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by Alan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Our Articles : Your Suggestions / Updates (WIKI)
Topic: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License
Replies: 12
Views: 1249

Re: Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License

With the off-topic posts, my genuine post has gotten lost: : Getting your Peruvian Driver´s License Postby woodchuck » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:50 pm How can a person qualify for a "foreign license exemption"? I have been told the Peruvian driver's test is mostly about history questions & v...
by Alan
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Renting a good used car?
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Renting a good used car?

I have not heard of that option here (not to say it doesn't exist though). But, an option to consider is to ask taxi drivers in Huaral, since many of them rent their car by day and can put you in touch with owners who might rent by month (they might be quite happy to do so, since their other option ...
by Alan
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Should we be pissed off?
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Should we be pissed off?

woodchuck wrote:Alan, the model # of the Bitel cell phone is - B8506.
People have told us the Bitel cell phones use inferior components, maybe your tech can verify this.
We appreciate your help!


He struck out, I am sorry to say. He adds that the quality of the Bitels he has seen is lacking.
by Alan
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Should we be pissed off?
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Should we be pissed off?

Woodchuck.. if you post the model number I will check with our technician in Lima.
by Alan
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Should we be pissed off?
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Should we be pissed off?

I think you are right in being a little pee'd off. The company ought to stock parts, at least for a few years.. espcially something as breakable as a glass cellphone face. Have you tried Alibaba? It would take a couple weeks to deliver, but a lot of this type of thing gets sold through this portal.
by Alan
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 23
Views: 4007

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

So great to read about folks making their way outside of Lima. I am green with envy. Good luck to both of you.
by Alan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MOVING: SELLING VW GOLF 2012!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: MOVING: SELLING VW GOLF 2012!!!

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by Alan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New Peruvian Relationship
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: New Peruvian Relationship

Flowers? (Rosatel), Maybe a nice purse or accessory? https://www.aldoshoes.com/pe/es_PE

Department stores Saga and Ripley also have online sales and delivery.

Good luck. I mean that.
by Alan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How can I get my package?
Replies: 45
Views: 2653

Re: How can I get my package?

I heard recently that you can purchase the oil at the organic fairs held at Parque Reducto in Miraflores held on Saturdays, and at the Surquillo market fair held on Sundays. Good luck.
by Alan
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Real Estate Lunacy
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Peruvian Real Estate Lunacy

The advert says it has running water and electricity. And 400 meters for 70,000 works out to $175 per meter... and they said offers... Cheap compared to Lima, that's for sure. Does the price of this property reflect what properties actually go for there?
by Alan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Last Minute International Soccer Game in Lima and the Fast Response of Peru !
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Last Minute International Soccer Game in Lima and the Fast Response of Peru !

It´s already getting a little crazy on the streets, at least here in Miraflores, with the Brazilian and Argentine fans strolling in groups up and down the streets, shouting their slogans, and crazy will turn into wild tonight.

Welcome to all the visitors!!
by Alan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Careful where you charge your phone
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Careful where you charge your phone

I found this article to be very interesting, and somewhat scary:

https://nyti.ms/2NXR8LK
by Alan
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Nueva Lima
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Nueva Lima

That's really interesting. 120 km from Lima is a bit of a drive though, especially given the congestion entering Lima. That said, a bit of decentralization will be good, and maybe 120 won't seem so far as Lima continues to expand to the south. Lot's of new industrial parks are going in. You need to ...
by Alan
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Arequipa neighborhood recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Arequipa neighborhood recommendation

Hi, Did you check this link? Survey reports that the best district is https://www.forosperu.net/temas/mejor-distrito-de-arequipa-para-vivir.111178/ The recommended districts are Yanahuara and Jose Luís Bustamente y Rivero. Sounds like a good start. Based on this, maybe you could check out google str...
by Alan
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost to lease commercial land
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Cost to lease commercial land

Hi.. not sure about the answer, but I have a lead on a good real estate agent in Trujillo (a friend). If you would like his contact info, send me a PM.
by Alan
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The price of beer?
Replies: 15
Views: 1034

Re: The price of beer?

Yes, a great read of over 40 pages. I was not aware of the beer monopoly in Peru. " With a market share of 95%, the monopoly clearly lies with Backus brewery in this country (Peru)" Alan, that's the problem with monopolies, they can raise prices almost at will. And the same company that o...
by Alan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status
Replies: 10
Views: 1049

Re: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status

Perhaps latest entry into the country?
by Alan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Courier Service?
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Courier Service?

