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by PTTurboe
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Web statistics
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: Web statistics

Why do you think time spent on a particular page is important if it is a one page visit?

Look at those one page visitors - see what pages those are - and rework the copy.

PT
by PTTurboe
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening a bank account - soles or dollars?
Replies: 19
Views: 3435

Re: Opening a bank account - soles or dollars?

George - those statistics do not include independent contractors. Like real estate agents, computer programmers, etc.

Government stats are a joke.

Here are the real stats:

http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_da ... ent-charts
by PTTurboe
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Australians in Lima
Replies: 37
Views: 8080

Re: Australians in Lima

Can you drink on that day because of the elections?
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starting a business
Replies: 10
Views: 2815

Re: Starting a business

I can't PM you...
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening a bank account - soles or dollars?
Replies: 19
Views: 3435

Re: Opening a bank account - soles or dollars?

The only problem is the exchange rate the banks charge. The dollar is toast. So is the US economy. Unemployment is at 20-25%. Both parties have been taken over. Goldman Sachs couped the Treasury 2 years ago. They are propping up the stock market and gaming it. See that 1,000 point drop 6 weeks ago? ...
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening a bank account - soles or dollars?
Replies: 19
Views: 3435

Re: Opening a bank account - soles or dollars?

That is not a bad idea Euroman.....
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No parties election weekend, other restrictions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

Re: No parties election weekend, other restrictions?

In Indiana the bars could not open until the polls were closed. Indiana is a lot like Peru in many aspects...
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starting a business
Replies: 10
Views: 2815

Re: Starting a business

What kind of web software?
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: MURDER
Replies: 13
Views: 2130

Re: MURDER

Out Pomeranian has become a rat killer. Thank goodness! He also likes to eat the fat pigeon/dove birds....
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starting a business
Replies: 10
Views: 2815

Re: Starting a business

What kind of freelancing?
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Starting a business
Replies: 10
Views: 2815

Re: Starting a business

Seems like everything but food and drink. Especially gas and car expenses.
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Hilton Hotel in Lima
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

Re: Hilton Hotel in Lima

Alan - that is good news. More hotels the cheaper I can stay in Miraflores a couple of weekends per month. I did not realize that you were with that school. I used to live at 644 Schell....
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living in Peru
Replies: 488
Views: 188000

Re: Cost of living in Peru

Schools are going to be your main problem on that budget. And nice housing. Once you get past those 2 things it is cheap to live here. Electricity is the same as the States. Everything is cheaper. Especially food. A maid is $250 a month. Being in the desert and all you will need that. A LOT of dust,...
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Prescription medication in Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 19840

Re: Prescription medication in Peru?

Are you in the medical field?

If not then no more discussion....
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: No parties election weekend, other restrictions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

Re: No parties election weekend, other restrictions?

Wow... Better stock up...
by PTTurboe
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Prescription medication in Peru?
Replies: 24
Views: 19840

Re: Prescription medication in Peru?

quite honestly, we have done research. Your assertion that antibiotics may help prevent heart attacks based on a 1999 study was largely disproven in a 2005 study. Show me those "studies". My "study" has been going on for 25 years. I have a drawer full of facts on heart attacks a...
by PTTurboe
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What Do You Do For Work?
Replies: 44
Views: 7671

Re: What Do You Do For Work?

Love my Jack...
by PTTurboe
Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need advice on shipping to Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

Re: Need advice on shipping to Peru

Yes, get an Agency you can trust....
by PTTurboe
Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Dying Middle Class (USA)
Replies: 27
Views: 4222

Re: The Dying Middle Class (USA)

Uh, read what I said...
by PTTurboe
Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to find Official Onward Passage Law
Replies: 31
Views: 4595

Re: Where to find Official Onward Passage Law

Has anyone had this problem from any country other than the USA? I you really want to play it safe pluck down the $600 or so for a full flexible return leg. Find out when it expires. They are usually good for at least 12 months. With Copa they are. And LAN. Then buy round trips to the USA or whereve...
by PTTurboe
Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What Do You Do For Work?
Replies: 44
Views: 7671

Re: What Do You Do For Work?

Very nice Euroman....
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Canadians are different from Americans
Replies: 21
Views: 2629

Re: Canadians are different from Americans

I left the USA because of government oppression. It is getting worse every day. Down here I have much more freedom because the government is not as oppressive. The USA is a police state. Virtual strip searches at the airport. Roadblocks. Cops on steroids (I would estimate 70%.) Police beatings. Tase...
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Strong domestic demand will help prevent economic volatility
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: Strong domestic demand will help prevent economic volatility

What percent of the economy is internal demand? Have any idea?
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Dying Middle Class (USA)
Replies: 27
Views: 4222

Re: The Dying Middle Class (USA)

And the best part is in Latin America you "work to live" not "live to work". Love it that Lima is a ghost town in the summer. And I love the beach...
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Taxes & Financial Advise
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Taxes & Financial Advise

I am using Ricardo for some stuff. I recommend him.
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Where to find Official Onward Passage Law
Replies: 31
Views: 4595

Re: Where to find Official Onward Passage Law

I have never been asked either on one ways. But, those are usually to Panama. LAN out of Miami is never a problem either. Keep a frigging email ticket from a DIFFERENT airline and change the dates. I do that and have it printed out. Never been asked. I know HTML so that helps. I do get attention com...
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Australians in Lima
Replies: 37
Views: 8080

Re: Australians in Lima

Can an American join you all?
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: What Do You Do For Work?
Replies: 44
Views: 7671

Re: What Do You Do For Work?

