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by calledtoperu2009
Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 816

2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport FOR SALE

Hey everyone. My family and I are headed back to the States and we are going to be selling our Mitsubishi. This lovely machine is a DUAL 5th generation GLP, so even though it is a monster, you pay next to nothing in gas. The dual tank also makes a day trip cheap and easy. Details Year: 2001 Transmis...
by calledtoperu2009
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pucallpa- Rental Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Pucallpa- Rental Needed

I've been to Pucallpa several times and am in need of a rental home for about a month. While there recently I couldn't really find anything. Does anyone know of any rental homes that a gringo and his gringo family could live in? I can handle heat... but it is starting to get stupid hot.
by calledtoperu2009
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bank of America
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Bank of America

It appears this might have actually changed in November. Still working it out with B of A, but basically there are no fees if you take out dollars. If you take out national currency you will be charged 3 or 5% (I can't remember which.) Just found this out the hard way by looking at my account. This ...
by calledtoperu2009
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dermatologist- any recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Dermatologist- any recommendations?

Needing to see a dermatologist to have some moles looked at. Overall my medical experiences here have been good, but in this situation I really would like to go to someone that is worth recommending.

So anyone out there have any recommendations?

If so- why?

Thank you!
by calledtoperu2009
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Free Weimaraner to a Good Home.
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Re: Free Weimaraner to a Good Home.

Found a home :)
by calledtoperu2009
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Free Weimaraner to a Good Home.
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Free Weimaraner to a Good Home.

Hi there. A week & a half ago a friend brought a lost Weimaraner to our home. She found her in the street & from asking around it seemed she had been lost for about a month. We were only going to keep her overnight, but she really grew on us. We took her to the vet and it appears she is abou...
by calledtoperu2009
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do I buy a car???
Replies: 17
Views: 3341

Re: How do I buy a car???

Has anyone purchased a car recently?
by calledtoperu2009
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do I buy a car???
Replies: 17
Views: 3341

Re: How do I buy a car???

[/quote] First forget comparing prices with back home, it will only depress you. If you do find a vehicle at the same price as the states, then there's sure to be a problem, Import taxes make it impossible. When you do find what you thinkis the right car then simply go along to a notary with the own...
by calledtoperu2009
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How do I buy a car???
Replies: 17
Views: 3341

How do I buy a car???

It's me again :D This time I am looking into buying cars. I have searched on here, and really haven't found what I needed in terms of the process for buying a car. I will be using my carnet instead of a passport. I will probably be purchasing the vehicle from a private seller (individual) instead of...
by calledtoperu2009
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: MOVING SALE (MUST SELL BY APRIL 1)
Replies: 10
Views: 2054

Re: MOVING SALE

Hi there! Is the pack and play still available and are you aware of the condition? Thanks!
Amanda
by calledtoperu2009
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cloth Diapers Detergent.
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Cloth Diapers Detergent.

I got cloth diapers when we were visiting the states, but I completely forgot to get detergent! (You're not able to just use regular detergent because it will affect the diapers.) Does anyone have experience with cloth diapers who might be able to offer a suggestion or know of anyone who sells cloth...
by calledtoperu2009
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying a King-sized Bed
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Re: Buying a King-sized Bed

Thanks everyone for your suggestions! I am going to keep looking! What I plan on doing is the following: -I tested out beds in Ripley and had the salesmen give me their pitch. Which also meant they gave me their prices. -When I spoke with the salesmen, specifically the salesman for Paraiso, he agree...
by calledtoperu2009
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying a King-sized Bed
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Re: Buying a King-sized Bed

Then, for the matress, we got it on Av. Angamos direct from the Paraiso matress shop. This is very close to where Av. Panama/Angamos cross. Pricing... depends what quality you want. So Lloyd- you like your Paraiso? Do you remember which one you purchased. It looks like from an economical standpoint...
by calledtoperu2009
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying a King-sized Bed
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Re: Buying a King-sized Bed

So you guys suggest VS for the frame and the mattress or just the frame?

My concern is that in VS you can't really lay down on the beds... and the frame we got from there a couple of years ago for our queen is falling apart.

What bed brand would you suggest?
by calledtoperu2009
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying a King-sized Bed
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Buying a King-sized Bed

My wife and I are in the market for a larger bed since our bed is now shooting springs into our backs :) I was online randomly looking at King-sized beds (on Ripley's website)... knowing that they are ridiculously overpriced. I am wondering if anyone has any bed suggestions, and purchase location su...
by calledtoperu2009
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kennel Recommendations- (place that watches dogs)
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

Re: Kennel Recommendations- (place that watches dogs)

Thanks everyone for your suggestions! In terms of flea protection- if your bebe can handle it, fine tooth comb and baths. That seemed to be the only thing that prevented the fleas for us. Very time consuming but effective. Also, the chemicals are not nearly as harmful. Sorry we won't be able to meet...
by calledtoperu2009
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Kennel Recommendations- (place that watches dogs)
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

Kennel Recommendations- (place that watches dogs)

We will be traveling and will need someone to take care of our dog. I looked on the forums here for kennel recommendations but didn't really see any clear answers. Our pup is really important to us, and his well-being is a top priority. So we are looking for places that someone has had a good experi...
by calledtoperu2009
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Maternity Stores?
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Maternity Stores?

