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Daft Expat Myths

Postby tomsax » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:06 am

In the interests of balance ...

Here are some to start, though I must admit having started I realise all could be seen as controversial which itself says something..though I'm not sure what...Hope I don't come across as too cynical. I should stress all the below are thoughts I have found myself thinking in the past, if only for short periods.

Peruvians can teach us very little as our cultures are historically superior.
Expats are genetically more intelligent, clever and wise.
Peruvians are generally out to get us.
Most Peruvian women/men would rather be with a foreigner if they really had a choice.
Most Peruvian women/men interested in foreigners are looking for means to excape Peru or a rich husband/wife.
Getting on in life is relatively easy in Peru but the locals just don't have the wits to succeed.
If Peruvians just stopped moving to Lima they would be better off in the highlands.
Peruvians tend to charge us more because they don't like us.
We can easily help Peruvians just by passing on some of our commonly held know-how.


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Postby VicManu » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:11 pm

[quote="tomsax"]In the interests of balance ...

Peruvians can teach us very little as our cultures are historically superior.
Expats are genetically more intelligent, clever and wise.

I know You're refering to myths but let me ask You something. who of you did something remarkable in this country ?, most of You're here just teaching english for a while or blogging. Lets compare with just a few of cases of the thousands of peruvians or the kids of peruvian immigrants in USA and Europe who're are doing something really important for those countries.
For example these peruvians
Alex Olmedo who was the number one tennis player of the U.S.A. team, winner of the 1958 Davis cup.
Dave Chavarri who is the producer the band leader and the drummer of the rock band il nino and the producer of the band soulfly.
Immortal Technique who's a notable rapper leaqding a counterculture movement in USA.
Yma sumac who was one of the most notorius singers of the 50's, 60's and 70's in USA and the world and was an actress of few of the motion pictures of her time.
Silvana Kane the vocalist of the canadian band Pacifika.
Luigi Alva a peruvian leggero tenor of La scala de Milano during the 60',70's and 80's
Michael Bentine ( Bentin real last name ) who was an english comedian and has a television show during the 60's and 70's and acted for a few british movies.
Jennifer Gago who acted

Luis LLosa who waqs a peruvian filmmaker of USa motion pictures like The sniper, the specialist, Anaconda, etc.
Henry Ian Cusyk who acted as desmond in the USA series Lost and for scotish and british movies.
Nathalie kelley who acted in the film fast and furious tokyo drift and other USA movies .
The magician Richiardi jr. who has a horror show during the 60's and 70's in Las vegas and the USA television.
Alberto Vargas and the pin-up girls also called Vargas girls.
Boris Vallejo and Pablo Marcos both illustrated comics for marvel comics like Conan the barbarian, Batman and the zombie.
Paul Diaz animator of Happy feet 1 and Ice Age.
Mario testino photographer in England.
Bernardo Fort Brescia peruvian architect who designed the American airline Arena in Miami and the Wstin Hotel in time square N.Y. amongst others.
Henry Ciriani peruvian architect who designed the Residencial san Felipe in Jesus maria also designed in France the Noisy II housing plan for Marne-la-Vallée. He also designed the St. Antoine Hospital kitchen building in Paris in 1985, the Museum of the Great War in Peronne in 1992, and the Archaeological Museum in Arles in 1993
Liliana Rojas Suarez Ph.D in Economics from the University of Western Ontario She is currently a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and serves as the chair of the Latin-American Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee . She is also the current President of the International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association and a member of the board of trustees of the International Food Policy Research Institute. was chief economist del Deutsche Bank para America Latina, etc
Roberto Chang PhD en Economía de la U. de Pennsylvania is proffesor in Rutgers University ,y Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. was consultant for the IMF, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve, and the European Central Bank
Ian Vasquez Mg. en Economia of John Hopkins University is the director of the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and has been a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
microbiologist of John hopkins University and president of Baltimore-based BriJen BioTech Miguel Ascon, M.S., Ph.D. University of Maryland BioPark, Baltimore.,
Edgardo Alarcon Leon, M.S. Ph.D. VDM Group; Enviroandes, Australia,
Luis Espinoza, M.S., Ph.D. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,U.S.A.,.
Carlos A. Mugruza Neuroscience and Development Scrymgeour Building University of Dundee UK

Barton Zwiebach is a string theorist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, born in Lima, Perú. His undergraduate work was in Electronic Engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería in Peru. He is one of the world's leading experts in string field theory.

