Visit www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm then select a region or a country from the drop down menu. EMBASSIES In order to find out more about your destination country, it’s tourism, and if needed, how to apply for a visa, you can visit their specific Embassy. Each country has an Embassy within the US that has a very capable staff that is willing to help you. Peru: www.peruvianembassy.us INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES Indo-European Languages offers free foreign language tutorials. This is a great place to brush up on simple phrases in Spanish or Portuguese. While the dialects will differ from country to country, this will at least provide you with a basis on which to build your language once in your project country. Just visit www.ielanguages.com and select the language in which you would like to be tutored. STEVE KROPLA’S HELP FOR WORLD TRAVELERS Steve Kropla’s Help for World Travelers website, among other resources, provides a “World Electric Guide.” This is a guide to some important issues when deciding to use your electrical appliances in another country. It includes a table describing electrical systems worldwide, illustrations on electrical plugs you may run across, advice on using your computer and other general advice that you may find helpful. You can read more about global electric systems by going to www.kropla.com/electric2.htm. Peru uses a 220 V system (most appliances purchased in the US are compatible with this voltage).
Published on Mar 27, 2012
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