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by susita83
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Encashment in Lima?
Replies: 25
Views: 4228

Re: Encashment in Lima?

jude wrote:It's true! Peru is a feminist paradise. Men live in fear of annoying us because they know if they do the legal consequences will be severe. I heard of a case just last week of a man who forgot his wedding anniversary, the poor fool is doing five years hard labor for that oversight.


:lol:
by susita83
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What private schools would you recommend?
Replies: 21
Views: 4440

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Thanks Amy, those schools look very interesting & you're right, much more reasonable tuition. :D
by susita83
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What private schools would you recommend?
Replies: 21
Views: 4440

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Anybody have any other schools they'd recommend?
by susita83
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What private schools would you recommend?
Replies: 21
Views: 4440

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

fanning wrote:If you live around Lurin you could have a look at Euramericano in Pachacamac.
http://www.euroamericano.info

The school looks beautiful and is in a wonderful location, but is quite costly at $500/month per student. :(
by susita83
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What private schools would you recommend?
Replies: 21
Views: 4440

Re: What private schools would you recommend?

Thanks Kelly, I also have heard good things about Trilce. I heard a rumor that they are thinking of opening one in Lurin... Which would be PERFECT for us! Thanks for the advice! I'm trying to weigh our options, I have no idea how Peruvians can afford to pay so much for private education.
by susita83
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What private schools would you recommend?
Replies: 21
Views: 4440

What private schools would you recommend?

First of all, let me start off by saying I have 3 kids, so I can't afford exhorbitant tuition rates... and I don't plan on sending them to Roosevelt! :)

I'm planning on moving so that my kids would start school in March 2013.

Expats... what schools do your kids/nieces/nephews go to?
by susita83
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Airfare to Lima from Dallas
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Airfare to Lima from Dallas

I just got round trip tickets for March on cheaptickets.com for $625 ea. Including taxes, fees and trip insurance. It's nonstop from NYC to Lima & also nonstop on the returning flight. Check it out! :D
by susita83
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starting a relationship with a Peruvian man
Replies: 26
Views: 25903

Re: Starting a relationship with a Peruvian man

I'm married to a wonderful, faithful Peruvian man. We have three children. He's an excellent father. Don't believe the hype... Not every Peruvian man is a cheat.
by susita83
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Wedding Planner
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Re: Wedding Planner

Alex... thanks so much. I am going to e-mail both of them for quotes! My neighbour is a wedding planner: http://todobodasperu.com.pe/index_en.html I'm organizing my wedding through "Las Sras Diaz". They are caterers, but have been absolutely brilliant. http://www.sradiazcatering.com/ They'...
by susita83
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Wedding Planner
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Wedding Planner

Anyone know or can recommend a good wedding planner in Lima that they (or someone they know) has used? My husband & I are in New York right now but want to plan our religious wedding in Peru so his entire family can attend.

Any help would be appreciated!

Gracias!

Suzy
by susita83
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Catch 22? Work permit issues.
Replies: 11
Views: 1870

Re: Catch 22? Work permit issues.

sorry, forgot to include in the earlier post: my spouse and i were told at the boston peruvian embassy that it is possible to apply for the residence visa (which is what the spousal CE is essentially) in the US. but it will also take approximately 3 months. we chose to start the process in peru. Th...
by susita83
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Catch 22? Work permit issues.
Replies: 11
Views: 1870

Catch 22? Work permit issues.

Hello all, My husband & I are trying to relocate to Peru. He's originally from Peru, we are living in NY now with our kids. I am considering either a job teaching English or Spanish as a 2nd language or a job at the US Embassy. I currently work for the US Gov't. From what I understand, for me to...
by susita83
Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Babies, fiances...
Replies: 15
Views: 4255

Re: Babies, fiances...

