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by glober
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?
Replies: 16
Views: 3293

Re: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?

Peru has been there already, in the 2000, against Fujimori , but again, Fujimori was a dictator . Eh, comeone the Fujimori incident was not a "problem" (in my eyes), and he solved quite a deal of issues even if he, eh, used methods not suitable in our Western Eyes. I would be surprised if...
by glober
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?
Replies: 16
Views: 3293

Re: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?

The USA goverment just said that the egyptian goverment is stable, so i dont know what to believe anymore :? :lol: :lol: Man, while Peru is a democracy, Egypt is a dictatorship ..... Haha, True, but I do not get my news from joke "news" agencies like american ones, seriously, CNN? FOX? Th...
by glober
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?
Replies: 16
Views: 3293

Re: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?

It doesn't matter how far another country is from Peru, It can be night there while it might be noon here, it doesn't matter if they have a totally different religion, language and type of government. Eh.. OK.... What really matters here is that if a "poor, corrupted third world country (but s...
by glober
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?
Replies: 16
Views: 3293

Egypt Action, So hows Peru/South America?

As most of you know we got some rather harsh action over at Egypt (link provided end of post), and I don't know how many of you even know about Egypt, or anything about it, I lived there myself and know the culture quite well and am not very surprised, but as a inquisitive member; How do you guys co...
by glober
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: water issues in Peru?
Replies: 36
Views: 4929

Re: water issues in Peru?

I wouldn't put it that strongly. I myself used to believe the whole man-made climate change thing was probably hyped up. I think it's very difficult for many people to make up their minds with all these claims and counter claims. The main problem is that people have got far too entrenched in their ...
by glober
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A different account of life in Lima
Replies: 114
Views: 30287

Re: A different account of life in Lima

Wow, the OP really brought back memories. I was in the exact same situation. I was actually having panic attacks about what to do. Finally, I made the decision to leave. Incredibly hard decision, but the right one. A lot of tears shed, but I felt enormous relief and slept better. Then out of the bl...
by glober
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: water issues in Peru?
Replies: 36
Views: 4929

Re: water issues in Peru?

Comet , Excellent, could you answer a question I am wondering about? Why are the Ice melting (this is a Fact repeated several times to you) then? This ice is causing huge Climate Changes such as the cooling in the northern Hemisphere and Heating in other regions, so it is clearly causing problems. ...
by glober
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Overstay visa
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: Overstay visa

So by the time I leave I will have overstayed my 60 day visa by 30 days or so. Anyone have first hand experience in dealing with this? Has anyone been denied re-entry because of an overstayed visa? You pay a penalty fee equal to the amount of days you stayed over with the limit of, if I remember co...
by glober
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Children's Rights and Legal Advocacy - Cusco, Peru
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: Children's Rights and Legal Advocacy - Cusco, Peru

I will assume you speak fluent Spanish/Castelliano (as else you wouldn't be able to communicate
with the people you want to help), is this correct?
by glober
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: water issues in Peru?
Replies: 36
Views: 4929

Re: water issues in Peru?

I assume you do know how to read.....because clearily you have not read my posts...climate change is real, I do not dispute that...climate warming , as currently touted by those with a political or business agenda is absolute rubbish....lies and ill-informed panic-spreading garbage.....of course th...
by glober
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: water issues in Peru?
Replies: 36
Views: 4929

Re: water issues in Peru?

I do not even know if I am suppose/allowed to point something out here, is this related to topic? Well, to the one that denies facts like Climate Change, well, I dont really know what to say, I do know that it is pointless to "argue" with you as you clearly decided that it is "not tru...
by glober
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Missionary wants to move to Peru - Advice?
Replies: 27
Views: 4125

Re: Cost of living in Peru

To be clear, it isn't. There are areas that cater to tourists, but Lima isn't mostly tourists. Let me be more clear, I am under the impression that the majority of the more vocal participants on this board are of the wealthier business man or retiree expat community. (By wealthy I mean wealthy enou...
by glober
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A different account of life in Lima
Replies: 114
Views: 30287

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

Question, what is the single most important non-renewable resource for a human? :mrgreen: Time. Don't waste it. Yes, Chuck got it. The answer is "time". No matter what you think you may want/need to do, you are SOL if you don't have the time to do it. We are our own worst enemy when it co...
by glober
Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Warning about sending mail to Peru..
Replies: 17
Views: 7583

Re: Warning about sending mail to Peru..

