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by mahou123
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Euroman
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Re: Euroman

I didn't know Euroman is banned. Why is that? i repeat Kelly has already mentioned that he is no longer going to be posting here in the thread and any comments about it should be directed to her through PM. People here can work out where to direct comments and what to discuss without your direction...
by mahou123
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: travel to Quito
Replies: 5
Views: 2756

Re: travel to Quito

Ormeño goes there directly, but it will be 36 hours at least and you won't save much money compared to flying. Direct flights only LAN and they don't charge foreigners more on international flights. If you want to do it quicker on a bus, it's better to cross border on your own and then get another b...
by mahou123
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17302

Re: So long peru (adios)

rama0929 wrote:
mahou123 wrote:
Well, it seems that now Incas are finally staging a comeback. Humala's government will build "Andean socialism" as promised, and new era of prosperity will follow.


I wonder who's money they're going to use? :)


There's plenty of gold in them hills! :D
by mahou123
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Humala
Replies: 19
Views: 4259

Re: Humala

He explained how the Spanish had imposed European culture on the Quechua people and replaced the marvelous achievements of the Incas with western science much to the detriment of the native peoples. The ways of the Incas were just as good, or better, and should be resurrected so that Peruvians coul...
by mahou123
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Stocks: Buying Opportunity in Peru
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

Re: Stocks: Buying Opportunity in Peru

To me, JP Morgan does not care ... they make their commissions either way, so I wouldn't necessarily believe what they are publishing as I am certain all the "fantastic" investing advice is reserved for only their most prestigious of clients. Or they also can pump it up so they can get th...
by mahou123
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17302

Re: So long peru (adios)

The incas actually fought a long war against the spaniards, but they had a problem, they were in a civil war when the spaniards arrived,. Plus a lot of the conquered kingdoms ( turned against the incas . The incas were a minority in the Inca empire , those with inca blood married spaniards , the ot...
by mahou123
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Your Advice Please! Departing + CE w/ no annual fee paid
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: Your Advice Please! Departing + CE w/ no annual fee paid

If you leave as a resident, youre supposed to fill TAM before passport control. They will keep the upper part of it, and give you the other one. You're supposed to keep it, and when coming back, giving it to passport control instead of filling new TAM. For "familiar de residente" migration...
by mahou123
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Your Advice Please! Departing + CE w/ no annual fee paid
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: Your Advice Please! Departing + CE w/ no annual fee paid

I had a similar situation and I was advised by Migraciones that I can not pay this fee, as married to Peruvian people are exempt. I had to pay something similar anyway and get a sticker on CE, by applying for an exemption. I know in Lima they allow people to pay this $20 tax, as it is simpler in ter...
by mahou123
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17302

Re: So long peru (adios)

What would you say was fundamentally wrong with the Inca Empire? The same that was wrong with any empire made of different ethnic groups. All may seem well on the surface, but one day the system collapses. People who feel opressed turn on the rulers. As a recent historic example, nothing seemed ter...
by mahou123
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Stocks: Buying Opportunity in Peru
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

Re: Stocks: Buying Opportunity in Peru

JP Morgan and Moody's do not agree with your take. Can you show us any globally-recognized experts that predict doom and gloom for the Peruvian bolsa? I get my investment advice for Peru from a guy called Hugo Chavez. :lol: I believe he's smarter than anybody at JP Morgan, because he's more financi...
by mahou123
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17302

Re: So long peru (adios)

We give them the same choices the Incas gave people all those years ago; be down, or lay down. From WIki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inca_civilization The Incas conquered a vast territory using reciprocity or alliances. Pachacuti would send spies to regions he had wanted in his empire. They would ...
by mahou123
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17302

Re: So long peru (adios)

They just need to control the process, it's them who will decide if you're allowed or not. Perfectly reasonable and fair. Peruvian person doesn't need to ask for permission to travel around Latin America though. And crosses the borders freely. This is because Peruvian government negotiated this fre...
by mahou123
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Stocks: Buying Opportunity in Peru
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

Re: Stocks: Buying Opportunity in Peru

The start of the article says everything: If I had the money, the energy and the know-how, I would now be buying Peruvian stocks I'd just add that if, apart from these 3 things, he had some brains, he would buy 2 years ago for less than half price, and sold before the elections. A year ago market wa...
by mahou123
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17302

Re: So long peru (adios)

I'm allowed visa free travel, because the host country knows that I will be returning to the States. Not to Brazil though. And to Argentina, Chile and Bolivia you just have to pay 140 dollars to enter. I wouldn't be surprised if Peru follows their example at some stage. Just as well. There's a lot ...
by mahou123
Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17302

Re: So long peru (adios)

rama0929 wrote:
I'm allowed visa free travel, because the host country knows that I will be returning to the States.



