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by Yuyis
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Revoking a renting contract
Replies: 6
Views: 1467

Re: Revoking a renting contract

I'll reread the contract once more, but I don't remember having read such an option. Would be a big help though...
by Yuyis
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Revoking a renting contract
Replies: 6
Views: 1467

Revoking a renting contract

Hi all, Since two months, I am renting an appartment. But honestly, I have to say that the rent is quite high and the consequences for my monthly budget are harder than I would believe before; even if I had no other options at the time. Fortunately, I signed only for one year. But I wonder if it wou...
by Yuyis
Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need passport when buying tickets?
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: Need passport when buying tickets?

Bedankt, Fanning! Thanks alot :) So, if I buy my tickets with my Belgian passport number, Peruvian clerks at the airport won't bother me that my Peruvian passport number is not printed on the the tickets? Do you mean that at the airport, I check in on my Belgian passport, and then going through Migr...
by Yuyis
Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need passport when buying tickets?
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Need passport when buying tickets?

Hi fellows, After three years, I am planning on visiting my family in Belgium once again this Christmas. I'm looking for tickets and want to book these days, since now they're still reasonably priced. I have adopted Peruvian citizenship this year. I have my Titulo, but not a DNI nor Passport yet. Th...
by Yuyis
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to track a mobile phone number?
Replies: 11
Views: 2497

Re: How to track a mobile phone number?

Bedankt, gracias! It's true what you say. And probably, the call was made from a locutorio, so little chance to track it anyway.
No further calls nor messages so far, but will keep vigilant ;)
Thanks again!
by Yuyis
Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to track a mobile phone number?
Replies: 11
Views: 2497

How to track a mobile phone number?

Hi guys,

Does anyone know where I could track down a mobile phone number? I've been receiving some nasty messages today, including threats to do harm to my daughter. I'd like to know who's behind this. Or should I go to the police right away?

Thank you!
Ludwig
by Yuyis
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Silly Question: How do you turn on a gas oven?
Replies: 9
Views: 2847

Re: Silly Question: How do you turn on a gas oven?

Wow, I really didn't know that the sparker button also works for the oven! Will have to try that one out ;)
by Yuyis
Sat May 14, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who is furthest from their home.
Replies: 10
Views: 1345

Re: Who is furthest from their home.

Well, timewise, AUS wins, I guess. But distancewise,it depends in what direction you travel.
As for me, Belgium wins over the US of course. The distance between Brussels and Lima is about 10000 kilometers (6214 miles). I think the Dutchmen here are still some more miles further away ;)
by Yuyis
Sat May 07, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: naturalisation
Replies: 25
Views: 2486

Re: naturalisation

Same here, Adrian; fingers crossed... ;) Besides the Digemin list, there were only a few addicional docs I had to present. But I would advise Digemin to educate their personnel thouroughly and make ALL of them ask us gringos for the same docs! B/c the first clerk that helped me didin't say anything ...
by Yuyis
Wed May 04, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: child custody in case of divorce
Replies: 24
Views: 5622

Re: child custody in case of divorce

That's it! Why should one have to pay for an ex-wife!? It's painful enough that you have to send over money for the child without being able to see him/her. That is, in case the expat returns home after divorce. See it from another angle: why should kids after (or even without) a divorce not be gran...
by Yuyis
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Limit on number of names a baby can have?
Replies: 20
Views: 2481

Re: Limit on number of names a baby can have?

Congratulations, Sharon & Marco! Well, I was given no less than four (yeah, 4) names. And now I'm tramitando Peruvian citizenship, I asked the clerk at Migraciones if that bunch wasn't gonna be a problem. I asked him if I'd better shed two of the names. But he said: No no, all four names will be...
by Yuyis
Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thanks for Your Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: Thanks for Your Help

You rock, Laurie ;)
As does this forum and its people.
Feliz 2011!
by Yuyis
Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Advice on getting a Divorce in Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 5726

Re: Advice on getting a Divorce in Peru

Jeff, really sorry to hear this, but the shorter the pain, the better for you & the children. Don't go with her uncle; you never know... My wife has a very good lawyer - hope I never get her against me ;-) - who did a case in two months that another one didn't even in two years. If you want, con...
by Yuyis
Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying Apple Computers in Peru?
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Buying Apple Computers in Peru?

