Search found 2982 matches

Go to advanced search

by Alan
Fri May 15, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 64
Views: 1463

Re: Corona Crazy

"But as the coronavirus quarantine nears two months, the urge to clown around by some is perhaps understandable."

https://bit.ly/3cDHLuo
by Alan
Wed May 13, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: INTERNATIONAL MAIL
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: INTERNATIONAL MAIL

Wiracocha wrote:G'day all,

Or, is that situation still in the air? (if you'll excuse the pun)

Cheers,
W. Lima.


:D :D you are asking an awful lot there!! Ouch!
by Alan
Sat May 09, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best courier services?
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Best courier services?

woodchuck wrote:I would appreciate information on what you consider the best courier services for Peru.
Important for me is 1) ability to bypass customs (vitamins, CBD oil, etc.) and 2 cost.
Thanks for your help.



All formal courier services will not bypass customs as this is illegal.
by Alan
Tue May 05, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 64
Views: 1463

Re: Corona Crazy

noclevername wrote: IF COVID-19 is just the flu, and IF flu vaccinations are bad, THEN vaccinations against COVID-19 are also bad.
by Alan
Tue May 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: domestic maids, cooks, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: domestic maids, cooks, etc.

I thought this was a clever business pivot for one of the backpacker hostels in Miraflores... of course, it doesn't address the problem of having the housekeeper leave once a week to go home. Still, it's interesting to see how businesses are shuffling.

WhatsApp Image 2020-05-05 at 1.47.21 PM.jpeg
WhatsApp Image 2020-05-05 at 1.47.21 PM.jpeg (207.04 KiB) Viewed 148 times
by Alan
Sun May 03, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: China Must Pay an Economic Compensation to Peru and the Rest of Poor South American Countries
Replies: 29
Views: 771

Re: China Must Pay an Economic Compensation to Peru and the Rest of Poor South American Countries

Once you understand the magnitude of the problem will see that the Global Scale is against China in such a big size that will force that big economy to consider sooner or later that they made a huge mistake. Probably one of the worst they have made in their existance as a society and culture Yeah, ...
by Alan
Sun May 03, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: domestic maids, cooks, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: domestic maids, cooks, etc.

I'm currently not in Peru, but spent many years traveling back and forth from the US and once owned a condo in Miraflores. I've been reading about Peru's strict rules about staying home during this time. It got me thinking about the the other parts of everyday life in Lima that I recall. Are famili...
by Alan
Sat May 02, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru to Colombia - Andean Community!
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Peru to Colombia - Andean Community!

According to this web page, you can easily get a 2 year visa. While there, you can see if you can apply for something longer. My bet is that they have something similar to Peru's "rentista" visa. http://www.consulado.pe/es/Bogota/Paginas/Preguntas-Frecuentes.aspx I keep hearing great thing...
by Alan
Sat May 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru to Colombia - Andean Community!
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Peru to Colombia - Andean Community!

Right you are. Colombia. It's a slip up from having lived in British Columbia for many years. I went back and corrected.
by Alan
Sat May 02, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Preppers
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Corona Crazy

Yeah, maybe. I read a story once from a Peruvian who said that when he was young he had mocked the pronunciation of a worker from the highlands that was doing carpentry in his home. His dad overheard him and said something to the effect of: "He pronounces words differently than you. That's true...
by Alan
Sat May 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru to Colombia - Andean Community!
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Peru to Colombia - Andean Community!

I suppose this is an expat question of sorts, so, members of the Andean Community (CAN) are allowed to work and settle in each others countries which is great for me because I would like to make the move to Colombia or am thinking about it at least. So, is the only visa available is the MERCOSUR tw...
by Alan
Fri May 01, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Discrimination against seniors
Replies: 27
Views: 696

Re: Discrimination against seniors

It makes sense that pharmacies would use discretion in this case, since it is unreasonable to expect the sick to pick up their own prescription. But there are some pharmaceuticals that you need to sign for in person because they have the potential to be used in the elaboration of illegal recreationa...
by Alan
Fri May 01, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Preppers
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Corona Crazy

That's right. Growing your own food is not much of an option for many, especially city dwellers, and it's part of the long term plan, due to seasonal and weather factors. It's a big step to aquire and prepare a property suitable for growing, and personally speaking, I don't think I could keep the su...
by Alan
Fri May 01, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Some advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Some advice needed

Hi guys. I've been browsing this forum for some time, and I've acquired a lot of useful information here. The virus has hit us all hard, but I'm in somewhat of a predicament.. I rented an apartment with my girlfriend when I was in Lima, she's still living there, and she's pregnant, I went back to t...
by Alan
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Preppers
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Corona Crazy

On a somewhat side note, this event has helped push "prepping" the the mainstream by reminding us that we are all vulnerable to sudden, unexpected events that can have a dramatic impact on our lives. Considering that we live in earthquake country - and will be affected more than many other...
by Alan
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lockdowns
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Lockdowns

That's really interesting. Thanks for sharing. I am going to start reading up on this time period, with particular interest to how society moved out of the pandemic. You know, growing up in Canada, the big historic reference points for the past century were the colonization and settlement of the Wes...
by Alan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Discrimination against seniors
Replies: 27
Views: 696

Re: Discrimination against seniors

Great question.

