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by Alpineprince
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Has PPK won?
Replies: 27
Views: 7911

Re: Has PPK won?

While it appears that PPK will win; both candidates are better than Humala. The economy of Peru seems to be stagnating & IMO both candidates have good plans to reverse this. I hope Peru can come together & unite under a new administration; as there is so much potential here. :roll: The prob...
by Alpineprince
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Can You Tell Me the New Rules for Re-entries for Expats?
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Can You Tell Me the New Rules for Re-entries for Expats?

You can stay in country for 183 days in any one year and can return again 183 days later.rinse and repeat.
by Alpineprince
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Has PPK won?
Replies: 27
Views: 7911

Re: Has PPK won?

tomsax wrote:I was so relieved when I found it he had probably won but am now wondering how half the population (minus 0.2%) are going to easily except this gracefully. As Alan said, not what Peru needs.

Let them eat cake, or panetone in this case.
99.8% counted and no change.
by Alpineprince
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Has PPK won?
Replies: 27
Views: 7911

Re: Has PPK won?

It will surely be close but with 99.54% counted, it still looks like a win for PPK.
by Alpineprince
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What is it that you like about Peru?
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Re: What is it that you like about Peru?

The food and the women!
by Alpineprince
Fri May 20, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima: 11 people shot during robberies in 10 days
Replies: 26
Views: 7843

Re: Lima: 11 people shot during robberies in 10 days

Glad I live in Miraflores, I feel safe anytime of day or night. :D
by Alpineprince
Tue May 17, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima: 11 people shot during robberies in 10 days
Replies: 26
Views: 7843

Re: Lima: 11 people shot during robberies in 10 days

There were four shots fired just outside a house in the Chacarilla area a few nights ago while my wife was there. That's a pretty decent area where you wouldn't expect that. Still not sure exactly what happened, but so far the best info we has is that the seranazgo were chasing a car and the people...
by Alpineprince
Tue May 10, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lima Weather Right Now
Replies: 5
Views: 1342

Re: Lima Weather Right Now

Still wearing shorts in Lima, though at night I do throw on a sweatshirt if I am out.
by Alpineprince
Wed May 04, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to get good info from Social Security?
Replies: 10
Views: 1714

Re: How to get good info from Social Security?

Yes, it is due to a tax treaty with the USA. Most developed countries have tax treaties with the USA. Chile is unique in that respect and the only country in central and south america that qualifies for this. We had considered the possibility of getting residency in Chile for 5 years instead of the...
by Alpineprince
Wed May 04, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to get good info from Social Security?
Replies: 10
Views: 1714

Re: How to get good info from Social Security?

Yes, it is due to a tax treaty with the USA. Most developed countries have tax treaties with the USA. Chile is unique in that respect and the only country in central and south america that qualifies for this. We had considered the possibility of getting residency in Chile for 5 years instead of the ...
by Alpineprince
Wed May 04, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to get good info from Social Security?
Replies: 10
Views: 1714

Re: How to get good info from Social Security?

Thanks again, sorry I am not educated on SS. You apparently can understand SS policy, so I have one question that may be of interest to others too. Is the 5 years needed to spend in the US consecutive or 6 months for 10 years will satisfy the requirement? Appreciate your help, possibly we can meet ...
by Alpineprince
Mon May 02, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to get good info from Social Security?
Replies: 10
Views: 1714

Re: How to get good info from Social Security?

FRA= Full Retirement Age
by Alpineprince
Mon May 02, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Getting Loans for new residents
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: Getting Loans for new residents

Do not know if it is still this way, but 15 years ago you could get a builders loan ( new apartment only) with 50% down payment and balance over 2 years at about 14.5% interest.
by Alpineprince
Mon May 02, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to get good info from Social Security?
Replies: 10
Views: 1714

Re: How to get good info from Social Security?

Looked at it many times and am currently collecting for myself and my children. First, your spouse needs to have lived in the USA (as your wife) for a period of 5 years and second she needs a SS# to get paid any benefits. She can collect a reduced amount as early as aged 60. For her to collect the m...
by Alpineprince
Sun May 01, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gabapentin (Neurontin) Rx in Peru (Lima) ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: Gabapentin (Neurontin) Rx in Peru (Lima) ?

