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by Pollo mani
Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bacon
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

Re: Bacon

loaded with MSG like many things here.
by Pollo mani
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: RUC #
Replies: 1
Views: 2389

Re: RUC #

Last time I checked on this , yes you needed an DNI or carent . most just barrow one from a friend to use. then have to pay them the tax due.
by Pollo mani
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Economy
Replies: 26
Views: 4603

Economy

Seems things could be head down sooner then later. Sorry it is in Spanish.

http://ldavelouis.wordpress.com/2014/03 ... -en-julio/
by Pollo mani
Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: For Sale Samsung S4
Replies: 0
Views: 485

For Sale Samsung S4

Samsung S4 (mini) New, white with 32g. Plus 2 g sd card. More info email [email protected].
by Pollo mani
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Inca trail / selva recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: Inca trail / selva recommendations?

http://www.peruandyou.com I recomend them highly. I use them when I travel aorund Peru and they are very good.
by Pollo mani
Sat May 26, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How bad is it, really?
Replies: 21
Views: 3628

Re: How bad is it, really?

I'm not really getting the point. If she thinks her chances are bigger with a degree, why doesn't she just enroll in a university, do her studies and make a degree? Or does she want to convince you that it's on you to pay for it? I think you hit it on the head sunflower, she is after him to pay for...
by Pollo mani
Fri May 25, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru - Big Decision!
Replies: 30
Views: 5406

Re: Peru - Big Decision!

Kelly , that is my understanding as well. Maybe some one can show us a differant out look upon it.
by Pollo mani
Fri May 25, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru - Big Decision!
Replies: 30
Views: 5406

Re: Peru - Big Decision!

AND you don't pay U.S federal income taxes. so much win, if you can do it, keep doing it here indefinitely. [Physical presence test: the taxpayer must be outside the U.S. 330 days in any 12 month period. bona fide resident test.The bona fide resident test is not available for nonresident aliens. Fur...
by Pollo mani
Thu May 24, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru - Big Decision!
Replies: 30
Views: 5406

Re: Peru - Big Decision!

Mike, there is a tax charged on things shipped into Peru, I am not sure of the percentage but have heard it is near 30% . But maybe others here can anwser that better for you. I do know shipping cost to and from Peru are costly.
by Pollo mani
Thu May 24, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru - Big Decision!
Replies: 30
Views: 5406

Re: Peru - Big Decision!

Mike, The best advice is to get your passport and come to visit Peru first before making that big leap, Peru is nice but It is not for everyone. Spend some time here looking around and shopping around for Apartments and food cost to see just how things are. Lima is not the bargin it use to be.
by Pollo mani
Wed May 16, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Seafood is it safe to eat?
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

Seafood is it safe to eat?

Just wondering how many here are still eating seafood? With the loss of so many differant sea animals is it safe to eat it?
by Pollo mani
Wed May 16, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tarapoto
Replies: 10
Views: 4047

Re: Tarapoto

I have been thinking of visiting Tarapoto some time in the near future. If you didn't like it there because of the moto's you would not like Iquitos much. But if you just get away from the city centers and out in the jungle, I am sure you would enjoy more of what the area has to offer. Like In Iquit...
by Pollo mani
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hotel in Miraflores up to 70.00 sols
Replies: 7
Views: 1827

Re: Hotel in Miraflores up to 70.00 sols

Funny how some people still think Peru (lima) is cheap.
by Pollo mani
Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Flight Cancellations at Jorge Chavez
Replies: 11
Views: 3780

Re: Flight Cancellations at Jorge Chavez

I see the problems at the airport continue this morning, sure hope they get the equipment repaired soon as I have a guest flying in soon.

http://www.lap.com.pe/lap_portal/vuelos ... I&accion=L
by Pollo mani
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Leaving Apartment Contract
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Re: Leaving Apartment Contract

Mateo, yes in the states it can follow you if the landlord reports so it hits your credit report. this has a cost attached to it. Some not all do this. Here In Peru I doubt most if anyone reports,as it would cost them money to do so.
by Pollo mani
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???
Replies: 141
Views: 29032

Re: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???

A friend of mine once said “ when I moved to Brazil the people opened their arms and said How can we help you? When He moved to Peru , the people opened their arms and said How can you help us?
by Pollo mani
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving from house but with problems from owner
Replies: 45
Views: 8194

Re: Moving from house but with problems from owner

Thomas do a search here and you will find plenty of advice about this topic.
Good luck.
by Pollo mani
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How much do you spend in a month?
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Re: How much do you spend in a month?

