Lima - Post Report Question and Answers

What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

About the diversity of schools available, although I love our school, so no complaints. - Oct 2018

The traffic. You will need to schedule almost everything around the traffic. A 20 minute trip can easily stretch into 2 hours due to a broken truck axle or minor car wreck. The thin layer of black dust that is on everything due to the lack of rain in Lima. It's in your house, on your car, in your's EVERYWHERE! - Mar 2018

I wish I knew how unpredictable and stressful the traffic really was, I never would have brought a car here, and would have hired a driver instead. I can't stress enough how badly the traffic affects the level of happiness here. The airport has pretty good direct flights out of here, but the traffic sucks getting there, and the flights all leave super early or super late. It makes flying anywhere kind of a pain. - Apr 2017

How much the lack of sunshine was going to affect me. The noise levels at my apartment. How bad the driving actual is. - Jul 2016

The huge variety of things to do and places to go. The list becomes so long that you can't find time to do it all. - May 2015

I wish I had known more about FDR, so I could have looked into other options. - Apr 2015

I wish I had known about the humidity/mold problems in ocean-front apartments. I would have opted to live in San Isidro on a park instead of Miraflores on the ocean. - Sep 2014

That even though it never rains, the winters are long and dreary. I'd rather be in Chicago where at least the sun shines through the cold. - Apr 2014

How much racism and classism there is. It was a big surprise and affects all of your interactions. - Mar 2014

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