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by suecote
Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru diagnozed
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

Peru diagnozed

Didn't take me long after arrival to realize Peru is a sick country. Now, with 2 weeks left here, I have found the diagnoze (click link)! The rest of you can administer the remedy. Good luck with that.

http://www.videojug.com/interview/antisocial-personality-disorder
by suecote
Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: your life before you moved to Peru
Replies: 22
Views: 5082

- walking the streets without fearing for my safety/life - freedom to walk around without being accosted by beggars, vendors, taxis, etc. - accurate and complete WRITTEN information from government bodies - punctuality - honesty - restrictive use of car horns in traffic - organized public transport ...
by suecote
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Should David leave ExpatPeru?
Replies: 30
Views: 6985

My manifesto and legacy then

This will be my last post on this forum. Some people really take this web site too seriously. I don't know if it's because they don't have a life or what. David, I have not read any posts from you that have put you in a bad light in my eyes. Perhaps I have missed some key comments from you, I do not...
by suecote
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: and the Peruvian Sol Apreciates...
Replies: 5
Views: 2361

paddington82 wrote:good for some of us, bad for tourism? thoughts?


Not all tourists are American.
by suecote
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: First time a discussion has been locked by moderator?
Replies: 20
Views: 3909

Winter's coming, and it's getting chilly in here too... I recall the moderator being quite keen to offer his services when given the opportunity, so saying now that there is not enough time to do the job properly does not compute. I am not interested in making this personal, but the job of a moderat...
by suecote
Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: First time a discussion has been locked by moderator?
Replies: 20
Views: 3909

First time a discussion has been locked by moderator?

I was asked a question by David in this thread that I tried to respond to today, only to find that the thread had been locked by the moderator. I'm curious as to why, because I have read a lot of run-on threads here with plenty of nonsensical and irrelevant comments, when clearly the subject had alr...
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Only 50% of business in Lima is above board!
Replies: 22
Views: 3555

Re: Interesting article

That is like saying you want a fairy tale. What you need to understand is that what you call "benevolent legislation, made for the benefit of the people" is incompatible with personal freedom and requires Big Brother -- absolutely requires tyranny and injustice. You are wanting to deny ca...
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apology to Kevin, et al
Replies: 14
Views: 2936

For a private joke between friends to work, it should probably be kept private and not broadcast for the world to read. Too many people are closeted homophobes, and this is the kind of situation where they let their bigotry flow freely. Glad and relieved to hear Jamie is not one of Them! :D Where d...
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Another consumer alert
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

curlyguy18 wrote:When are you launching your site?


5 minutos, no te preocupes! :roll:
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Only 50% of business in Lima is above board!
Replies: 22
Views: 3555

Re: Interesting article

They can always do what George W just did, without objection from congress I might add. They just suspended 30 laws so they could expedite the building of the wall between the US and Mexico. That's the cure. simply suspend the laws and the constitution. Lets erode society a little more. Get them us...
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apology to Kevin, et al
Replies: 14
Views: 2936

For a private joke between friends to work, it should probably be kept private and not broadcast for the world to read. Too many people are closeted homophobes, and this is the kind of situation where they let their bigotry flow freely. Glad and relieved to hear Jamie is not one of Them! :D
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Move for an off topic forum
Replies: 19
Views: 3571

Is there a double standard here? Let me ask you this. If it were me that posted the "Joke" about Kevin and the bus ride would it have simply been commented upon and discussed or would I have been taken to task? David, I don't know you or anyone here well enough to have a clear impression ...
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Only 50% of business in Lima is above board!
Replies: 22
Views: 3555

Interesting article

Intro: The country is basking in the glow of high metal prices and an unprecedented number of exploration and development projects, coupled with the investment funds that are ready to pour in. The media and resource conferences are buzzing with the news of the great potential and great projects in ...
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Only 50% of business in Lima is above board!
Replies: 22
Views: 3555

I suggest Peru should change names to "No es posible", in Spanglish "No is possible".
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Move for an off topic forum
Replies: 19
Views: 3571

I think intimate body parts can be kept out of discussions, I see it progressing south very quickly otherwise...

But IF we're gonna allow boobs, I want to use other four-letter words too. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. How does that sit with the community? 8)
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Only 50% of business in Lima is above board!
Replies: 22
Views: 3555

It's a two-way street. The Gov't does not care about the people, so the people don't care about the Gov't. Chicken or egg..?
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Another consumer alert
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Amazon.com actually did that to me too... but I wasn't desperate for the item, so I just let it slip. With the recent plastic card scare on this forum, I'm watching my account like a hawk every day now. I just don't trust anyone anymore, since coming here, no matter how many times they say "no ...
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Love it or hate it, I've been waiting 11 + years...
Replies: 32
Views: 6306

cajun jamie wrote:Did I miss anything as to what Peruvians would say?


