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by americorps
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 16425

Re: What's Missing?

A good hamburger place is not missing, it is just super expensive. I went ahead and shelled out the 30 soles and I must say, I did n ot feel cheated at all, It was simply amazing, good fresh pure ground beef, home made buns, quality toppings, even the fries and onion rings were amazing. A quality bu...
by americorps
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Missing?
Replies: 86
Views: 16425

Re: What's Missing?

yea, there is always someone who does not like a restaurant, but if they are overflowing with customers, it means little.
by americorps
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:12 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

i am very excited to see this, but you are soooo farrrrr from me.
by americorps
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: gringos that are a nuisance
Replies: 72
Views: 8112

Re: gringos that are a nuisance

define lots.

I have traveled extensivly in Peru for 6 years and have seen maybe 3.

I suggest you are greatly exagerating again.
by americorps
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: expatperu search
Replies: 1
Views: 349

expatperu search

I have noticed that a couple months ago or so that expatperu changed the search function

It is not difficult to use and does not seem to bring up the results as well as it used to.

Is there somethng I am missing, like a different way to search besides the search box at the top?

thanks,
by americorps
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Staving off Hot Money/$$ in the real estate market (Peru)
Replies: 8
Views: 1883

Re: Staving off Hot Money/$$ in the real estate market (Peru)

Thanks for the site, they seem to run 8.5% TO 10.5% and I agree, how anyone can consider that affordable is beyond me. Double the price of what many other parts of the world are paying. It makes a $150,000 loans payments over $1,250 a month on a 25 year note. The same note in the USA, for example, w...
by americorps
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Staving off Hot Money/$$ in the real estate market (Peru)
Replies: 8
Views: 1883

Re: Staving off Hot Money/$$ in the real estate market (Peru)

what are the going interest rates in Peru right now for mortgages?
by americorps
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Am i being gringo taxed?
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Am i being gringo taxed?

Triple is actualy about normal.

However, you will probably be able to save a bit if you go to Polvos Azules.

I would say the most yo would save would be $6-$8 off the lowest price. you quoted.
by americorps
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: NEED PSYCHIATRIC HELP...
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: NEED PSYCHIATRIC HELP...

Actually, this is quite frequent in Peru and generally the youth win unless the elder is well laywered up. Part of it is due to the Napoleonic code they use as law, the property and assets of the senior are actually considered shared property as it will go to the children when he or she dies and the...
by americorps
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

But the problem arises, repetitively, when one person does not like the response and immediately calls you sexist, racist, homophobic, or a troll. And http://www.sanitaryum.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Gets-Offended.png You say that like it is a bad thing, but I would much rather wear that badge ...
by americorps
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12740

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

First of all, all independent media studies have shown that while NPR has more left wing commentators, all independent news stories rate neither right nor left, but generally average for the center in coverage..meaning truley fair and balanced. The myth oft repeated by the right that NPR stories are...
by americorps
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

I guess I will just have to face being band because the fact is CHi CHi is a troll who has been banned here repeatedly and is only here now because they got tired of banning him. He has made racist, sexist and homophobic comments repeatedly and it seems ok with the community. He is a habitual liar ...
by americorps
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

The terms here were very sexist, and I pointed them out and called them as well as demonstrating the double standard presented for men and women.
by americorps
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

I guess I will just have to face being band because the fact is CHi CHi is a troll who has been banned here repeatedly and is only here now because they got tired of banning him. He has made racist, sexist and homophobic comments repeatedly and it seems ok with the community. He is a habitual liar a...
by americorps
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

I started a topic with the intention of discussing the dangers of meeting girls and the risk of getting caught by a brichera. But the last posts have nothing to do with the topic. It's sounds that the last posts are coming from a bunch of people sitting on a barstool somewhere in La Calle de Las Pi...
by americorps
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

So bacically you are saying that everyone should be free to state any racist, sexist or homophobic sentiments without being challenged, and you are happy with that, but if someone challenges that, you do not wish to hear that opinion.

hmmm.
by americorps
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

I still do not understand the hullabaloo, there are very sexist comments here, I pointed them out, the people who made them did not like it being pointed out. If one does not want to be called sexist, one should not make sexist comments, plain and simple. At least Chi Chi has fun comments and posts...
by americorps
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

Hey Guys, Just trying to clean up the thread a bit so don't be offended if your post was taken down, trying to keep "feuding" to a minimum and there was quite a long string of back and forths going on. If you would like to debate feel free to start another topic, but this thread has gone ...
by americorps
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

Hey Guys, Just trying to clean up the thread a bit so don't be offended if your post was taken down, trying to keep "feuding" to a minimum and there was quite a long string of back and forths going on. If you would like to debate feel free to start another topic, but this thread has gone ...
by americorps
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

I'm not sure why so much is going into refuting something that can neither be proved nor disproved. Purely for entertainment. I have nothing against Chi Chi, as some may believe. He makes things more fun overall. Just messing with him, if we were at a bar we'd be laughing about it most likely. (but...
by americorps
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

1. The term 'gringo' is never used as a compliment, I reject that as untrue. We had a big discussion about that issue and the difference between the term here and in other parts of the world and by and large, the majority did not find it offensive in general in Peru, depending on context. I hereby ...
by americorps
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12740

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

There is a huge difference in telling the natives to be more western and demanding human and civil rights and human dignity be respected. And where exactly does that line exist -- where you say it does? Please, by all means, tell me what kind of change I'm allowed to expect from your average Limeño...
by americorps
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 6540

Re: HER KIDS...

