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New to Lima (San Miguel area)

Postby theonlymedicine » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:06 am

Good morning fellow Expats,

I just arrived about 3 days ago and I'm still settling in. I'm curious if there are many meetups, or if these forums are only somewhat active? I've previously lived in Germany, Italy and Chile and in almost all cases the forums were a great way to set up a network immediately and make friends.

I've very little interest in speaking English (no offense :P ) as I want to maximize my Spanish exposure, but pickup games of footy or other activities are more than welcome. I guess my real question is, apart from informative questions and FAQs, what can be expected as far as how active the expat community here is?

Cheers,
Julian


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Re: New to Lima (San Miguel area)

Postby Cactus fan » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:24 pm

theonlymedicine wrote:Good morning fellow Expats,

I just arrived about 3 days ago and I'm still settling in. I'm curious if there are many meetups, or if these forums are only somewhat active? I've previously lived in Germany, Italy and Chile and in almost all cases the forums were a great way to set up a network immediately and make friends.

I've very little interest in speaking English (no offense :P ) as I want to maximize my Spanish exposure, but pickup games of footy or other activities are more than welcome. I guess my real question is, apart from informative questions and FAQs, what can be expected as far as how active the expat community here is?

Cheers,
Julian


I lived at Avenida La Paz in San Miguel.
San Miguel is very nice.
The Strip at Avenida La Marina with the neon lights of the Casino's, the posh Plaza San Miguel shopping paradise and it's lively club and bar scene looks like the world famous Strip in Las Vegas.
The Oceanview at the malecon is amazing.

People are very friendly and it's easy to meet people.
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Re: New to Lima (San Miguel area)

Postby Andywalters » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:45 pm

"The Strip at Avenida La Marina with the neon lights of the Casino's, the posh Plaza San Miguel shopping paradise and it's lively club and bar scene looks like the world famous Strip in Las Vegas"

No....it really doesn`t :D
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Re: New to Lima (San Miguel area)

Postby Cactus fan » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:06 pm

Andywalters wrote:"The Strip at Avenida La Marina with the neon lights of the Casino's, the posh Plaza San Miguel shopping paradise and it's lively club and bar scene looks like the world famous Strip in Las Vegas"

No....it really doesn`t :D


Actually, you are right. Avenida La Marina is nicer and it's all real. The people are nicer and it's affordable.
San Miguel is a very nice districts. There were used to be some less nicer areas but they have improved a lot. I lived at Avenida La Paz.
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Re: New to Lima (San Miguel area)

Postby Andywalters » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:36 pm

I completely agree that it is a nice district, my wife and I love San Miguel and she lived there for many years, I just think comparing it to Las Vegas is a stretch.
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Re: New to Lima (San Miguel area)

Postby jumpinjack » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:37 pm

Andywalters wrote:I completely agree that it is a nice district, my wife and I love San Miguel and she lived there for many years, I just think comparing it to Las Vegas is a stretch.

I am with Cactus on this one, I never thought about it but that section of San Miguel does remind me of Vegas with the bright lites and casinos and restaurants all lined up. Granted not as large as Veagas but it does remind one of Vegas.
Good comparison there Cactus.
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Re: New to Lima (San Miguel area)

Postby Andywalters » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:11 am

so, just to be sure, what we`re saying here is that this....

https://www.tripsavvy.com/things-to-do- ... as-3860831

...is very similar to what San Miguel looks like at night? (i couldn`t work out to post an image, i`m not very tecch savvy!)

I`d be interested to hear some more opinion, I will, of course, defer to the wisdom of the crowd :)
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Re: New to Lima (San Miguel area)

Postby Cactus fan » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:37 pm

Andywalters wrote:so, just to be sure, what we`re saying here is that this....

https://www.tripsavvy.com/things-to-do- ... as-3860831

...is very similar to what San Miguel looks like at night? (i couldn`t work out to post an image, i`m not very tecch savvy!)

I`d be interested to hear some more opinion, I will, of course, defer to the wisdom of the crowd :)


I've been to Las Vegas so I am agree, the strip in LV is bigger and has more casino's than Avenida La Marina but there are similarities that make one think of the strip in Las Vegas.

I worked in a restaurant in San Miguel and when I went home after a late shift, I had to walk home via Avenida La Marina and those flashing neon lights of the casino's and bars and restaurants reminded me of the strip in Las Vegas.
The area around Domino's Pizza and the Venetian Casino with it's annoying 'ladies of the night' and drug dealers is similar than the area around the Stratosphere Casino in Vegas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxJxO7RZm8A
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Re: New to Lima (San Miguel area)

Postby asgp » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:02 pm

theonlymedicine wrote:Good morning fellow Expats,

I just arrived about 3 days ago and I'm still settling in. I'm curious if there are many meetups, or if these forums are only somewhat active? I've previously lived in Germany, Italy and Chile and in almost all cases the forums were a great way to set up a network immediately and make friends.

I've very little interest in speaking English (no offense :P ) as I want to maximize my Spanish exposure, but pickup games of footy or other activities are more than welcome. I guess my real question is, apart from informative questions and FAQs, what can be expected as far as how active the expat community here is?

Cheers,
Julian


Hi Julian... Feel free to contact me. I am near the San Miguel area and I speak spanish as I am native spanish speaker :roll:

See you.

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