Ecuador has so many tantalizing features and wonders that make life more. For example the wonderful ripe food at such low prices. One feels deprived going back north. There is such a huge variety…and it’s fresh and ripe. Fruit and vegetables we can only dream of! (See the organic fruits below.)
Not to mention the excitement of the market, the colors, smells, exciting tastes and energetic sounds. Nothing like you’ll find in the cold sterility of shops back home.
Merri and I love to stroll through native markets. What piles and mounds of field ripe fruit spring from the lush mercado! Bananas, pineapples, mangos, apples, pears, huge lush purple grapes, babacos, naranjillas, maracuyas, berries of every sort, plums, cherries, corn, potatoes, every type of vegetable and fruit imaginable, just picked, ready to eat. Nothing is plastic wrapped! Squeeze, sniff and really eyeball the food before you choose, to get exactly what we want. The vendors make us feel like a king for buying from them as well. Their smiles are better than the fruit! No amount of money can buy such friendliness. Yet here prices are so low the food seems free.
The scenery of the mountains, lakes and sea in Ecuador is also incredibly varied and amazing.
Going from the coastal plain to the mountains you see the same bio diversity in Ecuador as going from the Equator to the Arctic Circle. Flora ranges from Ceibo trees to hardy mountain bushes.
Amazing homes can be owned at a fraction of the cost up north. One can still have the dream life, incredible home, maids, gardeners, even cooks and drivers. Sweet people and a sweet life surround those who are living here.
There is so much to know that I have asked our friends who have visited Ecuador to add their experiences and share this wonderful Land of the Sun.
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Gary and Merri Scott