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by koplinfamilia
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Sold out
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: Massive reductions on my furniture sale, must go

Are there any photos available?
by koplinfamilia
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Health Insurance Company/Option
Replies: 21
Views: 5465

Re: Best Health Insurance Company/Option

We have a friend who sells a lot of insurance here, his comapny name is Groupo Prado and we have bought our car insurance through him. His name is Carlos and he gives great customer service, something to be said for companies here. His English is limited but don't let that deter you, he would be a g...
by koplinfamilia
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Quinoa FLOUR
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

Re: Quinoa FLOUR

Try the Bio feria on Saturdays at Parque Reducto (Miraflores) I am almost sure I have seen it there.
by koplinfamilia
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Free Books/DVD
Replies: 0
Views: 602

Free Books/DVD

A friend donated to me a few books that we will not be using, they are: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Sideways Stories From Sideway School by Louis Sachar Holes by Louis Sachar I believe they are all part of a curriculum as she was a grade school teacher here in Lima. Secondly there is ...
by koplinfamilia
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rentista Visa
Replies: 6
Views: 1750

Re: Rentista Visa

We just did the whole process for my Father and they did not ask for any documentation regarding the income coming into Peru, he had to have the letter from his pension legalized as well as the end of the year tax statement. It was a whole lot of running around and frustration but it is something yo...
by koplinfamilia
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Where Do Your Kids Go To School?
Replies: 22
Views: 6798

Re: Where Do Your Kids Go To School?

I do not have children. But has anyone been able to find a good homeschooling program. If I have any children I would not like to have them expose to the high school education that is currently available in Peru. Having studied under that system I would not like them to start life with a disadvanta...
by koplinfamilia
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 11 Passanger Van Avail. For Rent w/ Driver
Replies: 6
Views: 3525

Re: 12 Passanger Van Avail. For Rent w/ Driver

Bump and a link to our new web page that is still a work in process:

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Contact Information:

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by koplinfamilia
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Summer Travels to Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 2083

Re: Summer Travels to Peru

I have found that flying from JFK (New York) is the cheapest airport everytime. You have to fly directly to Lima.
by koplinfamilia
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travel w/ Rentista
Replies: 0
Views: 468

Travel w/ Rentista

I've read on here that there are certain requirements to travel with your Carnet but I thought I also read that the Rentista is exempt from these. Can someone tell me what will be required (if anything) for my father to leave Peru with his new carnet (rentistsa)? He doesn't speak Spanish and I want ...
by koplinfamilia
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nutritionists?
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Nutritionists?

Has anyone had any experience with a Nutritionist here in Lima or a Natural doctor? We would like to consult with one concerning high-blood pressure and some natural life-style/diet changes. Of course we would like to find one that comes recomended, any suggestions?
by koplinfamilia
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Selling Evertything!!! Just ask For the price,,,
Replies: 13
Views: 3635

Re: Selling Evertything!!! Just ask For the price,,,

I'm interested in the juicer, could you send me a PM with the details (make, model age, condition & price) please?
by koplinfamilia
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Original Birth Certificate Needed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Original Birth Certificate Needed?

Thanks guys, I actually did not need the original as the web site stated. I was very pleased with the customer service we received there at the Embassy, it was refreshing after dealing with the Peruvian department of Migracciones for all of our Peruvian paperwork. The woman at the U.S. Enbassy accep...
by koplinfamilia
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving from Cali to Peru...
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: Moving from Cali to Peru...

My opinon (and it's only mine! :)) If something doesn't have a deep sentimental value, I'd sell it and just buy what you need here. Or store it while you live here for a while, then go back and decide what needs to go and what you want to bring. I've seen too many people a) bring a bunch of stuff t...
by koplinfamilia
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Obtaining the Rentista status, how rules are to be explained
Replies: 11
Views: 3617

Re: Obtaining the Rentista status, how rules are to be explained

My father is in the middle of this process right now. it has been a lot of running around, back and forth to the Embassy, Migracciones and other places but just when we thought that today would be the day, that we had jumped through every hoop to get this approved... they have asked for a bribe! The...
by koplinfamilia
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: USexpat's: Jury duty?
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Re: USexpat's: Jury duty?

