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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Salinas, Ecuador
What are some things you appreciate most about the new culture?
More relaxed generally, people are very friendly and helpful. More tranquil way of life. Fresher food. (Continue)
ao915 replied most recently with:
Note that no one said anything about "care about you"; he said "they act as if they really don't care if they *have your business* or not." Hardly the same thing.
A reader replied recently with:
And the banks in the US care about you? outrageous fees, bailouts, theft of customer money.
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krlee03 commented on the Expat Report Living in Salinas, Ecuador
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Hanging out around Score sports Bar owned by American Will Taylor also Rapa Nui Chilean bar on the front Malecon, Shopping center coffee areas, Gyms & sometimes Yacht clubs are the best place for Ex-Pats from my 5 years based here, even just walking on the main front, malecon one meets many foreigners and some nice locals. (Continue)
krlee03 replied most recently with:
There is a big push for foreign teachers right now.
A reader replied recently with:
We are still in the US and had, at first, been primarily focused on Central America. I recently started investigating Ecuador and it sounds like it might be the perfect place for us. We do have two adult children who are considering making the move with us, one has a young son. One of my daughters is a teacher and the other a nurse. They have little Spanish currently but will be working on that in the coming months. Would there be job opportunities for them there? I know wages are much lower there but we can help with providing a place for them to live.
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Salinas, Ecuador
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Hang around the "cevicherias" where most tourists end up sooner or later. Also the Coldwell Banker Salinas office, where expats are welcomed by the manager, a charming lady who speaks English, Italian and Spanish, and is always ready to give good advice on different subjects. (Continue)
Nachi replied most recently with:
I am new here and I've been reading a lot about Salinas and all about renting over there. Since I'm gonna be moving by myself what you guys will suggest for me to do that it will be not too expensive, renting an apartment or a house because if not like in here in the states that you can even rent a room until you find something that you really like. I heard about rents from $1000 to $2,000 but that its really a lot for a single person. Any suggestion on where I can find something a little cheaper? thank you very much for your cooperation.
LuboNov replied recently with:
My wife and I spent one month in Salinas. Only nice was the accommodation in a rented condo on he Malecom.If you sit for a dinner in an open restaurant, you are constantly approached by begging children .One or two blogs from the Malecon , there are slams. Only renowned Spanish hotel is a joke. Local supermarket second block is of the worst quality.To shop for food, yo have to hire a taxi a drive to the better supermarket 20 minutes or 30 minutes to closest town to the market. Would not recommended to my worst enemy. Lubomir Novotny,Toronto
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