Category: Retiring in Ecuador

Galapagos Islands Ecuador

| March 30, 2015 | 47 Replies
Galapagos Islands Ecuador

  Galapagos Islands Ecuador Before we get started with what I am calling a photo blog of our budget trip to Galapagos Islands Ecuador, I need to cover a couple of things. First of all, this is post number 100 for Ecuador George. An author friend of mine told me a while back that when […]

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I Love Ecuador

| February 21, 2015 | 51 Replies
I Love Ecuador

  I Love Ecuador Lets start the love fest right now. First of all, thank you to everyone who voted for this site in GringoPost’s Best Of Contest. Looks like there were enough votes to officially make this a favorite for local blog readers. Thank you. We did celebrate by baking a bundt cake. See […]

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Ecuador 2015….. Feliz Año Nuevo

| January 23, 2015 | 84 Replies
Ecuador 2015…..  Feliz Año Nuevo

  Ecuador 2015   Happy New Year everyone. Ecuador 2015 is going to be the best year ever. Today we are going to talk about making better choices, and some of those choices will not be easy. We will go on a little fantasy ride to a better place. And then we have a little […]

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Christmas Confessions… Ecuador 2014

| December 24, 2014 | 79 Replies
Christmas Confessions… Ecuador 2014

Bless Me Father, For I’m About To Sin Part One       (Jack and Paula) We’ve decided to leave the country and retire in South America. It’s the place that seems to be the most affordable. Dammit, I thought there would be more in our savings account, but things didn’t work out like I […]

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Ecuador George does Medellin Colombia

| December 10, 2014 | 75 Replies
Ecuador George does Medellin Colombia

  Medellin Colombia… Is It Dangerous?   We should have known better. Everyone warned us about traveling to Colombia…   “Medellin Colombia is dangerous. Be extra careful because there is a lot of violent crime and a lot of drugs.” “Just stay home, why risk it all. Why go to a place that you know […]

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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 | 57 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 | 45 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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