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Roads in Ecuador

Well, I have just traveled to the coast from Quito for the first time in a year. Good news and bad news! It took us 13 hours in a slow bus being driven by a careful driver. There’s a happy medium somewhere but definitely we erred maybe too much on safety. We took the route […]

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Ecuador Living Services

Ecuador Living services can be confusing because we offer so much for those with an interest in Ecuador . Also our Garyascott.com site covers Ecuador services to a limited degree as well. A reader just sent a note expressing this confusion and my explanation may be helpful to you. The reader wrote: “Dear Gary, Thank […]

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Ecuador Beaches

Ecuador beaches are great. I know because we are just back from a trip to the Ecuador beach, an eleven hour jaunt in a van…trusty Jorge behind the wheel. We trundled off at 4:30 in the morn with our good friends from Telluride, Bob and Barbara Humphrey, heading down…down…down from 7,800 feet here to the […]

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Ecuador Literacy

Ecuador Literacy is dropping. Over the last 40 years, there has been a 76.7% decrease in the illiteracy rate in Ecuador leaving the current Ecuador literacy rate at about 90%. Yet there are over a million individuals needing literacy instruction in Ecuador . There are an insufficient number of formal schools in Ecuador which means […]

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Latin American liquidity grows in importance with the US real estate market in the doldrums, the US economy in recession and global stock markets on the way down. So this Ecuador Living reader asked a good question: “Hi Gary , I really appreciate the no-fluff, candid information and advice you provide your readers; and your […]

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Ecuador Culture and Ethics

Ecuador culture and ethics are reasons we love living here. Merri and I selected the village of Cotacachi as our winter home because opportunity abounds. Yet there is much more. The ethics of the culture here is wonderful! This is our home and the headquarters of our foundation because it is noted as one of […]

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Cotacachi Ecuador hotels are good, including a Chateaux & Relais spa. However the colonial Inn El Meson de las Flores is a special Cotacachi Ecuador hotel. Here are some snapshots of the El Meson de las Flores Inn. We hope we can help you. Built over 150 years ago, the entrance this Inn at Cotacachi […]

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Health Insurance

I am amazed that, with all the helpful information on living in Ecuador, no one has mentioned anything at all about health insurance (especially for retirees who cannot use Medicare in Ecuador).  I know there are private hospitals in Quito (Metropolitano, for instance) but what are the costs to join?  Does anybody know?

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Ecuador Galapagos Opportunity

Ecuador Galapagos opportunities are rare. When there is a chance to invest in the Galapagos the opportunity can be very attractive. Ecuador and Galapagos investing can increase safety and profit potential because there are few places that provide such potential…as Ecuador and especially Galapagos. The brand image of Galapagos is unique. Ecuador offers excellent business […]

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… looking for information for a one month rental for the summer of 2008 in the Otavalo or Cotacachi area … thanks … please reply to:  jackmoss@mail.com

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