I'm Tom, or Tomás, as a lot of my friends call me, and my first exposure to Peru was way back in 1976, when I came here to get married, in Talara (northern coastal Peru). Since then I have traveled to Peru on average of once or twice a year, so I have been many, many times, and visited a lot of areas in Peru, and I love it.
I have lived in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador earlier in my career for about 10 years, so I am completely fluent and comfortable in Spanish.
Although the original marriage didn't make it intact, I'm now engaged to another wonderful Peruvian woman, and we will be relocating to Peru when I retire in about 5 - 7 years. But in the meantime we just bought a beach home (to be developed) just south of Zorritos, again on the northern coast. But my fiancée's family has always lived in the Surquillo area of Lima, so when we visit we always spend some time in Lima.
My (grown) daughter went to medical school at San Martin in Lima, and is a doctor, but also lives in Charlotte, with her husband, who is from Lima, and is also a doctor. My (grown) son went to the Newton school for a year, and now is back in Charlotte in restaurant management. My fiancee's daughter and son are also both bilingual, but still in college/high school, and they also come to Peru yearly.
I'm looking to establish some friendships, and contacts, and glean some helpful information as we make the transition from full-time USA residents in Charlotte, NC to part-time residents of each country. And I hope to be able to contribute my experience, advice and opinion to all who are interested. :>))
All the best