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Thought I'd share my experience on overstaying visa in Peru. I got to the Lima airport with an additional 2hrs in hand expecting the process to be complex. Turned out to be very simple. When you get to the immigration room (after bag check), swing a left where a bunch of cashiers are sitting. Let them know you think you overstayed. They'll check your passport and confirm how much you owe (in 2022, it is 4.6 soles for every day you overstayed as a tourist). I paid in Soles cash but they also exchanged USD at the same place (terrible rates but at least an option). No Qs of why I overstayed. They give you a receipt and then that's all you need to show the immigration officer.
Thanks a lot for sharing your experience, mate. Question did you stayed how much time in Perรบ? I've crossed the border by car from Chile and in the immigration chat my wife and I asked to have the biggest time possible, which was 180 days. I'm concerned if they would act differently if I overstay more than this limit.
Anyone who's done the nightlife in Lima - do they have coatchecks or bag drops at the clubs? How much do they cost, if anything? It's friggen cold, I want to bring a coat or a sweater and be stuck carrying it around or come with a backpack and get turned away for it.
Heyy you're here too hosrdkwznwwcbf hahahaha everyone is in lima
City of 10 million people and it looks like 10 thousand nomads
Roger dodger. I donโ€™t know the city at all and have no input on where else to go.
Okay, thanks for the heads-up. We'll do some research too but vegan is rather difficult here; even many of the sauces have milk, etc.
I found this place called Veda which is looking really good. Asking if they have room for 10 people
Cool weโ€™re all set! I'll update the nomadlist invite
oh that's _just_ vegan though
La Posada del Mirador is both
If anyone has other dietary needs let me know!
Vede is gorgeous; La Posada is more traditional - either is fine by us
My preference is whatever offers the most unique or outstanding experience overall.
Thanks for your inputs!

I think I'll go with Veda, it's better rated even by some non-vegans and I think the food looks really good. Plus I've never eaten at a vegan place before, let alone totally vegan so I'm excited to try it.

I'll make another event for Merito capped at 6 another day cuz I would love to go ๐Ÿ‘€
Thanks, yes, and yes!
โš ๏ธ hkgcjgwcms changed the|Lima meetup>. It will now be at, C. Schell 630, Miraflores 15074, Lima|Veda> on Saturday, 9 July at 1900 "Hiya Lima friends! Two of us just arrived in Lima, and would love to meet up, eat yummy food, and have some drinks.

We will be going to Veda, which is very highly rated, looks quite pretty and happens to be totally vegan for our vegan friends :). This place seems to accommodate much more people. I have made a reservation for 10 people. See you there!

Due to the amount of people attending (7 ) we will NOT be going to Merito, the initial restaurant of this event (if you are interested in going another day dm me or host your own event because I still want to go :D) " โœ… RSVP here
Hi there, guys. I'm planning to do a trekking with my wife to climb the volcano Misti and we need to let our dog in a place, as we will sleep on day up there. In Brazil there is an app called DogHero where you can pay someone to host your dog for some days. Anyone knows something like that here in Perรบ? I'm in Arequipa rn. Thanks!
4 of us are here they're prepping the table for us :D
๐Ÿ“ธ Did you take any photos at the Lima meetup this week? โœ… Upload them here
Btw a few people asked me to send my google maps list for Best Of lists (2021) for Lima. Here it is:

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๐Ÿ›ฌ nktrlfhdufjtk just arrived in ๐Ÿ› Cusco, #peru
Anybody in Lima currently? Whatโ€™s the weather like? Iโ€™m headed there next week, coming from Medellin which is fairly warm. Accuweather says Lima is in the 60s during the day and 50s at night. Do I need to make space in my suitcase for warm-ish clothes?
I've been in Lima for 7 weeks, and I'm going to be there until this Saturday. If there's one word I could use to describe the weather, it would be _cold_. I'm from Philadelphia, and obviously I'm used to cold weather, but one thing I wasn't expecting was how cold it can get indoors. Most of the buildings people live in don't have heating, since they don't usually need it, but Lima is apparently having an especially cold winter this year. If I were you, I'd pack some sweaters and a jacket, but perhaps most importantly, some warmer clothes you can wear for when you're in your AirBnB, or under your regular clothes.
I want to emphasize - 50s isn't that cold in the grand scheme of things, and obviously I'm used to way worse, but I'm just not used to not having heating indoors.
