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A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Cuenca, Ecuador
Moving-to-Cuenca
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Take your time to look around and if you find something that just jumps out at you take it. You will know if it feels right. Don't wait as if you do when you go back it will probably be gone. If you are looking and coming back to live here at a later date you can always rent it out to other expats. Rentals are in short demand for expats here in Cuenca. (Continue)
PAgringo replied most recently with:
How long can a person stay on their US visa; I plan to make Cuenca my home. Is it difficult & expensive to become a resident? Citizen? Thanks to all & BEST WISHES. perfect_4_you_2014@yahoo.com (also looking for a marriage partner).
ANITAHAT2 replied recently with:
you don't need a Visa if US Citizen. I am also looking for travel companion and I'm in NoCal.......how are you thinking of traveling, car, boat or airplane?
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Cuenca, Ecuador
Living-in-Cuenca
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Well if you are suffering from cancer, Alzhiemers, HIV or any other degenerative disease that results from a compromised immune system & HIGHLY recommend you cotact Quantum Health. 419-293-5701 Thats the reason I cmae myself. They practise aleternative medicine w/out chemo, Pharma drugs or invasive surgery & have a succes rate aroung 95%. For bars I recommend La Cigales. Live music the California kitchen. Meet people by practising your Spanish on Calle Larga or check out a dance club there. (Continue)
ANITAHAT2 replied most recently with:
South American Explorers Club in Quito! what a fabulous organization for anyone visiting & exploring Ecuador!
ANITAHAT2 replied recently with:
What do we need to know about driving our vehicles there?
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Cuenca, Ecuador
Living-in-Cuenca
How has your expat experience met the expectations you dreamed about before you moved abroad?
More Crime & Corruption than I Realized! (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
I lived there in Cuenca and then in Ibarra and was found that crime was a problem if you lived in a private home rather than a condo. I knew several expats who lived in homes who were burglarized. I would not recommend living in Ibarra. There are many desperate people there( many Columbian refugees) who are driven to committing all sorts of crimes, some very serious. Quito and Guayaquil are not safe to walk about, especially at night. I was mugged twice during a stay of three months in Quito. I if you don't learn to speak Spanish, your life in any of the South American countries will not go smoothly in the long run. I was shocked to learn that over the course of several years, over 50% of the expats leave. This is no retirement if you are planning to plant yourself and set roots in your golden years. Its an adventure for sure. Most of the time it is the truly naive who wind up being very disappointed and regretful. Don't be foolish. Think! Think! Think!
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Please explain.
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PAgringo commented on the Expat Report Living in Cuenca, Ecuador
Living-in-Cuenca
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
There are now two expat groups which meet in Cuenca each Friday night at 5 p.m. One is at Zoes and the other at the Ecualyptus. From here you can meet and greet other expats and then extend you network. (Continue)
PAgringo replied most recently with:
That seems fair. I am in Lima, Peru & that rent will not even permit living in a garage in a nice, expat area. I will be in Cuenca in Nov. of this year; limited finances & looking for a marriage partner. perfect_4_you_2014@yahoo.com
harlowrhoades replied recently with:
I have read a few reports on Cuenca, Salinas and other Ecuador towns. I haven't seen anything on trash or sewage in the streets. I've lived in San José, Costa Erica and Boquete, Panama as well as Panama City. Boquete is very clean, the other two not so much. Anyone willing to let me know about this?
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Cuenca, Ecuador
Living-in-Cuenca
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Weekly expat Fridays at 5, currently held at Sakura Restaurant on 3 de Noviembre in front of the Tomebamba River at the bottom of the Escalinata. (Continue)
PAgringo replied most recently with:
BEST WISHES; I will look for your grand opening! Free slice of pizza for anyone from Pennsylvania???
redxman47 replied recently with:
I found this a good start at a candid conversation aoubt normal daily life in Cuenca. We are looking to retire there in just a little over two years. So I hope to keep reading all about life in Ecuador.
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Cuenca, Ecuador
Moving-to-Cuenca
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Make a trip here first and look around, meet some local people, meet some real estate agents. Research a lot before you move. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
Ecuador is one of the most beautiful countries of South America. Nothing compares to the landscapes of the Highlands, the lush of the Amazon Rainforest, the exotic Beaches of the Coast and the mystery of the Galapagos Islands. http://www.galapagos-islands-tourguide.com/
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