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by woodchuck
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Injured shoulder
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Injured shoulder

May I ask if the injury was a rotator cuff?
If you prefer, you may DM me.
Thanks for the info.
by woodchuck
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Injured shoulder
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Injured shoulder

I injured my rotator cuff/shoulder & need some info on doctors who can help me.
I always believe a sincere/legitimate reference is better than advertising.
Also if you or others you know have had a bad experience.
Thanks in advance for you help & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:49 pm
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

Thanks Alan,
I may have misunderstood what my friend told me.
Best wishes & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:15 pm
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.
by woodchuck
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Non-Stick fry pan
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Non-Stick fry pan

Anyone have any advice where we can purchase a good quality fry pan?
We are very disappointed with the T-fal pan we purchased at Plaza Vea for 120 soles.
T-fal used to be a quality product.
Best wishes, thanks, & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fountain of youth?
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Fountain of youth?

Has anyone used or knows anyone that has used - NITRIC OXIDE suppliments? This substance is promoted as a way to clean out the arteries and make a person feel young again. I can order on Amazon, but the shipping costs are over 2 times the costs of the suppliments. I would prefer to order here in Per...
by woodchuck
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: ADOBE homes?
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: ADOBE homes?

Thanks for the advice everyone.
The home we looked at was made of adobe BLOCKS, many times larger than bricks.
Best wishes & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: ADOBE homes?
Replies: 7
Views: 144

ADOBE homes?

Does anyone have experiences (or know anyone) living in a home of adobe?
I am concerned about the structural strengh especially if the home is a multi story.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Best wishes & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheap Land?
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Cheap Land?

Yes, we still have our 2 cottages for sale - see under heading "buy/sell".
Just like us, they would like more land.
Thanks for your interest.
Best wishes & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheap Land?
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Cheap Land?

The issues you mentioned were places they might consider outside of Nevada as the ranch was sold.
by woodchuck
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:22 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.
by woodchuck
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cheap Land?
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Cheap Land?

I am trying to help a newly-retired couple relocate to Peru from the US. Both their parents are in nursing homes so they need to be quite frugal with their finances. They are very disappointed with the quality of life in the US - high taxes, gun violence, racial tensions, etc. I suggested they give ...
by woodchuck
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Climate & weather planner
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Climate & weather planner

This is a neat web site:

https://weather-and-climate.com/weather ... fahrenheit

Best wishes & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taking care of it's citizens!
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: Taking care of it's citizens!

Thanks for the info.
Best wishes & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: 2 cottages in Huaral
Replies: 0
Views: 108

2 cottages in Huaral

We have for sale 2 cottages in Huaral. We are using the bigger one to live in year round & the smaller one to rent. Approx. 80 m2 & 60 m2 with private pool, bar-b-que area, kids play area, etc. Prices $23,000 and $19,000 Will have pictures soon. We need more space for our animal rescue. With...
by woodchuck
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taking care of it's citizens!
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: Taking care of it's citizens!

I am glad that airfare prices have stabilized.
Initially, the prices were quite high using tour companies.
How can someone get a list of when the next flights will be?
Best wishes & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rotator cuff options?
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Rotator cuff options?

I injured both rotator cuffs digging a patio by hand.
I have tremendous pain that I have had no relief from (morphine patches, etc.)
I see in the US there are stem cell options instead of an operation.
Does anyone know if this stem cell option is available in Peru?
Thanks & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: beautiful property in Chazuta (Tarapoto), Department San Martin
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: beautiful property in Chazuta (Tarapoto), Department San Martin

Thanks for the info.
Best wishes & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Purefix City Bike for sale

Can you do any better on the price as I will have to ship to Huaral?
Please PM me ASAP.
Best wishes & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying Internet/TV service in Lima
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Buying Internet/TV service in Lima

I had the same thing happen to me in Surco in 2018. I had a native Peruvian go with me & we threatened to fill out a complaint with the Libro de Reclamiciones book (hope this is the exact name). Legitimate businesses hate replying to the Libro complaints. It should not be but take a Peruvian cit...
by woodchuck
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Scotia Bank - no $$$
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Scotia Bank - no $$$

I appreciate your comments. In my 70 years, I have had several businesses. I always instructed my associates that "The customer is always right" even if they were clearly wrong. I once honored a complaint concerning an expensive replacement window on the second story of a home that was cle...
by woodchuck
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: AIR TRAVEL
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: AIR TRAVEL

I am not comfortable with this request.
I feel this request is not genuine or sincere.
I am offering a valuable service for people WHO REALLY NEED IT!
I would appreciate if you did not contact me again on this matter.
Best wishes & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:56 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 PASS...
by woodchuck
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: AIR TRAVEL
Replies: 4
Views: 199

AIR TRAVEL

From a quick search I did today, the Jose Chavez airport will be open shortly. I was more concerned about - PRICES of air travel to the US. From my searches, it appears SEPTEMBER 01 - is when the prices start to get realistic again. You can fly sooner than 09/01, but in some cases, the prices are up...
by woodchuck
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Huanuco - ride needed
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Huanuco - ride needed

Thanks for the info.
Best wishes & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Scotia Bank - no $$$
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Scotia Bank - no $$$

