Lima - Post Report Question and Answers

But don't forget your:

Happy lamp - Jul 2022

Sunblock (the sun is very strong as apparently the ozone hole is above this part of South America). We burn as fast as we did when living in Bogota at 8600 feet. Chemical-free cleaning products if you use them. English-language books for your kids. There's a good swap here from time to time, and a once a year used English book sale by a women's group, but we've found our school library to be much smaller than expected. Our local library doesn't allow books to be taken from the building. Stock up at your local used book store and fill up a box or two of youth chapter books if you have avid, young readers. - Oct 2018

Beach blanket, hiking/climbing gear, floppy hat, sense of adventure, but mostly your patience! - Mar 2018

Sense of humor, DEET bug spray (for trips to the Amazon!), hiking boots, sunscreen, and appetite. - Apr 2017

Stretch pants (don't underestimate how good the food is!); Immodium. - Jul 2016

Sunscreen, antibiotics, parasail, surfboard - Sep 2015

Surfboard, sunscreen, insect repellent, sense of adventure! - May 2015

Patience. Traffic is crazy. - Apr 2015

Sense of humor, patience and positive outlook. - Sep 2014

Wool sweaters for the cloudy, dreary winters. Sunscreen for the very intense sun (when it does appear). - Apr 2014

Sweaters for winter and bathing suit and surfboard for summer. - Mar 2014

Money - We have gone through a lot more money than expected. Every month we're like, "where did it go?" Camera - lots of beautiful sights to photograph. Work-out Equiptment - expect to put on a few pounds from the mouth-watering cuisine. - Aug 2013

sun block, wool socks, and sense of adventure. - Jul 2013

sweaters, coats and scarves--winters are chilly and humid. - Jul 2013

Knowledge of Spanish. - Jan 2012

Patience, sun screen, beach stuff, desire to see the sights. - Jan 2012

patience - Aug 2011

travel gear and road patience. - Jul 2010

patience when driving or dealing with Peruvain bureaucrats. - Jun 2010

PATIENCE, and tons of good rags to keep your car clean. In Lima you need to clean you car every day due to the dusty air, pampers for the baby and beauty products for the ladies. - Jul 2008

Patience and sense of adventure. Lima is dirty, noisy, crowded and the traffic can be abysmal. But, the people are friendly and there is plenty to do for fun. - Apr 2008

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