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An Expat Talks about Living in
Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
Bahia de Caraquez
How long have you lived there?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Just hang out at Puerto Amistad expat bar.
In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
Most people here are mestizo. They are very accepting of any race but do not inter-marry with blacks.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
There aren't many jobs here I wonder what the future is for the students.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
This is a tourist town that only has tourists occasionally. Most people do menial jobs.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Be ready for a laid-back lifestyle!
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