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by douglas8
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: VOIP problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: VOIP problems

never had a router die at home but here yes, twice.

i never use wifi for skype when conducting business...only connect via cable..thus eliminating flaky router from the equation.
by douglas8
Thu May 24, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: TEFL online course
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

Re: TEFL online course

in broad strokes..online tefl will NOT be considered well by good schools for obvious reasons...and the schools that will accept it would probably accept you without it..thus my 2 cents, if it has to be online instead of real life then don't bother.
by douglas8
Wed May 23, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ugly Americans
Replies: 49
Views: 9054

Re: Ugly Americans

wow what an incredibly rude reply...however i am left unsuprised and predicted you would be the first to reply with hate and spite to the post.
by douglas8
Wed May 23, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ugly Americans
Replies: 49
Views: 9054

Re: Ugly Americans

wow funny the americans on here are acting exactly like the peruvians once someone points out their negative traits...the response is "oh yeah well country x y z also did that too".... verrrryy funny ...you have more in common with the peruvians than you think! of course beyond that, this ...
by douglas8
Mon May 21, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ugly Americans
Replies: 49
Views: 9054

Re: Ugly Americans

canelita you are the official king/queen of the sweeping statements. the crown/corona is yours wear it well!
by douglas8
Mon May 21, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Ugly Americans
Replies: 49
Views: 9054

Re: Ugly Americans

hmm i suggest a new discussion be opened called gringo de mierda and within it all the ranting and name calling is allowed(give it a warning tag like "abandon hope all ye who enter")...a kind of virtual cage match/UFC thing...might let some people get out of their system the pent up hate a...
by douglas8
Sun May 20, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American expats are incredibly ethnocentric
Replies: 37
Views: 6745

Re: American expats are incredibly ethnocentric

on re-reading some of the posts here i have to say some of the people who are exhibiting glee at some of the unfortunate attributes of peru are pretty repugnant themselves. and by the way More or less, without the USA, the world would still be like Peru. Hate it or love it but that's a fact jack. So...
by douglas8
Sun May 20, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American expats are incredibly ethnocentric
Replies: 37
Views: 6745

Re: American expats are incredibly ethnocentric

could have sworn j. watt created the steam engine for your steamboat and was also a brit that invented the www which most people mistakenly call the internet which was an international consensus which btw uses computers also invented by brits...as for the car it was simultaneously invented by severa...
by douglas8
Sun May 20, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American expats are incredibly ethnocentric
Replies: 37
Views: 6745

Re: American expats are incredibly ethnocentric

create industrial/communications/transportation revolutions


ummmmm can you name one of these that the US "created"
by douglas8
Sun May 20, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American expats are incredibly ethnocentric
Replies: 37
Views: 6745

Re: American expats are incredibly ethnocentric

i find it very curious(for the lack of a stronger word that i could write) that many peruvians who join the discussions here on negative aspects of peru often state how bad things are in other countries ...wtf!... that it is totally ridiculous to say "hey we have horrible dangerous traffic corr...
by douglas8
Wed May 09, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9258

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

wow i have to say lizzmy wrote a very interesting and thought provoking post...and it is very true that there is a strong disconnect between people's attitudes in the street and then indoors... i have had lovely students who are caring parents great with their co-workers etc and then offer to drive ...
by douglas8
Mon May 07, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The right to work trumps all other rights
Replies: 61
Views: 9258

Re: The right to work trumps all other rights

wow alan wades in on this one... yeah some of the language is beyond disgusting with the leash business you are equating humans to animals something the nazis did. alan...i've had peruvians (several) tell me that peruvians (as in all as in sweeping statements) are not to be trusted and don't follow ...
by douglas8
Wed May 02, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: they walk like they drive
Replies: 138
Views: 23150

Re: they walk like they drive

yeahhhh no i havent missed that point buddy...you obviously missed mine but after reading various posts of yours i wouldnt have expect you to have got it.
by douglas8
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: they walk like they drive
Replies: 138
Views: 23150

Re: they walk like they drive

hmm getting kind circular this thread but interesting.. to those who take the position of "i don't mind being called gringo toughen up" is saying you don't care about it so the rest of us should be exactly like you and also not care about....ummm yeah ok...maybe we should also be exactly l...
by douglas8
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: they walk like they drive
Replies: 138
Views: 23150

Re: they walk like they drive

sorry but you are way off the mark on this one....not liking to be called gringo is not being hyper sensitive...nor is it even being sensitive..it's just being human and not wanting to be branded some offensive label..if you like it that's your thing..many do not. to end the debate gringo comes from...
by douglas8
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: they walk like they drive
Replies: 138
Views: 23150

Re: they walk like they drive

someone should have started a thread called "hey gringo".... actually americorps i have to respectfully disagree...i know as i am sure you all do that the term gringo can be used as an out and out pejorative...and i personally would like all peruvians brazillians argetnitains etc to stop u...
by douglas8
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru vs. Philippines
Replies: 28
Views: 8216

