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laelhitz replied to the thread Amazing dog seeking expat family home! on the Peru forum:
ChanchamayoALI initially posted:
Hello. I am British and currently living in Chanchamayo, Peru with my Peruvian partner. We rescued a dog 8 months ago - she was abandoned in the countryside with her two puppies. We re-homed the puppies and continued to care for Negra (the mother). She is a small, black, short-haired dog with an amazing temperament, superb with children and just the most loving little thing. We live in a small apartment and may be considering heading to the UK so I am reluctantly seeking a home for her. Whilst some people here have expressed interest, Negra is used to a more European standard of care!! (lots of walks, lots of love, being allowed in the house, cuddles, good food etc) and I can't bear for her not to continue to have this. She would be the most loyal pet ever, is quiet, relaxed and a joy to be around. She has recently been sterilised and had a full health check. I love her dearly and although it would be hard to give her away, I would feel happy knowing she was going to a good home. I have lots of lovely photos of her. Please let me know if you would be interested. With many thanks. Alison
laelhitz replied on July 24, 2015 with:
Alison, I haven't talked to my wife about this yet, but she might be able to take your dog starting in August. We live in Oxapampa, up the valley, but I am in the US right now and will be there in August.
ChanchamayoALI replied on June 30, 2015 with:
Hi, yes, I have thought about it but because our plans are all over the place at the moment, I would rather see her settled and not put her through the stress of an international journey when I may not actually be able to have her in the UK. I'm just looking at options at the moment. There may be someone who is looking for a lovely dog and Negra may be that dog! We had never planned to have a dog but I couldn't bear to see her left so we made a decision to rescue her and reh-ome her but it hasn't been the easiest task and she has become rather attached to us (but also, she has stayed with our friends and easily settles with others so I know she would be happy with someone else too). Do keep me posted if you know of someone! Thanks for your speedy reply by the way.
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laelhitz replied to the thread import tax on the Peru forum:
scraggyjim initially posted:
I'm planning on moving to peru to start work in the jungle. i have a decent job to walk into but the the thing is i want to import a flying inflatable boat to get me around the place...the value of the boat is around £17,000 english pounds. I've been reading a lot of horror story's about peruvian customs...all of them conflicting! i was wondering if anyone knows what will happen if i import this boat and how much paperwork and import tax, if any, that i will be expected to pay? any help on this would be much appreciated...thanks in advance.
laelhitz replied on July 24, 2015 with:
Hello, I have found the duty calculator to be helpful in getting a basic idea of the primary customs fees and taxes on items imported to Peru. The best way to handle customs is to contract with one of the customs brokers. They charge a small percentage of the total cost and there may be some handling fees. Some of shipping companies can include customs handling with the shipping cost. If you don't mind me asking, where in Peru are you headed? I live in Oxapampa, Cerrro de Pasco part time and have thought many times of getting a hovercraft/airboat/flying boat/ flying car or something for exploring down in the lower jungle, but hasn't happened yet. If your flying boat works decently you can probably find someone to buy or lease it later in Peru.
scraggyjim replied on June 10, 2015 with:
thanks for the reply, although I'm kinda thinking twice about sending anything through peruvian customs with what I've read in the last 48hrs.....i feel its going to end up costing a massive amount more than its worth, plus the risk of having to walk away because i can't pay what they seem to think and just leaving the boat in customs and lose everything.
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laelhitz replied to the thread Boat Jobs in Peru? on the Peru forum:
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!
laelhitz replied on July 24, 2015 with:
Just to concur with the previous reply; I have looked for charter fishing boats / deep sea fishing tours and haven't found much at all. It seems like that would be really popular if you could set one up, but I know nothing of what permits and such would be needed. I was especially looking at southern Peru Arequipa/Camana area. There are whale watching boats up north by Mancora, and the port of Paita is growing and active also, just FYI.