It just occurred to me today, even though I'm no longer living in NY, I still have an address there where I get what little mail arrives in my name now a days, so what do I do if I get a jury summons? Will I have to book a flight just to show up in court that day to say I don't live in the country ...
by koplinfamilia
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: dual citizenship? american mother, peruvian father.
Replies: 16
Views: 10690

Re: dual citizenship? american mother, peruvian father.

You must register the baby's birth at your local Peruvian consulate and then after that you can apply for their passport. Better do register the birth there in the States but it can be done here as well.
by koplinfamilia
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Original Birth Certificate Needed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Original Birth Certificate Needed?

One of our children's passport has just expired and I'm in the process of preparing all that is needed for renewal but I noticed that I will need a birth certificate showing both parents names. I have only a copy, does anyone know if this will be sufficient? I am only imagining if not that some how ...
by koplinfamilia
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 11 Passanger Van Avail. For Rent w/ Driver
Replies: 6
Views: 3525

11 Passanger Van Avail. For Rent w/ Driver

Rather than posting an entirely new add I am just giving this a bump. Please check out our reviews under the Local Services section (Drivers) and give us a call. Thanks!
by koplinfamilia
Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where can I buy chocolate chips for baking? Brown sugar?
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Where can I buy chocolate chips for baking? Brown sugar?

Panela is the exact same texture as brown sugar but a different flavor. You can find this in the Bio-feria on Saturdays next to Parque Reducto in Miraflores. I have seen the Domino's brand brown sugar at Ttotus on Angamos. I used to see Chocolate Chips as well but not anymore except for the imitatio...
by koplinfamilia
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where Do They Hold Illegal Foreigners
Replies: 28
Views: 5370

Re: Where Do They Hold Illegal Foreigners

To clarify things, it seems our friend was held for some time but then released. As Kelly mentioned, why did they pick him out? We don't know, maybe because he overstayed, maybe because he is Mexican? I'll have to let you all know once he arrives back to Lima.
by koplinfamilia
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where Do They Hold Illegal Foreigners
Replies: 28
Views: 5370

Re: Where Do They Hold Illegal Foreigners

Thanks everyone for your response, it seems there may have been some mix up in the end because we just heard from our friend who is actually in Tacna now. I am not sure what happened or how it all got confused but it seems it worked out ok.
by koplinfamilia
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where Do They Hold Illegal Foreigners
Replies: 28
Views: 5370

Re: Where Do They Hold Illegal Foreigners

The only thing we know is he was maybe a month over his visa and headed for Chili to do a border-hop. Yesterday the church received a phone call from a lady (apparently someone he met on the bus) who said they (not sure who they is exatcly) took him off the bus and he was being held about an hour an...
by koplinfamilia
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where Do They Hold Illegal Foreigners
Replies: 28
Views: 5370

Re: Where Do They Hold Illegal Foreigners

Actually I was wondering if that was the place as my husband once used to preach to the extranjeros there a few years back. I was not sure if that is where they sent all extranjeros or not but I guess it would be worth a phone call to find out, thanks. I was also thinking along the lines of the ille...
by koplinfamilia
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rock/Mineral Park
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: Rock/Mineral Park

Thank You VicManu, you are right and that is actually one part of the zoo we have not seen yet. I have been wanting to go to the mine section for awhile but we always seem to skip it, what a good reason to visit again!
by koplinfamilia
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where Do They Hold Illegal Foreigners
Replies: 28
Views: 5370

