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by alan
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Closing the "Conversation" Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 370

Closing the "Conversation" Forum

Due to the increase in link spam posts and the slower pace of participation, I am closing the "Expat Conversation" forum for the foreseeable future. Thanks to one and all for their participation. Here are some links to help you connect with others. Facebook Groups for Expats in Peru Groups...
by alan
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Closing the "Expat Information" sub-forum
Replies: 0
Views: 337

Closing the "Expat Information" sub-forum

Hi, In the past few months, the amount of link spam published to the "Expat Information" sub-forum has increased notably and has become too time consuming for me to deal with. As a result, I am closing this sub-forum for the foreseeble future. Here are links to six articles that will answe...
by alan
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Any ideas on English tutoring rates?
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Any ideas on English tutoring rates?

Hello! I am considering offering English tutoring online for kids in el colegio, but I'm not sure what the going rates are. Does anyone know an average rate for a 30 min or 1hr English tutoring session? I have a TEFL certificate and many years of experience. Thanks in advance! Anywhere from 30 to 8...
by alan
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to get the molecular Covid test to travel
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Where to get the molecular Covid test to travel

samthesham wrote:These tests appear to be a big money maker for these labs.



You've got that right. People line up and go in and out like clockwork.
by alan
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Affordable Schools in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Affordable Schools in Lima

Hi,

It's a big question. Let us know what district you live in, if you consider religion to be important (or avoidable at all costs), and what your budget is.
by alan
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol still needed for CE? And bank questions.
Replies: 13
Views: 2048

Re: Interpol still needed for CE? And bank questions.

It all depends what you are after. Convenience vs. Return is one of the decisions you need to make. If you are just after interest, you could also try the Cajas Municipales, which typically pay the highest return of all - at least for deposits in Soles.
by alan
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interpol still needed for CE? And bank questions.
Replies: 13
Views: 2048

Re: Interpol still needed for CE? And bank questions.

Yes. Which one is better I think that the best bank - or at least the most practical bank - is BCP, simply because they have more branches and users than any other. They are also the leaders in digital payments with their Yape platform. If it is convenient for you, try to open your account at a fai...
by alan
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to get the molecular Covid test to travel
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Where to get the molecular Covid test to travel

Hey Jackie.. Suiza Labs does a good job. You can register and pay online. https://suizaonline.suizalab.com:121/registro-atencion We did this two weeks ago, and we were in and out the door within 15 minutes, with results in the email within 24 hours. They also do house calls, but charge a little more.
by alan
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mining Machinery Designed and Built in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Mining Machinery Designed and Built in Peru

Hello Alan, I do enjoyed the information about the Windshield Factory , thanks ! Yes, it's a real bright light since there are so many positive spin-offs from this kind of enterprise. The company pays taxes, their workers are trained in skills they would otherwise find difficult to get, and maybe m...
by alan
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mining Machinery Designed and Built in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Mining Machinery Designed and Built in Peru

I wonder who in Peru, let alone the world, can afford a Tesla. They sold half a million last year overall. Still, this year will be tough for many. Peru isn't an important market for sure, but of course the point of the article was to highlight a success story in Peru's industrial manufacturing sec...
by alan
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Mining Machinery Designed and Built in Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Mining Machinery Designed and Built in Peru

We are so accustomed to Peru being considered solely as an exporter of minerals and agricultural products, it's always great to hear a success story in manufacturing. One of the paths to development and a higher standard of living is finding ways to add value to products. Windsport, you should enjoy...
by alan
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mantenimiento
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Mantenimiento

Thank you Alan as always! The thing there is that the President + Administrator + Treasurer are all Amigos and that's how for 3 years they don't ever get re-elected. So President is covering Administrator and Administrator only invites their friends to the meeting of the Junta, never did I see them...
by alan
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mantenimiento
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Mantenimiento

Has nybody been successful in changing their current Adminstrator of the building? The building we are in seems to suffer from bad administration, there is a President, Adminstrator and Treasurer, they collect about 15000 soles per month but Nothing is Ever done. I've been asking to put it up for d...
by alan
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking for homestay housing in Lima, Peru.?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Looking for homestay housing in Lima, Peru.?

Hi George. I don't think you will find a service that will offer you homestay at those prices, especially if you consider that a "family homestay" as it's understood in the industry includes 2 meals a day. Even on the low side, calculate that only food expense is 15 soles a day, so that ea...
by alan
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...

