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by antonio
Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to pronouce Quechua
Replies: 10
Views: 1937

Re: How to pronouce Quechua

Quechua is a language with no original writing, so some words can be written in different forms. For example "yellow" can be written as qillu or killu . I think the last one is easier to explain in english. Splitting the word in 2 different sounds: -> ki-llu -> ki (sound like the first par...
by antonio
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Height of rooms in Pruvian houses
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Height of rooms in Pruvian houses

It is hard to say a number, because usually the older building and house have taller rooms than the newer ones.

BTW, I think bringing a wardrobe from abroad to Peru is not a good idea. Here is fabricated a lot of furniture at very affordable prices..
by antonio
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: 8.8 Earthquake shakes Chile
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: 8.8 Earthquake shakes Chile

Big giant wave for surfing by a peruvian after the chilean earthquake. Amazing !

http://elcomercio.pe/noticia/422395/video-ola-gigante-que-corrio-peruano-gabriel-villaran
by antonio
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The word "cholo" and the common uses of it..
Replies: 11
Views: 2198

Re: The word "cholo" and the common uses of it..

I saw this on reporte semanal thought it was interesting, it's a Peruvian soda brand made in Argentina by a Peruvian expat there. "Chola de Oro" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIvQ1gwsDWk Good to know, it is a positive use for cholo. Inca-kola is the national soft drink and from this bran...
by antonio
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to pronouce Quechua
Replies: 10
Views: 1937

Re: How to pronouce Quechua

Hi all Still searching for a unusual Quechuan name. My other British Blue is called Lupin (her mother was Bluebelle). The search continues, any ideas appreciated..... :? Jaybly, here an idea for the name of your cream color kitten. It could be as yellow color in quechua. What do you think ? the que...
by antonio
Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Easy and Safe to Have Packages Delivered here?
Replies: 31
Views: 12186

Re: Easy and Safe to Have Packages Delivered here?

From my experience I have notice something similar to the above comments. Dealing with a person who works at a governmental office is a sort of “let’s see what is going to happen today”. You never know how it is going to be until the end of the action. It is more like if I am lucky I will get a good...
by antonio
Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I just came back from Peru - $$
Replies: 95
Views: 10826

Re: I just came back from Peru - $$

I have had workers from different regions of my lovely country and from experience I can say that I prefer people from the highlands or the coast. Both are more hard-working in terms of finding a result for an specific job or work to do. The climate directly affects the way the people talk, work and...
by antonio
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Easy and Safe to Have Packages Delivered here?
Replies: 31
Views: 12186

Re: Easy and Safe to Have Packages Delivered here?

... 90% sent using USPS to Peru, none lost or damaged, paid taxes/tips on 4 of them. I have used UPS, DHL and FEDEX a few times, paid taxes on each package, even those with a value of less than $100. Never had any go missing. Scott, do you have an explanation why using USPS only was paid taxes in 4...
by antonio
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I just came back from Peru - $$
Replies: 95
Views: 10826

Re: I just came back from Peru - $$

but I think he is sincere in what he says and for that, lets give him some credit. Travel, I think Euroman is right now probably full of positive emotions and feelings and that is the reason why he acted that way. I agree with you that his is sincere , but this kind of behavour has generated unnece...
by antonio
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I just came back from Peru - $$
Replies: 95
Views: 10826

Re: I just came back from Peru - $$

Travel, You definitely got the new happiness of Euroman, but on the other side you fuel his attitude ? His new enthusiam is very good, and I feel happy for him without ever knew him personally, but trying to fuel an attitude like that where has had a lot of conflicts in this forum in general, is not...
by antonio
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I just came back from Peru - $$
Replies: 95
Views: 10826

Re: I just came back from Peru - $$

I couldn`t go out, eat out, visit places. I lived in a dirty, small flat in a bad area. (sharing with mice and flies) I had to walk everywhere because I couldn't even afford to take a bus. I had to skip meals in order to make ends meet. In the winter I was freezing to death because I couldn't affor...
by antonio
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The word "cholo" and the common uses of it..
Replies: 11
Views: 2198

Re: The word "cholo" and the common uses of it..

