Cajamarca is sometimes known as the capital of the Peruvian carnival, because of the effort and spirit that the locals put in to the annual national carnival. There are plenty of ways to get your bearings in a new city, you can try and meet with new people and have them show you around, you can visit the various information centers that most cities have, or you can go for a stroll around the city taking in some of its major attractions and important sites. In the case of Cajamarca, you can see an example of how Spanish influence spread throughout the city, and learn about the amazing history of it, simply by looking at the cathedral of Cajamarca. After you've marveled at the architecture you should visit the Ransom Room, which is considered to be the place the Incan Empire was brought to its knees. Another way of learning about living in Cajamarca is to get in touch with the thousands of expatriates from all over the world who have had similar experiences to your own, some even in this very city. Their forum posts and submitted articles on the InterNations website can be crucial when acclimatizing to life as an expat in Cajamarca.
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Before you jump in with both feet, and make that brave move abroad, you should consider some of the articles written in InterNations' Expat Magazine. The articles will clearly spell out exactly what forms you need to fill in, how you can make simple preparation plans for moving to Cajamarca, and what different situations you and your family might encounter. There are thousands of like-minded expatriates form the amazing InterNations community, most of which have lived in more than one country, and many are happy to help you with your transition to life abroad. Moving anywhere new can take years off your life with the stresses and strains, but InterNations is a website aimed at taking the edge off.
Quite often, when you've been relocated to start a job in a new place, the amount of time you have given to get yourself settled down before you start work is inadequate and you might quickly feel overwhelmed. You want to be certain that you can be successful with your time as an expat, and make the most of your expatriation - InterNations, and its global community can help that be a reality. Working in Cajamarca as an expatriate can be a challenging experience, but the features, articles and forum threads on the InterNations website have been designed to ease you in to expat life in Cajamarca and across the globe.