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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pistachio replied to the thread 220V vs 110V on the Peru forum:
CoogKelly initially posted:
Re the 220V / 50 hz in Peru... If I were to invest in solar PV and battery storage, I believe that the inverter can invert the DCV to 110 and 220V. I had my old clunker laptop with me on my Ecuador and Peru tour last year. The battery for the laptop lasted 20-30 minutes so I had it plugged in at the Tarapoto hotel and hostal. I had no issues Will I be able to chip my Samsung Galaxy Note with Moviestar? Will I have to buy a new charger for Samsung 220 V? Will my DCV battery charger power up my AAA re-chargables? My foremost reason to submit to the dumb phone was for the Spanish translator app. Collin in CA
pistachio replied most recently with:
If I were to invest in solar PV and battery storage, I believe that the inverter can invert the DCV to 110 and 220V. Even if this could work it would be highly impractical..... Especially if you were to try to do this on a large scale. ------------- I had my old clunker laptop with me on my Ecuador and Peru tour last year. The battery for the laptop lasted 20-30 minutes so I had it plugged in at the Tarapoto hotel and hostal. I had no issues Any electrical device will show it voltage requirement near the place where the cord connects to the device or on the plug end, in the case of transformer [ chargers ]. Most Laptop's cords automatically adapt and can use 110 or 220. ------------ Will I be able to chip my Samsung Galaxy Note with Moviestar? There are two main and one third networks here. Claro, Movistar and Entel.... Each has there own network. If your Samsung is Unlockable and had a Sim Card that you can remove and replace then I think it will work. There may be a problem with voice mail messaging but you would have phone functionality. In any case, you can on contract get a phone for a fair price OR simply buy a phone on sale here and hook it up. You can go contract or go ' pre paid ' where you buy credits and then can recharge in many places. Remember, you need phone credits and data credits for a smart phone for internet. Really, easier to go with a contract with a local network here. ------------- Will my DCV battery charger power up my AAA re-chargables? .... Only if the charger is capable of using the 220v here. If so,, then it will work. But,, for instance.... you can get a box of 24 AA alkalines at Radio Shack for about s/.25.00 or $8. AAA I don't know but somewhere in that price neighborhood. ------------- My foremost reason to submit to the dumb phone was for the Spanish translator app. Yeah, I understand but know that there are Translator apps available here for smart phones for free in the phone's app store / you just download ... but you have to have a data connection to use. Do not get confused with adaptors or converters. Converters change the Voltage. ok,, fine. Adaptors just adapt the connector to the wall outlet... so it will fit in to the plug. There are a few kinds here even thought the wall is putting out 220v there is | | and | - and o o
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Alpineprince replied to the thread Where to watch Blackhawks final game in Lima? on the Peru forum:
Claudiaperuanita initially posted:
Does anyone know a bar that shows American games in Lima?
Alpineprince replied most recently with:
The Corner Bar in Miraflores.
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pistachio replied to the thread Sea container to get my household into Callao/Lima on the Peru forum:
CoogKelly initially posted:
I hope to have my home sold in July/15 and ship my stuff via sea container from Vancouver CA to Lima PE. Am I jumping the gun by thinking that I can import my stuff before I have a peruano cedulla in my hands? I am on a tight budget at 60 YRS and cannot afford to travel several times between CA and PE. I paid a visit to the consular office in Ottawa this week but mostly asked about the possibility of obtaining residency paperwork and submitting these upon arrival in Lima.... Who has recently been through this application and household importation process??
pistachio replied most recently with:
Ecuador Dean............ hi........ you know,,, that is another good way to think about it.. a fresh start / Tabula Rasa! When I was preparing and planning my move from the States to here in Peru I asked a fellow who had moved here from Venezuela,,,' If you were to make a permanent move - far away - to another country,,,?what would you bring? He did not hesitate and immediately said,,,,,,," just my socks and my underwear ! " This short declarative statement really rocked me and in a good way. I think most people suffer a little from 'separation anxiety' This feeling is extended to our possessions and though it was difficult, I got used to it and really left behind a lot of things that at the time I thought were So Important ! I have had little or no regret about letting those things go. pistachio
EcuadorDean replied most recently with:
Your idea is completely crazy. Just take what can be put in several suitcases and buy everything new down there. If you can't be without your furnishings you are not a good candidate for life in Lima or anywhere else but Canada for that mater. The headaches involved and expense in not worth it believe me!
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pistachio replied to the thread Import permit on the Peru forum:
HGsoftly initially posted:
I am coming into Lima to volunteer for one week in June at a veterinary clinic to neuter street dogs. I really need to bring some items in I will use during the week. The Peruvian embassy says I need to have an Import permit for those items so they can be imported. Can any one tell me how to obtain a permit before I leave the U.S. ?
pistachio replied most recently with:
I don't specifically know. I can suggest you contact the Peruvian embassy in the states or wherever you are from. I am sure you need your special things but why not ask your Vet contacts here if they have or can acquire those items. You say your coming in June,, and it is now past the 3rd week of May. Honestly at the rate of speed these things go through the system I don't think you have time... and in a pinch,, if you pack your items in luggage / not onboard there is a chance that they will go through customs normally..... Of Course,,, if they are not contrabrand..... Sorry, I am not able to give you a definite solution... pistachio.. ps.... there are a zillion stray dogs here,, it is a way of life,,,, ,many suffer, no one takes care... This is good work you are doing!