Kelly has not been the moderate for a little while, so addressing her on questions regarding moderation do not meet the intended purpose. fyi
by americorps
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12740

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

Hmm, it sounds not that much different than when the Spanish wanted to tame the savages, to save them from themsleves to make them more civilized. And what about the "local culture" of harassing women in the street? Whistling at them and saying disgusting, offensive things and hounding th...
by americorps
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

timothy wrote:

1. The term 'gringo' is never used as a compliment,


I reject that as untrue.

We had a big discussion about that issue and the difference between the term here and in other parts of the world and by and large, the majority did not find it offensive in general in Peru, depending on context.
by americorps
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

we have had that discussion before and determined that the term gringo, in peruvian cultural usage of the term, is not meant as an offensive term. You might disagree with that, but I do not . If this were a mexican forum, it would probably not be acceptable because in Mexico it is culturally consid...
by americorps
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

we have had that discussion before and determined that the term gringo, in peruvian cultural usage of the term, is not meant as an offensive term. You might disagree with that, but I do not . If this were a mexican forum, it would probably not be acceptable because in Mexico it is culturally conside...
by americorps
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: quinoa too expensive for poor in Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 2916

quinoa too expensive for poor in Peru

http://now.msn.com/quinoa-now-too-expensive-for-poor-in-peru So many smug, healthy folk in Western nations are chowing down on quinoa that the people who were eating the Peruvian grain long before "superfoods" were a thing can no longer afford it. The price of the protein-rich, low-fat gra...
by americorps
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: flights from Iquitos to Panama
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: flights from Iquitos to Panama

That is pretty cool, it seems to leave Panama City every Wednesday at 11:45am, arriving at 2:15pm, then turning around and leaving Iquitos at 3:07 arriving Panama at 5:36, about 2.5 hours flight with prices around $490. with taxes. Nice stuff, I hope to see a lot more diversity of international flig...
by americorps
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima
Replies: 72
Views: 17687

Re: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima

I think that those chains like Popeye's, McDonalds etc. are harming the small trader that sell similar food. Especially the hardworking street traders are affected by that. The people have a choice and they make it. The street vendors are cheaper and faster, how exactly are they being harmed. If th...
by americorps
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima
Replies: 72
Views: 17687

Re: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima

I think that those chains like Popeye's, McDonalds etc. are harming the small trader that sell similar food. Especially the hardworking street traders are affected by that. The people have a choice and they make it. The street vendors are cheaper and faster, how exactly are they being harmed. If th...
by americorps
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima
Replies: 72
Views: 17687

Re: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima

I think that those chains like Popeye's, McDonalds etc. are harming the small trader that sell similar food. Especially the hardworking street traders are affected by that. The people have a choice and they make it. The street vendors are cheaper and faster, how exactly are they being harmed. If th...
by americorps
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Anyone know where to find a custom logo stamp?
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Anyone know where to find a custom logo stamp?

Chi Chi clearly did not understand the question. This special type of stamp is not available in the general ink stamp places. i just checked with my printer and there are 2 areas where you should find these types of stamps. The first suggestion is the area of Caquetta in the Cono Norte where they do...
by americorps
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima
Replies: 72
Views: 17687

Re: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima

Icachico wrote:

But I played the PC card.


In your case, PC means you were purposely cruel. I do not back down to bullies, instead I let them know that they are failures.
by americorps
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru
Replies: 69
Views: 12740

Re: 3 Americans beaten, robbed, and held at gunpoint in Peru

If "brave/intelligent" people don't attempt to CHANGE the attitudes/beliefs of a country; we still would: 1. Believe the world is FLAT! 2. Believe the sun revolves aroud the Earth! 3. Believe tomatoes are POISON (I love tomatoes)! I could spend days on incorrect attitudes & their affe...
by americorps
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima
Replies: 72
Views: 17687

Re: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima

On a more positive note, the weight challenged do make for a more authentic Santa Claus. A thinly veiled passive agressive bullying post if ever I saw one. saying that shows something very deeply cruel and wrong inside you. How sad for you. I wish you the best in recovering from whatever monsters y...
by americorps
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: IRS Announces Efforts to Help U. S. Citizens Overseas.....
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: IRS Announces Efforts to Help U. S. Citizens Overseas.....

