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by FDiH
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Too tall for Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Too tall for Peru

Thanks everyone. Haven't been able to 'shop' just yet. Will advice as soon as I've a retailer that markets for too tall people.
by FDiH
Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru: Cost of Living 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 3033

Re: Peru: Cost of Living 2015

Huanuco is pretty much half off. Certain things are ridiculously expensive because they are imported from Lima (?). Any cleaning products, alcohol, etc. If you buy from small shops instead of the known supermarkets prices can go down quit a bit. At most places here a meal is advertised for 5 Soles. ...
by FDiH
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: So many police...
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: So many police...

Not sure about Lima, but here in Huanuco we have:

- City/Municipality police
- Regional/State/Province police
- Justice Dept police
- National police
by FDiH
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When will my stomach agree?
Replies: 21
Views: 4043

Re: When will my stomach agree?

No, after the blood sample came back postive they did not need it as this time. They did give me a stool sample container (with a lovely spoon) in case things don't improve. Hopefully I won't need it...
by FDiH
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When will my stomach agree?
Replies: 21
Views: 4043

Re: When will my stomach agree?

Last night I had severe stomach pain so today I went to the hospital. Thankfully my business partner knows the chief surgeon here. After an interview they checked for infections (blood sample). In short, all was fine. No infections, just my stomach not willing to adjust. I have to go on a carbohydra...
by FDiH
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for coffee packaging
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Looking for coffee packaging

Hi everyone, I am looking for coffee (beans, roasted) packaging. Specs Qty: 1000 Type: Standup pouch with one-way valve Material: Kraft paper (bio degradable) with LamiZip Volume: 500 gr Printing: Direct on packing: 2 col (CMYK or spot), both sides -or- Transparent label (bio degradable). Unfortunat...
by FDiH
Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When will my stomach agree?
Replies: 21
Views: 4043

Re: When will my stomach agree?

So today I stocked up on Gatorade, yoghurt and someone told me to make tea out of Huacatay (Peruvian Black Mint) leaves the local medicine against stomach problems. The result was a toilet free day. I actually had to smoke a cigarette to make me go (Cigs do the trick for me). To be continued...
by FDiH
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When will my stomach agree?
Replies: 21
Views: 4043

Re: When will my stomach agree?

Thanks everyone. I started drinking black tea (bit of sugar), eating a bit of small bread rolls, rice, yoghurt. So far so good. The stomach pains I had, probably due to an empty intestine system, seem to have gone and toilets runs are down. I will also switch to boiled water for brushing my teeth. N...
by FDiH
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When will my stomach agree?
Replies: 21
Views: 4043

When will my stomach agree?

So today is my third week in Peru. Since day one I have been battling with my stomach. 5-8 toilet visits a day are seriously starting to become annoying. I know that my body needs to adjust to Peruvian bugs/bacteria etc but when will that be. The only thing that is fairly accepted by my body is Bemb...
by FDiH
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Too tall for Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Too tall for Peru

Thanks for the tips! Just found out there is an 'EL' strore in Huanuco. Will look for it next week and let you guys know if Huanuco is the new shoppers paradise for tall blokes. :)
by FDiH
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 13
Views: 2305

Re: A cautionary tale

teamoperu wrote:"There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them."


Naked city?
by FDiH
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Too tall for Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Too tall for Peru

Thanks for the tips. Much appreciated!
by FDiH
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Too tall for Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Too tall for Peru

chi chi wrote:Why don't you buy a Scottisch kilt instead? :lol:


I actually want the staring to stop, not become the tourist attraction of Huanuco :roll:

But thanks for the tip. Any specific mall or clothing store I should try?
by FDiH
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A cautionary tale
Replies: 13
Views: 2305

Re: A cautionary tale

The story gives me goose bumps. I have heard similar stories when i lived in Africa. Love can make you a bit blind... Hope he's doing okay.
by FDiH
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Too tall for Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Too tall for Peru

With 1.94m tall I notice that I bend and duck a lot. In Huanuco even the doorposts are too small. I must have banged my head at least a dozen times the last few weeks. At least I'm getting used to the fact that people stare (a lot) at the blond gringo. There is a question ... I went to both malls in...
by FDiH
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: VAT / Sales Tax
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: VAT / Sales Tax

Excellent! Thanks buddy.
by FDiH
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: VAT / Sales Tax
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

VAT / Sales Tax

Does anyone know what the VAT is for exporting agricultural products to USA/Europe?
by FDiH
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 215164

Re: Introduce Yourself!

Hola everyone, I've been browsing ExpatPeru.com for quite a few months now in preparation for my move to Huanuco. Thanks to Alan and all other contributors for this wonderful source of information!! My name is Steven. Born in the Netherlands, lived in Africa, USA and a few places in Europe. Since 24...

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