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by captcosmic
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: heating and air
Replies: 0
Views: 635

Re: heating and air

Are you advertizing for work in Peru? Or just letting the folks know you are in NC and open for business? Just a little confused about your post.
by captcosmic
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: remote control
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: remote control

Thanks!! I think I will wait till I travel back to the states and buy a couple on Ebay. I was looking just in case I lost the only one i have now. On Ebay the same remote is under ten bucks. :)
by captcosmic
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: remote control
Replies: 2
Views: 578

remote control

Does anyone know where they sell programable or clonable remote controls for a garage door opener in Lima?? Thanks!
by captcosmic
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: OLO interner
Replies: 2
Views: 651

OLO interner

https://olo.com.pe/nosotros

Does any one have an opinion of this ISP? We would use it in San Borja. Thanks!
by captcosmic
Thu May 28, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Titicaca
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: Titicaca

Thanks Everybody. I was leaning toward Libertador. I don't think my wife would go for staying on the boat. :)
by captcosmic
Mon May 25, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Titicaca
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Titicaca

Has anyone stayed at a nice hotel near Juliaca, Puno and Lago Titicaca? I see the Libertador looks nice. Any recommendations?
by captcosmic
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Vonage Router
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Vonage Router

Ok. Similar to my magic jack, which I have used in many countries, with one always connected in Peru.
by captcosmic
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Vonage Router
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Vonage Router

Can you use the Vonage router for calling in Peru?
by captcosmic
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The need to cancel your Carnet before leaving Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 3514

Re: The need to cancel your Carnet before leaving Peru?

I am going to be leaving Peru permanently with my family for Ireland during the next couple of months, I was looking on the migrations website regarding information as to if my kids (who have Peruvian & British nationality) would require a Peruvian passport to leave Peru? as they only have Brit...
by captcosmic
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lan's prices
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Re: Lan's prices

Florida residents get special discounts to Disney World, Universal and Busch Gardens all the time! Of course they advertize only locally, and proof of residence is required. But no one has said it is a "tax" for out of staters or out of country even. :)
by captcosmic
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The 10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Re: The 10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World

Hmm. Interesting how he gives the US an honorable mention. Of course a world renown writer who lists his background as "a business and automotive writer for The Cheat Sheet since Spring 2014. He's previously worked in radio and marketing" has to have some kind of opinion. Read the entire l...
by captcosmic
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Married - Visa Time
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Re: Married - Visa Time

Incredible that it still takes that long in the US. My gf and I aren't married but she got her visa to go to Europe within 5 days. And it was free of charge. Unmarried partners of EU citizens have that automatic right to join their partner in the EU. They have the same rights than EU citizens to wo...
by captcosmic
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Married - Visa Time
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Re: Married - Visa Time

I married in Peru and went home to file the CR1 from the states. Took about 10 months if I remember correctly, with the help of a US Senator! I did all the paperwork myself without lawyers and saved the expense. However it was not an easy task. Everything has to be translated from Spanish (no need t...
by captcosmic
Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cell Phones
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

Re: Cell Phones

Thanks Gentleman! :)
by captcosmic
Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cell Phones
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

Re: Cell Phones

What carrier did you have in the states Caliguy?
by captcosmic
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cell Phones
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

Cell Phones

Any one had any luck bringing a cell phone from the US and plugging a carrier's chip in them in Peru? If so what model did you bring and what carrier did you use in the US and here in Peru?
by captcosmic
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Puertas Blindadas/Security Doors
Replies: 0
Views: 640

Puertas Blindadas/Security Doors

Any one have any experience with any companies in Lima that install security doors for the entrance to a residence?
by captcosmic
Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When will my stomach agree?
Replies: 21
Views: 3747

Re: When will my stomach agree?

My doctor recommended probiotics in pill form. Seems to have worked for me.
by captcosmic
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: equivalent to tylenol
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

Re: equivalent to tylenol

Panadol is what I always have bought.
by captcosmic
Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: FinCen Form 114 (US ExPats)
Replies: 0
Views: 228

FinCen Form 114 (US ExPats)

This is just for US Expats. Has anyone here ever had to complete, or felt compelled to complete a FinCen form 114? As a "US person" you are required by law to report any bank account where you have $10,000 or more in a foreign bank account. http://www.fincen.gov/forms/files/FBAR%20Line%20I...
by captcosmic
Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Sun
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Sun

Here is some good info from a reputable source:

http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/su ... -explained
by captcosmic
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Ceviche, how do you know...?
Replies: 19
Views: 3276

Re: Ceviche, how do you know...?