Not to Brazil though. And to Argentina, Chile and Bolivia you just have to pay 140 dollars to enter. I wouldn't be surprised if Peru follows their example at some stage.
by mahou123
Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: BVL resumed operations after two-hour suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: BVL resumed operations after two-hour suspension

The market is still way overheated, still 18500 in general index. A year ago, without Humala drama, it was below 14000, and that was after a very good rally. At some stage in late 2009 it was the best performing market in the world. I'd rather be concerned with the return OF investment, rather than ...
by mahou123
Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: So long peru (adios)
Replies: 135
Views: 17302

Re: So long peru (adios)

Peru will also start to charge $140 for the tourist visa as do most other latin american countries, further limiting tourism and damaging the economy. Who will be hurt most? Small business people depending on tourism. Maybe not exactly on topic, but countires charging for tourist visa (Argentina, B...
by mahou123
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: CE in a nutshell
Replies: 26
Views: 5975

Re: CE in a nutshell

As another Australian, I would like to thank Mahou123 and Chuck from Australia. I was at Interpol yesterday going through the same routine and my wife and I have been wrestling with the payment problem for most of the night. I even rang AFP in Canberra. I also agree with the comment about the lady ...
by mahou123
Mon May 30, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: KLM Prices?????????
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: KLM Prices?????????

Tickets out of Peru tend to be more expensive than tickets in. I guess they have fewer unsold seats on your flight from Lima. KLM is the best direct flight to Europe, competition is only Iberia/LAN/Air Europa to Madrid, so they can charge premium. If you want to save money, I think the best way is g...
by mahou123
Sat May 28, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fujimori campaign raises fears for democracy in Peru
Replies: 24
Views: 4197

Re: Fujimori campaign raises fears for democracy in Peru

No doubts now (Guliani's presence) that the US through USAID, NED and NGOs are backing her. US through their puppets Alan Garcia and PPK conspired to bring her to power, so she can release her father from jail, and he can be a corrupt dictator again, so he can steal more money, violate more human r...
by mahou123
Sat May 28, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: CE in a nutshell
Replies: 26
Views: 5975

Re: CE in a nutshell

I visited various banks, and found out that it is impossible to buy AUD in Peru and accordingly impossible to make a payment in AUD. http://www.pnp.gob.pe/especiales/interpol1/servicios.html Australianos Giro Bancario al exterior a favor de “the Australian Federal Police” importe $ 103.00 dólares a...
by mahou123
Sat May 28, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: CE in a nutshell
Replies: 26
Views: 5975

Re: CE in a nutshell

3.You need to visit (Interpol) as part of this process of getting your CE. I highly recommend going there first and find out what requirements they have for your country. In my case (Australian passport), when they sent me to Interpol from Migraciones, I found out that I had to pay Australian polic...
by mahou123
Thu May 26, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Fujimori campaign raises fears for democracy in Peru
Replies: 24
Views: 4197

Re: Fujimori campaign raises fears for democracy in Peru

There is no explanation in the article of what can cause such "fears for democracy", just baseless accusations.
by mahou123
Wed May 25, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Trouble / Need Info
Replies: 44
Views: 6519

Re: Immigration Trouble / Need Info

The Polocia Federal did take down all my information as well as my friends info. I basically left so as not to get them in any trouble. They said there would be problems for everyone if I wasn't gone when they returned. And they did return a week later with a Peruvian that had had a problem with my...
by mahou123
Wed May 25, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Trouble / Need Info
Replies: 44
Views: 6519

Re: Immigration Trouble / Need Info

If find it rather insulting and plain dumb to ridicule people who choose to live in a country and do things by the book instead of following path of informality, but I guess as Fujimorista you are quite comfortable with the latter. I find it dumb to answer the OP question with something like "...
by mahou123
Tue May 24, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Immigration Trouble / Need Info
Replies: 44
Views: 6519