This is scary as my pension check is deposited to Bank of America which is affiliated with Scotia Bank. I have been told that other banks have working ATM's but there is a charge for their use. There probably is a limit on how much you can withdraw at one time. I wonder what the law is in Peru to pr...
by woodchuck
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Scotia Bank - no $$$
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Scotia Bank - no $$$

I am hoping with the lack of replies that my incidents with Scotia Bank are isolated to Huaral.
Happy July 4th for American expats.
Stay safe.
by woodchuck
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: beautiful property in Chazuta (Tarapoto), Department San Martin
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: beautiful property in Chazuta (Tarapoto), Department San Martin

I have a friend who may be interested. He would need financing as he just went thru a nasty divorce'; he has a good pension. He has asked me to deliver these questions to you: *How is the weather there? *How easy would it be to subdivide the land? *What is the capacity of your private water supply? ...
by woodchuck
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Scotia Bank - no $$$
Replies: 12
Views: 361

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 password...
by woodchuck
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:55 am
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.
by woodchuck
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Huanuco - ride needed
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Huanuco - ride needed

I apologize if this is under the wrong category. I am looking to purchase a one-way ride to Huanuco for business purposes. I will pay for all expenses plus up to 2 meals on this trip. This would be perfect for someone who is already going to the Huanaco area. The time frame is July 15 or close to th...
by woodchuck
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Oxapampa
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Oxapampa

I appreciate your info.
Thanks & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru as exporter of Ginger - Kion - Jengibre
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Peru as exporter of Ginger - Kion - Jengibre

Thanks for the info.
Where can you purchase these products?
My wife uses a lot of fresh ginger when she cooks.
Stay safe.
by woodchuck
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hiraoka
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Hiraoka

Hiraoka may be also suffering, but not due to the COVID-19 situation. Peru seems to have a major issue with customer service, basically, tell the customer whatever needs to be done to secure the sale then not worry about being able to fulfill your promises. I agree with Alan, they do honor their gua...
by woodchuck
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chic peas?
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Chic peas?

Thanks, Alan, we did find garbanzo beans (chic peas) at the local market.
Stay safe.
by woodchuck
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:44 am
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.
by woodchuck
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:52 am
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?

I must admit Spirit has gotten better in recent years.
I have 30,000 free miles with their credit card.
Will I be able to fly on July 7?
Thanks.
by woodchuck
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:06 am
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?

I previously purchased a ticket to FLL with Spirit for July 7; will this flight be allowed?
Thanks & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chic peas?
Replies: 8
Views: 637

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.
by woodchuck
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will Jose Chavez be opened in July?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Will Jose Chavez be opened in July?

Thanks for your info & help.
Normally I can book a flight to Miami (one way) for less than $200 if I am flexible with my schedule.
Stay safe.
by woodchuck
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will Jose Chavez be opened in July?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Will Jose Chavez be opened in July?

Are the costs of these humanitarian flights similar to commercial flights?
Thanks for the info, Alan.
Stay safe.
by woodchuck
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will Jose Chavez be opened in July?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Will Jose Chavez be opened in July?

Does anyone have any reliable info about the opening of Jose Chavez airport?
I have already had to cancel my trip to the US two times.
Thanks & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chic peas?
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Chic peas?

Are chic peas available in Peru?
They are very nutritious & contain a lot of protein.
Thanks & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Oxapampa
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Oxapampa

Anyone headed to Oxapampa in the near future?
My wife wants to visit & possibly make an offer on a property.
I have to stay in Huaral to care for the animals in our sanctuary.
Thank you in advance for your help.
A "PM" would be greatly appreciated.
Stay safe.
by woodchuck
Tue May 26, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When will the airport be open?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: When will the airport be open?

Thanks for the info.
by woodchuck
Mon May 25, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: When will the airport be open?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

When will the airport be open?

I am trying to book a flight back to the US for surgery on both of my shoulders.
Does anyone have an exact date Jose Chavez will be open?
Thanks & stay safe.
by woodchuck
Mon May 25, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Oxapampa
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Oxapampa

Slippin' Jimmy offered a great report on the weather in Oxapampa.
It shows the humidity levels are rarely (if ever) in the 90% range.
You have to realize this is the "high jungle" and most of us are not used to this type of weather
Stay safe.
by woodchuck
Mon May 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Plastic Surgery in Lima
Replies: 50
Views: 31604

Re: Plastic Surgery in Lima

I have known Lloyd for some seven (7) years.
He is a person that can be trusted - 100%.
This is a great service he provides.
Stay safe.
by woodchuck
Fri May 22, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Oxapampa
Replies: 11
Views: 653

Re: Oxapampa

Alan, your evaluation is 100% correct IMO. The CoVID 19 virus has made sellers a bit more inclined to accept discounted cash offers. My only concern is the very high humidity (90%) many months of the year. The music festival is always scheduled during the best months weather-wise. Thanks for your fe...
by woodchuck
Fri May 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Customs clearance agent required ASAP
Replies: 11
Views: 1300

Re: Customs clearance agent required ASAP

When you live in Huaral - EVERYTHING IS DIFFICULT!
The office is in San Martin but due to the quarantine, no buses are available.
Thanks.

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