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by argidd
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Romantic getaway in Tarapoto
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: Romantic getaway in Tarapoto

Really?
Cold?
With highs of 30s and lows of 20s, it may not be extremely hot... but cold????
Where did you live before? The sun?

http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/PELE0830
by argidd
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 11
Views: 1617

Re: Should I be worried?

Well, it seems Serpost is better outbound than inbound. I have never had a problem with packages/documents sent from Peru, but I am still waiting on a package I ordered in October, and for a birthday card sent from the UK to Peru in January. Oh! And I am waiting on a birthday present from 2013 (sent...
by argidd
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Los Cipreses
Replies: 13
Views: 1551

Re: Los Cipreses

Larry, if you are a country boy, you might miss seeing green a lot.
Don't drink water from the tap, and for the love of life... think it over 500 times before you cross the Street!!!

:lol:

Bienvenido a Perú!
by argidd
Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Deep fat fryers
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Deep fat fryers

If you want one for personal use, you can look at Ripley or Saga, or Hiraoka. I've seen them there.
by argidd
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Los Cipreses
Replies: 13
Views: 1551

Re: Los Cipreses

Hi Larry Not sure if you tried Google Maps. This is what I found https://www.google.com.pe/maps/place/A+Garcia+y+Garcia/@-12.0584346,-77.0724475,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x9105c93910bef151:0x6e90c7977bf0b554 It seems Los Cipreses is an urbanization in San Miguel, can you confirm that with your wife? San ...
by argidd
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Average costs for a wedding in Lima
Replies: 11
Views: 4558

Re: Average costs for a wedding in Lima

Chichi Please speak if you know about the subject, if not it's best to let others speak. Sergio gave a ballpark figure, accurate for something average and you as usual exaggerate things with your "knowledge" attained who knows where. I paid over $10k for my wedding, 70 guests, dinner not p...
by argidd
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rules for Yellow Fever Vac. & Iquitos
Replies: 18
Views: 4031

Re: Rules for Yellow Fever Vac. & Iquitos

It is a formal requirement for anyone who goes to the jungle. Unfortunately, it is not always enforced. I had a friend who's bus was stopped and everyone was given a shot (eventhough it didn't make sense because you need to wait 10 days for exposure, but it is Peru...) If you know you are going to ...
by argidd
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What causes this phenomenon
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

Re: What causes this phenomenon

Alpineprince and Alan are right. You seem to have a salty wall and unfortunately there isn't much you can do. But do speak to a painter, sealent might prolong a better appearance.
by argidd
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rules for Yellow Fever Vac. & Iquitos
Replies: 18
Views: 4031

Re: Rules for Yellow Fever Vac. & Iquitos

http://www.minsa.gob.pe/portada/viajeros.asp
Scroll down to the last bit. Apparently it is highly recommended but not mandatory, althoughagain, I have heard of people being forced into vacindtion. And I repeat my question, if you know it is a risk, why not just do it?
by argidd
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rules for Yellow Fever Vac. & Iquitos
Replies: 18
Views: 4031

Re: Rules for Yellow Fever Vac. & Iquitos

It is a formal requirement for anyone who goes to the jungle. Unfortunately, it is not always enforced. I had a friend who's bus was stopped and everyone was given a shot (eventhough it didn't make sense because you need to wait 10 days for exposure, but it is Peru...) If you know you are going to a...
by argidd
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigrant (Resident) Visa
Replies: 18
Views: 3399

Re: Immigrant (Resident) Visa

Sunflower, yeah, I didn't see the "requisitos generales y los de cambio a inmigrante"... So, we were married 3 months after my husband moved here, and he started the paperwork 1 month after that. Because he didn't file after 30 days, that means he cannot be a permanent resident?! Ridiculous!
by argidd
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting my Contract approved by the ministerio de trabajo
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Getting my Contract approved by the ministerio de trabajo

Hi Stacy From what I know, the idea of hiring foreigners to do work, is to bring talent unavailable in the country. So, usually it is people with particular degrees or work experience. If you are at a level where you should have a degree, for example a managerial level, or to do in certain fields (t...
by argidd
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigrant (Resident) Visa
Replies: 18
Views: 3399

Re: Immigrant (Resident) Visa

I was looking into the Migraciones website and it does not mention the 10 UIT if you are married to a Peruvian, in order for you to change to immigrant status. But as everything in Peru, they might ask you or they might not. My husband contacted the people mentioned above (who quoted $900 for trámit...
by argidd
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: cinema
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: cinema

Ken, I find that it is that some people are just used to others being loud, and don't normally complain. A couple hours ago, I was in the office and this person was standing outside his door (which faces my office window, and he was talking on the phone, do you really need to do that? Sit in your li...
by argidd
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: mailing a check to the US
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: mailing a check to the US

Is FedEx significantly more expensive?

