At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Peru and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.
Wawas In Peru
Focusing on how to raise children as an expat in Peru, Wawas In Peru is named after the Quechua word for ‘baby’ and is maintained by Amy, who moved there to teach English.The categories along the top menu are worth a look – ‘What to do with kids in Lima’ will be an especially useful section for families, whether they’re visiting Lima or moving there permanently. Amy also recommends books, articles and other websites of interest.
A Gringo’s Life In Cusco
An American expat who moved to Peru in August 2012 and opened a Bed & Breakfast, Lyle writes about his experiences of expat life as well as giving updates about local news and reviews of things to do. The ‘Cusco – An Overview’ series of posts provide an overview of each of the local archaeological sites – both the well-known ones and those that are a little more off the beaten track. If you want to learn about Cusco’s history, this is a great place to start.
A blog that reads like a guidebook, Tarapoto Life recommends things to do to make your experience in Peru as fun-filled as possible. From bar and restaurant recommendations to free concerts to the Mishtu Mikuna gastronomic fair, the blog is filled with useful tips on where to go and what to do. The ‘Expat Life’ section is also worth reading if you’re as yet undecided about whether to make the move – it’s filled with updates on what it’s really like to be an expat in Peru.
Life In Peru
Ward and Patricia are a Belgian guy and a Peruvian girl who fell in love in North Carolina and now live with their children in Peru. The blog reads a bit like a novel, with stories woven throughout that detail daily life in Peru, what it’s like to raise children there, and the various sights and cultural experiences that every expat should enjoy during their time in Peru.
Anna is a Finnish anthropologist who now lives in Lima with her family. If you’ve never visited Lima before, take a look at her city guide (accessible from the top menu), which will give you a good idea of what to do and where to go while you’re there. Anna travels outside of Lima quite often as well, and writes about her experiences in various cities and towns around the country. Her blog is a must-read if you enjoy good food, fine wine and beautiful scenery.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in Peru, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!