Re: Immigration Trouble / Need Info

If you find yourself in Lima airport, there is no way they would not allow you into the country. According to international rules, this would mean airline has to wear the costs of flying you back. This only happens in USA, I'm pretty much sure it never happened in history of Peru. And if you find yo...
by mahou123
Tue May 17, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Michael Bolton concert
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Michael Bolton concert

Tony Rosado is still much more affordable and sings even better! :wink: If I travel between San Miguel and La molina, there's quite often as many as 4 or 5 different singers and small bands get on the bus and perform FREE of charge. You can of course make a donation if you want, but it not obligato...
by mahou123
Tue May 17, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Finally the found out where the money came from!
Replies: 10
Views: 3071

Re: Finally the found out where the money came from!

To be fair, maybe the people need to decide if they want Venezuela running Peru or whomever is sponsoring Fujimori. Peruvians had an issue with Venezuela since dictatorship of Bolivar (that's why he's usually not mentioned in Peru as "libertador"). The word "dictador" was coined...
by mahou123
Tue May 17, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Michael Bolton concert
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Michael Bolton concert

Tony Rosado is still much more affordable and sings even better! :wink:
by mahou123
Tue May 17, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Finally the found out where the money came from!
Replies: 10
Views: 3071

Re: Finally the found out where the money came from!

All the press that is coming out is garbage. Much of it coming from the press which Is owned by the wealthy. All the major candidates in the first round had outside money. PPK was getting money from major corporate sponsors. Politics is about influence, What's new?? Totally agree with you, and also...
by mahou123
Fri May 06, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: what's your political typology?
Replies: 25
Views: 4314

Re: what's your political typology?

Anybody Neo-Fujimorist, along with 60% of the public? :lol:
by mahou123
Wed May 04, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 19313

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

Nuh, lol, Ghaddafi has been demonized by the Anglo American propaganda machine just like they do with Chavez, over and over again, not saying Ghadafi is a saint...but the empireal forces want him out because among other things he had always been a dictator they couldn't manage, and oil is just half...
by mahou123
Wed May 04, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Finally the found out where the money came from!
Replies: 10
Views: 3071

Re: Finally the found out where the money came from!

I expect plenty of similar material being carefully released into the media during the next month, which will result in Humala losing elections again. He's already way behind Keiko in Lima polls, just reading about in in El Comercio.
by mahou123
Wed May 04, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
Replies: 148
Views: 19313

Re: Osama Bin Laden Dead.

This is sending the poor of this country to kill the poor of those Muslim countries. This is trading blood for oil, this is genocide, and to most of the world: We are the terrorists. I think this is true. I've been around the world and I'd say this is the prevailing sentiment everywhere. And such s...
by mahou123
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Anyone leaving based on election results?
Replies: 57
Views: 8601

Re: Anyone leaving based on election results?

Peru is a less attractive place for me for the above reasons. We left 3/2010. Not because of the elections coming but because of crime and housing prices ( it is now better to rent my home on the beach, good ROI,). We have no plans to return, only for short vacations to visit family. Yeah, totally ...
by mahou123
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Living in Mancora
Replies: 15
Views: 4243

Re: Living in Mancora

Every time I went to Mancora, there were some foreigners working in few bars and restaurants. Not sure if they all live there permanently or just travelling. Some restaurants and hotels run by expats too, I guess these people are there most of the time. If you're not much into surfing and don't need...
by mahou123
Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru's Overlooked Place In The History Of Latin American Roc
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

Re: Peru's Overlooked Place In The History Of Latin American Roc

There is a cool Peruvian band called Uchpa, they sing in Quechua and have some indigenous influencies in their music. But generally, rock music is not popular in Peru, especially outside of Lima. The only time I've seen a live rock band, was in La Rioja. Plenty of good bands in Argentina though, wit...
by mahou123
Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Best Ways to Entertain Guests in Lima
Replies: 25
Views: 4651

Re: Best Ways to Entertain Guests in Lima

Check out Museo de Arte Italiano. Excellent collection of paintings there, and it's free. And if you're in the centre, Central Bank building has an ok museum too, also free, with some good Peruvian art on the second floor. For criolla music, I wouldn't go to Brisas, but rather to El Carajo in Barran...
by mahou123
Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Easy Border-hop?
Replies: 29
Views: 6969

Re: Easy Border-hop?

