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by alan
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License
Replies: 17
Views: 1571

Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

A friend told me you do not need a drivers license if your personal car is a- moto. Doesn't make sense but who knows what the laws are in Peru. Best wishes & stay safe. He was probably referring to electric scooters, and the motorized bicycles. If you are riding a motorcycle, you need a license.
by alan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International Flights
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: International Flights

Accrding to Ricardo Acosta, who is the president of the Peruvian Association for Travel Agencies (Apavit) said that the focus will be on business travel, and that Peru should not expect the return of international tourists until June 2021. Sadly, at least some providers in the tourist market will ha...
by alan
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mold
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Mold

We live in Miraflores, and this year we have experienced far more mold than other years. I wonder if anyone else has had a similar experience. It has attacked the blinds and even some walls. A few months ago we replaced half of the aluminum framed windows in our place with PVC framed windows, which ...
by alan
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: In The Top Ten
Replies: 69
Views: 706

Re: In The Top Ten

69roadrunner wrote: I have offered up two similar countries, Peru and Sweden


I am curious, just how are Peru and Sweden similar countries? Demographics? no. Population density? no. Public transport? no. Health expenditure per citizen? no.
by alan
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: In The Top Ten
Replies: 69
Views: 706

Re: In The Top Ten

Number one in overall infections, so the more populated the country, the more people infected, all other things being equal. What would be the figure in deaths per thousand? It is surprising that that is not the statistic people talk about, since it is the most relevant. The science will be interest...
by alan
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: In The Top Ten
Replies: 69
Views: 706

Re: In The Top Ten

The poor do not have the ability to wash their hands, disinfect their food and living space or social distance from family members. They also do not have the luxury of working from home on their laptops, avoiding risky situations, having groceries delivered, etc. Don't quite get it. Is your post su...
by alan
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: International shipping (cargo)
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: International shipping (cargo)

Excellent question which I hope gets an answer. I notice that Cruz del Sur only has national sends: https://www.cruzdelsurcargo.com.pe/cobertura. Who knows, maybe this is a Covid scenario and at other times are international. Somehow I doubt that unacompanied luggage can cross borders though. Have y...
by alan
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 71
Views: 2400

Re: Corona Crazy

If you think things are bad here, look over the fence to Venezuela: https://nyti.ms/2FGtnWI
by alan
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: ADOBE homes?
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: ADOBE homes?

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Adobe bricks.






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Quincha... which is also mud, but mixed with other organic material, which gives it sway.


I think a lot of homes are characterized as adobe, when in fact they are quincha.
by alan
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: ADOBE homes?
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: ADOBE homes?

During earthquakes, the adobe homes that have not been built to standards come crashing down with fatal consequences. Quite literally, a ton of bricks collapses on whoever is unfortunate enough to be inside. In towns and cities, the structure is quite often quicha, which is adobe with lots of layers...
by alan
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: INTERNATIONAL MAIL
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: INTERNATIONAL MAIL

I am also ticked off with international packages. I will see an item online I would lkie to try only to find out they do not ship to Peru. They will ship to Ecuador or Chile (our neighbors), but not to Peru. What is going on? Best wishes & stay safe. Yeah, I have seen that too for a number of t...
by alan
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: INTERNATIONAL MAIL
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: INTERNATIONAL MAIL

69roadrunner wrote:You just gotta say, "Peru love it or leave it" Oh yeah, you can't do that either. Oops!



I don't know about the rest of you, but I reflect on that point these days. It is bizarre to have had that basic freedom of movement taken away, or at least severely limited.
by alan
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: No-confidence vote
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: No-confidence vote

Alan, The good thing is that during this new voting, Vizcarra got 115 confidence votes vs 5 no-confidence votes An overwhelming victory for Peru ! Let's see what happens with the upcoming interpellation of the Minister of Education. Sadly, a few of the parties want his head, and for exactly the wro...
by alan
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: No-confidence vote
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: No-confidence vote

Alan, https://elcomercio.pe/politica/congreso/primer-ministro-walter-martos-recibio-el-voto-de-confianza-del-congreso-asi-se-desarrollo-el-debate-y-su-discurso-que-convencio-martin-vizcarra-noticia/ Ahh.. pardon me. I misunderstood you, and thought that you had referred to the previous cabinet. My ...
by alan
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tambo Stores
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Tambo Stores

My son goes in, and I have heard his friends joke that "Tambo is Life". Cheap, horrible pre-made hamburgers, hotdogs, booze, smokes, chips and candy. Pretty much like the old 7-11, or the stores that were encrusted in gas stations. The curious thing about this phenomena is that who would h...
by alan
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: No-confidence vote
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: No-confidence vote

Vizcarra try it again and did it well The Congress has no option and has given confidence-vote ... Hi Windsport. Are you sure? They had the option to approve. I agree with you that Vizcarra remains popular. If he is not persecuted politically, I think he could be re-elected some day, if that is wha...
by alan
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Metro - lineas 5 y 6
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Lima Metro - lineas 5 y 6

