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by chuck
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Low-cost airfare from Australia to Lima?
Replies: 16
Views: 2774

Re: Low-cost airfare from Australia to Lima?

The Reciprocity tax at Santiago airport is currently US$132.00 for Canadians. http://www.aeropuertosantiago.cl/english/tramites-de-llegadas-internacionales/tramites-de-llegadas-internacionales.html You pay this only if you exit the terminal and enter Chile. You do not need to exit the terminal to ch...
by chuck
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: O/W into Lima with Carnet de Extranjeria?
Replies: 12
Views: 2160

Re: O/W into Lima with Carnet de Extranjeria?

ironchefchris wrote:So will a Carnet de Extranjeria allow me to fly any airline O/W into Lima without proof of onward travel?


Yes.
by chuck
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What are your favourite restaurants in your city/town
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: What are your favourite restaurants in your city/town

In Iquitos...

Aji Dulce

Al Frio y al Fuego
by chuck
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cosmetic Surgery in Peru
Replies: 18
Views: 3499

Re: Cosmetic Surgery in Peru

Philipc4u59 wrote:Columbia


Colombia :wink:
by chuck
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question about "visa run"
Replies: 109
Views: 15181

Re: Question about "visa run"

halfluke wrote:Just one more little question (sorry if it's off topic):

Does a person lose his right to a CE if he gets divorced from his Peruvian wife?

IF a simple answer for this actually exists... :)


If your CE was issued due to marriage to a Peruvian - YES.
by chuck
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Driving in the middle of the road?
Replies: 16
Views: 1628

Re: Driving in the middle of the road?

panman wrote:The fault lies with the police for not enforcing the laws that exist.


^^This
by chuck
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 7689

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

timothy wrote:They could bond and examine each ohters' flora and fauna.


:lol:
by chuck
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Over 100,000 Bathers visited Pimentel Beach
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Over 100,000 Bathers visited Pimentel Beach

tupacperu wrote:Over 100 000 000... :shock:
by chuck
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bikers, chicks and gasoline
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: Bikers, chicks and gasoline

My girl - the one on the left is her twin sister - has a Honda CB150 Invicta in Iquitos. Nice bike. 8)

She also likes the FZ16 and will probably get that soon...
by chuck
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fastest Broandband connection for an upload in Lima
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: Fastest Broandband connection for an upload in Lima

Ruud wrote:Typically the upload speed will be about 10% of the offered speed.



This appears to be correct, mine is as follows:

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by chuck
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do Peruvians go out?
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Do Peruvians go out?

erased - not relevant, jaja
by chuck
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Christmas in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 1136

Re: Christmas in Peru

As i did last year, i will spend Christmas/New Year in Iquitos. So much fun, great friends, good food and cold beer (Pilsen of course).

I really enjoy being able to buy the biggest baddest fireworks imaginable, and then sharing them with all the people in my calle.

Can't wait!!
by chuck
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Common Miscommunication
Replies: 16
Views: 2881

Re: Common Miscommunication and Difficult Situations for an expt

^^ excellent post americorps. Here's another along the lines of number 5, above. I ask for a bottle of Pilsen. Chica brings me bottle of Cristal (blah, horrible liquid!!) But I asked for Pilsen. We don't have any Pilsen, and walks away. Fine, I will go elsewhere. A friend with me goes up to the bar ...
by chuck
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cat Owners--The Fancy Feast Conspiracy...
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: Cat Owners--The Fancy Feast Conspiracy...

agreed pwr........mi gatos loved that stuff, i looked forward to giving them the treat as much as they liked eating it. I have started to buy Friskies in a can - available at Plaza Vea Dasso........one will eat it and the other just turns his nose up and walks away.......but they both like the Purin...
by chuck
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Sincerely awaiting for a job at Lima
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: Sincerely awaiting for a job at Lima

Shyam wrote:
chuck wrote:Is it Shyam or Iyengar?


, you wrote to many days back suggesting me a job at Miraflores as English teacher


um, no i didn't.
by chuck
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Sincerely awaiting for a job at Lima
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: Sincerely awaiting for a job at Lima

Is it Shyam or Iyengar?
by chuck
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Spice List English/Spanish
Replies: 36
Views: 11364

Re: Spice List English/Spanish

Top work, thanks.