Here there are a couple of links to videos about the word "cholo". One of them is the melody and lyrics of the famous music "cholo soy, y no me compadezcan". It is easy to translate for someone who has a mid-level in spanish, I think. The words are sad and very emotional. This ha...
by antonio
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The word "cholo" and the common uses of it..
Replies: 11
Views: 2198

The word "cholo" and the common uses of it..

Hello there ! If I recall it well some of the explanations for the etimological origin of the word "cholo" means a person from coastal Peru, because "chala" means is some way the region of Peru among 0 to 500 meters over the sea level. http://www.perou.org/peru/geography.php?lg=e...
by antonio
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dishwashing liquid for dishwascher
Replies: 26
Views: 2993

Re: Dishwashing liquid for dishwascher

Hello there, I am not going to talk so much about the word "cholo", because using it alone is not offensive, on the contrary it represent part of the peruvian identity and history, but it also depends on what context is used. Here is my "idea chola" for a possibly solution for a ...
by antonio
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tax on Shipping Household Goods
Replies: 13
Views: 2679

Re: Tax on Shipping Household Goods

Having said all of that, we are moving to Peru because we fell in love with the people and the country and are ready for a change.Thanks for asking. Hope to meet you one of these days! Laurie It is really good news to my ears. I can take it as a compliment for Peru and peruvians.. Laurie, I also ho...
by antonio
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tax on Shipping Household Goods
Replies: 13
Views: 2679

Re: Tax on Shipping Household Goods

Edgeclinger,

I am extremely curious to know why are you moving from Costa Rica to Peru ? Yes, I know it is an off-topic question, but it is supposed that Costa Rica is a sort of paradise for retiring people ? Do you have good reason to do that ? Why Peru instead of Costa Rica ?
by antonio
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gas stove vs Electric stove
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Gas stove vs Electric stove

The gas consumption is cheaper than electricity. At home, I still remember I changed over from electric heater (3 of them) to gas heater... They are cheaper to maintain and less final money cost. You need a "cocina a gas con chispero" also the name is "cocina a gas" con "enc...
by antonio
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marriage Counseling
Replies: 24
Views: 5599

Re: Marriage Counseling

Psycologists also work as marriage counseling.. I think it is a sort of specialization in this area..
by antonio
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Do You Live In A Smaller Peruvian Town/City? Please respond.
Replies: 23
Views: 4997

Re: Do You Live In A Smaller Peruvian Town/City? Please respond.

TravelDude,

And.. do you have information about cost of living in Piura ?
by antonio
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Racquetball in Lima
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

Re: Racquetball in Lima

Here an interesting link about racquetball vs squash..

http://www.ehow.com/about_5417434_squash-vs-racquetball.html
by antonio
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima, Arequipa and Puno in 1937
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Lima, Arequipa and Puno in 1937

For someone who has already seen the movie about Peru in 1937, can watch an american lady in Arequipa. I made a short investigation and this woman was very famous at that time. She had a guesthouse "quinta bates" in Arequipa.. You might find some info on internet. Stuart: Thanks for the Ch...
by antonio
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: DNI
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: DNI

RENIEC, is the organization where you can get your DNI.

http://www.reniec.gob.pe
by antonio
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 12729

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

No, I hope some examples clarify it: ""Thsi is your book"" could be say: * Este es tu libro (2º singular noun -> "tu") * Este es su libro (2º singular noun -> "usted") * Este es vuestro libro (2º singular noun -> "usted") ( this is the question ) &qu...
by antonio
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 12729

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

What is it with some people in Cuzco and even Lima using "vuestro" as in "Uds. iran a vuestras habitaciones" or phrases like that? "vuestro" "vuestra" "vuestros" "vuestras" sound to my ears as an elegant and old style way to say "su&q...
by antonio
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Groceries from a market instead of PlazeVea or Vivanda?
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Groceries from a market instead of PlazeVea or Vivanda?

