replied to the thread Customs ?
on the Peru forum:
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.
I think you have 2 posts on this heater.....
In this one you mention the States...
Listen,,, Voltage here in Peru is 220v. The only way you could use it is to get a converter from 110v [ US ] to 220v.
Problem is that heaters draw a LOT OF WATTS... so you need a converter that if you could find it would cost more than the heater is worth...
There are lots of heaters available here and full price not expensive,, on sale,,, even better...
ps,,, Your friends probably won't pick up luggage at Peru.. the bags will be transferred to their connecting flight.... and they themselves might not have to go through customs,,,
Somehow I think you have not thought this through....
replied to the thread Heater
on the Peru forum:
My name is Carl McDonald and I live on the boarder of Ecuador. Transfer through Lima should not be a problem as long as it is in check logged you can all most take any appliance with you if you can check it.
I am not sure that I understand,, I live in Trujillo and at the stores at the malls there are heaters available,, they have Ceramic, Resistance and Oil filled radiator types and readily available....
Nevertheless,, I do not think you will have any problem bring a heater here from anywhere....
replied to the thread Boat Jobs in Peru?
on the Peru forum:
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!
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.
Recently renovated, 3-story home on a quiet street near Larcomar. Approx. 180 M2 and 150 M2 outdoors, this home is available either furnished or unfurnished. Perfect for young expat couples and singles.
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.
You may write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Disputes...in 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......
If I would suggest a beachtown here,,,, it would be Huanchaco........
replied to the thread Peru Plane tuckets
on the Peru forum:
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
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..........