Living in Lima, Peru:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Lima, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Lima what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Lima, Peru, is a lively city of nearly 11 million people. The city is divided into districts that show the true socioeconomic clash of the capital; in several parts of the city, bordering districts range from funky and bohemian to devastatingly poor. An interesting fact about Lima is that it is a huge, coastal desert city. In fact, Lima is the second largest desert city in the world with the first being Cairo, Egypt.

Our winter is from July to September and summer is from October to February. The food is absolutely delightful and the people are very friendly and eager to help. Clothing is made from fabric found in our country and easy to acquire. Traffic is terrible but getting around is easy.

Lima is a city where you can experience the major diversity of food that you ever can imagine. In fact, is the only capital facing the sea, also it has a lot of tourist places such as Plaza de Armas, Larco museum, Circuito Mágico de las Aguas and Palacio de Gobierno. It’s know as “the city that never sleeps” due to his open bars and discos all night long.

It is amazing that you are moving to Lima, however there are some things you should consider before. Lima is a city with high humidity either in summer or winter, so it is important that you have clothes ready in case the weather changes. Also if you are not used to noise it is important that you bring earmuffs to help you sleep and finally you will find quite a few people walking down the street so you should take care of your belongings.

Hillary, says: 2020

Someone considering moving to Lima, Peru should know about the unusual weather conditions, as they can change quite rapidly. One should always carry a light jacket. Moreover, they should know about the crime rates in Lima. There are some areas of the city that are much more dangerous than others.

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