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My Life in Ecuador Newsletter, Issue #023 --- Renting in Ecuador
December 08, 2013

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Issue #023, December 8, 2013

Already the last newsletter of 2013!?! Wow, this year flew by.

Renting in Ecuador

If you live in Ecuador at some point you will probably rent a house or an apartment. Knowing what to expect when renting is important since it may not be what you're used to.

For example: Did you know that most rentals do not come with a refrigerator or a stove? Also water...unless it looks something like this:

Prepare by budgeting some money for "set-up" costs. I recommend setting aside $1,500-2,000 (US) to buy appliances and any must-have furniture pieces. Once you have these items you get to cart them from one rental to the next. :)

There are few other things you should know before you rent. Read the complete article about Renting in Ecuador.
Photo Contest

First, we need to announce our monthly contest winner. Congrats to Melissa! Thanks for submitting your photo: Misty Morning in El Parque Metropolitano (seen below).

Misty Morning

Now it's time for our Photo of the Year Contest. "Misty Morning" along with the three photos below are eligible to win our yearly prize.

Look over the photos and pick your favorite.

You can vote at by clicking here or vote on Facebook by liking your favorite photo.

Winner announced January 10th, 2014.

Cuicocha Lake


Sunset in Same

Featured Hotel

When traveling to Mindo you'll want a place to relax after a long day of bird-watching and hiking.

We stayed at the Dragonfly Inn and loved it! Clean and comfortable plus a great breakfast.

For more info on the Dragonfly Inn click here.
Enjoy the rest of 2013.

Until next time...Jess

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