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November 2011

Welcome to the November edition of the Expat Peru newsletter. Summer is just around the corner and the kids will be getting out of school – which of course means Christmas is on the way. If you been out to the markets, you’ll see that the decorations are out for sale already. If your organization has any Christmas programs or events coming up, make sure you let us know so we can post it on the forums. If you haven’t been to the Expat Peru forums lately, here’s a look at what you’ve been missing!

Expat Event Calendar Speaking of upcoming events, there are a few set up for November – stop by the Expat Event Calendar if you’re looking for something to do.

Monday Coffees – The Monday coffee group is going strong. Stop by and say “Hi” at the Starbucks in San Isidro. Don’t forget that forum member Musiclover is giving Spanish conversation help before the meet up, too. Just click on the link for more information on time and location.

Thanksgiving DinnerThere will be a potluck Thanksgiving dinner at the South American Explorer’s clubhouse in Lima on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The event is FREE; just bring a dish to share. Drinks will be available for purchase.

Caledonian Ball – The Caledonian Ball is an annual event that just keeps getting better. This year there will be traditional Scottish dancing and bagpipes, a raffle and haggis!

Website Spotlight – This month, our Blog spotlight is shining on Sonrisas en Peru, a blog created by Scott Jeppeson. Sonrisas en Peru is Scott’s way of letting people know what’s going on with the organization of the same name which he founded to help those who are living in poverty in Peru – check it out and see if maybe there’s some way you can help; it’s the perfect season for sharing.

Article Spotlight – We’re continuing our journey through the districts of Lima and making a stop in Jesus Maria. This district is worth taking a second look at – centrally located and a consistently good standard of living.

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

  • Have you had problems with neighbors while living in Peru? How did you solve the issue – or did you? Check out this thread to read some of the dilemmas expats are having – maybe you have a solution.
  • If you live in Lima and are interested in getting together for a weekly game of football/soccer, there’s a game every Sunday in Magdalena. Check out the information here.
  • One of our members is going to have a 9 hour layover in the Houston airport – have you got a recommendation on how she and her family might spend that time?

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

Are you on Twitter?  Don’t forget to follow us @ExpatPeru!

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