Chucky, For one, congratulations on becoming a daddy!! :D My husband moved to the US and we weren't married at the time, we applied for a Fiancee Visa. I did it all by myself, using the help of visajourney.com (awesome website!) and also the USCIS website. Your new addition does not need to be petit...
by susita83
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Murphy's Irish Pub
Replies: 19
Views: 4420

Re: Murphy's Irish Pub

Hopefully I'll be moving to Peru in the near future with my husband (Peruvian) & kids. We're in NY now. A dream of his is to open a NY-Style Irish Pub. :D Guiness would be a must-have.
by susita83
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The demise of the Combi's
Replies: 31
Views: 4957

Re: The demise of the Combi's

they are a major contributing factor to Peru having the highest roadway death numbers in all Latin America. Right. As I said my brother in law was almost killed by one and witnessed someone actually killed. What is more common is injuries. While on a combi in Peru, I witnessed a woman and her baby ...
by susita83
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: For all the Adventurous Bagel Lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 5208

Re: For all the Adventurous Bagel Lovers

I have never tried making any types of breads before and was not familiar with yeasts. I was using the non instant. I have been missing some dishes from the US and have been experimenting with recipes. I am putting together some cooking videos, they still need a lot of polishing. They are mostly of...
by susita83
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The demise of the Combi's
Replies: 31
Views: 4957

Re: The demise of the Combi's

I told my husband about this and he shook his head. He's totally in agreement that something needs to be done, his brother in law was almost killed, was hit in the street by a combi, and the woman standing next to him was killed. They have yet to pay for his medical care, his family had to pay out o...
by susita83
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: The word "cholo" and the common uses of it..
Replies: 11
Views: 2801

Re: The word "cholo" and the common uses of it..

I saw this on reporte semanal thought it was interesting, it's a Peruvian soda brand made in Argentina by a Peruvian expat there.

"Chola de Oro"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIvQ1gwsDWk
by susita83
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: For all the Adventurous Bagel Lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 5208

Re: For all the Adventurous Bagel Lovers

I tried the recipe but they turned out a little flat and tough. In his recipe he says there is no need to soak the yeast, I just sprinkled the dry yeast over the dough and then kneaded. Maybe that is a mistake and I should soak the yeast first? You only don't have to soak the yeast if it's instant ...
by susita83
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Burger King Peru
Replies: 60
Views: 15274

Re: Burger King Peru

Oh Susita... now my mouth is watering, longing for a nice Wendy's burger (ok, I settle for BK). I had Jalea for lunch (imagine, just returned from Peru and had Jalea in New Jersey), but it is dinner time and having a hamburger seems like a good idea. Where in New York? We prefer Wendy's, but there ...
by susita83
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: U.S. citizens married to Peruvians
Replies: 5
Views: 961

Re: U.S. citizens married to Peruvians

Make sure to apply for a re-entry permit before you leave. This will make it a lot easier on your wife when you want to return. How long will you be out of the US? If she will have her green card, why would it be easier on her when he returns? Because there is a residency requirement on the greenca...
by susita83
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: U.S. citizens married to Peruvians
Replies: 5
Views: 961

Re: U.S. citizens married to Peruvians

Make sure to apply for a re-entry permit before you leave. This will make it a lot easier on your wife when you want to return. How long will you be out of the US?
by susita83
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dishwashing liquid for dishwascher
Replies: 26
Views: 3943

Re: Dishwashing liquid for dishwascher

Then, susita, you do not agree with me because I have now said twice that the way it was used was only a cultural misunderstanding and clearly lacking malice. That's why I said 'regardless of their intent.' I know that they didn't mean to insult anyone, & it's a known fact that sometimes people...
by susita83
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marriage Counseling
Replies: 24
Views: 6915

Re: Marriage Counseling

No sarcasm was intended. I meant it as a compliment. You have read eromans posts with a truly discerning eye and saw what many had not. Too many people are unable to see past their own nose, you seem not one of them. oh okay :) I wasn't sure. Thank you! I know that English isn't his first language,...
by susita83
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dishwashing liquid for dishwascher
Replies: 26
Views: 3943

Re: Dishwashing liquid for dishwascher

I agree with Americorps. I specifically agree with this because of the way the word was used. It comes off as extremely insensitive and tasteless, regardless of your intent. And I'd love to buy into the "it's not a negative term" nonsense, but my husband's initial reaction was negative. I'...
by susita83
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What's Your Favourite Restaurant?
Replies: 51
Views: 13782

Re: What's Your Favourite Restaurant?