Coriander is also 'Culantro'
by chuck
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starting a new business: Get DNI or Investor Visa?
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: Starting a new business: Get DNI or Investor Visa?

mechem wrote:Chuck, does that give you the ability to start a business?



Yes, see here - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20707&p=107469#p107469
by chuck
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ASIA
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: ASIA

tomasb wrote:

What is a pituca?


Check here http://www.frikipedia.es/friki/Pituco - I lol'd :lol:
by chuck
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 5305

Re: Obama will win.

renodante wrote:I believe the new mods to be members of the Illuminati. I haz the documents.



:lol:
by chuck
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starting a new business: Get DNI or Investor Visa?
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: Starting a new business: Get DNI or Investor Visa?

Hi mechem - I am in a similar situation, worked here for more than 2 years and now I will be staying in Peru and build a business. I too looked at the DNI and decided it was too long a process for my current situation and I will do it later. But for now I am applying for the 'immigrant' visa. It is ...
by chuck
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Obama will win.
Replies: 60
Views: 5305

Re: Obama will win.

Can we expect a "declassification" of the people that now form "EP Mod"; the new moderators? Under the Freedom of Information Act" in the USA; such secrets (up to now) would have to be disclosed. Does Peru have drone missles that can target "US"; how dare we seek ...
by chuck
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Change of immigration status...
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Change of immigration status...

Thanks Rafael - I have not completed the process yet but should be soon, and thank you for your answers to my questions.
by chuck
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Change of immigration status...
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Change of immigration status...

Has anyone gone through the process of changing immigration status from 'worker' to 'immigrant'? Do you know if the following are true if I change to immigrant: a) I can stay indefinitely. b) I would still need to pay the annual tasa etc? c) I can make a business in Peru and pay the Peruvian tax rat...
by chuck
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Server and SQL errors
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Server and SQL errors

General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

User joomlas1_joomla already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections [1203]

An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.
by chuck
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Server and SQL errors
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Server and SQL errors

I have been experiencing server and sql errors when trying to connect to this website - anyone else?
by chuck
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Paranormal activity
Replies: 65
Views: 8280

Re: Paranormal activity

alchemist wrote:A bunch of eucalyptus leaves placed by my husband on our door inside, took this form naturally.


:?:
by chuck
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Deleted Post
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Re: Deleted Post

I didn't know we could make money on this site.........how long has this been going on? :shock:
by chuck
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Roku or Kindle use in Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 4745

Re: Roku or Kindle use in Peru

Regarding the IP address issue - this is correct, i have Netflix on my PS3 and I can get the U.S version only after signing up for, and paying for, a VPN with an IP address in the U.S. There are free versions of the VPN but their speed really sux and you dont get the good picture quality. I tried th...
by chuck
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: new entry rules at Lima airport
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Re: new entry rules at Lima airport

Excellent! Thanks for posting this! :lol:
by chuck
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat Iquitos
Replies: 23
Views: 6194

Re: Expat Iquitos

Yes i was there just last weekend for Semana Santa - I go every one to two weeks. My wife and I know personally people affected and it is quite distressing and disruptive for them. We travelled throughout the city and surrounds many times last weekend and were saddened by the sights we saw. I feel f...
by chuck
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Buying Vitamin Supplements from overseas banned.
Replies: 12
Views: 3591

Re: Buying Vitamin Supplements from overseas banned.

Where is the news article or notice - References please...
by chuck
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Flying into Lima Thursday night.
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: Flying into Lima Thursday night.

Nah I wouldnt expect much - even if there is it is now no problem for the planes to land in fog because of the new ILS CATIII landing system installed recently.
by chuck
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need relationship advice
Replies: 96
Views: 14205

Re: Need relationship advice

chi chi wrote:
I would nominate this girl for the gold medal for being 'brichera of the year'.


or rather....the words as written by andyg makes this girl look like a nominee for brichera of the year....we dont know the facts - only what we can read in an online chat forum.
by chuck
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Round Trip...or One-Way???
Replies: 69
Views: 13184

Re: Round Trip...or One-Way???

