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by Alan
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Canned Red Meat in USA Canada, Australia, Europe , China
Replies: 3
Views: 41

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: 23

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: 11
Views: 87

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: 89

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: 11
Views: 87

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: 60

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: 60

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: 89

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: 1
Views: 39

"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: 89

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: 65

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: 64
Views: 1319

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: 106

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: 601

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: 64
Views: 1319

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: 64
Views: 1319

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: 64
Views: 1319

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: 64
Views: 1319

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: 77

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...
by Alan
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Mountain Biking on the Morro Solar
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Mountain Biking on the Morro Solar

If you enjoy mountain biking and you are spending some time in Lima, get to know the scene at the Morro Solar in Chorrillos.

https://www.expatperu.com/mountain-biki ... rro-solar/
by Alan
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody left in Lima? When will the airport open to escape?
Replies: 31
Views: 601

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

If you are on a repatriation flight to the USA arranged by the Solange travel agency, you meet at the Marriott hotel in Miraflores where they are supposed to take your temp before boarding the bus to the military base. You can not take a taxi or go with a friend to the military base. That's great n...
by Alan
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody left in Lima? When will the airport open to escape?
Replies: 31
Views: 601

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

I'd imagine the more direct the experience was, the greater impact it will have on future purchase decisions. People reading eugene's story might be more willing to overlook it since it was a mediated rather than direct experience. Like how people read bad online reviews but purchase a product anyw...
by Alan
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody left in Lima? When will the airport open to escape?
Replies: 31
Views: 601

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

Companies that take the necessary steps to protect the safety and health of their customers will likely be rewarded after a permanent solution to COVID-19 is discovered. Companies that don't will likely lose customers who will remember personal and reported on bad experiences. Looking out for your ...
by Alan
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody left in Lima? When will the airport open to escape?
Replies: 31
Views: 601

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

How do you suggest we find out? That's the big question to this whole hoax, isn't it? Very difficult to answer when dealing with voodoo medical reporting and a united effort to scare people death. With thinking thinking that, a coughing person is going to kill you, might be best not to ever get out...
by Alan
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody left in Lima? When will the airport open to escape?
Replies: 31
Views: 601

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

What is especially upsetting about this is that these flights have been going out from there for 2 months now, and they still have not organized themselves. It's crazy! If they can take your temperature before going into the grocery store, surely an AIRLINE should be able to do at least that. What ...
by Alan
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chic peas?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Chic peas?

Here is the result of some serious procrastination this morning: The lima bean, also known as the chad bean or butter bean, is a large disk-shaped bean used in succotash. Lima beans originated in Peru and have been grown there since 6000 B.C. The name comes from the capital city of Peru, Lima. https...
by Alan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is Peru becoming a banana republic?
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Is Peru becoming a banana republic?

It is a wierd case. I find it really, really hard to understand why the embassies side-stepped the Peruvian Foreign Affairs office and sent the letter directly to Congress. I mean, they must know the protocol, and the problems that breaking protocol would cause! What they have achieved is to throw m...
by Alan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anybody left in Lima? When will the airport open to escape?
Replies: 31
Views: 601

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

Late July-early August, according to the most recently published plan. For now all flights are leaving out of the military airport south of Lima. I understand that during the crisis the options are limited, and I feel very grateful to US Embassy on working with external partners that organize fligh...
by Alan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chic peas?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Chic peas?

In my life I have only eaten Tarwi twice: There is another kind of unique beam = Pallares . They are usually bigger, flat and white color .. I like it a lot This bean is actually known to us gringos as "Lima Beans". That's what it is commonly called. There is probably an intersting story ...
by Alan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chic peas?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Chic peas?

Most people do not realize how much protein chic peas contain. Chic peas contain more protein by weight than regular peas. Thanks, Alan. Decicious, too, and easy to prepare. Have you heard of tarwi? It is also espcially rich in protein, and a ton of other good properties. Commonly known as "ch...
by Alan
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 94
Views: 2820

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

I noticed the building construction sites in my neighborhood were re-starting their work yesterday.
by Alan
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will Jose Chavez be opened in July?
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Will Jose Chavez be opened in July?

woodchuck wrote:Are the costs of these humanitarian flights similar to commercial flights?
Thanks for the info, Alan.
Stay safe.


No idea. It´s a good question.
by Alan
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will Jose Chavez be opened in July?
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Will Jose Chavez be opened in July?

Nothing has been announced yet. July seems a little premature, given all that is going on. That said, there are still the occassional "humanitarian" flights being run out of the Air Force airport next door. You need to contact your embassy to see what, if anything, is being arranged. Canad...
by Alan
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chic peas?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Chic peas?