Thanks very much for that. It will be wonderful when all the lines are finally ready. It's a shame they are so delayed with the projects.
by alan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: No-confidence vote
Replies: 8
Views: 178

No-confidence vote

It seems almost surreal: we are in the middle of a health emergency and Congress gives a vote of no confidence to the newest cabinet, who by all appraisals, seemed capable to do the job - a job that a lot of other professionals would refuse to do at this time. The biggest surprise was how legislator...
by alan
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: China invades the Sovereignty of Ecuador
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: China invades the Sovereignty of Ecuador

It's a sad case. Since the islands are a protected reserve, there is actually abundant sea-life which flourishes to the point of spilling over into the kill zone. This problem says a lot about our society. You can have your bloody nature, but up to a point! Doesn't really matter that it is the Chine...
by alan
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taking care of it's citizens!
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: Taking care of it's citizens!

What a bargain!

And the hotel is just the icing on the cake.

I know a couple people who repatriated. They were also put up in pretty nice digs. 4 star. I'm curious to how much the hotels charged the goverment, given the market.
by alan
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 71
Views: 2400

Re: Corona Crazy

Bitter irony that the doctor in question is also an immigrant! So, in order to really get beind her as a reliable source and spokesperson, you'd need to surpress your christianity (most christians wouldn't embrace the whole "sex with demons in your sleep" theory, although somehow it makes ...
by alan
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: "Routing number" for bank transfers. Question.
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: "Routing number" for bank transfers. Question.

Hello Alan, Any update about this issue ? Did you find an alternate option ? Nope. The bank in the US learned how to use the SWIFT code! :) My final take on this is that Routing numbers are a standard for transfers in the United States, and some of the smaller regional banks aren't too savvy about ...
by alan
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Canned Red Meat in USA Canada, Australia, Europe , China
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: Canned Red Meat in USA Canada, Australia, Europe , China

Thanks Alan, I am trying to understand why canned red meat has no presence in the Peru Supermarkets ... Option is Canned fish as Tuna ( Atun in spanish) https://www.tottus.com.pe/tottus/browse/Alimentos-en-Conserva/1.07 P.S. Before reading your comments it was in my imagination that Canned red meat...
by alan
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: English teachers needed in Arequipa
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: English teachers needed in Arequipa

Hi Sarah, I am interested in your advert for an english teacher :D I am multilingual and, speak english and spanish to a native level. Please contact me via whatsapp to +447424889953 or to my email: celeste.[email protected].com Currently I am in Trujillo and would love to work in Arequipa!! I have...
by alan
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Canned Red Meat in USA Canada, Australia, Europe , China
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: Canned Red Meat in USA Canada, Australia, Europe , China

I am very curious about the consumption of canned red meat in USA How often is canned red meat ( beef or similar ) eaten in USA , Canada, Australia, Europe , China ? Any comments will be highly appreciated https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=beef We´d have "Spam" from time to time as a ...
by alan
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru business license search or verification?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Peru business license search or verification?

Ask the company for their RUC number. This is the number that identifies them to the tax authority here, the SUNAT. Then, google the number to see if it pops up anywhere. If the company looks legit, you might want to go one step deeper and check to see their credit history: https://www.equifax.pe/ G...
by alan
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: "Routing number" for bank transfers. Question.
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: "Routing number" for bank transfers. Question.

Nope. They mean a routing number, which in fact is part of the series of numbers that appears on your US checks.

Intersting about the use of the CCI number. We use that one all the time to make local transfers between banks, but i didn't realize it was also used to international transfers.
by alan
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A mess in San Miguel...
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: A mess in San Miguel...

As long as the seller has some dummy to pay the asking price or get into a bidding war with other dummies then the market won't crash. Is Covid going to trigger a crash? i don't think it will provoke a crash, since the property prices prior to the pandemic were not in a bubble. But, logic dictates ...
by alan
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Will be moving
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Will be moving

Hi there. Welcome to the forum.

You'd need to give us a little more to go on regarding your likes/dislikes, budget and expectations before we can venture a reply.
by alan
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Canned Red Meat in USA Canada, Australia, Europe , China
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Re: Canned Red Meat in USA Canada, Australia, Europe , China

I´ve always found it odd that chile con carne is such an unknown dish here. All the ingredients can be found here and it is an economic dish to make. I love the stuff.
by alan
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying Internet/TV service in Lima
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Buying Internet/TV service in Lima

Very strange! It's the first time I have heard that. The whole purpose of the carnet is to give the holder the ability to be a legal agent within the country. Why would they turn away the business? Could it be that both reps were misinformed?

