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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?

6 months

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

Just hang out at Puerto Amistad expat bar.

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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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guest
Dec 26, 2010 17:47

What do you mean "do not intermarry with blacks.?"

guest
Jul 31, 2012 16:30

I'm white and live with a black man from the US and his Ecuadorian wife. They seem to be accepted w/o any problems.

guest
Mar 29, 2013 22:52

Another string mentions a big problem with racism. It sounds like your experience may have been different, but have you seen racism? If so, r racism against what race?

ddonovan
Jan 30, 2015 22:06

I've read about aggressive spiders in Cuenca that jump and have a nasty bite. What kind of spiders are in Bahia?

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