Where Do They Hold Illegal Foreigners

Does anyone know where the central holding place is for illegals (over stayed visa by a month) is? We are searching for a Mexican friend that "disappeared" from a Civa bus heading toward Tacna (he was on his way to renew his visa, go figure!) We and numerous friends have called everywhere ...
by koplinfamilia
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rock/Mineral Park
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Rock/Mineral Park

Ok, so I know this may be stretching it but we are studying rocks and minerals this week and I had an idea. In the States there are places you can go to "mine" your own jems or minerals or see caves with formations ect. Since there is such an abundance of mining in Peru I thought maybe the...
by koplinfamilia
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to Buy Teaching Supplies
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Where to Buy Teaching Supplies

Apart from the typical paper and paint does anyone know a place that specializes in supplies for grade school teachers? I am thinking along the lines of science experiments, classroom decorations, stamps, awards etc. I am sure there is such a place but have no idea where to begin, I sure miss the on...
by koplinfamilia
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: House Cleaning
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: House Cleaning

30-35 soles a day seems to be the going rate. Paying by the hour is very generous, I think if you are paying 10 soles an hour that is more than fair. Some will also ask for their transportation costs to be covered if it is a far trek.
by koplinfamilia
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border hop
Replies: 22
Views: 4798

Re: Border hop

Arica is the way to go, simple and no hassles or bribes. Next time fly down to Tacna, grab a cab and cross over and back within an hour with no trouble. It is $1 a day, I read that on a sign there at the Arica crossing.
by koplinfamilia
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Visiting Lima In March
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: Visiting Lima In March

Asia is nice but I don't know of any hotels there. Most people rent houses, it is expensive though and I could imagine you will pay somewhere around $1500 for a weekend... of course that would most likley be for a house that sleeps 15+ people. Maybe someone knows something smaller but most houses ar...
by koplinfamilia
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Is it safe to travel to Peru with baby?
Replies: 4
Views: 2956

Re: Is it safe to travel to Peru with baby?

I moved her with a 9 month old child and have traveled quite a bit, always by bus. I don't recommend trying to take a car to Huancayo at this time of year, it is not safe at all until maybe May as it is the rainy season. If you do choose to go by bus during this rainy season, at least try during the...
by koplinfamilia
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Round Trip...or One-Way???
Replies: 69
Views: 16583

Re: Round Trip...or One-Way???

My family and I came down about a year ago on one-way tickets from New York with Aero-Mexico and we didn't have a problem nor did my my father when he came down two months ago. In both cases it was at least half the price of a round trip ticket, in ours I would say it was 60% less so it was to our a...
by koplinfamilia
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Recomended Short-term Apts. - Need Today
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

Recomended Short-term Apts. - Need Today

I'm looking for a very reputable apartment rental company for a client. They are in need today and we would like to help them out by recommending something that will suit their needs, can any one recommend a place that they have used and have been very satisified with? Please a phone number, thanks.
by koplinfamilia
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Driver needed this weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Driver needed this weekend

I just sent you a PM, we can help you with Friday/Sunday. Email me at [email protected] if you like. Thanks!
by koplinfamilia
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Rentista Visa - Which Document as Proof of Income?
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Rentista Visa - Which Document as Proof of Income?

Does anyone here have a rentista visa? It seems this is the quicker route for my father to obtain a carnet but one of the requirments is the proof of income. He has a gauranteed pension for life but knowing the way of things here we are hesitant to go legalizing documents until we know which one Mig...
by koplinfamilia
Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Coconut Oil/Tea Tree Oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 5227

Coconut Oil/Tea Tree Oil?