4 years ago, I bought my iMac at TeamComputers on Av. Basadre in San Isodro (or was it Miraflores?), and am quite satisfied about them. I think they're also slightly cheaper than iStore.
by Yuyis
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A policeman stopped me today…
Replies: 20
Views: 2641

Re: A policeman stopped me today…

I agree with Stuart: police enforced or imposed patriotism or any other value or ideology for that matter, is wrong, as we are all free beings. I think such things come from the heart and are not 'mechanical'. BUT... this doesn't mean that we can ignore other's national proudness, and I think we can...
by Yuyis
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: For those with dogs!
Replies: 16
Views: 1867

Re: For those with dogs!

Thanks for the PractiCan tip, Kelly. I'll sure give this a try. :)
Do the math: a can of Frontline for S/.90 and the vet charges S/.25 for 1 treatment... :oops:
by Yuyis
Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: For those with dogs!
Replies: 16
Views: 1867

Re: For those with dogs!

I feed my German Shepherd Dogui by Purina.
But I didn't know that one could spray their dogs oneself with FrontLine.
If it is freely available, where could I buy this product?
I'd rather spray myself then paying S/.25 every time...
by Yuyis
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: attaining peruvian citizenship
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: attaining peruvian citizenship

I've read the article, since I'm pondering naturalization also. But I don't understand that they say that when leaving Peru, you use the Peruvian passport; but entering your home country, you use your country's passport. So that means traveling with two different passports. Is this legal? I mean, sh...
by Yuyis
Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: aditional costs when buying a mac computor for personal use
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: aditional costs when buying a mac computor for personal use

Congrats on your decision, you've opted for the best system on earth ;) Upon arriving in Peru 3 years ago, I went into an Apple Certified Retailer (Team Computer @ Av. Basadre in Miraflores) to buy my iMac. The advantage of buying in a shop is that you don't have to bother with import taxes administ...
by Yuyis
Wed May 05, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: chiclayo
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: chiclayo

ACE Home Center is under construction here in Chiclayo. To be opened within the next few months. Indeed, the Ripley here is very tiny and cramped, but I believe they're relocating to a bigger venue in the (near?) future. And McD... waiting ... waiting ... waiting ... But at least Starbucks is here! ...
by Yuyis
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: C.J.?
Replies: 14
Views: 1935

Re: C.J.?

Yeah, I miss Jamie, too! Last thing I remember of him was a story of him having trouble w/ his wife's family, or something, and writing about it here on the forum. I thought it was b/c of that, that he' withdrawn from the boards... I'll sure look him up on FB! Oh, and we sure miss Sharon, too :( But...
by Yuyis
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: iPhone question
Replies: 12
Views: 1485

Re: iPhone question

Hello sweet Karinita :) I sure do remember you. Welcome back!
I don't know, but can't you just put a prepaid SIM in the iPhone?
I hope the problem gets solved, b/c iPhones are neat devices ;)
by Yuyis
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IMPORTANT if you are a legal resident
Replies: 47
Views: 7426

Re: IMPORTANT if you are a legal resident

And how is that when you run your own business?
I guess you have to suspend your activities and register that with Sunat, isn't it?
I have never been asked for that Sunat form, but it's better to be safe than sorry...
It's true ... the one with the badge decides on you...
by Yuyis
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Traveling abroad, lacking a sticker
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Traveling abroad, lacking a sticker

