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by woodchuck
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 23
Views: 3444

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

Moving away from Lima is the best thing I ever did. I hated the traffic, smog, rude/pushy people, etc. Here in Huaral, we have nice weather year-round & very cheap food with the restaurants circling the main square, 4-5 banks & ATM machines, plenty of cheap motos, etc. I purchased 2 cottages...
by woodchuck
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 44
Views: 1799

Re: How can I get my package?

Alan, I assume the people with the CBD oil are not permanent stands at the international fairs in Parque Reducto in Miraflores. The reason I say this is a friend of mine in Lima visited this fair yesterday & was told "there are no vendors here today that sell CBD oil". I was excited as...
by woodchuck
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Bi-national School in Lima, Peru seeks 5th grade English Teacher
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Bi-national School in Lima, Peru seeks 5th grade English Teacher

This appears to be an excellent opportunity for the right person.
IMO, the salary and benefits are very good.
I enjoy job ads that explain the entire situation w/o being disappointed later on.
by woodchuck
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 44
Views: 1799

Re: How can I get my package?

CBD suppositories are worth considering in certain situations.
Good article - thanks.
by woodchuck
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 44
Views: 1799

Re: How can I get my package?

A small bottle of CBD oil can cost up to 200 soles, but you only use 2-3 drops a day. We are in Huaral (62,000 population); we haven't had an international fairs since we purchased 2 cottages here (one to rent to expats/tourists) some 2 years ago. This is a small price to pay for excellent weather &...
by woodchuck
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Did you buy your christmas decoration yet?
Replies: 11
Views: 3394

Re: Did you buy your christmas decoration yet?

Many of the bigger stores have 3X1 or even 4X1.
If you purchase nice items, you can give as presents.
Always looking for bargains to stretch the budget.
by woodchuck
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 44
Views: 1799

Re: How can I get my package?

Official Update: By now, Customs has returned my CBD oil to the US or someone has decided to "boost" the package as CBD oil is expensive in Peru & you can not get TUMS anywhere at any price. I would like to give Customs a "kick in the a**" as they ruined a good experience for...
by woodchuck
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The price of beer?
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: The price of beer?

Thanks for the recommendation Windsport.
by woodchuck
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New Peruvian Relationship
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: New Peruvian Relationship

IMO, you need to spend a lot of time together where you plan to live.
Many expats were once in your position & are now divorced due to the Peruvian cultural differences.
Take you time to be sure of your future together & exchange the "rose colled glasses" for reality.
Best wishes.
by woodchuck
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to go for all things medical
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Where to go for all things medical

Good question!
I will check back for responses.
Best wishes
by woodchuck
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Real Estate Lunacy
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Peruvian Real Estate Lunacy

I am not familiar with the prices in this area. I purchased 2 cottages (of brick/cement materials) in Huaral for $350 a square meter. I received a better price as I purchased 2 cottages. But I have plenty of water (we don't pay for this), private pool, kids play area, 24/7 manned security. I believe...
by woodchuck
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: CBD oil

I agree CBD oil needs to be studied further as no one knows the long-term effects.
I only know what my friends in the US tell me.
Good article - thanks.
by woodchuck
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Ceiling fan
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Ceiling fan

The electrician is scheduled to come on December 02.
Anyone know of antique ceiling fans please contact me - ASAP.
by woodchuck
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: ZARA man loafers,white color size 42.
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: ZARA man loafers,white color size 42.

That is how the bottoms are after you walk just a bit in these types of shoes.
No one was dancing in a cow pasture.
by woodchuck
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Ceiling fan
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Ceiling fan

I am sorry, I am not able to do this.
My wife does all these things.
The electrician is coming to do some other things; hope to get some idea of the ceiling fans.
by woodchuck
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Antique double bed
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Antique double bed

Searching for an antique double bed for a tourist cottage in Huaral.
Can arrange to deliver to Huaral or bring it with you & stay some time with us (barter).
Best wishes & thanks.
by woodchuck
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Ceiling fan
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Ceiling fan

