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  • John April 4, 2015, 12:16 pm

    Is it legal to receive vitamins from US…I hear yes and no.Any info would be appreciated.

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  • Alex July 26, 2014, 10:36 pm

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  • Bill Wickson June 11, 2014, 10:32 pm

    I too was born in Nova Scotia, albeit 100 years ago – well maybe not that long ago. I now live in Vancouver and I’m looking for a place to retire in a few years. Trying to narrow down that right place in Central America where you can have a good life, hopefully volunteer in the local community and enjoy a better climate all year round.

  • tom egan February 1, 2014, 9:27 am

    I’m just in my research phase about moving to Ecuador and would appreciate any info on the health care system there. Thanx!!

  • Penny Jurado December 17, 2013, 3:28 pm

    Myself and my boyfriend are planning to visit Ecuador in March. We are on a 5 year plan to retire early (sooner if possible) and we are seriously considering to pick Ecuador to live and possibly start a business. We also are considering to buy some beach property before then to vacation yearly. Do most people pay cash for property or are there any purchase plans o mortgage loans you can do? Can you tell me if you can visit Ecuador with just a passport or do I need to work on getting a Visa before we go?

    • Bryan Haines December 17, 2013, 3:57 pm

      I don’t know any expats with a local mortgage. Interest rates are very high – most are over 10%. If you are coming from the US or Canada you can enter on just a passport.

  • debbie November 1, 2013, 3:49 pm

    We are excited to finally be able to travel to Ecuador next March and YES we are looking for retirement areas. My husband and I are both 56 and very active. Any hoo very busy and need a travel agent to assist us please. On that direct us to hotels and Vilcabamba; Cuenca stay for 10 day stay. Thanks in advance for your help. Debbie
    We have traveled to Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras.

  • David T Hall October 17, 2013, 11:47 pm

    I’ll be reading your blog soon, I hope.

  • David T Hall October 17, 2013, 11:45 pm

    I’m a writer and have been to Cuenca 3 times, my first to teach English in neighboring Turi back in 2011 while recuperating following a motorcycle accident near Riobamba. I brought my girlfriend back the following year and she loved Cuenca. We’ll be back next Spring and will try to bump into you then.


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We are a Canadian family that lived in Ecuador (South America) from 2009 to 2015. We cover expat hacks, language learning, earning abroad, and product reviews. Read about the best gear, places to live, and cost of living. Interested to work with us? Read more about Bryan & Dena

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