Website publisher, day trader, and kind of a real estate broker...
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Easy and Safe to Have Packages Delivered here?
Replies: 31
Views: 12089

Re: Easy and Safe to Have Packages Delivered here?

Where is the office in La Molina?
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cost of living in Peru
Replies: 488
Views: 188000

Re: Cost of living in Peru

There is mold everywhere...
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Need help with booking a flight
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: Need help with booking a flight

Costa Rica is expensive from here. I go to Panama City a lot and it is $440 on Copa one way. (Upgrade to business class is $200 more.) Then you got to get to San Jose....
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Canadians are different from Americans
Replies: 21
Views: 2629

Re: Canadians are different from Americans

Seems to be a lot of Aussies too. Eh?
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Frisbee anyone??
Replies: 39
Views: 5426

Re: Frisbee anyone??

I MISS DISC GOLF!!!!
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Opening a bank account - soles or dollars?
Replies: 19
Views: 3435

Re: Opening a bank account - soles or dollars?

Get both. They are linked.
by PTTurboe
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Visa Options (foreign income)
Replies: 39
Views: 6897

Re: Peruvian Visa Options (foreign income)

Hmmmm. SUNAT has no way of knowing what your world wide income is. They cannot even figure out how to tax the HUGE cash economies of the three Conas. The problem is that they keep shortening the Visa times when you come back in and out. Once you get your CE your employer prints off a Sunat form righ...
by PTTurboe
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Investors eye LatAm as new securitization frontier
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Investors eye LatAm as new securitization frontier

Now, their sights are set on SA....
by PTTurboe
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Reverse Culture Shock
Replies: 36
Views: 4842

Re: Reverse Culture Shock

I REALLY miss good cheese...
by PTTurboe
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Peruvian Visa Options (foreign income)
Replies: 39
Views: 6897

Re: Peruvian Visa Options (foreign income)

I met with an attorney and am getting my CE. Signing an employment contract.

COOL...
by PTTurboe
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Moving to and Starting Business In Peru. Need Advise Please
Replies: 9
Views: 4523

Re: Moving to and Starting Business In Peru. Need Advise Please

Alan - I would be interested in getting together to share business ideas. Let me know...
by PTTurboe
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Internet Speed & Reliability
Replies: 48
Views: 19144

Re: Internet Speed & Reliability

Really?????

Count me in - that is my business....
by PTTurboe
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel Peru is becoming more unsafe every day?
Replies: 76
Views: 12723

Re: Do you feel Peru is becoming more unsafe every day?

Also, most people do not understand how culturally and demographically different the US is from Canada. Canada does not have the War on Drugs which is responsible for a lot -- if not most of -- the violent crime in the USA. And Reagan started that War. A total failure. And we lost a lot of our Const...
by PTTurboe
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel Peru is becoming more unsafe every day?
Replies: 76
Views: 12723

Re: Do you feel Peru is becoming more unsafe every day?

Yep Tupac - an armed society is a polite society. AZ is heavily armed. I am just looking for a safe place outside of the USA right now. I do not like living in a debt and police state. The dollar is going to crash and so will society. The country is heading in the wrong direction in a big way and I ...
by PTTurboe
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border official attempted to refuse tourist visa
Replies: 23
Views: 3653

Re: Border official attempted to refuse tourist visa

Thanks... Maybe we should start a new thread because things have changed. And taxes and residency kinda go hand in hand if you are from the US. The "free trade" agreement between the US and Peru is in force and one of the provisions was a tax treaty. I cannot find it in the "signed ag...
by PTTurboe
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Believers see the light deep in the Peruvian jungle
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: Believers see the light deep in the Peruvian jungle

I had a friend here in Lima tell me that is where I should go. I bookmarked you!
by PTTurboe
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Sending money Out of Peru.
Replies: 7
Views: 2167

Re: Sending money Out of Peru.

Thanks all for the input!
by PTTurboe
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Border official attempted to refuse tourist visa
Replies: 23
Views: 3653

Re: Border official attempted to refuse tourist visa

How do they know what your income taxes would be outside of Peru? Anyone pay these income taxes? Wonder why Peru did this? They could get some pensionado business if they did not do this. That was $600 a month. Is that still valid? http://www.paradiseuruguayblog.com/2010/08/local-attorney-provides-u...
by PTTurboe
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel Peru is becoming more unsafe every day?
Replies: 76
Views: 12723

Re: Do you feel Peru is becoming more unsafe every day?

mahou123 - I agree with you. Only a gun when In travel or in the home.

You need to know that if you shoot a robber and they have no gun you are committing a crime. You can only meet force with equal force here. There was a great editorial in the Commercial about this a while back.
by PTTurboe
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Do you feel Peru is becoming more unsafe every day?
Replies: 76
Views: 12723

Re: Do you feel Peru is becoming more unsafe every day?

(You know Americorp - I am not going to argue this point. I have argued this for a very long time and the statistics are there. Lott has a lot (ha) of detractors but the reason that CC is now all over the US is because of his numbers and statistics. Police are not stupid. Most police are pro-gun. Th...
by PTTurboe
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Introduce Yourself!
Replies: 937
Views: 212823

Re: Introduce Yourself!

There is real no expat community in La Molina. I see more gringos in 2 hours in Miraflores than a month here. Schools you need to research. You will be spending anywhere from $750 a month to $1,200 a month per kid for 10 months for a good school. And some schools have upfront fees like FDR (American...

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