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rodreego posted Customs ? on the Peru forum on March 28, 2015:
Hola, mis amigos, it's Rodreego from the Ecuador Forum! I arranged to have a couple friends bring down some of my personal items in storage in the States when they come down for a visit to me here, in Ecuador. I just found out they're flying into Lima first and then (after picking up their own luggage) transferring to a flight to Quito. My question is will they have to go through Lima Customs before transferring or, since they are making the transfer within the airport to a connecting flight, will they only have to go through Customs in Quito, their destination? Appreciate any info you may have; like I'm having them bring me down a small, electric room heater, we have no trouble getting them into Ecuador but will that raise eyebrows there for Goodness knows whatever reason? Stuff like that. Gracias!
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pistachio replied to the thread Boat Jobs in Peru? on the Peru forum on March 22, 2015:
krubistuben initially posted:
My boyfriend and I have recently been talking about moving to Peru for a year. I could teach English, but he's currently in the USCG and was hoping to get a job down there working on boats, since it's what he's been doing for the last few years. We've done some research, but we're having a hard time finding anything. What would be the chances of him being able to get a job on a boat or at a dock in Peru (preferably with some people who speak English)? I know Lima is near a pretty big port, but do you think there would be a company down there that would hire an American? Anything pointing us in the right direction would be helpful. Thank you!
pistachio replied on March 22, 2015 with:
To work in Peru or to be hired for a formal position here you have to either be sponsored by an employer or you have to have - the right to work. If you come on a Visa to stay in Peru you will get 90 days upon entry and sometimes more if you request it at entry. You can renew this Visa by leaving and returning Peru to any other country / this will extend your visa. You can do this time and time again / cross a border and return and cross a border and return. You can do this indefinitely. On a tourist visa though there are many things you cannot do here and one very Important thing that you cannot do is BANKING. You cannot open a bank account making life a little difficult. A step up in staying here is to get the Carnet de Extraneria.... and there are many grounds for which you can apply. It can take up to 4 months with a lot of running around but it is available if you can qualify. With the Carnet you are a legal resident, can bank, get a drivers license and so on.[ You can't vote ] ok,,,, I can't say much about docks or ports / there are two I know... near Lima in Callao there is a commercial port and north near Trujillo in I think Salaverry is another. Big on oversea cargo, import and export. I have never seen a Charter type fishing boat here like in the states / and I live at the beach in Huanchaco just outside of Trujillo. Fishing here is the same locally as it was 500 years ago.... I know your trying to plan but really,, would be good for you to make a trip and explore to learn more how to plan your move. Look up TEFL Teaching English as a Foreign Language because it is typical to have TEFL certification if you plan to get a position teaching English.... Don't get discouraged just get active and participate in the process... it will work out. pistachio
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1stworldview posted Foreign Dating Reality show Casting Call on the Peru forum on March 19, 2015:
Looking to meet a nice foreign lady, now is you chance to meet a beautiful women and be a star of a new hit TV show. A Foreign Affair is working exclusively with a major television network to produce an ongoing reality show that depicts the International dating process through the eyes of the men and women participating in our group Romance tours. We are very excited to be working with the Network to produce this show that will depict how the tours really work, while at the same time focusing on the relationships that are forged as a result of the tours. After our discussions with the producers we are confident that the Network will portray the subject of International Dating in a positive, balanced, and objective manner. If you are a single man interested in International Romance/Dating and already considering or will consider joining one of our Romance Tours to any of our destinations, (Ukraine, Latin America or Asia,) and would like to participate in this Reality Show we would love to hear from you! We are very excited about this opportunity to work together with the Network to make this show a reality, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a few lucky men, Please fill out the form at or A Foreign Affair Casting Call Travel expenses may be covered by TV network and or A Foreign Affair International Dating Service, Compensation will be discussed on an individual basis. A Foreign Affair Casting Call
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lawyerss replied to the thread Beach Properties in Northern Peru - Frustration on the Peru forum:
tkemery initially posted:
I am searching for a nice beach property in Northern Peru; let's say near Máncora; Punta Sal; Zorritos; etc. It's been extremely frustrating - it's very difficult to find realtors who are interested in responding to me (two contacted; no response from neither, except to say "they'll let me know....") and the difficulty of finding listings of available properties, condos, beach houses, projects, etc. Every internet search I do comes up with practically no listings of any merit whatsoever. What's up?? When I do the same type of search in Panama or Ecuador, there are dozens of leads, and tons of projects and realtors. Huge difference in availability and interest. Anybody have any suggestions? My fiancée is Peruvian, and thus she would prefer our vacation/retirement home in Peru, as opposed to Ecuador or Panama.
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pistachio replied most recently with:
Carl,,,,,,,,,,,, This is true. Most properties and even some of the little town are completely made over time by the process here called INVASION...... The property is simply fenced or walled / a sign is posted and then the occupier or squatter applies for a deed by possession......... Sometimes groups of people do this together and call themselves an " association ' Sometimes these properties are offered for sale but this is where it get totally nuts because there could be a previous owner who legitimately owns it and this results in Endless the courts and is not resolved for years....... A legal owner could even lose his property...... So,,, no matter what,, you have to be careful with buying any real estate here.......... The System is counterproductive and if you have been here for a while you will observe and worse directly experience the backwards and primitive ways things are done here... no doubt it is sometimes a struggle.... but !... it is a trade off for the good things you find here. For me,, the 'good' far outweighs the bad...... pistachio If I would suggest a beachtown here,,,, it would be Huanchaco........
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pistachio replied to the thread Peru Plane tuckets on the Peru forum:
VaughnII initially posted:
I have been working with Peru 2 go for airline tickets to Puno. After initially getting back tome with price and schedule changes they have not gotten back to me. Any recomendations on a travel agent? I need to go and come back to Lima on different airlines. Thanks Vaughn
pistachio replied most recently with:
When I have traveled here I have made my own bookings for air and used: which works like Expedia only this is oriented to Peru. If you do not have a dni... you can input your Carnet # to get a Resident Traveler price...... I think you will be able to book your tickets within 30 minutes of being on the site..........
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MJMM posted Business Partner Jungle Products on the Peru forum:
I am looking for a partner who is interested in sell good quality jungle arts and craft work. This could be inside or outside of Peru. For further discussion please contact me at
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cmcdo001 replied to the thread Living in Peru on the Peru forum:
cmcdo001 initially posted:
Hello, I am an American living on the coast of Peru and looking for some help with my hotel. the construction was completed in 2013 and it has a restaurant on site. What I am looking for is expats that want to work and live in the area. please feel free to contact me and visit the web-site at or call me. Thank You Carl
cmcdo001 replied most recently with:
Hello MJ, Can you give me a call at 072-630596?
MJMM replied most recently with:
Hi, On reading your post we are very interested in working with you as we feel we would make a good match to your requirements. Myself and my son (aged 30+) are in Iquitos at present. We have been in Peru working for the past two and a half months. We are keen to relocate to Peru.We have a broad and diverse skill base. My son does tree care by profession and has both sales and building experience. I have run my own businesses in the US and Ireland. My skills are in all aspects of business. We are both hard workers, reliable and work well alone or with a team. We are good organisers and are very responsible .For more details please contact us at We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks MJ and Ole
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VaughnII posted Drivers on the Peru forum:
Can anyone help me find a driver in Lima. Does not have to speak English.
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