replied to the thread Thanksgiving Celebrations in Peru
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If you know of any Thanksgiving gatherings (at restaurants, clubs, etc.) that other expats could join, please post details here.
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i made it to trujillo before thanksgiving..made it out of iquitos alive and thats what im giving thanks for and also the happy medium between lima life and out in the jungle,yes its life in trujillo area...........No thanksgiving gathering for me but they sure do have big turkeys here (judgeing by the wing tip cutlets i see in the meat section of tottus grocery at the mall in trujillo) turkey every day if you like......I have a funny feeling that i pass far to often as a non american but USA passport is all i carry/have right now...........PS; are those sardines swarming in the millions along the beach in huanchaco since december 1st? the whole beach front smelled like fish by december 3rd and by now they are dwindling down....The tide has been really low the past 5 days....
ah..... just one more thing [ feel like Columbo ! ] ....
from the multitude of responses to the question by the Adminee.... about Local Celebrations.....
apparantly there are none or there are a Lot of ThanksGiving Athiests in the shadows !
posted Holiday Events & Expat Gatherings in Peru
on the Peru forum on December 04, 2013:
Good morning. Me and my wife are pondering a move to South America. One of the countries that we are considering is Peru; as well as Columbia , Ecuador, Uruguay. Of course by being from the United States and being a black family, we have certain concerns. I will post below a list of questions that maybe you guys can help us with.
What is it like to be a black man Peru?
Are the schools good?
Do you guys know of a good cheap and effective way to learn Spanish besides rosetta stone?
Is racism very prevalent against blacks?
How easy is it to obtain residency or citizenship and Peru? How much does it cost and how quick do you obtain it?
What are the churches like down there? I heard that South America has a lot of Catholicism but we're not Catholic. I just want to go to a regular Christian Church.
These are all of the questions that I have right now and if you could bring some other insight with regards to Peru I would be most appreciative thank you.
Possibly a trip is in order for you to get the feel of things here....
Peru life styles are very diverse and there is a VERY broad span of social strata from the very western and more modern in the cities / especially Lima.... however if you travel out to rural areas you will travel way back in time,,, adobe brick houses and such........
a visit would expand your awareness.....
I recently retired and thought about moving to Peru in Jan 2014 for 3-6 months. What advice can you offer.
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I would love to be there right now!!
I agree on all counts with everything --and more.. F.inst security no-a-days in Salinas and other coastal towns is simply excellent..other factor is food-you cannot have better and superhealthy foods ..Other factor you did not specially underscores is theeconomical facts of Salinas--simply the cheapest of all coastal resorts..I lived here on and off for 60 years so I have seen how this town evolved--
in this sense I surmise nobody else knows so well as I do.
Anybody who might want to find out abt anything I cal help with,pls feel free to contact me..Also I seek people who polay bridge, Best of luck Geza
Thank you so much for all your tips on moving to Latin American countries. I am contemplating on moving somewhere in Latin America when I retire in 2015.
My wife is very skeptic about living in Latin American countries. I am Hispanic and she is Caucasion. I ofcourse would fit right in ,Just need to work on her and show her alot of research of different place to live comfortably and inexpensive. Live The Dream!
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Thanks for the good advice. We plan on retiring in CR soon. I agree that the folks at International Living blow a lot of smoke about how cheap it is to live abroad, when in many cases it is much more costly unless you eat beans & rice every day for every meal. We signed up for one of their advertised tours, were taken to a shot hole for a hotel that was outdated 50-75 years ago. I suspect it was the developers new plan to use the funds for renovations. We canceled on the spot and returned to the SJO airport to get a rental car and took our own tour of the country. Would love to find others in the Samara / Nosara area to share ideas. THX.
replied to the thread ESL Teacher, Learn Spanish?
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I need to recharge my batteries and am looking to re-connect with some joys, such as eating great food, which Peru, and perhaps Lima in particular, has lots of. (At least Anthony Bourdain thinks so:-). I would rather not just come on a whim or "vacation", which I haven't done for years. I am an ESL teacher and would like teach (while I'm doing all that eating) and learn Spanish. Any thoughts/recommendations/suggestions? I would consider volunteering my teaching time...
Looking forward to hearing from someone, Best regards, Karen
Hi I will be arriving in Lima Oct 31 and looking for accommodation for a few months if you can recommenda home stay or apt near the mirflores area
that would be wonderful
Hello Karen. If you are still in need of a Spanish teacher please take a look at our Facebook page. I think we can help you out. https://www.facebook.com/VeratudelaBusinessSolutions
replied to the thread Any english speaking arequipa
on the Peru forum:
New tom Arequipa, looking to make friends here
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Hi, I am here for six more weeks, until December 13th. I am a Canadian woman in her 40's. Love to get together for coffee. e-mail is probably the best way to get in touch.
Quillabamba is in the same area as where you are [ that is IF your in Cusco and that your really Sure - your in Cusco..... LoL ! ],,,,,,so,,,, your gonna still freeze .............
next........... you really only have to pass a border and return,, you can stay only for the time to have your passport stamped and return / when completed - you have 90 more days......
From what I have heard it is not so bad if you miss the 90 day deadline / there is a per diem penalty.......
Look around for info about the Carnet de Extranjeria,, for a more permanent solution to residency.....