More than restrictive (well, maybe that too), I get the sense that they are bogged down in bureaucracy. The process is not as agile as it might be. I wonder how it compares to other countries at similar stages of development.
by Alan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !

Now Bogota Airport was far more affordable and more comfy and less crowded - out of the two airports - Bogota was a lot nicer, more comfortable and had more places to go and eat and everything was priced in COP. Yes, there are some odd ball results, but the survey itself seems pretty serious. They ...
by Alan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The price of beer?
Replies: 15
Views: 1034

Re: The price of beer?

That's a great question. I had not noticed the increase. Maybe something to do with abusing the monopoly the beer company has? I remember that sin taxes were raised when PPK was elected, but that was two years ago.

I wonder why more people don't engage in home brewing here.
by Alan
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visiting Lima 11/19-11/25
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Visiting Lima 11/19-11/25

Hey there..

Drop me a PM when you are in town. Hopefully we can meet over coffee.

There are also a number of Facebook groups for Expats living in Lima. You can find more information here.

https://www.expatperu.com/facebook-grou ... s-in-peru/

Cheers.
by Alan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !

While that is good news for Peru, I have a few bones to pick with JC: 1- Cab drivers harassing you and following you around. 2- ID checks at the door? Never seen this anywhere else in the world. Also, security guards make you go out the door and come in from a different door, instead of just walkin...
by Alan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Lima Peru and the best Airport in LATAM during 2019 !

Interesting survey results.

It's a good, functional airport, with nothing really special. I am so glad they have redone the food fair area though. It was an embarrassing mess before with those cheap, aluminum chairs. The renovation of that area made a big difference.
by Alan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Are there any age restrictions for work in Peru? I
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Are there any age restrictions for work in Peru? I

Yes, there are some restrictions. You´ll find info here: https://tusalario.org/peru/ley-laboral/ ... to/menores
by Alan
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: We are moving to Peru! Should we bring our items or buy new one in peru ?
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: We are moving to Peru! Should we bring our items or buy new one in peru ?

I like the "near and dear" comment. Mostly true. If you have quality china, pots pans, bed linen and quality furniture, you might want to pack it; while its pretty much available here too, you pay a premium, and may not find what you like. And as mentioned before, check your appliances to ...
by Alan
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru, the Country with the Best Reputation in Latin America !
Replies: 24
Views: 1548

Re: Peru, the Country with the Best Reputation in Latin America !

Wouldn't be hard for a lot of Brits - their knowledge of South America can be best described as hazy and ill informed... Peru - Paddington Bear! And who doesn't love Paddington Bear! Brazil - samba, Pele, fit birds etc... Colombia - Coke, Pablo Escobar and shoot outs... Mexico - shoot outs, Trump w...
by Alan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Astonishing Cycling in Mountainous Region , Cordillera Blanca Andes of Peru !
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Astonishing Cycling in Mountainous Region , Cordillera Blanca Andes of Peru !

Nice video. Promo Peru does some pretty slick stuff.

I wonder how many foreigners come here to mountain bike, or if the vid is aimed more at cyclers from Lima.
by Alan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tacna
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Tacna

Thanks for opening this thread. Interesting! What I remember about my visit there was the heat! I can't remember the month, but the experience is burned (haha) into my memory. It's a very arid zone with lot's of commerce and clinics and such, though. They have recently made some legal changes that h...
by Alan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru, the Country with the Best Reputation in Latin America !
Replies: 24
Views: 1548

Re: Peru, the Country with the Best Reputation in Latin America !

My goodness. With all the recent events, it's hard to believe. Then again, very little news about Peru seems to filter abroad. Just as well! :)
by Alan
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Numismatic Museum in Peru a wonderful collection of Coins !
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Numismatic Museum in Peru a wonderful collection of Coins !

Fantastic museum. The history of money here tells you a lot about the history of Peru, too.
by Alan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status
Replies: 10
Views: 1049

Keep "Migraciones" informed about changes to your status

Do you have a "carné de extranjeria"? If so, be aware that Migrations is actively applying fines to those who do not update personal information, such as address, foreign passport number (if you renew) employer and marital status, within 30 days of the change. The fine is 42 soles per mont...
by Alan
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tren Macho, Beautiful Scenery seen from this Train !
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Tren Macho, Beautiful Scenery seen from this Train !

