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The Culture of Ecuador… Just Relax Already

| May 3, 2012 | 4 Replies
The Culture of Ecuador… Just Relax Already

We were standing in line at Quito’s airport when I got my first taste of the culture. Picture a line of a hundred people and we are trying to merge into that line. There was no way for us to get to the back of the line because the section was roped off. We waited […]

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How Many of us are Moving to Ecuador?

| April 30, 2012 | 24 Replies
How Many of us are Moving to Ecuador?

Moving to Ecuador?   I believe there are a hundred people, right now, dreaming about moving to a foreign country, maybe moving to Ecuador, maybe the city is Cuenca or Manta or Canoa. But who will actually take it to the next level? How many will get that passport, make the reservations, get on a plane […]

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What is an Ugly American?

| April 27, 2012 | 10 Replies
What is an Ugly American?

Are There Ugly Americans Living in Ecuador? I don’t like the term Ugly American or Ugly Expat. These terms are so negative.  Most expatriates adjust just fine to new cultures and find it to be a great adventure. Attitude will determine your success at making these adjustments.  Embracing the local culture has always worked for […]

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Does the term Expat mean Unpatriotic?

| April 22, 2012 | 12 Replies
Does the term Expat mean Unpatriotic?

  By George Forgues   How Do You Feel About the State of Our Union? It troubles me that I have become so negative and cynical on this subject and I am not even an Expat yet. I don’t often speak about this because of the lingering anxiety it causes.  I’m not one to give […]

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Ecuador Facts We Should All Know

| April 20, 2012 | 20 Replies
Ecuador Facts We Should All Know

  Republica del Ecuador (Republic of the Equator) I thought it would be nice to know some basic information about Ecuador. Maybe a basic history of Ecuador, population of Ecuador, and some general information that everyone should know. I will make this short and sweet and add a few fun facts at the end… What […]

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Cost of Living in Ecuador

| April 17, 2012 | 20 Replies
Cost of Living in Ecuador

Cost of Living in Ecuador   What is the real cost of living in Ecuador? This is a question that is hyped all the time… “Two people together can live for $600 per month in beautiful Ecuador.”  How can that be possible? Lets do the math.   The lowest cost of living in Ecuador budget. Here […]

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Ecuador… More Living with Less Stuff

| April 16, 2012 | 8 Replies
Ecuador… More Living with Less Stuff

Ecuador… More Living with Less Stuff   I remember when I was young and had my entire life ahead of me. There was never a reason to look back, only forward to all the possibilities. Then, at a certain age, I stopped looking forward. Instead I started looking around to see what I had accomplished […]

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Retiring to Ecuador?

| April 11, 2012 | 2 Replies
Retiring to Ecuador?

  by George Forgues Are You Thinking About Retiring to Ecuador? Don’t make any final choice about retirement until you visit your dream spot at least twice. My retirement rule is “Visit, Visit again, Live for a while, and then Retire”. Also, understand that nothing in life is static. Expect and plan for change. Costa […]

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Ecuador Living…The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

| April 10, 2012 | 1 Reply
Ecuador Living…The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Ecuador Living… The Good… The Bad… The Ugly By George Forgues   The Good   Friendly helpful people everywhere So, you are thinking about retiring and doing some Ecuador living?  If you are going to be living in Ecuador, the most important thing about any destination should be the people. A beautiful destination that is not […]

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Where is Ecuador?

| April 9, 2012 | Reply
Where is Ecuador?

The 12 Most Popular Questions about Ecuador….  Last month 16.6 million people typed “Where is Ecuador” into their Google search engine. That makes Where is Ecuador the number one query on the subject of “Ecuador”.   A not even close second was “Quito Ecuador” with 301,000 searches and then in third place were requests for a […]

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