Piermaria J Oddone is a Peruvian particle physicist Oddone received the 2005 Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics for the invention of the Asymmetric B-Factory to carry out precision measurements of CP violation in B-meson decays. director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Carlos José Bustamante (born 1951 in Lima, Peru) is an American scientist. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He uses novel methods of single-molecule visualization, such as scanning force microscopy, to study the structure and function of nucleoprotein assemblies. His laboratory is developing methods of single-molecule manipulation, such as optical tweezers, to characterize the elasticity of DNA, to induce the mechanical unfolding of individual protein molecules, and to investigate the machine-like behavior of molecular motors.
Carlos Ismael Noriega is a Peruvian born NASA employee, a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. Noriega flew on STS-84 in 1997 and STS-97 in 2000. He has logged over 461 hours in space including over 19 EVA hours in 3 space walks. Following STS-97

Tomas Kirchhausen, Ph.D. Senior Investigator, Immune Disease Institute , Harvard medical school associate

MD.Elmer E. Huerta is the Principal Investigator of the Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC) and a member of the LACRC Steering Committee. He is Founder and Director of the Cancer Preventorium at the Washington Cancer Institute in the Washington Hospital Center. is the former President of the american Oncologist society.
Anthony Atala, M.D., is the W.H. Boyce Professor and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Urology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina.[1] Regenerative medicine is "a practice that aims to refurbish diseased or damaged tissue using the body's own healthy cells." Anthony Atala, MD, director of Tissue Engineering for the Urology Program at Children's Hospital Boston, and his research team are creating new organs in the laboratory using patients' own cells

Marcos E, Milla PhD, in biochemistry an molecular biophysics of the U. of Pennsylvania is the Director of Biochemical Pharmacology in the Inflammation Disease Biology Area at Roche Palo Alto.

Phd. José D. Salas La Cruz Proffesor de Ing. Civil y Ambiental dof Colorado State University received Prize Ven Te Chow 2010 of Sociedad Americana de Ingenieros Civiles de USA.

Ernesto Pollitt, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus UC Davis nutrtion program, prize Mahidol award 200. He has profoundly influenced the policies of UNESCO, UNHCR, WHO, World Bank, and national governments.

Alvaro Artieda PhD in Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. He is specializing on properties, modeling and applications of piezoelectric materials such us aluminum nitride (AlN). Currently, he is working in a European Space Agency project on satellite communication.

Phd. systems engineer Cesar Gonzales first IBM fellow hispanic, chief of the multimedia technology

just a few examples of peruvians who did and are doing something remarkable in your countries.
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby curlyguy18 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:19 pm

I have heard more than one male expat say Peruvian women are sluts and that Peruvians are ALWAYS late. Talk about generalising.
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby chi chi » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:47 am

VicManu wrote: who of you did something remarkable in this country ?, most of You're here just teaching english for a while.


Very few of the expats speak English. Most expats in Peru are Spanish, Italian or Chinese.
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Postby curlyguy18 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:05 am

Chi chi, are you sure about that. Yes, there are lots of Chinese here but I would have thought most expats were Americans, Canadians and Europeans.
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Postby rama0929 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:07 am

VicManu wrote:I know You're refering to myths but let me ask You something. who of you did something remarkable in this country ?, most of You're here just teaching english for a while or blogging.


If they wanted to do something remarkable, they'd stay in their home countries...

lero lero lero :P

:mrgreen:

But seriously, you can't really compare the two, given the differences in any number of things.
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby susita83 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:14 am

tomsax wrote:Most Peruvian women/men would rather be with a foreigner if they really had a choice.
Most Peruvian women/men interested in foreigners are looking for means to excape Peru or a rich husband/wife.


I dealt with this first-hand as an American married to a Peruvian. Lots of stereotypes. Lots of "he's just using you to get to the U.S., then he'll leave you." Yeah, whatever. :roll: Well, (almost) 4 kids later and we're planning a possible move back to Peru, and the chismosos stopped passing their judgements a long time ago... :lol:

Did I mention I'm not rich? :|
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby windsportinperu » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:23 am

tomsax wrote: Expats are genetically more intelligent, clever and wise.


Tomsax, It is a myth, with no doubt

Inteligence is inherited from parents to children, but it is not part of a race , it is part of an specific gene into a family. This exceptional families are all over the world in all races
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Postby Kelly » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:59 pm

I want to make sure everyone understands that the comments being made here are NOT judgments against Peruvians, and that no one is saying this is what they think or believe - but that these are things they have HEARD from other people that are crazy (you might even say ignorant or stupid) things that some foreigners believe.
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby Kelly » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:07 pm

VicManu wrote:I know You're refering to myths but let me ask You something. who of you did something remarkable in this country ?, most of You're here just teaching english for a while or blogging.


