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by matthew
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Shipping your life to Peru
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Shipping your life to Peru

My wife and I are just about ready to pack up our storage room and send everything we left behind in Australia to Peru, from reading the many posts about mail problems, parcels getting held ranson and excessive tax rates Im interested to hear about what has happened to others when they have sent ove...
by matthew
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bringing Laptops into Peru
Replies: 15
Views: 5254

Re: Bringing Laptops into Peru

20% is correct but they have a way of over valueing laptops at customs counter, Im forced to carry 2 laptops for work purposes and have been declaring both for years, common problems i have are 1. they try to tell me my 2000 model dell laptop is worth 1500 usd if this happens just be brave and tell ...
by matthew
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Warning about sending mail to Peru..
Replies: 17
Views: 8040

Re: Warning about sending mail to Peru..

From my experience its the peruvian end that things go missing, coincidentally it happens more around christmas, lol we've had many things go missing over the years and they can all be tracked as leaving USA or Europe and arriving at lima and then they never pass through customs, DHL and FEDEX are d...
by matthew
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A different account of life in Lima
Replies: 114
Views: 32709

Re: Struggling to adjust to life in Lima...

My situation is a little different than you in that I work from a home office for an international company and the money aspect hasnt really come into it but ive experienced the rest of what your going through, we moved here 8 months ago and my spanish would have definitely been worse than your's, c...
by matthew
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Book Swap
Replies: 21
Views: 4065

Re: Book Swap

Ill do anything for some warcraft books or some old fanstasy style stuff ie: dragons and mages etc etc Im so sick of buying from amazon only to have it go missing in customs
by matthew
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 262592

Re: Introduce Yourself!

Hi Everyone, My names Matthew and Im originally from Australia, started working here on and off a few years ago, got married, lived back in aus for awhile then decided we would move here to be closer to my wife's family, currently based in Cajamarca and spend my days working infront of my computer, ...

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