Found this If you truly have sciatica, you need to have the cause diagnosed. This is of vital importance to determining the best course of treatment. The best way to diagnose your problem is via neuroimaging (radiology) by either an MRI or CT myelogram. An MRI is less invasive and completely painles...
by Alpineprince
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: new president
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: new president

I respect your opinion, but PPK is leading in the polls. As far as change, PPK will be able to deliver if the world economies cooperate. While 99% are not rich and affluent, there is a much larger and younger middle class that has emerged.
by Alpineprince
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help - Buy Male Wedding ring
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Help - Buy Male Wedding ring

The shops along La Paz in Miraflores were pretty competitive when I bought our rings (12 years ago) .
by Alpineprince
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Another real estate question
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: Another real estate question

I think they range from 3 to 6 percent.
by Alpineprince
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru Presidential Election
Replies: 70
Views: 17292

Re: Peru Presidential Election

PPK :D
by Alpineprince
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 30966

Re: New immigration law

My best friend who has been living here for 20 years was just given 90 days earlier this week. He is now setting up a company here ( owns 5 rentals) and will get his CE soon total cost was $3,000.00.
by Alpineprince
Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tragamonedas
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Tragamonedas

I have an expat friend who owns them all over Peru and makes quite a bundle.
by Alpineprince
Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking 2 Start Over - Is Peru the Place 4 Me?
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Looking 2 Start Over - Is Peru the Place 4 Me?

I believe "F" stands for Felony's of which fraud is certainly one.
by Alpineprince
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Looking 2 Start Over - Is Peru the Place 4 Me?
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Looking 2 Start Over - Is Peru the Place 4 Me?

I do not think anyone on the forums will "self identify" but I do not see any problems coming in on a tourist visa. The other poster quoted the fine for overstaying at $5.00 a day, I believe it is only $1.00 a day for now. At some point (this year?)immigration rules are supposed to change ...
by Alpineprince
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tequila Rock Miraflores Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2850

Re: Tequila Rock Miraflores Question

Unless it has changed, it is just a "hooker bar" although there are no "bar fines". Sounds like you got some experience there, Alpine. Did you negotiate a democratic price? Not my thing, although many years ago I was friends of one of the partner's (an expat) and many expats use...
by Alpineprince
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tequila Rock Miraflores Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2850

Re: Tequila Rock Miraflores Question

Unless it has changed, it is just a "hooker bar" although there are no "bar fines".
by Alpineprince
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marriage anullment
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Marriage anullment

Yes, go talk to your priest!
by Alpineprince
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: NY style Pizza
Replies: 35
Views: 11403

Re: NY style Pizza

Probably! It is a good sauce and good peperoni, crust needs work (hotter oven, more gluten) and she add some reggiano to the mozzarella.
They have a special 2 for 25 sol's which is a great deal.
by Alpineprince
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: NY style Pizza
Replies: 35
Views: 11403

Re: NY style Pizza

They have only been in biz for two weeks, Venezuelan family who have been to NY twice from what I can gather. They show they sell by the slice,personal,family size, but only make the personal size now.
by Alpineprince
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: NY style Pizza
Replies: 35
Views: 11403

Re: NY style Pizza

I do not have the time to write a lengthy review, but NO it is not NY Pizza to anyone who grew up in NY. To be fair most NY pizza is average as well.
by Alpineprince
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Minors Traveling without Parents to Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: Minors Traveling without Parents to Peru

Sounds awesome for the Kid's!
by Alpineprince
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TV content from 'home'
Replies: 19
Views: 2862

Re: TV content from 'home'

Cable, Netflix and youtube via chromecast.
by Alpineprince
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: NY style Pizza
Replies: 35
Views: 11403

Re: NY style Pizza

Definitely "looks right"! I will try it this weekend!
by Alpineprince
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: tipo de cambio
Replies: 20
Views: 5211

Re: tipo de cambio

Okay, the sol is hitting 3.45 to the dollar. Looks like 3.5 is in sight. My thought is maybe it should start to stabilise around now that there has been an interest rate hike in the US, but with all the instability in the world economy, we might be looking at 3.60 or 3.70... good for US tourists an...
by Alpineprince
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Serpost Strike
Replies: 28
Views: 8538

Re: Serpost Strike

I have been receiving mail lately that was sent November 16 and a week ago received some from November 24th.
by Alpineprince
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Daughter has both Peru & US passports, does she need a visa going to US?
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: Daughter has both Peru & US passports, does she need a visa going to US?