I'm curious, Victor, who you are to be the judge of what is "something remarkable"?

You name a bunch of actors and musicians - there's nothing that remarkable about that. Some (like the dude from Lost) are barely Peruvian - one Peruvian parent and lived here until he was 2 years old before moving out of the country. Heck, I've lived in Peru longer than he has. :roll:

I've met a lot of expats who have come to Peru strictly for retirement or because they met a Peruvian and fell in love - but have gone on to do hard work towards helping the handicapped and underprivileged children, simply because they saw the need. There are expats here who have devoted themselves to helping rural communities have clean sources of water, helping advance the idea that people should spay, neuter and otherwise care for their pets; helping farmers create more efficient ways of growing crops so they can improve their way of life. There are expats working in the selva to help protect the people there from their own countrymen who are poisoning their water supply and doing "safaris" to see the "uncontacted" tribes.

The number of expats that post on this forum is minuscule. I think you'll find that there are thousands of others out there doing some pretty remarkable things in Peru.
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby mateo » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:22 pm

VicManu wrote:
tomsax wrote:
I know You're refering to myths but let me ask You something. who of you did something remarkable in this country ?, most of You're here just teaching english for a while or blogging




Each year I have over 100 Peruvian school children who absolutely ADORE me for teaching them. Their parents tell me that their children come home and talk about nothing other than what I said or did all day.

These are children who will eventually earn more money than you'll ever make and perhaps manage your retirement fund while someone is changing your soiled diapers.
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby mateo » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:30 pm

VicManu wrote:
tomsax wrote:
Who of you did something remarkable in this country ?, most of You're here just teaching english for a while or blogging.

just a few examples of peruvians who did and are doing something remarkable in your countries.




This reminds me of another myth:

Any Expat "teaching English" in Peru must work in some dump while helping a hand full of people to simply count to 100 and order food in a restaurant.

Wrong. Many of us are the most influential people in a Peruvian child's life. The same way we were the only positive influences to children in the countries from which we came.
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby tomsax » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:05 pm

Kelly wrote:I want to make sure everyone understands that the comments being made here are NOT judgments against Peruvians, and that no one is saying this is what they think or believe - but that these are things they have HEARD from other people that are crazy (you might even say ignorant or stupid) things that some foreigners believe.


Thanks Kelly. No I was not saying any of these things are true. They are false in the same way that the most ridiculous myths believed by Peruvians are false. I should also clarrify that not many expats actually believe these things, just that some believe some of them, perhaps lookng for a crutch, which is a common reason for so many myths.
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby windsportinperu » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:35 pm

Famous doesn't means necessarily remarkable

I think the love given by an english professor to his/her students when teaching english lessons is as remarkable as a guy who is fighting against the desertification of the Amazon..

The work done by Maria Reiche at the Nazca Lines was from the beginning remarkable, but was only famous at the end of his life.

The work done by Madonna is not remarkable but famous

The work done by the recently dead unknown good man who helped all his life to the poor children of his neighbourhood is remarkable but not famous..
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby chi chi » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:16 pm

tomsax wrote:Most Peruvian women/men interested in foreigners are looking for means to excape Peru or a rich husband/wife.


Fair play to them.
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby mateo » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:51 pm

if ya want me off this board...do it.

but dont edit my words ever again.
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Postby Kelly » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:28 pm

If you don't want your words edited, follow the rules that are clearly posted in the forum. It's very easy to give your opinion without obscenities or insults.
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby Alpineprince » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:57 am

VicManu wrote:
tomsax wrote:In the interests of balance ...

Peruvians can teach us very little as our cultures are historically superior.
Expats are genetically more intelligent, clever and wise.

I know You're refering to myths but let me ask You something. who of you did something remarkable in this country ?, most of You're here just teaching english for a while or blogging. Lets compare with just a few of cases of the thousands of peruvians or the kids of peruvian immigrants in USA and Europe who're are doing something really important for those countries.
For example these peruvians
Alex Olmedo who was the number one tennis player of the U.S.A. team, winner of the 1958 Davis cup.
Dave Chavarri who is the producer the band leader and the drummer of the rock band il nino and the producer of the band soulfly.
Immortal Technique who's a notable rapper leaqding a counterculture movement in USA.
Yma sumac who was one of the most notorius singers of the 50's, 60's and 70's in USA and the world and was an actress of few of the motion pictures of her time.
Silvana Kane the vocalist of the canadian band Pacifika.
Luigi Alva a peruvian leggero tenor of La scala de Milano during the 60',70's and 80's
Michael Bentine ( Bentin real last name ) who was an english comedian and has a television show during the 60's and 70's and acted for a few british movies.
Jennifer Gago who acted

