expat penpal wanted!!!

by riki
(mesa, az)

i'm seriously thinking of moving to equador sometime next year and would love to correspond with someone who's there and can answer questions...help me through the maze.

i'm in my 60's and would be moving there with my small dogs. i will be living on a fixed income and would appreciate any info someone already there might be able to give me.


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Apr 06, 2014
Dreaming about Cuenca
by: Laura

Rob and I would appreciate it so much if you would share your documents(research) with us. Thank you so much for offering to do so. What a Godsend you are. Please forward info to lauralytle@live.com

Feb 16, 2014
Need Email Jerry
by: Jeannine

This is to Jerry Russell... You said you had files that you would send but you never gave your address.

We are retiring at the end of this year and ECUADOR is where we want to be. Any information would be greatly appreciated. We are interested in :

The do's and don't of what you can bring

What we need to start doing now for move.

Finding rental property in the mountains

Good, Honest Attorney and Realators

We are city people but wat to be close to a city but we want the quite mountains if they are safe.

Jerry I would love to read your files so send them to me......

Any advise or comments about where to go for info would be great. Would love to have friends before we come....

Jan 01, 2014
Visit first- Relocate second
by: Anonymous

My advice to anyone considering re-locating to Ecuador (or any country for that matter) would be to visit and live here for a minimum of 6 months to a year. You cannot get a realistic perspective of 'life in Ecuador as an expat' by vacationing here for a few weeks or months.

Buying real estate is a whole new 'experience' here and not anything similar to buying in North America. The saying of Buyer Beware should not be taken lightly and yes I have first-hand experience.

I would advise renting for a minimum of 6 months while you are deciding if Ecuador is for you, then talking to people that have experienced buying real estate here and the signs (good and bad)of what to watch out for.

First lesson to learn is that you are a gringo therefore a target. The sooner you accept this the quicker you will adjust to the culture.

Nov 16, 2013
by: Anonymous

Hi Riki

We moved to Cuenca Ecuador early in 2013...and we love it here. I'm always willing to answer questions/concerns for people considering the move...if I can help someone miss some of the "Bumps" we hit, I'm happy.
We brought down 3 cats with us so are familiar with that "bringing pets" part too...LOL
Feel free to email me if you wish..

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