''to help''??? Better interpreted as the IRS is trying to shake a few more bucks out of Americans living abroad. Many Americans move abroad because they can't survive on their lousy pension and try to live a little bit better in Peru. Those people have been paying so much tax on their income their ...
by americorps
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: permisso para firmar contratos. update. (good news)
Replies: 14
Views: 1656

Re: permisso para firmar contratos. update. (good news)

I have to admit, thanks to my friend at digimen, I have to eat crow. She just called me and told me that she got in trouble because after she told me the fee was still $50, she asked her boss and lo and behold, they did issue a memo and changed to just the 16 Sole fee. I was wrong, but my excuse is ...
by americorps
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)
Replies: 89
Views: 12070

Re: burned gringo (gringo engagnado)

This post reminds me of my 4 year old son. He started school last term and at the end of the day we'd ask him how his day had been etc and also who did yhe play with. He often said he played with Ben and Charlie. Over many weeks there were lots of stories about Ben and Charlie. Christmas came and m...
by americorps
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Buying return ticket for >6 months out w/ tourist visa
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

Re: Buying return ticket for >6 months out w/ tourist visa

I flew last week with TAM from Paris to Lima via Sao Paulo with a one way ticket. The asked me for proof that I was resident in Peru or buy a onward or return ticket. I showed my Peruvian driving licence that showed a DNI number. (ha ha ha, they used the first 8 digits of my Belgian national ID car...
by americorps
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: permisso para firmar contratos. update. (good news)
Replies: 14
Views: 1656

Re: permisso para firmar contratos. update. (good news)

jacekimaria wrote:CAn someone pls verify that information. It will be very helpful
TX!



As I said, I called them because i know Chi Chi is infamous for spreading false information.

However, here are their contact numbers, feel free to call them yourself to verify.

http://www.digemin.gob.pe/contacto.html
by americorps
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 9553

Re: the second amendment in action

you wasted your time by starting with a common but off base presumption that I rely on simple sources for my information, making your entire long winded post not relevent to the situation. The evidence from sources all around the world about gun access and danger is very clear. You might fight to yo...
by americorps
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: HER KIDS...
Replies: 58
Views: 6540

Re: HER KIDS...

This is my style of writing; I have filed court briefs using a similar - a few words capitalized - style with out any problems. I wish I knew whom ever made such a ridiculous statement that - capitals are like shouting??? I have been a poster on numerous forums since I bought my first computer in 1...
by americorps
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 9553

Re: the second amendment in action

http://www.bradycampaign.org/facts/gunviolence?s=1 This would be like citing Hamas' official website for statistics about the IDF. Not really, you are free to disreguard any facts you choose to, however these are just a gathering of verifiable stats from many different sources compiled on one site....
by americorps
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: the second amendment in action
Replies: 88
Views: 9553

Re: the second amendment in action

DID YOU KNOW? Where there are more guns, there are more gun deaths. An estimated 41% of gun-related homicides and 94% of gun-related suicides would not occur under the same circumstances had no guns been present Higher household gun ownership correlates with higher rates of homicides, suicides, and ...
by americorps
Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: permisso para firmar contratos. update. (good news)
Replies: 14
Views: 1656

Re: permisso para firmar contratos. update. (good news)

I just checked with DIGIMEN and as I suspected, Chi Chi is spreading false infomation again.

The fee has not been eliminated at all. he just cheated the system once againg.

http://www.digemin.gob.pe/servicios_inm ... ratos.html
by americorps
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima
Replies: 72
Views: 17687

Re: Popeye's Chicken comes to Lima

I tried it once (Miraflores location) with my Peruvian family a few weeks ago and we all agreed it was the "most greasy,vile food " on the planet! Popeye's must be doing well. I noticed a lot more fat kids on the streets. Off topic and needlessly cruel comment. Please stick to the topic a...
by americorps
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: News sits in English
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: News sits in English

Thanks but what I had in mind was national news from peru but in English language There has not been a print newspaper in English here in Peru for years. Online, livinginperu.com and http://www.peruviantimes.com/ My personal opinion, the better quality information is peruviantimes, though there is ...
by americorps
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gallina vs Pollo
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Re: Gallina vs Pollo

I really love Caldo de Gallina, but dont like the meat! what kind of chicken is it exactly? isnt it the hen. why does it taste so much different from regular chicken? i find the meat very tough with a gamey taste to it. Gallina is an older chicken, and while technically pollo is all chicken, in Per...
by americorps
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: San Isidro
Replies: 14
Views: 1484

Re: San Isidro

I prefer San Borja to San Isidro, both are nice and have good services, but San Borja is slightly ONLY SLIGHTLY more affordable and has a lower crime rate.

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