Luis LLosa who waqs a peruvian filmmaker of USa motion pictures like The sniper, the specialist, Anaconda, etc.
Henry Ian Cusyk who acted as desmond in the USA series Lost and for scotish and british movies.
Nathalie kelley who acted in the film fast and furious tokyo drift and other USA movies .
The magician Richiardi jr. who has a horror show during the 60's and 70's in Las vegas and the USA television.
Alberto Vargas and the pin-up girls also called Vargas girls.
Boris Vallejo and Pablo Marcos both illustrated comics for marvel comics like Conan the barbarian, Batman and the zombie.
Paul Diaz animator of Happy feet 1 and Ice Age.
Mario testino photographer in England.
Bernardo Fort Brescia peruvian architect who designed the American airline Arena in Miami and the Wstin Hotel in time square N.Y. amongst others.
Henry Ciriani peruvian architect who designed the Residencial san Felipe in Jesus maria also designed in France the Noisy II housing plan for Marne-la-Vallée. He also designed the St. Antoine Hospital kitchen building in Paris in 1985, the Museum of the Great War in Peronne in 1992, and the Archaeological Museum in Arles in 1993
Liliana Rojas Suarez Ph.D in Economics from the University of Western Ontario She is currently a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and serves as the chair of the Latin-American Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee . She is also the current President of the International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association and a member of the board of trustees of the International Food Policy Research Institute. was chief economist del Deutsche Bank para America Latina, etc
Roberto Chang PhD en Economía de la U. de Pennsylvania is proffesor in Rutgers University ,y Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. was consultant for the IMF, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve, and the European Central Bank
Ian Vasquez Mg. en Economia of John Hopkins University is the director of the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and has been a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
microbiologist of John hopkins University and president of Baltimore-based BriJen BioTech Miguel Ascon, M.S., Ph.D. University of Maryland BioPark, Baltimore.,
Edgardo Alarcon Leon, M.S. Ph.D. VDM Group; Enviroandes, Australia,
Luis Espinoza, M.S., Ph.D. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,U.S.A.,.
Carlos A. Mugruza Neuroscience and Development Scrymgeour Building University of Dundee UK

Barton Zwiebach is a string theorist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, born in Lima, Perú. His undergraduate work was in Electronic Engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería in Peru. He is one of the world's leading experts in string field theory.

Piermaria J Oddone is a Peruvian particle physicist Oddone received the 2005 Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics for the invention of the Asymmetric B-Factory to carry out precision measurements of CP violation in B-meson decays. director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Carlos José Bustamante (born 1951 in Lima, Peru) is an American scientist. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He uses novel methods of single-molecule visualization, such as scanning force microscopy, to study the structure and function of nucleoprotein assemblies. His laboratory is developing methods of single-molecule manipulation, such as optical tweezers, to characterize the elasticity of DNA, to induce the mechanical unfolding of individual protein molecules, and to investigate the machine-like behavior of molecular motors.
Carlos Ismael Noriega is a Peruvian born NASA employee, a former NASA astronaut and a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. Noriega flew on STS-84 in 1997 and STS-97 in 2000. He has logged over 461 hours in space including over 19 EVA hours in 3 space walks. Following STS-97

Tomas Kirchhausen, Ph.D. Senior Investigator, Immune Disease Institute , Harvard medical school associate

MD.Elmer E. Huerta is the Principal Investigator of the Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC) and a member of the LACRC Steering Committee. He is Founder and Director of the Cancer Preventorium at the Washington Cancer Institute in the Washington Hospital Center. is the former President of the american Oncologist society.
Anthony Atala, M.D., is the W.H. Boyce Professor and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Urology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina.[1] Regenerative medicine is "a practice that aims to refurbish diseased or damaged tissue using the body's own healthy cells." Anthony Atala, MD, director of Tissue Engineering for the Urology Program at Children's Hospital Boston, and his research team are creating new organs in the laboratory using patients' own cells

Marcos E, Milla PhD, in biochemistry an molecular biophysics of the U. of Pennsylvania is the Director of Biochemical Pharmacology in the Inflammation Disease Biology Area at Roche Palo Alto.

