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by gerard
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone with experience using file transfer services, such as Dropbox or others?
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Anyone with experience using file transfer services, such as Dropbox or others?

I've used https://wetransfer.com/ a few times to exchange largish files (100-200MB) with clients, but only the free version. It was pretty fast though. The pro version seems to be $12/month. I use OneDrive for my own personal cloud storage and have had some some clients share files with me that way ...
by gerard
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 36
Views: 839

Re: What does Peru need?

#5 Well boots on the ground count. I notice you did not say you are in Peru. #6The actuality of these things are things you actually brought up. I am actually here and can NOT find. You miraculously found them on line. Nice you found them BUT are they actually there. Being IN Peru the things I ment...
by gerard
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Peru Driving Laws/Information
Replies: 30
Views: 7258

Re: Help with Peru Driving Laws/Information

Question 162 of the licence test simulator ( http://portal.mtc.gob.pe/transportes/terrestre/licencias/documentos/licencias/CLASE_A_CATEGOR%C3%8DA_I%20-%20NUEVO.pdf reads: El uso de la luz ___________ es obligatorio en __________ , debiendo cambiar por luz ____________ momentos previos al cruce con o...
by gerard
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 36
Views: 839

Re: What does Peru need?

3. A professional civil service. Huh? They aren't paid? Working for free? What exactly do you mean by "professional"? After every election jobs are handed out like candy to supporters of the winning candidate, irrespective of their capability to actually do the job. I'd rather have a syst...
by gerard
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 36
Views: 839

Re: What does Peru need?

69roadrunner wrote:Any place where I can buy it off the hoof and take it home and burn it myself?


https://www.wong.pe/t-bone-wong-premium-x-kg-487176/p

https://carnicerialomazos.com/producto/t-bone-steak-lomazos

You're welcome.
by gerard
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 36
Views: 839

Re: What does Peru need?

1. That you haven't found a t-bone doesn't mean they don't exist. 2. OK 3. Did I say you disgareed? Where? 4. Yes. https://www.atv.pe/noticia/lima-presentan-primer-bus-electrico-que-operara-en-el-corredor-rojo 5. Let me look out of the window. Not dark and cold. Can't be the UK. Looks like Lima. Can...
by gerard
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 36
Views: 839

Re: What does Peru need?

How did you think hot water gets into the home? Exactly like that, but you're the one who said Clean water pumped into homes. And not just cold water. Good to see you agree though - if you want hot water you get a heater and plumb your house for it, just like everywhere else, and just like people i...
by gerard
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What does Peru need?
Replies: 36
Views: 839

Re: What does Peru need?

Clean water pumped into homes. And not just cold water. How about all homes plumbed with 2 spickets one for cold and one for hot at ALL receptcals. Refried beans I've never heard of hot water being pumped into houses. Where do they do that? https://www.plazavea.com.pe/conserva-old-el-paso-frejoles-...
by gerard
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: ¿Crisis política?
Replies: 88
Views: 1870

Re: ¿Crisis política?

There's actually quite a lot of information if you dig into the web site. https://images.transparencycdn.org/images/CPI_2016_TechnicalMethodologyNote_EN.pdf And you can download the data set if you want to do your own analysis: https://www.transparency.org/en/cpi/2019/results This source description...
by gerard
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: ¿Crisis política?
Replies: 88
Views: 1870

Re: ¿Crisis política?

she's kept out of the limelight and avoided scandal these past few years. Isn't this one of the problems with Peruvian politicians? They disappear for 4 years between elections then pop up to tell us how good they'd be. I think Peruvian politics would be a lot better if the party leaders had to ser...
by gerard
Fri May 01, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Discrimination against seniors
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Discrimination against seniors

Not sure why you're finding this so complicated. The doctor logs the prescription in a computer linked to the pharmacy. To retrieve the prescription you need the ID of the recipient. The recipient doesn't need to get the stuff themselves, they can send someone, but that person must take the ID of th...
by gerard
Fri May 01, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Discrimination against seniors
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Discrimination against seniors

To show you're representing the person who the medicine is for. This is for named prescription stuff, not just over the counter general medicine.
by gerard
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Discrimination against seniors
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Discrimination against seniors

Coming back to the original question, it looks like Minagri published guidelines yesterday regarding the entry of adultos mayores into mercados. https://www.elperuano.pe/noticia-adultos-mayores-mujeres-embarazadas-y-ninos-no-podran-ingresar-a-mercados-95143.aspx "The health guidelines establish...
by gerard
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Discrimination against seniors
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Discrimination against seniors

And if there was a law prohibiting the collection of medicines by a 3rd party by showing the recipient's ID you'd maybe have a point. But there isn't, so you don't. My wife often collects medicines for her parents this way, even from pharmacies in hospitals run by the government. The "one perso...
by gerard
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Discrimination against seniors
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Discrimination against seniors

Or "you wait outside while your wife gets your delivery". But why let those facts you're always so keen on get in the way of hyperbole.
by gerard
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Discrimination against seniors
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Discrimination against seniors

