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Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby Chino2056 » Mon May 13, 2019 10:56 pm

Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru?


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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby Formidable 1 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:11 am

Chino2056 wrote:Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru?


This one...
http://www.expatperu.com/expatforums/vi ... f=1&t=7677
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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby Alan » Tue May 14, 2019 1:51 pm

Chino2056 wrote:Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru?


Why do you ask? I can't say that I have ever seen that question pop up before!
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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby windsportinperu » Tue May 14, 2019 7:47 pm

Hello Chino,

The most traumatic experience I personally had in Perú was the day I was born. My mother said I was crying and crying, but fortunately I cannot remember anything :)
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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby Chino2056 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:58 pm

Formidable 1 wrote:
Chino2056 wrote:Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru?


This one...
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7677


Thank you but that one doesn't help :(
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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby Chino2056 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:02 pm

Alan wrote:
Chino2056 wrote:Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru?


Why do you ask? I can't say that I have ever seen that question pop up before!


Bc I have a friend who is trying to get his green card in the US and the lawyer is asking about this kind of things among another ones and I'm trying to help him but it's kinda hard to find the right information...
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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby Chino2056 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 pm

windsportinperu wrote:Hello Chino,

The most traumatic experience I personally had in Perú was the day I was born. My mother said I was crying and crying, but fortunately I cannot remember anything :)


You are funny lol
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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby Formidable 1 » Tue May 14, 2019 9:38 pm

Chino2056 wrote:
Formidable 1 wrote:
Chino2056 wrote:Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru?


This one...
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7677


Thank you but that one doesn't help :(


Re green card
Is your friend trying to adjust status?
If so then he/she needs to fill out the form and pay the fee.
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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby 69roadrunner » Wed May 15, 2019 9:43 am

Chino2056 wrote:
Alan wrote:
Chino2056 wrote:Who knows someone who has had a bad or traumatic experience in Peru?


Why do you ask? I can't say that I have ever seen that question pop up before!


Bc I have a friend who is trying to get his green card in the US and the lawyer is asking about this kind of things among another ones and I'm trying to help him but it's kinda hard to find the right information...

"Adjective. bad: evil, and wicked meaning not doing or being what is right. bad is used of anyone or anything that a person might dislike or find fault with." Simple yes or no. Does that apply?

Again simple yes or no "adjective: traumatic: emotionally disturbing or distressing."
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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby carloso » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:45 am

I was served weak ass coffee WITH sugar already in it once :x

Joking aside, I assume your friend is trying for asylum. So it would have to be something real and documented. I've been mugged multiple times growing up, beaten a couple of times, my combi's windows smashed all around me by an angry mob bent on destruction (and they were from construccion civil), but all that means nothing to a judge. It's just part and parcel of growing up in a third world country. If your friend and his or her family was a specific target of violence or political, religious or racial discrimination, then that might be a good case. And they will ask if there's at least a police report, preferably a newspaper article too. Anything fabricated or unsubstantiated would put his application in risk of being denied :(

Best of lucks to your friend though!
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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby smnbjj80 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:07 am

Besides the occasional robbery being witnessed which occurs in any City....I had a pretty bad experience in Ollantaytambo on the way back to Lima from Machu Pichu. We got stuck in Ollantaytambo during the strike and after sitting around for 7hrs in the main square we decided to take a taxi out of town to try and go to Cusco to catch our flight. We got stopped by the very angry locals on the way out of town at a self-made checkpoint in the road and they were very hostile (if I could paint the picture it was right out of a movie). I couldn't understand much of what they were saying since my Spanish at the time was poor but my wife (Peruvian) was pleading with them and we made a mad dash back to town. On the way back to town we got stuck at a previously open roadblock and there were guys on the road directing guys above on the cliffside to push boulders down at our car. The taxi was awesome and was zipping in and out and weaving around them as they crashed down on the road all around us. We made it back into Ollantaytambo and we got stuck there with no place to stay for the night as the town was shut down. We luckily got in a caravan of sprinter vans full of miners that were heading out of town at about 4am. My wife paid the driver to let me on since they were not taking Gringos. We were stopped about every 10-15 mins at checkpoints made by heavily intoxicated locals with rock piles, burning logs, and armed farm tools and such. They were searching all the vans with flashlights yelling at the driver about not taking Gringos. The miners hid me under the seat and covered me under a blanket. We made it back through the Sacred Valley to Cusco and our guide told us to get to the airport before they locals wake up from the previous night bender of protesting and bashing parts of the city. The airport was closed but as soon as they opened we were let in and changed our flight and got out on the first flight back to Lima. I am not the timid or intimidated type but that was a shock to my system being that I was there with just my wife and my newborn son was back in Lima with my in-laws. I felt like I was in a bad NatGeo show. Looking back at it and knowing now what was going on I probably could have chalked it up as an adventure if I was with a few buddies but the whole situation was not good. That was my final straw and we moved back to the US after that as our "home base." People always ask me about Cusco and Machu Picchu and I hesitate to tell this story since I don't think it represents Peru at all but at the end of the day it is still a 3rd World Country and places in the Andeans are fairly lawless and run by locals....just have to understand that when us Gringos visit those areas.
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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby Alan » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:24 pm

Incredible story! My lord..

What year did that happen? Any idea what they were protesting?
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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby carloso » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:05 pm

Damn! That's crazy but totally believable. When did this happen?
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Re: Bad or traumatic experience in Peru

Postby smnbjj80 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:27 pm

I don't get on here much....sorry for the delayed reply. This would have been in 2015 or early 2016. They were protesting/striking I guess because the Gov't wanted to take over all tourism in those areas which leaves the locals pretty much out of work since that is their whole lively hood. I can see both sides of this. The Gov't know that is one of their most valuable resources so they want to control it and make sure it is done correctly but for me part of the raw experience of THAT for people going to Peru is the authenticity of it all and only the locals can bring that vibe.

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