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Ecuador Visa Extensions

Here is more details about Ecuador visa extensions. We just finished our International Investing and Business seminar and Bonnie Keough displayed Ecuador exports there. Here is Bonnie’s display. See more about the course here. Many delegates then headed with Jean Marie onto Ecuador because Ecuador offers a lot of opportunity. To tap Ecuador’s opportunity sometimes requires that […]

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Everyday Magic from the Andes

Everyday Magic from the Andes By Merri Scott Ecuador soups are great. After experiencing years of work and study in the High Andes with the Taita Yatchaks, Gary and I became the humble recipients of many great gifts. It is my great pleasure to share them with you. Beginning in 1998, the Grandfathers (wisdom keepers) […]

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Cotacachi Shopping

Cotacachi shopping is great… especially for leather… but now it is even better. Quichua is the language of Ecuador’s indigenous population and the word for collection is “Wayka”. Cotacachi is a Wayka or collection of shops just as the staff at our hotel Inn Land of the Sun (formerly Meson de las Flores) is run […]

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Ecuador Tour Update July 2010

As of August 1st, Jean Marie Butterlin (whom we have been working with for some years) has acquired our Ecuador real estate business. Delegates at our Cotacachi Super Thinking plus Spanish Course. Jean Marie has added some new tours and expanded the length of others, so see the new schedule below. Jean Marie Butterlin, was born […]

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Ecuador Spices

Ecuador spices are special and really inexpensive and good. Several spices are really good for health, such as Turmeric and ginger… which in many countries are consumed almost every single day… or should be. So this article about Ecuador spices from Jean Marie Butterlin captured my attention. How spices and herbs from Ecuador will help […]

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Ecuador Beach Condo Mortgages

There are now some Ecuador beach condo mortgages available at the Vistazul beach in San Clemente. Financing for gringos is rare anywhere in Ecuador and this project and this area have been among our favorites since we first spotted this land with the developer, our friend Kjetil Haugan about 12 years ago. Vistazul is unique… […]

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Previous articles have looked at environmental micro business ideas that can help you earn in Ecuador or anywhere. There are few bigger global problems than the eroding environment… problems getting the oil our society desires… problems growing the food we need to eat… and marketing and distributing it. This is why Merri and  have been […]

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Ecuador Visa Update

Here is an Ecuador visa update from an Ecuador Living recommended attorney. A reader sent this note: Hi Gary,  I am very confused by the visa procedure.  The Ecuadorian Embassy is telling me that I cannot get a resident visa from the embassy in the US.  I am instructed to get a six month visa […]

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The Ecuador festival of Inti Raymi is celebrated near the longest day of the year. One day of the Inti Raymi festival in Cotacachi can turn dangerous and we recommend that visitors avoid Cotacachi on this day or at least stay away from the battle.  However the overall festival throughout the Andes is colorful and […]

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