I would imagine "How to include a picture in an email" or something similar.
My wife does this occasionally & needs a special adapter for the camera/cell phone.
Possibly where they sell these accessories can help you.
Anxious to see the pics!
Thanks.
by woodchuck
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: English speaking psychologist/therapist in Lima
Replies: 9
Views: 2253

Re: English speaking psychologist/therapist in Lima

There seems to be a need for an English speaking psychotherapist in Lima.
Have you considered that?
Best wishes.
by woodchuck
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: CBD oil

More info on CBD oil: "While many people see benefits after just a day or two of taking CBD, everyone is unique, so the benefits you experience during the time you take Organica Naturals CBD will vary based on your individual response to the type of CBD (Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, Zero High...
by woodchuck
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: CBD oil

NO, I apologize for my jumping to conclusions. I did have an attorney contact me who was trying to get out of Lima as he didn't represent his client properly. Let me know ASAP as from Dec. thru Easter is our busy period. Our M-F rate is 100 soles for 2 people; 50 soles more per person maximum of 2 m...
by woodchuck
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: How to avoid getting altitude sickness
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: How to avoid getting altitude sickness

Thanks, that is great advice & what the experts recommend.
by woodchuck
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Ceiling fan
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Ceiling fan

I am sorry, I am not much of a "techi" guy.
Possibly you can ask Google or other readers could help you post a picture of the ceiling fans.
Thanks for your help.
by woodchuck
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Ceiling fan
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Ceiling fan

You haven't included any pics or condition of the fans.
Rental of the cottages can always be negotiated.
by woodchuck
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Ceiling fan
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Ceiling fan

I am seeking ultimately (2) ceiling fans with lights are OK.
Both cottages have numerous antiques, so antique fans (residential/commercial) are acceptable & welcome.
Please send pics & condition/prices; I can arrange shipment to Huaral.
Thanks.
by woodchuck
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: CBD oil

Is this a legitimate request; you are not running from the law?
Please explain in more details in PM please.
by woodchuck
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: a
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Educational leadership careers

I hope you realize the total compensation package will be far less than what you had in the US.
Best wishes.
by woodchuck
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: CBD oil

I appreciate the photos.
Will you guys have time to visit us here in Huaral & stay at our cottage?
Thanks.
by woodchuck
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: CBD oil

Thanks.
An Ameican friend who is 72 swears by CBD oil for his aches & pains.
Could be CBD oil affects people differently.
by woodchuck
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !
Replies: 15
Views: 638

Re: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !

I can't wait until there is subway access to JC airport.
This has been long overdue!
by woodchuck
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: CBD oil

I would love to have more info on the purchases.
What health conditions is your husband treating with CBD oil?
Can you contact me - by PM please?
Thanks.
by woodchuck
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The price of beer?
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: The price of beer?

I agree Alan, that is a great idea but requires a lot of investment in real estate locations.
Based on the significant increase in beer prices (30%+) in the last 12 months, these beer monopolies in Peru are not benefiting the average consumer, only the corporate balance sheet - scary.
by woodchuck
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The price of beer?
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: The price of beer?

Yes, a great read of over 40 pages.
I was not aware of the beer monopoly in Peru.
" With a market
share of 95%, the monopoly clearly lies with Backus brewery in this country (Peru)"
Alan, that's the problem with monopolies, they can raise prices almost at will.
by woodchuck
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: CBD oil
Replies: 10
Views: 586

CBD oil

Still trying to purchase CBD oil locally here in Huaral.
I realize Huaral (62,000) is a smaller community, but we have the usual pharmacies (Inka,MiFarma) etc.
To have CBD oil be legal in Peru & nowhere locally to purchase is ridiculous!
by woodchuck
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Shipping 40 ft container of household furniture from the USA
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: Shipping 40 ft container of household furniture from the USA

From my nightmare trying to import CBD oil for my personal medical conditions, IMO, Peru enjoys making any routine process a major logistical issue & charging outrageous fees at will. Just assume the worst & you will not be frustrated. Sorry to have to provide you "bad news" but BE...
by woodchuck
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Courier Service?
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Courier Service?

