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by sunflower
Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ice-Skating at Jockey Plaza???
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Ice-Skating at Jockey Plaza???

Hi! A school friend of my son mentioned that you can do ice-skating at Jockey Plaza, but didn't know more about it. I never heard of it. So I googled it, but unfortunately the Jockey Plaza webpage is under construccion and I couldn't find any other info. Before driving out there I would like to be s...
by sunflower
Mon May 12, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: CTS help please
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Hi! What is CTS??? I never heard of it. I checked the peruvian labor law, but unfortenately didn't really understand what it is paid for. Has it something to do with pension? My husbands company and he himself pay into a private pension fund. Does he still get this CTS? Hope anyone can explain it to...
by sunflower
Mon May 12, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Salchicheria Alemana
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Salchicheria Alemana

Hi!

Does anyone know where the Salcheria Alemana is???

Somebody told me it's near the Shopping Center at Caminos del Inca, but I can't find the shop or a proper address.

Thanks for any info!

Eva
by sunflower
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Customs Charges
Replies: 23
Views: 4039

Hi, if the contents of the package is worth less than US$ 100.- and you 'import' something as a private person, the law states that there are no taxes. But companies like DHL / Fedex can charge handling fees, and they do. You find many unsatisfied customers here in Peru having the same trouble. In y...
by sunflower
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Overhead Transparency
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Overhead Transparency

Hi, I need very, very urgent (!!!) some Overhead Transparencies that I can print on with my inkjet printer. I think I went to every office supply shop in Miraflores and nobody had this kind of stuff. One guy told me I can print the things out and go to every bigger copy shop, they will copy it on a ...
by sunflower
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Budget to have a dog?
Replies: 18
Views: 1781

Great that one way or the other you will get your dog. And smaller dogs surely don't have the same appetite than mine. Probably we than meet on Av. Arequipa while going for our walkies?

Eva
by sunflower
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Budget to have a dog?
Replies: 18
Views: 1781

Dog budget

Hi Sharon, costs for a dog really depend on the size of the dog and the quality of food you give him. Here in Lima you find cheap, cheap food, 'middle Class' food and very expensive food you can buy at the vet. For our dog, a 50kg Rottweiler, I use 'middle Class' food like Pedigree and, since she is...
by sunflower
Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Canon Printer Repair
Replies: 0
Views: 498

Canon Printer Repair

Hi! I have a quite good A3 Canon printer bought in Germany about 3 years ago, but unfortunately not sold in Peru. At the beginning of the year the printhead failed and the printer refused to print even one more page. We tried to get the piece here in Lima with Canon, but they couldn't or didn't want...
by sunflower
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expat Cookbook
Replies: 26
Views: 6842

Expat Cookbook

Sounds great to me as well. There are many "cookbooks" for Peruvian food online already. But unfortunately most are showing these over the top recipes nobody really cooks at home. Therefore I think it would be great to somehow 'publish' good recipes of typical Peruvian dishes that are cook...
by sunflower
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: vitamins for children
Replies: 7
Views: 2149

Vitamins for children

Hello! I really don't want to offend someone, but I just can't understand why children (and adults as well) have to take any extra vitamins in form of pills or liquids if they are healthy and have a balanced diet. Just because their teeth aren't white white but of a creamy colour??? Yellow teeth are...
by sunflower
Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lurking for months.. finally joining.
Replies: 24
Views: 3970

Lurking for month

Hi! Yes, with normal expenses you should be fine. But in my opinion you should ask yourself which school / kindergarden your kids will go to. Fees for good schools and kindergardens are high to very, very high; therefore your monthly income can be gone quite quickly. We lived on a little bit more fo...
by sunflower
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A Baby!
Replies: 20
Views: 4213

A Baby!

Hello David! I lived a while back for some years around 60km west of Munich. A great place to visit and a lot of great things to do. Here just some suggestions: Munichs City Center: nice pedestrian zone with among other things Frauenkirche (Church of the women), Marienplatz (something like the Plaza...
by sunflower
Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opting out of the exoneracion?
Replies: 29
Views: 4639

Exoneracion

Remy, you are absolutely right. I was more than cheated on, I was completely ripped of at DIGEMIN this time. I didn't even know for what I had to pay this fee and that fee. Anywhy, I was more than happy to get this stupid stickers after 3 weeks of fight and did something I never ever do, pay without...
by sunflower
Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Camino de Vida Church
Replies: 6
Views: 3212

