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by SmartKitty
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13860

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

My condolences. And I totally agree with Falcon. My kids and myself were several times being robed, assaulted, in danger to be kidnapped and killed ... more you live in Lima, more you understand that there is NO place for a correct and educated people and God save you if you are light skinned and a ...
by SmartKitty
Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: $50,000 bus robbery
Replies: 12
Views: 2225

Re: $50,000 bus robbery

Hey guys, Anybody see this? Thoughts? I had wondered why this had not happened much before...these buses carry passengers late at night in the middle of nowhere with a lot of valuables on board. I wonder if Cruz Del Sur was specifically targetted...going to Cusco and probably the most popular touri...
by SmartKitty
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Quality of life in Peru is horribly low
Replies: 45
Views: 9274

Re: Quality of life in Peru is horribly low

I remember asking my neighbors several times (front building appt., they had loud music parties overnight 3-4 times a week), please, lower your music after midnight during the week days, we need our sleep in working days. It didn't work until one day, it was Tuesday night, they were dancing up to 5...
by SmartKitty
Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Notice to all expat Americans
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Notice to all expat Americans

Happy 4th of July! God bless America!

Me, sitting at home, we paid in advance to go to the celebration and my husband got sick.

Anyway, Happy 4th of July!!! :D
by SmartKitty
Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Quality of life in Peru is horribly low
Replies: 45
Views: 9274

Re: Quality of life in Peru is horribly low

I tried another TACTIC & my Peruvian wife was so upset... After three (3) appointments to install our drapes; I told her when they were finally finished I would tell them (or she would in Spanish) to come back in three (3) days & I will have their money. If it had been just me; I would have...
by SmartKitty
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tarapota drag queen beauty context
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Tarapota drag queen beauty context

Funny! Didn't I tell you Chichi is he-she. :lol:
by SmartKitty
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Tarapota drag queen beauty context
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Tarapota drag queen beauty context

Yep. never know. I asked Chichi if he/she is a boy or a girl ... you never know, he/she didn't answer. :D
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What location has Peru's best climate?
Replies: 17
Views: 4791

Re: What location has Peru's best climate?

chi chi wrote:Tarapoto has nice weather all year round. Average of 30 degrees celcius. (The chicas are even hotter)

Tarapoto is a deep, deep, deep ... let's say inside. :D
Sorry, Chichi, it looks like you didn't see anything better. :wink:
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lots of well educated Peruvians..
Replies: 21
Views: 2385

Re: Lots of well educated Peruvians..

Teamoperu, that was Chichi, for her everything in Peru and Tarapoto is excellent. Ask her about Europe, she will tell you how horrible it is and she will compare the horrible Europe with everything excellent in Peru. :lol:
by SmartKitty
Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Linking bank account to paypal
Replies: 13
Views: 2431

Re: Linking bank account to paypal

vivaperusurf wrote:Paypal sucks. Their sevice is terrible. With or without six figures. Is ther a reason you need paypal?

eBay perhaps
by SmartKitty
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Lots of well educated Peruvians..
Replies: 21
Views: 2385

Re: Lots of well educated Peruvians..

The existence of the "criollo culture" and its paramount value the "viveza criolla". That thing kill us YES! YES! YES! Some Peruvians spend more time on cheeting than on doing things the legal way. Moreover, very few teach their children to be RESPONSIBLE. If even the smallest p...
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 19751

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

Funny that you use that line. Because I can say exactly the same to you While us "lazy indians" were "resting our butts out" (according to you) , what did you, the ruling class of Peru did? What did you do while having all the power for more than 150 years? Where are the factori...
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 19751

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

This article about Spanish immigration shows that things have not changed as of today. "Cubans, Argentian and Peruvian are the most educated inmigrants; Chinese, Rumanian and Bulgarain are the most entrepeneurial" 08/06/2008 http://elconfidencialdigital.com/mundo/042632/cubanos-argentinos...
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 19751

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

Unfortunately it's true. Peruvian natives are lazier than any immigrant, Asian, Europeans, etc. I might as well write something like everyone that uses the handle "SmartKitty" on the internet is more racist than anyone that uses a handle that start's with "A", with some exceptio...
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Downturn coming?
Replies: 55
Views: 8895

Re: Downturn coming?