With my twins the Peruvian immigration only wanted to see their Peruvian passports the FIRST time they left. When either my wife or I come back to Peru, we use the twins US Passports. This is specially beneficial when leaving and my wife is traveling alone with them. If she came in and left with th...
by Alpineprince
Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: US vs Peru Health Insurance under ACA
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Re: US vs Peru Health Insurance under ACA

I do not see any problem with that arrangement. I could be wrong but I think the penalty may increase every year?
by Alpineprince
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: hdmi cable
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: hdmi cable

Compu Palace on Arequippa two blocks east of the Ovalo in Miraflores. Also try Radio Shack in Wong on Bajada Balta.
by Alpineprince
Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Daughter has both Peru & US passports, does she need a visa going to US?
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: Daughter has both Peru & US passports, does she need a visa going to US?

With my twins the Peruvian immigration only wanted to see their Peruvian passports the FIRST time they left. When either my wife or I come back to Peru, we use the twins US Passports. This is specially beneficial when leaving and my wife is traveling alone with them. If she came in and left with th...
by Alpineprince
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Blue Jeans
Replies: 15
Views: 2237

Re: Blue Jeans

I prefer the yoga pants, it is like watching "two ferrets fighting in a sack"!
by Alpineprince
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: New immigration law
Replies: 94
Views: 30966

Re: New immigration law

I heard from reliable sources that it will be May 2016 at the earliest.
by Alpineprince
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Which areas of Lima are good to live in that are not too expensive?
Replies: 12
Views: 2477

Re: Which areas of Lima are good to live in that are not too expensive?

I would never ever recommend moving to peru with a family, wife and child, if you dont already have a job, or a good one lined up. If your coming here without income, or a sizable savings account, I would tell you not to come. You probably will not find a job to pay enough, not matter how much you ...
by Alpineprince
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: THUNDERBIRD HOTEL
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: THUNDERBIRD HOTEL

Nope, try the Maria Louisa.
by Alpineprince
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Claro credit check
Replies: 4
Views: 7202

Re: Claro credit check

Someone should be along to tell you soon. It is very similiar to the code you enter when you want to add credit *xxx#
by Alpineprince
Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Emerging Markets Credit Bubble?
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Re: Emerging Markets Credit Bubble?

+1 on posting! I had a Economic Journalist for a Japanese newspaper staying with me during the meeting. Nothing but eating and drinking going on, so he split early and went to MP. :roll:
by Alpineprince
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Double Nationalities Child out of Peru with her foreign Passport
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Re: Double Nationalities Child out of Peru with her foreign Passport

Both children and adults must leave Peru on their Peruvian passports.
by Alpineprince
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ATM fee increase?
Replies: 18
Views: 4532

Re: ATM fee increase?

In BCP and Continental it is $200.00 USD and S/.700. I forget if they have that "another amount" button or not. :oops:
by Alpineprince
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ATM fee increase?
Replies: 18
Views: 4532

Re: ATM fee increase?

Here in Lima I pay $5-5.50, depending on the bank.
by Alpineprince
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: tipo de cambio
Replies: 20
Views: 5211

Re: tipo de cambio

Yes and yes to both you questions. In other news the Sol strengthened today by the largest amount I have ever seen in one day. I saw it here on Expat and thought it was a mistake, after confirming it on XE I immediately pulled dollars out of the bank and bought Sol's on the street, basically cutting...
by Alpineprince
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru's GDP grows 4+% 9n April
Replies: 13
Views: 3705

Re: Peru's GDP grows 4+% 9n April

June numbers came out with a nice rise of 3.87%!
by Alpineprince
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Calidda
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Re: Calidda

4.9253 per unit.

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