It was suggested to me by a large CBD wholesaler to avoid customs in Peru at all costs! They felt one of their larger courier service companies would be a much better option. These companies import many items to Peru on a daily basis & have "ways" of getting items into Peru. It just se...
by woodchuck
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The price of beer?
Replies: 15
Views: 688

The price of beer?

I went to the store to pick up a few cases of beer for the holiday season.
I was shocked at the prices, almost 30% more than last year at this time.
What caused such a drastic increase - ingredients, taxes, etc.?
by woodchuck
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !
Replies: 15
Views: 638

Re: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !

Thanks Alan for your comments.
The food prices are quite high but I would be interested in how much the spaces rent for.
The rent is reflected in the total prices so possibly someone has some info on the rental amounts.
by woodchuck
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Courier Service?
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Courier Service?

Many readers may be aware of all the problems I have had importing CBD oil for personal use. If you are not already aware, Customs is NOT consumer friendly & they list an apparent non-staffed phone # on their forms (the phone rings, but is never answered nor is there an option to leave a message...
by woodchuck
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status

This was an expensive learned when I had a new passport issued. The US embassy never informed me of this law & I had no reason to believe otherwise. When I moved to Huaral, I owed a significant fine at Migrations. With all the people employed in the embassy passport department, someone should be...
by woodchuck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 44
Views: 1799

Re: How can I get my package?

Thanks for all the help everyone.
I didn't get anything (not even the TUMS); I refuse to be treated like a "piece of crap".
I will find some other way to get my CBD oils & not have to kiss anyone's A**.
When will Peru enter the 21st century & allow the new innovations in medicine?
by woodchuck
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Expat relocation

woodchuck wrote: My friend can not afford the real estate prices in Cieneguilla plus I have been told there are issues with water (having to be delivered by tanker truck) vs. natural groundwater/wells. As I have friends in VMT, it would be worth exploring the neighboring towns & then coming back...
by woodchuck
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Expat relocation

My friend can not afford the real estate prices in Cieneguilla plus I have been told there are issues with water (having to be delivered by tanker truck) vs. natural groundwater/wells. As I have friends in VMT, it would be worth exploring the neighboring towns & then coming back thru the mountai...
by woodchuck
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 44
Views: 1799

Re: How can I get my package?

They were all established/professional doctors. I didn't want to insult them with the offer of a "propina" (a monetary tip). I have already suffered a lot due to customs & costs to ship to Peru; I am cutting my losses. It appears Peru is making it as difficult as possible for expats to...
by woodchuck
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 44
Views: 1799

Re: How can I get my package?

Update: I have gone to several Peruvian doctors & all refuse to sign any paperwork (including writing a prescription) to pick up my CBD package. This makes no sense as CBD oil is legal in Peru. I am hoping t find a specialty vitamin shop at a mall & purchase the CBD oil there. If anyone know...
by woodchuck
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Expat relocation

I have a newly-retired friend in the US that will be relocating to Peru. He is seeking a location that offers: 1. Sunny/warm weather year-round. 2. Within 2 hours of Lima. 3. Reasonable house/land prices. Any help will be greatly appreciated (realtors welcome to reply). Thank you windsport for your ...
by woodchuck
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Expat relocation

Thanks for your suggestions.
I will do some research online to get a better idea of these locations.
by woodchuck
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Expat relocation

I have a newly-retired friend in the US that will be relocating to Peru.
He is seeking a location that offers:
1. Sunny/warm weather year-round.
2. Within 2 hours of Lima.
3. Reasonable house/land prices.
Any help will be greatly appreciated (realtors welcome to reply).
by woodchuck
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 44
Views: 1799

Re: How can I get my package?

Update on package containing CBD oil: 1. Finally received mail from customs telling why they are holding my package. 2. Finally had a phone #, but no one answers from 11 am to 3:15 pm (must be taking a long lunch). 3. From the internet find that there could be substantial fees if package is not pick...
by woodchuck
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Transfering Money to Peru.
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Transfering Money to Peru.

Are there any options for transferring more than $1,000,000 USD to Peru? I understand transferring "bank to bank" using a SWIFT code will work but: 1. Will this trigger the Peruvian government getting involved in your finances? 2. Will you be required to file yearly reports (& pay fees...

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