I can tell you that there has been legislation passed to keep 60+ out of the workplace until the end of the year.
by Alan
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 94
Views: 3003

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

WhatsApp Image 2020-04-28 at 11.04.59 AM.jpeg
WhatsApp Image 2020-04-28 at 11.04.59 AM.jpeg (19.91 KiB) Viewed 822 times
by Alan
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 64
Views: 1463

Re: Corona Crazy

Well, actually some hospitals - not all, some - ARE reaching the breaking point. It's pretty well documented and covered by news programs. It's become quite an issue here in Peru, if you are following this country. I agree with you that this isn't a blanket occurence all over the world, or spread ev...
by Alan
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Work remotely while living Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: Work remotely while living Peru

I am sorry! I wasn't paying enough attention to the thread, and was answering as if these were entirely domiciled workers/companies. Your advice sounds good.
by Alan
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 64
Views: 1463

Re: Corona Crazy

Yes, the official evidence. With all this noise, it's still the best place to go. Unless you want to believe in conspiracies involving hundreds of data takers across the US, in this case. This source, which compiles government figures, argues that Covid 19 mortality figures are being undereported as...
by Alan
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Work remotely while living Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: Work remotely while living Peru

If you end up as a Peruvian resident, then the tax you end up paying is "ingresos de fuente extranjera", which is paid around February-March, once each year. As far as I am aware, running a company here as a sole contractor is more expensive in tax than paying tax as an individual. (Someo...
by Alan
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 64
Views: 1463

Re: Corona Crazy

ER Doctors debunk the lies and deceptions of the SCAM/PLANdemia. Dr. Erickson COVID-19 Briefing https://youtu.be/xfLVxx_lBLU Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb6j7o1pLBw&t=9s Interesting interview. Thanks for sharing that. They make some good points, but I don't see how they can argue abo...
by Alan
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 64
Views: 1463

Re: Corona Crazy

Trump Did NOT Say We Should Inject Ourselves With Disinfectant, He Said The Opposite https://lidblog.com/inject-ourselves-with-disinfectant/ Actually, he did: " And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by...
by Alan
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Corona Crazy
Replies: 64
Views: 1463

Re: Corona Crazy

Amazing the gullibility some people, just fake news. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/trump-my-idea-to-inject-disinfectant-was-prank-on-reporters.html Anyone who has a legitimate interest in this story should watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtgVxGkrX1Y It is very clear that...
by Alan
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 1912

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

Check out what's happening in Australia and New Zealand: https://nyti.ms/2VVvoTg "Whether they get to zero or not, what Australia and New Zealand have already accomplished is a remarkable cause for hope. Scott Morrison of Australia, a conservative Christian, and Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s da...
by Alan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru: riot police block highway as people attempt to flee amid lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Peru: riot police block highway as people attempt to flee amid lockdown

What gets me about these demonstrators in the USA is their hypocricy, because they are advocating for actions in which the result will be IMPOSED on health workers (among many, many others) It's true; if the pandemic is only moderately bad, killing, say, 1 in 1000, many of us will not be effected pe...
by Alan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Coronavirus Immunity Card
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: The Coronavirus Immunity Card

No need for a physical card - this could just be a tag against your DNI/CE in RENIEC, accessed by those who need to know via a website or app. Just like checking where to vote etc. Stuff like this is easy when you already have a system in place that gives everyone an ID card already. That's a good ...
by Alan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Coronavirus Immunity Card
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: The Coronavirus Immunity Card

Just a note.. I updated the subject line of the OP for clarity.
by Alan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru: riot police block highway as people attempt to flee amid lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Peru: riot police block highway as people attempt to flee amid lockdown

These human caravans are super tragic. I read this morning that they hope to make 25 km a day... which isn't much, but if you are weak, hauling small pieces of luggage and children, that's probably all you can do. Now, Lima to Huancavelica is 425 KM... so, 17 days walk.. hungry, sick.. and through s...
by Alan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Coronavirus Immunity Card
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: The "Coronavirus Card" (immunity card)

I am not sure what means "Coronavirus Card" Probably just a Certification that someone has been sick and recovered, but inmune ? That is absolutely correct. It is an immunity card (I clarified the title of the post). The risk is that - since it will create two levels within the citizenry ...
by Alan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where's The Beef?
Replies: 54
Views: 1308

Re: Where's The Beef?

Hi all..

Please avoid personalizing comments on this forum in order to promote a healthy space for ideas and experiences.

Thanks.

