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Ecuador real estate sometimes amazes. Here your savings stretch to buy real estate that in other parts you just could not buy. Ecuador is sometimes labelled a developing country which is usually interpreted that it is poor. In dollars and cents some might consider this to be the case, but the surprising truth is that […]

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This area is potentially, one of the best places to speculate on rising beach property values. This is not my view but a conviction of several local real estate folks. It’s not hard to see why really. Manta is a booming town and it’s citizens are increasing in number and becoming wealthier by the year. […]

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Discover the anti-aging secret in the Andes of a sinless ice cream of Mama Rosalia!

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After staying at Jim cheek’s home he drove me into Manta. It was still carnival. One word of advice, do book some accomodation before you even think about setting out to the coast during this vacation. Manta was every bit as much a mad house as Crucita. The main beach, Murcielago was packed to the […]

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Burst in your Mouth Organic Gourmet Meals to enjoy with Ecuador Living!

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I’m spending Carnival in Crucita. Carnival is not celebrated so spectacularly as it is in Brazil, or even New Orleans. But if planned enthusiastic devotion to hedonistic pursuits are a yardstick then Ecuadorians score high. These are the rules:- you must not work unless you are serving others; if it’s at all possible you must […]

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Well, it was time to hit the road and see what was new on the Manabi coast since I was down there a year ago. I’d been to Esmeraldas a few months ago but Manabi is totally different. Esmeraldas is more humid, or maybe tropical sounds better, whilst Manabi is closer to the equator, drier […]

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Well, after arriving last night in the un-seasonal drizzle I awoke to see clear skies. It seems that El Niño, which brings warm currents and more rain, has turned up like an un-invited guest to the Carnival festivities this year. The Ecuadorians will ignore this and turn up in tens of thousands to the coast […]

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