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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.

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  • 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!!

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  • 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?

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    • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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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