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Yes, I studied Spanish in college, many years ago, and used a computer program for a refresher before moving here.
I visited Ecuador more than a dozen times over a 6-year period before moving here, so I'm not sure I think of myself as in a stage or having gone through a stage. If I had moved here with less in-country experience, it might have been very different.
More relaxed generally, people are very friendly and helpful. More tranquil way of life. Fresher food.
Parties start early and go on all day long. People feel free to just drop by to say hello - nice idea, but very different from what I'm used to, so it still throws me a bit. Anything to do with government or banking is mired in red tape and moves slowly. Banks are particularly frustrating because they act as if they really don't care if they have your business or not.