If the regular post is your only option, then put a paper around the check and put it in an envelope...
by argidd
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: mailing a check to the US
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: mailing a check to the US

That is because valuables are not supposed to be mailed through the post, if you check they say no money, no jewelry, no valuables.
by argidd
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: cinema
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: cinema

Unfortunately anything that requires respect towards others is very difficult to get people to understand. Same thing happened to us on Saturday. Peruvians are not known for being very respectful of other people's rights, especially when it comes to making noise
by argidd
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Visiting with non vaccinated children
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Visiting with non vaccinated children

Fanning, I guess you mean that you test positive for TB when they take your blood?

If I'm not mistaken, in order to diagnose TB (at least in Peru), they will take a sputum sample (prueba de esputo) and a chest x-ray, definitely blood work could be confusing considering immunisation.
by argidd
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Visiting with non vaccinated children
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Visiting with non vaccinated children

HI Lucas Are you coming for a visit, or do you plan on living here? If you're staying in Lima, where in Lima? Where do you plan on going? My questions aim toward: If you plan on living here, no private school/preschool will allow an unvaccinated child to enter. Also, TB is very common, especially in...
by argidd
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Banking & Loan recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Re: Banking & Loan recommendations?

I also believed you can only get a loan if you have a Peruvian income. About the re-mortgage, Rob I think your wife should go to the bank and ask. First of all, you can take out a loan putting your house as guarantee, I have an family member who had 3 hipotecas on his house; but as Fanning mentions,...
by argidd
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Deadline for paying Tasa Anual de Extranjeria w/o fine
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Deadline for paying Tasa Anual de Extranjeria w/o fine

My husband spent more time there in January this year, than on the 25 of March last year.
Remember now they open at 1 PM, but you should go early since people start lining up from earlier in the AM.
by argidd
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reputable International Moving Companies?
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Reputable International Moving Companies?

I haven't worked with them but know of people who recommend them, they also work with expat services consultants.
Perhaps contact them and aske them who their partner is in the US or in the state where you live.
by argidd
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Looking for work
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: Looking for work

Many drivers for embassy people or people who fear getting abducted usually rely on these armed drivers. These schools set up by mining companies are in mining areas, usually outside any city/town. They have probably provided an armed driver since there could be disturbances due to protestors agains...
by argidd
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Free Range/Pastured/Wild Chickens and Eggs?
Replies: 13
Views: 3454

Re: Free Range/Pastured/Wild Chickens and Eggs?

Hi Neshan, I have a question... you mentioned you visited their production property (hopefully a farm), and noticed they are not free range, are they in production areas like San Fernando has them, where they are all crammed up? I ask because they may just be gallinas ponedoras, which I don't think ...
by argidd
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is "enrrollarse" the word for "make out in Peruvian Spanish?
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: Is "enrrollarse" the word for "make out in Peruvian Spanish?

Nope, agarrar (to grab) is to make out the difference with chapar is just the generation you belong to. To pick someone up is "levantar", which can also be used in other R rated contexts.
by argidd
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I need an appliance repair man
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: I need an appliance repair man

Bobby

Why don't you find out who does the warranty repairs for Frigidaire, and just pay them for the repair. It's best that someone who knows the brand does it.
by argidd
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Leaving Peru on an EU or Peruvian passport?
Replies: 20
Views: 2587

Re: Leaving Peru on an EU or Peruvian passport?

Hi, it seems like an awful lot to wait and go through. Isn't is just easier to register your marriage in the UK, and live in the UK with your wife and kids? I was under the understanding living as a spouse in the UK is not too complicated. You need to proof your relationship has withstood for at lea...
by argidd
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is "enrrollarse" the word for "make out in Peruvian Spanish?
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: Is "enrrollarse" the word for "make out in Peruvian Spanish?

Chapar is still used, but it is a bit old (it's what my parents used to say in the 70's).
People from my generation say "agarrar". What kids say today, I have no clue.
by argidd
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigrant (Resident) Visa
Replies: 18
Views: 3399

Re: Immigrant (Resident) Visa

Lawrence, the best thing you can do is go to the consulate and get your Peruvian Passport there. Leave the US with your American (or the Passport you regularly use) and enter Peru on your Peruvian Passport. If you enter on one Passport and try to change status once you get your Peruvian ID or Passpo...
by argidd
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Leaving Peru on an EU or Peruvian passport?
Replies: 20
Views: 2587

Re: Leaving Peru on an EU or Peruvian passport?

This has been discussed before. But you present your Pervuian Passport at immigrations. They will say "where's your visa?", and you show them your other Passport. You always have to leave Peru on your Peruvian Passport and return on your Peruvian Passport. Dual citizenship is not something...
by argidd
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Getting Married in Peru; How long?
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Getting Married in Peru; How long?

