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Living in Ecuador 2014

| April 10, 2014 | 72 Replies
Living in Ecuador 2014

“Do you ever get the feeling that the world is a tuxedo and you are a pair of brown shoes?”   George Gobel   Living in Ecuador 2014   This post is coming to you from downtown Cuenca, Ecuador. We are finally living in Ecuador and doing well. Lets make this first post easy on […]

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Moving to Ecuador This Week

| March 31, 2014 | 46 Replies
Moving to Ecuador This Week

  If It Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It!   We are finally moving to Ecuador. These last 4 months have been the craziest time, and this final 30 days has been completely out of control. Tomorrow we finally leave for the airport. We have booked a nice room near LAX to rest up before […]

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Why Ecuador, Why Not?

| February 28, 2014 | 58 Replies
Why Ecuador, Why Not?

  Why Ecuador? This whole Ecuador thing started almost three years ago… One day I am a moderately successful custom home builder and the next day I am retiring 10 years early, selling everything, and moving to South America… Who does something like that? It looks like we do and we are now exactly 30 […]

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Moving to Ecuador in 2014

| January 31, 2014 | 73 Replies
Moving to Ecuador in 2014

  We Are Finally Moving to Ecuador Happy New Year Everyone. The countdown has begun. We are less than a month and a half away from moving to Ecuador and we still have a house to sell, three cars to sell, and an ongoing “Investor Visa” process we will talk about today. I think I […]

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The Holiday Issue of Ecuador George

| December 24, 2013 | 28 Replies
The Holiday Issue of Ecuador George

Merry Christmas from Ecuador George Merry Christmas everyone. I am up against the clock today. Leaving on a train to Flagstaff for the holiday. Hope I can write this in two hours. It is Christmas Eve at around noon time. I stole this picture to the right because it is so cute. Click on the […]

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Ecuador Blogs….Which Ones Should You Read?

| December 3, 2013 | 38 Replies
Ecuador Blogs….Which Ones Should You Read?

  Ecuador Blogs and Forums…. Ecuador  George Lets try and guess how many Ecuador blogs and forums there are… Go ahead and pick a number…. Lots and lots of them, that is for sure. A good guess might be somewhere between 300 and 500.  Some of these are more active than others. So which ones […]

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Retire in Ecuador and Survive Like a Champ

| October 14, 2013 | 90 Replies
Retire in Ecuador and Survive Like a Champ

Can You Retire in Ecuador and Survive?   Retire in Ecuador…. Easy enough. Sell everything, get on a plane, get your visa, rent an apartment, go get some food, find a nice park to sit in, live happily ever after….   Boy, that is just what I’m looking for. So what the hell happened? How […]

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Happy and Gay in Ecuador

| June 25, 2013 | 94 Replies
Happy and Gay in Ecuador

  Happy and Gay in Ecuador   I am in a mood tonight… Lets see if it affects my writing. This is going to be a little bit about being gay in Ecuador, and a lot about why you keep asking me if it’s ok…. It is midnight here. It is dead silent. There is […]

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So, You Want to Retire in Cuenca Ecuador…

| May 27, 2013 | 84 Replies
So, You Want to Retire in Cuenca Ecuador…

Retire in Cuenca Ecuador… Yes or No?   Have I said thank you recently? Readership keeps growing on this site. Thank you for that. We have over 500 subscriptions and a thoughtful and intelligent community that tunes in and comments on whatever the topic of the week is. We are well over 20,000 hits a […]

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What Do Ecuadorians Think About Americans in Ecuador?

| May 10, 2013 | 102 Replies
What Do Ecuadorians Think About Americans in Ecuador?

  Americans in Ecuador Do You Care About What Ecuadorians Think About You?   (part 2) Lets start with a couple of short stories today…   An Ugly Touchdown in Guayaquil I was pretty tired when our plane landed at Guayaquil International… Another long flight from the states. It was almost mid-night as the plane […]

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