Question: Is there any good reason why people in this situation should not be able to pay for a molecular exam a few days after arrival (exams to be given by a pre-selected, authorized group of laboratories) and if the results come back negative, they'd be allowed to truncate their quarantine? Poss...
by alan
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Vaccinations for expats in Peru
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Vaccinations for expats in Peru

Hi all,

Has anyone heard when people in Peru on a carné, or even tourist visa, would be scheduled to receive the covid-19 vaccination in Peru?
by alan
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Flight arrives after toque de queda
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Flight arrives after toque de queda

Authorised taxis can operate - there are several desks in the airport that take on the spot bookings, although I imagine they may be pretty busy due to the limited options and numbers of passengers. I've seen people recommend a company called Gringo Taxis on the Life in Peru - Expat Support Faceboo...
by alan
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: COVID long term effects
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: COVID long term effects

Ouch, yeah - makes total sense though. Obviously I hope to never have to experience that. I would opt not to be put on a respirator. In one of my earlier careers, I worked in a pathology lab. For some reason, we got several brains of people who had been on a respirator for an extended period of tim...
by alan
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: COVID long term effects
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: COVID long term effects

I heard an interesting programme on BBC Radio 4. The presenter got COVID several months ago & had to take a few months off. He is in his 30s and was in excellent health before getting the virus. He still suffers mainly from fatigue but has a few other side effects as well. It is being referred ...
by alan
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: ADOBE homes?
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: ADOBE homes?

the quincha has really held up well over the years (more than 80) Interesting article about why downtown Lima has held up so well over the years. After huge earthquakes in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, the Viceroy forbid bricks or adobe on the upper stories of new houses: https://www.iitk....
by alan
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru Vaccination Plan?
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Peru Vaccination Plan?

So far the plan is this. In the first place, the vaccine is viewed as an emergency necessity, so the state will assume all costs, and laboratories are prohibited from importing and commercializing the vaccine in 2021. This seems to be a global standard. The first lot of vaccines, bought from the Chi...
by alan
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: ADOBE homes?
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: ADOBE homes?

This is an older thread, but since I live in Ayacucho, this is my two cents: Adobe is actually one of the best materials for building if you live in the mountains. My family had a cement home and it was always really cold. When I would go in the little adobe houses built sometimes half in the mount...
by alan
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: looking for house for rent in Lima
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: looking for house for rent in Lima

Hi James,

We'd like to help with advice, but can you beat a bit more specific regarding your needs? (budget, work, family, expectations, etc)
by alan
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Problems with the Permissions to sign Contracts web
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Problems with the Permissions to sign Contracts web

We have an American friend who arrived a few days ago in order to handle some legal obligations here, which involve signing contracts. When she entered into the Migraciones website to apply online for the permit to sign contracts, the system announced that her situation in the country was "irre...
by alan
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Construction costs and Builders
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Construction costs and Builders

Considering to build a house in Chincha area. Looking to get information on building costs per sq m, architect costs and good local builders. Any help would be appreciated. We already have the land. thank you I don't know about Chincha, but can give you some rough labor costs for Lima. Operario. 85...
by alan
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...

As far as the US, the President has been saying that they're 'turning the corner.' Of course he doesn't say that the turn leads smack into a giant dumpster fire. Quite a few dumpster fires these days in the USA. It is very sad to watch. But speaking of the quarantine, I have relatives who have just...
by alan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Crypto Cambista Lima
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Crypto Cambista Lima

Hello. Is it currently legal, and possible, to use Crypto assets, such as; BTC, ETH, XRP, USDC, as a form of for money transfer / remittance to and from Peru ? Are there any areas in Lima where there a consolidation of Cambistas who will accept Crypto assets in exchange for USD and/or PEN ? Alterna...
by alan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...

But wouldn't they be infecting and putting people in danger on their way to their home? What about the people they come in contact with, on the way to their home? Or are the travelers and the ones they contact with immune to the scamdemic? Overall, it seems to be a smaller risk, since the travel po...
by alan
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Municipal savings banks: Sunat’s review of the deposit accounts endangers the reactivation of Mypes ECONOMY
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Municipal savings banks: Sunat’s review of the deposit accounts endangers the reactivation of Mypes ECONOMY

What do u think about Peruvian government to give the authority to the SUNAT banks, municipal savings etc. to exchange communication about of the deposit with more than 10 000 soles? To avoid money laundering and other illegal activities There are laws likes this called the patriot act in the USA, ...
by alan
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...

69roadrunner wrote:Why would you permit people to travel to their home city in Peru? Are they somehow immune/exempt from the scamdemic?


So they can quarantine in their own home.
by alan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Peru Driving Laws/Information
Replies: 30
Views: 7897

Re: Help with Peru Driving Laws/Information

I've been driving with an international license for 6 months, but then I leave Peru and re-enter, so is my international license valid again? Now from purely economics standpoint, keeping ethics out of this, is it better to buy my license and is it actually entered in the computer? or do i try to d...
by alan
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...

This is all being very poorly managed. How would you manage it? Thanks for asking. I would have given more notice that the quarantine would be applied, I would have permitted people to travel to their home city in Peru, I would have used clear language in the legislation so travelers would be clear...
by alan
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...