My wife & I went to Plaza Vea in Huaral today to pick up a small order. Then you were breaking the current emergency laws in force and were lucky not to be arrested and fined. This has been widely reported and the President is on TV almost daily repeating it, so no excuse to not be aware of it....
by gerard
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 71
Views: 4254

Re: Corona Crazy

So what I'm gathering from some of these YouTube clips being bandied about is that this is some sort of social experiment being conducted by apparently most of the world's governments, possibly in cahoots with one another, and with the collusion of 10s of thousands of science and medical professiona...
by gerard
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus: We Should Follow Sweden’s Example
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: Coronavirus: We Should Follow Sweden’s Example

This article was published on March 30th. I wonder if the author would take the same view now. As of today, Sweden sits 1 place below Peru in the list of total cases (Peru = 19250, Sweden = 16,755) but has ~4x as many deaths (Peru = 530, Sweden = 2021) with a population 1/3rd of Peru, and a much bet...
by gerard
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Coronavirus Immunity Card
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: The Coronavirus Immunity Card

For the S/.380 bono I saw plenty of footage of the police checking names on phones, and the drivers of private cars being stopped seem to hold up their phones to show something quite often, so it seems that some verifications are already available electronically, although perhaps they're just screen...
by gerard
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Coronavirus Immunity Card
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: The Coronavirus Card

No need for a physical card - this could just be a tag against your DNI/CE in RENIEC, accessed by those who need to know via a website or app. Just like checking where to vote etc. Stuff like this is easy when you already have a system in place that gives everyone an ID card already.
by gerard
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where's The Beef?
Replies: 54
Views: 3367

Re: Where's The Beef?

If we consider an example from Peru from last week, of 1200 people who wanted to return to Huancavelica 47 tested positive for Covid-19. Let's suppose the government had just allowed all of these people to head over to Huancavelica without testing them. With an R0 value of ~2.5, we'd expect those 47...
by gerard
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where's The Beef?
Replies: 54
Views: 3367

Re: Where's The Beef?

Alas, you evidently understand very little, as you seem keen to prove over and over again. I don't think anyone here has actually said they want the lock-down, and I'm sure we'll all be glad when it is over. But fortunately most people understand and accept the reasons for it rather than blindly ign...
by gerard
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where's The Beef?
Replies: 54
Views: 3367

Re: Where's The Beef?

New Scientist is actually pretty well regarded for what it does, which is present science is a format suitable for the general public. But as that's not to your liking we can always reference the original source: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/03/24/science.abb3221 Is Science acce...
by gerard
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where's The Beef?
Replies: 54
Views: 3367

Re: Where's The Beef?

I think "the point" is explained quite well here: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2238473-you-could-be-spreading-the-coronavirus-without-realising-youve-got-it/ Research published last week by Jeffrey Shaman of Columbia University in New York and his colleagues analysed the course of ...
by gerard
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 4483

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

So you accept one set of numbers the Mexican health ministry gives out that match your own personal view, but not the other numbers they give that don't? That's not really logical. The 26000 is of course an estimate so will contain some error, but it would need to be a massive error - around 70% wro...
by gerard
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 4483

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

Mexico has lower numbers simply because they have not panicked its people causing stress. Cold hard numbers with no, if this, if that, ands, buts or needless panicking the people or if aliens landed. Mexico has lower confirmed cases because their policy is to only test something like 1 in 10 of pre...
by gerard
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 4483

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

According to today's technical report from Mexico ( https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/546218/Comunicado_Tecnico_Diario_COVID-19_2020.04.11.pdf ) they've made 35479 tests and have 4219 confirmed cases with 9983 suspected cases, so potentially 14,202 with only 62.5% of the number of tests...
by gerard
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 4483

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

Peru 2,974 cases 90 cases per million Mexico 2,785 cases 22 cases per million Keep in mind, Mexico has 4 times the population and Peru has limited resources for testing so it is likely Peru's numbers are higher. Looks like Peru needs to follow Amlo's example. Curious to know what reason, other than...
by gerard
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 95
Views: 6632

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

Is that food the special virus fighting food found only in Peru? Peru should be virus free instead of climbing day by day, 281 new cases since yesterday. That is 78 cases per 1 million people, one of the highest in the world. That is even with the tyrannical mandates in place. Keep up the good (???...
by gerard
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Arequipa
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Arequipa

Minsa has a good page here: https://covid19.minsa.gob.pe/sala_situacional.asp

You can drill down into regions.
by gerard
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I want to marry my Peruvian gf and have her live with me in the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: I want to marry my Peruvian gf and have her live with me in the UK

I was fortunate enough to get married in the days when you just went to see the consul and chatted for 15 minutes, well before all the current regulations came in. If you have concerns about a tourist visa, you could consider enrolling your gf onto a language course in the UK and apply for a student...
by gerard
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PLASTIC BAGS ACTION
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: PLASTIC BAGS ACTION

Wiracocha wrote:G'day all,

Did anyone see/hear any general announcement in the past 2 weeks or so ?