Camino de Vida

Hi! Check out their webpage http://www.caminodevida.com/cdv/caminodevidaenglish/index.html. They are located in Monterrico, Calle Buen Retiro 100. All other info is as well on their page. For other international churches and parishes have a look at http://www.limaeasy.com/parishes.php. When you are ...
by sunflower
Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opting out of the exoneracion?
Replies: 29
Views: 4639

Exoneracion

Hi Sharon! I had to do the extention of my residency and the payment of the anual tax at the beginning of January. They gave me quite a hassle at DIGEMIN. Even having the status conyuge de peruano, we still haven't got a Peruvian marriage certificate and my husbands DNI still says soltero. We marrie...
by sunflower
Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Computer monitors
Replies: 14
Views: 2850

Computer monitors

Hi!

Best place I know is Wilson. There you find all sorts of used screens in all price ranges.

Eva
by sunflower
Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: GDP or income per family in Lima
Replies: 1
Views: 721

GDP or income per family in Lima

Hello! I'm looking for information regarding GDP or income per family / household / capita or purchasing power parity in Lima total (not Peru!) and in different districts of Lima. I tried to find data on webpages from INEI, Banco de la Reserva, Banco de la Nacion, IMF, ...... but in vain. Either the...
by sunflower
Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Consulate in Arica
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Consulate in Arica

Hello Kelly! I've been to Arica at the beginning of this year. Arica is just a few kilometers away from the border. Everything was so easy and quick. The guys at the consulate are very friendly and helpful. I needed of course my passport, copy of photo page, two passport photos and the form from imm...
by sunflower
Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet Extension
Replies: 6
Views: 2219

Carnet Extension

Hi! Even with being in Peru for one and a half years, I still can’t understand and get used to Peruvian bureaucracy, procedures and work habits. Already knowing that I soon have to go back to immigrations, gives me nightmares. Therefore I want to be prepared and hope that someone can enlighten me ab...
by sunflower
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: PS3 System
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

PS3

Hi! Have a look at Polvos Azules at the end of the Paseo de la República, the blue shopping complex at the right side when coming from Miraflores. There you can get new ones with the original packaging, new ones without boxing (who knows where these ones are coming from?) or used ones with some sort...
by sunflower
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hotels / Resorts Lima - Trujillo
Replies: 1
Views: 1627

Hotels / Resorts Lima - Trujillo

Hi!

Can anyone recommend a good to highend hotel or resort somewhere between Lima and Trujillo?

Thanks for any tips!

Eva
by sunflower
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Paracas
Replies: 5
Views: 4687

Paracas

Hello!

I want to make a trip to Paracas in January and of course visit the islas and Paracas National Park that should be reopened by then.

Where do I book the tours there, as Paracas Hotel, where we planned to stay, is closed after the earthquake.

Any suggestions?

Greetings
Eva
by sunflower
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pachacamac
Replies: 1
Views: 1619

Pachacamac

Hi! Can I visit the Pachacamac Ruins on my own? Meaning, drive there, pay the entrance fee (and probably a guided tour) and wander around. I was told by a tour operator here in Lima that I have to book a tour, be driven to Pachacamac with a tour bus otherwise they won't let me in. Is this really tru...
by sunflower
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Even Tourist are not free to move on Census day in Peru
Replies: 50
Views: 11707

Census

A census is a good and important thing to do, especially in developing countries. And I have no problem to be counted, answer all their questions, .... even if I don't understand for what reason you have to fill in your name. But can anyone tell me what I do with my dog??? Sorry, we have no garden a...
by sunflower
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: toy shops
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

toy shops

Hi! Living in Miraflores with two kids I'm sorry to say, that Miraflores isn't the district for toy shopping, to be honest, hole Lima isn't a good place to do toy shopping. OK, you have the toy sections in Saga, Ripley, Wong, Plaza Vea, Tottus, ... and of course many small shops that sell some sorts...
by sunflower
Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why leave the country to get resident visa?
Replies: 10
Views: 3136

Hi! First of all, I was told here in Lima that the regular way to apply for a resident visa is to do it in your home country. With the resident visa in your passport you then enter Peru and apply for your carnet. Back in Germany they told me I can apply at the Consulate but it will take up to two ye...
by sunflower
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Birth Control
Replies: 3
Views: 1570

