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Ecuador’s Beaches . . .

| August 30, 2014 | 39 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 | 75 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 | 76 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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Fun Facts About Ecuador

| April 30, 2014 | 43 Replies
Fun Facts About Ecuador

  Fun Facts About Ecuador   I have learned a lot of fun facts about Ecuador in these last couple of weeks. In Ecuador they have marathon “Storage Wars” programing on the A&E Network. Ecuadorians love this program. Probably because they don’t understand why people would pay to store all that perfectly good stuff. Consumer […]

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Living in Ecuador 2014

| April 10, 2014 | 76 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 | 47 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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