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May 2011

Welcome to the May edition of the Expat Peru newsletter. There is a definite chill in the air these days, and it looks like the clouds are moving back in to Lima. How are things in your part of Peru?

Expat Anniversary – The Expat Peru 15th Anniversary dinner was a smashing success, and a great time was had by all. From the complimentary Pisco sours to the delicious foods and sumptuous desserts Jay Patel and the crew from Mantra made sure no one was left hungry. It was great fun getting to meet so many expats, both new folks and some long-timers from a variety of countries. Plenty of photos were taken, and we’ll have them up on the front page of the website soon, so keep an eye out for those. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed to the festivities.

Blog Spotlight – This month’s Blog Spotlight is shining on What Little Things?, a blog created by Samantha Bangayan. She has made her living as a freelance writer, editor and translator and uses all those skills in creating interesting vignettes about the beautiful little things in life. Stop by and learn more about Samantha and her life in Huancayo – and don’t forget to visit her blog and say hi!

Article Spotlight – This month we make the next stop in our tour of Lima’s districts as we travel through San Borja, a district that is home to many expats. We’ve got the scoop on what’s there – whether you’re looking for a good museum or a nice neighborhood to live in.

This month, we have a bonus article – Safety in Peru. The relative safety of residents and travelers in the country comes up in our forums often, so we’ve compiled some tips to help you stay safe. Feel free to add your own tips in the comments.

Did You Read It? – Lots of good conversation going on in the forums:


Classifieds: If you’ve got something you want to sell, don’t forget to we have two methods to use – Our Buy and Sell Forum and listings in our Classified Ads!


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