Wait til after the frist of the year when the min wage goes up again, prices will take another junp up!
by Pollo mani
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: pay "gratification" to accountant in December?
Replies: 3
Views: 3944

Re: pay "gratification" to accountant in December?

Thomas, you are not required by law to pay them gratificacion to service providers, How ever this person has control and access to your taxes,and could end you in a world of hurt with Sunat. My advice is to give it to keep them happy, could save you alot in the long run.
by Pollo mani
Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Terrorism in Peru... still
Replies: 60
Views: 9061

Re: Terrorism in Peru... still

One of my favorites is crossing a one way street checking for on coming traffic only to be almost struck by a motor cycle or bicycle going the wrong way , Or walking the side walks and having to dodge motor cycles coming at you . This is the same as anything here , there are the laws in place,just n...
by Pollo mani
Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Terrorism in Peru... still
Replies: 60
Views: 9061

Re: Terrorism in Peru... still

One of my favorites is crossing a one way street checking for on coming traffic only to be almost struck by a motor cycle or bicycle going the wrong way , Or walking the side walks and having to dodge motor cycles coming at you . This is the same as anything here , there are the laws in place,just n...
by Pollo mani
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Encashment in Lima?
Replies: 25
Views: 4390

Re: Encashment in Lima?

Works better for whom ever pays them better!
by Pollo mani
Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What would you change about Peru?
Replies: 62
Views: 11696

Re: What would you change about Peru?

It is a thought I have about not flushing the paper is they don't wish for it to be washing back up onto the beaches,As mentioned above the paper does not seem to desolve here.
by Pollo mani
Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?
Replies: 4
Views: 1578

Re: Anyone using the pre-paid Green Dot Cards in Peru?

How much and what if any "fees" were charge using one of these cards? Seems like a good way to go!
by Pollo mani
Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What would you change about Peru?
Replies: 62
Views: 11696

Re: What would you change about Peru?

I would like car horns removed as well as car alarms and all veicheles to have proper mufflers.
by Pollo mani
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reliable Corredora
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: Reliable Corredora

I might be able to help you with this. I live in Miraflores and I have experiance in the rental market.
Contact me at : [email protected] .com
by Pollo mani
Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Returning to U.S.A
Replies: 13
Views: 3213

Re: Returning to U.S.A

Look at this topic and then maybe think twice.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15785&hilit=marry+peruvian
by Pollo mani
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Using American Credit Card- Visa at restaurants- problem
Replies: 13
Views: 2402

Re: Using American Credit Card- Visa at restaurants- problem

There is no problem with the card, the places you are eating have a place on the reciept to leave a TIP on the visa card. there for they are just blocking out or your available credit enough to cover the tip. if you do not include the tip when the true accounting comes through your bill will be corr...
by Pollo mani
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Self Service Laundry
Replies: 9
Views: 3972

Re: Self Service Laundry

Kelly,
This is one at the intersection of Grimalde Del Solar / Schell miraflores.
by Pollo mani
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying land as a tourist
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Re: Buying land as a tourist

I have heard that there can be problems after the fact of buy property here, be it land or apartments as a tourist using your passport. The problem I heard that can arise is when you renew your passport the number changes on that document. Not sure this is a problem but worth looking into before mak...
by Pollo mani
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Difference between a banco and a caja?
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: Difference between a banco and a caja?

I find this site to be helpful when I am looking at the differant opcions offered.
http://comparabien.com/

Hope this helps.
by Pollo mani
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Jet Blue Denied Me, My Trip To Peru...
Replies: 19
Views: 4177

Re: Jet Blue Denied Me, My Trip To Peru...