W


It's been pretty widely reported for the last few months that this change was coming in. Maybe not in the last couple of weeks specifically, but there has been quite a lot of press about it this year.
by gerard
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I want to marry my Peruvian gf and have her live with me in the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: I want to marry my Peruvian gf and have her live with me in the UK

Why not get married in Peru and then apply for a spouse visa? Nothing stopping you have another service in the UK if you are so inclined.
by gerard
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone know where to buy big shoes?
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Anyone know where to buy big shoes?

My son now takes size 45 / US12 but all the shops seem to top out at 43/44 for most models. Anyone know anywhere that sells bigger sizes, for regular prices?
by gerard
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Type 1 Diabetic - Insulin Availability
Replies: 1
Views: 990

Re: Type 1 Diabetic - Insulin Availability

My wife gets her dad's insulin pens from Farmacia Universal ( http://farmaciauniversal.com/index.php ) and says they have never asked her to show a prescription, although her dad does have one. He uses these: https://www.lantus.com/-/media/EMS/Conditions/Diabetes/Brands/Lantus/Consumer/lantus-solost...
by gerard
Sun May 06, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gas or Electric
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Gas or Electric

Things have changed. We used to have a gas boiler that cut out all of the time due to low pressure, but we swapped it for a new model a few years ago and found one that runs on practically zero pressure. Brand is Aquamaxx and the specs on the side say 2000Pa which is 0.02bar.
by gerard
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Home/Apartment Construction Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Re: Home/Apartment Construction Advice

Who will be living there? If you're thinking of making a home for yourselves, then why do not a mix of options. Let your in-laws split 1 or 2 floors into double apartments for themselves, and take (and pay for) the entire top floor yourself - plus the "air" so no one can then build above y...
by gerard
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru : November inflation was the lowest since 2010
Replies: 46
Views: 6145

Re: Peru : November inflation was the lowest since 2010

Alan: nope. Inflation and interest rates are reciprocally correlated. Interest rates down => inflation up.Interest rates up => inflation down. That's a rather simplistic view. Lending rates in Peru are typically very high compared to Europe. There's a large scope to reduce them before they become i...
by gerard
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expats with small children
Replies: 23
Views: 4229

Re: Expats with small children

My question now is, did your kids adjust to Peru? I miss it so bad but I don’t want my kids to rescent us if we take them down there. We are not rich but my husband has made sure we live a comfortable life and I want the same for my kids if we move down there. My son was only 3 when we moved here. ...
by gerard
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expats with small children
Replies: 23
Views: 4229

Re: Expats with small children

Even if you go for the lower-end schools it can be still plenty of money right? USD 3000 x 3 = ? It can be as much or as little as you like. The lower end of the top 10 in a capital city with 10 million people are not really low end. A useful resource is here: http://identicole.minedu.gob.pe/inicio...
by gerard
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expats with small children
Replies: 23
Views: 4229

Re: Expats with small children

Well as luck would have it there's a report out today listing the most expensive schools in Lima.

http://rpp.pe/economia/economia/la-lista-de-los-colegios-mas-caros-de-lima-del-2018-noticia-1102316
by gerard
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expats with small children
Replies: 23
Views: 4229

Re: Expats with small children

Mrsteak as always gives an extreme example that suits his negative point of view. Sure if you want to send your kids to the Peruvian equivalent of Eton you'll pay thousands of dollars as a registration fee. I suppose you also consider Clinica Angloamericana to be "Peruvian equivalent of Johns ...
by gerard
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expats with small children
Replies: 23
Views: 4229

Re: Expats with small children

Mrsteak as always gives an extreme example that suits his negative point of view. Sure if you want to send your kids to the Peruvian equivalent of Eton you'll pay thousands of dollars as a registration fee. But there are plenty of perfectly acceptable private schools charging under S/.1000 per month...
by gerard
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 9356

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

With your gringo face you are always a target! Even if walking in Miraflores. I was punches into my backpack with a knife at 4pm in Miraflores just 2 squares from the police station. I had luck it did not go deep or I could be dead now (I know windsportingperu would not miss me anyway). Did you eve...
by gerard
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 9356

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

I'm currently on a special from Movistar of 120Mbps and Ookla reports 8ms ping, 120Mbps download and 11.8Mbps upload. I'm online pretty much all day and very rarely have disruption - my office in the UK has far more issues with the Internet service than I do. My download speed is actually double wha...
by gerard
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 9356

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

http://www.movistar.com.pe/planes-internet

Depends on exactly what you want - they generally sell a package of TV, landline and Internet. A trio package seems to be about S/.200 for 40Mbps.
by gerard
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 9356

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

This is actually something which have crossed my mind but having read about the rather slow internet speed i thought this was not really a viable option. Not sure what you call slow but I have 45mb/s and know 60mb/s is available in a lot of Lima. I've been teleworking here for 9 years with no real ...
by gerard
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima
Replies: 80
Views: 9356

Re: Options for a bachelor graduate in Lima

Would your employer consider letting you take a sabbatical or doing part-time telework for a few months to see how things worked out?

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