I hardly ever get to eat out at restaurants while in Peru, because my mother and sister in law insist on cooking huge meals on a daily basis when we're there :lol: However, there is a strip of chicharronerias in Lurin, and oh my god, these are the best chicharrones I've ever had. Apparently it's the...
by susita83
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Dishwashing liquid for dishwascher
Replies: 26
Views: 3943

Re: Dishwashing liquid for dishwascher

Sunflower, Wow - you sound like a person who I would not like at all, using that kind of terminology. Maybe I am reading you wrong, but with your explaination of your African lifestyle, I don't think so. In any case, you spelled in wrong. "Cholomatic" would be the more correct racially bi...
by susita83
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marriage Counseling
Replies: 24
Views: 6915

Re: Marriage Counseling

iron butterfly wrote:susita83, You are brilliant!!!!


Was sarcasm intended in this response? :? I'm confused.
by susita83
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Marriage Counseling
Replies: 24
Views: 6915

Re: Marriage Counseling

I've decided I'm now a great fan of euroman. He always gives utterly bizarre advice that I would recommend everyone avoid putting into practice, but his telling people to go to a mail-order bride agency in order to fix their marriage has officially changed my opinion from disdain to approval. I thi...
by susita83
Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Burger King Peru
Replies: 60
Views: 15274

Re: Burger King Peru

When I said waste, I meant it coming from my husband & in terms of portion size LOL... a measly burger and fries compared to a huge plate of jalea or arroz con pollo or lomo saltado is a big difference to him and he'd rather shell out the big bucks and stuff his face than shell out the same amou...
by susita83
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Burger King Peru
Replies: 60
Views: 15274

Re: Burger King Peru

All those fast food joints like TGIF, McDonalds... are cheap places to eat in the US and Europa but in Peru, they are very expensive and only for people with a lot of money. When I was living in San Miguel, I went twice a month to Mc Donalds but they charge 12 soles for a menu. I`ve never seen poor...
by susita83
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 15380

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

I grew up speaking Spanglish in NY with family, only to really get it right when I lived in Puerto Rico in 2006. Also, university studies helped a great deal. I had no idea 'vosotros' even existed before that. :lol:
by susita83
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: For all the Adventurous Bagel Lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 5208

Re: For all the Adventurous Bagel Lovers

When I am in Peru, I stay in San Bartolo which is kind of out of the way. When I go grocery shopping, I usually only go to one grocery store instead of running around like a crazy person. I didn't find sesame seeds on my trip to the grocery store so I just gave up. :| As far as cream cheese, if you ...
by susita83
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Burger King Peru
Replies: 60
Views: 15274

Re: Burger King Peru

You can definitely get the regular jelly donuts with strawberry jelly at Dunkin Donuts in Lima. Just ask or look for them in the case. For me, they are perfect. Very fresh, and the jelly doesn't overflow when you bite into them. In fact, I would love one right now....... I don't like jelly donuts :...
by susita83
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Burger King Peru
Replies: 60
Views: 15274

Re: Burger King Peru

I have wondered that too... It was the same when I was living in the Philippines, I could rarely find dunkin donuts without filling. Never tried them in Malaysia when I lived there, but I am guessing it was the same. Yuck! Between the dunkin donuts and the frappuccino I bought in Miraflores on my f...
by susita83
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Burger King Peru
Replies: 60
Views: 15274

Re: Burger King Peru

Hey a question for anyone who knows -

Why do so many of the donuts at Dunkin Donuts in Lima seem to be filled with goo? I mean, here in NY we have your typical jelly and boston kreme etc, but there almost all of them have something like that or manjar blanco in them. It makes me wanna hurl.
by susita83
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: For all the Adventurous Bagel Lovers
Replies: 20
Views: 5208

For all the Adventurous Bagel Lovers

http://hubpages.com/hub/Homemade_bagel_recipe_Make_great_nadrolled_water_bagels__its_as_easy_as_baking_a_loaf_of_bread Found this recipe last time I was in Peru & bookmarked it. I have to say, they didn't come out too shabby at ALL! I made plain, garlic & onion bagels because I wasn't going ...
by susita83
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Do You Live In A Smaller Peruvian Town/City? Please respond.
Replies: 23
Views: 5939

Re: Do You Live In A Smaller Peruvian Town/City? Please respond.

