Things change, even Trujillo. For instance, where you there when the new sheriff came to down and shot a few of the gang leaders in the head and they quickity quick ran from town (sadly some to Piura). M...
by teamoperu
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 8605

Re: Crime in Peru

Ok, I lived in Trujillo for 4 years. Yes, crime is a HUGE problem there no doubt about it. Robberies of all kinds (including armed robbery) are very, very common. That said, if you take precautions, stay in safe areas and call taxis whenever possible (or use a safe taxi app like Easy Taxi) you shou...
by teamoperu
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17097

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

KenBE wrote:
teamoperu wrote:2010???


The robbery happened yesterday actually...

27 de Julio del 2015 - 09:53



The shootings happened in 2010-2012.


Yes, you posted shootings 2010-2012. Back when I was a baby :D
by teamoperu
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17097

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

2010??? Here is one just a few days ago in Palm Beach USA:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm- ... story.html
by teamoperu
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: you know you are Peruvian when...
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Re: you know you are Peruvian when...

Checking the list, Ima thinking I might qualify as Peruvian, yellow underwear and all! Anyone else?
by teamoperu
Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: El Pacto Peruano...
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: El Pacto Peruano...

Wondering how effective this sort of thing is but I guess if if a little bit then good.
by teamoperu
Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: you know you are Peruvian when...
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Re: you know you are Peruvian when...

So funny and so true :D
by teamoperu
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17097

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

Came across this article today. It'll most likely resonate with those who view the subject objectively rather than subjectively, though I'm not suggesting thinking/feeling one way is any more valid than the other. Interesting to note where Peru and the USA wind up on the list. First link is the art...
by teamoperu
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Small towns - mild weather
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: Small towns - mild weather

Smaller, nice weather, not too touristy, not too far from Lima, major highway ... hmmm

Huánuco. The sign going into town says "The city with the best weather in the world."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hu%C3%A1nuco
by teamoperu
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: In Peru with nothing to do
Replies: 14
Views: 1984

Re: In Peru with nothing to do

Well, you could always strangle her. But I suppose you thought of that in passing and rejected it as a bad idea. Time cures. You know that. You are going through the normal stages. You are in Peru. Millions spend $$ to get here and you are already here. It is June. You only have July August before y...
by teamoperu
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Amazonas Recovery Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1400

Re: Amazonas Recovery Project

Before investing money, time into your project 4 obvious questions: What are your credentials and past similar project experience that would indicate probable success? How committed are you, that is, how much of your personal money have will you invest? Need to analyze your business case. Where is i...
by teamoperu
Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian folk remedies
Replies: 20
Views: 2342

Re: Peruvian folk remedies

I've tried Sangre de Drago (Dragon Blood) from a tree in Loreto. It sort of formed a crust over the small scrape. Seemed to work, but who knows if better.

I am waiting to try it on my many STDs and will report back. :)
by teamoperu
Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taxi fromLa Victoria to the Airport how much?
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Taxi fromLa Victoria to the Airport how much?

I would have guessed S/. 25 to outside the airport, inside more. Some do not have papers for Callao or proper papers at entry to airport check. With little effort I usually pay 15 Jesus Maria to LIM and reverse (excepting late times or busy times).
by teamoperu
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Locating a Lima resident by the address
Replies: 13
Views: 1847

Re: Locating a Lima resident by the address

Take a bottle of Pisco :D
by teamoperu
Fri May 29, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel danger when in the public now?
Replies: 108
Views: 17097

Re: Do you feel danger when in the public now?

gringolandia wrote:I really didn't read your whole post, and since you are clearly an attention seeking troll I have added you to my ignore list so I don't have to read any of your nonsense (except when others quote you).


Sure OK blocking and name calling doesn't bother me - just don't shoot the messenger.

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