Thank you, mahou. It's twice indeed, and not 3x ;) My expiration date is in August, so if I pay now in March, I have at least some months in between, so I could travel.
by Yuyis
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Traveling abroad, lacking a sticker
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Traveling abroad, lacking a sticker

I have a CE for bein married to a Peruvian.
Question is: can I travel outside Peru before I have my 2 new stickers on the CE?
by Yuyis
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Traveling abroad, lacking a sticker
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Traveling abroad, lacking a sticker

Hello, This month, I have to renew my residency again. But as you know, we have to go up to 3 times to Immigrations. For me, that is once more in April, and then in August. But if I'd travel to my home country in, say May orJune, thus when this year's CE bureaucracy isn't completed yet, will they le...
by Yuyis
Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Claro or Movistar?
Replies: 39
Views: 9911

Re: Claro or Movistar?

Ha, an iPhone! I guess that's no problem here. I know of ppl who brought one from the US and use it here with local carriers & sims.
by Yuyis
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Years 2010 - You're Invited!
Replies: 17
Views: 2061

Re: New Years 2010 - You're Invited!

:wink: Laurie, ignore that reservation and go to Kelly's party :wink:
LarcoMar is expensive, crowded, and you leave still hungry... I guess.
Anyway, have a good one!
by Yuyis
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Years 2010 - You're Invited!
Replies: 17
Views: 2061

Re: New Years 2010 - You're Invited!

Wonderful initiative, Kelly.
I'm stuck in Chiclayo,otherwise I'd like to join in...
Have a good time!
by Yuyis
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How my mortal sin almost ruined Christmas Dinner
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: How my mortal sin almost ruined Christmas Dinner

I don't really think they cut up the full-sized napkins out of environmental concern... :roll:
by Yuyis
Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How my mortal sin almost ruined Christmas Dinner
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: How my mortal sin almost ruined Christmas Dinner

I see you! What to say here? It has to be as it has always been. Why spoil a thik napkin when you can do it with 1/4 of it? People here seem to be so stuck to their habits, and not flexible. The gringo doesn't understand, but meanwhile did spend his money for them. Sorry, but this stubbornness gets ...
by Yuyis
Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cool translator tool
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Cool translator tool

Hey, that's a great one, Alan! :idea:
Thanks for sharing :wink:
by Yuyis
Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Handguns
Replies: 23
Views: 3204

Re: Handguns

Criminals dont fear guns, knives, sprays, gates. But everybody fears a big dog. A dog is the best security item you can get and its legal. And dogs love meat. Whatever meat. :lol: That's why I have a German Shepherd, and not a Labrador :wink: However, if you're getting robbed and you command the do...
by Yuyis
Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa or Western Union?
Replies: 17
Views: 2006

Re: Visa or Western Union?

I withdraw with my ATM card from my Irish account. I only get charged 7 soles per 500 soles. I just opened an savings account with Interbank, they pay around 6%. The other way to send money is sending it through the normal mail. It just cost you the price of the poststamp. A little more riskier. Of...
by Yuyis
Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gringo's in Chiclayo
Replies: 0
Views: 852

Gringo's in Chiclayo

Hi all,

Since there are some expats living in or near Chiclayo, I created the group 'Gringo's in Chiclayo'. Open to anyone living in Chiclayo or visiting, to discuss life here or specific topics on Chiclayo.
Welcome!
by Yuyis
Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa or Western Union?
Replies: 17
Views: 2006

Re: Visa or Western Union?

Well, I'm not (yet) into those things such as Xoom etc. But I guess those are more for US citizens, which don't apply for me then. In the past, my parents sent me money via the bank. Of course, the Belgian bank takes a small commission; no prob. But then the Peruvian bank (BCP at the time - now I'm ...
by Yuyis
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visa or Western Union?
Replies: 17
Views: 2006

Visa or Western Union?

