Hey there, fellow travelers! If you’re thinking about moving to Peru, you might be wondering what it’s like. As a seasoned traveler who has lived in Peru on three separate occasions, I can tell you that it’s been a great experience. I’ve lived in Lima, Trujillo, and Piura, which is up north, a 90-minute drive to the border with Ecuador.
If you plan on living in Lima, Miraflores is the place to be. It’s a great location in terms of security and its central location to nightlife, gyms, views, supermarkets, and more. It is an expensive area to live in, but you have everything at your doorstep. Most people meet up in Miraflores, so by living there, you are saving time, especially after a night out.
Peru is known for its delicious food, and it’s considered some of the best in the world. I learned to cook Peruvian food by hiring a Peruvian chef for four months Monday to Friday. It was super intensive, but once you dominate the basics, you basically have a foot in the door. It’s also a great trait to know, impress friends, and there is nothing better than eating something delicious made from your own hands.
Peru is not an expensive country, in terms of eating out, traveling, and tours. Tours are quite cheap, and websites such as Ofertop.pe, Cuponidad.pe, and Cuponatic.com.pe have you covered. They are identical to GROUPON, so they have you covered from dental care to chiropractor, food, tours, trips, flights, and more! It’s a great way to explore the country as well.
In terms of accommodation, I found an apartment through a friend in Miraflores for $950 USD monthly, 2 beds, 2 bathrooms, lovely kitchen, and fully furnished. It’s also 500m from Parque Kennedy, which is the heart of Miraflores. If you’re looking to rent a place, common websites are Urbania.pe and Adondevivir.com.
For travel purposes, the best bus transport in terms of safety and comfort is Cruz del Sur and Oltursa. For flights, you can check out Latampass.latam.com and Skyairline.com.
If you guys have any questions, please let me know. Happy travels!