I heard today from a lawyer who handles this kind of thing that people are now being allowed to connect to destinations in the Provinces. I wish I could be more specific than this, but I haven't found anything published on the airport Facebook or webpage, or in the newspapers. This is all being very...
by alan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...
Replies: 16
Views: 936

Re: New Quarantine Policy in Effect...

> I am wondering about if you live in another part of Lima, can you still take your connecting flight to another city? Hi Carlos, I think you meant to say "if you live in another part of Peru".. Perhaps edit your post. What I read is that if you are traveling to another part of Peru, you ...
by alan
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Manufactured housing
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Manufactured housing

He is looking for a manufactured home, not a trailer. https://homefirstcertified.com/what-are-manufactured-homes/ I have never seen the "pre-fab/mobile home" type houses here. The option people tend to go for are more like kit/modular homes, probably because moving something as large as a...
by alan
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Manufactured housing
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Manufactured housing

These trailers are popular summer or winter homes at social clubs a the beach, and you are right, they have come a long way. Some are downright luxurious. I know of a few cases where the family has the trailer at the beach in summer, and then in the hills close to Lima in the winter. Sorry I can't t...
by alan
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: There's A China Virus Vaccine!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: There's A China Virus Vaccine!!

69roadrunner wrote:Pardons? In a vaccine thread? Don't get the connection.


You are right, let's get the thread back on track.
by alan
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: There's A China Virus Vaccine!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1059

Re: There's A China Virus Vaccine!!

The current wave of pardons is distressing. Political impunity rots the soul of the institution from the inside out.
by alan
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expat exodus?
Replies: 0
Views: 376

Expat exodus?

The Economist Magazine published an interesting article this week regarding the exit of expats from Asia. There are likely parallels with LATAM, since a lot of the drivers seem to be the same. https://www.economist.com/asia/2020/12/19/western-expatriates-are-leaving-asia If this is true, it doesn't ...
by alan
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Establishing Credit in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Establishing Credit in Peru

Thanks to Google Translate: https://soluciones.equifax.com.pe/e-commerce/preguntas-frecuentes/ We are all at Infocorp. There is a myth that only people with a negative trace on their credit history are in Infocorp. However, all Peruvians of legal age are in Infocorp, the correct question is how am I...
by alan
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Establishing Credit in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Establishing Credit in Peru

All the banks and credit cards share basic debtor information and in my experience --more than having a "good" score, you want to avoid having a "bad" score. In other words, you want to keep your name out of "infocorp" (which is run by Equifax). I have been asked to sho...
by alan
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A version of Miraflores in Trujillo
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: A version of Miraflores in Trujillo

Huanchaco is really two sections: the beach front properties (which go back 3 rows) and the town itself. Like most towns, there are some nice places, and some real dumps.
by alan
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Peru Driving Laws/Information
Replies: 30
Views: 7897

Re: Help with Peru Driving Laws/Information

Well, this post is a blast from the past. I've never heard about the scam you mention, or the law about keeping your lights on while in the city. That said, there IS a law that obliges you to have your lights on when you are driving on the highway. I´ve been pulled over for this infringement a coupl...
by alan
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 36
Views: 1656

Re: What does Peru need?

One of the problems with the civil service here is that some of them has such good job security that it is almost impossible to fire them when they underperform. To address this problem, the (I think Fujimori) govt' brought in a regime called CAS, which is a very flexible way to hire staff for short...
by alan
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A version of Miraflores in Trujillo
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: A version of Miraflores in Trujillo

I have spent quite a bit of time in El Golf and Huanchaco, but can't really speak for the rest of the districts. El Golf is quite nice; I find it very similar to, for example, La Encantada de Villa in Chorrillos. Nice homes, parks, lots of palm trees. It does not have the commercial areas that Miraf...
by alan
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Termite Season
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Termite Season

A very good question. As far as I know, the polilla is a scourge all along the coast, but I doubt they survive the cold of the highlands, but who knows. Hardy bastards. As for the jungle, they have other, more ferocious bugs to worry about. Funny story: We are doing some construction now and I bough...
by alan
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 36
Views: 1656

Re: What does Peru need?

Also, academic immigration would be part of my plan - why is it that National University of San Marcos - the oldest university in the Americas - has such a low ranking - even in Latin America - bring in great academics from all over the world and start the education overhaul from the top! Also, mak...
by alan
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 36
Views: 1656

Re: What does Peru need?

Metered taxis? But haggling over a democratic price is the fun part of taking a taxi. I guess the alternative would be to tell the driver what you're going to pay after the trip. I had a friend who would actually do this. He told me he never had a problem. I suppose he was assertive and just at the...
by alan
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Termite Season
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Termite Season

Just needing to vent. I hate these bloody things.. Once a year, around this time, they come out of seemingly nowhere - like the cursed plague they are; they fly up to the ceiling, shed their horrible little wings, then hook up with one another for some termite sex, and disappear just as quickly as t...

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