There's one on the corner of Angamos with Santa Cruz (well, half a block crossing over Santa Cruz avenue, on your right hand side if you're coming from central Miraflores). There is also another on the corner of Santa Cruz with Av. General Cordova - about three blocks from the other. And others on ...
by calledtoperu2009
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Maternity Stores?
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Maternity Stores?

bobg wrote:My niece in MiraFlores has a store.http://www.facebook.com/incinta.maternity.3 Please have a look.


Thanks for the suggestion!
by calledtoperu2009
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Maternity Stores?
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Maternity Stores?

americorps wrote:There are a couple in Central Comercial Caminos del Inka, Surco, Angamos and San Luis.

There are many in gamarra as well.


Found exactly what I was looking for at Central Comercial on Caminos Del Inca! Thanks SO much for the suggestion!
by calledtoperu2009
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Maternity Stores?
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Maternity Stores?

I'm 8 months pregnant and really struggling to find maternity stores in Lima? I was REALLY surprised there were none in Jockey Plaza. Found one in Plaza Lima Sur in Chorrillos, but other than that, no luck. :?

Any suggestions?
by calledtoperu2009
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American Citizenship for Expat Baby
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: American Citizenship for Expat Baby

Jimmy111 wrote:They are pretty pickey about you going within a few weeks of birth.


As in they don't want you to go?
by calledtoperu2009
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American Citizenship for Expat Baby
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

Re: American Citizenship for Expat Baby

Thanks! The info has been very helpful. I have a couple more questions: Can I do the reported birth abroad the same day as the passport? About how long will it take to get the passport? In terms of the Peruvian side of things: What do I have to do? How much does it cost? How long does each part take...
by calledtoperu2009
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American Citizenship for Expat Baby
Replies: 8
Views: 2276

American Citizenship for Expat Baby

I am looking into the process and costs to get American citizenship for a baby born to two american citizens (expats) while living here in Peru. What are the costs? What are the procedures? How far out do I need to set up appointments? How long does it take before we can have the passport, etc in or...
by calledtoperu2009
Tue May 15, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mancora
Replies: 16
Views: 10010

Re: Mancora

Anybody?
by calledtoperu2009
Tue May 15, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Mancora
Replies: 16
Views: 10010

Mancora

Hi! I am trying to find out a bit about your personal experiences with Mancora. I am looking for an inexpensive, safe getaway for the wife and I. Mancora seemed to tick off all the boxes. Unfortunately we don't know anyone there, or anyone that has personally gone there. A couple of questions: How i...
by calledtoperu2009
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: *Help* White Wire Shelving- Closetmaid
Replies: 2
Views: 763

*Help* White Wire Shelving- Closetmaid

In the house we are currently renting there is Closetmaid wire shelving. (The white wired shelving). So we know it can be purchased here.

We are looking to purchase more but can't seem to find it anywhere. Have any of you seen it?

Thanks for your help!!!
by calledtoperu2009
Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying a computer screen... Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Buying a computer screen... Help

Hey there. I am needing to get a higher quality computer screen to connect to my laptop for video and photo editing. Rather than spending 40 hours finding a place that has a decent price I am looking for some help. I know places like Hiroaka can be great... but that is generally for complete package...
by calledtoperu2009
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fleas!
Replies: 19
Views: 3578

Re: Fleas!

Yeah, our dog is starting to have consistent flea problems as well. Kelly (or anyone else), where did you pick up the spray for your garden? Also what is everyone using to treat their dogs??? The shampoo we have is not working very well. I saw that some people have purchased frontline? Where can I b...
by calledtoperu2009
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best place to buy a GRILL
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Best place to buy a GRILL

I am looking for a decent propane grill to buy and there are a ton of places that sell them here in Lima. I am trying to avoid going on a quest to find the best place to buy my grill. Normally I would go charcoal but I really don't want to wait 45 min to cook two chicken breasts. Any suggestions on ...
by calledtoperu2009
Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying a car. Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1544

Buying a car. Help!

Where would you buy a used car from? Aside from the Sunday paper, are there any other resources that you can suggest? (I already know the prices are ridiculous... but I am just trying to find something that might help me find a car).
by calledtoperu2009
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Burned by an Apartment Contract
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

Re: Burned by an Apartment Contract

I am really needing help with this. Can anyone tell me where they have been burned in the past? Any info would be extremely helpful!
by calledtoperu2009
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Burned by an Apartment Contract
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

Burned by an Apartment Contract

Hey all! We are looking into finding a new home to rent, and have found one that the place we like requires a contract. We know many of you have thoughts an opinions of what to be prepared for, what to have in the contract to protect us, etc. What are the things we should have in the contract? What ...
by calledtoperu2009
Thu May 19, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: homeless people
Replies: 17
Views: 3182

