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by americorps
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED
Replies: 80
Views: 8197

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED

Josh2U wrote:I was raised to always look for the good in people.


at the expense of the truth?
by americorps
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED
Replies: 80
Views: 8197

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED

i give up. You are stuck so many crimes have been documented against him, and others, that you seem to be blinded into thinking that since others also commited crimes, that chavez crimes do not exist (wondering why you have not moved your family to VZ). It is the same absurd comment as saying, you k...
by americorps
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED
Replies: 80
Views: 8197

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED

I realize you are unphased by the call that you have not offered a single bit of stubstance because your arguments are based on emotional rhetoric and you have not once addressed the failures of the Chavez regime. not once. It is like discussing religion, you do not need facts, you go on faith. the ...
by americorps
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED
Replies: 80
Views: 8197

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED

again, tupac, everything but the elephant in the room. Oh yea, but the usa did this oh yea, but the opposition may or may not do that. You may as well stick your fingers in your ears and say lalallalalalala so not hear what you don`t want to hear. never able to address the question at hand. Did chav...
by americorps
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED
Replies: 80
Views: 8197

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED

One of the great failures in the chavez apologists here is that they never address the crimes of the chavez government that have been well documented inckuding opression of the press, violence against the opposition, crumbling oil infrastructure, math games to skew poverty leveks and a system that c...
by americorps
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Yes/No vote - What's she done?
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

Re: Yes/No vote - What's she done?

Without any regidores she cannot implement many actions as a major. She will go dow in history as the most incompetent major in Peruvian History. Generaly, if the governing body fails to pass the policies of the mayor, while her leadership can be questioned, i suggest their inability to act will re...
by americorps
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Yes/No vote - What's she done?
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

Re: Yes/No vote - What's she done?

Without any regidores she cannot implement many actions as a major. She will go dow in history as the most incompetent major in Peruvian History. I suggest that the goofballs behind the recall will be reviewed as failures. They were caught up in one after another case of fraud, They paid for the si...
by americorps
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: plastic easter eggs urgently
Replies: 6
Views: 775

Re: plastic easter eggs urgently

no

does anyone have any leads?
by americorps
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: plastic easter eggs urgently
Replies: 6
Views: 775

plastic easter eggs urgently

I was up and down every street in the center today at all the party stores all the toy stores all the plastic stores all the chinese cheap bulk stores in all corners of the center and nothing. I need to find them asap. any ideas? thanks. I am looking for about 100.

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by americorps
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Yes/No vote - What's she done?
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

Re: Yes/No vote - What's she done?

chi chi wrote:99.99% of expats live in the provinces .



false
by americorps
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Yes/No vote - What's she done?
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

Re: Yes/No vote - What's she done?

They mayor of lima does not control the national police department.
by americorps
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Yes/No vote - What's she done?
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

Re: Yes/No vote - What's she done?

falconagain,

The anti villaran people keep repeating that, but it is not true. She asked the national police to go in and they did and they decided how to manage it. To blame villaran for the failure of the national police director, who has since resigned, is a baseless accusation.
by americorps
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Yes/No vote - What's she done?
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

Re: Yes/No vote - What's she done?

it is very short sighted and in fact cruel to Peruvians to pretend that eliminating combis is about eliminating jobs. it is about improving publich health and safety. Decreasing smog, road deaths, congestion, unsafe vehicles on the road. You are correct, people wil loose jobs but it is highly dishon...
by americorps
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: St. Patrick's Festival at the Vista Pacifico Resort
Replies: 12
Views: 2409

Re: St. Patrick's Festival at the Vista Pacifico Resort

it is more of a US St. Patrick´s tradition than an Irish one. and while St. Pats is the Irish national day, it is a cherished festival around the world with many different cultures adding their twists to the tradition. Green rivers and green beer and corned beef being among the st. pats traditions i...
by americorps
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Yes/No vote - What's she done?
Replies: 36
Views: 4215

Re: Yes/No vote - What's she done?

tupac, could you have any less accurate rendition of her work? More Peruvians die in bus and combi accidents than do people of any other country in south America. Is it really a crime againts the poor to protect their lives from unsafe busses? She did not prohibit lunch trucks, they held them to saf...
by americorps
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED
Replies: 80
Views: 8197

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED

the complete failure of the arguments of chi chi and tupac has to do with that they are unwilling or unable to see things in terms of anything other than black and white. In their minds, no matter what facts exist, it is all chavez good, us bad. However, the reality is that chavez has done both good...
by americorps
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: St. Patrick's Festival at the Vista Pacifico Resort
Replies: 12
Views: 2409

Re: St. Patrick's Festival at the Vista Pacifico Resort

Mr Brahan is the guy who supplied the corned beef to the party.

