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OceanHideaway replied to the thread Phone, Magic Jack, wi-fi hotspot on the Ecuador forum on September 29, 2014:
nancylaleau initially posted:
I live in a rural area in central California and bought a hot-spot from Verizon so I could use my computer without being involved with AT&T. It's about as big as a cell phone and charges up with the same cord, works like a charm, and the only downside is that it costs (prepaid,no contract) $90 per month. I'm going to bring it to Ecuador whenever I come and hope it will work there with whatever hot spots it finds or creates on its own... My Kindle has its own hot spot/wi fi function and I plan to bring it as well... I don't know how all this stuff will work outside the US. Kindle kind of warns that you can't order books outside the US but you can read stuff you have already bought and downloaded (that's my take on it anyway). --nancy l.
OceanHideaway replied on September 29, 2014 with:
or simply...turn on your wifi and ...OH LOOK!
livefreebstrong replied on September 29, 2014 with:
Also just read this: "If you want a quick and easy way to scan your area to find the closest hotspots, check out a free app calledWeFi. WeFi lists over 200 million WiFi hotspots around the world so you'll never have to go too far to find a connection." Sounds handy to have when you're traveling.
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cheshirecat4591 replied to the thread A good Immigration Lawyer? on the Ecuador forum on September 29, 2014:
ZaraKhan initially posted:
Hello guys can anyone recommend me a good immigration lawyer. I would need a visit visa in order to come to Ecuador. But I would like to get a residency visa. If I'm not mistaken a good lawyer should be able to help me get one from a Ecuador Thanks
cheshirecat4591 replied on September 29, 2014 with:
We used Carlos Heredia to fix a mess involving one of the visas for our family...he was terrific. He's very good about answering emails also. His email is cherediaf@gmail.com
Sueetta replied on September 29, 2014 with:
Yes, I used Carlos Heredia. He assisted in writing the Constitution of Ecuador. His phone number is 099-611-0620 (cell phone here in Cuenca).
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Peregrino replied to the thread Ficus benjamina on the Ecuador forum on September 29, 2014:
ecuadorjoe initially posted:
We have a beautiful indoor tree, it likes in Salinas growing like crazy, I read today that it needs fertilizer, Does anyone know where can I get fertilizer in Salinas La Libertad area??
Peregrino replied on September 29, 2014 with:
"We have a beautiful indoor tree, it likes in Salinas growing like crazy, I read today that it needs fertilizer, " It doesn't sound to me like it needs anything. If it is "growing like crazy" it probably has plenty of nutrients. Do you want to give it fertilizer as a reward for doing well? Is it not big enough? If growing like crazy translates to growing fast but long and spindly, it may be short on light. If growing robustly with good color and it gives you pleasure, I think you should just whisper good thoughts to it and keep treating it however you have been treating it.
OceanHideaway replied on September 29, 2014 with:
Hipermart... Paseo: Gardening aisle where the machetes and garden hoses are...small area with concetrated fertilizers...usually by type. Diagnose what you need...P K or N...being that it is a green plant and not flowering, it is in need of potassium and phosphate ...the P and the K... ...very little of one or the other or both. It might also be that your indoor plant is root bound...has outgrown the space in is pot... In which case you need a bigger pot... Plast in all sorts of convenient sizes: also at Hi`per mart and also at Pykka...both at Paseo... If you are looking for decorative concrete...there is a place on the via La Liobertad...being the via Salinas once you pass the Paseo and( the road you would take to head outta town...towards Guayaquil...or if you hung a left to the coast and the Ruta...to Montañita...) The name of these ...planters or pots is "maceta tierra" Minimum water...high drainage...LOTS of sun
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shawnnn replied to the thread Meeting Local Women In Ecuador on the Ecuador forum on September 29, 2014:
aaronbennis initially posted:
How do retired (50-years +) retired expats meet "age appropriate" local women, away from the Night Club scenes?
shawnnn replied on September 29, 2014 with:
Remoore (Reless) I dont smoke that stuff. Never have. I am also not an aging hippy living in South America. So sorry I have nothing to share except friendship.
shawnnn replied on September 29, 2014 with:
By the way Hwy 101, why you using my address for your trolling name. My address is on Hwy 101 in Oregon. Why do you find so much interest in local women in Ecuador? Like the young ones eh ??, not satistied with the local Sacramento women that I hear are beautiful or once were. Why you trolling the Ecuador website?