If I could have packed one extra thing, it would have been some thermal underwear. If there was still room, I would have packed a second sweater. Thankfully I already brought both a light jacket and a heavier jacket - and I've gotten use out of both of them.
I appreciate you for this. I wasn't aware of the no-heating indoors. I basically only have summer dresses and workout gear. Looks like I'm going shopping. yrgwogkxqg I get there next Friday, and wanted to be prepared. Thanks for the context.
๐Ÿ›ฌ dlxlgkjvu just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
๐Ÿ›ฌ ibiywcbso just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
๐Ÿ›ฌ jygnyoecv just arrived in ๐Ÿ› Cusco, #peru
๐Ÿ›ฌ hgejwwmqvvhzp just arrived in Puno, #peru
๐Ÿ›ฌ yqvaymasfv just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
Hey everyone! Could you guys recommend the best neighborhoods in Cusco to live 2 months? I like night life options party-wizard
I've never tried Selina Hostel, but I'm in Cusco now and get a reliable 50 Mbps connection at my AirBnB. I have absolutely zero issues with it. I messaged a bunch of hosts and asked them how good the Wi-Fi is, if there have been any issues with it, and if they can run a speed test. The AirBnB I chose is hosted by the only host that actually ran a speed test for me.
I'm in San Blas for the month, which is often considered to be among the best neighborhoods in Cusco. Personally, I would rather do something right by the Plaza de Armas next time, because I like being in the center of everything, but both neighborhoods have lots of nightlife. San Blas is less noisy and less crowded, and it's not a far walk to the Plaza de Armas.
Thanks a lot for your answer, mate.
You're welcome. Honestly I think probably the most accurate answer, if nightlife is a priority, is either the Plaza de Armas, or walking distance to the Plaza de Armas. San Blas is nice but I also think most of the neighborhoods near the Plaza de Armas are nice, or at least that's how it seems at first glance.
Awesome. Good to know. I'm looking for options out there in Airbnb this week. Now I'm looking closer to Plaza de Armas ๐Ÿ˜‰
Hey guys. I was thinking spending a month on Huaraz on Sept-October, Iโ€™d like to hear from someone that has spent some time there nomading, particularly about what are the best areas to live, and working spaces. Also about their experience overall
I went there only for a few days like 10 years ago. Can't remember were I stayed but it was about 4 blocks from the Plaza. The city is pretty small but the places I went outside the city were insanely beautiful. I know there's a Selina in Huaraz now. I guess they have decent internet. If not, try staying close to the plaza.
Hey all, I'm planning to do a classic ayahuasca retreat sometime next year. Any recommendations on who to see? Never tried it before but If I'm gonna do it I want the most authentic thing.
๐Ÿ›ฌ uahwmjkoqzjovr just arrived in ๐Ÿ› Cusco, #peru
Stayed at Selina in April and it was decent. Good wifi, clean place. Only for a few days though.
I couldnโ€™t imagine living there for a few weeks unless you spend the majority of your time exploring outside and doing hikes. The city itself was uneventful.

I think most people just go to Huaraz to use it as starting/end point for longer hikes.
Donโ€™t underestimate the value of a good support network. I thought the same thing as you and went to a center that was too advanced for me in some ways. Itโ€™s important to find a place with the stuff that will help you through it if you have a difficult experience and someone to talk to.
The โ€œmost authenticโ€ heartland would be somewhere around Iquitos. I could put you in touch with a good guide there who works for whatever tip you feel is appropriate.
I went to Sachamama/ayahuasca house, which I donโ€™t recommend for someone not already into plant medicine. The shaman is very sincere and experienced, but very indigenous. This isn't a good or bad thing, but it means it's harder for your needs as a westerner to be met.
I've only been to the one center, butt this place seems legit and comes recommended from my local guide|
I know there are options to do it in other parts of Peru and other countries as well.
Thanks both! So my plan was working on the week and using the weekends and some free days to do hikes and explore the mountains, but maybe a month is too much.
Moving to Lima, Peru! I will be there starting tomorrow for a couple weeks. After that, I'll be in CR for a month, but after that, I am there more or less permanently. Any nomads in the area want to grab a cup of coffee or something? Would love to get more involved in the local nomad community
I am no longer in Lima, however, there is a good chance I will be back there early next year and possibly even use Lima as a home base for travels. So no coffee until a later date.