I had fun shooting this video about the trip a while back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs8dJBunlyo
by Alan
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Emergency Eye Care/Optometrist/Ophthalmologist
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Emergency Eye Care/Optometrist/Ophthalmologist

Hi. If it seems serious, try the Good Hope clinic and check in to emergency. Otherwise, you may have to wait until Monday.

You could also try this place, which attends on Saturdays: https://nahui.com.pe/sede/miraflores/ (I have had no personal experience there)
by Alan
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Personal Injury Lawyers
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Personal Injury Lawyers

Neighbors need to give their okay before the new building can officially launch, so your friend has more leverage than he knows. We had a similar (though lesser) problem a few years ago. One of our properties (an older building) had an adobe wall cave in from the pressure from cement being poured f...
by Alan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !

Sorry to see that the measure appears to be illegal, so long term, nothing good will come of this. I understand your worries but it is 100% legal. Our Constitution gives the President the ability to dissolve the Congress when "cuestión de confianza" is denied time after time Several lawye...
by Alan
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: President Vizcarra dissolves Peruvian Congress, Great News !

windsportinperu wrote:Peru has got rip of Corruption out of our Congress, nothing can be as real as this



Sorry to see that the measure appears to be illegal, so long term, nothing good will come of this.
by Alan
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Personal Injury Lawyers
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Personal Injury Lawyers

Neighbors need to give their okay before the new building can officially launch, so your friend has more leverage than he knows. We had a similar (though lesser) problem a few years ago. One of our properties (an older building) had an adobe wall cave in from the pressure from cement being poured fo...
by Alan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Pandero car for sale!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Pandero car for sale!!!

Hey there...just a suggestion... you might want to explain how the Pandero system works, since many might not be familiar with it.
cheers.
by Alan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?
Replies: 23
Views: 4007

Re: Thinking of moving to Tarapoto. Who's out there?

Good for you. Nice to see that you have been able to network so quickly! Please keep us posted. I suspect there are others who visit this board who are looking for options other than Lima or the Sacred Valley. Tarapoto looks like a really interesting option.
by Alan
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 877

Re: Venezuelans wanting to get to Centro de Lima?!?

I got that the other day, but I was IN downtown Lima. The question was how to get out to Av. La Marina. So, I think the deal is to ask for a reference to a location that people will recognize so that they will stop and engage in conversation, trying to help out. Unfortunately, the pitch that I got w...
by Alan
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Expat relocation
Replies: 10
Views: 1047

Re: Expat relocation

by Alan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: passport swapping
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Re: passport swapping

rosa.aspillaga wrote:random question if anyone knows... can i leave the country with my american passport but then enter peru again with my peruvian passport?


Should not be a problem, as long as you leave Peru again with the same document as you used upon arrival (in this case, the Peruvian passport)
by Alan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to Advertise to Find/Hire Local Housekeeper? Chaclacayo/Chosica
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Where to Advertise to Find/Hire Local Housekeeper? Chaclacayo/Chosica

Here is a tip I just heard: go to the neighborhood park, the place nannies will take children, and ask them if they have friends or family members to recommend. Again though, always ask for ID, and check references.
by Alan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: ISO Computer Desk and Chair :) - Chaclacayo/Chosica
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: ISO Computer Desk and Chair :) - Chaclacayo/Chosica

There are specialty shops for office goods, but you can usually do pretty well at Sodimac.
by Alan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to Advertise to Find/Hire Local Housekeeper? Chaclacayo/Chosica
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Where to Advertise to Find/Hire Local Housekeeper? Chaclacayo/Chosica

Hi Gerald, These positions are usually filled using informal networks. For example, friends or cousins of your sister-in-law's housekeeper, or somebody somebody in the community (maybe a shop owner) might recommend. Besides that, sometimes people will simply hang a sign outside. The other scenario i...
by Alan
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost for Party in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Cost for Party in Lima

Hey there.. could you give a few more details? Are you planning a buffet? Alcohol? Is it a wedding reception? Is it posh, not so posh, budget? There is a wide range of options...
by Alan
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Elegant old Home to share in Magdalena del Mar
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Elegant old Home to share in Magdalena del Mar

I browsed through the web page. It looks like a really interesting project. Congrats to the couple who are behind it all.
by Alan
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 1820

Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Incredible story! My lord..

What year did that happen? Any idea what they were protesting?

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