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by alan
Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: moving to Peru
Replies: 27
Views: 17008

Hi, We just tried to set up a bank account for a tourist at Banco Continental, and they said it wasn´t possible. Why not work with a bank in your home country and simply withdraw money here on your ATM card? This is what many others do. The commissions are not that bad. ATM machines are everywhere. ...
by alan
Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: moving to Peru
Replies: 27
Views: 17008

Thomas, I would be overstepping my bounds if I were to give you advice that should best come from a lawyer. I can tell you however that a friend recently looked into this, and he told me that it required at least one trip out of the country before the procedure could be finalized. Sorry I can´t be o...
by alan
Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Banks and banking in Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 4049

I would check up on that before opening the Citibank account. My understanding is that, while both are Citibank, you cannot access the account from both countries, however, it might make cash transfers between the two cheaper.
by alan
Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Yoga classes in Lima, Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 9541

There was a stream on the Expatriate mailing list recently dealing with Yoga and recommended instructors. Here are the highlights of that exchange, (including a recommendation for the person above), as well as instructors in other parts of Lima: * Mandala Yoga, San Isidro. Iyengar Style. Bi-lingual ...
by alan
Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Bookstores in Lima
Replies: 1
Views: 2406

There is a bookstore at the corner of Larco and Manuel Bonilla (at the Miraflores Oval) that has a good selection of English-language fiction. If you will be in Lima for some time, you might want to check out the ICPNA English language school that has a lending library. (fee)

Alan
by alan
Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to Peru / Working in Peru
Replies: 9
Views: 6444

Many people do this and I have never heard of anybody having any type of legal problem doing so. If you began to hire other teachers to also teach out of your house, you might want to formalize.

Alan
by alan
Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Pediatricians in Lima
Replies: 2
Views: 3158

Pediatricians in Lima

These names and numbers were circulated on the Expatriate list recently and I thought it would be worthwhile to archive them here in case anyone else needs a lead on a good pediatrician in Lima. 1. Ana Zuñiga Clinica Montesur Telef: 999-80439 2. Erika Sturmann Clinica Montesur Telef: 972-61010/372-1...
by alan
Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Carnet de Extranjeria Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 7756

Hi, Their are several ways to qualify for the carnet extranjeria. The most common are: Marrying a Peruvian; Obtaining a work contract; Entering as an investor. You mentioned that you checked the "Useful Info" section: Did you look under "Resident Visas"? ( http://www.expatperu.com/pvisas.htm#IIIA ) ...
by alan
Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Living in Peru, but not Lima. Cross cultural relationships
Replies: 12
Views: 13281

Your version sounds more plausible than mine. Out of curiosity, I searched the web for a definitive meaning; mostly, I found notes written by tourists, but there was a literary analisis that seems to wrap up the concept: See whole text here: http://web.presby.edu/~mcox/Home/BRICHERO.htm Los brichero...
by alan
Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Amount & Timing for holiday gifts for employees
Replies: 3
Views: 3556

We have always found a gift better than cash. Sometimes a gift for their family, or child, is better than something personal. Amount is up to you. Five to fifteen dollars is probably a good amount to spend, but of course, you can always spend more. Nobody will complain. A good idea is to put togethe...
by alan
Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Teaching in Lima, Peru. Wage to expect? Schools to avoid?
Replies: 3
Views: 6920

Quite a few schools here hire expat teachers at expat wages. Others will probably add to this list, but I can think of a few off-hand; Colegio Roosevelt Markham College Cambridge College San Silvestre Peruano Britanico I have known teachers who have worked at all of these schools and did not hear an...
by alan
Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Recommended dentists in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 3201

This depends on who you deal with. My dentist charges me $25 dollars for a cleaning and approx. $15 for a filling (depending on the work involved and the materials used). It´s a bargain, and good thing too, seeing as candy is available on just about every street corner. :D
Alan
by alan
Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Recommended dentists in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 3201

Recommended dentists in Lima

There was a recent stream on the Expatriate mailing dealing with dentists. Somebody asked for recommendations and there was a very good response from other on the listserv. Since this info will likely be of use further down the road, I have cut and pasted the names recommended onto this forum: - Ala...
by alan
Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question about jobs in Lima and/or volunteering in Lima
Replies: 7
Views: 5262

Anuta, The Peruvian government does not allow people on a tourist visa to take paid work. It makes sense really. Once you begin to work, you are no longer a tourist. The same laws hold true in most countries that I am aware of, including the US, Canada, etc. Some employers will offer you a fixed ter...
by alan
Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Question about jobs in Lima and/or volunteering in Lima
Replies: 7
Views: 5262

With respect to working, yes, you can find work but you probably know that salaries are generally far below what you earn now. That said, you need to have your paper work in order to get this kind of formal employment. Other than that, there is not much available other than English teaching. "Paperw...
by alan
Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Shipping to and from Peru???
Replies: 43
Views: 85772

Hi, A number of months ago, there was a very long discussion on this same topic on the Expatriate list . I have cut and pasted some of the mails that were circulated. I hope this helps. In summary, there was quite a bit of anger at DHL and some surprisingly good experiences with Serpost, with the co...
by alan
Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Used Books in English/American Newspaper Source?
Replies: 4
Views: 4488

Union Church Address

Union Church 441-1472
Angamos Oeste 1155.

The ICPNA also has a library, but one needs to purchase a card.
-Alan
by alan
Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Chorrillos/Barranco
Replies: 23
Views: 13521

Hi, As mentioned earlier in this thread, Barranco is really diverse, with properties ranging from waterfront highrises, to old neighborhoods with single/story dwellings. What are your expectations? Are you looking for something furnished? Bear in mind that unfurnished apartments come without a stove...
by alan
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Volunteer in Peru
Replies: 1
Views: 2966

Hi,

A good clearing house for information on volunteering is http://www.trabajovoluntario.org/Versio ... index.html

The South American Explorers club is another: www.saexplorers.org


Saludos,
Alan
EL SOL - Escuela de Español
http://elsol.idiomasperu.com
by alan
Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Living in Peru, but not Lima. Cross cultural relationships
Replies: 12
Views: 13281

I read once that the word "brichero" is derived from the word "bridge", as in building a bridge to cross over to another country. Most relationships built here are probably sincere, but horror stories abound, and not just with foreigners marrying badly intentioned Peruvians, but rather well-meaning ...

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