Single guy considering retiring in Ecuador
5th March, 2013
I turn 62 in September, and I too am considering taking early social security and retiring to Cuenca or environs. I'd like to be in country no later than March, 2013, and before that if I can get all my ducks together, as they say.
I'm a Vietnam vet, and I've lived and worked in many places around the world, but never in Latin or South America. I speak a smattering of Spanish at best, but then, I didn't speak any Asian languages when I first landed there, either.
I have zero health issues, and I want to be very active once I get a bit settled. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, so both the mountains and the sea are attractive to me. But I think I have to choose the mountains because of the climate.
I'd really like to find a combination local / cultural adviser and roommate / housemate or couple or alternatively, landlord. I'm anticipating arriving with not much more than just a toothbrush and a couple of computers, lol. In my travels I've found you don't really need much to get by, nice as it is to have certain things (and I've got a lot to dispose of and/or bring down later). But I am a bit of a neat freak - having my things organized and close by has saved by bacon a time or two.
I don't mind travelling on my own - I've done it plenty, but I do agree it's more pleasant if somebody sympatico (see - I do know some espanol) accompanies you.
At any rate, I'd like to make some arrangements in advance for a place to stay after my arrival. For a month, perhaps 2 or 3, or even longer if everything seems to be working well for everybody. Of course I'd pay rent, but I'd like to keep it within my new social security budget without tapping into anything else.
Any advice? Takers? Offers? You can post responses here, or send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks. Hope to talk with you soon.
looking to retire in ecuador... single male
19th Marc h, 2013
im a single male 65 yrs old this year looking for ladys that might be interested in emailing each other ..to see we might like to have a relationship and spending our retirement togeather..thanx for your time..jim....email@example.com
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