It was excellent.
by americorps
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: St. Patrick's Festival at the Vista Pacifico Resort
Replies: 12
Views: 2409

Re: St. Patrick's Festival at the Vista Pacifico Resort

They just opened up one day passes, so you can go just for the day for 100 soles.

Irish Band, Can Can dancer, Exotic Beachwear fashion show, samba, magic show, corned beef and cabbage, what more could you ask for.


www.irishperu.com
by americorps
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Election weekend - bars open?
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: Election weekend - bars open?

There is a great ST. Patrick´s Day party in Sarapampa (just 10K past Asia Blvd) and they just opened one day passes. It is in Cañete so is not effected by the lima dry law.

www.irishperu.com
by americorps
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED
Replies: 80
Views: 8197

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED

Chi CHi, I am not against socialist, but Hugo never had a real socialist impire, but more importantly, I wonder if you actually believe the malarkey you post. I dare you to show me one true socialist model that has lasted more than 10 years that does what you suggest? Democtatic socialist, yes, soci...
by americorps
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: printing and manfacturing boxes in Lima
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: printing and manfacturing boxes in Lima

EXITUNO S.A. y su dirección es Av. Manuel Cipriano Dulanto 211 - Pueblo Libre, su teléfono Fijo es 261 1930,
by americorps
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Not flushing toilet paper?
Replies: 43
Views: 12195

Re: Not flushing toilet paper?

I have almost 7 years ago and I understand completely why we do not flush toilet paper.

I just do not feel superior about knowing it.
by americorps
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Not flushing toilet paper?
Replies: 43
Views: 12195

Re: Not flushing toilet paper?

sidro wrote:
americorps wrote:not even partially aghast, but totally?

wow

And the substance of your post is?????----------?



that your level of aghast about how we chose to post is something I find dramatic and amusing.
by americorps
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Not flushing toilet paper?
Replies: 43
Views: 12195

Re: Not flushing toilet paper?

not even partially aghast, but totally?

wow
by americorps
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: AFP comparison
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

Re: AFP comparison

This is all great information, thanks so much americorps. I was wondering how the transfer program would work with the US Social Security system, since it's a "shared pension system". I wouldn't want to transfer funds to my SS account, but I don't have any type of IRA/401K set up currentl...
by americorps
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED
Replies: 80
Views: 8197

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED

i do not understand increased poverty and the highest crime rate in the americas as helping his country or caring for the poor, it seems quite the opposite. Add to that extreme opression of the press, violence against the opposition and continually changing the Constitution when it got in his way, a...
by americorps
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: St. Patrick's Festival at the Vista Pacifico Resort
Replies: 12
Views: 2409

Re: St. Patrick's Festival at the Vista Pacifico Resort

Actually, it is a bit pricey. Day passes are not available and the hotel room is an additional S/. 700.00, possibly per night. Some of us gringos are on a budget, you know. ;-) They are expanding the shuttles so you can go up and beach each day on the shuttle. You do not have to stay and you can st...
by americorps
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED
Replies: 80
Views: 8197

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED

yes and it is strange as I have been to both countries and make that same mistake all the time but of course I mean vz
by americorps
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED
Replies: 80
Views: 8197

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DIED

crime is at it´s highest in decades, more people killed by street violence in Argentina than in Afghanistan. THe only reason poverty has fallen is because he changed the accounting system and the national infrastructure, especially the state run oil refineries are falling apart and in fact 20% are n...
by americorps
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: St. Patrick's Festival at the Vista Pacifico Resort
Replies: 12
Views: 2409

Re: St. Patrick's Festival at the Vista Pacifico Resort

it is a five star resort on a pristine beach. IT is a 3 day party, it seems perfectly reasonable to me.

Irish Music, corned beef, shuttles from lima, a taxi from lima would cost over 150 soles each way.

And with Lima dry. it is where the action is.
by americorps
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: St. Patrick's Festival at the Vista Pacifico Resort
Replies: 12
Views: 2409

Re: St. Patrick's Festival at the Vista Pacifico Resort

With Lima being dry that weekend, I am so glad there is an alternative.
by americorps
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: New Mexican Restaurant
Replies: 50
Views: 14190

Re: New Mexican Restaurant

From my expectations/experience of managing a fast food restaurant in the US: 1. The food quality, portions & pricing was - AVERAGE 2. The service was - POOR; we only had time for a quick lunch & were rushed to eat 3. What I had expected from reading in expat peru - DISAPPOINTED 4. The plac...
by americorps
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 8112

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

I am curious, of those who are up in arms, what exactly is the racial and ethnic hierarchy for those who are allowed to be in trouble and ask for help?
by americorps
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Opening an American style BBQ place in Los Olivos, Lima
Replies: 43
Views: 8291

Re: Opening an American style BBQ place in Los Olivos, Lima

with notice, can you host a group of 12-15 people or would space not allow that?