Perhaps "I have a good friend who can do it for you, very cheap, just give me the money, no te preocupes".
by suecote
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Only 50% of business in Lima is above board!
Replies: 22
Views: 3555

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :cry: Amen and hallelujah, brother!!! Thanks for digging that out, although I must say I'm surprised that so many are legal! If you include all the small family or one-man operations, I'm sure it will be way higher. Well I can only concur. I don't have high hopes that t...
by suecote
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: It's not hot - but it's hot...
Replies: 18
Views: 3376

I wish I could say it was the humidity for me, but I find Lima quite dry. I was raised on the Louisiana coast where 80 - 100% humidity was the norm. Usually in Summer you go outside and are literally soaking wet in 1/2 an hour, then you go inside and the air conditioning dries you off. You repeat t...
by suecote
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Another consumer alert
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Another consumer alert

If there is one thing I hate, it's being screwed around by companies. So as you can imagine, Peru is not the place for me! This is about the online travel site www.despegar.com . Yesterday I booked a flight Lima-Panama for 480 bucks. Didn't pay, but got a confirmation in my email that they would con...
by suecote
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Going off on one
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Going off on one

After being jerked around all day by banks and Telefonica, I feel like having an Edina Monsoon moment... be inspired!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUosm_BBv9g
by suecote
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: It's not hot - but it's hot...
Replies: 18
Views: 3376

Let me just repeat my permanent peeve in Lima:

HUMIDITY!!!

It makes the cold colder and the hot hotter. And it makes El Suecote a dull, dull boy...
by suecote
Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: (I'm just a) Cheeseburger in Paradise
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Image

Where's a Wendy's???
by suecote
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cell phone number change
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Just mobiles.
by suecote
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cell phone number change
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Cell phone number change

Public service announcement: Don't know if this is common knowledge, I only found out because Telefonica included the info in one of my phone bills (but not the other!). Both Movistar and Claro numbers are changing on 5 April. You now have to add a 9 in front of the current numbers in Lima and Call...
by suecote
Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Travelling through Central America.
Replies: 10
Views: 1899

Well, if the Farc doesn't get you in Colombia, the Darien Gap in Panama might 8) http://outside.away.com/outside/features/200409/panama_darien_gap_1.html Guess you'd have to fly to Panama City and take it from there, I hear the roads are much better going north, but safety would be the other issue t...
by suecote
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Meeting up this Saturday
Replies: 22
Views: 4319

cajun jamie wrote:He forgot to tell you he's going to write "gringo de $$$" on the back of my bald head and attach a "Sanguich triple" tied to a string that I will drag around.

8)


Toeing the line today? 8)
by suecote
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Meeting up this Saturday
Replies: 22
Views: 4319

naturegirl wrote:So far it's me and Suzanne and possibly sydkym and alaskachica. Who else?


Wow a girls day out one block from my apartment! How can I pass that up? :lol: Well I will actually be moving apartments this weekend, but if I'm not lugging suitcases across Miraflores, I might put in an appearance.
by suecote
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Are you the "Ugly American?"
Replies: 24
Views: 5251

Those of you who have the privilege of having enjoyed BBCs "Goodness Gracious Me" are probably rolling on the floor... "Because it's Indian!" :lol: Well rice pudding may very well be Indian in origin, who knows, but it is enjoyed all over the world. In Sweden we have a thicker ve...
by suecote
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Yet another question about the Carnet Extranjeria
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Being married to a Peruvian exempts you from paying a US$ 300 fee.. When I changed from turista to inversionista I didn't have to pay the $200 or $300 dollar fee they supposedly charge for cambio de calidad migratoria . Has anyone ever had to pay that fee?? I'm not complaining, mind you, I'm just w...
by suecote
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Boycott Beijing???
Replies: 34
Views: 6266

I voted Yes, for another reason. That reason being that China should not have been chosen in the first place. The Olympic spirit can never be felt in a country where people systematically disapear, are tortured or censored. I think it is hypocrite and insulting that people now ignore these facts ju...
by suecote
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Meat of Foreigner :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

paddington82 wrote:only peruvian nationals can travel without passports, but with DNI to Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.


And Brazil 8)
by suecote
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How did you overcome Culture Shock?
Replies: 19
Views: 4016

A good 9 months into this experience, I can safely say that I will NEVER get used to the way of things here. It's not so much culture shock everyday, more like culture disbelief. And a sense of resignation. You can't beat the system, you can't keep asking why because no one knows why, and nothing su...
by suecote
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who else plans on getting Peruvian citizenship?
Replies: 102
Views: 17459

WEll, hope you're writing an expatology, can't wait to read it. I sent mine, so well see when it gets published. By the way, my husband would kill to go to the Nordic country, he's got his heart set on Finland. Don't think he realises how cold it is there, or how hard it is to get a hjob. Actually ...
by suecote
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who else plans on getting Peruvian citizenship?
Replies: 102
Views: 17459