*Grabs popcorn*
by chuck
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 215518

Re: Introduce Yourself!

Hi everyone! My name is Martha i moved here from Minnesota about 3 months ago so my daughter could be with her father who lives here in Lima. I like it a lot but i don't have many friends here yet. I am hoping that this site will help me to meet some new people. :D Welcome to the board! 'megafreeki...
by chuck
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Security in Miraflores
Replies: 34
Views: 4372

Re: Security in Miraflores

Hey guys, after catching some people trying to rob my place in Ecuador I was wondering about security in Miraflores. Not trying to incite any panic, I lived in Miraflores for 1 year without any problems and found it to be one of the safer areas of Latin America... but I was wondering... In the even...
by chuck
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: what's up with san luis water?
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

Re: what's up with san luis water?

omg, i hope there is no problem - i am used to the taste, or lack of, of San Luis.
by chuck
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: the cheapest airfares
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

Re: the cheapest airfares

Welcome back!
by chuck
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: some early morning airport/taxi questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: some early morning airport/taxi questions

I do this trip regularly and at different times of the day. I am paranoid about missing flights, never missed one yet, so YMMV. 1. For a 0730 international I would arrive at 0500. 2. Travel time from Miraflores early in the morning is around 35mins. I would book the taxi for 0415. 3. I use Taxi Moli...
by chuck
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Retail extends boom in Peru despite global slowdown
Replies: 8
Views: 2126

Re: Retail extends boom in Peru despite global slowdown

Hopefully good news for Iquitos. I have heard rumors of some new stores...
by chuck
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ikea in Peru?
Replies: 5
Views: 6678

Re: Ikea in Peru?

You could try Sodimac.....or maybe Tottus has that kind of stuff as well
by chuck
Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone else feel the earth move a little???
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Anyone else feel the earth move a little???

musiclover wrote: I was sitting having coffee with a friend, when I felt what I thought was a mini-temblor, twice actually.


I'll have what she's having!
by chuck
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cell Phone Etiquette in Peru
Replies: 88
Views: 10306

Re: Cell Phone Etiquette in Peru

WARNING - OFF TOPIC Further, I could care less if others carry values that are not my own unless and until those values directly collide with my rights. I enjoy reading your posts, americorps, and you have used the hightlighted expression a couple of times now on this board. It infers that you do ac...
by chuck
Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Villaran wants to have gay education in school?
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

Re: Villaran wants to have gay education in school?

Thanks for your responses - I was not sure what Villaran was trying to achieve.
by chuck
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Income Tax system and rates
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: Income Tax system and rates

fanning wrote:1 UIT = S/. 3600
From 0 - 7 UIT = 0%
From 7 - 34 UIT = 15%
From 34 - 61 UIT = 21%
And above 61 UIT = 30%



Has this changed for the 2011 year?
I believe it was [email protected]%, [email protected]%, over [email protected]% - and the first S/.25200.00 (7 UIT) free?
by chuck
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Villaran wants to have gay education in school?
Replies: 18
Views: 2412

Villaran wants to have gay education in school?

Warning - possible troll post ahead

What is this 'ordenanza gay'?

From what I understand - please correct me if wrong - she wants to inform school children about gays and lesbians.
by chuck
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cell Phone Etiquette in Peru
Replies: 88
Views: 10306

Re: Cell Phone Etiquette in Peru

I agree, americorps - cell phone etiqutte is lacking here.

But some of the posts here are TL;DR.
by chuck
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Bank Transfers
Replies: 26
Views: 5806

Re: International Bank Transfers

I made some transfers from Australia and they showed up the next day on each occasion - I was suprised how fast that was.
by chuck
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Just Opinions - Likes and Dislikes of Peru
Replies: 101
Views: 18631

Re: Just Opinions - Likes and Dislikes of Peru

Dislikes: Lima weather. Different rules and regulations depending on who you talk to. Gringo tax. The traffic in Lima. No public transport system in Lima. Having to deal with three people to buy one item (initial service->pay for item->take receipt to separate window to collect item). Is this only i...

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