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Expat Life in Ecuador

Discussion forum for expats living in South American countries not listed above.

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Expat Life in Ecuador

Post Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:30 am

Wow...hard to believe the 'rest of South America' forum has had zero new posts in 6 months.

For anyone interested in Ecuador, and particularly Cuenca, you might try the following:

www.EcuadorForums.com
www.groups.yahoo.com/g...dor_Expats
www.groups.yahoo.com/g...ca_Ecuador

 

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Re: Expat Life in Ecuador

Post Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:29 am

Your forum and yahoo groups are very insightful. Plus I LOVE the photos! Thanks for sharing!


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Re: Expat Life in Ecuador

Post Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:44 pm

Hi, we visited Cuenca in August 2008, and found it a nice place to see for a few days, but certainly not our cup of tea to live there! It's cold, often around 8 - 10- degrees C. (40-ties in F.) and even worse, most hotels and restaurants do not have any heating. So, get dressed with a warm coat, when you go out for dinner! The stories about 'spring all year round' at some internet sites are just nonsense. It is a tough place to live. The surrounding areas are poor and of little attraction, at least to us. It also has the typical security issues of South America, where you better watch where and when to go. Not as bad as in Guayaquil, but still not the place to stroll at night time. Most places were empty after 8:00pm and restaurants had 1 or 2 tables busy at night. Not the place, when you try to socialize. The only attraction of Cuenca for living there is the very low cost of living! Crying or Very sad


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Re: Expat Life in Ecuador

Post Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:08 pm

We're up in Cotacachi and having a great time. Spending summers up here because Merida, Mexico is too hot this time of year. NO safety or security issues, small but lively expat community, this place is as close to the Mayberry of the Andes as you can get. Not for everyone, but perfect for us.

Wrote a little about it here.

 

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