Yeah, San Bartolo is a small town and it's quite obvious as everybody knows each other and their family and all of the gossip :lol: However, there are much smaller towns in Peru, I guess this is what you could call a 'suburb' although there are no supermarkets, malls, or anything.
by susita83
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: How to pronouce Quechua
Replies: 10
Views: 2564

Re: How to pronouce Quechua

All of my husband's family's cats in Peru are called "Michy" :lol: And everybody has a cat or two so that's a lot of Michys... LOL Here in the US we have 2 cats, my kids named them - one is Pumpkin and the other one is "Kitty Cat". (Not too creative but they are only 5 years old)...
by susita83
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: My turn to get robbed
Replies: 61
Views: 12653

Re: My turn to get robbed

I agree but there are some extremely talented pickpockets in Lima I have to say. They make their own opportunities. My husband is Peruvian and his cell phone was stolen right out of his front pocket of his jeans while out in Lima and he didn't even so much as feel it. He is very aware and always kee...
by susita83
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Do You Live In A Smaller Peruvian Town/City? Please respond.
Replies: 23
Views: 5939

Re: Do You Live In A Smaller Peruvian Town/City? Please respond.

I love San Bartolo. That's my husband's home town. Although he's always worked in Lima, he made it his decision to make the commute instead of moving to Lima. It's a totally different lifestyle. Everybody knows each other pretty much and the people that live there are very friendly. If we do move ba...
by susita83
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 15380

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

I don't have any problem with the RAE other than the fact that it does not and can not keep up with changing spoken language quickly enough. Orthography and actual spoken language are quite different. For example, my husband is studying English extensively right now. He's had problems with such sayi...
by susita83
Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 15380

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

Yes I agree with your husband. There is a correct and incorrect way of pronunciation in spanish. Every country is free to choose whatever "dialect" they want, but the correct pronunciation of spanish is simple and straightforward. Probably you are looking the spanish language from a engli...
by susita83
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words
Replies: 71
Views: 15380

Re: Peruvian accent and pronunciation of words

As a student of linguistics and Hispanic Languages and Literature... I have to say, I totally disagree with you. There is no "correct" way of speaking, there's different dialects. Languages change and evolve around us... which is why your grandmother would probably say that the way she spe...
by susita83
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Etiquette Question: How NOT to Speak English
Replies: 31
Views: 5093

Re: Etiquette Question: How NOT to Speak English

Ack!! I HATE that! It is like treating someone like an animal or a piece of furniture not to speak to them directly. And even if you didn't speak Spanish--they could still ask you directly and ask your husband to translate. My intuition is telling me that it is people's ego's at play--these people ...
by susita83
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Etiquette Question: How NOT to Speak English
Replies: 31
Views: 5093

Re: Etiquette Question: How NOT to Speak English

The reasons why someone else want to speak in english instead of spanish during a first convestation is quite common in Peru and personally I don't consider someone else is remotely trying to offense to the person who speak english, at all. On the contrary, is trying to be friendly and talkative It...
by susita83
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Etiquette Question: How NOT to Speak English
Replies: 31
Views: 5093

Re: Etiquette Question: How NOT to Speak English

Cuy Magico ~ Every time I go to Peru with my husband I have the same thing happen to me. I speak Spanish fluently since I was a child (Puerto Rican family) but I am blonde so everyone automatically thinks 'gringa.' When they talk to me in English, I usually do as the others do & respond in Spani...
by susita83
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian system for giving names vs anglo system
Replies: 64
Views: 16953

Re: Peruvian system for giving names vs anglo system

LOL

It's going to be pretty confusing when we move there. I did it the American way and took my hubby's last name, but in Peru that would make me a sister or something :lol: Oh well, we'll see what happens.
by susita83
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: I just came back from Peru - $$
Replies: 95
Views: 13796

Re: I just came back from Peru - $$

I was shocked about the $31 fee as well, but now every time we fly out of Lima we make sure we have it on us.

Glad you had a good time & sorry you got sick!

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