Update (October 2015): This product is no longer available. Here are some great resources on living in Ecuador.
So, are you undecided about moving abroad? Are you thinking about Cuenca, but not quite sure? You should check out: Live or Retire Overseas DVD: Cuenca Ecuador. I just finished it and I’m really impressed.
Focused just on Cuenca Ecuador, this dvd will convince you to come and see if Cuenca is right for your new life abroad.
In this program Michael Karsh (world traveler / film maker) interviews nine different expats from a number of different backgrounds and situations about life in Cuenca. They talk about why they came, what they love about it (and what they find challenging) and of course, they discuss the cost of living.
In this one hour dvd, you’ll learn about:
- What is the real cost of living?
- What is the quality of life really like?
- How is the weather throughout the year?
- Where are the best places to eat and drink?
- Where are the best places to meet people?
- How are the food and shopping?
- Do you need to know the language?
- What is there to do there?
- Do you need a car?
- How is the health care, and what does it cost?
- Should you be concerned about safety?
- What is the English-speaking community like?
- What are the pros and cons of living or retiring there?
- And much, much more!
If your mate/partner/family isn’t convinced about the move, this dvd should help your cause. It presents an honest and realistic view of life here. The costs, culture and way of life presented is how it actually is. Michael doesn’t exaggerate costs, services or safety in an attempt to convince you. I was impressed with the number of topics covered and the balanced approach.
I wish we had this video before we moved!
Now about the cost. I’ve read some comments about it being expensive. I guess it depends on your perspective: if you are actually planning on moving here $30 isn’t very much to help you make your decision.
This isn’t a mass produced / mass marketed production. This is as niche as it can get – a video for potential expats to a small city in South America. So if you are actually considering moving to Cuenca, $29.95 is pretty cheap to help you make your decision.
Trust me, the video is well produced and has quality content. They include a couple of young restaurant owners, a design consultant, a raw food advocate/author and some retired Canadians.