Yes, in fact they are quite popular here. We eat them all the time at home. They are called Garbanzos, and you can find them pretty much anywhere.
by Alan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to Get Books in English
Replies: 9
Views: 2001

Re: How to Get Books in English

Hey all.. I am bumping up this post as a good excuse to share a link to ExpatPeru's bookstore. The titles all relate to Peru and I have vetted the selection. If you are interested in Peru, enjoy reading and you want to support this site, go shopping! :)

Books on Peru
by Alan
Wed May 27, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Riding Out the Covid-19 Pandemic in Peru
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Riding Out the Covid-19 Pandemic in Peru

"What if you develop a dry cough, fever or difficulty breathing despite following all regulations and recommendations? The Ministry of Health of Peru is responsible for overseeing all Covid-19 operations in Peru. If your Spanish is decent, go to the Ministry of Health website, https://www.gob....
by Alan
Wed May 27, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Boost memory to improve your Spanish language learning
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Boost memory to improve your Spanish language learning

To hone memory, try to use a number of different strategies, including engagement in the subject matter, music, image and word pairings, and a host of successful memory strategies. Try to approach learning from a multifaceted approach, to boost your chances of success. https://www.expatperu.com/boo...
by Alan
Wed May 27, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Careful with over-the-counter meds in Peru
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Careful with over-the-counter meds in Peru

"So while it is tempting to take advantage of Peru’s loose regulations to purchase prescription medications, remember that by doing so, you may be putting yourself and others at risk. And if you do rely on over-the-counter drugs, be sure to ask the pharmacist for the instructions for use inser...
by Alan
Mon May 25, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Exporting wholesale goods from Peru?
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Exporting wholesale goods from Peru?

Hello Alan, I have never exported before, so I am not probably the best guide , but.. If you are going to export small goods by Airplane, Serpost has an "easy way" to do that The method is "exporta facil" and all the necessary information is here... http://www.serpost.com.pe/Exp...
by Alan
Sat May 23, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Exporting wholesale goods from Peru?
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Exporting wholesale goods from Peru?

Hey there all.

Are any of you exporting wholesale goods from Peru?

I am trying to hook up an importer from Canada who does a lot of direct selling on Amazon.

Thanks.

Alan
by Alan
Sat May 23, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Oxapampa
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Oxapampa

I had no idea about those humidity levels! Sounds like you'd need a set of gills during the worst months.

Gives credence to the adage of renting before buying.
by Alan
Wed May 20, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Discrimination against seniors
Replies: 27
Views: 658

Re: Discrimination against seniors

We've just published this article on the main page of expatperu.com (tangentially related to this thread).

Any comments or personal experiences to share?

https://www.expatperu.com/careful-with- ... nter-meds/
by Alan
Mon May 18, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: looking for information
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: looking for information

Donnie123 wrote:
Someone knows why expatperu.com appears like a not secure web on my search's bar.

Thank you


The SSL certificate deactivated for some reason. It's all good now.

Welcome to the forum.
by Alan
Sun May 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Oxapampa
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Oxapampa

We have two casitas in Huaral. One is to live in and the other to rent to pay for the expenses of our pet sanctuary. We have outgrown our space & am considering buying a home & land in Oxapampa. Can any expats share their opinions on Oxapampa - please? It would be great to talk to some expa...
by Alan
Fri May 15, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 64
Views: 1319

Re: Corona Crazy

"But as the coronavirus quarantine nears two months, the urge to clown around by some is perhaps understandable."

https://bit.ly/3cDHLuo
by Alan
Wed May 13, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: INTERNATIONAL MAIL
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: INTERNATIONAL MAIL

Wiracocha wrote:G'day all,

Or, is that situation still in the air? (if you'll excuse the pun)

Cheers,
W. Lima.


:D :D you are asking an awful lot there!! Ouch!
by Alan
Sat May 09, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best courier services?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Best courier services?

woodchuck wrote:I would appreciate information on what you consider the best courier services for Peru.
Important for me is 1) ability to bypass customs (vitamins, CBD oil, etc.) and 2 cost.
Thanks for your help.



All formal courier services will not bypass customs as this is illegal.
by Alan
Tue May 05, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 64
Views: 1319

Re: Corona Crazy

noclevername wrote: IF COVID-19 is just the flu, and IF flu vaccinations are bad, THEN vaccinations against COVID-19 are also bad.
by Alan
Tue May 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: domestic maids, cooks, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: domestic maids, cooks, etc.

I thought this was a clever business pivot for one of the backpacker hostels in Miraflores... of course, it doesn't address the problem of having the housekeeper leave once a week to go home. Still, it's interesting to see how businesses are shuffling.

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