Alan (admin)
by Alan
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru: riot police block highway as people attempt to flee amid lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Peru: riot police block highway as people attempt to flee amid lockdown

"Despite imposing some of the most stringent quarantine measures in Latin America since mid-March, Peru reported 16,325 coronavirus cases and 400 deaths on Monday, a figure which placed it second only to Brazil in the number of infections in the region. Brazil has a population seven times larg...
by Alan
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Coronavirus Immunity Card
Replies: 7
Views: 267

The Coronavirus Immunity Card

Here is something that will stir up some controversy in society. A coronavirus card, that shows employers, checkpoints, stores.. whatever.. that you have had the virus, and now are (hopefully) immune.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/worl ... -news.html
by Alan
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 1912

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

The way these things generally work is that the person who makes the claim, provides the proof of their claim. Like how a court of law works. Myself and others don't seem to have an issue with providing links that back up what we say. No one else makes claims and say 'go look up the evidence yourse...
by Alan
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where's The Beef?
Replies: 54
Views: 1308

Re: Where's The Beef?

In countries where draconian measures have been mandated, people have been forced to stay at home with threats of jail, domestic violence has escalated, businesses closed down never to reopen, economies destroyed. All for what? 1,300,000 infections worldwide? But isn't this the point? How many more...
by Alan
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 94
Views: 3003

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

Paul Krugman is worried.. not about tyranny now, but the tyranny around the corner. Personally, I think he overblows the risks - the USA isn't Hungary, but other countries need to be vigilant.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/opin ... cracy.html
by Alan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Americans say officials in Peru doused them in bleach after holding them in forced quarantine
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: Americans say officials in Peru doused them in bleach after holding them in forced quarantine

China has been bleaching all the Streets during months I had the opportunity to go to China 4 years ago. One thing that surprised me was the habit of many men to spit on the street, or into the trash cans in stores. I am not making any judgments.. it is a simple observation. Probably not a good hab...
by Alan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Americans say officials in Peru doused them in bleach after holding them in forced quarantine
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: Americans say officials in Peru doused them in bleach after holding them in forced quarantine

Personally, I wouldn't consider it despicable, but it was certainly an exaggeration, not well thought-out, and poorly communicated. I feel the same way when I see the crews on the news going willy-nilly down the street, spray blasting everything in site. I assume that that is bleach, too. My questio...
by Alan
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arugula (similar to kale)
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Arugula (similar to kale)

windsportinperu wrote:I have never heard of that name before , Arugula


La arúgula –conocida comunmente como rúcula – es un vegetal que crece durante todo el año y tiene grandes propiedades curativas.
by Alan
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Topic Reply Notifications - TRN's
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Topic Reply Notifications - TRN's

hi.. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we have done nothing to change the configuration of the notifications, and as far as I know, you are the only one who is having this problem. Do you get notifications for all of the posts you have contributed in? Or just one or two? Please look to the bottom o...
by Alan
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Arugula (similar to kale)
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Arugula (similar to kale)

It's readily available at markets. Might be a seasonal product though.
by Alan
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nitric Oxide (NO)
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: Nitric Oxide (NO)

If anyone has any information regarding this product, please message "woodchuck" directly.

Thanks much.
by Alan
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 1912

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

I am not confused at all. My point, since I did not make it clear, is that "tyrannical" and "tyranny" are relative terms. You think some leaders have avoided tyrannical behavior, like AMLO, while I think that they have shirked their responsibility and have lacked leadership. I su...
by Alan
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico
Replies: 64
Views: 1912

Re: Coronavirus and the nothing-happens attitude of AMLO, President of Mexico

Japan is another country that resisted strong measures from the outset, but which are now about to follow much stricter measures due to the sudden spike in infections. Japan has avoided the large number of Covid-19 cases and deaths that have prompted lockdowns in other countries, but there is growin...
by Alan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 94
Views: 3003

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

Wow! Very cool. Here is the video description translated into English: Peru has begun to assemble their own artificial respirators. The consortium responsible is led by the Peruvian Navy, and includes universities and businesses in the private sector. The respirators are called "Samay", wh...
by Alan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 94
Views: 3003

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

Wow! Very cool. Here is the video description translated into English. Peru has begun to assemble their own artificial respirators. The consortium responsible is led by the Peruvian Navy, and includes universities and businesses in the private sector. The respirators are called "Samay", wh...
by Alan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 94
Views: 3003

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

Artificial Respiration Equipments are now a Critical Element to fight CoronaVirus It is been designed and aproved respirators Made in Peru is a very short period of time Another good response from the Private Companies + Government https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ4Qq1hIx3Y Unfortunately, that vid...
by Alan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe
Replies: 94
Views: 3003

Re: Coronavirus, Peru and the Positive Reaction of Peruvians vs Europe

Small Businessman in Gamarra is sewing Face Maks and Donating them to Peru ! 20,000 Mask for Free for the Health Sector ; He is making 1,500 per day ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3oLNvEXlZg It is true that a crisis like this can bring out the best and the worst in people. Until now, we've cert...

Go to advanced search

Login  •  Register