I've come across the need for two things that I do not normally have a use for and have no idea where to find them here in Peru. Does anyone know if coconut oil is available in the grocery store, if so which one? Also, what about tea trea oil or lavender oil? No clue where to find those, help anyone?
by koplinfamilia
Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dermatologist Recomendations
Replies: 1
Views: 838

Dermatologist Recomendations

Has anyone seen a recomendable dermatologist? We have been seeing one but she is in a clinic and the service is horrible, often you can call all day and they will not answer. We welcome other suggestions?
by koplinfamilia
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Nice Restaurant Open Tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Nice Restaurant Open Tonight

Anyone know of and can recommend a 5 star restaurant for this evening? I know many of them are closing and we have some clients who just arrived and want to dine out tonight. If anyone can suggest something that they know is open tonight I would appreciate it.
by koplinfamilia
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 11 Passanger Van Avail. For Rent w/ Driver
Replies: 6
Views: 3525

Re: 12 Passanger Van Avail. For Rent w/ Driver

A small bump and a link to our business page on Facebook, please give us a "like" fellow expats and share with your friends who may need transportation for the holidays.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Integrity ... 1239787109
by koplinfamilia
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need to find baking POWDER
Replies: 9
Views: 2902

Re: Need to find baking POWDER

I've also bought it at Plava Vea and Ttotus, even the local mercados have it. It is called polvo de hornear as Kelly mentioned. You shouldn't have a problem to find it, just ask if you don't see it.
by koplinfamilia
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Which stove oven should I buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 8064

Re: Which stove oven should I buy?

I would recomend buying a brand such as Bosch or Whirlpool, I wish I had. I bought a INDURAMA made stove, looked pretty decent but after a year it is begining to show it's wear. I wish I had paid more in the begining and bough a good quality stove, you can actually find some good prices if you go to...
by koplinfamilia
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Return / Onward travel
Replies: 14
Views: 3201

Re: Return / Onward travel

Just an FYI, My family and I came down with AeroMexico last year on a one-way from NYC, they didn't ask for any type of return ticket/onward passage. My Dad came down last month also from NYC (one-way) on AeroMexico and they didn't ask either. Hopefully they won't ask, so far so good for us. We did ...
by koplinfamilia
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima with children
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: Lima with children

You could home school like us :) Especially if you will only be here for a year or so it might be worth it. I ordered a Kinder program that I use with both my 3 (almost 4) year old as well as my 5 year old. I teach them both together (supplementing for the older where needed) and they love it. It is...
by koplinfamilia
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Certified Translator
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Re: Certified Translator

You might want to check with Rienec because when we did it a few months back they had to give us a list of their translators and we had to use one of them... I think it went something like that. I know we had to legalize it first and then from there there was an office near by that did it within two...
by koplinfamilia
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying a car in Lima...anyone do it recently?
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Re: Buying a car in Lima...anyone do it recently?

Just bought a new one here, you have to pay the total up front and it took three weeks before we got it, other than that it was not much different than in the States. In our case we found a brand new 2010 left over and got a nice discount, from what I hear they are ready to mark down the 2011's so i...
by koplinfamilia
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Graco booster Seats
Replies: 0
Views: 546

Graco booster Seats

I'm selling two like new Graco booster seats that were purchased in the USA. They have washable covers and two cup/snack holders that slide out. They are in excellent condition, we just did not end up having a need for them, we used them a handful of times. Smoke/pet free home. I am asking .75 soles...
by koplinfamilia
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dairy Farms?
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Dairy Farms?

Does anyone know if there are any dairy farms open to the public, like for tours with small children? I know it seems like a strange question but it the States we have many that invite families to come and see the farm life, milk cows, pick fruit ect. Is there anything like this with in an hours dri...
by koplinfamilia
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: My Money
Replies: 12
Views: 2903

Re: My Money

I remember when i vist visited Peru in 2007, if I'm not mistaken the exchange rate was close to 3.5 soles per dollar, then in 2008 it was around 3.25 when I arrived and 3.00 when I left in 2009. Upon arriving one year ago, the dollar was getting 2.8 soles and today, 2.70. If you plan on being here a...
by koplinfamilia
Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: My Money
Replies: 12
Views: 2903

Re: My Money

What is the fee at Banco de la Nacion? Good to know, thanks for the tip.

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