Suecote, It was a pleasure to meet you the other day. I think you are on the right path, for sure. Contrary to my "infamous" status here on the board, I'm a businessman first and foremost in the "real world". Best of luck and if I can assist in any way, you know where to find me...
by suecote
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who else plans on getting Peruvian citizenship?
Replies: 102
Views: 17459

Are you just here working or did you end up marrying into Peru like lots of us here? I can't believe that I'll be here for four years come August. Well long story, that... Short version, I am here as an investor, thinking I could get more for my money here than back home. Unlike most here, I do not...
by suecote
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who else plans on getting Peruvian citizenship?
Replies: 102
Views: 17459

Sorry to say but a lot of the post I read show socially non responsible attitudes. It is normal to pay taxes and it is also normal to inquire where the taxes go. I don't use Essalud put paying Essalud contributes in giving treatments to other Peruvian, even if Essalud is a bad system. Like in most ...
by suecote
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hostel Recommendation: Flying Dog - Parque Kennedy
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

cajun jamie wrote:I was told there were 3 locations at Parque Kennedy. The one with the pub, next to the Bembos, is the one I am referring to. I can't vouch for the other locations.


The third one is about a block up on Arequipa, side street to the right (toward Petit Thouars). Possibly more quiet.
by suecote
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hostel Recommendation: Flying Dog - Parque Kennedy
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

Yikes, too expensive, they're only coming for about a week. How much do you think a furnished apartment would be? They only want to spend about 30 bucks a day per person, less if possible. There's a 2-star hotel in Porta, between Benavides and 28 de Julio. The name escapes me, but the room pictures...
by suecote
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who else plans on getting Peruvian citizenship?
Replies: 102
Views: 17459

Suecote, do you plan on staying in Peru long? naturegirl, that is the million dollar question!!! I have set a milestone of 2 years. By then, I'll know if I can make any money here or not. If I can, I'll keep some ties to Peru beyond 2 years, but probably not live here full-time. But that is a soft ...
by suecote
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who else plans on getting Peruvian citizenship?
Replies: 102
Views: 17459

I think I found a loophole. I heard that as long as you earn 2500 soles or less, you don't pay taxes, so it looks like I'm in the clear :) Final contribution tonight... I've heard the cut-off is S/. 1,750 for not paying income tax. My plan was to pay myself 1,749 and only see the Gov't snatch the c...
by suecote
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who else plans on getting Peruvian citizenship?
Replies: 102
Views: 17459

Only in terms of buying power. Not quite. My country's mindset is more social. That means with whatever we do, we end up more or less in public institutions. When a woman gives birth here (social class B and higher), she'll end up for 5 days in a private clinic being treated as a queen and being ab...
by suecote
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who else plans on getting Peruvian citizenship?
Replies: 102
Views: 17459

Peruvian citizens need visas to go pretty much anywhere outside South America. The only intercontinental destinations I found on this list that did not require visas were Hong Kong and South Africa.

http://travelnet.com.pe/visaperu.htm
by suecote
Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Lima Survival Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 740

It's an excellent publication! Perhaps most intended to guide newcomers, but it still offers tons of information that even more seasoned residents will find of interest. Strong buy-recommendation! When I joined the South American Explorers Club I got a copy included in my annual membership ($50). Do...
by suecote
Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru taxes on Worldwide income?
Replies: 22
Views: 2598

naturegirl wrote:Did look into it, but my bank here won't accept overseas wires, it's a caja. I'd have to open a bank account at a new bank, then take out the money and put it in my caja account.


You can open an account in Interbank in less than 30 mins. Sounds like it might save you loads of time and money.
by suecote
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru taxes on Worldwide income?
Replies: 22
Views: 2598

I get it first into Paypal, then transfered to my US bank account, because they don't do transfers to Peruvian accounts, then my mom takes it out and sends it here, then I exchange the dollars into soles. Don't know if you've already researched the option of wiring from your US account to your Peru...
by suecote
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru taxes on Worldwide income?
Replies: 22
Views: 2598

OK I thought the money came into your account automatically. So you get your online earnings converted to cash and deposit them over the counter? If you don't mind my asking, why?? I think you could get the money straight into your account.
by suecote
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peru taxes on Worldwide income?
Replies: 22
Views: 2598

I'm no lawyer, but here's my layman's interpretation. Yes you are liable for income worldwide if you are a resident in Peru. However, who's gonna know..? I recently asked if the Government is watching incoming bank transfers, and the consensus was they don't. If your revenue stream is modest, you mi...
by suecote
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Who else plans on getting Peruvian citizenship?
Replies: 102
Views: 17459

Actually, people from class B and up are better off in Peru then in the US or Europe. Only in terms of buying power. For me, it's a very open subject. If you can survive Peru for 2 years, I think you've already paid your dues and should be given nationality with the President's apologies. Sort of l...

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