Birth Control

Hi amg, there are a lot of different pills available at pharmacies, some are international brands, some produced in Peru. When I compare prices with Germany I have to disagree with naturegirl. They are quite expensive. For mine I have to pay around US$ 15,- per month, in Germany I had to pay around ...
by sunflower
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: GOLF CLUBS IN LIMA
Replies: 10
Views: 14283

Sorry dcm, but you are wrong. There are quite a few Golf courses here in Lima. They are all for members only (I haven't found a public one, but who wonders, there isn't even a public pool in whole Lima) and admission fees are high. Around an hours drive from Lima (think it was in the Cieneguilla are...
by sunflower
Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 3300

Travel Recommendations

Hello everybody! My parents will visit Peru at the beginning of next year. We are thinking of renting a car and go from Lima down south to Paracas, Ica, Nasca, Arequipa and Puno. Afterwards we would love to drive from Lake Titicaca via Juliaca and Sicuani to Cusco and if possible via Ayacucho back t...
by sunflower
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Radio DW
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Radio DW

Hallo Henning! Leider ist es nicht so einfach mit der einen Frequenz, da diese je nach Tageszeit zu wechseln scheint. Am besten schaust du mal bei DW online rein, da steht alles sehr genau beschrieben. Hier die Adresse für den Frequenzplan der nächsten Monate http://www.dw-world.de/popups/popup_pdf/...
by sunflower
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Brit marrying in peru / visa questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

Hi! I'm not a Brit but live here in Lima for nearly a year. The requirements are as far as I know correct, but things change quite quickly here, depending on a lot of things especially the man / woman you have to deal with at the offices here. I wouldn't count on doing everything in three weeks. The...
by sunflower
Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Stdent Visa
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

Stdent Visa

Hello! My nephew wants to come for a while to Lima, study Spanish and do some voluntary work here? Therefore I need some first or second hand information about student visas. Has anyone applied for a student visa and can give me some detailed infos about the procedure? I know the general requirement...
by sunflower
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Churches? Mosque in Lima?
Replies: 2
Views: 2266

Wow, never heard of it. Sounds great. Thanks so much for the info!!!

Greetings
Eva
by sunflower
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Churches? Mosque in Lima?
Replies: 2
Views: 2266

International Churches? Mosque in Lima?

Hello! In a couple of weeks a few friends of us with all kind of different beliefs and languages come for a visit to Lima. To be honest I only know the three big english speaking churches Good Shepherd, Union Church and Santa Maria Chapel and the two german ones. Are there any other international ch...
by sunflower
Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Institutions giving support
Replies: 0
Views: 1122

Institutions giving support

Hello!

Hope anyone can help. I' looking for information for a friend of mine.

Are there any institutions in Lima giving support to tourists or expats having experienced rape or violance during their stay? Probably even speaking english?

Am grateful for any hint.

Thanks
Eva
by sunflower
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: INTERPOL PERU
Replies: 36
Views: 18607

Thanks for the infos!

I've been there and as you said it wasn't a big deal.

I only needed two photos (one front, one side), copy of my passport, copy of my marriage certificate, fill out one form, fingerprinst, dental examination and ready.

Greetings
Eva
by sunflower
Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: INTERPOL PERU
Replies: 36
Views: 18607

INTERPOL PERU

Hello! First of all, thank you all for your help, comments and recommodations regarding my travel to Arica and my new table tennis. I was really surprised how easy everything was in Arica. The consulate staff was very nice and helpful and I had my residence visa in less than two hours! Arica is such...
by sunflower
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Table Tennis Lima Peru
Replies: 0
Views: 1323

Table Tennis Lima Peru

Hello!

My kids and me as well would love to play table tennis again.

Anybody wants to sell his table or knows where to buy one???

Thanks for your help!!!

Greetings
Eva
by sunflower
Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Accommodation in Arica / Chile
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Accommodation in Arica / Chile

Hello everyone,

I have to go to Arica next week to pick up my residence visa and need a good (!) but not to expensive (!!) hotel or simular near the peruvian consulate or at the beach.

Can anyone recommend one?

Anything else I have to be aware of???

Thanks for your help!

Greetings
Eva
by sunflower
Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Customs (Aduanas)
Replies: 7
Views: 4004

Peru Customs (Aduanas)

Hi! We brought all our stuff (mostly used) from Europe to Lima / Callao six month ago. As my husband was a "returning peruvian" we had to pay 20% duty on the value of our things. This value was estimated by a actually quite nice customs lady during an inspection of our container. She check...

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