I want to ask, though, how are you handling residency? You just doing a tourist visa? Or have you figured out a way to get permanent residency? Because the latter is something I might be exploring.
Atm, I am on the 6 month tourist visa. I have spoken to a couple lawyers about residency though. My options are either get married or get a work contract in Peru. The steps for that are:
1. Get Permission from the government to write contracts in Peru. Just a form and some bureaucracy
2. I am working towards my TEFL certificate. Peruvian students in University must prove they speak 2 languages, so I plan to work with students to help them pass that in English. They have very consistent timeframes (ie semesters) so I will fill contracts to do that, and that is enough for a work visa.
Hope this helps!
Oh interesting, so you'll be doing contracts to teach English, which will get you the work visa? Makes sense. Haha I don't think I could give up my career in tech or give up working for American companies, but a side gig teaching English or something wouldn't be bad if got me a work visa. But I wonder if I could start a Peruvian business, essentially hire myself and have my employer pay that business, and then have that business sponsor me. Haha not a question for you, probably something to discuss with a lawyer if I'm interested in staying in Peru > 6 months per year, but thanks for answering.
Oh and you might find many people willing to go the marriage route. ๐Ÿ˜„ Not something I'd personally rush into within six months, though.
Haha, I already have a girlfriend down here, so it's not that unreasonable of an option, but we would like it to be more focused on love than citizenship haha may be naive, but we are still basically kids so it fits. About starting a Peruvian business, I would definitely talk with a lawyer before trying to hit a work around haha would suck to be banned from the country haha. I am in the same position as you though. Not too interested in working for a Peruvian salary, but if I can teach english a couple times a week and live here, that works a-ok for me. Plus, I am interested in working on my Spanish, so teaching couldn't hurt
๐Ÿ›ฌ mgcdqwtwhmpfg just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Cusco, #peru
๐Ÿ›ฌ tupdmxllicb just arrived in Puno, #peru
Has anyone done the Peru Hop bus? I'm thinking of taking their route from Cusco to La Paz through Arequipa.
Yeah, I did a trip down to Huacachina with them. Worked well and the guides were good. The instructions were a little complicated because their system is highly flexible, i.e. you can choose to change your rides, stay extra days etc. I almost forgot to update where we were supposed to be picked up from, not sure what happens in those cases tbh
Hey everyone, I have a 16 hour layover in Lima before my flight to Cusco. Its my first time in South America. Is it worth venturing out? and what should I see if I do venture out for a few hours in Lima?
Lima itself really doesnโ€™t have much to offer sadly. However, hitting up a great restaurant, of which there are many, is definitely worth it.
vxdsdup cool, thanks for the info.
๐Ÿ›ฌ cxympxtxzmnspb just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
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Any chance someone can recommend a personal trainer in Lima? hugging_facerunnerweight_lifterโ€woman-cartwheelingmuscle
๐Ÿ›ฌ vxltmfkj just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Cusco, #peru
what are the current covid restrictions for foreigners in peru? i'm seeing conflicting information on the web. do i need 2 or 3 doses? is it actually enforced? i am 31 years old (mentioning this because according to [the information on the US embassy site]() only folks over 40 need the third dose, if i read it correctly)
In reality, no one is asking for any vaccine certificates anymore (although they technically should, for example, at Machu Picchu). The rules are messed up, I heard they might ask you for a 3rd dose even if you're not obliged to have it in your country of residence. But like I said, they don't really ask for it anywhere. Maybe take a PCR-test before arrival to be on a safe side, but other than that you should be fine.
In Lima, I think they kinda ask for it in shopping centers but they don't really pay attention to the actual info on the screen when you show it to them.
how long does it usually take to get through immigration & customs at Lima airport? i need to make a transfer connection from separate bookings. found this info:
> Usually, it takes around 1 hour to get out of Lima airport. So, from when the plane lands until you find your transfer, it may take a while. Despite this, if many flights land at the same time, delays can occur. In addition to the lack of immigration personnel and certain delays in the baggage area, it may take up to 2 hours to move through all the checkpoints. So from the plane to your transfer, it may take a little more than an hour depending on the flight.
is it accurate?
yes, it is. You take around 1 hour in a normal case and around 2 when many flights land in a short time period
yes, it is accurate
Strongly disagree on โ€œdoesn't have much to offerโ€.