I had something like this happen to me one time with AA. I had a RT lima-MIA-Lima, they would not let me board my return to lima with out a return or on going ticket. I spoke to a supervisor and after that chat bought a full fare return on crdit card then just ask for a refund once i was back here i...
by Pollo mani
Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Airlines Reopens Saturday *edited
Replies: 76
Views: 12648

Re: Peruvian Airlines Reopens Saturday *edited

That is $150.00 per flight segment, RT 300.00 more. I have to say that I find peruvain air to be a great option for my travel needs around peru.
by Pollo mani
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Airlines Reopens Saturday *edited
Replies: 76
Views: 12648

Re: Peruvian Airlines closed 90 days - failed safety inspection

Hmmm. with the goverment talking about starting their own airline,this public talk of gringo fares of Lan and Taca, timing of this is shut down is suspicious. My bet it is mostly political.
by Pollo mani
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ley de mozos ( law of the waiters )
Replies: 25
Views: 9014

Re: Ley de mozos ( law of the waiters )

My partner works at the swissotel , and yes ALL employees at the 4-5 star hotels already get paid this extra , it is chrage to the guest and then paid out to the employees every month. I don't see where you say this will drive you to be informal or go out all together as it is just an added service ...
by Pollo mani
Fri May 20, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: electricity here
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: electricity here

That would Be a 36 amp step down transformer 230v to 110v
by Pollo mani
Wed May 04, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taxes on Tourist Visa?
Replies: 15
Views: 6010

Re: Taxes on Tourist Visa?

OH MAN!!! how long have you been in peru? or how many times have you visited peru? I hope for the best for you. I learned a LONG time ago to trust no one with any thing of value until I have know them a good deal of time. And even then I trust no one 100%.
by Pollo mani
Sun May 01, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taxes on Tourist Visa?
Replies: 15
Views: 6010

Re: Taxes on Tourist Visa?

I would be cautious about bring in much money until after we know is going to be happening with the elections June 5. Could end up not being able to take it back out of the country if you wanted too. I have been hearing about the millions of dollar on their way out of the country since the Elections...
by Pollo mani
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bus to the Airport
Replies: 18
Views: 5798

Re: Bus to the Airport

I use the 'S" Bus to the airport, not the combi. the bus (cooster) passes for Larco and down Pardo. I do not use combi's as i feel they are dangerious. Taken the bus allow 1.5 hrs travel time. Then return with a taxi.
by Pollo mani
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: hongos
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: hongos

There is a product called Sonogal -Y forte sold here in lima that is for hongo , also I was reading for internet that Vick's Vapor Rub applied twice per day to the nail.
by Pollo mani
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: RE: special permission to leave Lima
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

Re: RE: special permission to leave Lima

I think the OP means that she has not renewed her Visa , not that her passport in out of date. If that is the case , yes it is that easy. when you leave you will have to pay a fine of $1.00 per day over stay.So far there have been no problems returning to Peru after an over stay. Good luck.
by Pollo mani
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA
Replies: 10
Views: 3333

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

I not sure where that price came from but a RT on www.Peruvianairlines.pe you can get for under $ 100.00
by Pollo mani
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA
Replies: 10
Views: 3333

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

Yes , I have used them many times over the years , and arrived safe. They drive direct, no stops along the way. they have 2 class of service, I recommend the better class (seats on the first floor).
by Pollo mani
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA
Replies: 10
Views: 3333

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

The best bus to Arequipa is IMO Cruz del sur. Take the night bus down,about 8 hrs +- sleep on the bus.
http://www.cruzdelsur.com.pe
by Pollo mani
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel options in Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 3347

Re: Travel options in Peru

Hi, well your best options are either air in Peru with Starperu or Peruvian airlines www.peruvianairlines.pe
Bus in side Peru I recommend Cruz Del Sur, their web site you can see prices and buy on line.
Safe Travels
by Pollo mani
Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Book Swap
Replies: 21
Views: 3718

Re: Book Swap

Kelly, It was nice to meet you and the others in attendance at the book swap today. Hope to see everyone again soon. Amanda your brownies were great.
Thanks so much
Ron
by Pollo mani
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: buying land to obtain a Carne for opening a business
Replies: 5
Views: 2336

Re: buying land to obtain a Carne for opening a business

www.cofide.com.pe/ , They were a great help to me when I started mine.
by Pollo mani
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima Climate/Weather question
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Lima Climate/Weather question

LOL couple of days with the wind out of the north will wipe that smile off your face. :shock:
by Pollo mani
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lan's $178 fee for non residents
Replies: 7
Views: 4346

Re: Lan's $178 fee for non residents

there are still many tourist flying Lan and paying those prices. The tour groups all use Lan when you book package deals. In doing so the tourist has no idea what it is costing for their flights on Lan, or that they could be saving a bundle on thier trips by using another airline. This is what makes...

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