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Topic: looking for a cheap, chill place to live

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looking for a cheap, chill place to live

« on: September 26 2006 10:09:00 »

i want to move to peru in august, and i'm looking for a laid-back town that isn't overrun with tourists.  any ideas on a town that's cheap and safe enough for a single girl, might have work for me as a teacher, and has a nice swell?  guess i'm being a little idealistic!



RE: looking for a cheap, chill place to live

« Reply #1 on: September 26 2006 21:09:00 »

Heh there. There’s lots of laid-back towns with few tourists and good swells – trouble would be to find teaching jobs there. Most teaching jobs would be in big cities – like Lima, or maybe Trujillo. You can always try to get a few students by local people who want to work in tourism – but it’s hard to get students this way and it doesn’t pay much. Some cheap towns with good swells are San Bartolo, Cerro Azul, Pacasmayo or Chicama. As far as safety – they’re all pretty safe – there’s places you should avoid and certain times you should avoid them, but that’s true for anyone, anywhere, not just single women and not just in the towns. Write me for more info if you want –



RE: looking for a cheap, chill place to live

« Reply #2 on: September 26 2006 23:09:00 »

Peru is definitely cheap....has great food...fantastic waves (mostly lefts) but to get a good job is pretty hard and I definitely wouldn't say it is a safe place according to Western standards.
Trujillo is maybe a city you want to check out where you can surfv Huanchaco and you are one hour away from the great lefts of Pacasmayo. All of the towns in Peru have a depressed third world economy. Beware of thieves and assaults.



RE: looking for a cheap, chill place to live

« Reply #3 on: October 08 2006 17:10:00 »

i have an english friend living in huanchaco and working - teaching english - at a school in trujillo. he's having a good time living by the beach and working in the city-town 20minutes away. i think trujillo is the best place in peru for this kind of lifestyle.



RE: looking for a cheap, chill place to live

« Reply #4 on: March 22 2014 14:03:00 »

I'm not a surfer, but recently I move to Trujillo with the initial idea to get little place at Huanchaco. In the end I decline that idea and move near a mall: close enought to Huanchaco, far away from the traffic, far enought to all the city acomodations.
To the point. There's delictive acts but on tge city limits and mostly focused on businesses and big amounts of money, not on walking people as most of Lima's people might think.

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