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Where to Live in Ecuador

Lots of articles that say Ecuador is the perfect place to retire, but Ecuador has tons of variety. So maybe you wonder, "Where should I live in Ecuador?"

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Ecuador New Years Eve

In Ecuador New Years Eve is a huge deal. Parties include the burning of dummies and men dressing as widows?!?

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Ecuador Health: Staying healthy during your trip

Ecuador Health: Things to be aware of that could ruin your trip. Avoid them and enjoy you time in Ecuador!

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Ecuador Housing

What to expect from Ecuador housing. Common construction materials, heating, a/c, water, etc.

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Ecuador Expat File: Renato

In this Expat File, meet an Italian who did his research and fell in love with Salinas, Ecuador.

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Fundación Ecuador Volunteer

At EVF, we are experience in arranging the volunteer programs to experience the several destinations. At here you can experience the international volunteer

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Helping Expats Group

Assistance for: Tourist visa Residence visas Cedulas Wills IESS Translations Taxes refunded for Senior Business tax return Marriage registrations Translations.

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Tena House For Sale

This house just outside Tena has rental potential with two small apartments in addition to the three bedroom main house. Large lot in quiet neighborhood.

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Banos Thermal Pools

The Banos thermal pools maybe one of the most famous attractions the town has. There are several options to choose from as well as lap pools for swimmers.

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Ecuador Money: What to bring on your trip.

Ecuador money. What currency will you need for your trip to Ecuador. Watch out for counterfeits.

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Archidona Zoo: El Arca

The Archidona Zoo is a great way to take a beautiful walk through the jungle and see some beautiful birds and animals.

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Dogs Obedience School

Happy Dogs, Happy Owners Robert C. received his life call at the age of 8 years old when he trained his first dog, Jack, on his own. Years later, he turned

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7.8 Earthquake on Ecuador's Coast

Last night there were two big earthquakes in Ecuador. One near Pedernales 7.8 and another near Bahia de Caraquez 5.5. There are over 233 reported dead with hundreds injured. Entire buildings have been destroyed. Others, like the Manta and Guayaquil airports, have suffered damage.

Culture Shock travel

The toilet paper issue is in many countries. It is the same in China and many of the bathrooms there are simply ceramic holes. In Canada, the toilet

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Achotillo: Exotic Fruit

Achotillo or rambutan, not to be confused with achoite, is a sweet tropical fruit found in Ecuador and other countries.

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Shipping a Vehicle to Ecuador is Easier than You Think

Guest Blog Post: "To ease the transition [of moving to Ecuador], it is recommended that you have your personal vehicle shipped over so that traveling your new surroundings isn’t an obstacle."

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Ailola Quito Spanish School

We are a Spanish School in the historical center of Quito with many years of experience in teaching Spanish to foreign students. We offer individual classes,

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Laguna Azul, Tena, Ecuador

Laguna Azul just outside Tena Ecuador is a popular spot for tourists. There are several natural pools and a "water-slide" right in the river.

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New Visa Prices for 2016

As of tomorrow resident and non-resident visa prices are going up. I've updated prices throughout the website, but I apologize if I missed one. FYI: If you come across a price under $400 it is probably wrong.

Casa del Arbol: Baños Ecuador Swing

The Casa del Arbol is a great place in Baños Ecuador where you can swing over the edge of a mountain with an active volcano in the background. Fun and safe for the whole family.

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Ecuador travel Direct tour operator offer the best cruises and tours around Ecuador, Galapagos and South America. Amazon Expeditions, Highlands Adventures,

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Ecuador Day of the Dead

Ecuador celebrates the Day of the Dead or "Dia de los Difuntos" on November 2nd. It's one of the most popular holidays of the year.

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Accessing US Television in Ecuador

Guest Blog Post: Accessing US television in Ecuador is possible. There is a way around silly region restrictions, and it is the best way to stream no matter where in the world you might be.

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Ecuador Expat Resources

I'm compiling an Ecuador Expat Resources List. Most of these I've used myself while searching for answers to common relocation questions.

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Intiñan Museum

The Intiñan Museum has an equator marker that is closer to the right spot than the monument next door. Plus the activities and displays make it a lot of fun.

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Quito's Presidential Palace

Quito's Presidential Palace or Palacio de Carondelet is located in the historic center. You can sign up for a free guided tour in English or Spanish.

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El Panecillo Quito Ecuador

El Panecillo in Quito is a hill on which a winged virgin was built. From this viewpoint you can see the expanse of Quito and the surrounding mountains.

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Quito Bus Tour

A great way to see the highlights of Ecuador's capital is the Quito Bus Tour. An added bonus: you can get off in areas you want to explore and catch the next bus that comes through.

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Moving to Ecuador: Pros and Cons

A Moving to Ecuador Pros and Cons list is a must. The pros are extolled daily, but sometimes we don't hear enough about the cons.

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Working in Ecuador

Working in Ecuador. Need work while in Ecuador? Read a few suggestions on possible work opportunities.

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