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Moving Pets to Ecuador

| April 6, 2012 | 23 Replies
Moving Pets to Ecuador

  Moving Pets to Ecuador… Yes or No? Just last week at a small gathering I posed the question of “What is the most money you would spend on your pet before you say, no more?” A few friends considered their pet as just property and brought up the bad economy and just didn’t think […]

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Moving to Ecuador means Learning Spanish

| April 3, 2012 | 4 Replies
Moving to Ecuador means Learning Spanish

  In Ecuador and in California they say, “Quiero estas, estas, estas!” Yesterday we were at Mervyn’s shopping. There was this very cute niña pointing and yelling at her mom “estas, estas, estas”. Damn, I wanted to know what she was saying. With just that one word she was able to make her madre so […]

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Moving Sale… Everything Must Go

| April 2, 2012 | 5 Replies
Moving Sale… Everything Must Go

Moving To Ecuador My plan of moving to Ecuador has certainly taken me out of my comfort zone. The FOR SALE sign went up in the front yard last week and the first people came looking yesterday afternoon. They looked inside and outside the home for more than an hour. There are certain things that […]

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Moving to Ecuador

| March 31, 2012 | 2 Replies
Moving to Ecuador

Moving to Ecuador means Learning Spanish and Selling Everything I woke up this morning saying “Buenos dias” to myself and “Como estas”?  And my answer was “Me siento bien” (I feel good).  Waking up in Spanish is a pretty good sign that I am learning this new language. Albeit slowly, learning is learning. Still half […]

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Rick Rolled in Ecuador and Hawaii and California

| March 29, 2012 | 2 Replies
Rick Rolled in Ecuador and Hawaii and California

Rick Rolled in Ecuador   Trying to post 3 or 4 times a week but I’ve got nothing…. So I thought I would post a fun video I made… Hope I don’t embarrass anyone… There are a few shots from Cuenca, The New Cathedral, and inside The Casa Orodonez. I think there are shots from […]

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Cuenca Ecuador First Impressions…

| March 26, 2012 | 12 Replies
Cuenca Ecuador First Impressions…

Life In Ecuador By George Forgues I’m not a big fan of those big corporate run magazines that push all the best places in the world to retire. Some of the information they have is good, but their agenda is perfectly clear to me. When someone tries to motivate me by using “fear”, I run […]

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Riverside California Jazz Night

| March 25, 2012 | Reply
Riverside California Jazz Night

This post has nothing to do with Living in Ecuador. We had a great night in Riverside, California. Dinner at the Mission Inn and then an evening with “Big Bad Voodoo Daddy”.  Enjoyed his music a lot.

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Getting Real about Living in Ecuador

| March 24, 2012 | 8 Replies
Getting Real about Living in Ecuador

Living in Ecuador   When I started talking to my friends about a possible move from California to Ecuador the naysayers came out of the wood work. Out of 20 or so friends and family, only 4 were really excited about my dream of living in Ecuador… The others warned me about all the awful […]

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Ecuador is making my brain smarter!

| March 23, 2012 | 2 Replies
Ecuador is making my brain smarter!

I realized last night that my poor Ecuador blog was not a blog at all. I have mistakenly been adding “pages” instead of “posts”. Learning how to blog is a lot like learning a new language. I have no computer background so even the most basic programing tasks are difficult. A few hours of instructional […]

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Time for a Change

| January 18, 2012 | 5 Replies
Time for a Change

  The Time For Change is Now   “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending […]

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