Gnathostoma spp. are found throughout the world, but have been reported in humans primarily in tropical and subtropical areas. Gnathostomiasis is most commonly diagnosed in Asia, particularly in Thailand, other parts of Southeast Asia, and Japan. The parasite has also been found in other areas, incl...
by captcosmic
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?
Replies: 18
Views: 1885

Re: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?

I would not want a reptile as a pet. A friend of mine had one, and her kid was constantly sick with flu like symptoms. Did not know why until one doctor asked her if her son had a Lizard or snake as a pet. Well that was solved quickly and the sickness vanished. According to the American Pet Product...
by captcosmic
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?
Replies: 18
Views: 1885

Re: Any stores in Lima that sell reptiles?

I would not want a reptile as a pet. A friend of mine had one, and her kid was constantly sick with flu like symptoms. Did not know why until one doctor asked her if her son had a Lizard or snake as a pet. Well that was solved quickly and the sickness vanished. According to the American Pet Products...
by captcosmic
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bringing sound system from the US
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Bringing sound system from the US

Don't forget the voltage difference between Peru and the US. Peru has 220 volts the US 120 VAC.
by captcosmic
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: beheading
Replies: 22
Views: 1640

Re: beheading

Gentleman, I end my contribution to this post with a proverb: "Answer not a fool according to his folly,lest you be like him yourself. " Proverbs 26:4
by captcosmic
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: beheading
Replies: 22
Views: 1640

Re: beheading

Yes, those are quotes from the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. The book of Numbers you quoted is also from the Jewish Torah. That being said, Mr Ed...however, you do not see Christians and Jews out doing those things in God's name as are the nut jobs are doing in the name of Allah.
by captcosmic
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: beheading
Replies: 22
Views: 1640

Re: beheading

teamoperu wrote:And very effective branding.


Yea makes me want to run over there and sign up. Shoot the last American they beheaded had even converted to Islam before being captured.
by captcosmic
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Education
Replies: 55
Views: 4449

Re: Education

Maybe my wife's family is atypical then? Brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, nieces nephews...everyone working. I have not met a one who is not digging and scratching and doing well. Their kids are all taking over in small ways in the family shops, even after getting degrees in accounting, or in...
by captcosmic
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: beheading
Replies: 22
Views: 1640

Re: beheading

I think it's the shock value of a beheading vs. shooting someone. Seems more gruesome. I don't understand it either why they behead someone. Why not just shooting someone? But ISIS also cruxifies people. The Quran in Verse 8:12 says: "When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, there...
by captcosmic
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Better Bargain Than Back Home
Replies: 35
Views: 5822

Re: Better Bargain Than Back Home

I wonder as well. I know it does not cost any more to import the crap we call consumer goods from Chine to Peru than it does from China to the US. So how can the Chinese stuff be more expensive in Peru than the US? Lack of competition? As for the OP's question, eating out is much cheaper in Peru. Ba...
by captcosmic
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Education
Replies: 55
Views: 4449

Re: Education

My niece who paid $50,000 did so with scholarships and savings. No student loans. The point was my post however was, if you pick a trade or pay handsomely for an Ivy league school, if you don't choose the right career you won't earn as much as you think. Yes even if it is something you love, if the...
by captcosmic
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Air Travel in simpler times
Replies: 24
Views: 2537

Re: Air Travel in simpler times

Well, maybe you haven't flown some of the better airlines in First Class, can be pretty good. But you still have to stand the same long line at security and you are subjected to the same security checks and wait at the long line at immigration together with the backpackers. Whether you fly economy ...
by captcosmic
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Education
Replies: 55
Views: 4449

Re: Education

My niece who paid $50,000 did so with scholarships and savings. No student loans. The point was my post however was, if you pick a trade or pay handsomely for an Ivy league school, if you don't choose the right career you won't earn as much as you think. Yes even if it is something you love, if ther...
by captcosmic
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Education
Replies: 55
Views: 4449

Re: Education

I started out with a technical career in the military. Carried on with that for several years after I got out. Then went and got a college degree in engineering, which I have been doing for 20 years now, in several different fields. I still work with technicians, and can pitch in a do technical hand...
by captcosmic
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Air Travel in simpler times
Replies: 24
Views: 2537

