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October 2011

Welcome to the October edition of the Expat Peru newsletter. We know it’s October because there’s Halloween candy in the stores. Funny that there’s candy, even though there aren’t that many kids that go out trick or treating. If you’re looking for something more traditionally Peruvian this month, this month is when “El Senor de los Milagros” – the Lord of the Miracles – will be making his way around the streets of downtown Lima. If you get a chance, definitely go down, fight the crowds and check it out, it’s an interesting tradition that should be experienced. If you haven’t been to the Expat Peru forums lately, here’s a look at what you’ve been missing!

Expat Event Calendar  If you’re looking for something to do, stop by the Expat Event Calendar. Right now, most of the events that we get are planned in Lima – if you’re planning any events or get-togethers in other cities, let us know – we’d love to get the word out for you.

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.

Website Spotlight – This month, our Blog spotlight is shining on Lady in Lima, a blog created by Meghan from Nashville. She’s living in Lima now, and loves to share her observations on the Peruvian lifestyle. Visit her blog to find out what she’s talking about when she says “Point for Peru!”

Article Spotlight – We’re continuing our rounds through the districts of metropolitan Lima with a stop this month in Magdalena del Mar. Magdalena has one of Lima’s biggest city markets, making it the “go to” place for just about anything you’re looking for. Read the article and find out what else Magdalena has to offer!

Service ForumNeed a dentist? Looking for an electrician? Or maybe you need a lawyer? Whatever you need, take a look in our service forum for recommendations from other expats first. And if you’ve got a service provider who’s always treated you right, return the favor and pay it forward – recommend them to other expats!

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

  • Is the Lima humidity getting you down? Worse, has it turned your hair to a frizzy mess? What do you do to fight the frizzies?
  • 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.
  • Speaking of football, it’s that time of year for the gridiron kind. How do you get your NFL fix? Share here in the forum.

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!