Category: Retiring in Ecuador

Learning Spanish Before Moving to Ecuador. Part 2

| November 15, 2012 | 23 Replies
Learning Spanish Before Moving to Ecuador. Part 2

Learning Spanish Before Moving to Ecuador   When I was four years old I slipped off a vinyl raft and sank to the bottom of my friends pool. I did not know how to swim. My older brother dove in to rescue me but not until I had been under for about a minute and […]

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Learning Spanish before the move to Ecuador

| November 9, 2012 | 19 Replies
Learning Spanish before the move to Ecuador

Spanish Therapy Before Ecuador This post is about the importance of learning Spanish before the move to Ecuador. But before I get into that I have another one of my off the wall stories…   I Need Therapy I actually like therapy. In my late 30’s I paid a guy $50 per hour just to […]

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Your Ecuador Your Life…. Dream or Nightmare?

| October 26, 2012 | 63 Replies
Your Ecuador Your Life…. Dream or Nightmare?

Your Ecuador Your Life…. Dream or Nightmare?   Here are a couple of real life experiences, influenced with my own set of values, high expectations, and then tempered with a litany of disappointments. So what the hell am I talking about? A story about a doggy, a car, and some Ecuador real estate.   The […]

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Ecuador’s Cost of Living

| October 19, 2012 | 71 Replies
Ecuador’s Cost of Living

Ecuador’s Cost of Living   Ecuador’s cost of living is a subject I have done a lot of research on the this blog. It is probably the subject I get most questions about.   I like writing this blog. I do research, figure things out for myself, then share it with anyone who wants to […]

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Ecuador… the Bad and the Ugly

| October 11, 2012 | 101 Replies
Ecuador… the Bad and the Ugly

Ecuador… the Bad and the Ugly It was about six months ago when I wrote an article about Ecuador, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. I spent a lot of time on the good things about Ecuador, but today we will talk about Ecuador… the Bad and the Ugly. Dreams to retire early, move […]

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Did You Know These Ecuador Facts ?

| October 1, 2012 | 41 Replies
Did You Know These Ecuador Facts ?

Did You Know These Ecuador Facts:   There are a lot of these Ecuador facts that I will post as I learn them. Some I get from books, but most of them come from asking questions and getting answers from friends and local people who live in Ecuador. If you have any interesting facts that […]

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Retire to Ecuador, Panama, or Costa Rica…

| September 20, 2012 | 22 Replies
Retire to Ecuador, Panama, or Costa Rica…

Retire to Ecuador on Your Social Security   So you are both getting close to retirement age and now what. Your retirement funds don’t look to great, and together you’ll be lucky to get $2100 a month from Social Security… Oh, and you are upside down on your house and you used up most of […]

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Fear of Retirement, Ecuador, and Change…

| September 16, 2012 | 53 Replies
Fear of Retirement, Ecuador, and Change…

  Change is inevitable. Knowing that nothing stays the same should make the transition a little easier.    This morning I had one of those moments. For a minute or two I started questioning myself about this plan to retire to Ecuador. This little fear of retirement does not happen to often but it did […]

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My Eyes Water Easy These Days

| September 10, 2012 | 18 Replies
My Eyes Water Easy These Days

  Puppy Love The Maggie Dog (13 years old) is not doing very well these days. I picked up both dogs from the sitter the day after we got back from Ecuador. I was told Maggie didn’t eat much and I was hoping it was separation anxiety or maybe her recent dental work. After just […]

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A Week in Ecuador… No Regrets Yet….

| August 26, 2012 | 24 Replies
A Week in Ecuador… No Regrets Yet….

A Week in Ecuador….  Pictures of Quito, Riobamba, and Cuenca Ecuador  2012   One of my traveling companions asked me a few days ago if I was feeling as strongly about moving to South America after spending another week in Ecuador on this second trip… I must admit that I am seeing things more clearly […]

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