Phd. José D. Salas La Cruz Proffesor de Ing. Civil y Ambiental dof Colorado State University received Prize Ven Te Chow 2010 of Sociedad Americana de Ingenieros Civiles de USA.

Ernesto Pollitt, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus UC Davis nutrtion program, prize Mahidol award 200. He has profoundly influenced the policies of UNESCO, UNHCR, WHO, World Bank, and national governments.

Alvaro Artieda PhD in Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. He is specializing on properties, modeling and applications of piezoelectric materials such us aluminum nitride (AlN). Currently, he is working in a European Space Agency project on satellite communication.

Phd. systems engineer Cesar Gonzales first IBM fellow hispanic, chief of the multimedia technology

just a few examples of peruvians who did and are doing something remarkable in your countries.

And my own personal favorites!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_0iI0NLBJ4&noredirect=1
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Postby Kelly » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:36 am

Can we keep it on topic, please :?:
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby falconagain » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:30 pm

There is nothing wrong with the Bernaola Sisters!
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Postby VicManu » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:30 pm

another myth.
Lot of comments remark that peruvians are short and this a reality. But someone would infer that most of the expats are tall. But what i see is the opposite of that. Most of the foreigners I saw walking in Lima or Ica or cuzco are short or of an average height 5'8'', 5'9''.
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Postby falconagain » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:54 pm

The average height is small still there has been some improvements, when I
was in Lima back in 2009 I saw many teenagers that were 7 feet tall.
They tell me that is because of the marketing promotions made by
the company that manufactures the Ensure nutritional supplement.
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby sbaustin » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:05 pm

I assumed this topic is about so called "myths" that we expat believe and not Peruvian myths about expats though who knows. Anyways, I don't think any of the OP's original "myths" are culturally ingrained like the "myths" discussed on the Peruvian thread. I did enjoy reading this thread but also find it interesting that it had to be posted as if to equalize the other thread.

On the topic of crazy cultural things and no doubt I could just as easy google it, but my fiance recently asked why in the hell do women in america change their last names when they get married. My joking answer was it is all about property rights. No matter the history as this would tell us why it happened in the past, that custom still stands and greatly differs from the Peruvian one.

Kudos to anyone that teaches anywhere in the world.
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Postby chi chi » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:55 am

VicManu wrote:another myth.
Lot of comments remark that peruvians are short and this a reality. But someone would infer that most of the expats are tall. But what i see is the opposite of that. Most of the foreigners I saw walking in Lima or Ica or cuzco are short or of an average height 5'8'', 5'9''.


I am happy to be 5´5´´. It ensures comfortable travelling in Combis, buses and with airlines. I always find that there´s so much leg room. Tico´s are like limousines to me.

And when shopping for clothes. I never have to go to a tailor to get my trousers shortened. Everything I buy fits perfect.
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Postby renodante » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:31 pm

I'm someone like most of you who have been reading this forum for one year at least and was wondering who are they to judge what other people do or not.


The OP went out of his way to clear his throat, and explain that these are stereotypes and myths, and admirably confessed he has thought such things, but for a short time and understands it's all B.S. As usual you ignored that context to go on a defensive redundant tirade about how Peruvians are just as smart as anyone else. Meanwhile, no one was arguing the contrary....
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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby chi chi » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:11 pm

renodante wrote:
I'm someone like most of you who have been reading this forum for one year at least and was wondering who are they to judge what other people do or not.


The OP went out of his way to clear his throat, and explain that these are stereotypes and myths, and admirably confessed he has thought such things, but for a short time and understands it's all B.S. As usual you ignored that context to go on a defensive redundant tirade about how Peruvians are just as smart as anyone else. Meanwhile, no one was arguing the contrary....


I think some people have to chill out and have to go to La Selva and enjoy the company of cold beers and hot chicas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYuHwpXv ... re=related
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Postby rama0929 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:07 pm

renodante wrote:
I'm someone like most of you who have been reading this forum for one year at least and was wondering who are they to judge what other people do or not.


The OP went out of his way to clear his throat, and explain that these are stereotypes and myths, and admirably confessed he has thought such things, but for a short time and understands it's all B.S. As usual you ignored that context to go on a defensive redundant tirade about how Peruvians are just as smart as anyone else. Meanwhile, no one was arguing the contrary....


Another stereotype; Peruvians are emotional :P

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Re: Daft Expat Myths

Postby rama0929 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:20 pm

chi chi wrote:
I think some people have to chill out and have to go to La Selva and enjoy the company of cold beers and hot chicas.


Yeah, you'll want to be careful with that, lest people wind up in a compromising position like James Zoe...

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