Re: homeless people

Euroman- depending on what you are trying to donate I can point you in two directions. There is a orphanage close by the prison there that I am sure would be EXTREMELY appreciative of any donations. Along with that there is a church there that I know of which does a great deal of social work in Tara...
by calledtoperu2009
Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: To leave or not to leave: Humala
Replies: 37
Views: 6471

Re: To leave or not to leave: Humala

I definitely did not expect to see this turn out in this fashion. But, I guess opinions can create strong discussion. We have decided that we are going to keep our plans as is, trusting that God has us here for a reason. We are not tourists, so we are playing ball with different rules. Just like man...
by calledtoperu2009
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: To leave or not to leave: Humala
Replies: 37
Views: 6471

Re: To leave or not to leave: Humala

Yeah, thanks for the opinions. I guess I may have sounded extreme in the post. I definitely don't feel like the sky is falling. What I am concerned with is leaving the country and then having difficulty getting back in. I guess in some ways that would be a "partial close." I guess the issu...
by calledtoperu2009
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: To leave or not to leave: Humala
Replies: 37
Views: 6471

To leave or not to leave: Humala

Opinion question: We are thinking about traveling to the States right around the changing of Presidents. It is not a guarantee that Humala will win, but it is a good chance. So I have been following what is known of his policy for a little while. Has anyone seen any grey area that makes you think he...
by calledtoperu2009
Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dryer
Replies: 11
Views: 2863

Re: Dryer

Thanks. I was referring to a dryer for clothes. I didn't even think to clarify that...
by calledtoperu2009
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dryer
Replies: 11
Views: 2863

Dryer

Well, our dryer just broke and it seems like no one can get the parts to fix it. Rather than going from store to store for the best prices I figured I would ask around here. Anyone know of the better places to buy dryers, and prices? The last one we bought was at Ripley's. It was an Electrolux that ...
by calledtoperu2009
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: NEED A CUSTER OR BUS FOR CHINCHA
Replies: 9
Views: 2178

Re: NEED A CUSTER OR BUS FOR CHINCHA

rama0929 wrote:
calledtoperu2009 wrote:I still haven't received anything. Does anyone know anyone?


No one has responded, how well is your spanish? I can put you in touch with a couple of people down there who may be able to help.



It's good, (and I have a Peruvian helper)!
by calledtoperu2009
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: NEED A CUSTER OR BUS FOR CHINCHA
Replies: 9
Views: 2178

Re: NEED A CUSTER OR BUS FOR CHINCHA

I still haven't received anything. Does anyone know anyone?
by calledtoperu2009
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: NEED A CUSTER OR BUS FOR CHINCHA
Replies: 9
Views: 2178

Re: NEED A CUSTER OR BUS FOR CHINCHA

rama0929 wrote:
Omikron wrote:It still amazes why a name that is easy to pronounce doesn´t end up being Coster or Caster...but Custer.


Allowing for regional differences, I can't say I's be surprised.

calledtoperu2009, I'll ask my friends down there, they may be able to come up with a lead or two.



Thanks so much!
by calledtoperu2009
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: NEED A CUSTER OR BUS FOR CHINCHA
Replies: 9
Views: 2178

Re: NEED A CUSTER OR BUS FOR CHINCHA

bmike1 wrote:what is a custer? DO you mean 'charter bus'?


A Custer is the peruvian slang term for a smaller bus that holds about 20-30 people. But for my expats out there, charter bus is what I am looking for.
by calledtoperu2009
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: NEED A CUSTER OR BUS FOR CHINCHA
Replies: 9
Views: 2178

NEED A CUSTER OR BUS FOR CHINCHA

I need help or suggestions for a custer or bus service to Chincha. We are doing a backpack drive down there, and I am taking some various young people to Chincha to help out. We need a price to go, wait, and come back. We would be back in Lima by 5ish. Our total number will hit at around 20-30 peopl...
by calledtoperu2009
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ANYONE FOR RUGBY ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2455

Re: ANYONE FOR RUGBY ?

Are there any ex rugby players or "want-to-play" here? I´m probably a bit too old and unfit to play much but I would be really interested to see if there are enough people interested to make an " EXPAT -BARBARIANS" team. AS far as I know there are only 4 (uni)teams in Lima so it...
by calledtoperu2009
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taxi Prices from the airport
Replies: 38
Views: 5109

Re: Taxi Prices from the airport

Even if a taxi driver did short little trips for s./5 you are only talking about 15 short trips to get that income. So if they have natural gas, they need to do 20 trips to cover the gas (maximum). I used to drive for a living, and I could easily do that amount of driving in 2-3 hours. I have talke...
by calledtoperu2009
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taxi Prices from the airport
Replies: 38
Views: 5109

Re: Taxi Prices from the airport

increasingly rich taxistas As the wife of a taxi driver, I find that to be a laughable statement. Most taxi drivers are lucky to take home 75 soles a day after paying for gas - and that's on a good day. Most remisse drivers have to give 20-25% of their fare to the company they work for. The compani...

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