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Staying connected and getting informed in Lima is really easy. Peru has a varied press, numerous interesting and entertaining radio stations and various state and privately owned television channels. With the introduction of satellite and cable TV in Peru around 150 international TV channels including HD transmissions can be received.
Modern technology as well brought the internet with all its possibilities of additional information sources and social networks. Thousands of Internet Cafes are spread around town. A few municipalities in Lima offer Wi-Fi at some public place, so do an increasing number of cafes, malls and hotels. The cellphone market including smartphones and Blackberry is booming, the coverage in Lima is excellent.
And for those wanting to stay connected the traditional way, Peru's postal service is at least in Lima better than its reputation and for really important stuff there are a few courier services.
The national Peruvian postal service 'Serpost' is much better than its reputation. Receiving mail in Lima and sending it from Lima elsewhere is quite reliable, while outside the capital it's less dependable. Serpost has offices spread around town. A listing of all post offices in Lima...Read More
Instead of depending on your national and Peru's postal service Serpost, especially when sending and receiving important documents, the standard courier services of course also have offices in Lima. The shipment of letters and parcels from Lima to any other country in the world...Read More
At the end of February 2011 a new zip code system for whole Peru was introduced. While in the past only Lima and Callao had zip codes, now all cities and smaller settlements in the country are included in the new system. The new zip codes have 5 digits; the ones for Lima...Read More
In Lima a wide variety of newspapers is published. Around every corner you find a kiosk selling numerous dailies, well respected and reputable ones as well as lots of yellow press publications. Most newspapers have their own web page. Here you can either read the...Read More
Listening to the radio is a great way to improve your Spanish skills and get a feeling for the Peruvian music scene. Very popular here with young and old are Creole music, Cumbia, Salsa and Reggae; so quite a lot radio stations broadcast this music style. If you once in a while...Read More
If you want to bring your cell phone with you to Lima, make sure it works in Peru. To avoid frequency compatibility problems best have a GSM multi-band phone. While you can use your SIM card from home, be aware of high roaming charges. To avoid these fees, you can buy...Read More
State of the art technology didn't pass by Peru completely. In Lima you find numerous public places with free Wi-Fi. Some hotels and hostels as well as bigger shopping malls, a few cafes and restaurants, especially in Miraflores and San Isidro, also offer this service...Read More
As many Peruvians don't have their own computer or Internet access, you can find Internet cafes around every corner in Lima. Size, equipment and speed differ from location to location. But all Internet cafes offer at least surfing the web and e-mailing, calls via Skype...Read More