+1 to the suggestion to walk around the coast at Miraflores. Get transportation to the Larco Mar shopping center as your reference point. Kennedy Park and the surrounding development is worth seeing if you have more time. Beware the traffic back the the airport neighborhood.
You could also take a tour of El Centro or Barancao depending on what hours you're there to learn about and see the highlights of the city.
I don't think the neighborhood around the airport is very safe or nice.
๐Ÿ›ฌ yolykqnnumt just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
hey! whoโ€™s here in lima? would love to grab dinner this week. enough folks to set up a meet up?
I arrived 2 days ago. The process was very smooth, it took me under 1 hour, I think there were people from 2 or 3 other planes with me on the line.
Hey All! Iโ€™ll be staying in Lima Oct 9 - Nov 3 working remote during the week and adventuring during the weekends. Would love to find other nomads to join me for the following activities:
Oct 15/16 - Huacachina, Ica (Oasis in the desert)
Oct 21-24 - Iquitos (Belen floating city, wildlife watching tour)
Oct 29, 30 - Halloween in Lima (still my favorite holiday!)
Will also be in Cusco before this if anyone is keen to meet up.
Hey! Iโ€™ll be in Lima on Oct 1 to around Dec 1. All of those places are on my list of adventures as well and the dates work great. Letโ€™s connect!
Im traveling to Lima and Cusco in a week. It was suggested to me that I get travel vaccinations for Peru. Is this necessary? How real is the risk? Anyone have insight/suggestions?
Hey there! Same here, myself and my wife gonna be there on this same period. Just Huacachina we will visit before Lima, as we are travelling by car through South America.
I'm looking for Airbnb now in Lima and I'd like to confirm with you if Miraflores is the best bohemian neighborhood out there. Comparing to Arequipa, Puno and Cusco which I've been living in the last 3 months, we prioritized to live close to Plaza de Armas. But obviously Lima is much bigger than those cities, so I prefer to ask you guys which had real experience living there. Thanks!
I've heard good things about Miraflores and Barranco, actually.
It's your looking for Bohemian, Barranco fits that label closer to Miraflores. The two are right next to other and combined are a pretty big area. Within them, people probably have preferences such as whether to stay by the coast or near Plaza Kennedy.
I have never met anyone who received specific vaccinations before travel to Peru. What specific vaccines are they recommending, and who is recommending it?
I liked Barranco a lot better. If you've been to CDMX, Miraflores is Polanco and Barranco is Condesa/Roma.
Thanks for the answers, mates! Good to know that Barranco fits more my life style. I'm seeing some good options there in Airbnb.
My neighbor who is Peruvian, asked โ€œdid you get your vaccinations?โ€ She suggested โ€œhepatitis A, typhoid and influenzaโ€. I will be hiking the Inca trail, which may have influenced her suggestionโ€ฆ she sent me to the CDC website| Im am wandering if her suggestion was a sweet gesture, but overkill.
Ah, I got hepatitus A and typhoid shots in college so never thought about them again. But yes, I'd get those before traveling pretty much anywhere in Latin America.
CDMX is still in my plans jowsgowirlg maybe next year, but do you mean that they have kinda of different publics? I'd say that a place with great restaurants and bars are my vibe. More like Cusco โค๏ธ
Awesome!! So for iquitos I think I will actually skip since it wonโ€™t be the rainy season yet so Belen will not be floating lol. And I may actually do Cusco > Arequipa > Lima. Iโ€™ll update you all next week when I have some more time to plan ๐Ÿ’ช
gjhwfpvtjid Thank you for your help! I went to my local WIC today and got what I needed.
๐Ÿ›ฌ rlqhdgpeuhxox just arrived in Ica, #peru
๐Ÿ›ฌ htgbusvord just arrived in ๐Ÿ„ Lima, #peru
Has anyone been asked to show onward flight tickets when going to Peru? I am thinknig hold off buying one because I want to try getting Bolivia tourist visa in Lima and am unsure of my travel plan.
When I went to Peru in late May, I purchased a ticket to Bolivia from Tickets Bolivia (check your spam folder if you buy from there), but I was not asked for proof of onward travel - I never showed it to anyone.
I entered with an onward ticket back in June, no issues..
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