Well, just as most here I had an excellent experience and never any problems, every single item I had sent to me (from U.S, UK, Germany and more) has always arrived, once in awhile it has been a bit roughed up, but never anything stolen or gone (what I could see). But just as Kelly I have my things ...
by glober
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Exchange student from Norway
Replies: 33
Views: 5166

Re: Exchange student from Norway

Haha, You guys are funny :shock: This is why I always include the clear line of Subjective Opinion and Relative Points, making it clear that my experiences, suggestions and personal Truths aren't Absolute and to be taken with common sense and in context. So, my personal recommendation to our Norwegi...
by glober
Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A different account of life in Lima
Replies: 114
Views: 30287

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

glober I think that is Maria's signature and not any comment about failure, more about morals. I agree with your point about failure though. As with another great quote from Elbert Hubbard: "A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience." I collected al...
by glober
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A different account of life in Lima
Replies: 114
Views: 30287

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

Stand with anybody that stands RIGHT. Stand with him while he is right and PART with him when he goes wrong." ! Abraham Lincoln That is not very nice. I prefer standing together with others in their failure as well, just as I hope others would stand next to me when I fail, being a supporting f...
by glober
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Visa Options (foreign income)
Replies: 39
Views: 8237

Re: Peruvian Visa Options (foreign income)

I am on my third (3) passport now, and just got a New one (a burden lifted from my shoulders I can tell you guys), I never had any problems in Peru as I am married (I guess), and as soon as they find that out they give me the maximum automatically, before (if I do not mentioned it), they get a bit s...
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A different account of life in Lima
Replies: 114
Views: 30287

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

This reminds me of a quote by W.C Fields: "If at first you don't succeed, then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." But I don' t think BritinPeru will fail. At worse it will be just a learning experience. Haha, I expected a completely different quote there Tom :P I seen that ...
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: another ATM fee & maximum withdrawal amount
Replies: 31
Views: 9010

Re: another ATM fee & maximum withdrawal amount

goingnowherefast wrote:Lol... you take out money "over the counter" huh...


Only when it was amounts far to large to do through ATMs.

Very funny :P
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: another ATM fee & maximum withdrawal amount
Replies: 31
Views: 9010

Re: another ATM fee & maximum withdrawal amount

Citibank Peru.

For me, it worked excellently, I used several different types of Banks (that is, cards from different banks/nations), U.S, British and Dutch for example, and it worked equally good at Citibank, actually
now I might open an account there as I have been postponing it for awhile.
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: another ATM fee & maximum withdrawal amount
Replies: 31
Views: 9010

Re: another ATM fee & maximum withdrawal amount

Seriously? I used an EXCELLENT Bank which I obviously do not know the name of, give me some time to check with the wife what the Bank is called (as she remembers these things), and I give you the details. As you are British I use my UK Bank, NatWest, as a example. Worked without a hassle, what you s...
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Trujillo (another aspiring English teacher)
Replies: 19
Views: 2978

Re: Trujillo (another aspiring English teacher)

I'd just like to mention that I can't recall anyone ever talking bad about people for living in a poorer section of Lima or in the provinces, yet I frequently see people insult those who choose to live in the nicer areas. Everyone has their own reasons for choosing where to live, and i think it's a...
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Trujillo (another aspiring English teacher)
Replies: 19
Views: 2978

Re: Trujillo (another aspiring English teacher)