Re: Peru vs. Philippines

..somehow i feel sorry for the people of expat-phillipines
by douglas8
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Interesting feature that could be useful
Replies: 7
Views: 1518

Re: Interesting feature that could be useful

wow that is veeeeery useful...hmmm i would even say eurotastic or ummmm chimazing
by douglas8
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: they walk like they drive
Replies: 138
Views: 23150

Re: they walk like they drive

glad someone started this thread my thoughts on lima pedestrian and motorised traffic i am totally perplexed at the slow rate of walking...for a large metropolis of 7-8 million everybody walks slower than my grandmother! travelled all over the world and have never seen teenagers walk so slow in my l...
by douglas8
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: airport bus
Replies: 15
Views: 2839

Re: airport bus

this may be off topic but considering the OP I gotta say... chi chi/euroman/muslimgirl is quite entertaining and adds some pizzazz to expat peru but of course anyone who has been on the forum for some time will realize he is full of misinformation and his views are totally comical at times. he doesn...
by douglas8
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: CE costs for all admin process
Replies: 0
Views: 586

CE costs for all admin process

Hi all sorry to bore you all with a CE question but... what is the final cost of getting a CE? i read "CE in a nutshell" says $105 bucks for Interpol but not the rest of the costs of migraciones notarias etc, anyone with recent experience on the final final tally on all the little fees and...
by douglas8
Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and the "third world"
Replies: 79
Views: 16524

Re: Peru and the "third world"

boy by page 3 these posts that start of with an interesting question quickly devolve into macho one-up-manship, ridiculous leaps of logic and non sequitirs abound and appears very few actually enter these threads to learn or be challenged but rather to belittle others, score points. the thrust and p...
by douglas8
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and the "third world"
Replies: 79
Views: 16524

Re: Peru and the "third world"

a problem with the term 3rd world is this.. many people in places i have visited in africa or various parts of asia and even some in brasil, when i have tried the politically correct way to describe their country as developing or emerging etc they couldn't understand me, when i described their count...
by douglas8
Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and the "third world"
Replies: 79
Views: 16524

Re: Peru and the "third world"

i think the one thing you can count on and i include myself in this...when people born in the so called first world move to a third world country when they see anything negative that they don't like and are not used to at home they will then refer to it as a "third world thing"..and that g...
by douglas8
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru and the "third world"
Replies: 79
Views: 16524

Re: Peru and the "third world"

well third world has become in many peoples eyes a pejorative or a synonym for a poor country. it was orginally intended as a third way...kind of like buddhism, there is left or right or the middle path and that is called the third way and hence the term third world. it was NOT meant as a ranking sy...
by douglas8
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Groupon Peru
Replies: 20
Views: 6256

Re: Groupon Peru

wow marco what a charmer.
by douglas8
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Groupon Peru
Replies: 20
Views: 6256

Re: Groupon Peru

yes i totally agree with the above point, the phrase was coined at the bandung conference in indonesia in 1954.. however it has over the years come to take on a new meaning and is used by people within the third world and first to describe profound economic differences between groups of nation state...
by douglas8
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tacna Border Hop
Replies: 16
Views: 3096

Re: Tacna Border Hop

Thanks all for the responses, info. I am going with 2 passports because mine expired here and got a new one. Anyone had that experience before? Does it throw a curveball to immigrations or are they cool that the old one had the stamp and the new one is obviously blank? ( I've got my little TAM slip)...
by douglas8
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Tacna Border Hop
Replies: 16
Views: 3096

Tacna Border Hop

Might be heading to Tacna soon. For those who have been and had to pay an overstay fine, my question is how can you pay it? From Lima first at Banco Nacional with recipt, or at the border with a credit card or only in cash, basically what options are available? Any tips on best bus lines etc or any ...
by douglas8
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need relationship advice
Replies: 96
Views: 17321

Re: Need relationship advice

My it does seem that no matter what the original thread topic, by page 3 it becomes a nasty spiteful name- calling bitter recrimination fest. One note to the mods I think it both helpful and necessary to call out Troll's when they exist (use google to search meaning if unclear). There are certain me...
by douglas8
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need relationship advice
Replies: 96
Views: 17321

Re: Need relationship advice

yep OP & chi chi are trolleros,defintely!
by douglas8
Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Being the last one is better than the first one.
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Re: Being the last one is better than the first one.

on any long haul flight order the vegeterian meal when you buy your ticket and confirm that when you check in...you will get served when first class gets served.
by douglas8
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: fees for renewing british passport in lima
Replies: 11
Views: 2449

Re: fees for renewing british passport in lima

Well it would appear people are just as unhelpful on this website as the above commentary has scolded you on your actions and continues by giving you advice on what you should have done...wtf?!! Nice one. Now maybe someone actually helpful can write something here. (sorry not british so can't help y...
by douglas8
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Great Room heart of Miraflores
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: Great Room heart of Miraflores

still available!
:)
by douglas8
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Great Room heart of Miraflores
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Great Room heart of Miraflores

