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by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Constant Negativity
Replies: 22
Views: 2182

Re: Constant Negativity

falconagain wrote:I would love to be as negative as the Germans, always between the 3 first economies of the world,
loaded with money and still competitive even with the Chinese. Quality vs Quantity.

Ha-ha-ha! Do you believe La Sierra people are like Germans? :lol:
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Constant Negativity
Replies: 22
Views: 2182

Re: Constant Negativity

Yes. And it's very depressing. Not all the Peruvians are like that but the majority, specially people from La Sierra. Sorry about your family, it's not easy to stay away from them. It think that the cold and rainy weather in La Sierra has something to do with it. Also many people in Lima feel depre...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4565

Re: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014

And I'm sorry, it's so difficult to explain to you. Do you now mathematics? Just think, par example, 100 tourists getting in and 61 getting out, you look and for you IT'S A LOT! Immigration services are looking and saying, it's only 39% overstayed, it's nothing, Visa Weaver allows up to 45%. I hope...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4565

Re: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014

A lot, many ... Didn't I tell you? There is some magic number, once the country reaches certain amount/percentages of overstayed visa from the yearly total issued, this country doesn't qualify for Visa Weaver program. In the US they can't check how many people that can overstaying because in the US...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Constant Negativity
Replies: 22
Views: 2182

Re: Constant Negativity

For the few years that I've lived in Peru, I've noticed an overwhemling sense of negativity with Peruvians that I come into contact with. Being Brazilian and having grown up in the U.S., I've been raised with very optimistc values. You know, "glass half full" type of stuff. But here it se...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...
Replies: 30
Views: 3242

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

metal moth wrote:My wife is a firm believer in shamanism and voodoo.

She has an ekeko that smokes cigarettes and brings us good luck.
She says a chant as he's smoking.

Not good. Watch out and take care.
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...
Replies: 30
Views: 3242

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

They usually rerun the previous program right before the new one by the end of the week. I know that there is a middle of the week rerun but I do not know when. Sometimes people post the whole program in youtube. I watched the first half an hour. Ceviche and Anticuchos. Tony has improved a lot in t...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4565

Re: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014

Don't dream about it. US gives the Waiver visa only to the countries from which the people doesn't stay illegal after arriving as a tourist or whatever, there is some limit number. Probably Chilean citizens obey the US border control and US immigration law and mostly don't overstay their visa. Peop...
by SmartKitty
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4565

Re: Chileans can travel visa free to US from 2014

http://www.cnnchile.com/noticia/2013/05/27/chilenos-podran-viajar-a-eeuu-sin-visa-a-partir-del-2014 From 2014, Chileans no longer need a visa to travel to the US. Hopefully, all other Latin American countries will follow. Don't dream about it. US gives the Waiver visa only to the countries from whi...
by SmartKitty
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Chifa Kua Wha Gardens
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Re: Chifa Kua Wha Gardens

If you're sick of Chifa and would like to try some excellent quality, authentic Chinese, then the Restaurante Royal on Av. Prescott in San Isidro is the place to go. http://www.restauranteroyal.com Yep. It's my favorite. :!: And also it's fun to research Chinese food in calle Capon, downtown, barri...
by SmartKitty
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Antimining movement in Apurimac threatens all investment.
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: Antimining movement in Apurimac threatens all investment.

Of course, it's a coca-land. They don't need jobs and investors there. "Peru's Ene-Apurimac valley is the world's densest coca-producing belt but it is also home to some of the Andean nation's poorest people. More than half the population live in poverty, yet the Andean-Amazonian valley, better...
by SmartKitty
Fri May 31, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14844

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

Unfortunately not all schools are good, and many people in Peru lack knowledgge of our own country. It is a shame you state something like the "danza de tijeras" has no record of existing before the year 2000. Whether you are Peruvian, or a resident of Peru, perhaps you can take a bit of ...
by SmartKitty
Fri May 31, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14844