It depends on your municipality. The posters above have been very accurate on documentation already. But I think you have to consider that in order to marry you have to "abrir el pliego de matrimonio", it means you go to the municipality with your witnesses, your documents and present them...
by argidd
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: residency visa
Replies: 14
Views: 2188

Re: residency visa

We're also tired of f...ing illegals abusing our deficient system.
by argidd
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Labor Ministry
Replies: 32
Views: 2954

Re: The Labor Ministry

If you have set up a business (big or small), it is a bit difficult to declare money just out the window (say, if you were paying under the table), you have to declare it as a loss, and I don't think SUNAT is THAT stupid.
by argidd
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The Labor Ministry
Replies: 32
Views: 2954

Re: The Labor Ministry

Usually it's inspectors who are biased, perhaps the judges not so much.
Just one note, here, no matter what the circumstances are to a termination, you cannot withhold someone's salary or benefits.
by argidd
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Three weeks to experience Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 2059

Re: Three weeks to experience Peru

Hi! One thing, have you included the time it takes to go back from MachuPicchu to Cusco so you can take the bus to Arequipa? Have you made sure there is a Bus to Colca Canyon from Cusco? I would guess they take you from Cusco to Arequipa, and then you take a different bus to Chivay. Perhaps that wil...
by argidd
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ring sizes used in Peru
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

Re: Ring sizes used in Peru

Hi Andy Most jewelers here use the US system, but, like in clothes, a "6" is not the same for all makers. I had a hard time converting my ring size to UK, I've always known I am a 6.5, UK supposedly N, but when my husband got my ring, it was a bit big on me, which was easily fixed. When we...
by argidd
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Buying Sour Cream in Lima
Replies: 12
Views: 4258

Re: Buying Sour Cream in Lima

BTW I was at Wong Bajada Balta, and there was only that mid-eastern brand, both regular and reduced fat.
by argidd
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: who delivers usps express mail in lima?
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: who delivers usps express mail in lima?

I'm 99% sure it is Serpost (Peruvian postal services) who deliver it.
by argidd
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: working clothes--women
Replies: 21
Views: 2534

Re: working clothes--women

Brunei is an Islamic nation.... And a conservative one. That alone makes it far from modern... At least in women's dress codes. I'm sure you'll be fine wearing what you wear in the UK.
by argidd
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: working clothes--women
Replies: 21
Views: 2534

Re: working clothes--women

Hi, it might seem odd, but in the jungle, where Chichi lives it is not odd due to the weather. With that said, it depends what you plan on doing and where. I assume you're going to be illegal, so your options avre very limited. Perhaps English teacher is one of your few options and for that you need...
by argidd
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rentista Status & 183 day Absent Limit
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Rentista Status & 183 day Absent Limit

As in a lot of other countries, in order to maintain residence, you must live in the country for 6 months (at least). If you travel out of the country and come back, and then travel, and come back for short periods, that is not a problem. The issue is when you leave the country for a prolonged (cons...
by argidd
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Thrift Stores/ Flea Markets/Swapmeets
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: Thrift Stores/ Flea Markets/Swapmeets

The only place where I've seen people sell used goods is downtown in Avenida Grau. There is a big market, and you find used goods in certain stands. About swapmeets (feria de trueques), actually there is one every so often in Miraflores at the Casa de Nacimiento Pakarii, but it is for babies'/childr...
by argidd
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where to buy Pumpkin Pie
Replies: 4
Views: 3028

Re: Where to buy Pumpkin Pie

I think the closest place where you can get pumpkin pie in Lima, is the Publix in Miami.
by argidd
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: NY style Pizza
Replies: 35
Views: 11217

Re: NY style Pizza

So...
What places in NYC would you guys recommend for pizza?
by argidd
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: Bilingual Dual Peruvian/USA citizen.What are my job options?
Replies: 15
Views: 5926

Re: Bilingual Dual Peruvian/USA citizen.What are my job options?

Hey Zero You are definitely making too little for all those responsibilities. Search online for "consultoras de selección de personal", "head hunter en lima", or similar search criteria, and send your CV to all the ones you find. Including the big, known ones like Adecco, Manpowe...
by argidd
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wine consulting and tutored tastings
Replies: 29
Views: 5047

Re: Wine consulting and tutored tastings

Their are several culinary institutes in Peru. If you get in touch with them, they might help you out with more info. Great idea! Also, I've seen a few sommeliers at good restaurants, maybe you could visit a few and leave your CV. Sometimes they open other locales or have one, two, or three differe...
by argidd
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting married to a Peruvian - last name suffix?
Replies: 12
Views: 3848

Re: Getting married to a Peruvian - last name suffix?

Hi Craig I am Peruvian, married to a Brit, but we married in Peru. When I changed my marital status the registrant asked me if I wanted to include my husband's surname, to which I said NO. I have heard of some of these fellows insisting to women that they must take the husband's name. But it is not ...
by argidd
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Wine consulting and tutored tastings
Replies: 29
Views: 5047

Re: Wine consulting and tutored tastings

I don't know, Inscop, Pizza Street is for backpackers, and it's full of prostitutes. I think if you want to do wine tastings and wine classes, it is better to establish a target customer: a higher class/ higher earning local (or both, since one doesn't necessarily include the other), not tourists. O...
by argidd
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Average English Teacher Salary in Peru?
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: Average English Teacher Salary in Peru?

If you are legal, you could ask for 3000 - 4500 soles per month.

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