Re: Air Travel in simpler times

The last one was this, in case any one missed it: "Flights cost more. A LOT more According to the Wall Street Journal, the average round trip domestic ticket in 1980 cost $592.55. Even with bag fees, water fees, oxygen fees and whatever other fee Spirit charges, the average cost in 2010 was $33...
by captcosmic
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Government School UK Budget 4 million a year v Peru, 400k s/
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: Government School UK Budget 4 million a year v Peru, 400k s/

Here is some interesting data on educational expenses per country. You can use the pane on the left to look at the stats differently.

http://data.uis.unesco.org/?queryid=181

Just remember some one once said, "Statistics can be made to prove anything, even the truth. " :lol:
by captcosmic
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Finally Getting Married
Replies: 31
Views: 3859

Re: Finally Getting Married

"Southern Comfort"...Sent me this little love note in a PM concerning my last comment in this post: "Hi, What are you whining about? This is not your forum you are free to find some place else to go. Your comment only flames others to continue off topic, your comment contributes to th...
by captcosmic
Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Finally Getting Married
Replies: 31
Views: 3859

Re: Finally Getting Married

I agree with things going so far off topic it is crazy. The OP did not want to know about what others thought of the institution of marriage, but help in getting what he has decided to do already. People should chime in if they have something helpful to say. Not just to push each other buttons. This...
by captcosmic
Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Finally Getting Married
Replies: 31
Views: 3859

Re: Finally Getting Married

djuergar, sorry. I did not see your post! I will PM you with some info that might be helpful. :)
by captcosmic
Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Has ExPatPeru lost its original focus?
Replies: 10
Views: 1169

Re: Has ExPatPeru lost its original focus?

I have not been here on a long time. Good to see some one mentioned the 800 pound llama in the blog. I gleamed a lot of information here, but comments are normally ignored due to fighting of the prominent members. Recently if some one asks something I might be of help with, I just PM them on the sid...
by captcosmic
Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: job application
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: job application

The only off the record job I ever had was cutting grass, and doing odd jobs Even washing dishes I paid social security and taxes back in the day. I always thought that is how it works when you are a "professional." You are in demand and you have a good resume. But I would also guess if yo...
by captcosmic
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Finally Getting Married
Replies: 31
Views: 3859

Re: Finally Getting Married

I know when my wife, a Peruvian, and I got married it was quit easy. I flew in the day before. We got married the next day. Had a nice party that lasted well into the morning of the next day! The rest of the two weeks we were on our honeymoon. I did not do a blood test or anything else except get my...
by captcosmic
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: electric plugs
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: electric plugs

Here are a couple of pictures so you can see what to look for when using a computer related device, or any wall transformer in Peru. They should all have some kind of labeling on them, stating their input voltage, frequency (50 or 60 Hz) and how much current it draws in amps. If it says 100 to 120 V...
by captcosmic
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: HELP: How to become a resident in Peru?
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: HELP: How to become a resident in Peru?

Not sure if the OP knows it or not, but Google has a pretty cool translation page. Maybe you already know this but it can do whole pages on the internet, not just words and phrases! Just copy and paste the link to the left hand box on this page: https://translate.google.com/ Selected the original la...
by captcosmic
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reality check for most gringos hoping to make it in Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: Reality check for most gringos hoping to make it in Peru

Chi Chi, Thanks for the insight. I am an American who is married to a woman from Lima. It has been so frustrating trying to get her citizenship here in the U.S., I am leaning towards moving there. I have an eclectic background to say the least but I believe you can't get enough information about wh...
by captcosmic
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dishwashers
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Dishwashers

Very easy to do.i am an electrician from australia living peru and can fix washing machines clothes dryers and dishwashers,so if you need anything fixed or need advice drop me a line.as for plumbing it in it is very simple.if you have a garbage disposal unit in your sink there is a hose outlet you ...
by captcosmic
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mt. Dew
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: Mt. Dew

NICE!! Gotta love doing the DEW! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by captcosmic
Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Old Passport Number
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Old Passport Number

I had the same problem a few years back. I wrote to the passport office in Washington D.C. and got a copy of all my old issued passports. I took a while but was worth the effort. Bobby :D Bobby, excellent! Did not know you could do that, or that the government would do that for you! Did you have to...
by captcosmic
Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dishwashers
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Dishwashers

Hi I had mine made by my plumber. If he could do it I am VERY sure any Peruvian plumber can do the same for you. Also try looking in Sodimac or Maestro Home center. I would also go to Herioka (Spelled Wrong) there is one in Miraflores. Bobby :D Thanks guys!! I would prefer a real one not hand made....

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