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A reader commented on the Expat Report Retirement in Lima, Peru
What have been the most rewarding aspects of being retired abroad?
The food,people,weather,culture and relaxed way of life. (Continue)
Lu36 replied most recently with:
I am peruvian living in the US, I took my husband to Lima once and he hated the traffic and how crowded the streets were. He said no gringos will ever live there!.. He said Costa Rica is better than Peru.. I love my country, the culture, the food, the people and everything about it.. One day I will go back to stay..
rianmi replied recently with:
Thank you for bringing me down to earth. I presumed for many years I have been visiting Peru, (mostly Lima) that the main grocery store are Wong or Vandidades! Although previous visits my friend and his mother would take me to shop at a local market near Santa Anita roundabout in Lima - I loved the experience and it made me to love the people and country. Just like I was used to in the old days in England.
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Retirement in Lima, Peru
What have been the most rewarding aspects of being retired abroad?
Not being hassled by by the idiocy of the current political administration. (Continue)
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This person has a lot of issues, and pent up anger. Cannot answer simple questions
pistachio replied recently with:
Well, after having visited Peru many times, last June I move here to Trujillo.....neighborhoods vary but in a good and decent area it is much like urban America fifty years ago.. except,, everyone is speaking Spanish........ha!....... There is mostly little shops, restaurants and owned by moms and pops so it is very personal moving in and out of the daily activities you might find yourself involved in.... You can visit malls too,, and they are pretty modern and not so common..... Dollars are easily exchanged for fair rates.... Some things are very less expensive for every day life,, that is,, rents, food, restaurants but if your want to get any electronics, or appliances you will find then equally or more expensive than the states... I have found 99.999999999 percent of the people I know AND complete stangers to be very friendly with no attitudes except for curiousity .... always offering a smile...information and friendliness..... Of course there are some things to adjust to but that took about a week,,, I would say quality of comfort and convenience is a fraction of typical States life but Quality of Life is not about comfort..... You will find Trujillo very livable, and I get along nicely speaking about twenty words in Spanish,, My suggestion is that you find a good neighborhood in Trujillo and find an apartment that suits you... Your probably not driving or owning a car for a while so an important issue would be to locate within walking distance to a good grocery or supermarket...from this kind of base of operation you can extend yourself in time in ever increasing circles outward getting to know places and things in the city locale........... Taxis are abundant and not expensive to get around.... Really,, it woudn't be so long before you would think of yourself At Home here in Trujillo......
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Expat Report Living in Lima, Peru by pschles was published
Describe how you "dreamed" expat life would be before you moved overseas. Please provide as much detail as possible.
Luxurious, would have enough money to cover all expenses, would be able to travel extensively, have house help, would be able to meet new people and see new things (Continue)
Expat Report Info about Expatriates in Peru in Lima, Peru was published
Describe your group.
A Resource for Expats or Individuals Interested in Networking and Topics Concerning Expatriation to Peru (Continue)
A reader commented on the Expat Report Dating and Marriage in Lima, Peru
What is it like in your country of residence for someone with your relationship status (married/divorced/dating)? If you're single, how do you meet other people? Do English-speaking people tend to gravitate to certain parts of your city?
I'm hoping that my experience isn't what it's like for all people in my shoes; but just in case, being a divorced male in Peru is like being a kid in a candy shop. This has significant drawbacks, especially if you are also involved in a relationship with a Peruana. Peruvian women are passionately protective about their expat men, to the point of being almost a Keeper. (Continue)
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....sounds like a mixture of pleasure and pain........ LoL !
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It is obvious to me that you are very intelligent and educated, but it seems as if you are caught in the ex-pat trap on the male side of Machismo culture. You seem to rail at your own situation, which begs the question, why do you tolerate it? I would truly like to have a conversation with you and invite your reply at
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Expat Report Review of Colegio San Andres (Anglo Peruano) in Lima, Peru was published
Review-of-Colegio San Andres (Anglo Peruano)
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The School has two science laboratories, two computing laboratories, two libraries, a play yard, a gymnasium. There are extra-curricular activities like karate, basketball, volleyball, ballet,etc. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of International Christian School in Lima, Peru was published
Review-of-International Christian School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school has a great facility. It meets on the second floor of the Union Church of Lima. The playground has a volleyball court and some equipment for smaller children. (Continue)

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