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Ecuador

Beachfront Retirement Communities For Expats In Ecuador

A study ranked Ecuador as the number one country for holiday makers and expats alike to make friends with local people and seamlessly blend into the community. The most obvious place to settle down in the country is arguably Cuenca, the capital of Azuay Province. At the end of 2017, an estimated 5000 expats called this city their home. Cuenca is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site thanks to its historical architecture. The city was not properl ...    more ...
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Looking To Slow Down And Enjoy Life More? Move To Ecuador!

Unfortunately, stress can be a regular part of life for many of us. We find it hard to slow down or take a break, and may not have time to stop or go on holiday. This fast paced, relentless way of life is never good for health or happiness. In the Western world, high costs of living, long working hours and less than desirable weather can be push factors for many who want to start life over, without the rush. Whether you want to experience a more ...    more ...
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Dealing With Culture Shock In Ecuador - Some Advice For New Expats

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Culture shock is an almost universal experience for expats, no matter where they go and how eager they are to get there. It doesn’t matter how excited you are about moving abroad; eventually, there are things about your new life that will get to you, and will make you feel frustrated, anxious, angry, resentful, or homesick. Even the most enthusiastic expats are affected when the reality collides with the dream.    more ...
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Moving To Ecuador With Children

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Ecuador is a multicultural country with one of the highest representations of indigenous cultures in South America. Covering just 283,560 sq. km of area in the northwestern part of South America, Ecuador may be a small country, but it’s known for its remarkable diversity. The country’s official language is Spanish, but thirteen indigenous languages are also spoken. The vibrant culture, along with other factors such as natural beauty and pleas ...    more ...
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The Reality Of Expat Life In Ecuador

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South America’s fourth-smallest country, Ecuador is a top expat destination, especially for retirees. Many foreigners choose to settle down here due to its low living costs, colorful culture and easy accessibility. There is also plenty to see and do in Ecuador.

However, living in a foreign location permanently can be hard, especially when the lifestyle is very different from your home country. Many expats from Western nations move away with ...    more ...


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