STAY IN A BEAUTIFUL ROOM AND PRIVATE BATHROOM IN THE HEART OF MIRAFLORES , 2 BLOCKS AWAY FROM BENAVIDES AND REDUCTO PARK VERY QUIET AND SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD SURROUNDED BY PARKS. THE RENT INCLUDES ALL SERVICES SUCH AS TV CABLE IN YOUR ROOM , WI FI INTERNET, ELECTRICITY, WATER, LINEN AND TOWELS, AND A TH...
by douglas8
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???
Replies: 141
Views: 29025

Re: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???

sorry but there is zero documented proof about GREEN GO theory but the form of GRINGO does in fact exist in written form in spain pre-dating the mexican-US conflict by about 70 years...so it is not fair to say both are valid theories when it is simply not the case...but that is not the thread is it.
by douglas8
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???
Replies: 141
Views: 29025

Re: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???

hate to tell you but that "green go" thing is a myth...gringo comes from griego and occured in spain a long time before it made it's way to the new world(where it took on a new meaning) the spanish used to call the irish that came there looking for work that word....it meant anyone who cou...
by douglas8
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???
Replies: 141
Views: 29025

Re: Foreigners are treated better in Peru than Peruvians???

Actually I don't think the gringo price is a fair title for that....as stated where there is no exact pricing policy in many situations here, the seller as is human nature, will try to exact the highest price possible...that is free market enterprise...that to me is not the issue. The issue is who a...
by douglas8
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Terrorism in Peru... still
Replies: 60
Views: 9049

Re: Terrorism in Peru... still

well this post is exactly whats on my mind these days...and I for one am leaving Lima simply because of the traffic, it is life threatingly dangerous to go to the grocery from where I live and right now because of Xmas is worse. behind the wheel people become much worse than animals...i don't think ...
by douglas8
Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Baby
Replies: 10
Views: 2409

Re: Baby

Congrats Sharon all the best to you and the baby!
by douglas8
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: safely leaving a property for 2-4 years
Replies: 13
Views: 2499

Re: safely leaving a property for 2-4 years

sheeeesh euroman your posts are usually entertaining but they should come with a disclaimer that your information is really not reliable...i mean you posed as a muslim woman -read trolling- and wrote some ridiculous and absurd (also entertaining) posts but like the boy who cried wolf i can't see why...
by douglas8
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Does the 'gringo' price really exist?
Replies: 49
Views: 7032

Re: Does the 'gringo' price really exist?

hmmmm el conquistador huh?... i'd say ol euroman is back and in fine form
by douglas8
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: On line spanish course.
Replies: 23
Views: 3638

Re: On line spanish course.

sorry one other thing, me in spanish is like me in english NOT "I". It is the direct object pronoun not the subject pronoun.

I have found it helpful to bone up on the grammar of your native language to better understand how it works, it has helped me in learning spanish.
by douglas8
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: On line spanish course.
Replies: 23
Views: 3638

Re: On line spanish course.

I agree totally translating word for word is NOT a good way to learn any language, saying in english that "I have 25 years" doesn't make too much sense and neither does saying estoy caliente in spanish when you want to say that you're hot. (well has a certain meaning but probably not the o...
by douglas8
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: On line spanish course.
Replies: 23
Views: 3638

Re: On line spanish course.

This is actually an interesting theme in my opinion as I am plugging away at learning Spanish and as this the first 2nd language for me it has been veeery difficult at times. I do not believe there is any one good way to learn, it entirely depends on what works for you and what you like to do. I hav...
by douglas8
Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: spanish class
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: spanish class

Well having taken crappy Spanish Classes in Buenos Aires and crappy private teachers also in BsAS and here in Lima I gave up and decided to teach myself. I personally don't think to highly of most institutions, however seems El Sol is great but para mi carisimo! Get a good course book start auto=tea...
by douglas8
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Hummingbird Feeders
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Hummingbird Feeders

Anyone know where to buy these?

Have searched the net and asked around and nobody seems to know.

Thanks in advance!
by douglas8
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Roommates / Rooms for Rent
Topic: Female Looking for room/apartment
Replies: 0
Views: 604

Female Looking for room/apartment

Hi, Peruvian female 20's looking for a place in Miraflores or Surco (close to Benavides) in the $200 to $260 range.

I am easy going and employed, non smoker, looking for calm relaxed chilled environment.

please contact me at

[email protected]

975554909
by douglas8
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A different account of life in Lima
Replies: 114
Views: 30926

Re: Struggling to adjust to life in Lima...

I strongly suggest (coming from experience) that you take a side trip for a week to somewhere in Peru, the North, the Selva, El Sur whatever tickles your fancy. Get away on your own for 1 week (maybe 10 days) and explore. I guarantee you will come back with clarity about things.
by douglas8
Wed May 19, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What is the deal with contracts in Peru?
Replies: 36
Views: 5907

Re: What is the deal with contracts in Peru?

The orginal post is about peru and I extrapolated it from the specific to the universal.

To reiterate when something is blatantly wrong regardless of cultural norms people should fight against it.

The comments made about Uganda and Pakistan are too ridiculous to respond to.

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