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New Ecuador Legal Services

Our friend and attorney, Floridalva Zambrano, is offering a great new Ecuador Legal Service for Ecuador Living club members. Flori does all of our legal work on the coast and is expanding her services including American title insurance on Ecuador property. She wrote: Dear Gary,  the website www.zambranoyasociados.com is ready.  We have seen many clients […]

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Ecuador is very extraordinary and yet has power in the ordinary in many really good ways! Here are ways you can profit from ordinary. One great thing about Ecuador is that so many ordinary things are so good! Ordinary fruit and vegetables… delicious and just picked ripe… at really low prices. Meals in ordinary restaurants are so […]

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Ecuador in WWIV

Ecuador might be a great place to live during WWIV… which may (by the way) be taking place now.  See what I mean below. First, let’s remember there are only three days left to order Ecuador flowers for Easter. See how to order Ecuador flowers for Easter here Second see an update on this Cuenca rental […]

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Trading Down Story

Trading Down in the global economy is accelerating as middle classes around the world grow.  This is one big reason behind the growth of the expat population in Ecuador. We can see an example of Trading Down that started in 1954 reflected in Ray Krocs concept of franchising and fast food. Ray Kroc 1954 from […]

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Don’t Get Taken for a Ride … on an Ecuador Bus. Merri and I have used tour buses like this for thousands of our readers. They are great! Public buses like this are to be avoided! I cannot tell you how many times I have received notes like this one which arrived last week. Hi […]

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Andean Diet for Spring

Spring into cycles with Andean nutrition. This week we welcome in Spring! The orange groves here are bursting with blossoms and our house awash in their sweet perfume. Sunset over our orange grove. We are filling our rooms with lilies from Ecuador for Easter. See details on Ecuador Lilies for Easter here. When the seasons […]

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The Power of Spanish in Ecuador

There is power of communication which makes it possible to learn how to speak Spanish in just three days. Merri and I have always been focused on function over form. Our value judgements are based around the question…  “How does it work?” not “How does it look?” When I go into our orange grove to […]

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Another Way to Watch Ecuador TV

See another way to watch TV in Ecuador below. Order Ecuador lilies for Easter here Our recent message on the Network Challenge looked at ways to watch Ecuador TV use Amazon.com – Hulu.com DirectTV in Ecuador. DirectTV Blimp. A reader shared this update and wrote: I enjoy your newsletter and information – Ecuador maybe in […]

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5% Tax and Ecuador’s Change

Why did the Ecuador government create a 2% exit tax and then raise it to 5%? Businesses expect that tax to be raised even more. Ecuador’s taxman is the SRI and if taxes are not paid businesses are closed and these signs posted. The answer is to protect Ecuador’s foreign reserves in US dollars.  Ecuador […]

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Ecuador Lilies for Easter

Fresh Ecuador lilies delivered by Fedex to your home in the USA Two Days Before Easter. You can order Ecuador Lilies here. ($84) Save $24. Become an Ecuador Living Club member and get your first order of Ecuador lilies or roses at nearly save price. $179. Once Merri surprised me with fresh Ecuador Lilies! I […]

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