I As for border crossing, it doesn't really exist: you can walk as you please between two countries. So there theoretically can't be anything like "denied entry". There are 2 migraciones posts, Peruvian about 5 min on moto away from the little bridge, Ecuadorean is $1.5 taxi ride away, ab...
by mahou123
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Easy Border-hop?
Replies: 29
Views: 6969

Re: Easy Border-hop?

I crossed Peru/Ecuador border at Aguas Verdes/Huaquillas 4 times last year, it's quite interesting and seen no problems/dangers people who haven't been there are talking about on this forum. I mean, if you can handle a visit to the town of Piura, it's not any worse. Ecuadorean side seems more organi...
by mahou123
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Anyone leaving based on election results?
Replies: 57
Views: 8601

Re: Anyone leaving based on election results?

I guess if you want to eat beef and drink wine Argentina is your place. Exactly! I also don't mind Spain and Italy. That's where most Argentines descend from, so it's quite similar. But if you want to eat pollo a la brasa and drink Inca Cola (as well as living in close proximity to slums and misery...
by mahou123
Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Anyone leaving based on election results?
Replies: 57
Views: 8601

Re: Anyone leaving based on election results?

Argentina and Ecuador (run by another "Chavez supporter", by the way), for instance, are much more affordable and comfortable places to live. I do a lot of business with companies in Argentina and I'd like to know why you think that Argentina is cheaper and more comfortable than Peru? The...
by mahou123
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Final Solution.
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Re: The Final Solution.

PPK seems to be negotiating a better job in Fujimori's government for himself, in exchange for support in the second round. He obviously needs his "principles" to be agreed as a basis of this move, and also to cover his lower back before the people who invested in his campaign. I think he ...
by mahou123
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Anyone leaving based on election results?
Replies: 57
Views: 8601

Re: Anyone leaving based on election results?

I have already left and sold out of Peruvian investments, but I'm considering spending more time in Peru in future, based on election results. Right now Peru is not a good value for money for an expatriate, I wouldn't retire in Peru and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It's just too expensive, dange...
by mahou123
Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: It is still possible Humala NOR Keiko will be President
Replies: 21
Views: 3881

Re: It is still possible Humala NOR Keiko will be President

It is possible that Obama was smuggled into the USA at birth (hehehe) You guys sound like teabaggers/Birther's over this election. Looking for a way to get your way short of assasination, (hehehehe). :lol: Indeed. All these suggestions of how to get around democracy sound a bit like "sore lose...
by mahou123
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Who might consider leaving if Humala wins?
Replies: 164
Views: 24480

Re: Who might consider leaving if Humala wins?

The solution is private property and individual responsibility: definitively ending the involvement of the government. :D So who's going to decide who's property is that and make individuals to be responsible if they are not? A man with the biggest gun? If it's making losses, and is effectively a n...
by mahou123
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do We Prefer Cancer or AIDS?
Replies: 36
Views: 5712

Re: Do We Prefer Cancer or AIDS?

Corruption and informality are mostly exploited in the very social classes that vote for Humala and Fujimori. If those people want to have safer lives free from corruption they should start changing their own mentality rather than pointing the finger at the elite. We Expats would love to live a car...
by mahou123
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why are books so expensive?
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: Why are books so expensive?

mahou123, thanks so much. I never would have thought there would be a need for a book blackmarket, but since they are so expensive here it makes sense. I'll look for that street with the bookstores. Thanks. Matt No problem. I believe it's on Jr. Camana between Quilca and the next corner. One block ...
by mahou123
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Who might consider leaving if Humala wins?
Replies: 164
Views: 24480

Re: Who might consider leaving if Humala wins?

No, Rennert is just a scum sucking crook. The kind who hang around governments looking for ways to corruptly exploit connections with them. You are certainly correct, but if somebody like that walks away from a troubled asset like La Oroya, there is a problem that is not getting solved. My point is...
by mahou123
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Why are books so expensive?
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: Why are books so expensive?

The way around it is buying "bamba" (pirated) books from some dodgy shops and markets. It's the similar situation as with CDs and DVDs: official ones are pretty expensive, but pirated ones available for a fraction of the price. Same as something like "Luis Vuitton handbag". Peopl...

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