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Six Months in Ecuador

| November 18, 2014 | 68 Replies
Six Months in Ecuador

  Six Months in Ecuador Lots to talk about this time. My sacroiliac decided to flare up right after my sprained ankle healed. But because I am not one to complain, and am grateful for every breath I take, no matter how painful, we will move onward and upward as I tighten the new man […]

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Ecuador Real Estate

| November 4, 2014 | 68 Replies
Ecuador Real Estate

  Ecuador Real Estate… Rental Properties Lets talk about Ecuador Real Estate today, and in particular, renting a house or an apartment in Ecuador. We just finished moving so I will continue with our little adventure from the last post, and share what we learned from this experience. And that includes rental costs, moving costs, […]

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Interesting Info About Ecuador

| October 17, 2014 | 69 Replies
Interesting Info About Ecuador

  Interesting Info About Ecuador   Moving Again to a New Apartment I am having a moment today. But lets see how this all works out over the next few days. I am writing all of this while it is happening (in real time, so this part of the story actually happened a week ago). […]

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Buying Property in Ecuador

| September 27, 2014 | 49 Replies
Buying Property in Ecuador

  Retirement Hell,  Retirement Heaven.  You Pick.   When was the last time someone lied to you? Hurts, doesn’t it? How about the last time you loaned someone money and they didn’t pay you back? Think back, we’ve all done it. Remember that friend you helped? You co-signed his car loan and he never made […]

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Ecuador’s Beaches . . .

| August 30, 2014 | 43 Replies
Ecuador’s Beaches . . .

  Ecuador’s Beaches   So, you want to live near the ocean, maybe on one of Ecuador’s Beaches, maybe right on the water? And you have so many questions…. What are the people like, and what is the weather like? Is it safe, are the beaches clean, and will I be able to afford it? […]

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Cuenca Ecuador. . . A Good Place To Live

| August 7, 2014 | 82 Replies
Cuenca Ecuador. . . A Good Place To Live

  Just Another Day in Cuenca Ecuador   We are walking in Cuenca, a man in a slow passing truck sneezes.  I yell  “god bless you” and Chad yells “salud“.  He sticks his head out of his moving truck and yells back, “thank you” and “gracias”…   I’m buying groceries at Coral and I give […]

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Travel At Your Own Risk

| July 24, 2014 | 50 Replies
Travel At Your Own Risk

Our first trip back to the states…. We left Cuenca on June 30th, and took the $8 bus ride to Guayaquil, a four hour trip that was pretty easy going. This is the cheapest way to get to Guayaquil and surprisingly relaxing. Make sure you go to the bathroom at the Cuenca Bus Station before […]

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Is Ecuador Dangerous?

| June 17, 2014 | 70 Replies
Is Ecuador Dangerous?

  Is Ecuador Dangerous?   I hear the same questions all the time… Is Ecuador Dangerous? Can I bring my guns with me? Is the food safe to eat? Can you drink the water? Do the locals hate us? When I was still in California, someone told me to be extra careful when visiting Ecuador […]

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Cost of Living in Cuenca Ecuador 2014

| June 10, 2014 | 78 Replies
Cost of Living in Cuenca Ecuador 2014

  Cost of Living in Cuenca Ecuador 2014 This information was kept current every day during our second month in Ecuador. These numbers should give a good indication as to what normal expenses will be for the coming months. I was hoping it would be a little less, but we would have to stop eating […]

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Living in Cuenca Ecuador

| May 29, 2014 | 64 Replies
Living in Cuenca Ecuador

  Living in Cuenca Ecuador We have been living in Cuenca Ecuador for almost 2 months. We have a great apartment. All remodeled and clean with nice furniture. ($650 per month). And we are finally navigating the city pretty well… But with every new place comes a few quirks. I clean up every morning in […]

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