It depends what part of MIraflores you live. If you live in the area of Miraflores around Ejercito avenue, both markets are at similar distances. Some people from Jesus Maria, Pueblo Libre and San Isidro and the area of Miraflores I mentioned goes to Magdalena mercado, for its prices and variety of ...
by antonio
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima, Arequipa and Puno in 1937
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Lima, Arequipa and Puno in 1937

An old video of Peru in 1937... Romantic times where going to the Titicaca Lakes was a long journey...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfWtI_oB9rE&feature=player_embedded
by antonio
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 12729

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

No, they have never lived in Argentina. They do not speak like Argentinians either, just the "vos". Their accent is very different from the "normal" Peruvian Spanish I hear here in Trujillo. My novia and her sisters do not speak like this, just their mother, aunts and grandmothe...
by antonio
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 12729

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

KenBE, incredible ! but if you confirm it, I have to believe it.

Do the family members have lived in Argentina before ?

Do they use the "decime" instead of "dime" ?
by antonio
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 12729

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

KenBE wrote:....They use a lot of Quecha words and say "vos" instead of "tu" like Argentinians


The word "vos" definitely is not used in Peru, but yes it is used in Argentina..
by antonio
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Groceries from a market instead of PlazeVea or Vivanda?
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Groceries from a market instead of PlazeVea or Vivanda?

Katiem, the best place for Miraflores is "Mercado de Magdalena", just in the neighbourhood where we live. Best prices than Metro & Vivanda. P.S. I have just talked to my girlfirend/partner, we live together... and I told her that someone in this forum is asking about a "mercado&qu...
by antonio
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 12729

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

Quechua is the language of the Incas. This language is surviving through the oral tradition in some areas of the peruvian highlands. The main drawback of this language, is that it has no original writing, so no documents or any kind of written knowledge came back to our actual days. The actual writi...
by antonio
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fishing in Lima and coast.
Replies: 45
Views: 15449

Re: Fishing in Lima and coast.

Dan, very nice picture; What is the name of that species of fish ? I have always had a hard time trying to identify the name of different species. Even when they are at the supermarket it is hard to get it. The peruvian amazon has a famous hard-to-find and hard-to-fish peacock bass. So for Peru ther...
by antonio
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to pronouce Quechua
Replies: 10
Views: 1937

Re: How to pronouce Quechua

The spanish pronunciation is as the first part of the name MICHI -GAN if the word "chunky" refers to a person who is slightly overweight, but not too much, usually the most common word is "gordito" or "gordita" for both the male and female spanish gender, respectively R...
by antonio
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 12729

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

Very interesting all those last posting, because it is enriching the envision everyone have about languages and how this is used by people. I think the conversation have arrived to something as “mine relative point of view”, where everyone see it from their own perspective. But I have learned from t...
by antonio
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 12729

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

More for the debate:

“The more a group of persons spontaneously decide to speak and write away from the grammatical rules, the less easy they will be understood”

“Correct doesn’t mean superior and incorrect doesn’t mean inferior”
by antonio
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: i need help on Peruvian culture ..for a children's book
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: i need help on Peruvian culture ..for a children's book

I wanted to see if there are interesting elements ... food that are unique to Peru or one of its regions .... how the families are organised ... or if there is a festival that is striking ..education .. I would like to choose a child from the mountains ... could you help me a bit with that? Thanks ...
by antonio
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fishing in Lima and coast.
Replies: 45
Views: 15449

Re: Fishing in Lima and coast.

Thank You Antonio I am sure there are many more venues that would be open to us and I would love to fish them. I know the security is an important facture and has always given me a problem. A car pulled up on the beach a few days ago with two suspect looking guys. I was with my very large son in la...
by antonio
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: My turn to get robbed
Replies: 61
Views: 9974

Re: My turn to get robbed

I have been offered a consultancy job two days a week for nine months in Huarmey. I will need to travel by car from my home in Lima. Should I pack a stun gun, pepper spray and two pistols or should I just turn the job down?????? Adrian, I suggest to open a new thread for getting more help.. I want ...
by antonio
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why are homicide rates so high in Latin America
Replies: 19
Views: 2190

Re: Why are homicide rates so high in Latin America

It is interesting to know that poverty is not a reason for homicide rates.