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cmcdo001 posted Moving to Peru on the Peru forum:
Hello Dariusz, Yes, we can use some help in the business. I will provide you some contact information to Maria with is in charge of the hotel so you can work out pick up from the airport. Can you tell me a little about yourself and what are you looking for as far as work? I also can use a good e-mail to send you more information. Thank You Carl McDonald Call from outside Peru the number is 011-51-7263-0596
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WalterPedersen replied to the thread Moving to Iquitos/school/banks on the Peru forum:
amazoncruiser initially posted:
I am new here, but not new to Peru. I met my soon to be ex near Iquitos 13 years ago. We have been living in US and she has just moved my children to Iquitos 6 weeks ago. I am concerned about schools for them She now has them in a place called Kairos Christian Acadamy, which sounds good, but she is moving them to a small public school in Santo Tomas. They do not speak spanish, they are 9 and 12, does anyone know about schools in this area? Also, if I am not able to get my children back to the US for any reason, I plan to move to Iquitos. My job allows me to live anywhere I want so money is not a problem, my questions it, what would be a good bank to use as my monthly check is wired directly into my bank account? I will have half go to my bank in the US and the other half to one in Iquitos, I am not a resident of peru, but I will be there for 25 days and out of the country at work for 31 days, will this be any problem opening an account? Also can I apply for residency and do I have to working this kind of schedule?
WalterPedersen replied most recently with:
Welcome to Iquitos. As for banking, if you get an account in Bank of America in the US you can use the ATM of Scotia Bank, which has a large office here with plenty of ATMs, with NO CHARGE to take out dollars--but only from BoA. (Otherwise it gets expensive.) Then right near the bank outside there are money changers. I prefer the two women in front of Interbank across the street from Scotia Bank. They will give you very good rates to change the dollars to soles. Although I have an account here (have residency as retiree/rentista), am not sure I really needed a bank. As far as school, I suspect there are good private schools...maybe even bilingual in English...I would check into it. Or just get a really good tutor for the kids in the spare time to help them with Spanish. You probably want to talk to Migraciones about your status. I think technically you can only be here 183 days out of any year...but am not sure. We have a newspaper in English and Spanish called The Amazon River can see it on Good luck!
pistachio replied most recently with:
This is a very complex situation. You could say to your soon to be Ex...."this is another fine mess you have gotten me into. As far as education, healthcare and infrastructure there is absolutely No Comparison to the states.......your kids / not speaking Spanish,,,, really, big problem / how will they advance in school.... Banking in Peru - you need the Carnet de Extranjeria to open an account here. To get that is a difficult and bureaucratic process that will take about 3 months. You may be liable for taxes here and the States. Your entrance to Peru gets you a 90 day visa and it renews itself everytime you cross a border out and back for another 90 days. This way you will be the perpetual tourist but you cannot bank. You could have a debit card from your US bank that would allow you to draw money out of an ATM with a limit of $400 per day / but you would pay fees to your US bank and the bank here as well. Interbank Globalnet ATM's do this. With the Carnet after the trials of getting it, and that is IF you can get it your tax status may not be so good for you. Iquitos is a pretty remote area so I do not know what is available there in the way of services. Additionally, I think you can fly in and out but there may not be roads for access. I wish you luck but this is quite a tangle and definitely you need more advice than I can provide.
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bicwic initially posted:
Not sure if this is the right place to post this. We are in Ecuador, have been for many years, and want to spend a few years in Peru. We are looking for a beach house in a quiet area, affordable, not full of tourists. While we search for this "dream home" we are looking for a cheap place on or near the coastal region to rent on a monthly basis. Hope you guys can help!
pistachio replied most recently with:
Surfing! Yes...Surf schools and lessons......wetsuit and board rentals...lots of folks from Europe come to stay in hostels and surf.....International surf contests are held here too...... in google search type 'surf huachaco' for pucs,places and surf reports.... pistachio
correcamino replied most recently with:
Is there good surfing in this area?
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