When you need to get money from your accounts in the home land, how do you go about it? Do you withdraw from the ATM with Visa or other credit cards (for wit debit cards, it's too expensive)? Or do you have a relative send it via Western Union? WU charges for the transaction, but also the banks do l...
by Yuyis
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 24% of Lima’s population has experienced robbery in the past
Replies: 23
Views: 4964

Re: 24% of Lima’s population has experienced robbery in the past

Wow, another Chiclayo expat. We should really start a club... :-) I come to Peru since late 1998. In Lima I've never been robbed. But here in Chiclayo, I've seen the city grow more dangerous, unfortunately :-( i have experienced two robberies myself. Although the first one was just a try. I guess a ...
by Yuyis
Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cert. of Handicap
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Cert. of Handicap

Thank you.
Well, I browsed the Minsa website, but didn't find anything.
But I'll keep searching...
by Yuyis
Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cert. of Handicap
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Cert. of Handicap

Hi guys, Could anyone tell me how I can obtain the Certificate of Disability in Peru (Certificado de Discapacidad)? As I am visually disabled, my percentage of handicap is over 90 %. Not that I'm looking for big advantages - as if there were any...- but there surely are situations where such documen...
by Yuyis
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Internet/Phone/TV Service Package?
Replies: 13
Views: 1886

Re: Internet/Phone/TV Service Package?

Well, we also switched to Telmex some months ago. Bye bye Telefonica, see you never again :P We went from 1Mb to 2Mb internet speed; from 40 min local to 250 min nationwide phone calls included, and pay only 2/3 of what we paid with Telefonica. The internet speed is indeed quite good. At least now t...
by Yuyis
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Philips Senseo coffee pads available in Lima?
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: Philips Senseo coffee pads available in Lima?

When I moved to Peru, my Senseo was the first thing I packed! :wink: together with a truckload of pads. They are not available here, but the family sends them from time to time. What you could do, is buy a plastic coffee holder (adapter) that you can place inside the padholder for 2 cups. You can fi...
by Yuyis
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for a hairdresser for man (I mean a good one)
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

Re: Looking for a hairdresser for man (I mean a good one)

Corte con navaja = razor cut (I guess) :)
by Yuyis
Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Cat’s Meow
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: The Cat’s Meow

That would be nice, Kelly!
And Tom... You should write a book on your life in Chiclayo. Really, it's so great to read your stories.
by Yuyis
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Good bank
Replies: 12
Views: 1751

Re: Good bank

I've had BCP and am now with Interbank. Both banks offer 'cuenta cero' with no costs, free ATM use and a couple of free counter operations. I switched because at BCP one has to wait 1+ hour and at Inter there's only a 15 min. wait in line.
by Yuyis
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Singlefather no more where are you
Replies: 34
Views: 5873

Thanks, Jeff!
by Yuyis
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Singlefather no more where are you
Replies: 34
Views: 5873

Well, Jeff, sorry for judging here. But I also suffered some robbings and am just frustrated by how they always get away with it. As if they can take whatever they want without gaining it in a sincere way.
As for the 'secure' cabs, do you mean those with the city weapon on them?
by Yuyis
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: WHEREVER YOU ARE FROM
Replies: 19
Views: 3563

Euroman, my fellow Belgian... Hallo! Bonjour! Very interesting question indeed. Well, part of the reason why we came to live in Peru is that in Belgium - despite the good social system - we didn't have good perspectives for the future. I mean, we could stay on the same level, but not progress as a f...
by Yuyis
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Singlefather no more where are you
Replies: 34
Views: 5873

I'm happy to know you're fine, Jeff. But why do you take responsability for those bastards!? You did not know they were gonna rob you, so it's not your fault for having taken that one cab, I guess. Anyway, good luck! And... did you get a dog yet??
by Yuyis
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I´VE BEEN ROBBED BY POLICE!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Yes, well done, and also good that your wife was so alert to take immediate action. Wow... good that you got your soles back and that the comisaria cops went against their 'collegues'. For it could've been the other way around also, I guess.

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