The map reveal a relation between the value of life into a society and the homicide rates of the same group of persons.
by antonio
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Electricity Converters
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Electricity Converters

Step down converter (220v to 110v) or any other kind of converter always consume more electricity (after working some minutes, you can notice it by touching the warm surface of the transformer). The transformation itself of electrictiy from 220 to 110v should be skipped if it's possible by buying ap...
by antonio
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fishing in Lima and coast.
Replies: 45
Views: 15449

Re: Fishing in Lima and coast.

adrian Thorne wrote:Foot note. The pictures are fantastic and a fishermans dream. There is so much untapped water here ready for the adventure


Thanks Adrian, there are some good places in Lima region for fishing and if we sum Ancash and Junin, probably around 10.
by antonio
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fishing in Lima and coast.
Replies: 45
Views: 15449

Re: Fishing in Lima and coast.

Some pictures I took around 6 years ago in some area full of lagoons. I haven't fished before there, but could have good possibilities to do so.

BTW, it is hard to get there:

Image

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by antonio
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fishing in Lima and coast.
Replies: 45
Views: 15449

Re: Fishing in Lima and coast.

Has anyone ever rented a boat and chased the moving schools of bait fish just offshore here in Lima? There are a lot of micro-fishermen with small boats in coastal line of the ocean. I think it is easy to talk with some of them and offer a payment similar (or slightly higher) to what he use to earn...
by antonio
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fishing in Lima and coast.
Replies: 45
Views: 15449

Re: Fishing in Lima and coast.

rjorosco wrote:I have fished in the sierra en peru last July about 5-6 hours from Lima heading towards Huancayo


Do you remember the name of the place you have been before ?
by antonio
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Do You Live In A Smaller Peruvian Town/City? Please respond.
Replies: 23
Views: 4997

Re: Do You Live In A Smaller Peruvian Town/City? Please respond.

Hello, Well I have never exactly lived in an small town for period of months or years, but have been in some rural small towns during period of times that runs from 1 to 3 weeks, and while being there talking and learning from the local people let us learn a lot. Some data about costs: * Depending o...
by antonio
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Fishing in Lima and coast.
Replies: 45
Views: 15449

Re: Fishing in Lima and coast.

If could be a good interesting sport or just a "hobbie" to practice in Peru. Fishing in rivers and lakes is almost no practiced here in Lima. Everyone I know around doesn't take it even as a remote option. During my time as a backpacker I got a list of possibilites for fishing in rivers an...
by antonio
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 12729

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

Rules (grammar) are necessary for maintaining a language into path where it is comprehensible for everyone. I believe on the free to choose for everyone, every country, etc. but as a country needs some regulations, a language also needs to follow some rules. If it is followed the path of no-ruled la...
by antonio
Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru's Mineral Wealth and Woes
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Peru's Mineral Wealth and Woes

After reading the whole document, I learned 2 new data about Peru: """"Mining dependency poses another problem: It is investment intensive but produces few jobs""" """"One informal gold miner said his river dredging operation yields as much as t...
by antonio
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Etiquette Question: How NOT to Speak English
Replies: 31
Views: 4057

Re: Etiquette Question: How NOT to Speak English

How do you react when you go abroad and someone says your English is bad, incomprehensible, and/or insists on speaking Spanish? What strategies would you come up with if it happened quite frequently? If you are Peruvian (I'm assuming you are based on other posts), you would have inside knowledge on...
by antonio
Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: i need help on Peruvian culture ..for a children's book
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: i need help on Peruvian culture ..for a children's book

cuymagico wrote:Maybe instead of countries, this is what a child from Amazonas is like, this is what a child from the Andes is like, etc.


That is a very good point of view, regions instead countries would help to clarify it better..

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