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

Also there are Peruvian heritage fairy tales made for tourists. There is a lot of true and false mixed in Peruvian history and usually foreign people know more about it, than the natives just because in other languages there is more science, research and publications. Things like female dancers in ...
by SmartKitty
Fri May 31, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14844

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

The Peruvians I have met here have enormous pride in their country...to the point of nationalism, I would say. As far as heritage, isn't that the same thing? Peruvians are quite different inside of their country and abroad. It's very common to a Peruvian tell to the foreigner, even to his wife, not...
by SmartKitty
Fri May 31, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14844

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

If you are light skinned you are still seen as a Demi god , unfortunately, as the majority of peruvians have little pride in their heritage.This ,however,if you are white,may work to your advantage when it comes to work and certain relationships. lol, lol, lol!!! only light skinned women can take a...
by SmartKitty
Thu May 30, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14844

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

Hahahhahahah.... I wonder what people in Beijing, South India, and Korea look like? Do you think there is a 50/50% mix of blonde hair and blue eyes???? C'mon, Peru is a 3rd world country in Latin America!!!! It's not a Scandinavian country or Eastern European country. And No...the majority of peopl...
by SmartKitty
Wed May 29, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Go North! full service luxury marina called Colan Marina
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Go North! full service luxury marina called Colan Marina

zonzo(a), sonso(a), tonto(a) (adj. and n.) = silly, fool
by SmartKitty
Wed May 29, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: WANTED - Fax/Phone/Answering machine - plain paper
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: WANTED - Fax/Phone/Answering machine - plain paper

Headley wrote:Hi. Does anyone have a Fax/Phone/Answering machine (plain paper, not thermal paper) for sale?
It must be in excellent condition and have no faults.
Please email me at [email protected] if you want to get in touch.
Thanks and Regards,
Nick.

Multitasking printer and computer don't do it all?
by SmartKitty
Wed May 29, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 5 best personal experience living in the Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 4763

Re: 5 best personal experience living in the Peru

Ah, and when he wasn't wearing the doctor's white, he looked good in his FAP (Peruvian Air Force) uniform also, white shirt close to the face and blue suit.
by SmartKitty
Wed May 29, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 5 best personal experience living in the Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 4763

Re: 5 best personal experience living in the Peru

Oh yeah that is one of the things I miss the most of Peru Dental care! I live in a country of the "first world" and yet that is terrible... :cry: I try to take care of it everytime I go to Peru... but I wish I could have that here too Yeppp. And my best friend, my best doctor ever was a s...
by SmartKitty
Wed May 29, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14844

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

If I did plan to do any work in Peru, it would hopefully be self-employment. My fiancee and I are both over 50, so both are subject to discrimination anywhere...I guess people discriminate based on their own personal bias, be it gender, age, skin color, etc. but thanks for the heads up. BBB BBB, th...
by SmartKitty
Wed May 29, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 5 best personal experience living in the Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 4763

Re: 5 best personal experience living in the Peru

Oh yeah that is one of the things I miss the most of Peru Dental care! I live in a country of the "first world" and yet that is terrible... :cry: I try to take care of it everytime I go to Peru... but I wish I could have that here too Yeppp. And my best friend, my best doctor ever was a s...
by SmartKitty
Tue May 28, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14844

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

Hi, There was a post in this thread that I decided to delete because it made a couple negative generalizations about Peruvians that came across really poorly - possibly more so than the poster might have imagined. Now, given that that post is missing, some of the responses are a little out of place...
by SmartKitty
Tue May 28, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 5 best personal experience living in the Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 4763

Re: 5 best personal experience living in the Peru

It's good to hear positive experiences with the Peruvian healthcare system. I think the U.S. media sometimes frightens potential retirees who want to retire abroad, by writing stories about inferior healthcare abroad. My fiancee's cousin is a plastic surgeon in Lima. We have joked about getting the...
by SmartKitty
Tue May 28, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: WHAT MORE DO U WANT???
Replies: 14
Views: 1577

Re: WHAT MORE DO U WANT???

argidd wrote:I would like an atheist bilingual school :)

As far as know, in any Peruvian school child's parent can ask to free his/her child from religion class. You are free to teach your child your own religion or no religion at all.