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Sueetta replied to the thread pemanent residence cards on the Ecuador Welcome Forum forum on September 29, 2014:
laurenceoliver initially posted:
ALL permanent residence cards in Canada...have an expiry date....5 yrs from date of issue. larry Oliver.
Sueetta replied on September 29, 2014 with:
Oops, just saw you are speaking of Canada. Heading I chose said Ecuador. :)
Sueetta replied on September 29, 2014 with:
Actually, if you are referring to the Cedula, they are renewed every 10 years, not 5, and every citizen must carry one. Just received mine recently and the expiration date is 2024.
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allied325 replied to the thread Investment Visa on the Ecuador Welcome Forum forum on September 29, 2014:
allied325 initially posted:
Would any one know if an investment Visa permit a person to travel back and forth with no restrictions or are there restrictions? Thank you.
allied325 replied on September 29, 2014 with:
Thank you. I was afraid of that,
SWIRLZ replied on September 28, 2014 with:
It's like any other visa....it has the same restrictions.....you can only be out of Ecuador 90 days each 12 months for the first 2 years
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OceanHideaway replied to the thread coastal towns on the Ecuador Welcome Forum forum:
nanblake initially posted:
I have expored ( via you tube) the following towns,Salinas,montanita,olon,canoa,bahia,manglaralto,liberdad,manta,puerto lopez,los failes& crucita. I would like to hear from Expats about pros & cons. THX nblake1828@comcast.net
OceanHideaway replied on September 29, 2014 with:
it´s neither priorities nor poverty...but it is another p word... Power Struggle... ...Communal...Municipio...Prefectura.. .Provincia...Pais...Indigeonas Imagine if you will...North America...if the Native Americans could enforce the Treaties and they weren´t all killed off by the small pox... ...400 years in the future... And they don´t just own the Hard Rock cafe franchise :)
kbq replied on September 29, 2014 with:
Hey. It happens. We just need, or should, put balance into our lives. I just moved from Vancouver BC Canada It has been called a jewel because of the setting and weather. Quite a beautiful place, unless like me you are on a fixed income. It is the second most expensive city in Canada to try to live in, and has the poorest - and I mean disgustingly poor - postal code in the country. Go figure.
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je777 posted Past posting search on the Ecuador Welcome Forum forum on September 29, 2014:
A week or two ago I read a very interesting story from a man who had come to Ecuador and found himself in in dire straits. Suffering from altitude problems etc. He was in the North somewhere close to the Columbian border, hunting, and barely escaped being chased by a helicopter and local Indians. Most unusual story. I do not remember exactly where I read this, this forum, Gringo news or what. I believe his name was George, not sure though. Please PM me if you know where to find the story. I do not know how to search past posts in this forum. Thanks for any reply.
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OceanHideaway replied to the thread Airlines flying into Guayaquil, carrying pets as baggage? on the Ecuador forum on September 29, 2014:
iguanab1 initially posted:
I've read about pet travel a lot on the forums, but now I need to find some specific information if it's out there. Thanks!
OceanHideaway replied on September 29, 2014 with:
tags me out...Poochie came with me via LAN in June of 2008.. ...American Boxer... breeding outr of Sirrah Crest stock (ie...not much smoosh to the face...) ...Lord I miss that boy... left me a year ago tomorrow...age of 11 years 9 months 8 days...outlived both his dam and sire out of Top Hat Boxers of Top Hat Farms in Havana, FL... what an amazing dog... what a truly amazing companion on this adventure called Life.
arturo replied on September 29, 2014 with:
Yeah man , I'd like to hear about any recent experiences w/pets too . Mine are international travelers but have never flown on a commercial airliner. thanx
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remoore2001 replied to the thread Safety on the Ecuador forum on September 29, 2014:
kauaii2002 initially posted:
My husband and I would like to retire to Eucador. His concern is my safety. He is of Mexican decent....I am blonde with green eyes. He is afraid that I will not be able to go out by myself. We have heard different views about the crime there........someone tell us the truth.......will I be safe? We want to live on the coast.. We are interested in Salinas, Olon, Ayangue....
remoore2001 replied on September 29, 2014 with:
Ecuadorjoe, glad to here your proud to be from Texas, but my comment was to swirlz. Folks on here comment all the time that crime is less frequent in Ecuador, such as murder, but the numbers just do not back that up.
iguanab1 replied on September 29, 2014 with:
I'm sorry, Ecuadorjoe, but I couldn't resist. What makes you proud about being from Texas? I am from Texas, too, and I honestly am curious to know!
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