:shock: Not to lend in dollars ? The doc lives in San Diego Ca. but is from Peru . Well that's what the Peruvian government is like , stupid !!! and they don't have enough money to give the military a raise but still make it mandatory to join ! *I can't say enough about the Peruvian bureaucracy, Ha...
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 19751

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

Unfortunately it's true. Peruvian natives are lazier than any immigrant, Asian, Europeans, etc. Just look around, Chinese, Germans, Russians and others did come to Peru with 1 suitcase or nothing and in 5-10 years they are a solid middle class or more while Peruvian natives are complaining for centu...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: "Peruvian Families more indebted than in Chile & Colombia
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: "Peruvian Families more indebted than in Chile & Colombia

41% interest is criminal and should be outlawed by the government. If people sign for it. Then it is valid. Any lender has obligations to other lenders and there is no way to recover this obligations unless there is a higher interest involved. If you cannot afford the money then do not spend it. 10...
by SmartKitty
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14680

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

I think most of the health issues listed are not a major concern living in the "expat" area in Lima, nor in Arequipa where I live, except for the water which I don't drink. Many of the other issues are from the jungle or other remote areas. You can "think" but the statistics are...
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14680

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

Just read World Health Organization reports about Peru
http://www.who.int/countries/per/en/index.html
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14680

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

y yo, no tengo ni por que explicar a 2 falsos patriotas que pretender que en el Peru no pasa nada.

Si ocultamos los problemas, como podemos arreglarlos?
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14680

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

falconagain wrote:If any of those does not kill you. There is a whole list of side effects that affect the majority
of the population: body deformities (face, height, size of arms and legs), chronic sickness,
decrease in intelligence and weird allergies.

Agree. And as I said before, not good to raise kids. :(
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14680

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

Lovely, just lovely. What, no cholera outbreaks too? Do most of these issues ease the farther you move away from Lima? BBB Peru Major infectious diseases Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: very high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne disease: ...
by SmartKitty
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...
Replies: 30
Views: 3196

Re: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...

I cant believe the crudulity of some posters here, It was just a plug for his chocolate company, i cant believe that anyone could not see through that. He taught nothing new about the food, he mentioned ceviche and jungle food (how original!!) then 20 minutes about how exclusive his chocolate was a...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Recommendation for Second Hand Car
Replies: 26
Views: 4691

Re: Recommendation for Second Hand Car

caliguy wrote:
I'm a girl!!! :evil:

oh, sorry :D you sure know a lot about cars :D

... and not only about cars :lol:
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...
Replies: 30
Views: 3196

Re: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...

Falcon, Philip and Budley, I agree with you. Tony is very talented chef and even more talented self made journalist and his show about Peru is very good for to attract more tourists and investors. I wouldn't criticize his mistakes, the result is great and his show not only makes a good entertainment...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Recommendation for Second Hand Car
Replies: 26
Views: 4691

Re: Recommendation for Second Hand Car

My personal experience buying used cars in Lima, not so bad, I give you some tips: 1. Somebody already mentioned it, get a good Peruvian friend for to make calls for you and to talk to the seller. 2. Newspaper ads, just go to the good location where the rich or middle class people lives. 3. Buy dir...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Recommendation for Second Hand Car
Replies: 26
Views: 4691

Re: Recommendation for Second Hand Car

My personal experience buying used cars in Lima, not so bad, I give you some tips: 1. Somebody already mentioned it, get a good Peruvian friend for to make calls for you and to talk to the seller. 2. Newspaper ads, just go to the good location where the rich or middle class people lives. 3. Buy dire...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Recommendation for Second Hand Car
Replies: 26
Views: 4691

Re: Recommendation for Second Hand Car

Better use public transport than buying a car. If you buy a second hand car then you will always be ripped off. Especially if you are a gringo. They will only sell you a car that's junk and overpriced. A car only gives you stress and costs a lot of money. You can't sleep in peace or sit in a restau...
by SmartKitty
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to find cheap books?
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Where to find cheap books?

To All the Bookworms: I've been looking for a place in Lima to buy novels and other books (in Spanish), but every libreria I've visited is very expensive. I have heard people mention finding cheap books at certain shops, but I can't find them. Does anyone know of a good one? I know the quality won'...
by SmartKitty
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dealing with tardiness
Replies: 26
Views: 2702

Re: Dealing with tardiness

I've never had an issue of stealing in my office, so that isn't really a concern of mine. Well, unless you consider time an asset, then yes, I've had people show up late, and not work their full hours. Office, not big deal. I had mechanics working, aeronautical spare parts, aviation materials and t...
by SmartKitty
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dealing with tardiness
Replies: 26
Views: 2702

Re: Dealing with tardiness

Not only in Peru. I worked in hotels and restaurant in Europe and the US. If a customers at a bar pays cash then often all the money goes into the bartenders pocket. Cutlery, glasses, kitchen equipment, knives, wine, food,...gets stolen a lot. The don't only steal from the hotel or restaurant but a...
by SmartKitty
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian food that you like the most
Replies: 40
Views: 4060

