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by draikin1
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is it almost always slightly cloudy in Trujillo ?
Replies: 4
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Re: Is it almost always slightly cloudy in Trujillo ?

Cool thanks a lot for the details Sergio! (that's one reason why I don't want to live in Lima, I live in the UK so if I go to a tropical country it's not for getting the same grey all the time once there)
by draikin1
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Is it almost always slightly cloudy in Trujillo ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Is it almost always slightly cloudy in Trujillo ?

Hi, every times I check the forecast for Trujillo it's half cloudy for the whole week. I knew Lima was like that. Is Trujillo too?
by draikin1
Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 9721

Re: Crime in Peru

Or perhaps you are all massive, bald, tatooed dudes that even in the West nobody thinks of attacking :lol:
by draikin1
Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 9721

Re: Crime in Peru

Hmm interesting. If there's such a marked difference in risk of being attacked between gringos and locals, I am wondering if the higher level of precaution in gringos is the only criterion. It certainly sounds credible as a contributing factor, but is it the whole story? Considering gringos will alw...
by draikin1
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 9721

Re: Crime in Peru

@KenBE: good to know about the malls @teamoperu: Since 9/11 there have been (...) 150000 gun homicides. Peru is much safer than that You must factor in population size, Peru is 30M and USA 300M (10 times bigger). In 2012 there were 3.000 homicides in Peru (1) and 15.000 in USA (2). To compare you ha...
by draikin1
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 9721

Re: Crime in Peru

followed when she made a largish withdrawal from the bank I've read articles about people being followed and attacked after making large withdrawals in Peru. I just watched http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11623618/Cashpoint-cons-how-to-spot-a-dodgy-ATM.html whic...
by draikin1
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 9721

Re: Crime in Peru

I know it's easy to get distorted views of reality from statistics. But you must admit that the idea of a single person being held at gunpoint by different people at different times (and kidnapped on another occasion) is rather telling.
by draikin1
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 9721

Re: Crime in Peru

she has been robbed at gunpoint several times too I find it hard to reconcile this with "there is no need to be paranoid" :D At this point I'd rather stay in Europe honestly. But for some personal reason I do have to settle there. About "call taxis whenever possible": do you thi...
by draikin1
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 9721

Re: Crime in Peru

@KenBE omg your ex was kidnapped by a taxi? That's utterly horrific! Clearly the level of danger is higher than Europe, I mean there's no such thing here... @simperu2012: we can't carry any self-defense weapon in Peru, not even a knife or something? Cause that's what I'd like to do. Here in the UK y...
by draikin1
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 9721

Re: Crime in Peru

Intersting input, thanks all. @teamoperu: All articles I'm coming across report increase in crime withint the past few years.. Maybe it's been worse before that and there has been a period of improvement then it's getting bad again? About expats: it's nice if expats are less attacked than locals, bu...
by draikin1
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Crime in Peru
Replies: 47
Views: 9721

Crime in Peru

Hi everyone, I'm about to move to Trujillo, Peru from the UK, where I live in a very calm/safe neighborhood. I just read an article ( http://peru21.pe/actualidad/trujillo-y-arequipa-son-dos-regiones-mas-violentas-pais-2168262 ) that kind of worries me. It says that in 2013, a quarter of all people h...

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