Please keep us posted on how this works out for you.
by alan
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Scotia Bank - no $$$
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Scotia Bank - no $$$

Yesterday, I had a lengthy talk with the home office of Bank of America (my bank). They told me the reason my ATM withdrawals were denied was that I used the wrong password. This is highly unlikely as I have had the same password since 2012. WHY WOULD SCOTIA BANK LIE ABOUT ME USING AN INCORRECT PAS...
by alan
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and the Law that Protects Waves in the Pacific Ocean
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Peru and the Law that Protects Waves in the Pacific Ocean

I think they need to build a specifically designated tourist city - make it into something like Acapulco - it isn't like we haven't got enough coast to build such a place! I think the big attraction along the coast is Lima, because of the history, commerce and restaurants. We don't quite have Acapu...
by alan
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Scotia Bank - no $$$
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Scotia Bank - no $$$

I am wondering if this is a localized issue (I live in Huaral) or a nationwide one. Today was the third time (since the start of the COVID-19) I tried to use my ATM card at Scotia Bank in Huaral & received a message "transaction can not be completed". * I was using the correct passwor...
by alan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Huanuco - ride needed
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Huanaco - ride needed

Would it be wise to have a COVID-19 test done prior to traveling to avoid delays? What is the nationwide status of the quarantine? Is the airport open yet? Thanks for your help & stay safe. Good question regarding the test. I suppose it can't hurt. I´ve hear cases of folks in provincias suspect...
by alan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Huanuco - ride needed
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Huanaco - ride needed

Be advised that the quarantine continues in Huancaco and there are checkpoints heading into the area.
by alan
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and the Law that Protects Waves in the Pacific Ocean
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Peru and the Law that Protects Waves in the Pacific Ocean

I think a "clean" view of the Ocean in Lima without big cruise ships is the right decision Let's Imagine the ocean with several big ships and marinas everywhere, we would lose the beauty of the sunset during the sunny days Anyway Lima should have a place for Cruisers but somewhere else.. ...
by alan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: "Routing number" for bank transfers. Question.
Replies: 5
Views: 222

"Routing number" for bank transfers. Question.

Hello all. Someone in the USA is trying to send me a bank transfer and we have hit a stitch. My bank here has given me the Swift code, but the bank in the USA is insisting on having the "routing number" (which I know is widely used in the US for interbank transfers). Problem is, according ...
by alan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and the Law that Protects Waves in the Pacific Ocean
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Peru and the Law that Protects Waves in the Pacific Ocean

Interesting.

Sounds like that will kill the plan to build a terminal for cruise ships that they were talking about a while back.
by alan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru as exporter of Ginger - Kion - Jengibre
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Peru as exporter of Ginger - Kion - Jengibre

woodchuck wrote:Thanks for the info.
Where can you purchase these products?
My wife uses a lot of fresh ginger when she cooks.
Stay safe.


These guys sell a lot of what has been mentioned. They are selling online now.
https://www.facebook.com/ThikaThaniMarket/
I'd pick the kion (ginger) up at the market though.
by alan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 71
Views: 2400

Re: Corona Crazy

Lotta crazy in this story. It's the masks that are "literally killing people," citizen's arrests are already happening, obedience to the devil's laws is going to get people arrested for crimes against humanity, a bunch of other craziness. No surprise, considering this took place in Florid...
by alan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hiraoka
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Hiraoka

Don't be too harsh, probably due to the scamdemic. LOL ... where do folks come up with these expressions! Kung flu, scamdemic... disagree an I might, they are pretty clever plays on words. Problem is they tend to simplify complex issues into a spun, one-word soundbite. There is a definite delivery ...
by alan
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody left in Lima? When will the airport open to escape?
Replies: 31
Views: 1175

Re: Anybody left in Lima? When will the airport open to escape?

Thanks for the info. What is the link for the government website - please. What criteria are used to determine when the country will open? How is this affecting expats? Stay safe. I think it is better to keep an eye on the Jorge Chavez website to keep track of the updates https://www.lima-airport.c...
by alan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 71
Views: 2400

Re: Corona Crazy

Mr. Trump said that criticism was the result of the news media “trying to Covid Shame us on our big Rallies,” and his campaign said it would take body temperatures and distribute masks and hand sanitizer to attendees. Still, epidemiologists are envisioning a worst-case scenario for viral spread. “T...
by alan
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 71
Views: 2400

Re: Corona Crazy

A hoax virus that only "ringers" are suceptible to and that Trump is afraid enough of to make everyone attending sign a waiver stating they can't sue him for liability if they catch this imaginary hoax virus from the ringers, and the loyal followers don't see the need to question their De...
by alan
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 71
Views: 2400

Re: Corona Crazy

Here is a sobering chart: https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/2637725/

The world could also do with some swimming lessons, it seems.
by alan
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 71
Views: 2400

Re: Corona Crazy

I am reminded of a tick toc I saw recently. It was a faux minister of health making announcements about the loosening of Covid19 restrictions. The hook of the joke was that the restrictions would be lifted in parts, and the first people who would be free to go outside would be fans of Reggaeton musi...
by alan
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: University Education in Peru for Peruvian Citizens...
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: University Education in Peru for Peruvian Citizens...

If you're a Peruvian, how much does it cost to do a masters degree or a 'polishing up your Spanish' course? I know that such a course at PUCP is rather cost effective but would it be cheaper if you are a citizen? I don't suppose there are many Peruvians that would sign up for a Spanish course at un...

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