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๐Ÿ›ฌ kmdtqpmdaefhzd just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
mikenemke 3mo
๐Ÿ›ฌ wjqicxblvbh just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Mancora, #peru
catalin 3mo
hey, I'm arriving tomorrow in lima. can someone recommend a good hostel where is also possible to work? (other then selina)
mikenemke 3mo
๐Ÿ›ฌ bthzcayuuvl just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
๐Ÿ›ฌ cvypjuiqzygnj just arrived in Zorritos, #peru
mikenemke 3mo
๐Ÿ›ฌ tivptqqhkml just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Cusco, #peru
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๐Ÿ›ฌ zpdjtbkawjt just arrived in Machu Picchu, #peru
catalin 2mo
๐Ÿ›ฌ oawibaobm just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Arequipa, #peru
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๐Ÿ›ฌ oayatxducwp just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Cusco, #peru
Hi there,
Iโ€™m quite nervous about this news:
It was everything extremely fast and he is in jail now. The vice-president Dina assumed EOD yesterday. I think she is going to be more lenient in her presidential term, given Castillo's mismanagement.
I arrived the day this happened and was also like, what??? So funny but it's great things didn't descend into chaos with a full on dictator play.
I'm living in Zorritos (Tumbes), in a very small beach city, in the extreme north here in Perรบ. I'm assuming that because of that here the protests are smaller. But I'm reading about it and it seems the protests are becoming stronger, as the new president Dina is not someone bringing something really new to the table.

Talking with local people over here, it seems that they kinda don't believe in any politician and want a bigger change, so maybe this protest will keep while no bigger solution appears.
Moving to Ecuador this Saturday, but still here in Zorritos.
Things are pretty chaotic right now, specially in the South of Peru. In Lima life is pretty normal in residential and touristic districts like Miraflores and Barranco. The protests are mostly downtown. This morning they declared emergency state but they need to decide if there's gonna be a curfew or not.
What's up, nomads?

First time posting here. My partner and I will be visiting Latin America for the first time next Fall. We decided to stay for a month in Peru. Not Lima. We'd preferred to stay in a smaller city with 500k-2M populations.

From the researches that I've done, Airbnb doesn't offer much options (this is our typical go to) in places like Cusco and Arequipa for long stays. At least not to what we typically look for.

For those with experience, which city/region would you recommend we stay at and any other accomodation platform that we could take advantage of?

Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‡
I'm in Lima but I've done lots of looking around for months. These are some spots I thought were good around Cusco and I was finding them open for long stays www.airbnb.com/wishlists/1194818841br />
I also intend to visit Arequipa and Paracas and so far I'm not having trouble finding monthly rentals there either. So I'm not sure why you're having trouble finding them. Maybe b/c I've not checked for your time period but I hope this helps with Cusco at least. Pisac has been recommended to me by multiple locals for Cusco area but quieter.
๐Ÿ›ฌ coboywqqxugtvug just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
I've lived in Airbnb places for 6 months and it's really hard to find good places in some cities like Cusco and Arequipa. As we are living in Airbnb places for ~3 years, it seems that Perรบ has this aspect it's common to not find good options over there. Lima was the only one with a lot of options. Comparing with Ecuador, for instance, just Quito is offering a lot of good options for us, while Cuenca and Baรฑos has the same problem.
xisocgkcrjlzo Thanks for this feedback. This is the trend that we're seeing after going through Airbnb searches at multiple locations for the months that we'd be visiting. We're in roles that would need heavy Zoom usage (with video) so reliable Internet would be high priority.

In your experience, would it be more advised to stay in big cities? Or do you have a method to find an Airbnb in smaller cities with reliable Internet? (We typically message the host for a screenshot of the Internet speed result before booking.)
Yeah, I've suffered quite a lot with some bad internet spots. For sure in smaller cities like Ica, Puno and Zorritos you will have much more difficult to be sure about how good it is their wi-fi. Normally I ask them to send me the speed and read all the comments to see if someone bring some hard reality shock.
Right now happened again, so always I use my cellphone local simcard as a backup. And normally Claro has a stable connection.
Damn, that's tough! How much is a local SIM card for a month, Rafael? What's the service like? You're a wealth of experience.
๐Ÿ›ฌ cxgnqvcapsssuiy just arrived in Iquitos, #peru
It's pretty cheap, mate. There in Perรบ we spent normally ~40 soles every month. Here in Ecuador we bough the card for 5 dols, but we are still learning how much dols we need to spend monthly.
A good practice that we are doing recently is each one of us (my wife and I) buy a simcard of diff providers, as sometimes just one of them has clear signal through the country. We learned this suffering with horrible Wom signal in the north of Chile this year.
I feel you. Number one priority looking for Airbnb is not a nice bed but reliable Internet. Appreciate your feedback and advice, Rafael!
devpicon 2mo
๐Ÿ›ฌ urcccphcni just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
ksarunas 2mo
๐Ÿ‘‹ how is situation now in Peru? I heard of some food shortages and tourists being stuck ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
dymnas 1mo
I left on the 18th, but all the trouble was in Cusco and the south. Lima was calm.
rmmlcstr 1mo
This "situation" is common in Peru. Biz and people are used to it; therefore, almost everything keeps working as usual.
Hey all, trying to get an update on situation in peru as i have a flight next Monday. I was hoping to hit Lima, Cusco, Machu Pichu, Arequipa and Iquitos. Any updates from nomads there is appreciated.
๐Ÿ›ฌ moprryfcpkrj just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
wcessmtpztcsewz There are still protests but for NYE I have friends that went to Cusco (tourism) and Iquitos (visiting family). Their flights were not affected. In Lima most protests are downtown. Life as usual in Miraflores, Barranco.
thanks for sharing U6KDQRYFL; someone told me to wait till Jan 4 to see how things will unfold post holidays, so I'm going to wait till Saturday to make a last call
Hey all! Iโ€™m thinking about spending a couple months in Lima. How is the night life? Iโ€™ve seen mixed reviews.
img 1mo
I've been in Lima for the past few weeks, and I wouldn't even have known anything was happening if it wasn't for this Slack. Idk about he flights, though
๐Ÿ›ฌ rsglfdzzvbefoib just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
abarrow 30d
What were people's thoughts on Lima? Good nomad scene?
abarrow 30d
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Haha thanks. And good to know.
zhdwaiwxhbyphzv how are the protests?
Didn't end up going! Heard mixed stories and decided to skip it for now
Thanks for sharing ondjgwbqeobeqmxpz
Wasnโ€™t planning on going, but Iโ€™m definitely going to share with 2 people that I know that are planning to go soon.
kodec 28d
vmbztrgpwezubosjn any updates? were you able to do machu picchu?
I'm in aguas calientes right now, which is hiking distance to Machu Picchu, so that's a go :+1:

Apparently route to huacachina is back open, I'm going to try my luck this weekend.

My friends says Arequipa is open though there are a bunch of (peaceful) protests every day

The situation changes a lot. IncaRail was closed for a while but it's back and I had a beautiful ride. I went on a tour that had Pisac on itinerary in the morning (7am) but had to cut it because at noon a bridge got blockaded.

Unfortunately it feels very unpredictable what is going to be open and what is going to be closed and for how long
If you're thinking of coming to Peru, don't.

Currently stuck in Aguas Calientes as the trains are blocked. The options my tour guide gave me wait for the trains to open again (3 hours? 3 days? Who knows), or hike 30km to get back to Ollantaytambo where a driver can pick me up (though roads to Cusco might be blocked from there).

Huacachina was blocked, was stuck in Paracas for an extra day before having to turn back to Lima.

Rainbow Mountain was completely blocked.

Another Airbnb experience got cancelled.
Protestors are using big rocks and other objects to block roadways, bridges, and train tracks. The police are doing their best to clear the roads, but it's a game of whack-a-mole.

The guides, bellhops, waitresses, and everyone else I've met in the tourist industry have been nothing but wonderful, so it hurts to say don't go but I have to be honest. You're in for a constant logistical migraine the entire time you're here.
Fortunately I don't have to worry about missing my Cusco > Lima flight because it's been cancelled. Not sure the situation at Cusco airport at the moment.
kodec 27d
crazy man, sorry to hear the situation youโ€™re in (and that the country is in, really)
kodec 27d
keep us posted on how you get on ๐Ÿคž wishing the best for you
Thank God for travel insurance lmao. Admittedly bitter because I'm stuck (4 more hours? 3 more days?) in a town where I've already "done" everything a tourist can do. But it's also really heartbreaking to interact with locals associated with the tourist industry. Through no fault of their own, they're getting finally screwed hard while still recovering from Covid.

Machu Picchu used to have 4k visitors/day (8k according to my guide). It's averaging 200 these days according to my guide.
boris_k 27d
I'd take advantage of the situation if I were you and do the Inca trail hike (that goes back to Ollantaytambo). This trail is usually very crowded and doing it with no people must be a quite unique experience (so as Machu Picchu).

P.s. but not sure about the weather during this time of year.
Met someone who just did it. Normally 500 people, she was one of 7.

Machu Picchu is amazing as there's no tourists there to clog up your photos/videos.

Then again, they had to stop the PeruRail 10km early and told everyone to walk or get a ride
Omg, so sorry to hear that. I didnโ€™t know it was that extreme.
Thanks for the feedback. It's really helpful. I was considering coming soon but I guess I'll postpone!
kodec 26d
are you now able to do this without a guide?
Thank you for the updates axesdiyirpdotcfyl - Iโ€™ve been watching Peru hoping I can go soon but sounds pretty complicated. Iโ€™m kind of shocked to hear Machu Picchu is even openโ€ฆ may you get the BEST photos and snag the opportunities tucked into the disasters ;)
You can hike the whole trail without a guide. Not recommended for obvious reasons. You can also do Machu Picchu without a guide. Totally safe, but you miss out on a ton of their knowledge
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๐Ÿ›ฌ vbidaez just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
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๐Ÿ›ฌ rmthccdriw just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
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๐Ÿ›ฌ xctfqwnmbgw just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
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๐Ÿ›ฌ ijpvhojo just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
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Hello! I arrived in Lima yesterday.. where do you usually work from? Any nice cafe recommendations? ๐Ÿ™
๐Ÿ›ฌ iheppzvnzy just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
Macchu Picchu has been closed indefinitely as of last week I believe ๐Ÿ˜” the south is definitely one to avoid for the moment. I was in Lima briefly on a stopover last week and it was okay. On the day I was exploring I was told not to go to the historical centre though as there was a protest scheduled that afternoon. But I have a friend who went yesterday and said it was okay. Always the chance of something happening but overall the north of Peru is okay for now
๐Ÿ›ฌ idsiwsphfidz just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
hello everyone! Iโ€™ve seen that there is no PEN account on Wise.com|Wise.com and Iโ€™m wondering if itโ€™s ok to use the Wise.com|Wise.com card there with no issuesโ€ฆ
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The Brunch Club, Tostadurรญa La Mar - Puku Puku, Armonica, and Amarena are some of my favorite places; all have good coffee and decent internet.
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