Exception are Catholic or any other strictly religious schools.
by SmartKitty
Tue May 28, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Go North! full service luxury marina called Colan Marina
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Go North! full service luxury marina called Colan Marina

victmanu wrote:
gringito wrote:Great! Finally a safe harbour for the Narco yachts!
:mrgreen:

Miami vice reloaded.

:lol: You, guys, know everything. No gringo zonzo.
by SmartKitty
Tue May 28, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 5 best personal experience living in the Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 4763

Re: 5 best personal experience living in the Peru

gringo from uk wrote:Thanks for sharing.

You're welcome. :D
by SmartKitty
Tue May 28, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14844

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

if mondongo feels like rubber it is because you cook it bad or have met a bad cook. Mondongo is very difficult to cook but when cooked well it is soft on the other hand my neighbor once cooked it, and i was chewing it until i went to bed :roll: Sorry, even if it's well cooked, it' tastes as a well ...
by SmartKitty
Tue May 28, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14844

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

BTW, please, don't qualify my posting with your words, if you have a twisted mind, keep it to yourself, please. In my posting not a word related to the race. Keep what to my self? My opinion? That's quite a statement from you. My short Peruvian wife was wearing black today and I know for sure she w...
by SmartKitty
Mon May 27, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14844

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

books in Spanish !? What were you expecting them to be in? I already explained in my post, no science, no good reading, even no classics, good printed information it's hard to find and it's expensive even for middle class. Good libraries for people? Tell me where? It's not good for kids' developmen...
by SmartKitty
Mon May 27, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14844

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

if mondongo feels like rubber it is because you cook it bad or have met a bad cook. Mondongo is very difficult to cook but when cooked well it is soft on the other hand my neighbor once cooked it, and i was chewing it until i went to bed :roll: Sorry, even if it's well cooked, it' tastes as a well ...
by SmartKitty
Mon May 27, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 14844

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

Smartkitty, Your post comes across pretty racist. "many short dark skinned people in dark clothing, black, brown colors don't suit them very well."? You may have not meant it that way, but to state that as some kind of cultural shock is extremely bizarre and in poor taste. You see it raci...
by SmartKitty
Mon May 27, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 219677

Re: Introduce Yourself!

Hello, everybody! I'm new here. It's an interesting forum, thank you.
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by SmartKitty
Mon May 27, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: how to say dill in peru?
Replies: 8
Views: 2548

Re: how to say dill in peru?

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 again.
by SmartKitty
Mon May 27, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Setting up an online company in Peru
Replies: 6
Views: 2265

Re: Setting up an online company in Peru

Just register .... .com and look what happens. If you do small business online, you can pay taxes according the place of your residence as a person. If you need business license to buy or sell goods (for example wholesale buyer needs a registration), then you need to register your business in the co...
by SmartKitty
Mon May 27, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Re: Antique Business Proposition

Hi sounds like a great idea exporting antiques from Peru .But have you ever tried obtaining a license for exporting a container of antiques or second hand goods(from the INC)Not exactly easy.Also in my experience the so called antiques here are pretty much worthless abroad.They are over priced junk...
by SmartKitty
Mon May 27, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Beer Distributors Lima
Replies: 32
Views: 8140

Re: Beer Distributors Lima

I would suggest first research the market, specially your competitors. I was not in this business but I had one friend, Peruvian officer, who was a distribuitor, he didn't quite his day officer job and he had contrabanda beer and liqueur, Peruvian Air Force and Navy bring goods for their private bus...
by SmartKitty
Mon May 27, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: 5 best personal experience living in the Peru
Replies: 28
Views: 4763

Re: 5 best personal experience living in the Peru

Hi, everybody! I'm new here.

My 5 best:

1. Good friends
2. Good food, specially fresh vegies, fruit and... oh! fresh seafood markets!
3. northern Peru, beaches, sun, fresh air, fiesta & siesta and seafood of course.
4. doctors, nurses, medicine.
5. ...
Sorry, nothing else.

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