Might be something to what you say but it does seem most here tend to live in the nicest areas of their respective cities. In places like Miraflores isn't it safe to say that it's very close to a Western lifestyle? To live like the average Peruvian might be a bit difficult for the average Westerner...
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: another ATM fee & maximum withdrawal amount
Replies: 31
Views: 9010

Re: another ATM fee & maximum withdrawal amount

Glober, are you certain of that? I haven't tried in Peru, but in every other Latin American country, whenever I've tried to get a "cash advance" on a major credit or debit card, the banks have steadfastly refused to do so, directing me to the ATM. Oh, I would love to say "Yes, I am c...
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: another ATM fee & maximum withdrawal amount
Replies: 31
Views: 9010

Re: another ATM fee & maximum withdrawal amount

I do not think Scotia or BCP charge any fees for ATM withdrawals. I regularly withdraw funds in both Soles and dollars and do not get charged any fees. My US bank also does not charge me fees for foreign ATM withdrawals, but other banks might (and likely would) do so. I find that the use of ATM's f...
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Trujillo (another aspiring English teacher)
Replies: 19
Views: 2978

Re: Trujillo (another aspiring English teacher)

Personally I would like to know more about the crimes and experiences of others regarding it as I NEVER experienced anything and I live in one of the most dangerous parts of Trujillo.... I dont get it, I am damn Aryan, if they want to rob me coz im white im a prime example, but I never "flash ...
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: another ATM fee & maximum withdrawal amount
Replies: 31
Views: 9010

Re: another ATM fee & maximum withdrawal amount

I think this could be an "American problem". I can only speak from my own experience regarding this, but I learnt that American Banks/ATMS/"System" is very behind most advanced nations and takes alot of fees to allow withdrawal, this is quite uncommon (the way the U.S banks I see...
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Practical issues of becoming permanent (in Peru)
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Re: Practical issues of becoming permanent (in Peru)

Yeah, Like Kelly said, its about her not having a right to leave because of regulations in the PNP (and presumably other military related areas as well I guess), and I have no interest in leaving my wife and go to Destination X without her. But as I currently I have no interest in it at the moment, ...
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Trujillo (another aspiring English teacher)
Replies: 19
Views: 2978

Re: Trujillo (another aspiring English teacher)

Anyone have any opinions of Huanchaco as a place to live? I'm not much of a partier either, looking for peace and quiet. Was thinking Huanchaco might be it but this thread has me wondering. I really don't want to live in a large city, which to me is anything over 300,000. Huanchaco is close enough ...
by glober
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Practical issues of becoming permanent (in Peru)
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Re: Practical issues of becoming permanent (in Peru)

Wait, I don't get one part. Maybe I am an idiot but if your wife is the police, not you, so why wouldn't you be able to hop on a plane and go somewhere? Or maybe you mean that you can't leave with your wife coming with you? I am a bit curious. Si, can't go with my wife as she is not "allowed&q...
by glober
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Trujillo (another aspiring English teacher)
Replies: 19
Views: 2978

Re: Trujillo (another aspiring English teacher)

I love Trujillo... Eh, Compared to say Lima or, Tumbes , but yes, we got Crime, I live in an area where Taxis do not drive on certain times at night and as the only "gringo" (white) in the entire area, I never had any problems, but maybe I look scary, I don't know. My brother in law has go...
by glober
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A different account of life in Lima
Replies: 114
Views: 30287

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

I don't know if you are still around or if you are reading this, I don't think I can give much positive Help here. I lived in around 20 countries in the world, all continents, recent years I have been doing general work in the UK and gone back and forth because its not worth working in Peru, I only ...
by glober
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Practical issues of becoming permanent (in Peru)
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Practical issues of becoming permanent (in Peru)

I hesitated before registering as I didn't think there was to many active folks around here (perhaps bias, but I haven't felt much activity), but I thought I would give it a chance and, perhaps, you are worth talking to.. And I write something worth reading :P OK, so, I did personally find it quite ...

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