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No expats posting from Peru?

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No expats posting from Peru?

Post Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:09 pm

For such a diverse site, it seems unusual that there are no postings from expats in Peru. Well, now there is at least one.

I find myself living and working (part time) in Lima as a member of a diplomatic household. The diplomatic credentials are nice enough but it doesn't necessarily guarantee that I will be getting my VAT refunded!

Some distinguishing characteristics of Lima that I have noticed so far:

--> The drivers are HORRIBLE in Lima; it is often safer to hire someone to drive for you rather than risk your life against overly-aggressive taxi drivers who seem to be doing a poor job of using The Force to steer their cars.

--> The food and dining scene is INCREDIBLE! From fish to meat to vegetables - you can find it all here. The best part is the amazing variety of cuisine (traditional, Criolla, fusion, et al.)

--> Lousy air quality. A city of millions in a coastal desert makes for some really gray air. Not that I'm complaining - it is just that the air quality is lousy.

--> When in Lima you will never find yourself too far from a nice beach. This makes it easy to get out of the crowded city during the summer months and enjoy some of the beautiful coastline in Peru.

- Sean

 

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Re: No expats posting from Peru?

Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:30 pm

Hi Sean,

The Peru guide and forum are relatively new additions to the site so that probably explains the lack of postings so far. Thanks very much indeed for taking the time to get the ball rolling!

I think I've yet to see anyone move to another country and say the standard of driving is better than they're used to Smile

A question about Peruvian cuisine if I may - how easy it to be a vegetarian in Peru? Are the traditional dishes mainly meat or vegetable-based?

Thanks,

Jamie


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Re: No expats posting from Peru?

Post Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:43 am

Quite a few of us here actually. I guess they mostly populate the livinginperu.com site. It's quite popular.

As for vegetarian. That's a tough one....It's possible but not common. Plus you'll miss out on some great dishes. Smile

DV

 

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Re: No expats posting from Peru?

Post Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:33 pm

We are soon moving to Trujillo. Is anyone able to give us advice on bringing our cat into Peru?

 

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Re: No expats posting from Peru?

Post Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:35 pm

By the way: When you click on Forums directly (in the Community section of the site) this Peru forum is not listed yet?

 

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Re: No expats posting from Peru?

Post Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:28 pm

When you click on Forums directly (in the Community section of the site) this Peru forum is not listed yet?



Could you double check that? I do see it listed. Thanks!


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Re: No expats posting from Peru?

Post Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:47 am

Ok, I've found my reading glasses. I can see it now Smile

 

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