Re: Peruvian food that you like the most

I like sandwich de relleno, which reminds me of boudin noir (blood sausage) I ate in my childhood.
by SmartKitty
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Dealing with tardiness
Replies: 26
Views: 2702

Re: Dealing with tardiness

The Peruvian culture here has a tremendous level or tolerance for this kind of stuff. If you fire the people that are always late, you'll be left with nobody. In my experience, and I had several workers, for work they are not late and I was firing few irresponsible people. The problem is sometimes ...
by SmartKitty
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: It's wet.
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: It's wet.

caliguy wrote:this is why homes in Lima do not have carpeting :D

Miraflores has a lot of humidity, San Borja, La Molina are OK, there is the carpet, mostly in bedrooms.
by SmartKitty
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian food that you like the most
Replies: 40
Views: 4060

Re: Peruvian food that you like the most

It really depends, technology properly applied can yield a product better than fresh: - the Japanese developed in the 70s a freezing technology that allows them to retain the fresh flavor of the fish for a year without any impact in the nutrient composition. Meaning that they have the capacity to m...
by SmartKitty
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: It's wet.
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: It's wet.

tupacperu wrote:Why we prefer the North.. Hate the mold and dampness of Lima. Not really cold temperature-wise , but it does chill your bones.

North rules!
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4488

Re: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014

Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii) "Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . fo...
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4488

Re: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014

Dream about it. It looks like you were deported. Last december, I was in New York so it if I was deported a few years before that then it would have been probably imposible to go to the US. I don't need a visa anyway to travel to the US. I can go anytime. You were lucky. Now it doesn't work. Jobs a...
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4488

Re: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014

U.S. Quietly Monitors Foreigners’ Departures at the Canadian Border[/size] ............................ as foreigners leave the United States to enter Canada — and their passports are checked by the border authorities there — the information is sent back to the United States and recorded as the off...
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4488

Re: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014

You were lucky. Now it doesn't work. Jobs are in e-verify system and getting out of US is registered, you can't see it but you are in the system. Sorry Chi chi, you won't cheat the American government anymore. BTW, what country are you from? ??? If all Jobs are in the e-verify system and illegals a...
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4488

Re: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014

Philipc4u59 wrote:I am confused, what is "Visa Weaver"; is this a misspelling of Visa Waiver - please educate us expats.

Philip :roll:

misspelling
by SmartKitty
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: how to say dill in peru?
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: how to say dill in peru?

Ha! What do you think you eat from the local markets? Produce out of Lima is a lot worse, strong chemicals, mercury, even radiation ... all Peru is a big dumpster, not good to raise kids there, sorry. :? is your name Anita Miller by any chance? :mrgreen: Nope. My name is Fortunata Carhuapoma, pies ...
by SmartKitty
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: how to say dill in peru?
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: how to say dill in peru?

Thank you all for your responses. I ended up getting some dried up dill at surquillo mercado numero uno for a homemade ranch sauce, exquisite. You can also plant dill from seeds (eBay). I had it in my backyard in Lima, it gives a lot during the first 1-2 years, then you need to plant the seeds agai...
by SmartKitty
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4488

Re: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014

Chi Chi...you are at least partly wrong with what you say about being "registered" when you leave the USA....you are NOT--at least not if you are either Canadian or going to Canada ---I am not sure which but I know for a fact that my leavings have not been registered. Ha-ha-ha :lol: Read ...
by SmartKitty
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4488

Re: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014

I am not Peruvian. I am European and I don't need visa to travel to the US. I overstayed several times in the US. And never had a problem when going back. You only pass immigration when you arrive in the US. Only when you get caught during a workplace raid or so then then they put your name in the ...
by SmartKitty
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need help...
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Need help...

I suggest that he goes alone to Peru. When things work out and he's making million then your wife's sisters joins him with the kids. But making millions working just as a sales rep? Sounds impossible. Everything is possible in Peru. I met a Peruvian guy who started selling toilet paper and cleaning...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...
Replies: 30
Views: 3196

Re: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...

well then everything falls into place. You obviously sound peruvian. and no, gringos are not stupid, the thing is that they dont have the enormous negative baggage that many of us peruvians (like you ) have. that is something I admire of them. Our vision is "patas parriba". You should lea...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...
Replies: 30
Views: 3196

Re: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...

And I don't hide from foreigners the REAL Peru. Anyway, gringos are NOT stupid, sooner or later they learn how is the Peruvian way of living.
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...
Replies: 30
Views: 3196

Re: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...

You know kitty, I have to congratulate you :wink: I believe you are a foreigner. And yet I have never met any foreigner like you, so internalized into being a peruvian.... well, at least the negative part of us... :roll: How do you know I'm a foreigner? Maybe soy mas perucha que la papa serrana? As...

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