I am thinking of bringing a group that I coordinate for a meal sometime.
by americorps
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Creation Golf training Center
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: Creation Golf training Center

There is only one public golf course in Peru, and it is a strange desert course with no grass, they give you a piece of astroturf when you tee off and it is at KM 40 Sur. The rest of the courses have prices that range betwen 50 to 100 Thousand dollars to join and are very strick and exclusive and fi...
by americorps
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Opening an American style BBQ place in Los Olivos, Lima
Replies: 43
Views: 8291

Re: Opening an American style BBQ place in Los Olivos, Lima

The Metropolitana and Metro is overcrowded during rush hour and rarely seats are available. But outside rush hour, it's quite comfortable. Your claim was that it is easily accessible for the frail elderly and persons with disabilities. It is, by and large, NOT. Your claim is false. Since we are tal...
by americorps
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Opening an American style BBQ place in Los Olivos, Lima
Replies: 43
Views: 8291

Re: Opening an American style BBQ place in Los Olivos, Lima

getting up, on, off and out of the metropolitano is a nightmare for me, I can not imagine it with someone with difficulty walking, hence his suggestion he not be told he can get there on public transportation. Why's it a nightmare for you? I think that the Metropolitana is one of best and easiest t...
by americorps
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Opening an American style BBQ place in Los Olivos, Lima
Replies: 43
Views: 8291

Re: Opening an American style BBQ place in Los Olivos, Lima

Tcup El metropolitano goes to Los Olivos and they charge 2 soles. You have to get your card http://www.metropolitano.com.pe/index.php/como-usar-el-metropolitano/tarjeta This is the route http://www.metropolitano.com.pe/index.php/como-usar-el-metropolitano/rutas/ruta-troncal If you take it in Mirafl...
by americorps
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 8112

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

exactly as I said, when chi chi does not like the facts, even quoted in his own words, he just pretends they do not exist and claims to be a victim.

Kelly, Game, Set and Match, good job.
by americorps
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 8112

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

non of this will mean a thing to chi chi, as noted, his words change according to his needs at the time. For exampl,e there are 7 references to poor gringos vs. poor peruvians, smelly gringos vs smelly peruvians. begging europeans vs smelly peruvians, refusing service to gringos vs. refusing service...
by americorps
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 16425

Re: What's Missing?

Ok, I guess I just translated BBQ for parrilladas. I guess then you dont call BBQ to the japanese or korean yakiniku. All this talk about this (for me) strange and appealing food has enticed my curiosity. Which international restaurants sell this? Tony Roma's? Chillys? :| Tony Romans nor chiles sel...
by americorps
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 8112

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

so, basically, since you believe or claim that others scammed the system, it is fine that you are a scammer too.

Other people commiting sins or crimes does not negate you form the responsibility of the sins or crimes you commit.
by americorps
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 8112

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

I am shocked at the amount of discrimination in this thread, especially coming from ChiChi, who seemingly believes he should be able to go to any country in the world with hindrance? Why would it be any different for you than it is for them? The topic isn't against people with dreadlocks or backpac...
by americorps
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: finally, a safe place for trolls and bigots
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Re: finally, a safe place for trolls and bigots

metal moth wrote:Judge not lest ye be judged.


I do not think that means no one should ever react to what is around them
by americorps
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: finally, a safe place for trolls and bigots
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Re: finally, a safe place for trolls and bigots

every day, I see wonderful acts of kindness, so I know humanity is not lost, but some days I see crap like this and I worry about the balance.
by americorps
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 8112

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

I am shocked at the amount of discrimination in this thread, especially coming from ChiChi, who seemingly believes he should be able to go to any country in the world with hindrance? Why would it be any different for you than it is for them? I have travelled Jamaica extensively, though I agree the ...
by americorps
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: finally, a safe place for trolls and bigots
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

finally, a safe place for trolls and bigots

I received the following message today in my expat message box Since it is obvious that the forum on expatperu.com and the one on livinginperu.com is being run by Peruvians who don't want any criticism of Peru I have made a new forum for foreigners only. To give them a taste of their own medicine, I...
by americorps
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 16425

Re: What's Missing?

I agree with kelly, anticuchos is NOT BBQ, it is grilling. Grilling at it´s best, but still just grilling. BBQ meats need to be smoked, not just grilled, the sauces are not simply marinades or seasoning, but part of the marinating and cooking process. How to do it best, what sides are going to be di...
by americorps
Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Opening an American style BBQ place in Los Olivos, Lima
Replies: 43
Views: 8291

Re: Opening an American style BBQ place in Los Olivos, Lima

It depends if the ribs are smoked or only grilled. If they are smoked over several days, I have no problem paying that much and it would be no contest in trying to compare them to simple baked or parrilla ribs
by americorps
Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 8112

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

it is very ironic that chi chi often refers to poor peruvians hustling to make a living as almost saint like, but if they are from other countries, they are trash like.

if one did not know him better, he could sound bigoted.

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